Parquet polishing is an intervention that literally refurbishes your floor.
Of all the flooring on the market, parquet is certainly one of the most popular, thanks to those exclusive elements of elegance, warmth and hospitality that it gives to the environments in which it is located.
However, the beauty of a laid parquet can be undermined by time and wear. After many years, the floor can show minor dents, stains, cracks, scratches or signs of discoloration.
This coating, however, has a completely unique feature: it can be brought back to its former glory.
Wood is in fact a living material, on which you can intervene with polishing: a regenerating treatment that allows you to completely eliminate any sign of aesthetic deterioration, restoring the original quality and charm.
How to polish the parquet
The operation is carried out with the aid of special machines, the polishers, which perform a uniform abrasion, through regular oscillating and rotating movements.
By smoothing the surface, a thin layer of finish and a few tenths of a millimeter of wood are removed, so as to eliminate lines, spots, halos and signs of wear. At the end of the operation, professional vacuum cleaners perform a meticulous cleaning of the floor, followed by a chiseling of the parquet with waxes, oils and paints.
Before treatment, the premises must be properly prepared, emptying them of any furniture, as it is necessary to work on the entire extension of the flooring.
However, it is not always advisable to perform too invasive polishing. Often it is the signs of aging that are the strong points that give our parquet a unique seasoned effect.
It should be noted that polishing is a rather complicated process, to be carried out by expert hands. It is for this reason that it is important to avoid doing it yourself, especially if you have no experience with this type of procedure, and always contact qualified professionals.
Parquet polishing: how often?
A traditional parquet floor (in solid wood) already undergoes the first polishing after a few days from the installation.
The first polishing of a pre-finished parquet can instead take place 15 or 20 years after the installation. The operation can be repeated up to a maximum of 3 times, to avoid irreversible damage to the multilayer structure of the floor.
Taking care of one’s own parquet
It is possible to take care of your parquet even with small daily precautions. We recommend providing a doormat at the entrance to the house, to remove dust or abrasive particles from the soles of the shoes.
To clean it, you can choose between a parquet vacuum cleaner and a cloth moistened with water, or mixed with neutral detergents. Even ordinary maintenance is precious to preserve the initial beauty of the wood.