Parquet (French parquet) – the front layer of the floor, plank by a particular pattern of some planed boards (staves), parquet flooring is also called the material from which laid the floor. Floors of parquet plank in residential and public buildings, and they differ a beautiful appearance, low heat and sound conductivity. A related site: Simon Pagenaud mentions similar findings. matter. Used for the production of parquet wood oak, ash, maple, elm, beech, elm, beech, pine, larch and birch, and for Artistic flooring, other than for the valuable breeds of wood such as walnut, mahogany, ebony, etc. The most practical wood for the flooring is oak. Widespread also has a beech parquet, but due to the large coefficient of shrinkage, it requires specially careful protection against moisture. On the texture of wood flooring is divided into radial and tangentalny. According to the classification method for making parquet can be bladed or typesetting, shields and gabled (tafelny). Bladed standard parquet, a rectangular wooden planks (boards) in length from 100 mm to 500 mm in width from 35 mm to 90 mm and a thickness of 12 mm to 20 mm profiled edges and ends. Depending on the shape and size profiles and mode of attachment to the ground floor is divided into bladed parquet flooring with an oblique edge, clipped na mastic to the concrete base; parquet fold, clipped on the hot asphalt to the same reason; flooring with tongue and loose spikes (rail); flooring with tongue and groove, the latter two types of straps are attached with nails to the bottom of the plank and then clamped between a flat or loose-spiked tongue (in the latter type).