Traditional parquet


Why choose parquet?

Surely for its ecology: wood is a natural, alive, warm, breathing material. It is a long-lasting material, biodegradable, non-polluting if treated correctly, recyclable and with an excellent energy balance. Wood is a very ancient material used in different furnishing solutions, modern or classic. It gives sensations of warmth and comfort to the surrounding environment and creates a welcoming and natural atmosphere.

Parquet production process


They will then be used for the manufacture of parquet. The material is checked on a sample basis and a check is carried out, always by sample, on the essential characteristics such as humidity, compliance with current standards and quality. After verifying compliance, the batches are first identified and then archived, in order to always guarantee their traceability. They are then stored in the warehouse with ideal environmental conditions, controlled temperature and a reduced degree of humidity. This phase, called pre-drying and drying, is used to obtain an accurate and impeccable quality. The surface of the material is then prepared, which can be worked mechanically or manually (according to the customer’s request) through the following steps:

  • brushing: the wood is brushed with special brushes of different materials. This allows to remove the more tender parts and to emphasize the natural flaming of the wood, highlighting the hardest part and giving it resistance.
  • bevelling: with mechanical cutters or manual planers the edges are rounded according to the requests.
  • planing: superficially carves the wood. This creates irregular wavy effects in quantity, width and depth. It can be done both manually and mechanically, according to the customer’s needs and effect.
  • wormhole pattern: natural or artificial. Using a manual awl, the work of the woodworm (from the hole to the tunnel) that emerged during the cutting of the lamella is recreated.
  • mechanical aging: the surface is “stressed” with dents and grooves (in the rough surface) or the same finish is completed, and it will then be consumed with different types of abrasives to give the floor a worn effect.


The floor can be dyed with water-based impregnating products pigmented with sample colors internally prepared to obtain the desired color.
The pigments will contain photoresist elements to ensure that the color is stabilized as much as possible by the oxidation of sunlight.
To change the color of the wood you can also use substances present in some essences.


After being colored, oils and waxes are applied, appropriately repeated, on the surface of the product


The material is checked and treated definitively on the surface based on the required effect.


After being packaged, the production batch is printed on the label (to ensure product traceability) and all material information is recorded on a software.


Built by man by gluing wooden slats, the boards have a thickness of about 3cm and a maximum width of 20cm. This type of wood was created in order to have curved beams and its realization was possible thanks to the creation of good adhesives. Its characteristics include good mechanical resistance and great fire resistance due to good thermal insulation. It is a durable, light, innovative and reliable material as well as recyclable and aesthetically pleasing.

The main types of parquet coating

Different in material, duration, quality, aesthetic appearance, technology and price, parquet can be divided into 4 types:

Traditional or solid parquet: made up entirely of wood, on the market it is almost always found in a “raw” state (i.e. still to be sanded and polished). It has the advantages of lasting longer and being more insulating (property that increases if the wood layer is greater), while the disadvantages consist of greater cost and time spent laying / sanding / polishing, and is not recommended if heating is On the floor. The price of this type of parquet coating varies according to the essence (maple is cheaper than walnut and olive), the thickness of the strip (between 10mm and 22mm), the choice of the wood design (the most expensive is the “rigatino” which has parallel or almost parallel veins, then there are the “first choice”, the “second choice” and the “nodino” and the difference consists in the number of knots present per square meter and the streaks are more parallel or less), and length of the strip (which varies between 220 mm up to 2000mm of the maxi strips).

Prefinished parquet: perhaps the most widespread, its advantages compared to the traditional one consist in a greater ease and cost-effectiveness of installation and use, while the disadvantages are the shorter duration and lower insulating power. The layer visible to foot traffic is made up of “noble” wood while the support is generally made up of “poor” wood. The pre-finished parquet is almost always pre-polished and varnished and it only needs to be laid and it has excellent stability qualities. The 2 layers (sometimes even 3 with noble wood + support + noble wood) absorb changes in humidity and temperature. Here too, the price depends on the essence, the layer of noble wood (in this type of parquet the thickness varies between 2.5mm and 5-6mm), the choice and length of the strip.

Veneered or layered parquet: the wood layer is generally 1mm, the effect is identical to pre-finished parquet, the differences are in the price, in the lower insulating power and the shorter duration.

Laminate parquet: used above all in environments with strong passages, as they are practically indestructible, and the upper part is in colored plastic. It is a very economical type of parquet, available in different colors and wood reproductions.

Industrial parquet: very robust and suitable for environments subject to a lot of traffic. This parquet is made up of many small strips assembled together and then compacted into parallelepiped-shaped blocks. For the covering of parquet we use woods (of the category of hard woods) that come from all continents and that have good characteristics of stability and with a wide choice of veins, colors and shades. There are light (fir, maple, beech, oak, ..), dark (acacia, olive, walnut ..) parquet, red (cherry, merbau, ..) and dark (wenge, kosipo, ..).

The laying of the parquet

The choice is wider if there are no thickness restrictions and, among the various types of laying, you can choose between floating or gluing laying.
In general, glued laying is used for 10mm parquet, while both laying techniques are used for 14-15mm parquet.

The finishing of the parquet

It depends on the customer’s requests and the use of the floor.
There are three types of finishing:

  1. Painting or varnish finish, which is in great demand, does not require excessive maintenance, is very resistant to scratches, but does not have a good durability over time. Once the paint has dried and hardened, it forms a film on the surface of the wood cladding that makes the parquet waterproof and more resistant to stress.
  2. Waxing or wax finish, allows a continuous transpiration of the wooden floor
  3. Oil treatment or finish, impregnates the parquet, saturating the pores, but allows the wood to transpire. The oil accentuates the tones of the wood.

How do you clean the parquet?

Cleaning must be done with an antistatic cloth or with a broom or with a vacuum cleaner. Stains and dirt on the wooden floor should be removed with a sponge or a slightly damp cloth.
Use neutral detergents and avoid aggressive ones with ammonia, silicone or abrasives.