Parquet Wood Flooring Installation Steps
Once you get the hang of laying parquet flooring it is a breeze. The best thing to do is to begin by laying out the design or pattern you want on your floor to make sure you have it right. Do this before you attach it permanently, it is not easy to get back up once it is down. It is easy to make a mistake while laying a parquet floor so it is best to buy about 5 percent more wood than you think you will need to cover accidents. It is better to buy the extra up front so you don't have to stop in the middle of you installation to run out for a couple of pieces. It's good to have a bit extra anyway because as time goes on you will need it to repair any damage that your floor sustains through regular wear and tear.
Most rooms are not perfectly square and don't often go in straight lines. When laying a parquet it is best to start from the center of the room and work your way out from there to the walls. This is very different from traditional plank wood flooring installation but then that is probably one of the reasons you want parquet for your home. By starting from the room's center you are guaranteeing that the irregularities of the room will only be shown by the flooring in the corners and against the walls. These are the least noticeable in any room.
For strangely proportioned and older homes, parquet flooring is the best to lay. It hides irregularities much better than regular wood flooring and offers a creative person a unique design for their home without having to pay for custom wood. It is also very durable, so families will be able to enjoy for many years after installation is complete.