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.
The Merbau Select parquet is manufactured of the most even toned parts of merbau wood. The wood fibres of merbau shows slightly. The uniform surface layer of the parquet board is 137 mm wide.
The ParlaFix parquet is unique on the market, due to its durability and dimensional stability. ParlaFix floorboards 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, 1 strip 137 mm|
|Installation||Locking tongue and groove, installed floating|
ParlaFix parquet is installed floating, and the floor is ready for use immediately it is laid. The parquet boards are laid loose on the subfloor and fixed togerther by ParlaFix locking system. The profile of locking tongue and groove of ParlaFix parquet is planned in a way that parquet boards can be easily combined with each other. ParlaFix parquet can be installed on a subfloor with underfloor heating.
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Care of the lacquered parquet
Remove sand and dust from the parquet 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 intended for cleaning of the parquet floor. 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 agent.
Type of stain -> Cleaning agent (Source: Finnish Floor Covering Association)
Fruit, berries, juices, milk, cream, soft drinks, beer, wine, coffee, tea -> synthetic detergent
Chocolate, grease, oil, shoe polish, heel marks, tar, pitch -> mineral turpentin
Typewriter ribbon, dublicating wax, correction fluid, ball-point pen, ink, lipstick -> denatured alcohol
Blood -> cold water
Repair of a parquet floor
In case where surface of the floor is worn down or scratched, it can grinded or sanded and then surface treated again.
Three layer structure
All of the components of 14 mm thich 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 controlling the moisture characteristics optimally in the manufacturing process.
The hardwood surface of the parquet board mainly highlights the natural beauty of wood and its outstanding and individualistic design. The surface has an influence on durability and life of parquet floor. Softwood from Nordic forests make the core of the Parla parquet. In the north wood grows slowly and sturdily which makes wood extremely good quality and hard-wearing. The grain in the middle layer is vertical improving the parquet´s durability and preventing shape changes. Bottom layer gives support to the entire stucture. Professionally manufactured parquet won´t warp or bend.
The dark and lovely wood of the merbau has been used for ages in the countries of the Far East. It is a durable hardwood timber species with excellent moisture-resistance. Merbau does not crack, warp or shrink whatever the conditions. The deep brown colour of the wood provides the daring interior designer with numerous tempting possibilities. Merbau’s reddish brown heartwood is extremely ornamental thanks to its delicate stripy appearance. The lighter and more yellowish sapwood is in fine contrast with the dark and warm hues of the heartwood. A floor made of merbau-wood may slightly change in colour as a result of the impact of sunlight. Also in regard to tropical timbers, Parla is a firm believer in the principle of sustainable development and requires the same from its suppliers. Merbau-wood is imported mainly from Southeast Asian countries.
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A surface treatment brings out the unique beauty of the wood, and is bound to the surface of the floorboards. The surface treatment makes the floor durable, and easy to clean. Parquet boards are finished with effective and safe lacquer. 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.