Parquet flooring is a decorative triangular, square or rectangular pattern consisting of flooring pieces arranged in a geometrical fashion. The herringbone pattern is one of the most popular and attractive forms of parquet. This is the main reason why parquet should be set starting in the center of the room and working outwards against the walls. Like all wooden flooring, an enlargement breach must be left about the wall edges.
Non-square rooms or those that have several edges leading into other areas around the house need even more accommodations to be installed properly. As you may expect, creating a pattern around edges while ensuring not to mess up the parquet line is a skillful art.
Laying Parquet Flooring Leaves Little Room for Error
Parquet pieces are attached to the sub-base of the floor using extremely strong adhesives, applied using a jagged trowel. It is crucial that the sub-base floor is fully leveled. Therefore, before you start laying parquet, it is extremely critical that you take the time to make even the sub-floor. If you forsake this principle and you decide to start with an un-level sub-based surface, it will only lead to a disappointing end result. Particleboard is the best surface you can start with, but if your subfloor is concrete, then making the concrete ready is crucial to make sure you start with a level, clean and dry surface.
Here are some things you might ask yourself prior to engaging in this project: