17 best manufacturers of parquet boards

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The parquet board is a unique combination of the naturalness of the solid wood and the convenience of the laminate. Many well-known manufacturers of flooring are engaged in the production of this type of parquet. Users love the natural beauty of wood, the strength and durability of the finish. What is the uniqueness of this finishing material and how not to make a mistake in choosing?

How to choose a parquet board

  1. The parquet board is a three-layer sandwich made of different wood. The bottom layer is most often made of spruce, which gives the structure its strength. The middle layer is HDF slabs or coniferous lamellas. The most valuable types of wood are used to make the upper part.
  2. The top layer can be single-lane or multi-lane. Some people value a solid lamella, others prefer a composite structure made of carefully selected dies.
  3. Thickness. The thickness of the parquet board varies greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer. Collections from 7 to 26 mm thick are on sale. Experts advise against purchasing parquet thinner than 13 mm due to insufficient rigidity, as well as the impossibility of scraping.
  4. Different series also differ in length. Experts believe that flooring made of 2-2.5 m long boards dampens the step load best. But when using short panels (up to 1.8 m), it often leads to a squeak. And such a floor will look worse.
  5. Parquet performance is determined by the quality of the top layer. Manufacturers make it from different types of wood. The most popular are oak, ash, beech, maple and walnut collections. Of the exotic, Russians use such wood as wenge, merbau, jatoba, kempas.
  6. Treatment. The special treatment adds value to the parquet. Due to heat treatment, the wood gains stability, it does not swell or dry out, scratches become invisible. With the help of brushing, soft fibers are removed, which makes the lamella strong, and the surface takes on a volumetric appearance.
  7. Coating. All manufacturers apply a protective coating. Varnish is usually used for light boards, and dark wood is impregnated with oil.
  8. Castle systems. Manufacturers use locking systems to securely fix the parquet board. Many people give them their own names. All locks can be conventionally divided into 2 groups. The Lock type connection is characterized by the parallel arrangement of the groove and tenon relative to the surface of the board. The Click lock is a pivoting structure where the protrusion is inserted into the groove at an angle of 45 degrees, and then the boards are aligned.

In our review, experts have selected 17 of the best manufacturers of parquet boards. The rating was compiled taking into account the feedback of domestic users.

What is better laminate or parquet board

Floor covering type

Advantages

disadvantages

Laminate

+ practicality, ease of care

+ resistance to temperature and humidity changes

+ low price

+ rich selection of colors and textures

– high noise

– accumulates static electricity

– cold surface

Parquet board

+ long service life

+ possibility of restoration (cycling)

+ environmental friendliness and harmlessness

+ natural warmth of wood

– afraid of moisture

– high price

– tendency to biodefeat

Rating of the best manufacturers of parquet boards

Nomination a place Name of product rating
The best manufacturers of parquet boards in terms of price-quality ratio 1 Scheucher 4.9
2 Kahrs 4.8
3 Haro parquet 4.8
4 Weitzer parkett 4.8
5 Wood bee 4.7
6 Boen 4.7
7 Par-ky 4.6
8 Grabo 4.5
9 Tarkett 4.5
10 Quick-Step 4.5
11 Befag 4.4
12 Upofloor-Karelia 4.4
The best manufacturers of inexpensive parquet boards 1 Magnum 4.8
2 Amber wood 4.7
3 Barlinek 4.7
4 Parquet prime 4.6
5 Goodwin 4.5

The best manufacturers of parquet boards in terms of price-quality ratio

Many world leaders in the field of parquet board production sell floor coverings at an affordable price. The cost reduction was achieved by opening production sites in Russia. Experts have identified several brands that offer quality and affordable products.

Scheucher

Rating: 4.9

Scheucher

Scheucher offers quality flooring with sophisticated style to Russian homeowners. The parquet board manufacturer managed to become the winner in our ranking due to a wide range of decorative finishes (about 500 options), innovative locks 5G, as well as a record-breaking warranty (30 years). Experts pay attention to the surface treatment that is unique in terms of cleanliness. Whatever texture the buyer chooses, he can be sure of the ideal quality of the board. And there is plenty to choose from, there are collections of the classic style, as well as completely unexpected performances (for a reptile, deep brushing, etc.).

