THE PARQUET

THE PARQUET

Using wood for the flooring of your home is an ancient art. All the noble European residences were paved in precious wood, laid with mastery. The room where the King's Sun of France received was called "Parquet".

It is in France, especially in the majestic palace of Versailles, where you can admire precious Baroque floors with mosaic inlays.

The parquet wanted by Louis XIV is still among the most used and demanded in the world.


OUR GALLERY


WHY CHOOSING OUR PARQUETS

  • • Naturally, parquet once exposed to light and air begins an oxidation process that, depending on the wood surface, changes the colour intensity and makes the grain more homogeneous. If environmental conditions are not carefully evaluated ( heating and air conditioning) the wood can dramatically distort. Due to the fact that parquet is always a "live" material, you should rely on expert hands for the application and laying.
  • • Our engineering technique has achieved unique levels: we work boards of up to 50 cm using wood from Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.
  • We listen to our customers, their needs and always evaluate each project with utmost care.
  • The wide range of shades proposed by Piccardi Living are available thanks to our continuous search for new finishes that are occasionally made entirely by hand.
  • Our floors are suitable to be used with underfloor heating systems.

NOVECENTO COLLECTION


FINISHES AND SURFACE TREATMENTS

Painted

Made with high quality varnish, scratch-resistant certified, free from formaldehyde or harmful substances, excellent resistance to stains and wear

Oiled

Treated with the application of vegetable oil, which gives the wood a natural effect.

Brushed

Brushed to remove the most tender part of the fibre leaving only the hardest fibre on the surface.

Planed

The process ensures a wavy appearance and is performed by skilled craftsmen; it looks like antique wood flooring.

Sawn Effect

The wood has an embossed cut effect.

Hand Bevelled

With great skill the edges of the planks are "worn" manually and irregularly

Rounded bevelled

These boards have a soft and smooth edge

Aged

Obtained using special products that exalt the texture of the wood and give a "worn" effect

COUNTRY NATURAL COLLECTION


MAINTENANCE TIPS

As it is a natural material wood reacts to climate change. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain the environment temperature at around 20°C. A humidity of between 40% and 60%, especially in the winter months creates the best environment which can be maintained if necessary with the help of internal humidifiers, plants or radiator humidifiers. Outside these parameters, micro cracks can form on the noble wood, deformations or the parquet can bulge, depending on the type of wood. Wear is an inevitable feature of a living material such as wood, and over time contributes to making it even more beautiful and "lived". Unwanted and accidental damage can be avoided by placing adhesive felt pads under the legs of frequently moved chairs and furniture. In addition, the most used areas, such as the entrance and corridors, can be protected by rugs. Cleaning must be carried out when necessary, avoiding the use of acid and abrasive detergents, washing the floor only with neutral detergents based on wax and natural resins which renew and preserve over time the protective and aesthetic characteristics of the initial surface treatment, without creating wax accumulation. To restore the shine a specific polishing wax for wood floors can be applied.