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Frequently asked questions

Questions about the construction, material and surface treatment of parquet floors

What kind of materials are used for the production of the EDELHOLZ wood parquets?

Our wood parquets and straight planks are exclusively made of the best quality oak and ash wood. Be it solid or multilayer parquet, as raw material we solely use oak – or in same special cases ash.

Where does the raw material of the EDELHOLZ wood parquets come from?

The EDELHOLZ wood parquets – like all EDELHOLZ-products – are made of oak and ash of excellent quality, deriving from sustainable, Hungarian state-owned forest managements. Our colleagues personally choose the best wood logs in the forest. Our wood parquet floors are produced according to the strictest quality standards in our plant in Zalalövő.

What kind of substances are used for the surface treatment of wood parquet floors?

Our wood parquet floors and all the other EDELHOLZ-products – including straight planks, wall coverings, stairs, chateau planks, dining tables, seats – are all treated with the best, high-quality, linseed oil-based, oxidative substances, free of harmful components.

These oils and waxes are all natural and plant-based, containing different minerals. The solid, dried materials mean no harm to people or animals, their quality meets the requirements of children toys as well. About our surface treatments you can read more here.

What is the difference between the chevron (45°/60°) and Hungarian (90°) herringbone parquet?

Between the chevron, or also known as French parquet and the Hungarian herringbone parquet there is only one difference: the angle they are cut. The strips of the Hungarian herringbone parquet are cut at 90°, while the strips of the chevron parquet are cut at 45° or 60°. The different angles result in different installation patterns. The traditional zigzag pattern is typical for the Hungarian parquet, other patterns count as chevron parquet. About the exact look of the patterns please, take a look at our parquet datasheets.

Do you also offer wood parquet floor for projects regulated by monument protection?

Yes, in our collection there is a wood parquet type ideal for the reconstruction of historical buildings. In these cases, please turn to our expert colleagues in the early phase of the planning.

Why is it important to choose the parquet with the right product structure?

It had great significancy for us, that our floors can be installed in buildings and homes with different characteristics. We offer specific parquet construction for installation on hot-water based subfloor heating, for installation in historical buildings and new-build homes. Our expert colleagues will be pleased to help you in choosing the ideal product structure.

What is the importance of skirting for parquet?

In case of parquet, the skirting is inevitable because of practical, visual and technical reasons. The number one function of skirting is hiding the expansion gap around the wall. It also provides an aesthetical closing to the floor.

Do you offer stair system in the same colour as parquet?

Yes, as thanks to our complex stair and flooring systems both steps and skirting can be requested in the same colour and with the same structure as the chosen parquet. In case of special, individual concepts, we can adjust the colour of our solid oak wood tables to the parquet.

Is it easy to clean the wooden parquet?

It is very simple to clean and care for EDELHOLZ wooden parquet. But the little, yet precise maintenance will result in a life-long beautiful flooring surface. Our wooden parquet floors can be cleaned dry and also wet. To read more about the exact execution of maintenance, please, click here.

How often does the parquet require cleaning and care?

Parquet floor has to be cared for according to its exposure to use. When the colour has visibly lost its original freshness and deepness, there is a need for refreshing it. In general, in restaurants or cafés there is a need for care every 10-12 month, but in usual living areas it can be enough every 4 or 5 years. For customers, who wish to execute the refreshment of the flooring by own hands, we have summarized the most important steps and the exact information about the process here.

What is the duration of the warranty for the EDELHOLZ wooden parquet?

The duration of the warranty for EDELHOLZ parquet floors and straight planks is 25 years for the product structure and 5 years for the surface treatment, on condition of provable and full compliance with the provisions of the installation and care instructions.

Questions regarding underfloor heating and cooling

Is it possible to install parquet on hot-water based underfloor heating?

Yes, but not all parquet types and not in any way. We recommend multilayer Triplex parquet for installation on underfloor heating, because thanks to its particularly strong and flexible construction (oak in every 3 layers), Triplex functions as a perfect thermal conductor. This multilayer construction is of great advantage in case of frequent temperature and humidity fluctuations, which is likely in rooms with underfloor heating. About our parquets installed on hot-water based underfloor heating you can read in this article, and we also suggest reading our installation guide before laying the floor.

Where is the installation of parquet not allowed?

It is not allowed to install the parquet on underfloor heating with cooling function! Our parquet floors must not be laid on electric underfloor heating.

For more detailed information please, turn to our colleagues.

It is not allowed to install our floor coverings in cellars, bathrooms, around pools in closed areas, in kitchens, and in other wet, damp rooms. High relative air humidity and water can lead to the deformation of the flooring!

Is it possible to lay wooden parquet floors on already existing floors, if underfloor heating is already constructed?

Yes, wooden parquet can be installed in this case too. As cold types of floor coverings are bad thermal insulators, the efficiency of the underfloor heating does not change significantly. Due to this and the good thermal conductivity of the parquet laid on it, the flooring can perfectly fulfil its functions. But the evenness and strength of the already existing covering and the compliance with the installation guide are essential for the long lifespan of the parquet.

Does not the wood insulate the heath of the underfloor heating too much?

All in all, no. Though the wood is good thermal insulator, yet is able to keep the heat very effectively. In the beginning of the heating season, wood floor needs more time to warm up, but once it has reached the optimal temperature, significantly less energy is needed to keep the temperature, as wood acts as a kind of heat storage buffer. The EDELHOLZ multilayer straight planks and parquet floors - in comparison to other products – present the best heat transmission values, as they are made of three, solid oak wood layers. This is why they can be installed with trust.

Does underfloor heating float dust in the children’s room?

Dust will not float above the floor if the underfloor heating is set correctly, according to the standards. Simply put, we should not specifically feel that the ground under our feet is warm, that is, that the underfloor heating has warmed the wood. To be quite precise: according to the current EU standard, the surface of a heated floor must not be hotter than 28 °C. For an average detached house, the setting is correct if the floor temperature is between 22 and 25 °C. All this is important not only because of the floating dust, but also because the overheated flooring is also a great enemy for feet with varicose and joint problems.

Is it allowed to install parquet on underfloor cooling?

No, the installation of parquet on underfloor cooling is under no circumstances allowed. Failing to adhere to these leads to exclusion from warranty.

Questions regarding the installation of wooden parquet floors

Where is it recommended to get information before the installation of the wooden parquet?

Before laying the wood parquet please, read thoroughly the installation guide and if questions arise, please turn to our expert colleagues.

How to install and fix wooden parquet?

Wooden parquet can be glued down to the concrete subfloor. As it is always the circumstances at the place of installation that determine the installation, we suggest you to ask for the advice of our expert colleagues. In some cases, wooden parquet can be screwed down to OSB. About the details of this laying method, please consult our colleagues.

It is important to always act according to the installation guide. If you have questions, please turn to our colleagues, who will be pleased to help you.

What is the required quality of subfloor under the wooden parquet?

We recommend the installation on screed, if possible, minimum C25 or C30. If levelling component is necessary, please consult our colleagues about the type of the substance.

How should the subfloor be prepared, and what is the required layer order and thickness?

The thickness of our products is 14 mm, for some products, 20 mm. For the installation of the 14-mm-thick planks only one method is recommended: gluing. In this case, the layer of glue has to be approx. 1,5 mm. The full thickness of the structure is approx. 15,5 mm.

Can wooden parquet be installed on old parquet?

No, the old parquet has to be uninstalled, the subfloor must be reconstructed, and parquet can be layed on the new, well-prepared subfloor by gluing, or, in case of installation on wooden joint, by screwing.

Floating installation on Elastilon is not possible, because of the special laying of the parquet in pattern.