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Laying the parquet

Laying the parquet

When it comes toparquet, theposeit is not just a practical act linked to a need: thelaying the parquetit can greatly affect the aesthetic appearance of the floor. With thelaying the parquetit is possible to create decorations and geometries that can give the floor the most disparate aspects.

Theparquetit generally islaidwith the "running pose" but this is not the only geometric texture. Aposemore careful it can also combine different essences or provide for further posthumous processing.

The geometries of the parquet laying

Classical geometry isto run, the Italian-style herringbone laying is very common, and there is also the Hungarian herringbone or check pattern. These are the most common geometries, where a single essence is generally used. Some poses may provide for the alternation of different essences for customized geometries and decorations. Sizes and shapes of the individual units that make up theparquetmay vary to create ad hoc motifs.

Parquet: laying in a run

The individual elements that make up the floor are arranged along their length. The individual elements - often called strips - can also have different lengths and are carefully aligned: the butt joints occur in regular and varied positions with respect to each other.

Herringbone installation: parquet

Theparquet laid in an Italian herringbone patternis shown in the photo below. The Italian herringbone is undoubtedly oneposevery popular especially in elegant environments.

The individual elements, in thelaying the parquet in a herringbone pattern, are arranged at 90 ° to each other and following parallel rows. The characteristic of this pose is that the head of a single element joins the side of the other forming a regular Greek. This flooring can offer plays of light because the wood finishes reflect the light in the opposite way.

Parquet installation: Hungarian plug

Both the laying the parquet to Italian herringbone, and the Hungarian one, can be further enriched with a band and strip to complete the perimeter of the parquet. In addition, it is possible to use two wood species with different shades, each destined to cover one of the two herringbones that run flanking.

InHungarian herringbone laying, the wooden units have the two short sides cut at 45 ° or 60 ° with respect to the long sides. To make you understand the difference between theItalian herringbone layingand the Hungarian one we offer you an image of the Garbelotto House (leader in the sector of Made in Italy wooden floors). On the left is shown the laying of the Italian parquet.

In the image on the right, the Hungarian pose is shown. As stated, the perimeter can be completed with a strip (called a bindello) and a band.

Installation of checkered or mosaic parquet

The checkered pose, also known asmosaic parquet, is given by square units. Several strips make up a single square. The square thus becomes the laying unit which by multiplying gives ease to alternating motifs: a square sees the strips arranged horizontally, the adjacent square provides the strips arranged vertically.

This motif can also be used as a frame for another type of installation and is very suitable for living rooms and spacious rooms.

Custom parquet installation

Hexagons that give a "beehive" effect, essences with delicate inlays, compositions given by light and dark essences…. The beauty ofparquetis that it is never the same! When choosing, it is also important to consider the type of installation.

The particular pose does not necessarily charge more. For example, several manufacturers offer godspre-finished coffered parquetready to lay as simple square boards. The photo below shows a composition of different essences and laying parquet different.

Thereposeit does not differ only in essences, shapes and geometries. Also thereparquet laying techniqueit can change.

In the guide article "how to lay interlocking parquet", we explained how to lay the parquet by fitting the individual units together. The other parquet laying techniques are:

  • To glue
    Each element must be glued to the laying surface. It is also widely used when the parquet is to be laid on an existing floor.
  • Nailed or screwed installation
    The parquet comesstuddedorscrewed upto a dedicated support.
  • Floating or interlocking
    The strips rest on the bottom and are fixed dry or by means of special devices.


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