Laying Parquet: Which Installations Are Possible For Your Parquet Flooring?
You have finally decided on a parquet flooring: hard not to with this natural and durable flooring! But which installation of parquet flooring should you choose? Floating, glued or nailed? We have here decrypted for you each type of installation, their advantages and disadvantages, and selected our best products to help you once again to make the best choice.
Floating Parquet Floor: The Most Simple And Preferred Installation Of Manufacturers
Floating is the most common kind of parquet flooring installation today: the floorboards are not attached to the support but to each other using a clipping system. Convenient, easy and fast, the click mechanism installation is accompanied by many advantages: it avoids the use of glue (messy, unecological and difficult to implement), making the wood coating directly passable and easy to uninstall or replace if necessary, and reduce the material used to a minimum. As a result, the installation of floating floors is ideal for DIY and DIY enthusiasts, who will be able to install the coating themselves and save labour costs.
Floating parquet flooring, however, does not have good sound insulation, nor, like other wooden flooring, moisture resistance. It is possible to mitigate this weakness moderately by the use of a sub-layer or underlay (and a vapour barrier, often included with the latter): it is essential! Do not impinge on the sub-floor insulation as it will have a positive impact on sound, acoustics and heat, while filling the small irregularities of the support.
Our Favourite This Month? The Parquet From Ter Hurne!
The manufacturer Ter Hürne offers a wide choice of models of parquet with a modern look but nevertheless imprinted with authenticity! Accessible to all budgets, Ter Hürne engineered parquet flooring benefits from a high-quality German design and will be the ally of your renovations in bedrooms, living rooms, offices and corridors. Solid and healthy, it is of course made from real wood (oak, bamboo, cherry, walnut ...) and installs in the blink of an eye thanks to its optimized floating pose. Combining tradition and technology, this wood coating devastating charm is without hesitation as our new favorite and should also make your pride for many years!
The Choice Of Sustainable Renovation : Glued Down Parquet
Choosing an installation for your engineered wood flooring is an irreversible decision: it can be a real asset in some cases but is not without drawbacks. The installation with glue most used is the laying glued in full: the glue is applied on the entire surface of the support with a notched spatula, before affixing the blades. It is also possible to make a pose glued to the cord: lines of glue are drawn approximately every 10 cm, and the blades are directly placed on them, perpendicularly. The models of floating floors, although recommending a clipping installation, can of course be glued if you wish.
Glued parquet is ideal for homeowners who do not intend to change their flooring in the coming decades. It will indeed improve walking comfort and sound insulation, reduce footfall, simplify sanding, but also reduce the chances of cracks, water penetration and dirt between the blades, and therefore the risk swelling and mould. In short, it increases the longevity of your engineered parquet! The installation with glue is also preferred in case of implementation on underfloor heating.
However, this type of flooring is somehow final: uninstall a glued floor is very expensive; replace a blade is difficult; any removed blade can no longer be reused ... In addition, the glue application, long and difficult, requires a perfectly flat support, dry and healthy, and must be performed by a professional for optimal results.