What can beautiful wooden floor mean for the warmth of a home

What can beautiful wooden floor mean for the warmth of a home

When buying or renovating an apartment, it is crucial to choose a good floor… Our guest is a well-known blogger and stylist Lili Halo Decoration who told us in her column what a beautiful wooden floor means for her…

 

AUTHOR: LILI HALO DECORATION

Today, I present you the beautiful, modern flooring of Mopar.

Most people starts with buying ceramic tiles, but this was not the case with us. We started with the parquet floor. The apartment has ceramic tiles only in the shower, ultratop so-called cement floor in the kitchen and hallway, and throughout the rest of the apartment beautiful parquet.

 

 

Interior decoration starts from the floor. It must satisfy the criterion of functionality, but also the criterion of aesthetics. It is important for us to be beautiful, yet durable and easy to maintain. They make an important visual impression when entering a room. That’s why we take so much time to choose, and that’s why you’re all so crazy about this process.

 

I remember that weekend when we left Tom at Grandma’s, bought sandwiches and went to see the parquet floors. I walked into the store, barely watched from tiredness (a toddler, selling an apartment, decorating a new one), still wiping sandwich crumbs and looking for a chair to sit so I could flip through the catalogs… I missed the chair and ended up on the floor. Welcome! ☺

 

 

Parquet floors can beautify the interior, but if we choose the wrong one, we will be sorry for the next many years. That is why it is very important that we had help and a very friendly team in the shop to help us. Even if you need some help getting up off the floor …

Parquet is a favorite in apartments today

If you take a good look at the apartments I posted on the blog, you will see that they have really nice flooring. There are more and more apartments that have parquet in the kitchen as well. Do you remember Bokamorra project ? Check out the Mopar parquet floor at this wonderful pizza restaurant.

 

By choosing the same flooring throughout the apartment, the space is visually increased and the parquet floors provide warmth and naturalness. Today there is a large selection of different flooring on the market. It is important to choose the right quality and firmness, but the quality of the varnish is also important. Parquet floors have a long life and are easy to maintain.
Although they say darker parquets are for larger spaces, I would disagree with that because I was in a lot of small apartments that looked fantastic with darker parquets. So just be brave, listen to your intuition and believe in your creativity. Put the flooring color you really like. Most often, this is the first thing that you start with.

Once you have decided on the color of the parquet floor, you will also need to choose a class. There are several classes, the first one with a uniform structure and color of wood, while the other classes have more pronounced natural characteristics of wood. We have chosen a second class, although the architects advise combining the classes so that the uniformity does not give the impression of laminate. But I don’t mind, I actually like both. If I could, I would change my flooring every year. So I played around with these patterns for a little while. What’s really cool is that you can use them as photo pads, or make a table from them!

If you are interested in more about flooring, head to the Strojarska cesta in Zagreb at the Mopar showroom. There will be a very friendly atmosphere. They are full of understanding and helpful tips. That’s where I got my photo samples and saw a beautiful dining/ work desk made of flooring.

I was also asked a lot about our dining table. Unfortunately the store where we bought it is closed, but here’s a good idea, make your own! I especially liked the Chevron French embroidery I took in Tom’s room. I fantasized a little about how nice it would be to cover the whole floor with this way of stacking.
Mopar produces varnished and oiled parquets in various sizes and collections. They use solvent-free varnishes and natural oils. This is very important and I believe that you will be worried about what are you putting on the floor, especially when you are entering the apartment with a child. What I definitely plan to get are products for parquet cleaning and maintenance that they have recently in their offer. I think the husband will be delighted with the new venture because it will not be possible for a pregnant woman to polish the floor…

When you come to the Mopar salon in showroom in Zagreb, you will first notice that they have many types of flooring. Parquet floors are grouped into several collections: Basic, Herringbone, Castle, Shape, Hexagon, Multikant, Elegant, Line, Quadrotte, Maxi 15 and Maxi 16. The boards come in three thicknesses (10, 12 and 14mm), seven widths (90, 120, 140, 160, 180, Maxi 220 and Maxi 350mm), and two lengths (600 and 2500mm).

So I am sure you will find it very difficult to decide on your favorite pattern as your shortlist will be in at least five beautiful shades 🙂


I was really impressed about Mopar’s rich catalog. Rarely I have been able to come across with such a well-designed catalog with all the essential information, including information on how to stack the flooring. Take a peek and see for yourself.

Visit the Mopar showroom at Strojarska 12a find more information on our  Facebook page and Instagram profile

Enjoy in pictures…

Andrea Andrassy – Apartment renovation log

Andrea Andrassy – Apartment renovation log

Changing floors is one of the biggest and most expensive investments in an apartment. Our guest is a writer, columnist and influencer Andrea Andrassy, and in her Adaptation log she is going to tell us what she did with her flooring…

WRITING: ANDREA ANDRASSY

My first meetingr with Boba Blaskovic, editor of Dblog, was when I was reading her blog about parquets, and the first word that came out of her mouth when I mentioned the flooring was “Mopar.”

The way Boba talks about Mopar parquet is very similar to the way I talk about food – the same glow in the eyes, the same love.

 

“You’ll see when you come, they have EVERYTHING” – she was telling me, warning me that I will have a hard time about deciding, because there are so many choices.

And there really is – whatever you can imagine, they have it in Mopar and if you don’t know what you want, you’ll find out there.

 

We came in for the first sightseeing and spent about half an hour inside – which was about 29 minutes too much because I immediately saw the flooring I wanted at the moment I saw it.

I knew I wanted a wide parquet floor like a peasant floor, I knew I wanted a light shade that was neither too warm nor too cold, I knew I didn’t want it too monotonous, but to have a story, but not to take up a whole space… and I knew that the sum of all these wishes is Whisper, st the moment I saw him.

 

The only dilemma was whether we are going with a narrow or a wide plank, and whether it would be more or less streaked – first I took thinner, cleaner planks, but in the end I decided that the wider ones, which are more streaked, are the better choice.

 

When I was a kid, we had a parquet floorer who destroyed our flooring (for a very good price), so it was extremely important for me to work with someone who really knows how to do the job.

 

Instead of asking for recommendations from my friends and risking through searching the forums, I asked Marijana from Mopar to recommend me a man I could trust – so I got a number from Mr. Radikovic.

 

The man who not only set 70 square meter of parquet in ONE DAY, but with all that he smells like a softener while he is doing it.

 

 

He works so perfectly that it wouldn’t get me angry if he stinks, but this is a wonderful bonus.

First, we had a plan that we are going to put parquet flooring on the old one – but it failed because we were putting pipes under the flooring.

The plan B was to remove the parquet flooring from all the rooms, but that we would not remove the built-in closets because it is logistically complicated and unnecessary because the cabinets will always be on the same spot.

 

“But what if I still want to remove my closet some day?” – it is the beginning of the September and I can be in the apartment across until the middle of the September, and I just told Mr. Radikovic that we are still moving the closets.

 

This means that the closets are moving across the apartmant and return in the very short term.