Users are provided with a rich selection of woods, ranging from iroko to American walnut.

Advantages

  • a wide variety of boards;
  • innovative lock;
  • advanced processing technologies;
  • 30 year warranty.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Kahrs

Rating: 4.8

Kahrs

The leading position in the world is occupied by the Swedish manufacturer of parquet boards Kahrs. The company is a pioneer in many aspects. So the company received the first patent for the production of parquet, in the bowels of the Swedish company a lock was invented for connecting the boards. Until now, the locking system is considered reliable and well thought out. No debris gets into the joint, the structure is not afraid of moisture. The high environmental friendliness of the products has been confirmed by such reputable institutions as the FSC Forest Stewardship Council, the German Institute for Construction.

The brand took the second place in the rating, behind the winner in the range. At the same time, Kahrs looks decent in safety, durability and quality. Due to its harmlessness, the parquet board is used in medical and children's educational institutions.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • environmental friendliness and safety;
  • reliability and durability;
  • a wide range of collections for the price.

disadvantages

  • somewhat more modest assortment.

Haro parquet

Rating: 4.8

Haro parquet

The largest European company for the production of parquet boards is the German concern Haro Parquet. Its products are well known around the world. The production of luxury collections has become a priority line of business. In order to meet the special needs of wealthy people, the manufacturer carefully selects raw materials, which will be further processed on high-tech equipment. The company has received many awards and certificates for the environmental friendliness and safety of the flooring.

The excellent quality of the parquet board is noticed by both specialists and ordinary consumers. Hygiene and durability have become the main factors for getting into the top three of the rating.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • rich assortment of textures and coatings;
  • environmental friendliness and safety;
  • high-tech equipment.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Weitzer parkett

Rating: 4.8

Weitzer parkett

The oldest parquet manufacturer in Europe is the Austrian company Weitzer Parkett. She has been manufacturing flooring for over 185 years. Experts included this brand in the rating for a huge assortment (over 3500 items), the ability to fulfill individual orders. Working with the world renowned organization Greenpeace, the Austrians have focused on making a sustainable product. The fact that about 3/4 of all raw materials are supplied for processing from private green areas.

The Austrian manufacturer also has its own rationalization proposals, implemented. For example, the company's engineers came up with the idea to endow a parquet board with soundproofing properties. The locking system was made with a double locking mechanism. And the durability of the parquet reaches 30 years.

Advantages

  • environmental friendliness;
  • rich assortment;
  • piece production;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • there are no matching products;
  • high price.

Wood bee

Rating: 4.7

Wood bee

The Wood Bee trademark has earned recognition from Russian consumers for the optimal combination of price and quality. The Dutch manufacturer works closely with Chinese companies, thanks to which it has managed to attract buyers at an affordable price. The products meet the most stringent requirements of European standards. The floor coverings are distinguished by unique stylistic solutions that can be realized thanks to modern equipment. The Russian consumer is offered many options for finishing and textures.

The company is located far from the leaders of the rating for a number of negative reviews from users. They mark the softness of the coating. When a coin falls, chips appear on the varnish, and dents and scratches remain from furniture.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • many interesting collections;
  • original design;
  • exact geometrical dimensions.

disadvantages

  • softness of the protective coating.

Boen

Rating: 4.7

Boen

The Norwegian company Boen has been involved in timber processing since 1895. More recently, the company has concentrated on flooring. It should be noted that the Norwegians succeeded in this, ranking second in terms of production in 2013. Among the awards are environmental certificates from reputable international organizations. In the line of collections, you can find not only household parquet boards, but also floor coverings for commercial and sports premises. In production, both the usual wood species (oak, maple, cherry) and exotic (jatoba, American walnut) are used.

Users have found some flaws in the Norwegian manufacturer's locking systems. Microslits become places where moisture and dust accumulate. So the brand is ranked 6th.

Advantages

  • environmental friendliness and safety;
  • collections different in purpose;
  • a wide range of used wood.

disadvantages

  • cracks in the locks.

Par-ky

Rating: 4.6

Par-ky

The parquet board of the Belgian company Par-ky is known in our country for its combination of reasonable price and good quality. A distinctive feature is the use of a veneered top layer in the floor covering, which increases the strength and durability of the floor. The manufacturer purchases wood in forestry proven by years. Parquet boards withstand serious mechanical loads, surpassing in strength not only laminate, but also massive parquet. For safety and hygiene reasons, the bevels are treated with an antibacterial compound.

