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Flooring installation

This is a brief guide to flooring installation and what to expect. Parquetry Flooring Company installs “All Timber Floors”. We install in metropolitan and regional areas around Adelaide.

Flooring installation with Parquetry Flooring Company includes the installation Parquetry, Solid timber (hardwood) boards, engineered timber and floating floors.

Installing Parquetry and Solid Timber Floors

PFC uses two common ways to install Parquetry & Hardwood floors:

  1. Floor is installed directly onto your concrete slab
  2. Boards are nailed to batons

When laying on to concrete, we treat most concrete slabs with a Water Based Epoxy Membrane (Hydrepoxy) as a moisture barrier

When laying parquetry onto batons we first attach plywood or STRUCTAflor® (particle board product) to the batons and lay the parquetry on that.

We can also install on Hebel and the process is very similar to laying parquetry on batons. A plywood or STRUCTAflor® is required to be laid first.

Laying Parquetry & Solid Timber Floors

Laying Parquetry and Solid Timber is a very similar process.

Parquetry & Solid Timber floors cannot be walked on during this whole process because the glue used must have time to set and the coating must have time to cure. See care and maintenance

Your floor can be walked on (without shoes) 24 hours after the completion of the last coating. Furniture can be moved onto the area after 3 full days of the coating being finished.

Below is an example of laying European Oak Parquetry in a Herringbone pattern, each piece of timber is individually laid, making this a skill that takes time to learn.

Watch a time lapse of the sanding and polishing process of installation

Installing Engineered or Floating Floors

Engineered European Oak Timber flooring

PFC uses two common ways to install Engineered or Floating Floor

  • Floating Floor method
  • Direct Stick method

Floating Floors have a 2 mm or 3 mm acoustic underlay and are not stuck down

Direct stick method are directly stuck down to your concrete slab.

An advantage of installing engineered or floating floors is that they come pre finished, once the floor is installed by our technicians it is ready to walk on. These floors do not need extra coatings on them. See care and maintenance.

Things you can do to help

  • Remove all furniture
  • Animals must be locked away
  • although we do our best to keep dust to a minimum, cover book shelves etc
  • If it is cold you may need to have heater going
  • if it is hot you may need to have air conditioning going
  • Do no walk on the floor until it is 100% finished

Some things to think about prior to floor installation

  • All tiling in bathrooms, kitchens and laundries to be completed.
  • All wall (gyp-rock, plaster) to be complete
  • All glazing be finished and house at lock up stage
  • Electricity and water connected and fully functional from with the house
  • Concrete slab edges sealed or protected from the elements
  • Storm seals to be fitted to all external doors in rooms where parquetry or our flooring is installed.
  • Silicone sealer to be applied to both sides of aluminum door tracks on external doorways.
  • Sensible protection of the flooring from extremes, particularly in unoccupied homes must be afforded.


Parquetry flooring is made from solid timber cut into blocks. It is installed in various patterns to give a classic, timeless and impressive look.

Blackbutt solid timber hardwood floor oil modified gloss finish installed in Adelaide

Solid Timber Floors

We offer the highest-quality Australian and European timber flooring. Our team are experts in this field, with decades of combined experience and can help with any questions you have.

Engineered & Floating

Engineered floors are a modern example of plank and parquetry flooring.

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