Parquet is real natural wood at its most beautiful and unique. As a material of interior design, wood is an environmentally friendly and ecologically durable option, providing character, warmth, and comfort for every room in your home. A real wood floor will give any interior designer a timeless aesthetic, as well as a long-term partnership in the most important place of your life – your home. Trends change, but the charm and value of genuine wood as flooring material remain unchanged.
Birch Natur shows slightly birch wood´s colour tones and grain pattern. Surface layer of Birch Natur parquet consists of a single ash strips that are 70 mm wide and 200-450 mm long.
The Parla parquet is unique on the market, due to its durability and dimensional stability. ParlaFix parquet boards consist of three overlapping layers, each made from real wood, strengthening each other. The unique structure has been designed for durability, and especially so that the wood will expand as little as possible. The dimensional stability of the floorboards is also influenced by the moisture characteristics of the timber, which have been adjusted to optimal levels during the manufacturing process. Locking tongues and grooves are situated on four sides of the floorboards, making installation easier and quicker. The floorboards will be installed as a floating floor, the boards will become interlocked thanks to the tongue and groove system. In order to guarantee exceptional abrasion resistance, the surface of the floorboards has been treated with a safe and innovative lacquer.
|Care||Grinding, surface treatment|
|Surface layer||3,5 mm|
|Middle layer / bottom layer||Softwood|
|Underfloor heating||Suitable for use with underfloor heating|
|Structure||ParlaFix, 3 strip|
|Installation||Locking tongue and groove, installed floating|
ParlaFix-parquet is installed floating. The new floor is ready for use immediately when it is laid. ParlaFix-parkettilautojen lukkopontin profiilimekanismi on suunniteltu niin, että se asennettaessa ohjaa parkettilaudan paikoilleen. Parquet can be installed on a subfloor with underfloor heating.
Care of the lacquered parquet
Remove sand and dust from the floor with a vacuum cleaner or brush. If necessary, wipe the floor with a well-wrung cloth or mop. Use lukewarm water, to which can be added a detergent intended for floor cleaning, and follow the directions for use of the detergent. The use of strong detergents is to be avoided. Wax or polishes containing wax must not be used.
Removal of stains
Wipe up all spills immediately. Stains which cannot be removed by wiping require different cleaning agents.
Type of stain -> Cleaning agent (Source: Finnish Floor Covering Association)
fruit, juice, milk, cream, soft drinks, beer, wine, coffee, tea -> synthetic detergent
chocolate, grease, oil, shoe polish, heel marks, tar, pitch -> mineral turpentine
typewriter ribbon, duplicating wax, correction fluid, ball-point pen, ink, lipstick -> denatured alcohol
blood -> cold water
In case the floor surface is worn or scratched after use, it can be re-sanded and varnished or oiled again.
Three layer structure
All of the components of 14 mm thick ParlaFix parquet board are real wood. Parquet board is composed of three mutually supporting layers. The construction is developed durable and particularly in a way to counteract warping. The dimensional stability of ParlaFix parquet board is improved also by contolling the moisture characteristics optimally in the manufacturing process.
The hardwood surface of Parla-parquet mainly highlights the natural beauty of wood and its outstanding and individualistic design. The surface layer determines in many respect durability and life span of the parquet floor. The middle and bottom layers are made from selected Nordic softwood. In the north wood grows slowly and sturdily which makes wood good quality and strong. The grain in the middle layer of the parquet board is vertical improving the parquet´s durability and preventing shape changes. Bottom layer of spruce veneer gives support to the entire structure. Skilfully made parquet does not warp or bend.
Birch-wood, commonly used in the Nordic Countries, lends excellent support to the nature-emulating interior design. The use of the birch-wood is favoured in interior and furniture design because its wood is easy to dress and bend. Birch is softer than many other timbers used in parquet manufacture and consequently it has the effect of softening the acoustics of a room. The warm light hues of birch-wood create positiveness and freshness in every season of the year. Birch-wood is light yellow or almost white, sometimes even having a tinge of red. There is really no difference between the sapwood and heartwood of birch. A floor made of birch-wood may become a little darker as a result of the impact of sunlight.Our supplies of birch originate mainly from Finland and the Baltic Countries.
A surface treatment brings out the unique beauty of the wood. The surface treatment highlights the natural beauty of timber, and is bound to the surface of the floorboards. The lacquer protects surface of the parquet from scratches. It inhibits germ development by not having them a breeding ground in the surface of the parquet.
When choosing the surface treatment agent, we have also considered its safety and environmental impact, in addition to the traditional dirt- and moisture-resistance, and abrasion resistance. This surface treatment agent meets strict European norms, as well as the Finnish M1 norms (highest category) of the emission classification for building materials.