4 tips for a perfect parquet floor

Quick-Step Hardwood flooring, Imperio

When installing a parquet floor, you need to pay attention to a few points of special importance. The following tips will ensure that you obtain the desired result:


Tip 1: Lay your parquet on dry screed

Laying parquet on moist screed is a frequent mistake. The result? Your floor can expand and even be forced upwards. The screed may contain only 1.5% moisture at the very most. Also, always have the heating on before and during the works.

Tip 2: Make sure you’re using the right tools

A buffer block, adjustable spacers and a metal pinch bar are crucially important for installing your floor. With these tools you’ll avoid causing damage and can lay your parquet quickly and easily.

Tool you need to install a Quick-Step floor


Tip 3: Floor heating and parquet go perfectly together

Floor heating and parquet can complement one another perfectly. There are a few conditions, however:

  • Start the floor heating a minimum of 2 weeks before installing the parquet flooring.
  • Turn off the floor heating before the installation and wait until the floor temperature has fallen below 18°C.
  • Make sure that the contact temperature of the parquet does not rise above 28°C.
  • Wait at least 48 hours after installing the floor before restarting the heating.
  • Take into account that the atmospheric humidity in the room must be kept between 40 and 60%.

Tip 4: A bit of oil does wonders

With oiled wood floors, we recommend occasionally using Quick-Step Oil Care. This way you prevent your floor from starting to look dry and dull after a while. The right oil will restore the original look of your floor.

Extra tip: enjoy the beautiful end result!

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