Hardwood Flooring over the centuries
Therefore not surprising that in certain European countries for the decking and now uses the term "under the boards", or sometimes called "the rustic"
The use of solid wood flooring has begun through the use of parquet for floor covering in the 17th century, when in France during the reign of King Louis XIV for the first time "mosaic" floor began to be used for this purpose.
According to the general definition of the mosaic is a picture that is obtained by composing a number of pieces of stone, glass, wood or similar materials, and flooring panels can be defined as a "mosaic parquet".
Therefore, the word parquet comes from the French, and is derived from two words and petit parc, which means a small park because of the way of agreement parquet boards resembled the appearance of parks surrounding the Versailles and other royal palaces of the time.
Parquet strips are put together into a solid parallel (Chantilly model) or diagonally (Versailles model), in relation to the frame beams and the two ways of stacking the planks parquet mosaic tiles are the two oldest model agreement.
Flooring, which is a privilege available only to the rich population, it quickly became popular throughout Europe, which is 17th Century considered the golden period of mosaic parquet.
Initially the parquet strips made by hand, mainly of oak, and in time the number of species of wood getting bigger, and the model number of contention.
Until the appearance of hardwood floooring covering were used planks of oak or elm that after installation, hand-ground and coated with wax, a floor made of planks, as a precursor flooring, there is to this day. Therefore not surprising that in certain European countries for the decking and now uses the term "under the boards," or sometimes called "the peasant".
As the hardwood flooring came more popularity there is a need for serial and later mass production. Mass production of parquet, began in the late 19th century and has managed to floor is available to multiple users.
Increased demand in the market caused the production process faster and simpler models of agreement, which the panel mosaic parquet twenties and thirties of the 20th century significantly suppressed from use, from the parquet, which in this period usually Slagan based on the "fish bone".
The same year began the production of parquet flooring and mosaic whose blades were not tongue and groove. Complex process and the way stacking planks, sheets mosaic flooring was replaced by simpler forms of agreement in the units to set up.
Since then a mosaic parquet panels are increasingly losing their market share in the classic parquet flooring, but their use is still a status symbol. Therefore, the mosaic parquet panels most frequently placed in areas that have a representative function.
Development of technologies for processing wood and veneer production, opportunities in the formation looks set parquet become almost limitless. In order to better utilization of raw material in the second half of the 20th century developed a new type of flooring called multilayer parquet for the production of which can be used other than wood and wood-based panels.
The early 21st Century Flooring is still a highly coveted type of flooring. A different pace of life and styles of equipment that was influenced by the presence of some types of flooring on the market have changed over the past centuries.
Today, the production of hardwood flooring is used more than 50 species, from temperate and tropical climatic zones, which are characterized by a variety of colors and properties.
When selecting the floor, except for color and texture of wood is an important factor is the hardness of wood. In rooms where floors in use suffer greater load and where the wear of the upper layer more pronounced, it is desirable to set a floor made of harder types drveta.
Can be said that the current trend for younger people are the floors with a rough texture, what has, for example. Zebrano and wenge, while slightly older population prefers the domestic species of wood.