If you want to restore your existing parquet flooring in order to rediscover its natural beauty, l’Artisan du Plancher Montréal and its master sanders can provide you with the expertise you need. We can renovate all kinds of wood flooring and carry out the necessary repairs. We serve Montréal, Laval, and the South Shore.
Sanding parquet flooring is very similar to the technique of marquetry: in the first case, pieces of veneer are arranged into simple repeated geometric shapes to form tile patterns for a floor (parquet), or to form masonry patterns, types of lattice, and others.
Parquetry consists of a geometric mosaic of pieces of wood used for decorative effect. The two major uses of parquetry are to create veneer patterns on furniture and patterned blocks for floors.
Sanding is a smoothing process for an installed floor that removes unevenness in the parquet floor. Furthermore, sanding is used to renew the old appearance of the parquet. Increasingly fine grades of sandpaper are used, which is required to ensure even penetration where there are stains and to eliminate visible scratches.
L’Artisan du Plancher Montréal and its master sanders offer their parquet floor sanding services using the latest dust-free, eco-friendly floor sanding tools in the greater Montréal area and its surroundings. Ordinary sanding equipment produces a massive quantity of dust that can spread throughout the whole house. The wood dust produced by traditional sanding poses numerous health risks.
Parquet patterns are completely geometric and often form square, triangle, and diamond designs. The most popular parquet pattern is herringbone. The herringbone pattern is an arrangement of rectangles used as floor tiles, so called for its resemblance to the skeleton of a fish such as the herring.
Parquetry is a form of wood art. It’s a type of decoration that the carpenter builds out of pieces of veneer that (s)he cuts according to a design so as to give each one a particular shape; (s)he then assembles them and forms them into a whole that is bonded to a support, such as a floor or a piece of furniture.
Proper use of the vacuum cleaner and the broom as well as using a wet mop is generally all that’s required to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of a parquet floor. Oil-based soaps should not be used to clean the floors. Our best advice is to use the cleaning products recommended by l’Artisan du Plancher Montréal. A properly finished and well-maintained parquet floor won’t accumulate hidden dirt or smelly compounds.
Parquet floors may be cleaned with a brush or sponge, if necessary. Upright vacuum cleaners may scratch the surface, as abrasive particles can become embedded in the brushes.