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The advantages of the pre-finished parquet

The prefinished parquet flooring is the natural evolution of the raw one and is currently more than 90% of the market for hardwood floors. This is because it is more durable, easier and less expensive to install and has a nearly infinite range of finishes (antique bleached, pickled, etc).
Here in detail the reasons for this trend:

The prefinished in painted with 6-7 coats of paint (280/350 gr metro) unlike the solid that is painted with 2/3 coats of paint (80-100g/meter). Scratch resistance is so much greater and the 1° counterbore can be carried out even after 20/25 years against 10/12 of traditional parquet.

The cost of installation is of 15-20/sqm for a prefinished parquet can exceed 30 euros fors a while.

The prefinished takes 1 to 3 days of work and is instantly usable, the parquet roughtalking can take un to 40.

The main problem of the parquet raw is the final effect should be "imagined" given that colour and lustre they change a lot after the installation.
The pre form this point of view occur instead "How will" (except a natural oxidation of the wood tends to darken with light).
It must be said that all that is possible to get by with a prefinished (brushing, planing, bleaching etc) you can have it event by hand using a rough but in this case the costs will exceed the 25-30 euro/sqm beyond those normally required for simple installation.

Additional benefits

Additional benefits

Recent techniques allow paints, a high aesthtic and higly resistant to wear.

It is believed that in some cases the deterioration exceeding 30 years; at that time you will not need to clear out all the furniture to the smoothing of and painting, but will just rub it on the single portion of floor, deprived of oli-based paint, a protective we have today and within seconds the maintenance will be so executed.

The same applies in the event of accidents involving the substitution of one or more lists: being the prefinished already painted, you do non have to vacate, sanding and vernishing.


The best aestetic result is achieved when the natural grain of the trunk are enhanced by the use of wider boards. The prefinished, being built with stability criteria, enables you to achieve these results and over time you crack less than an ordinary parquet.

The overlap to another floor involves cutting of the doors; in parquet limited thickess versions exist that minimize this intervention.

In case of screeds are not perfectly coplanar and with residual moisture you can adopt different types of floor mats for acoustic insulation also with built-in nylon, isolating the floor from the substrate and allow a montage without unpleasant consequences.


Parquet floors with floor heating


Mutually exclusive essences "unstable" as beech, olive tree and you anjoy instead the more "stable" as Oak, Merbau, Teak, Iroko, Doussiè and Jatoba;

If you want to lay a parquet "rough" (traditional), this should not exceed 10 mm thick; no problem uf the parquet is prefinished. This is because the construction of a prefinished compensates best with horizontal movements and temperature variations. The parquet rough tends to have "twists" less predictable and more accentuated;

I'm the best finished with birch and FIR, much less the supported in poplar (we recommend their use limited to heating systems "new" at controlled temperature and with uniform distribution of serpentine); not recommended, instead, supported in MDF and HDF, such as laminates, have major expansion when the temperature changes;

If you have an old plant conception (with serpentine concentrated in very distant points in the rooms and not temperature controlled) the above tips become mandatory.

Stick- down installation: lets go better than that "floating" heat that is transmitted by "contact" throught the glue, the thermal output is so much better than a "floating" unless you use for the latter special high heat transfer coefficient "mats" (eg aluminium). If you decide to use the glued down installation we recommend using an eco-friendly glue.

For a good yield on heated floor of a floating installations it is important to use a high-mat "heat transfer" and mutually instead mats that block the heat (first among all those in Cork). The advantage of a floating installation is that in minimizes the danger of emission of harmful substances since it does not use glues taht are in contact with the heating system.