This type of flooring is normally fitted onto a solid surface and finished in situ. The process of installation involves assessing site moisture levels, in both the room environment and also in the sub floor. Any remedial work is undertaken, such as the application of a damp-proof membrane or laying plywood over a wooden sub floor, so as to level the floor.
The parquet wood is then acclimatised for a week prior to installation. The blocks are glued to the sub floor and the floor is cut back around the perimeter in a straight line to accomodate a two-block border, should the be required. The Parquet floor is then allowed a period of grace to ‘settle in’ prior to sanding and sealing. The blocks come in numerous different types of wood, but normally Oak is preferred. Parquet Floor styles available also vary in terms of length and thickness and are also graded in either ‘rustic’ or ‘prime’.