When cork turns into wood - the Arteo design
A breath of fresh air for HARO Cork Floors: with the Arteo design you can enjoy the warmth and softness of cork with an authentic wood look.
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Whether as Parkett, entarimado, suelo de parqué, parchetto or pīnhuā - Parquet turns rooms into comfortable retreats all over the world. Parquet Floor is available in various formats, colours and wood types. Therefore, it offers an amazing number of possibilities to accentuate your personal style. By the way, in many countries the parquet floor is installed first and then the furniture is selected to go with the floor. In our range, you will find a vast number of possible combinations that allow you to choose the perfect parquet floor for your style of living.
Already in the early days, humans learned to appreciate wood as a natural raw material that is robust and durable, yet comfortable and warm, whether for the use as a floor or as wall panels. A parquet floor brings nature into your home. Parquet has a positive effect on the room climate due to its natural properties: wood is hygroscopic, which means that it absorbs air humidity and releases it in doses into the atmosphere. This is why parquet floors are particularly suitable for people suffering from allergies.
Throughout its entire life cycle, parquet floor additionally offers an excellent environmental balance thanks to wood as a renewable natural material, especially if it comes from sustainably managed forests. This is why Hamberger Flooring relies on wood from certified, sustainably managed forests for the production of HARO Parquet. Even waste wood is used in the company-owned thermal power station that produces clean eco-power and heat. HARO brand-quality parquet boards are "Made in Germany", which generally stands for high quality and manufacturing according to the strict German environmental standards. It is not without reason that HARO Parquet has been awarded the renowned 'Blue Angel' eco label.
You will enjoy a high-quality parquet floor for many years, as a long lifespan and a high stability of value are characteristics of parquet. With the appropriate cleaning and care products, like those from clean & green, a wooden floor is easy to maintain and will keep keeps its beauty for a long time. Quite the contrary, it even develops its very own patina and many say that a parquet floor becomes even more appealing over the years. And even if it does become necessary at some point, parquet is the only floor covering that can be renovated and sanded, which is why parquet is a real store of value for the home. Quality that pays off - HARO offers an extended warranty on parquet of up to 30 years in addition to the statutory warranty term.
Express your personality
Parquet offers you undreamt-of possibilities to accentuate your personal style. By the way, in many countries the parquet floor is installed first and then the furniture is selected to go with the floor. In our range, you will find a vast number of possible combinations that allow you to choose the perfect parquet for your style of living.
The first step is usually to choose the wood type. Each tree species has different characteristics, from colouration to mythical meaning. Under "Wood Types" you will find lots of interesting information about oak, beech and the other wood species available in the HARO range.
Sizes and patterns
With the design you can enhance the impression of space in a room. Add a new dimension to your rooms and let your creativity run free. Your local HARO dealer will be happy to assist you and show you examples of successful interiors.
Every tree grows in its own individual way and thus develops a unique look. The visual impact of its grainage is expressed by the different grades, which range from elegant to lively. They give your new parquet its very special character. Find out more about our wide choice of grades.
Natural or hard-wearing? You know what your new floor covering should be like. That's why you can choose between matt finished and oiled parquet floors that are made of wood through and through.
Inspired as much by traditional woodworking techniques as by our innovative drive and high quality standards, we have developed attractive surface treatments for our parquet floors.
To make the selection particularly easy, we have divided our range into four main themes: The Elegant Line, the Classic Line, the Natural Line and the Natural Colour Line.
There are various differences when it comes to the processing and construction of parquet. You certainly still know the old, creaking solid parquet floors, often with large gaps between the joints that collect dirt over the years. It is not only possible that this old parquet can swell or shrink more or less strongly as a result of changing humidity and temperature. Solid wood parquet also consumes much more natural resources, which means much more precious wood is required for the same floor space than with a multilayer parquet floor. HARO Parquet uses latest research and decades of experience in the manufacturing of wood. This way, sophisticated parquet floors with multilayer construction are created that convince with a long life and excellent laying properties. It is no coincidence that HARO is the market leader1 when it comes to parquet.
With multilayer parquet, a distinction is made between two basic types of parquet:
HARO Parquet boards (Parquet Plank 1-Strip, Parquet Longstrip, Parquet Plank 1-Strip Plaza and Parquet Plank 1-Strip Toskana) are exclusively produced as multilayer parquet and made from several - in this case three - layers of wood. Solid spruce fingerstrips for the Top Series and an HDF middle layer for the entry-level series are used as a middle layer. The back consists of a softwood backing veneer. The visible top layer out of precious wood is attached onto the cleverly construed base. This construction with spruce strips that are attached transversely to the upper and lower layer optimally balances any tensions and reduces the natural "work" of wood compared to solid wood boards. This way, the multilayer construction ensures the long-lasting dimensional stability of HARO Parquet. This is why 3-layer parquet can also be installed floating, in particular thanks to the introduction of click parquet, which made installing possible for DIY home improvers. Of course, a full glue-down installation is also possible with HARO Parquet with a 3-layer construction for special application areas. This makes it even more stable, more durable and quieter. For full details, aks your local HARO dealer or professional installer.
