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What is actually the difference between laminate and parquet?

When choosing a suitable flooring, many people ask themselves what the difference is between laminate and parquet. There is a major difference in composition between parquet and laminate. The surface of parquet is made of real wood, while a decorative surface in wood or stone look is used for laminate. Here you will find summary and comparison of the differences:

  • Surface made of real wood
  • Feels like real wood
  • Can be sanded down – thus enabling scratches and dents to be removed
  • Simple laying thanks to click system
  • Requires a lot of maintenance and care when sealed with wax or oil
  • Requires less care when sealed with varnish
  • More expensive than laminate
Laminate flooring
  • Surface made of decorative paper and melamine resin
  • Wide range of decors from wood look through natural stone look through to simple look without any structure
  • Simple laying thanks to click system
  • Simple removal thanks to click system
  • Edge sealing and joint sealing possible
  • Repair of scratches using repair kit possible
  • Very easy to maintain
  • Partly moisture-resistant
  • More affordable than parquet

Laminate from LOGOCLIC® is made of around 90 percent wood-based materials from domestic wood. The five or six layers (overlay, decorative layer, antistatic paper, HDF core material, stabilising layer, footfall and impact sound insulation) of the laminate structure make the flooring robust, easy to maintain, antistatic and resistant to impact, scratches and abrasion. These properties distinguish the floor covering from parquet flooring, which requires much more intensive maintenance.

Take a look at the LOGOCLIC® product range, available at your local BAUHAUS specialist centre.