Parquet flooring kitchen or bathroom?
We often get asked: parquet flooring kitchen or bathroom? The answer is generally yes. We sell to many customers who have used reclaimed parquet in either or both rooms. Oak and Pitch Pine are very popular for kitchens. They seem to work well. Tropical hardwoods are mostly more suitable for bathrooms. These species cope better with humidity and are more stable in service.
You could consider tiling the area near the sink and dishwasher if you aren’t confident of keeping the area dry. There is a photo showing this below.
Our best advice for fitting the parquet is:
- Fill the gaps between the blocks after fitting. This ensures that any moisture doesn’t penetrate below the parquet which could cause problems later.
- Use a good water-resistant top-coat.
Aftercare of floor:
- Do wipe up spillages as soon as possible to take care of your floor.
- Don’t use bleach on your floor.
- Do use an appropriate wooden floor cleaner.
- Use a lightly damp sponge and dry off after – excess moisture will cause problems.
Photos of parquet flooring for kitchens:
And photos of parquet flooring used in bathrooms:
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