Parquet

A symphony of the grandeur of Nature and the jewelry art of Artisans.

Exquisitely enhanced with decorative techniques, or brightly adorned with inlays of precious stones, mother of pearl, natural horn, crystal, amber, murano, crystal… It is admiration. 

One-of-a-kind parquet

Floor coverings made of precious materials that represent a piece of history: Venetian briccole and Antique wood (150 year and more).

Centenary wood recovery from shipwrecks, castles, or even beams.
After clearing the wood of rust residues, 4 or 5 mm thick blades are selected which are glued to wooden supports.
An antique parquet has a remarkable solidity due to its long natural seasoning.

Flooring of Venetian Briccole

The briccole are large poles scattered throughout the Venice lagoon that indicate the channels with the depth of navigable water, according to the law of December 8, 1439.
After carrying out their honorable service of marking the lagoon canals, briccole become precious objects of art.

Herringbone Parquet and Chevron

The pattern takes its roots in ancient Rome, where it was first adopted for the roads construction.

One of the earliest application of the Herringbone pattern for the wood flooring, is considered at the Fontainebleau’s Gallery in France in the begining of 16-th century.  

Depending on the connection angle, there are 3 standard variations of Herringbone or Chevron parquet:

“French” pattern – angle of 45 degrees
“Hungarian”pattern – angle of 30 or 60 degrees
“Italian”pattern – angle of 90 degrees

Installation is provided with polyurethane adhesives.

All formats are suitable for installation on heating floor.

Modular Parquet

Artistic artisanal panels embellished with inlays of leather, stone, metals, Murano crystal, resins, or designed with different wood textures.

Modular parquet can be realized in solid wood as well as plywood coupled witha superior noble layer.

Dimensions of modules, as well as bevels aplications, vary depending on the design of the module.

Modular parquet is suitable for installation on heating floor.

Artistic Parquet

Grand masterpiece handmade by marquetry artists and cabinetmakers presents the luxurious combination of shades and grains of woods with precious decorations of mother of pearl, exclusive stones, precious metals.

Solid Wood Parquet

The solid wood parquet, defined as well traditional parquet, is constituted by a single layer of solid wood, and it derives from a single block of the heartwood – the densest part of the tree trunk.

The unique layer of the noble wood increases acoustic and thermal insulation capacity.

Still it is not advisable to install solid wood floors in the areas with floor heating as well as in humid areas (bathroom, kitchen).

Smoked Solid Wood

Modern treatment technologies of wood provide it with higher resistance, stability and noble aesthetics of dark woods.

Most common treatment processes are evaporation, termotreatment and smoking, to which wood can be subjected before the last finishing process with chemical or natural covering products (oils, paints, waxes, etc. ).

Smoking treatment is carried out on wood species with acid PH, like cherry wood or oak. The process involves an autoclave of 2-3 weeks with ammonium salts heated to 60-70 °C, which convert the internal acid of the wood into a darker color.

Smoking treatment makes wood darker in color but also more resistant.

Engineered boards

Recognizing the value of a solid wood product, modern technologies offer so called “engineered boards” – layered boards which are able to guarantee excellent stability even for important dimentional formats.

Engineered boards are available in 2 or 3 layers.

3-layer boards

3-layer plank structure:

– superior noble layer in European Oak or other wood species

– middle intermediate layer of Fir

– lower counterbalance layer in Fir or Oak

3-layer boards are offered in multiple widths from 100 to 350 mm, lengths from 800 to 2500 mm, thickness from 9 to 18 mm.

Bevels with brushed or planed surface on 4 sides of the board.

Installation with polyurethane adhesives  or, in some cases, floating (without adhesives).
Boards are suitable for installation on heating floors.

2-layer boards

2-layer plank structure:

– superior noble layer in European Oak or other wood species

– lower compensation multilayer

Dimentions: multiple widths from 80 to 350 mm, lengths from 500 to 2500 mm, thickness from 9 to 15 mm.

Bevels with brushed or planed surface on 4 sides of the board.

