How to recognize a natural parquet?

“Almost impossible!” 

Recognizing a good natural parquet is very difficult. Phenol and formaldehyde which are products proven harmful to humans and triggering cancer forms are not recognized, they are subtle, the product must be analyzed. The first thing can be the smell. Some parquet has odors that are not pleasant to us humans. The advice is to smell the scent of wood, parquet. 

Another thing to see to not bump into a imported wood or of dubious workmanship may be the fact that there is no attention to hand made, – in French usinage a la main: sometimes planings are performed which are clearly carried out by electric tools whose only feature is the non-planarity of the wood. This lack of attention to detail denounces an industrial parquet made abroad. 

The surface finishes ideal for parquet are those that the eye, with its sensitivity and attention, identifies as having been performed in an imperfect way by the operator’s hand, by wise and professional work. The difference between one brushing and a stone finish consists in seeing the stone finish irregular but pleasant, with a regular shape and uniform appearance and standard brushing. Anunique and personalized parquet
, customizable and with a uniqueness it is therefore hand-finished in stone it is difficult to find on the market: ask the seller for explanations, guarantees and feel the product. You are not buying a piece of iron, but a living part of nature. Demand a high-quality wooden parquet!

The wax finishes are excellent, as well as oil, the important thing is that it is certified. The degree of waterproofing is excellent in the case of wax and oil finishes. So useful and essential if you use parquet in the kitchen, bathrooms or damp environments.

The concept is: you have to choose the parquet based on the furniture, the environment, the furniture you have. 

The important thing is to turn to those who can customize the wooden floor, to those who do not have a pre-finished product, who therefore buy it “in a poke” but to those who have a great deal of experience in wood, to those who have a plethory of solutions. but that are customizable and that from those 200 solutions you can derive still others that are better suited to the customer and what product he is looking for.

If I, a consumer, for example, wanted alight wood floor to continue the light that I have put on the walls I should contact someone who is able to give me not only white (difficult to maintain) because like a white shirt I have to change a light floor much more often, I have to maintain it with maintenance often , but to turn to someone who is able to offer that white to me in various shades, up to ash gray. Which only a direct producer can give. Certainly not a pre-finished parquet.

If I use old wood or a dried wood in a certain way it can have a hardness equal to that of a stone or a stoneware, porcelain or baked clay tile. In this regard we can mention the Righini palace in Fossano, the Bellevue hotel, the rooms of the Principe hotel in Cuneo. All examples of parquet in use for hundreds of years, and still today of a unique elegance, of a majestic richness.

In conclusion, it is difficult to recognize a natural parquet and of a good standard. It’s easier to rely on an expert, to a consultant who can help us and whom we can trust.