Parquet is a natural, ecological and durable floor coating. It is made from separate parquet boards, which are either attached to the floor or attached to each other. Usually, parquet boards are produced from hardwood as it is harder and more resistant to wear.
Praslas sells 3 types of parquet boards, including wood massif, as well as glued two-layer and three-layer boards.
Wood massif parquet boards are non-glued and non-finger-jointed. Each board is produced from a solid piece of wood. Parquet layered from such boards provides good thermal insulation and endurance, and can be produced in a very wide range of patterns.
Two-layer parquet boards are glued from two layers of wood. The upper layer usually is coated with lacquer or oil. The upper layer, which will be walked on, is made of hardwood; whereas the bottom layer is produced from solid plywood, OSB plates or softwood. To connect the parquet boards, tongues and grooves are cut into this layer. Parquet made of these boards also provides good thermal insulation and is perfectly suited to underfloor heating systems.
Three-layer parquet boards are glued from three layers of wood. The upper layer is usually coated with a resistant varnish. The intermediary layer consists of a few planks of stable pine wood, and the tongues and grooves are cut into this layer. The bottom layer of the plywood is composed of softwood and keeps the intermediary layer fixed and aligned. Three-layer parquet boards are usually produced for larger areas than other types of parquet boards.