Focus on the different methods of laying parquet

If you plan to lay parquet, this article will surely help you! There are several methods to lay parquet, now it’s up to you to choose the one that best suits your floor!

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Nailed installation: the traditional method

To install parquet, nailed is the oldest method of installation in this area. Indeed, it can be done on different supports that it is joists, joists or other continuous supports. To do so, it is important to start the installation along the wall on the entrance side in the case of perpendicular walls or otherwise in the axis of the room. The boards should be laid perpendicular to the joists or beams, with the grooves on the wall side. It is necessary in this installation, to put a space for the expansion of the wood which it will be necessary to cover with counter-baseboard once the installation carried out.

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Glued installation: ideal for heated floors

Glue-down installation is the best method when it comes to heated floors. It is necessary to begin by laying the insulation for its realization. This material can be honeycombed or not, depending on the type of gluing to be done: full or cord. It will be on the latter that will be glued after putting the glue. For a full gluing, you must spread the glue on the whole surface but for a bead gluing, you must fill the cells with glue. All that remains is to install the boards. As with nailed installation, it is important to leave an expansion space.

Floating installation : the installation of parquet in all simplicity and speed

Floating parquet

installation differs from the other two methods in its simplicity. Indeed, it is easier to install and is suitable for all types of flooring. The boards are simply linked together. The first step is to install the first board after cleaning the floor and laying the underpayment for insulation. A wedge is therefore required to block it against the wall. Once installed, all that remains is to interlock the other boards and fill the floor with the room. For the last strip, it is necessary to integrate it into the wall.

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