Installation with polyurethane adhesives  or, in some cases, floating (without adhesives).
Boards are suitable for installation on heating floors.

Floating interlocking boards

Interlocking or “click” boards are equipped with special drilled profiles, which allow boards to be hooked together forming a single body.

Such system of connecting boards allows to install parquet without adhesives.

We advice this solution for relatively light and not large-format boards.

Decking

Solid wood planks for outdoor terraces, yachts, saunas, water areas.

Available in Ipe Tabebuja, Burma Teak, termotreated Ash – wood species appreciated for high strength, flexibility, hardness and aestethics.

Anti-slip reeded finishing on demand.

Installation with fasteners, screws or on joists.

Sport Parquet

Professional flooring for sports fields.

Fixed and removable systems.

Fiba Certified in the Wooden Flooring category.

Wood types

Color, texture and graininess of the samples in the photographs are indicative.

Because of the exceptional nature of material, for each order we provide individual samples.

Finishing and decorative woodworking

Protective treatments

Depending on the type of parquet and the specifics of its eventual exploitation, various treatments or their combination are available:

  • UV Varnish
  • Balsamic or UV oils
  • Natural wax
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-scratch

The emulsion deeply impregnates the wood, providing desired aesthetical effect and creating an invisible protective layer.

Wood characteristics (UNI EN 13489:2018) 

Select

Characteristics as healthy sapwood, healthy and adherent knots with a diameter greater than 2 mm, rotten knots with a diameter greater than 1 mm, cracks (bristles), bark synclusions, lightning strikes are not allowed. Characteristics as the deviation of the grain without any limit, light color variation, parenchymatous rays are allowed. Biological alteration is not allowed.

Nature

Characteristics as healthy sapwood up to 50% of the front face, if distributed, healthy and adherent nodes with a diameter less than 5 mm, rotten knots with a diameter less than 2 mm, cracks (bristles) up to 20 mm in length are allowed. Characteristics as bark synclusions, lightning strikes are not allowed. Characteristics as the deviation of the grain without any limit, color variation, parenchymal rays are allowed. Biological alteration is not allowed. 

Rustic

Characteristics as healthy sapwood, healthy and adherent knots, rotten knots, cracks (bristles), cortex synclusions, lightning strikes, grain deviation, color change, parenchymatous rays without size or quantity limits, if they do not compromise the resistance or quality of parquet flooring are allowed. Biological alteration is not allowed except for blackening and black holes from insects.

The grain of the wood depends on the type of cut:

  • radial cut is perpendicular to the annual rings, the veins of the boards are mostly uniform
  • tangential cut is made from the center of the trunk, the veins of the boards form a pronounced pattern
  • cut from the roots and lower part of the trunk, these elements are mostly used for inlays

Wood drying

The stability and durability of the parquet depends greatly on the preparation of the wood. According to international standards, wood moisture should not exceed 9 ± 3%. Optimal value is 7-8%. The key factor in the preparation of wood is the drying method.

In the parquet industry there are two methods of drying wood: natural drying (seasoning) and forced drying.

  1. Natural drying involves the following steps (terms vary according to the wood species and region of origin):4 months of log exposure in natural conditions. The moisture content of the wood is reduced from 85% to 55%, after which the wood is subjected to antiseptic treatment.
  2. 3 months of atmospheric drying.
    The main process of drying natural wood in well ventilated areas. The wood moisture is reduced to 20%.
  3. 1 month of drying in the thermal chambers with thermal treatment or ultrasound.
    The wood moisture is reduced to 8%.
  4. 1 month of exposure for the adaptation of wood to natural temperature and humidity.

The alternative method is forced accelerated drying: treatment for about 30 days in special chambers, the moisture content of the wood is reduced to 8%. 

This method allows to significantly reduce the timing and costs of wood preparation.

However, this accelerated treatment and the lack of atmospheric drying and adaptation of the wood cause internal interlacing of the fibers and does not eliminate the internal stress of the planks,
leading to a low resistance of the wood to the variations of humidity and temperature regimes, and deformation of the parquet (irregular expansion, drying, cracks).