When installing a parquet floor, you need to pay attention to a few points of special importance. The following tips will ensure that you obtain the desired result:
Tip 1: Lay your parquet on dry screed
Laying parquet on moist screed is a frequent mistake. The result? Your floor can expand and even be forced upwards. The screed may contain only 1.5% moisture at the very most. Also, always have the heating on before and during the works.
Tip 2: Make sure you’re using the right tools
A buffer block, adjustable spacers and a metal pinch bar are crucially important for installing your floor. With these tools you’ll avoid causing damage and can lay your parquet quickly and easily.
Tip 3: Floor heating and parquet go perfectly together
Floor heating and parquet can complement one another perfectly. There are a few conditions, however:
- Start the floor heating a minimum of 2 weeks before installing the parquet flooring.
- Turn off the floor heating before the installation and wait until the floor temperature has fallen below 18°C.
- Make sure that the contact temperature of the parquet does not rise above 28°C.
- Wait at least 48 hours after installing the floor before restarting the heating.
- Take into account that the atmospheric humidity in the room must be kept between 40 and 60%.
Tip 4: A bit of oil does wonders
With oiled wood floors, we recommend occasionally using Quick-Step Oil Care. This way you prevent your floor from starting to look dry and dull after a while. The right oil will restore the original look of your floor.
Extra tip: enjoy the beautiful end result!