Five reasons to choose an oak parquet floor instead of timber flooring

22 July 2017

Do you want an oak floor and can’t decide between solid timber and oak parquet?

Here are five reasons to choose oak parquet flooring.

Pergo’s oak parquet flooring is made of 100% wood, just like timber flooring, but it is constructed from three different layers instead of one solid layer of wood. This gives the floor several advantages:


1. It is less affected by moisture and temperature

Oak parquet flooring is not as affected by moisture and temperature as a solid wood floor. Moisture and cold can cause wood to swell, and heat and dryness can cause it to shrink, but thanks to the different layers at 90 degree angles, movement in the wood is reduced.


2. Avoid cold feet

The stability of the three layers means you can lay underfloor heating beneath a parquet floor, which is not recommended for a solid wood floor.


3. High stability and balance

The top layer is called the wear layer, and underneath is an advanced body that absorbs impact and guarantees the high stability of the floor. The bottom layer of ecologically certified wood gives each board perfect balance.


4. Oak parquet flooring is cheaper

The two bottom layers can be made of cheaper types of wood because they are not visible below the surface. This means that oak parquet flooring is often cheaper than solid oak flooring.


5. It is easy to lay parquet flooring yourself

Thanks to Pergo’s innovative PerfectFold™ click system, parquet flooring is easy to lay yourself, even without previous experience and special tools.

Pergo Infographic oak parquet floor


  • Does not swell and shrink in the same way as timber flooring
  • Can handle underfloor heating
  • Has high stability and balance
  • It has a lower price level than solid wood flooring
  • Easy to lay yourself

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