Parquet is divided by structure on the one hand and by finish (oiled or varnished parquet) on the other. Below, we discuss classification based on structure.
Solid wooden floor
A solid wooden floor consists of a solid block of wood in which a tongue and groove have been carved. Most people think that a fully solid plank is the ultimate in wooden floors. But a solid floor is sensitive to shrinkage and expansion and will often be advised against by a wooden layer. If, however, you fully realise and accept that a solid plank ‘lives’ and can shrink or expand during winter and summer this is not a problem. Solid wooden floors are a very noble product.
Multilayer wooden floor
A multilayer wooden floor, also often called engineered wooden floor, is composed of 2 or more layers of wood affixed to one another at right angles. The top layer is made of hardwood (at Lamett oak) with a thickness of at least 2.5 mm. The underneath layers consist of wood from fast-growing trees (e.g. plywood, pressed wood fibre (HDF), etc.). This type of floor is the solution to problems that can occur with solid wood. A multilayer wooden floor is much more stable than a solid floor.