Solid Parquet Floor vs Engineered Wood Floor
Originated in Versailles, France during the 16th century as "parquet de menuiserie" as an alternative floor to marble floor for the French noble. Parquet floors are french inspired, hence they are also known as wood mosaic woodwork.

Demand for parquet flooring are very high for decades until the advent of engineered wood flooring. Like many solid hardwood floor, a parquet floor has its common pros and cons.

Talking about the advantages of a parquet floor, we can see that it creates a beautiful woody image for the home. Because it is installed in small blocks, parquet floors are installed as easy as LEGO. Parquet floor is also easy to clean, you requires little sweeping and mopping.

So what about the disadvantages of parquet?

Because of its solid wood characteristic, a parquet floor also cannot escape the high possibility of floor swelling due to humidity and excessive moisture. Especially if the room is air-conditioned almost everyday causing the level of moisture to increase even more daily. A parquet floor is also prone to dents made by heavy objects and abrasion in the form of cuts and scratches. If a parquet floor is left exposed to sunlight very often, it will result in a two toned coloring of the floor. Hence there, maintenance costs to preserve parquet original beauty is pretty high.

Many consumers and companies today, who still love wooden floors, are beginning to switch to engineered wood floors instead. This is because of their real wood properties and its has little or zero possibility of wood swelling, discoloring, abrasion unlike solid timber and parquet floor. Engineered parquet floors are beginning to restore back its original demand again. Together with other engineered wood floors, consumers have more choices in picking the right floor for their homes and workplaces.

Copyrighted. Original Content by Dennis Teo, Evorich Holdings Pte Ltd