Parquet Floor Services in Hoboken offers wood parquet flooring in New Jersey and the metropolitan area. Whether you’re working on a new build, remodel, or renovation, our expert staff has the knowledge and experience you need to select the materials appropriate for your project. From wood selection to installation, we understand the entire process and can guide you along the way.
What Is Wood Parquet Flooring?
Parquet flooring is manufactured out of thin wood pieces. It originated in France in the seventeenth century. At that time, only wealthy landowners could afford parquet flooring because each piece had to be cut and assembled by hand, like a puzzle. Today, parquet flooring comes in square tile strips of hardwood that are bonded to a thin plywood base.
Like any design trend, wood parquet flooring surged in popularity in the 1960s before waning. Now, it’s making a comeback due to new manufacturing processes that offer a range of design elements. Tile designs range from simple to complex geometric shapes. Parquet flooring is available in a variety of dimensions, thicknesses, and materials, including oak, chestnut, walnut, ash, cherry, beech, and birch.
The Difference Between Parquet and Hardwood Flooring
The real difference between parquet and hardwood flooring is in the manufacturing process. While parquet flooring consists of small pieces of wood, hardwood flooring is carved out of blocks of wood from the tree.
Caring for Your Parquet Flooring
To ensure your wood parquet flooring looks beautiful for many years to come, take the following steps:
- Wipe up spills immediately
- Use a microfiber or wool dust mop often to remove dust and crumbs
- Vacuum with a brush attachment
- Avoid wood furniture dusting products, which can make the floor slippery
- Do not use a steam mop or apply floor wax as these could damage the flooring
Over time, the flooring will lose its shine, especially in high traffic areas. Let the professionals at Parquet Floor Services refinish the flooring for you.
Wood parquet flooring adds character and warmth to any room in your home or office. At Parquet Floor Services, our experienced team will help you select the product and design that is right for you. Contact us today for a free consultation, or stop by our showroom to see samples in person.
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