HARO Strip Parquet builds on classic parquet installation patterns. The construction is designed in such a way that the parquet can be optimally glued-down onto the subfloor. The construction of 2-layer parquet and 3-layer parquet is very similiar. The top layer is made of precious wood and connected to the crosswise attached layer out of spruce strips; only the backing board as a third layer is left out. The latter is not necessary, as Strip Parquet must always be glued-down to the subfloor which gives it stability. Floating installation is not possible! Boards with the typical dimensions of 70 x 490 mm up to the impressive size of Plank 1-Strip of 180 x 2200 mm are glued-down with special, low-emission and solvent-free HARO Parquet Flexible Glue. This is of particular interest for renovations, as a lower construction height can be achieved. When installed by a professional installer, you will enjoy your HARO Parquet floor for a long time, which can also be installed with special patterns, like a herringbone pattern or with border inlays. A full glue-down installation is also the first choice for use above underfloor heating and installation in bathrooms (HARO Parquet Spa).
There are many factors that can influence the choice of a parquet floor. However, the application (such as the usage of the room or the intensity of usage) should only play a secondary role. With brand-quality parquet you can focus on your personal taste and let the visual factors of your dream floor decide:
There are trees that grow fast, as well as small trees, large trees, extraordinary trees and many many others. Every tree has its very own characteristics and therefore its unique character. The wood type and the pace of growth of the respective tree determine the grain and the natural colouring of the parquet.
For most people, the colour selection is most important. Many already have an image of the floor of their dreams in mind. This image can be influenced by personal experiences, such as the new floor at a neighbour's house, at friends or maybe a photograph in a glossy magazine you have just read. The natural colouration of a wood type has always been extended by various wood-technology procedures. Allegedly "boring" colours can be intensified and changed according to trends and personal taste. For your new parquet floor this results in a wide range of colours ranging from light to dark, depending on trends and personal taste. With the Puro product range, for example, HARO emphasises modern puristic-natural interior designs with subtle colours and matt surfaces.
Beside the look, the wood type also determines characteristics like hardness and durability. For certain applications, the hardness of parquet can be of decisive importance. Hard wood types, for example, are better suited for heavily used residential areas than soft wood types. Under "Wood Types" you will find lots of interesting information about trees, the wood species and their characteristics, as well as their influence on the HARO parquet range.
Here you can learn more about the different wood types.
Apart from the colouration, the pattern of the annual rings defines the individual look of a wood type. The intensity of the pattern can be adjusted by the grading.
As we have already seen, the growth characteristics of the trees give the wood, and therefore the parquet, its unique character. If it was the colouring at the type of wood, it is the amount of knots and sapwood in combination with the grain for the grading. With a fine grading, for example with HARO Exquisit (Longstrip Parquet) or Exclusive (Plank 1-Strip Parquet), only selected parts of a log are used for the parquet production. In contrast, especially the parts of the tree that have clearly visible knots and sapwood in the wood are processed in coarse grading, for example for Sauvage or Alabama. Some of these rustic elements are even emphasised by coloured putty. Currently, very rustic parquet grades are in vogue. In between there are several more nuances of parquet grading, depending on the precision and "diligence" of the manufacturer.
This selection in the production process is time consuming and can currently only be carried out in the desired quality by the human eye . However, it is precisely this personal touch that makes HARO Parquet uniquely profound and harmonious when it comes to room effect. This way, you get a unique floor, which will create atmosphere in your rooms.
To help you decide, HARO has carried out a clustering of its parquet range. HARO Parquet floors are divided into three themes : Natural Line , Elegant Line and Classic Line. This will make it easier for you to find out which floor best matches your creative ideas, your existing interior design and your personal style .
Read more about the different parquet grades here.
Also the board format or design, meaning the dimensions of the complete board as well as the single elements, are a decisive factor for the spacious effect of your parquet. With the various board formats you can selectively design rooms and decide whether you want to bring the spacious look of Plank 1-Strip Plaza, the Mediterranean flair of Plank 1-Strip Toscana or the particularly well-balanced room effect of HARO Parquet Floor Strip Scala into your home - HARO Parquet creates unique interior designs with individual charm.
Here you can find all the information you need about the board width of parquet.
When selecting a parquet floor, the last and most direct factor when it comes to look and feel are the different surfaces. The surface texture is what you mainly feel when walking barefoot on, for example, scraped or brushed parquet floors. With brushing, the soft wood fibres are brushed out in a special procedure, so that only the hard wood parts remain. The longer the surface is brushed, the more structured the parquet becomes, giving it more character. This is why we call it brushed parquet surfaces. Another trend is the "used look" that can be achieved by a deliberate emphasis of knots, and bevelled edges that remind of old wood boards. At HARO Parquet, these surface textures are called Parquet Retro 3D and Parquet Retro.
Here you can find more information about the surfaces of parquet.
The surface treatment is just as perceptible as the surface texture, in particular with oiled parquet floors. The variations range from prefinished surfaces to natural oil finish parquet. Cleaning and maintenance of the floor were often reasons to forego the beauty of a natural surface. This reason is no longer valid thanks to the introduction of the revolutionary clean & green care system.
Here you can find more information on the surface treatments for parquet.
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