A printed decor image with impressive color resolution, applied to a high-density fiberboard (HDF) and covered by a robust surface layer (known as the overlay) to protect against sharp heels and furniture casters – this is, and remains the recipe for the success of laminate flooring. Amongst the manufacturer’s best kept secrets are the recipes for impregnating resin. These ensure that this protective layer looks great even after the harshest physical performance tests.
However, they are not indestructible; care should be taken to help avoid scratching and damage. With a small amount of maintenance, laminate floors will last a very long time.
The name laminate flooring originates from “lamina”, which is Latin for “layer”. The layered composition of this flooring technology combines the strengths of wood, paper and resin. The hard-wearing overlay is on top. It protects the decor image underneath, which is either printed on paper or directly onto the HDF core board. In order to prevent deformation, what is known as a “balancer paper” is applied to the reverse side of the core board.
Maisons et Parquets Laminate floor are appropriate to be used in spaces with high traffic such as commercial applications, stores, innovative shops concept.
Waterproof Laminate flooring is renowned for its excellent water-resistant qualities. Aqua-Step is 100% water-resistant flooring, it is perfectly resistant against floods, moisture or condensation. Aqua-Step is suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, hallways, cellars… it is also recommended for project applications such as fitness rooms, restaurants, shops.
Both Floorings are made from real wood. Engineered Wood is made up of top layer wood pressed on birch plywood through a sophisticated manufacturing process, that’s why engineered wood flooring is considered dimensionally stable. Also the top layer is available a wide variety of wood species…
Solid Wood floors are cut as one solid piece with the tongue and grooves milled on all four sides of each plank.
Both Solid and Engineered wood floorings are available in different species and thickness that varies from 1 cm to 2cm.
To avoid the expansion/contraction problem, manufacturers of engineered wood planks place each ply in the opposite direction of each other. This is called cross-ply construction and is what gives engineered wood floors their dimensional stability. If humidity is a concern, then you should strongly consider an engineered wood floor! Also it’s incredibly tough and will stand up to heavy footfall in both domestic and commercial environments.
Although the number of times that engineered wood flooring can be sanded depends on the thickness of the lamella or top layer there’s no getting away from the fact that engineered wood can be sanded during its lifetime. Re sanding a floor enables you to bring the floor back to life when it’s looking tired. It is also a good way to get rid of surface staining or marking.
Once you’ve re-sanded your engineered wood floor, you can refinish it to protect it and make it look like new again. What this means is that you are completely free to change the look of your floor every time you re-sand and refinish it, giving you real flexibility.
It’s natural for hardwood flooring to darken or lighten over time, depending on the wood species. Exposure to direct sunlight greatly accelerates this process. Maisons et Parquets recommends moving furniture and rugs occasionally to allow your hardwood floors to age evenly from UV exposure.
Hardwood flooring is typically durable for most areas in your home – even high-traffic areas. But keep in mind that hardwood is a natural product.
You can help ensure a beautiful-looking floor by keeping your pets’ nails trimmed, sweeping regularly to remove dirt, grit and fur, and wiping up spills and accidents as soon as they happen.
Ceramic Parquet is currently a highly valued option when choosing a flooring material. It’s a perfect blend of natural painted and distressed wood, reproduced onto Grès porcelain using digital technology that lends amazing final results. Ceramic parquet can be used in both public and private spaces for indoor and outdoor uses.
Ceramic parquet is highly resistant to wear caused by continuous use, and is even suitable for areas with a high level of pedestrian traffic, such as restaurants and shopping centers. Its surface finish is unaffected by the sun, with no need to apply any type of treatment or follow a special maintenance procedure.
Its low porosity makes it the ideal material for wet zones such as bathrooms and kitchens. In addition to its resistance, durability and easy-to-clean properties, this naturally inspired ceramic material offers a wide range of decorative possibilities for indoor and outdoor uses.
Moduleo® floors can be installed easily on concrete floors and tiles, but careful preparation must be undertaken, including leveling and dust removal.
Moduleo® is suitable for the entire house. Moduleo® floors are highly resistant to moisture, and thereby ideally suitable for installation in occasionally wet areas like bathrooms.
Moduleo® has a highly wear-resistant top layer. As a result, Moduleo® floors can easily be installed in a kitchen. Possible stains on the floor must be removed immediately. Due to the Protectonite PU top layer, dirt and dust no longer get attached, and the floor can be easily maintained.
Protectonite PU is the unique protective layer that provides high wear resistance, ease of maintenance and the long-term guarantee. The Protectonite PU top layer ensures hardness, scuff and stain resistance, durability and offers excellent protection against chemicals. There is little chance of wear and tear due to heavy foot traffic or movement of furniture. The layer also provides for a natural satin finish, due to which the beauty of the designs and structures, are shown to their full advantage.
The Protectonite PU protective layer of a Moduleo® floor makes it extremely easy to maintain. Cleaning with a steam cleaner is not necessary and we strongly urge you not to use it. Hot blown steam can cause distortion in the boards, and there is a higher risk of floor damage. The steam can also enter through the joints and dissolve the adhesive bonding, leading to the risk of boards becoming unstuck.