There are two types of parquetry available:
Block parquetry that is made of individual blocks available in various thicknesses such as 14mm and 19mm (the most common size is 260mm x 65mm x 19mm thick).
Mosaic parquetry which is small individual fingers that arrives in a sheet form. This particular parquetry is available in 9mm thickness making this a less expensive alternative to Block parquetry.
Both Block and Mosaic parquetry are individually installed; however Block parquetry can be created into a wider variety of different patterns to suit your décor.
Parquetry floor – Glued method
Both Block parquetry and Mosaic parquetry have to be installed the same way as the strip floor / glued method. It needs to be installed over a solid flat and stable foundation; making parquetry a very durable and sound option.
If parquetry is applied directly over a concrete slab, the concrete slab has to be reasonably level and a moisture barrier must be applied, to avoid moisture rising up to the timber and causing the parquetry to cup.
The floor is then sanded and sealed to a finish of your choice.
Parquetry Flooring is a cost effective alternative to create a natural timber floor. With so may options of timber colour, patterns, borders and finishes available your Parquetry Floor is limited only by your imagination.