Parquet and engineered boards — features and differences

Considering the main types of parquet boards should pay particular attention to what is parquet and engineering Board.

Types of flooring

In the market of flooring materials there are four types of boards:

  • massive;
  • sex;
  • parquet;
  • engineering.

Massive and flooring materials, solid wood, hardwood and softwood. They are the founders of the modern materials — wood and engineered flooring, which consist of glued layers of different wood species. Laminated plaque is the invention of engineers, which saves valuable breeds of wood. Of valuable and rare trees is made from only the top veneer and the lower layers are made of soft and everywhere grow the wood.

Thickness of veneer valuable in the floorboard are 3 and 4 mm, and in engineering from 4 mm to 10 mm

Whole wood materials are easier to manufacture, more durable, cheaper, and modern laminated materials are more expensive, despite the manufacturers savings on expensive wood.

The advantage of the glued materials before the massive that they react poorly to extremes of humidity and temperature. Massive and batten in winter, when heating to warp, if not to support artificially the normal summer humidity of 50%.

Laminated wood flooring materials now a lot is parquet and engineered wood flooring, parquet module, rosettes and borders.


Engineering Board

Engineering wood flooring is a modern flooring that has two bonded link layer tongue-and-groove.

  • bottom layer – birch plywood, which is glued veneer from solid wood. The layer of plywood has a thickness of 11-15 mm.
  • top layer – valuable veneer, which is made from solid wood. Veneer thickness is in the range of 4-10 mm

Laying engineered flooring is on plywood glue method of fastening elements (studs, brackets, spacy, nails). Laying the adhesive on a screed is difficult, but possible, for this you need to have the burden and the special of the screed to avoid cracks.

Restore the floor surface possible method of sanding and new varnishing or oiling. When veneer 4 mm sanding possible 2-3 times, but only the special German grinding equipment.

Parquet Board

Parquet flooring is a modern flooring that has two or three layers glued together, with a locking connection.

  • the bottom layers are glued together at right angles plies of coniferous wood, which is glued veneer from solid wood. The lower layers have a thickness of 9-11 mm.
  • the top layer is a valuable veneer is made from solid wood. The top layer may be single-lane, two-way and three-simulates parquet. Veneer thickness is 3-4 mm.

Laying parquet boards, possible floating method on the basis and glue method. Interlocks there are several types of flooring and the floating methods recommended to lubricate the gel to just in case to prevent future squeaks that can occur due to dry air in the winter and uneven ground.

Sanding parquet boards possible 1-2 times but 3 times this procedure may expose the lower layers, so it is recommended to apply paint with a very durable lacquer. Order gentle sanding boards can be a good specialty store.

Conclusion: parquet and engineered boards difference

Now, knowing some basic information about each material, it is easy to tell the difference between them. Parquet and engineered flooring, very different. Engineering timber flooring more durable and expensive. The Board can be made in almost any size, which allows not only lay the floor deck method. Advanced engineering boards allow you to implement unusual projects. If You have any questions, I recommend to ask the master for wood-parquet.


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