Indoor wood flooring
Solid wood, Engineered so called "Floating", Laminate flooring. Parquets made of oak or exotic woods.
Engineered wood flooring is made from several layers of wood pressed together in a cross-ply arrangement. The hard wood layer represents the wear layer. The aesthetic qualities of engineered wood flooring compare very favourably with those of solid wood flooring. Once installed, it is impossible to distinguish between a solid wood floor made and one made from engineered wood.
The main advantage of engineered wood flooring is its dimensional stability: the cross-ply construction means the wood is largely unaffected by swelling and does not warp significantly. A further and by no means insignificant advantage is the lower supply cost. It is a mistake to think of an engineered wood floor and a floating wood floor as necessarily the same thing. "Engineered" is a term used to refer to the wood flooring's composition. "Floating" refers to the installation method. The term "floating wood floor" is in fact a shorthand way of referring to a wood floor laid using the floating installation method. Where underfloor heating is installed, the glue-down method must be used.
Solid wood flooring
A single species of wood is used for the construction of each individual floor. The flooring strips are made exclusively from wood taken from the trunk of the tree of the chosen species. They are not produced through an assembly process, but simply shaped to the required form from a solid block of wood. Solid wood flooring inherits all the original properties of the wood it is made from: grain, texture, colours, oxidisation, colour change over time…This flooring can either be glue down or nail down if parquets thickness is over 20 mm. You may require the assistance of a professional when laying solid wood flooring.
In contrast to solid wood flooring and engineered wooden flooring, laminate flooring is not classed as a type of wood flooring as no natural wood is used in its manufacture.
This type of flooring provides a more practical and less expensive way to achieve the appearance of a wooden floor. Laminate floors are available in an increasingly wide range of designs imitating the finishes of the most popular woods. Some kinds even reproduce the textures and irregularities of the natural wood. Most kinds of laminate flooring are of the "click system" type, making installation easier and cheaper as it is not necessary to use any glue at all. Note: laminate floors are suitable for use with underfloor heating when an appropriate underlay is used.
Comptetive price, easy installation and maintenance. Vinyl flooring is full of assets! Thanks to its large choice of decoration and colour (wood or concrete look, plain or not, etc) you can give free rein to your imagination. Which one you prefer? Go on www.decoplus-parquet.com and discover our many references always at the best prices. Vinyl flooring will perfectly fit in any style of interior: classic, design or rustic. We offer various collections of Vinyl flooring : tiles, planks... Many choices available!
Vinyl flooring is a great economical solution and is also easy to lay and to maintain. It has become even more fashionable thanks to its various colours, decorations, and material imitation.
Ideal for renting, small rooms or renovation. Can be undertaken by any DIY enthusiast.
Oiled wooden floors
Natural oil brings out the wood's natural finish, whilst at the same time forming a fine protective film. As a thin fluid, it naturally penetrates deep into the wood's fibres and allows the wood to breathe. Like a moisturising cream on human skin, it becomes one with the wood. An oil-treated wooden floor offers numerous advantages. In particular, it is more resistant to wear and tear. Scratches can easily be removed using products designed for the purpose, making it possible to carry out partial renovations to your floor.
Varnished wooden flooring
Several layers of varnish applied to bare wooden flooring forms an invisible and sealed protective film. This method hardly allows the wood to breath, but does prevent scratches and stains from damaging the wood's surface. Thus protected, colour variation due to oxidation and exposure to light has little impact, even if still present. Thanks to recent innovations, a large range of varnishes is now available, offering a wide variety of different finishes: brilliant, satin, matt, natural effect, wax effect, etc. The abrasions and scratches that inevitably occur from day to day use of the floor are more noticeable with some types of varnish and less noticeable with others. It is important to bear in mind that the more brilliant the varnish, the more visible the scratches will be. Conversely, the more matt the varnish, the less noticeable the marks left by everyday wear and tear will be.
Varnished wooden flooring requires less maintenance than oiled wooden flooring, but partial renovation of its surface is difficult: the results will not match the rest of the floor.
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Aged wood flooring
How do you make something old out of something new? The principle of aging gives a unique character to this parquet finish. It's very trendy, and allows for a vintage effect, by using one or several techniques at the same time. Aging is obtained by mechanical or manual techniques that change the look, colour, and texture of the parquet planks. Among the techniques used, the most common is hammering the chamfers, known as "broken edges," giving an unequal and irregular effect.
Often combined with a smoked finish (the oxidation of the wood's colours), there are many other techniques giving very sophisticated effects, such as worm holes, open slits or cracks, splits, scratches and even lateral saw marks. Aged parquet is also sometimes stained or even whitewashed to enhance the vintage effect.
Such aged parquet can take on several different finishes, like uncoloured oil, whitewash, or shiny oil.
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Smoked wood flooring
This finish is an alternative to older wood with colours that have been weathered over time. This treatment speeds up the aging process of wood's natural colours and depending on whether it contains knots or sapwoods, can achieve different colour shades. Moreover, the weathering effects become more pronounced and improve with time, revealing the wood'score. As opposed to surface stained floors, parquets smoked by oxidation are stained deeper and provide a more unique and sustainable colour.
XXL sized planks
Flooring with XXL planks goes very well in a modern interior, mainly if you choose a light specie, whitened or grey stained. This will bring lightness and will highlight your furniture. For a more authentic appearance, wide planks can also be the solution, if you choose among brownish tones, smoked or aged finishes. This type of flooring can be installed in any room: living room, bathroom, bedroom... So don't hesitate!!!
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Oak Wood flooring
The use of oak in flooring is very widespread, notably because of its excellent stability. It is prized for domestic use in temperate climates. It's also used in structural work, because it is solid and resistant. Oak is a wood with character, both classic and timeless, making it a sound investment. It goes well with all styles of decor. Its texture and grain allow a lot of freedom in applying different types of finishes: aging, hammering, staining, smoking by oxidation... there are many styles, making the possibilities endless. Oak ages especially well, because its beauty intensifies over time. It is mainly characterised by its natural roughness, having knots, cracks, and grooves. The number and size of these defects can influence the oak's look and determine its grade or "choice." Whether you choose character, rustic, or prime grade oak, it's all a matter of style.
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Exotic wood flooring
Deep, shimmering colours from the most precious species for a warm atmosphere in the spirit of colonial houses : Cumaru, Ipe, Iroko, Wenge. Exotic wood flooring inherits all the natural properties of the wood it is made from. These planks are ready to lay and need no extra finish.
This flooring is perfectly suited to wet environments. Glued-down or nailed-down depending on the thickness.
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Glue, insulating materials, cleaning products …. You will find all you need to correctly install and maintain your new flooring.
unfinished wood flooring
Wood flooring to stain, varnish or oil depending on your taste to personalise your decor. Made of 100 % oak, this is genuine and very long-lasting flooring... Apart from the acoustic comfort, solid wood flooring offers many advantages including total renewal after use.