Wood flooring and laminated flooring
There are two main categories of indoor flooring: natural wood flooring or parquet and synthetic (or laminated) flooring.
In parquets, the finishes can be very diverse: oiled, varnished (water- or polyurethane-based), stained and stripped. The fitting system can be floating or glued, in the latter case using parquets with a thicker layer of fine wood.
There is a return to traditional fitting patterns (herringbone, straight boat deck, squares, inlaid) due to the new trends which are recovering the vintage look, making these the very latest options.
Lamparquet is a type of glued natural wooden parquet in slabs formed by 2cm strips set on their edges and 2.5cm thick. Its great strength makes it a material suitable for places with very intensive use.
Synthetic parquet (or laminated flooring) is classified depending on its resistance to abrassion (from least to greatest:AC3, AC4, AC5) and to impact (from least to greatest: IC1, IC2, IC3). When it comes to choosing a laminated floor we must not only take into account the look, we must also consider the use that is going to be made of it.