Choosing between Timber Flooring and Parquet Flooring: What’s the Difference?

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As you search for the right flooring for your home, you will come across timber flooring and parquet flooring in the styles that include wood in their construction. If you consider both to be identical in nature, you are mistaken as each style has its own characteristics. In order to select the one that is best for your house, you must understand the differences between these two styles.

Information about Timber Flooring

Today, timber flooring comes in planks or strips that most of the time, interlock together with the help of tongue-and-groove edges. As a result of this flooring coming in strips or planks, it makes a linear design on the floor when professionals install it. This style of flooring comes in a variety of woods ranging from pine to oak. In addition, there are various types of timber flooring, including the following:

  • Solid Timber Flooring – Just as the name sounds, this type of flooring is solid wood from the top to the bottom with no filler layers in between the two surfaces. Flooring such as this comes in both softwoods and hardwoods. In some cases, hardwoods hold up longer than softwoods do, but ask the professionals what style is ideal for your situation.
  • Engineered-Timber Flooring – This flooring is made from at least three layers of wood attached together with glue and cut into strips or planks. The top layer is a solid-wood veneer whereas the other layers can be a combination of woods. Engineered-timber flooring is less prone to shrinking, warping, splitting and other issues that can occur with timber floors and can install over an underlayment of foam rubber or an existing flooring.

Facts about Parquet Flooring

Parquet flooring is a series of squares or blocks rather than strips or planks. Each section of this flooring has its own pre-assembled timber design within it. As a result, professionals create an intricate mosaic on the floor by installing the squares or blocks in a certain pattern. Today, you will find parquet flooring in both engineered and solid styles similar to that of timber flooring. Instead of tongue-and-groove installation, professionals glue each section of this flooring into place.

Is the Maintenance the Same for Both Types of Flooring?

Maintenance is primarily the same on both timber flooring and parquet flooring. Just remove the dust and debris with a soft mop or broom periodically throughout the week. Remove all spills immediately and only damp mop with an approved mild cleaner.

After professionals install your new flooring, we provide sanding and finishing services. For further information about the service that we provide for both timber flooring and parquet flooring, contact MAB Timber Floors. We are experts in our field and guarantee satisfaction.

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