Have you ever heard about parquet or parquet flooring? Do you want to know more about the benefits, advantages, and disadvantages of parquet floors? Parquet flooring is actually not a new interior element in the world of wood flooring. Come on, go straight to complete information about parquet with PT. Jati Luhur Agung!
What is Parquet?
Parquet flooring is a type of wood flooring from a collection of wood that have been pressed in such a way as to form pieces or boards ready to attach on concrete floors.
Parquet materials can be solid wood, which consists of 100% original wood such as teak wood and can also be processed parquet, or often called engineered wood or laminate. If the price of a solid wood parquet can be more expensive and needs maintenance, then processed parquet provides solutions in terms of lower prices and more efficient installation.
Because it uses pieces or pieces of wood arranged in the form of board strips, there are decorative elements that you can find on the parquet floor. This mosaic nuance often makes the parquet has its own beauty.
So, What are the advantages of parquet floors?
1. Easy to Clean
Parquet flooring is one solution for those of you who want to minimal maintenance and always looks neat and clean. This type of parquet floor does not require many troublesome treatments. You just clean as usual, sweep and mop, especially for processed parquet types. For those of you who choose a solid parquet, the maintenance is also not a hassle. Simply swept and dispel with a half-wet cloth. Every now and then, you are also advised to give a glossy liquid so that the solid parquet floor looks shiny and beautiful.
2. Sturdy & Durable
Parquet floors have fairly high durability and are resistant to use for everyday needs. The normal use of parquet floors also rarely shows signs of aging or damage. The characteristics of parquet flooring, especially solid parquet floors, are classified as strong and durable.
3. Parquet Floor Variations
Because the main material of the parquet floor consists of wood chips that are installed together, then the parquet floor has a beautiful geometric and decorative aspect. This type cannot be displayed by ordinary wooden boards. In addition to beautiful formations, parquet floors can also be painted or given finishing with different styles. So do not be surprised if the parquet floor can provide a warm feel that still looks elegant.
Big thanks to the technology of processing parquet wood, you can find a variety of parquet floors. Ranging from wood materials used, texture and finishing are preferred, dominating patterns, various colors, to prices that fit your budget. The same is true of solid parquet floors, although the materials and installation can be twice that of processed parquet, the value of the investment is far more profitable both in the short and long term. So, if you have more budget, there is no harm in considering installing a solid parquet floor to add to the value of your property.
In addition to the advantages, parquet floors have their weaknesses, as below.
The installation of parquet floors requires a solid and completely flat floor surface. So often homeowners must first prepare the floor such as re-cementing or installing cheap ceramics to reach a completely flat floor surface. The installation of parquet floors also depends on the type of parquet you choose. Installation of solid wood parquet is generally more complex and requires special professionals, while processed parquet can be installed by placing it, installing a system of clicks, or gluing. The installation of parquet flooring on an uneven floor can actually be tricked by the installation of carpet or foam, but the end result of the installation of the parquet floor is feared imperfect. There will be a preparation fee for the installation of parquet floors that you must anticipate.
Some parquet floors, especially laminate or solid has properties that are quite slippery so that they are easily slipped on foot, especially when wet or splashed with water. Even though there are some variations in the texture of parquet floors that you can choose on the market, parquet floors are not recommended for those of you who have parents or seniors at home, or as a kitchen because they are vulnerable to getting wet.
Do not forget, there is the possibility of fading the color if the parquet floor is placed to coincide with the entry of sunlight. It is not impossible that the appearance of the parquet floor will fade or change color. To prevent color damage or fading parquet floors, try to arrange furniture strategically or use curtains to reduce the impact of UV light on parquet floors at home.
How to maintain Wood Parquet Flooring?
The treatment method is fairly easy because there are many preventive methods so that wood floors and parquet floors can last a long time, including:
1. Keep the floor moist, if exposed to water, immediately dry it. Water absorbed into wooden or parquet floors makes the floor swell and damage.
2. Using environmentally friendly mop drugs because excess chemicals will damage the coating.
3. There must be protection on furniture that attaches directly to the floor such as tables, chairs, cabinets.
4. Move the furniture that attaches directly to the floor by lifting it instead of dragging it.
5. For treatment after being applied for years, you can use a scrubber machine. How this machine works will spray liquid and there are soft brushes that directly clean the surface of the wood floor or parquet floor.
6. If the coating has faded or the owner wants to change color, the outer layer of the floor can be skinned and replaced with a new coating. How the engine works removes the outer layer of the floor, then gives a new coating according to taste. This can be a solution for those of you who want to get a new atmosphere or just replace the interior concept at home.
After knowing the advantages and disadvantages of parquet flooring, are you interested in applying it to your company?