Along with a number of advantages, users have discovered certain disadvantages in Par-ky products. High humidity can cause the top layer to peel off.

Advantages

  • original design;
  • high strength and wear resistance;
  • acceptable price;
  • careful selection of wood.

disadvantages

  • there were cases of flaking of veneer.

Grabo

Rating: 4.5

Grabo

The Hungarian company GRABOPLAST (Grabo) is a major manufacturer of floor coverings with a 113-year history. Thanks to advanced German technologies, the brand successfully competes in the markets of Europe and Russia. Raw materials for the Grabo factories are brought from the Carpathian forest. The finished products have a seven-layer varnish coating, which not only protects the wood from moisture and mechanical stress, but also focuses on the beauty of the parquet board.

The manufacturer offers several collections for home use, sports and commercial flooring. Users liked the soundproofing and warmth of the parquet board. But solid objects leave dents and scratches on the surface.

Advantages

  • good noise absorption;
  • no deformation due to changes in humidity or temperatures;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • insufficient hardness of the coating.

Tarkett

Rating: 4.5

Tarkett

The Swedish company Tarkett stands out for the variety of design solutions. The concern's production sites are scattered throughout Europe; the production of parquet boards has also been launched in Russia. It is to domestic products that users have complaints. This circumstance did not allow the brand to claim a higher place in the rating. In short, the workmanship is seriously lame. Although the assortment of parquet is quite impressive, there are collections for domestic use, floor coverings for sports and commercial premises.

The Swedish manufacturer has received a certificate of compliance with European Union standards, and the products are marked with a special ecological label “Leaf of Life”.

Advantages

  • wealth of styles;
  • high wear resistance;
  • waxed lock;
  • environmental friendliness.

disadvantages

  • a lot of defects in the products of the Russian branch.

Quick-Step

Rating: 4.5

Quick-Step

One of the pioneers in the production of parquet boards is the Belgian company Unilin, which owns the Quick-Step brand. The history of the enterprise began in 1960, the technology was gradually improved, the assortment was expanded, and new markets were mastered. The Belgians consider the vast expanses of Russia especially promising. The construction of the parquet has a classic scheme. The lower part is a veneered base, a valuable layer is laid on top. And the inner lamellas are made of hevea. Seven-layer varnish coating provides reliable protection of the parquet board from moisture, simplifies floor maintenance.

The quality of Quick-Step products is not so smooth, which determines its place in the ranking.

Advantages

  • adequate price;
  • water resistance;
  • various colors.

disadvantages

  • the chamfer wears out quickly;
  • fragile top layer.

Befag

Rating: 4.4

Befag

The Hungarian company Befag possesses huge reserves of raw materials. The brand belongs to the state-owned concern Bakonyer, which makes it possible to manage forests of about 60 thousand hectares. Most of the products are supplied to the domestic market. Due to its environmental friendliness, parquet boards are used in the construction and renovation of children's and medical institutions in Hungary. The experts noticed one trick that is used to create the illusion of a large assortment. One and the same version of parquet is made from different types of wood, which allows them to be passed off as new collections.

A modest set of design solutions narrows the choice for the consumer, so not all Russian homeowners will choose a high-quality Hungarian board for themselves.

Advantages

  • rich timber reserves;
  • environmental friendliness and safety;
  • high quality;
  • reasonable prices.

disadvantages

  • meager assortment of collections.

Upofloor-Karelia

Rating: 4.4

Upofloor-Karelia

The Finnish company Upofloor-Karelia has been operating on the flooring market since 2000. It was formed by the merger of two companies Upofloor and Karelia. A branch under the Focus Wood brand has been operating in Russia since 2008. In 2012, the manufacturer became part of the Kahrs group. The consumer is offered premium parquet boards (Karelia, Upofloor) and budget series (Focus Wood, Woodpecker, Polarwood). Experts note the commitment of the manufacturer to the production of environmentally friendly products. All enterprises have a strict control system, which provides for checking finished products for operational convenience and harmlessness to humans.

