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4 steps to install parquet on ceramics

Parquet is a French word that means solid wooden floors organized in geometric shapes such as squares or triangles, and can be installed by arranging small wooden slats in certain patterns.

It is one of the best elegant options for changing the shape and type of floors in homes or offices, and it is worth noting the possibility of sticking parquet over tiles,

using glue without the need to crack the floors, and there are many types of floors that can be pasted with parquet such as concrete, and flexible floors such as vinyl (plastic) It should be noted that the parquet is suitable for official rooms,

corridors and dining rooms, and it is worth noting that it gives the place a special elegance and elegance, besides being easy to clean, and long-lasting, it also increases the value of the house, but the parquet needs permanent maintenance and polishing.With sand, over time it may be damaged due to moisture, or because of its constant exposure to sunlight, and the cost of installing parquet is very high compared to other types of other wooden floors, and in this article we will show how to install parquet over ceramic.

1- Leveling the floor

Parquet can be installed over ceramics when the floor is flat and level by at least 90%, as parquet cannot be installed on uneven floors, so it is necessary to sand the high or tilted areas in the place, as well as fill the low places, and make sure the floor is leveled properly correct.

2- Cleaning the floor

Before starting the installation of the parquet, the floor must be cleaned well, and any materials stuck to it, such as wax, adhesives, sand and dust, must be removed, through the use of a vacuum cleaner, and then cleaned well with a damp cloth, taking care to dry the floor well afterwards.

3- Parquet installation

You can start installing the parquet after making sure that the voids in the floor are sealed, leveled and then cleaned well, by following the following steps:

Tools needed for parquet installation

  • tape measure.
  • Markers for corners.
  • serrated shovel.
  • parquet boards;
  • Flooring adhesive or glue.
  • rubber mallet;
  • Cylindrical roller.

Parquet installation steps

  • Mark the center of each wall within the space, by marking with chalk, then drawing straight lines connecting each wall to the opposite wall.
  • Laying the parquet panels above the floor, from the beginning of the center points for each wall, taking care to avoid placing the adhesive material, this process helps to organize the lines drawn on the floor correctly, and it should be noted the possibility of cutting some pieces of parquet to be installed at the end of the last row at each wall.
  • Put the adhesive on the floor with a notched trowel, and bend it at an angle of 45 degrees, taking care to put a sufficient amount of adhesive, and it is worth mentioning the need to open windows and doors.
  • Put the first piece of parquet above the chalk line, then repeat the application of the adhesive on the floor and fix the corner of the next piece by placing it at an angle of 45 degrees next to the first piece, then fixing it. It is worth mentioning the need to put the parquet boards gently next to each other; This is to avoid the boards getting out of place when pressed hard, with the steps being repeated on small areas, until the completion of the parquet quantity except for the boards of the last row.
  • Hammer on the parquet boards with a rubber mallet, to firmly adhere the parquet to the ceramic floor.
  • Measure the empty side spaces of the last row, then cut the parquet boards with a hacksaw.
  • Install the cut pieces of parquet in the last row of walls, with hammering on them with a rubber mallet, making sure to leave approximately 1.27 cm between the parquet boards and the walls, to avoid any expansion that may occur on them.
  • Install the parquet using a floor roller or roller weighing approximately 68 kg.
  • Leave the parquet for 24 hours, to be completely fixed before walking on it and placing the furniture, to avoid any plank coming out of its place.

Some types of parquet may need to be sanded with sand and gravel, in addition to the need to dye them, so it is necessary to sand these types using sand granules and rub them with parquet with sandpaper, then apply the appropriate color or be satisfied with one layer of transparent polyurethane, and after the first layer dries Sanding steps must be repeated before applying the second coat of clear or colored material.

4- Cleaning the parquet

Cleaning the parquet is very easy, despite the concerns surrounding the process of cleaning it without damaging its outer surface. The parquet can be cleaned by following the following steps:

  • Clean the floor with a hand-held broom with soft bristles, or with a vacuum cleaner; To remove dust or any small pieces stuck to the surface of the parquet, making sure to repeat the cleaning weekly.
  • Avoid pouring water on the parquet, taking care to wipe any water on the floor; In order to avoid wetting the parquet, causing damage to it, be sure to wipe it with a damp cloth to get rid of dust, and then dry it well.


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