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Parquet is comfortable, warm and homely. With a new parquet floor you change any room. For example, your living room, bedroom or children's rooms. We have compiled the most popular types of parquet and woods, the advantages and disadvantages of parquet, the most important cost factors, as well as the material and labor costs. All costs in this article are only indicative for a rough estimate.
The right choice depends on the room and your personal taste. Not every parquet fits into every room. Let us show you the different types of parquet, preferably at home. These are the five most popular parquets and their main characteristics:
With the choice of wood, you can change the mood of rooms. The color spectrum ranges from light (maple) to dark (walnut). The choice of wood has the greatest impact on the cost. These are the five most popular woods for parquet in residential properties:
Parquet has many advantages. In residential properties, it is mainly laid in living rooms, that is, especially in the living room, bedroom and, if it is particularly resistant, in the children's room. These are the five main reasons that speak in favor of parquet flooring:
Parquet has some disadvantages. Most of them you can avoid with the choice of the right parquet and wood, a little care and regular maintenance.
Some factors affect the cost of a new parquet floor. They affect either the cost of materials or labor.
Wood is a natural product, parquet is produced elaborately. That is why parquet flooring costs more than other floor coverings that look similar but do not exude the warmth or comfort of wood. Maple (60 to 180 Swiss francs per square meter), beech (60 to 150 Swiss francs per square meter) and oak (80 to 200 Swiss francs per square meter) are comparatively inexpensive, cherry (150 to 250 Swiss francs per square meter) and walnut (150 to 300 Swiss francs per square meter) cost more, but are particularly popular in the living room.
A professional floorer or parquet layer charges 80 to 120 Swiss francs an hour in Switzerland, depending on the region, training and experience. In exchange, he will perform these tasks:
|Maple parquet per m2||60 CHF||180 CHF|
|Beech parquet per m2||60 CHF||150 CHF|
|Oak parquet per m2||80 CHF||200 CHF|
|Cherry parquet per m2||150 CHF||250 CHF|
|Walnut parquet per m2||150 CHF||300 CHF|
|Skirting boards per linear meter||10 CHF||20 CHF|
|Hourly rate floorer||80 CHF||120 CHF|
|Preparing per m2||25 CHF||35 CHF|
|Laying per m2||25 CHF||35 CHF|
* All prices are indicative only (as of 2023) so you can estimate the cost. If you want an exact offer, ask our certified floorers from your region.