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Can we put parquet in a pond?

Before choosing to install parquet in your bathroom, here's what to know ...

Without a doubt. But, to avoid any damage due to moisture, pay attention to the choice of wood, the type of laying, waterproofing and finishing. Naturally water-resistant, massive woods of exotic origin are perfectly suitable. The choice is vast: ipé, teak, merbau, iroko, doussie, jatoba, wenge, moabi, padouk ... Still, their quality has a cost: between 60 and 150 € / m2 according to their rarity. More affordable, some European species, such as ash, beech, maritime pine, spruce or poplar, offer an excellent alternative (from 40 to 100 € / m2), provided to be rétifiés® (it is ie treated in an oven to make them more durable).

And the laminate? Some are designed for water features. To prevent their swelling, the heart of the blade is coated with melamine resin. The songs are also treated to reinforce the peripheral sealing. Ideal for a reasonable budget (about 28 € / m2).

Anyway, it should be known that only is a pose glued in full (directly on the support). It ensures the stability and the solidarity of the blades between them and thus allows the parquet to resist hygrometric variations and temperature. In addition, the seal must be impeccable between each blade, but also on the periphery. A joint or "boat bridge" installation (butted blades and joints in black polyurethane mastic) prevents infiltration while giving a maritime character to the room. Finishing side, protective oil (lin) is the most suitable option. But, who says oil says regular maintenance ...