The hardwood floors are available in three different formats: parquet flooring, parquet classic, and planks. The parquet has been specially designed for lovers of the do it yourself and is available at specialty stores. This type of floor is formed by thin strips of wood (usually from 8 mm thick), joined together to form the square. The strips are held in place by tabs hard rubber or other material, which enters into the grooves practiced along the edges. In turn these squares must be united to four to four, so that the grain of the strips are alternately arranged orthogonally.

Most refinished parquet are glued to a base of felt support, but in some cases the strips are bonded with a metal mesh and the squares are glued together without felt support. This type of flooring, regardless of the quality of the wood used, its surface is perfectly smooth and already treated with polishing and hardening: the shutter speed is fast and the floor is ready. The elements for traditional parquet can be deployed in a variety of ways and are available in a variety of Elegant, durable hard wood floors. Such as oak, beech, mahogany, teak, maple and walnut. Usually after the implementation must be sanded and smoothed.


Typically are equipped with tongue and groove along the edges, so as to fit perfectly when it is put in place. The plank flooring are formed from elements much longer than those that constitute the parquet. Even in this case the edges are provided with tongue and groove to facilitate installation. Items can be solid wood or laminate.

The strips can be thin and have a thickness from 10 up to 20 mm. The laminates have a wooden support less valuable and present on the upper surface veneer, treated with hardeners, of essence of high quality. There are rolled in the shape of tile: these too, when it is put in place, seem long strips of wood. The thickness of the laminate flooring strips varies from 6 to 20 mm.