Factors to Consider When Choosing Parquet Flooring
Perhaps the most important factor homes have in mind when choosing home décor is aesthetics. When it comes to choosing new flooring, the same principle applies, particularly given that a floor has such a significant impact on the appearance of a room.
Parquet flooring is the perfect choice for those wishing to add warmth and character to their home. As well as fantastic aesthetics and practicality, parquet flooring also helps with soundproofing too.
In this blog piece, we’ll give further reasons as to why choosing Parquet Flooring for your home in Hampton is such a good idea. With many different species of wood and finishes to choose from, shopping for a parquet floor installation can be somewhat of a challenge for the uninformed, therefore it’s helpful to know upfront what’s available, and at what price.
So, here is a list of factors to consider when choosing the best parquet flooring for your home:
The two main forms of parquet flooring are; solid wood and engineered hardwood. Solid wood flooring is typically made from solid oak planks that are joined together with a traditional tongue and groove joint. Solid wood flooring is available in either pre-finished or unfinished form. Strips range in size from 3 to 8 inches, whereas planks can range in length from 3 to 214 cm.
Choosing Colours & Finishes
Parquet floor installations are typically either light, medium, or dark in their finish. When deciding which finish going for you need to consider how the finish of parquet flooring will pair with your existing room, so think about the quality/quantity of natural light that enters the room, plus your furnishings. Almost any dark hardwood floor will work in a modern apartment that has good lighting. Lighter-colored parquet flooring, on the other hand, is more suited to small, dimly lit rooms. Consider too the decor you already have in a room when choosing a new parquet floor.
Installation & Cost
The price of parquet flooring is determined by the type/species of wood. Quality, prefinished hardwood typically ranges in price from £2 to around £10 per square foot. Engineered prefinished wood flooring varies in price from around £2 to £8 per square foot. The typical cost of installation is rough wise the cost of the flooring itself.
Parquet flooring can be used in any room, but there are a few factors to consider. High-traffic areas, such as the living room and kitchen, will require a high-quality, durable lacquer and more frequent cleaning and maintenance.
Upgrading your home with new parquet flooring can help to increase the value, appearance, and functionality of your living space. Parquet wood flooring is an ideal choice for both traditional and modern homes, and with so many options available, you are sure to find the perfect new floor to match your home.