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Wooden floors for stylish homes

Good looking floors can enhance the aesthetic value of your homes

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If you’re looking to renovate your homes or enhance its look, changing the flooring of the house is one trick that will work wonders. Good looking flooring can augment the value of any home, and choosing the right type of flooring for your home is the first and the most significant step towards refurbishing your abode.

Although installing floors can be a taxing task, a new floor will completely revamp your home. Among the many options of flooring available in the market- like laminate flooring, hardwood flooring, stone flooring, tile flooring and carpet flooring—a lasting and more aesthetically pleasing option is parquet flooring, which has for long gained a lot of popularity. In the Nepali market, you will find a variety of options to choose from when it comes to parquet flooring your homes

According to Navraj Dhamala, Proprietor of Nepal National Parquet & Decorators, carpets and parquet are usually preferred by residential homes whereas tiles and marbles are the preferred choice for commercial buildings. A lot of people opt to parquet their floors for their classic design, natural ambience and durability. “Despite popular belief that parquet is highly the market and is usually preferred by customers for its chic look and longevity,” says Dhamala.
There are different types of parquet available in the market like engineered parquet tiles, real hardwood parquet flooring, vinyl parquet flooring, and laminate parquet flooring, all made from different types of wood like shisau, laurel, teak, eucalyptus and rosewood. Among them the cheaper and more preferred option in the valley is laminate parquet flooring, according to traders.

Along with their durability, parquet floors are pretty low-maintenance and do not need to be vacuumed regularly like in the case of carpets. You also do not have to worry about staining the parquet or getting it scathed, you only need to mop it, stand it down and apply a liberal coating of floor wax to repair it properly.

Price start from Rs 125 to Rs 700 per sq ft and they come with three to 25 years warranty periods. They come in 8 mm to 12 mm thickness and can be easily placed in homes. Along with products manufactured in Nepal, the market is also flooded with products imported from India, China, Germany and Malaysia. “Parquet floors are eco-friendly and easily managed. All of our products are manufactured completely in Nepal, and the prices of the products differ according to the thickness and consistent demand for our products,” says Raj Shrestha, Project Manager at Eco Parquet & Decorator.
Balterio Laminate Flooring the authorized distributor of Balterio, a Belgain flooring company, in Nepal, currently offers more than 55 different shades of parquet. Gaurav Pande, Department Head, says, “When we started off 12 years ago, there were only a few companies in the business but now they are mushrooming everywhere and competition is fierce. The demand is ever increasing and there is plethora of options, in terms of retailers and prod.

source: the himalayan tims, 23 dec 2016


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