How to select parquet tiles

In the last several years, parquet tiles – the wood like – become very popular. It gives a warm feeling to the space; it’s more suitable for house than a public space. In this article we will discuss the specifications of parquet tiles, to understand how to select and buy it.

parquet flooring
parquet flooring, Gaza 2018

Parquet tiles Sizes & Types

As the market demand increasing, companies competitive to create new and creative parquet tile design. Parquet tiles come in several sizes, I prefer the slim tile in size 20×120 cm, there are 15×40 cm and 60×120 cm tiles size that I don’t prefer because of the ratio. As its tile material, there are ceramic and porcelain materials, porcelain has more strength; however for walls we prefer ceramic because it has pores to bond better with cement mortar. There are soft and rough tiles surface, I prefer a rough surface to appear as wooden veneer. Another thing to notice when selecting tiles is edges, some edges are round while others are sharp cut, for a parquet i prefer round edges to show tiles scale and look as real wood. Finally when parquet have a high gloss seems like fake wood.

Parquet flooring is available in all natural wood type like oak, mable, beech, rose, mahogany and much more. Also white color wood, old wood style and even painted color parquet. 

parquet wall, by ORIGIN DESIGN 2018
parquet wall, by ORIGIN DESIGN 2018

Installing Tiles

After buying the parquet tiles, it’s time to think about arranging the tiles, the space totally difference according to the direction of the tiles. I advise you to make it irregular, shifting each tile to another from 15 to 25 cm. Also for large rooms and spaces I recommend to installing parquet in herringbone style arrangement, this will show the space larger.

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