May 17, 2020

How Do You Rejuvenate Parquet Flooring?

Parquet flooring has been in existence since the late 17th century and remains a popular choice today. That’s not surprising considering people from all walks of life have enjoyed the feel of it under their feet. 
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If you’re thinking of tiny mosaic pieces forming squares across your living room then you’re right and wrong. The reality is that a reputable supplier of parquet flooring Sydney can customize this product to create the exact look that you want.

All you have to do is look after it and you’ll be able to appreciate it’s beauty for years to come.
Of course, you may be lucky enough to already have a parquet flooring that needs a little attention. The good news is that any parquet flooring can be rejuvenated with the right approach.

Check for Missing blocks
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You should inspect your floor to find any missing blocks. These will need to be replaced. You should also look for damaged blocks and make a note of any that are loose, they will sound hollow when you tap them.
It’s important to note the measurements of the blocks before you go hunting for missing ones, they interlock with tongue and groove style connections, you’ll need the right size.

It is worth checking cupboards as parquet flooring was often fitted inside cupboards. These can give you the missing blocks you need.

Cleaning The Blocks
Any missing or loose block can be removed but it will need to be cleaned thoroughly to ensure it is ready to be put back into your mosaic puzzle. You should also check the exposed underfloor to ensure it is clean and smooth. Removing old adhesive can create an uneven surface that will need to be leveled again.
Leveling Up
Acrylic compound is the easiest solution to level the floor. You’ll simply have to follow the instructions on the container and avoid going thicker than 3mm.

The acrylic coating must be left to dry before you can do anything else.

Put Blocks In
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You can now carefully put your missing blocks into the floor. You’ll need a little parquet adhesive and, wherever possible, slide the blocks into position while interlocking the tongue and groove edges.

This will ensure it holds firmly. Keep a rag handy to wipe up any spillage and make sure the adhesive is dry before you move onto the next step.

To really make the floor look great you’ll want to sand the entire floor. It’s best to use a power sander but take your time and keep the pressure even as you move across the floor.
Sanding will remove all the blemishes in the wood and make the floor look fantastic.
When sanding it’s a good idea to use wood filler to fill any small gaps. Let this dry before you sand the area again.
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Once you’ve finished sanding and vacuumed the floor you’ll be able to apply a new coat of wax or polish. This will seal the parquet flooring, helping to protect it from spills.

That’s it, step back and admire.

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