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Parquet is a high-quality floor covering made of wood. Hardwood as oak or beech is mainly used to produce the flooring. However, other types of wood such as maple, ash, walnut, or even larch are also used. It is important to note that each type of wood has its own specific properties.

There are two ways in which wooden floors are manufactured today: as solid parquet or as multi-layer parquet.

Solid parquet flooring

Solid parquet is the traditional way of laying wooden floors. It consists entirely of one piece of wood. Once solid parquet has been laid, the floor covering is sometimes not yet finished. It is then sanded and sealed on site. In the past, parquet was nailed, screwed or glued. This was usually done without a firm connection between the planks. Today, you can see this in old farmhouses when gaps form. Wood is a living material, so it reacts more to changes in temperature and humidity. In winter, the parquet shrinks, in summer it swells. These fluctuations are much more distinct with solid wood floors.

Multi-layer parquet flooring

Multi-layer parquet is the modern version of a plank floor. This type of parquet has many advantages. The material moves much less because of environmental influences. It also protects the environment because it uses fewer resources. The structure can be two- or three-layered. The visible upper layer is called the wear layer. It is made of carefully selected, high-quality precious wood and must be at least 2.5 millimetres thick according to regulations. The thicker the top layer, the more often it can be sanded. Under this layer is the middle layer and possibly a third layer, which is usually made of softwood. These improve stability, especially with a transverse middle layer. This more stable multi-layered construction also makes it possible to attach a click connection, which is the hallmark of today's easy-to-lay parquet floors.