Floorings made of wood are produced from solid wood or wood composites or a combination of both. We differentiate 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 load-bearing board of wood composite (usually HDF or MDF), that has been coated with a decorative surface of resin-soaked papers or varnish.
Parquet is a flooring that is made up of a stronger layer of solid deciduous wood, or a top layer of deciduous wood that has been put on one or several further load-bearing layers.
Laminate flooring consists of a load-bearing board of wood fibres (HDF or MDF) and a surface of glued paper layers.