The surface treatment in combination with maintenance protects the parquet floor, largely prevents the penetration of dirt and makes cleaning and maintenance much easier. Of course, this does not make the parquet “waterproof”. Moisture can still be absorbed by the parquet flooring, but more slowly, and can also be released again.
Parquet floors sealed/varnished on site
The surface treatment with dispersion varnishes is a layer-forming surface, which, however, cannot be regarded as waterproof, since micro joints occur due to shrinkage and swelling processes of the wood. They are not visible to the naked eye and are sensitive to abundant or even standing water. However, this “sensitivity” can be drastically reduced by proper cleaning and, above all, care in the right cycle.
On-site oiled/waxed parquet floors
Another possibility is treatment with an oil/oil wax system. This treatment also makes the floor largely resistant to water stains and dirt and can be partially repaired. It also emphasises the structures and colours of the wood. In general, if the surfaces are first applied to the sanded parquet floor on site, this is done by hand. This means that irregularities in the surface, such as inclusions of dust particles and the like, cannot be completely avoided.
can be distinguished:
sealed/varnished ”’ UV coating systems
oiled ”’ oxidatively oiled surfaces (similar appearance to surfaces oiled on site)
The factory sealed and factory oiled parquet floors have high quality surfaces made of UV or oxidative hardened materials. The advantage of factory surface-treated parquet floors lies in the significantly shorter execution time; after the adhesive has dried or if the floor is laid “floating”, the floors can be used immediately. For the different surface systems, please refer to the corresponding care instructions.