White wood laminate flooring – The kitchen being a part of strong passage, it is necessary to avoid the soft woods (alder, spruce, Scots pine, fir) or semi-hard (bamboo, brushed birch, chestnut, iroko, larch, cherry, walnut, maritime pine, sipo, teak) for the parquet of the kitchen. So do not hesitate to opt for hard woods (acacia, afrormosia, charm, oak, doussie, maple, eucalyptus, ash, guatambu, beech, moabi, mo-vingui, elm, palm tree), or even very hard (angelica, cabreuva, cumaru, Ipe, jatoba, merbau, sucupira, wenge).
Vitrification is not recommended because it stifles the wood, causes stagnation of the water and deteriorates the protective film of the parquet. If you really want to have a varnished finish, you have to adopt a high traffic varnish. As a general rule, it is better to opt for the oil, which protects the wood without choking it. In addition, in case of deterioration, it is possible to sand the floor and re-oil the damaged part.
And we can wash the floor with a specific cleaning soap. In damp rooms such as the kitchen, it is necessary to reinforce the waterproofness of the parquet floor. To start, when gluing your parquet floor, use an epoxy glue, which prevents rising damp. You can also use silicone expansion joints to prevent water infiltration. Finally, make sure that the ventilation of the room (VMC or extractor hood) is sufficient.