How choose the right parquet for your home
Wooden floor never goes out of fashion. Featuring countless combinations of essences, colours and patterns, parquet is one of the most versatile surfaces, perfectly adaptable to any style both classic and modern.
Compared to other materials used for floor and wall covering, parquet is certainly not the easiest choice. Among many alternatives of format, essences and finishes, how to choose the best one for the home?
Here are 3 aspects to consider when you choose a parquet flooring.
Spaces and lighting
Depending on the space you’ve got the choice is between lighter or darker essences. For small and not particularly bright apartments it’s advisable to use light wood like the natural oak of Legni del Colle line by Maison du Parquet which will make the space appear larger.
More intense hues can be found in collections like the Classics or the UF Lounge by IPF Parquet that fit perfectly into larger, more luminous homes.
Another element to consider when restructuring is heating. We dispel the false myth that despite being a living material reactive to thermal stimuli, wood is a perfect choice for those who have underfloor heating. The material, in fact, has an insulating power to prevent direct contact with the heating, allowing an uniform diffusion throughout the environment in which it is installed.
In addition to oak, the most resistant wood species and therefore less prone to thermal expansion are Teak, Iroko and Doussiè. Regardless of the choice of essence and the finish, the best type of parquet in case of underfloor heating is undoubtedly the pre-finished three layers and prefinished two layers. In fact, solid wood is too unstable as material.
No doubts that the best way to set parquet on a heated floor is gluing. Also floating installation is good, but a specific insulating mat must be used during installation.