Solid wood parquet: The indestructible classic
- Advantages: high-quality solid wood, maximum durability
- Disadvantages: time-consuming installation, high acquisition costs
A wooden floor made of solid wood parquet is made entirely of one solid type of wood. This distinguishes it from ready-made parquet, veneered flooring and laminate, where at most the top wear layer consists of real wood.
But the solid wood has its price and is one of the more expensive floor variants compared to ready-made parquet or lamanit. In the long term, however, a floor made of solid wood planks can still pay off. A cheap wooden floor with a low wear layer can be worn out after 10 years and must be removed. Even high-quality engineered wood parquet is difficult to sand down and touch up - and still sometimes costs more than a solid wood floor.
In addition, the treatment of the surface should be considered. Untreated floorboards require a lot of oil or varnish to ensure adequate sealing. Solid wood floorboards that have already been sealed have the advantage that the factory seal is usually more durable and of higher quality than your own seal.
Solid wood floorboards are more complex to lay than ready-made parquet or laminate. They can be screwed, glued or laid floating. In any case, the installation should be carried out by a professional.