Installation and Maintenance of Parquet Flooring

- Sep 17, 2020-

Avoid installing parquet flooring in bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, or any location that may be susceptible to water leaks or humid conditions. You should also order the tiles at least two weeks in advance of installation to give them time to adjust to the conditions of your home. 

When you’re ready to install, you can lay the tiles in one of two ways: either in rows or from the center of the room outward. If you are installing the tiles yourself, it’s typically best to go with the row method, as it will be easier to line up the patterns on the tiles. You should have a jigsaw on hand to cut the tiles down to size around the walls and doors. 

Once your parquet tiles are installed, clean the floor using a floor cleaner and a lint-free cloth. Parquet flooring does not require much in the way of long-term maintenance, but you should still keep dust and dirt off the floor by sweeping it regularly or using a dry microfiber mop.

About once a month, you can go over the tiles with a wood floor product. Keep water and waxes away from the wood. The former can cause damage to the wood, and the latter can ruin the finish and make the floor dangerously slippery.