The Reinvention of Parquet Flooring
Installing new flooring is an easy way to update the look of any room in your house.
One of the most popular flooring materials these days is hardwood. In fact, hardwood flooring sales reached $2.23 billion in 2016.
While the popularity of hardwood flooring may not surprise you, the fact that parquet flooring is coming back into style might.
We'll explain why this classic floor design is suddenly hot again.
Where Did Parquet Flooring Go?
This style dates to the 16th century and became a popular floor choice for many households in the last century. Over time, other styles of flooring replaced it.
But all that is changing.
Recently there has been a resurgence in the use of this style. With its unique and distinct design, parquet flooring creates an immediate visual impact that is popular among homeowners.
The flooring also offers practical benefits such as being low maintenance and less prone to collecting dust and mold.
While the style might be traditional, the use of new materials to make the flooring and easier installation methods make this style of flooring a better choice than ever.
One of the biggest changes is the use of new materials to make the flooring. While traditional hardwood flooring is still popular, the use of engineered hardwood has expanded the appeal of this flooring option.
Engineered hardwood floors have many advantages.
They can better withstand moisture, are easier to install than traditional hardwood, and are typically less expensive than solid hardwood. Engineered hardwood floors also don't expand and contract like traditional hardwood floors which will reduce gaps in the flooring.
Another key advantage engineered hardwood floors offer is they work with the increasingly popular underfloor heating systems many homeowners are installing. And you'll find engineered hardwood floors come in a large selection of styles.
Modern parquet floors not only come in new materials but also offer new design options.
This gives homeowners the choice of patterns not available in the past. The use of different hardwood species and finish colors create a look that's unlike the dark wood 1970's floors you probably remember.
You'll see parquet floors in a whole new light.
An important advantage to using parquet flooring is the ease of installation. In the past, the floor had to be nailed into place.
Today, the use of glue makes installation easier. Because the flooring typically comes in 12" x 12" tiles, it is simple to glue the tiles in place.
It is even easier If you're using engineered wood. Instead of gluing or nailing the floor down, you simply click the pieces into place.
The addition of the click installation method makes engineered floors simple to install for all you do-it-yourself types out there.
It's Time to Upgrade Your Floor
Parquet flooring is making a comeback. With new styles, materials, and installation options available, this distinctive and classic looking floor is a great option.
We're here to help you with all your flooring needs. Whatever style of flooring you are looking for, we're here for you.
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