The role of solid wood parquet is gradually decreasing. This decrease occurs due to ecological reasons on the one hand and to technical reasons on the other hand. Every type of strip parquet can be grinded down at most to the tongue and groove connection. Therefore, the entire part of solid wood parquet can no longer be used starting from the slot, which is clearly a waste of the usually slow growing precious woods. As a rapidly growing plant, bamboo is the exception. Consequently, the lifetime of a solid wood strip is only insignificantly longer than the one of a multilayer strip which is also available with enhanced usable layers. From a technical point of view, ready-made parquet is preferable, because it tends to warp (expand and contract) less by approximately 50% compared to solid wood parquet thanks to its special construction. This results in reduced formation of gaps, especially in winter time. Always select multilayer parquet for bonded installations and 3-layer parquet for floating installations.