Users in reviews praise the brand for a wide range of parquet flooring. Only Russian products have cases of geometry violation.

Advantages

  • rich choice;
  • high-quality coverage;
  • reliable locking system.

disadvantages

  • inaccurate dimensions for Russian products.

The best manufacturers of inexpensive parquet boards

In economy class, domestic brands are imposing serious competition on European and Chinese companies. Due to high-tech equipment and our own raw materials, it is possible to maintain low prices for parquet boards. Here are some of the leaders in the public sector.

Magnum

Rating: 4.8

Magnum

The best parquet board in the budget segment is considered to be the products of the Czech company Magnum. This young company quickly gained popularity among European consumers. Thanks to the successful combination of quality and affordability, the flooring was highly appreciated by Russian homeowners. The brand becomes the winner of our rating. Experts explain the uniqueness of the parquet by using thin lamellas, they make the board multi-lane. The manufacturer is trying to constantly expand its assortment, keeping the quality of its products at a high level. It is possible to compete with eminent brands due to high-tech production.

Users note not only the affordable price and good quality of the flooring, but also environmental friendliness. And the service life reaches 25 years.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • unique multi-lane design;
  • a wide range of;
  • environmental friendliness.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Amber wood

Rating: 4.7

Amber wood

One of the best manufacturers of parquet boards in Russia is Amber Wood. The company operates in the Primorsky Territory, which is rich in quality wood (oak, ash). The company has equipped its workshops with the latest equipment, thanks to which it is possible to maintain an acceptable price for products. Parquet board feels great in a changing climate. The main activity of the company is the production of floor coverings for houses, apartments and offices. The brand is on the second line of the rating, since its service life (10 years) is less than that of the winner.

Russian consumers have appreciated the harmlessness of parquet flooring, this fact is also confirmed by state healthcare institutions.

Advantages

  • high-quality preparation of wood;
  • environmental friendliness of products;
  • reliable lock system AMBERLOCK.

disadvantages

  • modest assortment;
  • short-lived coating.

Barlinek

Rating: 4.7

Barlinek

The Polish brand Barlinek boasts a century-old history. The company supplies premium class parquet boards to the construction market at affordable prices. To achieve this combination, many types of wood are supplied for processing from their own forests. The range includes parquet flooring made from exotic African, Indonesian and Latin American trees. The manufacturer pays a lot of attention to the environmental friendliness of production. The safety of the parquet board is confirmed by the Forest Stewardship Council, the manufacturer has received the Emissions Dans L'air Interieur and CE certificates.

The brand deservedly gets to the high step of the rating. The disadvantages include hard locks, so professional finishers can perform high-quality installation.

Advantages

  • a large assortment;
  • safety;
  • high quality raw materials.

disadvantages

  • hard locks.

Parquet prime

Rating: 4.6

Parquet prime

The German-Turkish manufacturer Parquet Prime is betting on a wide coverage of the parquet board market. In the company's catalog you can find both budget collections from classic wood species (oak, beech, walnut, maple), and elite products from sapelli, doussia, iroko, etc. But even the cheapest types of parquet have no drawbacks in the form of knots and chips . As for the varieties of parquet boards, the company makes two- and three-layer structures. For quick installation, a PRIME-lock lock connection is used. Surface treatment is performed in several versions, it can be brushing or imitation of manual processing.

Users confirm in the reviews the high quality of the parquet board. Only the high price did not allow the brand to rise higher in our rating.

Advantages

  • careful sorting of wood;
  • long service life;
  • moisture resistant coating.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Goodwin

Rating: 4.5

Goodwin

The Goodwin trademark is a German-Chinese production, which is part of the large concern Parketoff Group. The buyer is offered a single-layer parquet board at reasonable prices. The products are safe for human health, which is confirmed by international certificates. The peculiarity of parquet is the use of Valinge floating tongue locking systems – 5G or Uniclic locks. Thanks to them, users will not have problems with installation. Simplifies assembly and waxing around the board. It also prevents wood from warping or rotting.

Experts pay attention to the unique decorative effect. When using single-strip coverage, the room visually increases. Among the shortcomings, the appearance of cracks in the boards is noted.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • parquet safety;
  • simple installation.

disadvantages

  • over time, cracks appear on the boards.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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