Parquet and Laminate
Nowadays, for various reasons, parquet flooring is preferred over stone and ceramics. Parquet, being made of HDF (High-Density Fiberboard), helps prevent heat loss during the winter season. Additionally, parquet floors are resilient and can be moved without damage after installation. When compared to stone and ceramics, parquet offers a very reasonable price. Parquet is considered the best choice for interior building design, serving as an excellent alternative for traditional flooring. Furthermore, one of the significant advantages of parquet is its quick installation. For example, the flooring of an entire unit can be installed in a single day, making it highly effective in expediting construction projects. All of these factors, along with other benefits, have made 100% parquet flooring a focal point for builders, homeowners, and household consumers. Our pride is your choice.
Parquet provides relatively strong sound insulation, offers a warm and comforting surface for your feet and body during the winter, and a cool and soothing material in the summer heat. The importance of safety and slip resistance becomes evident when you compare it to ceramics and the common hazards of slips and falls, especially when the floor is slightly wet.
Absolute stillness and silence (compare this to carpets or laminate flooring) that eliminates the disturbing sound caused by movement on it entirely. Parquet is recognized as the healthiest and most hygienic flooring in the world. Compared to carpets, according to statistics published by carpet and rug cleaning institutions in the United States, more than one-third of the weight of carpets consists of accumulated dust and dirt settled deep in their fibers. Imagine how harmful constant breathing in such an environment can be. In contrast to these types of floor coverings, parquet, which shows the least sign of dust and dirt immediately on its surface, is easily cleaned and provides a clean and healthy environment for the occupants. Economically, parquet should be regarded as a capital asset, not a consumable, as this flooring always retains its financial value and significantly increases the added value when selling a property. Leaving aside this matter, we come to the durability and sustainability of parquet, which sometimes exceeds the lifespan of the building itself.
Imported and Foreign Parquets:
As you may already know, on June 20, 2018, the law prohibiting the import of 1339 items of goods was implemented to prevent the outflow of approximately 10 billion dollars in foreign currency from the country, and laminate parquet was among these items.
Furthermore, according to the provisions of this directive, previous orders for the import of these goods are either canceled or can be executed without the transfer of foreign currency, practically indicating that the import of parquet has not been possible into the country since that date or the entry of minimal orders at the free exchange rate was not economically justified.
In this regard, imported parquets can be divided into two categories:
The first category includes imported parquets that were in warehouses before the import ban date.
The second category includes domestically produced parquets sold under the label of imported and foreign parquets, but are in fact locally manufactured.
The first category, which includes imported parquets stored in warehouses:
Despite laminate parquet being a durable consumer product with a relatively long lifespan, according to the opinions of relevant experts in the field of production, installation, and consumers worldwide, it is advisable to use parquets produced with more recent manufacturing dates for implementation. If possible, parquets with a production date exceeding ten months should not be installed or used…
Why? Because every material has a relative humidity, and this holds true for parquets as well, comprising approximately 2.5 to 2.9 percent of the laminate parquet’s weight. The amount of humidity varies depending on the density, fiber used in the core, wood type, fiber texture, fineness, coarseness, and the presence of paraffin, formaldehyde, and so on. Given these factors, the storage of laminate parquet requires specific conditions that are by no means adhered to in our country. The storage area should have a minimum temperature of 18 degrees Celsius and a maximum relative humidity of 75 percent; otherwise, the core of the laminate parquet may either absorb moisture or lose its own relative humidity. Consequently, issues may arise during installation or a few months after installation, where the sound of cracking fibers in the laminate parquet becomes audible when walked upon. This is one of the major problems and challenges of laminate parquet. The same issue occurred years ago with many imported parquets from China, due to the extended time from production to consumption.
For this reason, as mentioned, in advanced countries, laminate parquets with older manufacturing dates are often included in discounts and special festival sales to sell them off quickly.
However, for the second category of parquets that are domestically produced, dear friends, please note that there are currently over 100 brands with various Iranian and foreign names being distributed and warehoused across the country. These products come from a handful of factories. Setting aside the quality discussion for the moment, with certainty, you will find that all of these brands claiming to have full stock and warehoused inventory are products manufactured within the country.
Some are produced with foreign HDF, and some are produced with Iranian HDF and MDF.
Dear distributors and sellers, wouldn’t it be better not to provide customers and consumers with false information and lies, considering the challenging economic conditions of the country…
In the past, laminate floorings used to be expensive and, in terms of appearance, were nowhere near wooden models. In fact, when you placed old laminate next to wood, you could clearly see its plastic nature. However, thanks to technological advancements, such distinctions are no longer applicable. Along with improved visual quality, a variety of stylish laminate designs have emerged, capturing the attention of many, including those who were staunch advocates of using wood. Moreover, laminate flooring is now available in patterns resembling wood, ceramics, stone, and even concrete. Consequently, almost every homeowner with any taste can choose their preferred floor covering from among the laminate options available.
But what is laminate? Laminate flooring has a core made of a high-density fiberboard (HDF), and on top of this core, a high-resolution image layer is applied. This is why laminate can mimic the appearance of various materials such as wood, stone, ceramics, and more. Additionally, in some cases, real textures are applied on top of the highest layer to provide the necessary depth to the pattern.
Installing laminate is very easy, as they are glued to the floor using a specific type of adhesive. Some models are entirely ready-made and only need to be placed on the floor.
Regarding the safety of laminates, it cannot be definitively determined because laminates primarily contain hazardous chemical compounds such as formaldehyde, which in large quantities can be harmful.
However, in terms of durability, laminates even surpass wood. In fact, laminates are more resistant to impacts, abrasion, and wear than wood to some extent. As a result, for families with small children, laminate flooring can be a more suitable option. Both laminate and wood are easy to clean, and a simple sweep can handle the cleaning job.