The ageless classic beauty of a parquet floor reflects the very best of traditional flooring techniques. Parquet blocks can be laid in a variety of patterns that will reflect your lifestyle as well as complimenting their surroundings.
Parquet flooring is ideally suited for use in Schools, Gymnasiums, Restaurants, Dance Floors as well as Domestic situations. Also suitable for use in areas that will be subject to wheeled traffic.
Parquet blocks are machined to exact standards providing tightly interlocking joints on all edges. Each block is locked to the surrounding blocks to give maximum strength and stability to the floor. Each parquet block is individually glued to the subfloor in the desired pattern.
Parquet blocks are machined to provide a thick wear layer (approximately 10mm) above the tongue and groove, this enables the Block Floor to be rejuvenated many times, the floor will probably outlast the building.
Parquet blocks are available in 15mm or 20mm thickness with a variety of lengths and face widths with different paterns available, taylor made to your desire. In certain circumstances blocks can be manufactured to special sizes. Species available include Iroko, Merbau, Rhodesian Teak (variegated), European Oak, american oak rustic, american oak prime, mahogany, rhodesian teak all brown, genuine teak all brown and Maple. Certain species are available in Prime and Natural Grades.
Parquet Battens & Panels
Parquets battens are usually 10mm or 6mm thick and come in a variety of sizes which can be stuck to a ply sub base generally 18mm WBP ply. These battens can either be pinned to match existing traditional parquet laid in a herringbone pattern with a two line border generally being Wengii or mahogany. Very fancy panels are available now days and can transform a room.
Mosaic is generally 7-8mm thick it comes in a variety of panels the general patterns are 5 finger or 7 finger mosaic (90 degrees to each other) and generally used in the 60's and 70's still very much available for repairs and installation. Limited species of this flooring are available.
Installing this type of wood flooring is difficult and different to traditional and careful planning is needed prior to fixing. Setting out equal cuts on both sides of the room especially when panels are fitted is a very skilled job and time needs to be spent on setting out. Can be stuck to sand and cement screed base or onto 18mm WBP ply (minimum thickness).