Good News for Parquet Flooring
Things are looking good for the parquet flooring industry if new figures are anything to go by. Sales figures for last year showed a strong increase that could mean a very positive future for the industry if they are a true indication of the shape of things to come. Predictions were hopeful for the parquet industry back at the DOMOTEX exhibition six months ago in January, and the statistics now appear to be backing those predictions up.
In Europe, the parquet industry reached an all time high four years ago in 2007 but those figures dropped noticeably during 2008 and 2009 before beginning to show a moderate improvement again during last year. However, the High Street and different sectors of the industry are still uncertain as to whether the industry is really seeing any major improvement as statistics differ, with some areas showing some small signs of improvement while others fail to record any major change in either direction.
Parquet flooring continues not to be one of the most common or popular types of flooring, even in the wood flooring industry, with the great majority of homeowners still preferring to go for uniform planks or perhaps two or three-strip wood floors. Ultimately, the fact remains that while sales of parquet flooring may have shown some kind of rise, the industry is loathe to regard it as a real sign of improvement because it still represents a small representation of the overall amount of floors sold. All forms of wood floor, including parquet flooring, benefit from regular maintenance to prevent the need for wood floor repair.