Which Type Of Wooden Floor Should You Choose?

When we reform our home, one of the most difficult decisions is the choice of flooring, especially if we decide to put a wooden floor, since the offer that exists in the market is very wide depending on its placement system, type of maintenance they require, quality and price.

Although generally all wooden floors are called parquet, there are two different groups: glued parquet, and floating parquet (synthetic or natural).

Glued Parquet Floors

The glued parquet responds to a traditional laying system consisting of solid wood slats that adhere to a firm, flat and level floor using special glues, allowing the formation of geometric figures.

Its main characteristics are:

  • This system requires a lower height, making it more suitable for home renovation.
  • It allows muffling the sound of the footstep, without hollow noise, so characteristic of traditional floorboards on battens.
  • The glued parquet is for life due to its great resistance as it is repairable and renewable, as it is made of solid wood.
  • Its placement allows creating or combining shapes and drawings, such as the spike, the broken cane, diagonally, tile with block, checkerboard, etc., or the traditional parallel placement.

Multilayer Floating Wood Parquet

The Wood Flooring multilayer is one of the most common floorings in homes today. It consists of three layers of stable wood, combined with a protective finish. The surface layer is made of noble wood between 2 mm and 4 mm, which is mounted on others of greater thickness, glued and joined together by edges with a perimeter tongue and groove.

It rests on an insulating polyurethane foam surface to make it float.

Its main characteristics are:

  • It can be installed on existing flooring, provided it is level.
  • Its installation is clean and fast since it comes from the factory sanded and varnished.
  • The variety of wood used is extensive, the most commercial being: beech, European oak, ash and American oak.
  • Floating parquet has a certain footfall sound.
  • It is repairable, and its protective layer can be renewed with a polishing every ten years.
  • It is partially renewable, depending on the manufacturer.

Wood Imitations: Laminate Flooring

The laminate floors are a formed product by particles of pressed wood to create a board, to which he hits a printed photographic paper of an image, which can be a photo of wood, ceramics, marble … and finally are applied resins hardeners that, depending on the number of layers, give it a different degree of resistance.

Thanks to photographic and printing techniques, his drawings perfectly imitate woods and confuse the consumer. Its drawback is the difficulty of possible repairs, since a specific model may not be available on the market for a long time.

Its main characteristics are:

  • Visual appearance that imitates wood.
  • Different degrees of resistance depending on the number of layers of hardening resins applied to them.
  • The price of these floors is lower than any other type of wood. The industry has achieved that parquet has become a common element in the decoration of homes.
  • It can be installed on existing flooring, provided it is level.

There are also vinyl floors that come with an adhesive and stick directly to the existing smooth surface.

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How To Install An Engineered Wood Laminate Floor?

If it is to be installed in a newly constructed location, it must be structurally complete and closed, including exterior doors and windows, so as not to increase the moisture content within the space.

Tools And Accessories To Install

  • Broom or vacuum cleaner.
  • Hygrometer (humidity meter).
  • Tizer.
  • Taco to hit.
  • Measurement meter.
  • Safety glasses.
  • Circular saw.
  • Miter saw.
  • Masking tape.
  • Rubber mallet.
  • Ruler.
  • Metallic trowel.
  • Adhesive.

Floating Installation

A leveling product should be applied since it is important that the floor is very even. This leveling must not tolerate imperfections greater than 3 mm, measured with an aluminum ruler over a length of 3 meters.


When cutting a wood panel, a square must be on hand to mark the lines straight. If you use a jigsaw, you must put the drawn face of the panel down. If a circular saw or handsaw is used, the drawing should be facing up.

The jig tends to fall out of the cut line. Therefore, you must hold the panel with the press and firmly grasp the saw with both hands. Try cutting with a wide blade, as the edges of the panel are less likely to break.


When the installation is glued, in general, urethane adhesives are used, which also serve to adhere to solid woods such as parquet. In such a case, it is very important to verify the humidity of the slab or substrate before installing and the quality of the adhesive that will be used for said installation.

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