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Parquet is certainly one of the most coveted materials when it comes to choosing the right flooring for the home. Simple, natural and warm for a welcoming and familiar environment. It is a solid wood flooring whose thickness varies from 10 to 22 mm. The range of shades is also wide, this depends on exposure to the sun and the type of wood. Different colors and fibers for a more or less expensive wood.

Parquet and its evolutions: guide to choosing the best and for all budgets

Parquet flooring is certainly not an economic and advantageous solution, especially if you choose solid wood, the most expensive and valuable. Currently, laminate is a valid alternative, a wood-like material that replaces parquet without too many sacrifices. There are two types of wooden parquet on the market: solid wood and pre-finished parquet. The choice depends on the budget available, the quality of the product you are looking for and the type of environment for which it is intended. Often thearchitect select the parquet for different solutions; not only functional but also to characterize the house to be restored.

Solid wood

Represents the top of wooden flooring. The main difference with other parquet is the quality of the product. Solid wood is better in terms of hardness and stability as well as having a greater thickness. All factors that allow a more contained maintenance of the product. Let's not forget that each wooden plank is entirely made of noble wood. As well as a marvel for the eyes, it is a valid solution for those looking for a wooden floor where they can insert drawings, artistic frames or, why not, apply treatments aimed at a correct maintenance. A good renovation provides great solutions to offer to the customer.

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The prefinished

Unlike solid wood, pre-finished parquet looks like a parquet with a thin layer of noble wood. This factor should not be underestimated as it requires only a few wood maintenance operations, at most 2 or 3. In the event of damage or defects in the wood, it is essential to resort to the complete replacement of the parquet. The advantages of pre-finished parquet are not lacking. The most obvious concerns the wallets: if you opt for a prefinished you will certainly save and you will still have a real wood floor. Even the parquet laying times are fast and do not require large labor.

The critical points of a wooden parquet concern humidity. Wood being a material that absorbs moisture is undoubtedly at risk for unsightly stains. Avoid it in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms to avoid the risk of swelling and replacements. You understand all the features of the wood you just need to understand costs per square meter and relative laying.

Wood not wood

If your demands are not high, but you still want a floor that recalls wood and its natural effect, you can evaluate the use of laminate. As for quality, this is not real wood, but a simple coating.

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How is the laminate made?

A mixture of non-precious ground wood joined to the glue is made and then on the surface are placed micron of molded plastic. Its thickness varies from 6 to 12 mm.

Surely it is a material that invites regarding finishes and colors. The choice is really vast and the different shades available can give your home the effect you most desire. Even many people choose different shades for each room in the house, all for an original and colorful effect. An element that should not be overlooked is that the laminate knows no moisture problems and tolerates scratches and wear of various kinds. So a coating that is chosen for its versatility in terms of finishes, colors and high resistance over time.

A material that adapts to every situation, environment and context. Wood, in all its variations, color and thickness is the most requested and loved solution for a home that radiates warmth at first glance.


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