Hardwood floors in geometric patterns, tells the story of castles, classical mansions, galleries and museums.
The Parquet floor dates back to the late 1600s and it was created by cutting small blocks of solid hardwood, usually of various colours and wood types, and then gluing them to a concrete floor in various geometric shapes to create a decorative pattern.
Parquet floors are now more popular than ever. The designs of a parquet floor add an artistic beauty to a hardwood floor. The most popular and common design is the herringbone pattern.
A big advantage of a Junckers parquet floor, is that it is made of solid hardwood and is extremely durable and versatile
WHICH TYPE OF HARDWOOD SHALL I CHOOSE?
The first thing to consider when you are planning to install a hardwood flooring pattern from Junckers is the wood species. The most common species of hardwood used for parquet flooring is oak. Oak has a deep golden glow with a distinctive grain that flows elegantly to display the beauty of the natural wood. Over time will the natural ageing give the wood an authentic appearance.
Junckers Herringbone is available in Oak whereas the Herringbone plank comes in both Oak and Black Oak.
If you choose Junckers Twin Herringbone we can also offer other wood species and colours. Read about Junckers Twin Herringbone.
HOW MUCH DOES A PARQUET FLOORING COST?
The price for installing a parquet floor depends on several factors which includes, the grade of the parquet floor, the wood species on the processes involved in finishing the unfinished parquet floor. While unfinished hardwood floors aren’t particularly expensive, they need to be sanded and sealed. The cost will also depend on the state of the subfloor.
But Junckers also offers a pre-finished Twin Herringbone hardwood floor, that simply needs to be laid and fastened, meaning the cost is in the material themselves, rather than the treatments that happen after laying. Read about Junckers Twin Herringbone.
DIFFERENT HARDWOOD FLOORING PATTERNS
A Parquet Flooring is made up from individual wooden blocks which are then positioned into a parquet pattern. Parquet wood flooring comes in a variety of different patterns including chevron, herringbone, versailles, basket and brick weave, all of which come in a number of different shades, styles and finishes. So you can be sure there is a parquet floor to suit your needs.
THE FINISHING OF A PARQUET FLOOR
Finishing your parquet flooring is essential – it needs protection otherwise the wood will get spoiled by external elements such as spilled liquids and dirt. You can finish your parquet flooring with a urethane, or with oil. Read about Junckers Woodcare products
BENEFITS OF URETHANE ON PARQUET FLOORS
Urethane is considered by most to be the most durable solution and often requires a little less maintenance than oil. However, If you take good care of your Junckers parquet floor, there is not big difference.
Urethane are available in different gloss levels. You can choose a glossy silk matte or a ultramatt urethane. With Junckers own product ultramatte urethane, you can hardly tell whether the parquet floor is treated with urethane or oil.
BENEFITS OF OIL ON PARQUET FLOORS
A clear oil creates deeper glow for your parquet floor, showing the natural properties of the wood.
On floors with high traffic, oiled surfaces can easily be maintained with Junckers fast drying Junckers TopOil. Whereas a parquet floor with urethane will require a slight intermediate sanding on the entire wooden floor before treating with urethane
PARQUET FLOORS AND UNDERFLOOR HEATING
A parquet floor from Junckers together with underfloor heating has been a warm successful combination for years.
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