25 February 2015

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For people who like the appeal of hardwood flooring, but want something a little bit different and truly unique, parquet flooring is a popular choice. Parquet flooring is made by cutting wood into tiles or blocks and then arranging these blocks into various geometric patterns, such as a herringbone or basket weave pattern. You can use just about any type of wood for a parquet floor, which means you can choose something to suit your taste as well as your budget!

But like with any type of flooring, over time your parquet floor can become worn or damaged. It could be that you’ve moved into a home with pre-existing parquet flooring, or that you’ve just had your own for some time and want to breathe new life back into it. Luckily for you, there are a number of ways you can restore your parquet floor back to its former glory.

You might find that certain individual blocks or tiles have become damaged or loosened, or that gaps have appeared due to your floor expanding or contracting naturally. If this is the case, it is a good idea to either repair or replace the damaged blocks. This is one of the many benefits of parquet flooring – because it is made up of multiple small blocks, you can make small fixes without having to replace the entire floor, saving you time and money.

If the entire floor is looking worn, replacing one or two blocks would not necessarily be your best course of action. In this scenario, you may want to re-sand the whole floor and maybe add a new finish to it. You’d be surprised at how much of a difference a layer of varnish or wax can have to your floor’s appearance!

The most important thing to remember, however, is that if you don’t have experience in fitting floors, it is always best to ask experts for help. While something may seem like an easy job at first glance, without the proper knowledge, tools and experience things can quickly go wrong.

At Just Wood we offer a resanding and renovation service and can reform your hardwood flooring to its former glory in no time.