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How do I determine the best direction for laying my parquet?

Why it is important to lay parquet in the right direction

Each Parky floor has its own natural character, and you have your own taste. You can choose from over 20 colours and all manner of patterns and formats. Whether you choose a smooth and subtle style, a rustic style for a country look, or add character with an exotic variety of wood, you can decide which wooden floor best matches your interior. The direction in which you lay the planks also determines the general appearance of a room. Before you lay your veneer floor, it is best to first consider which direction you are going to lay the wooden planks. 

How do you choose the best direction to lay your parquet?

The format of your planks should be based on the size of the room. For smaller rooms, it is best to choose narrow, short planks. If you have a little more space, you are better off using wide, long planks. However, the direction in which you lay your planks also has an impact on the end result. If your room is fairly small, it is best to lay your parquet widthwise. In this way, you will create the appearance of more space between the long walls. If you would like to add more depth to a room, lay the parquet planks lengthwise.

However, it is not only the dimensions of a room that determine the direction you should lay your parquet. You can also take other factors into account, such as the position of doors. Planks that you lay parallel to doors create a less busy appearance than planks that are laid at right angles to doors. You can also determine the direction to lay the planks based on the windows in the room. When parquet is laid at right angles to where light enters, the grooves between the planks are less noticeable. This means that you can play with optical effects to get the room exactly how you want it.

If you are unsure about the right way to lay veneer parquet in you home, do not hesitate to get more advice from your Parky specialist.

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