Wooden floor coverings are made of solid wood or wood-based materials or a combination of both. We distinguish between:
Solid parquet, or also one-layer parquet: The flooring is made out of one layer of solid wood. Hard and robust kinds of wood are used for this, so mainly deciduous wood.
Multi-layer parquet, or pre-fab parquet: The surface consists of a several mm thick layer of hard solid wood, but the rest of the board structure is made of one or several other materials (two-layer or three-layer parquet).
Laminate flooring is made of a support panel of wood composite (usually HDF or MDF), that has been coated with a decorative surface of resin-soaked papers or lacquer.
Parquet is a flooring that is made up of a stronger layer of solid hardwood, or a top layer of hardwood that has been put on one or several further supporting layers.
Laminate flooring consists of a support panel of wood fibre board (HDF or MDF) and a surface of glued paper layers.