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If you want a unique look for your timber flooring, parquetry is stunning option which can transform your living space. Parquet flooring is made up of a mosaic of wooden blocks which are arranged into a variety of patterns, with herringbone and chevron being popular designs. Although it may look intricate, it has the bonus of being hard wearing if you use quality engineered timber. Today, we’ll be looking at how you can care for your parquetry flooring so it lasts for generations.

General maintenance

When it comes to caring for your parquetry flooring, it’s best that you keep on top of day to day maintenance to ensure your floors continue to look their best year after year. Don’t worry, it’s easier than you might think – all you need to do is give your floors a quick sweep each day to get rid of dirt and debris and aim to vacuum once a week to pick up the finer particles. Moisture is the enemy of parquet flooring so clean up any spills right away. If you mop, use as little water as possible and use a specialist floor cleaner.

Damage prevention

Although some level of damage is inevitable over time, there are a few steps you can take to prevent damage to your gorgeous parquet flooring. Make sure you felt the bottom of furniture so they don’t cause scratches to the intricate pattern. Avoid wearing high heels on your floors as they can cause divots. Outdoor sneakers are also best left at the door as they tend to carry a lot of dirt in the tread. Keeping mats at the front and back doors will also help prevent scratches from occurring.

Professional sanding and polishing

No matter how careful you are, eventually wear and tear will take its toll on parquet flooring as scratches and other damage build up. Luckily, your parquetry flooring can be sanded back and polished to restore them to their original state. Given the intricate design of parquetry, it’s recommended that you get a professional to take a look unless you have a lot of experience sanding and polishing timber floors. If you do get the professionals in, make sure they have experience with parquetry!

Kustom Timber offer stunning parquetry wood floor designs to deliver a unique look to your home. Our timber is sustainably sourced from FSC approved oak trees and we can help you create a bespoke look for your home with our range of colours and finishes. We also offer our experienced craftsman for expert installation of your new parquetry flooring for a precision final result.

If you’re interested in installing parquetry in your Melbourne home, contact Kustom Timber today on (03) 8609 6027.