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Guide to parquet flooring

Parquet flooring was invented over four hundred years ago, and it’s a flooring trend that is here to stay.

What is parquet flooring?

Parquet is a type of woodblock flooring that was developed to make floors easy to maintain. The individual blocks of hardwood can be lifted up and replaced with ease if they become damaged. If there are pipes under the floor, it is easy to access them by lifting up a number of woodblocks. Old parquet flooring can be recycled and used in another home, and worn woodblock flooring can be sanded to make the floor look new.

How is parquet flooring fitted?

It is a labour-intensive job to lay the individual wood blocks of parquet floors, which makes parquet flooring expensive. However, woodblock flooring in Cheshire and Wirral homes adds value to properties, which makes a parquet floor a quality investment. The woodblocks can be laid out in a variety of attractive patterns. This type of flooring is available in a variety of wood species that have different grains and colours, Popular wood choices are walnut, oak and maple.

History of the flooring

In the 1940s, homes tended to be badly insulated. Homeowners often covered their parquet floors with carpets for affordable and easy insulation. Over time, homes became better insulated and the old parquet floors were uncovered. In most cases, the floors still looked great, as wood floors last a very long time.

Woodblock flooring can be made from new timber, or the blocks of wood can be produced from salvaged wood.

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