How to Install Parquet Kitchen Flooring
Parquet flooring is commonly made of wood, but it is like installing a tile floor than the plank style wood floor. Every tile consists of an organization of small planks glued to the backing or held together with the wires, you install it through pasting it to the sub floor. Some installers initiate a parquet installation in the midpoint of the floor and spread out to all four walls simultaneously. However in a kitchen, it's frequently easier to lay the tiles parallel to a floor.
- Unpack the tiles, and permit them to sit in the room for 3 to 5 days before installation. This gives them some time to come into balance with the room conditions and inhibits expansion difficulties. Mix the tiles from diverse boxes together to reduce the chances of finding obvious color differences in the completed floor.
- Level the sub floor by distributing floor leveling compound into the depressions and sanding down the high spots with any belt sander.
- Use a tape measure to calculate the distance from the most noticeable floor portion that is equal to the double of the width of tile plus 1/4-inch expansion gap.
- Spread the parquet tile adhesive on the subfloor between the 1st line you cracked and the floor with the notched trowel. A 1/4-inch notch is commonly recommended.
- Install the 1st tile on the side of the 2ndline closer to the floor and the edge of the tile on the intersection of lines. Then install the next 3 tiles so that you fill in the corner.
- Cut the last tiles to fit with the jigsaw. And avoid cutting the tiles with the help of table saw or circular saw.
- Roll the floor with the weighted roller.
- Sand incomplete parquet with any orbital flooring sander.