PARQUET IN THE BATHROOM.
Walking barefoot on the wood is delightful, giving you “antique” sensations. So why not have it in the bathroom and turn it into a real spa area?From a technical point of view, contrary to what you may think, there are no exclusions, just a few things to considered .
In a windowed bathroom that is regularly ventilated, the level of moisture, for most of the time, is the same as in any other room. As a general rule, the relative moisture of the air in the room should be between 50% and 60% with a temperature of 18-21° C. When you bathe or shower, the amount of moisture briefly exceeds acceptable limits, but this is not enough to damage the parquet. Airing the room is sufficient to reduce the level of moisture..
Traces of wet feet and small pools of water are not a problem if they are dried within reason; just as you would do with a tiled floor.
A good "local" alternative to tropical woods are species such as oak, which guarantee good resistance to wear and greater dimensional stability even in damp surroundings.
For better stability, engineered parquet is usually preferred to that of solid wood.
An advantage of an oil finish is that it may be easily restored, oiling again the parquet if it happens you should have to dry an excess amount of water. A well-oiled floor is practically non-absorbent.
Daily maintenance should be carried out with an appropriate XILO Neutral Soap or something with similar characteristics. If the bathroom is the only one in the house or if it is used by children, particular attention should be paid.
Parquet in the bathroom should be laid by qualified installers only. Given the changes in humidity and temperature, a completely glued installation is recommended.