Chiara Del Core 13 oct 2021 Articles 0 comments

Let's dispel some false myths about parquet

During the renovation of the house, some doubts often arise among those who would like to install parquet in their rooms. One of these concerns the widespread idea that the wooden floor is not compatible with the underfloor heating system. This opinion is not always true as it is sufficient to analyze some elements before intervening on the floor. First, it will be good to check the presence of a correct vapor barrier between the insulating layer and the one where the heating system is located. At a later stage, if you decide to install the parquet, depending on the case, you must choose between the glued and the floating installation, with the exception of the nailed one. It is also preferable that the wooden elements have a small size and that the essence is stable, in order to minimize the deformation of the material linked to the heat of the radiant system.

Another obstacle that often binds the installation of a parquet is the intended use of the environment. Often, kitchens and bathrooms are seen as the number one enemies of the wooden floor, due to the presence of a high level of humidity and the danger that corrosive substances could accidentally fall to the ground. However, thanks to some types of wood resistant to water and waterproof treatments, the choice of inserting parquet also in this type of environment is increasingly widespread. An example of the essence used for this purpose is the national walnut parquet, of medium resistance and also suitable for conditions of medium humidity.

Currently, the installation of parquet in the kitchen with tiles has been very successful, an innovative solution that guarantees visual continuity and maximum functionality. Thanks to the skilful installation of professionals in the sector, it will be possible to gradually reduce the wooden planks, giving space to ceramics and resins.
In any case, it is important to remember to promptly dry any water that has fallen on the floor in order to reduce the risk of damaging the wooden elements and to ventilate the rooms to contain the humidity.

A similar argument is made with outdoor spaces in which the wooden floor is more exposed to atmospheric agents. Also in this case, the solution is at hand: some types of wood are specifically designed to be installed outdoors. An example of this is teak, a water-repellent wooden material that is used for the construction of furnishings and finishes. Thanks to its beauty it returns a valuable atmosphere giving a plus value to terraces and loggias, however it must always be kept in mind that, being a natural material, it requires careful maintenance over time and can be subject to wear caused by the prolonged action of the external agents.


Wood flooring for outdoors

It is therefore the best choice for any type of wooden floor, it requires a good analysis of the climatic conditions of the place, the intended use of the environment and the needs of the individual.
   
   
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