Imagine parquet floor fitting like a puzzle – every piece should be fitted in the right place in order to create the perfect picture. The same goes for parquetry – every wooden block has to be laid in perfect composition, creating the right dimensions and art of the pattern. Well, if parquetry comes in one or two designs it wouldn’t be a science to achieve the perfect result. However, this type of flooring is popular with the variety of patterns, designs and styles, fitted in different directions and compositions and the installation options get even more creative and complex with time. Challenging angles, plaids and mosaics make parquet floor fitting not your typical DIY project, so better count on the experienced professionals in London area.
Parquetry installations are great not only because of the wide range of styles, suitable to every interior design choice but also because parquetry blocks are made completely from hardwood material, cut in small parts. Unlike solid wood fitting, parquet floor fitting is more laborious because of the smaller dimensions of the materials and can take some time for perfect results. In addition, because of the fact parquetry comes in so many variations of wood species, you definitely must have experience and knowledge in order to find the best installation strategy for every type of wood, knowing its potential to get thinner with time, to soak the finishing product and to change its dimensions due the humidity and temperature amplitudes in London area. We have a lot of experience with parquet floor fitting, since parquetry has its established traditions in London area.
Parquet floor fitting requires a precise preparation plan before fitting. Checking the moisture level of the subfloor, being concrete or plywood, cleaning and levelling is part of the prior service. Our experts will also take care of the surrounding areas according to our high dust and dirt control standards, providing dust sheets when needed and also removing doors and trims for super detailed and perfect results. Keep in mind that although structural gaps are left during installation in order to allow the wood’s movement and “ballooning” with time, without causing cracking, you can’t skip the moisture check and our technicians may suggest you underlay installation, working as a moisture, acoustic and insulation barrier. The proper preparation is your guarantee for preventing future issues, since parquet restoration and repairs are not that simple and tend to be expensive.
Unlike engineered wood and laminate, parquet is laid directly on the subfloor. The parquetry blocks have tongue-and-groove installation system and can be glued or nailed together. You either apply wood adhesive to every single block and press it to the neighbour one or nail each other, where nails will be hidden. If you are planning a parquet floor fitting in a London room with challenging angles and curves, hiring a professional is even more essential, because you need the perfect cut, since wood blocks are not that affordable.
If you need even more information about parquet floor fitting, feel free to contact our experts on 020 88309783.