For installation of the parquet flooring on cement screed moisture needs to be below 2 %, and in the case of floor heating floors moisture in the screed must be below 1.5%.
Rough calculation regarding the drying of screed is that it dries 1 cm in a month, and since the average screeds have a thickness about 4.5 cm, drying time is about 5 months to reach moisture level below 2 %.
Small acceleration can be reached with a regular airing (windows open during the day half-open and during the night completely closed) or if you lease equipment for moisture draining. These equipment will not dry only your floors, but also the walls, and will create a healthier environment with less humidity.
If possible, always try to install the flooring before the doors. This way you will get straighter, aesthetically better connection of the door frame with parquet flooring and tasks can be completed independently of each other.
When you measure the space where you want to put the parquet flooring always calculate the exact size of the space and add to your order additional quantity:
- For straight installed parquet 4 %
- For diagonally installed parquet 8 %
- Parquet set as herringbone 10 %
If you need professional advice or have any doubts, please contact us with confidence. We will be happy to help you regarding the space measurement and various other advice.
When selecting parquets considering technical specifications don’t pay attention only to the hardness of the selected parquet flooring, but also check for stability (volumetric, radial and tangential), I.e. expansion and contraction due to changes in temperature, humidity and similar influences.
On our site you can find technical information for almost any wooden flooring.
• Don’t clean wooden floors with a wet cloth. Too much water can cause lifting, swelling or discoloration – drab of your wooden floor.
• Don’t use wax, soap and other household cleaners for lacquered surfaces. It can blur the varnish on the parquet.
• Don’t allow sand, dirt or soil to accumulate on flooring. They act like sandpaper and could scratch the surface of your parquet.
• Vacuum and sweep your floors regularly – at least once a week.
• Wipe spillage immediately.
• Place doormats at the front door to prevent entry of sand and dirt. Put a rug on frequent areas, at the end of the stairs and near the doors. Avoid rubber backing.
• Use protective pads for furniture
• Cut claws to pets in order to avoid scratches on the floor.