Parquet Floor Restoration Tips

Occasionally, a homeowner who has decided to install new carpet will pull up his old carpet and mat and discover he has a beautiful parquet floor that has been covered for years, and he now wants to restore it. If you have a parquet floor and would like to restore it, you will find the tips below to be helpful.

Replacing Blocks

Blocks on older parquet floors will usually have tongue and groove edges that keep the blocks connected to each other. When you remove one of these blocks in your floor, do it will care. If you damage one of these edges, you'll find it difficult to keep the block locked into place.

Clean your Underfloor

When replacing damaged blocks, be sure you clean the floor surface before replacing the block. Black tar (Bitumen) was often used to adhere parquet blocks to the floor. This tar will leave a residue that will adversely affect adhesives you use to bond your replacement block to the floor.

Sand the Floor

For a uniform and even finish on your parquet surface, you'll need to sand the entire floor. Use a wax remover before sanding. Old wax will clog your sander if it isn't removed first.