Parquet Floor Repairs
Parquet flooring is the epitome of stylish, elegant, and intriguing real wood flooring design. It is the first type of flooring to ever be installed somewhere in the world. The first herringbone parquet flooring contributed to the beauty and glory of the Mirror Hall at Versailles centuries ago. Since then, parquet flooring is a desired feature in many homes, no matter if it comes to classic and more formal interior or contemporary and modern one because the beauty and elegance of parquet flooring patterns can complement every interior style and every room.
Parquet flooring pretty much stands for the mosaic type of installation of the wooden floor blocks that form a beautiful and intriguing pattern. Envision parquet flooring and you will envision tiles comprised of small and interlocking planks or blocks of wood. The specific installation for achieving a pattern is the only thing that differs parquet from any classic solid wood floor.
Other than that, parquet flooring is pretty much the same thing as solid wood floorboards and experiences the same issues and problems as a solid wood floor. However, parquet is not necessarily treated and fixed the same way as a solid wood floor, mainly because the specific direction of installation of the floorboards should be taken into consideration. Learn more about parquet floor repair and how wood floor repair and renovation specialists will bring your parquet floor back to its initial glory and beauty.
Replacing Parquet Floorboards
A common and more serious parquet flooring problem turns out to be loose floorboards. Loose floorboards can be caused by a number of reasons, however, there is no place for worries as these can be easily fixed by the professionals. All that needs to be done is having the loose parquet blocks fixed down to the subfloor with the help of durable and long-lasting wood floor adhesive. Once the loose blocks are lifted, they should be cleaned from the old and dried glue on the back of every block before resetting them back.
A pull scraper easily removes the dried and old adhesive. Once the parquet floorboards are completely clean, they are glued down back into their place. However, sometimes parquet wood blocks are way too damaged to be used anymore. In such cases, the boards must be replaced with new ones. It is important that the exact match of colour is ensured, otherwise, the new wooden floorboards will not blend seamlessly with the rest of the floor.
A reliable and experienced wood floor repair specialist will be able to supply a really wide range of different wood floorboard colours, textures, and wood species, so finding the best match to the existing floor should not be an issue. However, if it is, the best solution would be to purchase unfinished wood blocks and have them stained to match the colour of the floor. Once the floorboards are fixed back into place, you may notice the occurrence of gaps.
Gap Filling of Parquet Flooring
Parquet flooring is this type of real wood flooring that is the most prone to the occurrence of gaps. Since there are much more little elements arranged in the parquet flooring pattern, there is a higher chance for gaps to appear and affect the appearance, condition, and insulation of the floor. Fortunately, gap filling is not a complex project at all. It consists of simply filling in the gaps that have formed between the wooden floorboards.
In case the gaps are on the smaller side, they are filled with a mixture of natural resin and sawdust. It is recommended that the wooden dust is taken from the sanding of the floor itself as this will ensure the perfect colour match and the treated areas will blend perfectly with the rest of the floor. However, if the gaps are on the larger side, then wooden slivers can be used. Sanding is recommended after gap filling so the surface of the floor is perfectly smooth and even.
Parquet Floor Sanding
The real craftsmanship and talent of a wood floor repair specialist is showcased once they start working on a parquet floor sanding project. Parquet floor sanding is considered one of the most challenging projects in the industry. It is because of the fact that wood blocks are arranged in different directions in order to create the beautiful parquet pattern. However, this hides some serious risks of sanding against the grain of the wood, which can potentially cause serious damage.
Therefore, a parquet floor cannot be sanded straightaway just like you would do with solid wood or engineered wood floor. Parquet flooring requires a great deal of attention to details, knowledge, and experience. In addition, heavy-duty sanding machines cannot be used for sanding of parquet flooring as they will leave cross-grain scratches and marks. Therefore, the orbital flooring sander using some fine-grit sandpaper is the best equipment that can be used for achieving perfect results and sleek appearance for the treated floor.
Parquet Floor Staining and Sealing
Staining and finishing or sealing the floor are recommended right after the final round of sanding. Thanks to sanding, the pores of the wood are open and the finishing and staining products can better soak into the wood, adding protection and ensuring durability and long-lasting effect not just on the surface of the floor but also from within. Once all smaller imperfections on the surface of the floor are removed with the help of sanding, the staining product will be applied evenly and ensure perfect and uniform coverage.
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