Parquet for kitchen
The kitchen is the room of the house where the floor is most often used. In this room it is best to choose a resistant wood and a suitable surface treatment, which will protect your wooden floor.
Wood species adapted to the kitchen
We recommend hardwood flooring such as ipe, jatoba for exotic woods, hornbeam, acacia for European hardwoods. Many are in the range of “Emois et Bois”.
The artificially aged oak floors are a good solution for the kitchen.
What surface treatment to the parquet?
In the kitchen, the parquet vitrification is not recommended if you have opted for this solution. It should be applied for a varnished “high traffic” parquet. If your parquet has been varnished in factory, we recommend a survitrification.
This is the most appropriate surface treatment in the kitchen. The floor can be washed with a soap maintenance for oiled parquet floors.
What type of installation for the kitchen?
Full glue-down installation should be preferably used. We do not recommend floating installation in the kitchen.
In an open-plan kitchen, it is often more aesthetically pleasing to use the same parquet flooring in both the kitchen and the living area. If your wood of choice is not appropriate for kitchen use, you can simply install a strip of a suitable type of wood parquet – 60 to 80 cm wide – along your counters and the main traffic zone. This can have an interesting decorative effect.
The professional opinion of Emois & Bois
To make the floor surface of your kitchen easy to live with, best choose a parquet that can withstand a certain amount of abuse, such as natural finished woods, aged woods, etc… Woods with an impeccably finished appearance should be avoided, unless of course you are very meticulous.