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close this bookMaking of Parquetry - Course: Timberwork techniques. Trainees' handbook of lessons (Institut für Berufliche Entwicklung, 14 p.)
close this folder4. Advice for and Rules with Making Parquet Floors
View the document4.1. Preparation of the Subfloor
View the document4.2. Laying of Parquet
View the document4.3. Dressing

4.3. Dressing

After the parquetry has been laid and the adhesive has aged, which takes at least two days, the floor is mechanically ground and sealed three times afterwards. After each sealing a technical waiting time of 24 hours has to be kept.


The sealer fills the pores of the floor, forms a well-adherent and wear-resistant film which protects the parquet against wear and moisture.

-The following sealers are used for parquet floors:
- Oil and synthetic resin sealers
- Acid-hardening sealers
- Sealers consisting of several components

· Polyurethane sealers
· Epoxide resin sealers

- Combination cellulose nitrate sealers

The sealers show various properties. Therefore, their specific use depends on the future purpose. Greatest hardness is achieved by multicomponent sealers.

Parquetry work has to be integrated in the entire building process in such way that no bricklaying or installation work must be done after the parquetry has been laid.

As a rule, parquetry should be laid even after painting.

How long is the technological waiting period after sealing?


Why should parquetry be laid always at the end of all building work?


What kinds of sealers are there?


Which sealers give the greatest hardness?


How is parquetry finished?