What is a parquet?
The term "parquet" is reserved for any wooden floor covering with a layer of noble wood of at least 2.5 mm to allow renewal. Laminate floor coverings can in no way be called parquet. Only the parquet offers the comfort, warmth and durability of a noble and living material: wood. In addition, the parquet is hypoallergenic and healthy. It does not retain dust and does not produce it.
Can a wooden parquet be laid in all rooms of the house?
Yes, taking care to choose the right wood essence and thickness of suitable parquet.
What are the hardest woods?
Classification of the woods from the least hard to the hardest: Spruce, Fir, Chestnut and Iroko, Birch, Teak, Oak, Walnut, Maple, Beech, Cherry, Charme, Ash, Doussié, Merbau, Wengé. The pre-finished Parquets, that is, already painted in the factory, have a much more resistant varnish than those used in the past.
Can a parquet be laid on a heating floor, and on a heating / cooling floor?
"Low temperature" heating floors must be created and installed so that the surface temperature of the finished floors cannot exceed 28 ° C. With regard to the particular cases of heating / cooling floors, the transfers of steam are capable of conducting condensation phenomena that can cause momentary dampening and consequently a deformation of the parquet. For this reason and in the absence of any regulation regulating the laying of parquet on this type of substrate, we do not currently recommend laying parquet on a heating / cooling floor.
In the "glued" laying, is it necessary to glue the grooves and the tabs?
No, it is useless. When the parquet is "fully" glued to the floor, the movement of the top becomes almost impossible.
Painted parquet or oil parquet?
Our finishes always bring out the authentic character of wood. "Painted" or "Oiled", they always have an impeccable appearance.
Are your finishes "ecological"?
The resins used do not contain any of the following substances: formaldehyde, benzene, styrene, amines, phthalates, glycol ethers, polycyclic hydrocarbons, other organic compounds treated by Annex III of the decree of February 2, 1998. The dry film resulting from the chemical reactions of the polyurethane and UV finishes, does not contain any free reagent and no volatile substances. The formulation of the products used meets the needs of the current texts regarding labeling and composition.
Can a parquet be laid on a tiled floor?
Yes, the laying will preferably be floating with background interposition. In case of glued installation, the tiling must be perfectly abraded to allow a sufficient grip of the glue.
How to protect my parquet against scratches and punching?
Place outside and inside the house, doormats to hold the pebbles and sand and felt pads under the furniture to avoid scratching.
How to perform maintenance on my parquet?
The basic maintenance is the same whatever the finish of your parquet (varnish, matt varnish, oil): Perfect dusting with a fringed broom or with a vacuum cleaner. Then, depending on the finish of your parquet: varnish: cleaner, then polish matt varnish: cleaner then renovator matt varnish oil: oil spray In any case, limit the use of water and refer to the laying instructions included in each parcel of parquet, chapter: Maintenance.
Can I repaint my parquet?
A parquet can be repainted at least once in its life. Usually occurs after 20/25 years from its installation.