Construction And Repair

How to choose a floorboard: Landmarks choice, especially criteria

practicality democratic floorboard invented and put into production in the '40s of the last century.It appeared as a viable alternative to expensive one unit parquet floor.Popular floor now produce hundreds of companies are constantly improving their product.Each year, the market comes a lot of collections with stunning design and improved performance.An extensive range of products capable of modernized puzzle even experienced an abundance of customers.Advice and information on how to pay attention to what properties and how to choose floorboard, will help determine the future acquisition of experienced and inexperienced future owners.


attractive side floorboard better than any advertising convince rational arrangement of commercial, office and residential premises with the help of this material.

  • device floor with wood flooring takes much less time than is required for a rigorous combination of dice parquet.
  • cheaper installation.
  • significantly lower prices fully prepared to carry out the work floor.
  • floorboard need not scrape, grind and thoroughly applied several layers of protective and decorative finish.
  • Due to the special design of this floor does not react as sharply as the parquet floor on fluctuations in the level of moisture in the temperature differences.
Parquet board from oak - presentable floor covering
Oak flooring - Democratic presentable practical material

Guaranteed manufacturers floorboard lifetimes lower than presentable parquet, but in the case of replacement of a global alteration of the interior will not be painful for the family budget.

Selection: account operating conditions ↑

technical priorities floorboard due to structural elements of the specifics of the floor covering.Their structure is reminiscent of a sandwich, composed of three or more layers of different values ​​for the timber.Fibres upper face veneer made of expensive wood, arranged perpendicular to the fibers of the underlying layer.Structural components of the lower layer again attached "to cross" the previous one.

Through alternation directions lamellae layered system perfectly brings all the burdens of household effects.However, from an excess of moisture, it can still go wrong.Because installing floorboards in areas with unfavorable conditions for wood, most manufacturers do not recommend what narrate instructions supplied with the product.

The special design of wood flooring eliminates deformation of the drops of moisture and temperature
absence of deformation changes justified design features wood flooring

Parquet board, which is used for the manufacture of only wood, belongs to the category of products with high environmental standards.It is suitable for arrangement of children's rooms and bedrooms, it is used to furnish living rooms, home offices, respectable offices.There are options, designed specifically for sports facilities and ballrooms.For information about the specifics of the operational capacity and floor resist dynamic and static loads specified in the product labeling.

The sports complex also laid floorboard
for laying the floor in the sports complex there are specific brand floorboard

Examine the documents attached to the product ↑

Anyone wishing parquet board should examine the information provided by the manufacturer.Good products are delivered accompanied by certificates and a full package of technical documentation.Reliable company, closely related to its customers, necessarily indicate all the details that need to be taken into account future users.The recommendations drawn up by the ropes are bound to have information about:

  • whether this modification is compatible with the system "warm floor";
  • on what basis we can put a series offered for sale;
  • if possible exploitation of wood flooring in the rooms are not equipped with the climate system.

potential buyers puzzled question "what floorboard to choose" to be interested in information about the maximum width of the floor.This feature displays the strength of the tool joint.A number of recent brands from leading manufacturers can "boast" Fitted floor with a width of 16-18 meters. This means that paving can select diagonal or transverse direction, without fear that the load placed along the opposite wall a heavy furniture or spoil end locksin winter there will be cracks.

Before you purchase should ask a maximum width of installing floorboards
maximum possible width of installing floorboards - a significant feature that must be indicated by the manufacturer responsible

important parameter - allowable roughness intended for arrangement of the base.

This figure as the previous characteristics, necessarily indicate a responsible supplier as opposed to questionable companies.Most durable mark distinguishes tolerance of 3 mm on a two-meter length of floor covering generally permitted standard deviation of 2 mm per meter board.

information on the maximum allowable roughness required for competent selection of adhesive.The need to use adhesive with enhanced strength properties can significantly increase the cost of the paving in general.Before the buyer again a dilemma: to buy expensive material and cheap glue or choose another combination?

Anyway saving on glue is not necessary, even if it is only used for hardening of tool joints in a floating floor structure.

size elements flooring ↑

under the European standards floorboard elements produced with a length of 2-2.5 meters, a width of up to 20-cm., The thickness is much greater.The power of the thin material of 7 cm, the size of the thickest boards 26 cm.

important.Because of the small thickness of the veneer finest wood flooring options such material can not scrape.

Restore decorative qualities can be sanding strips equipped with a working layer with a capacity exceeding 4 mm.It 13-15millimetrovye stamps used for arrangement of public spaces and housing.For device

wear durable floor for heavy smokers patency used mainly flooring boards with a thickness of 20 mm.The thickness of the veneer in contact with the soles of shoes and furniture, in these instances is equal to or greater than 6 mm.Floorboard with a capacity of 22 mm or more is recommended for laying floors subjected to intense dynamic loading.It can be laid directly on the subfloor at the joists.

One- or three-strip board?↑

one of the classification features wood flooring is the number of rows of plates that make up the top layer of the material.Based on what floor covering is divided into different types, the characteristics of which are given below.

Massive Plank flooring
-strip flooring with beveled

characteristics of single material ↑

Plank, veneered one whole bar.Facial layer is represented by its one-piece formation expensive wood species.The material has the natural beauty of the structure, the natural beauty of the picture, depending on the technology of cutting.A method of cutting the wood affects the shade of the surface layer on the distinctiveness of the natural lines and the presence of defects inherent in the tree.Plank floorboard selected to visually expand the scope of geometric space.

Two-way parquet board ↑

its working layer is composed of two perfectly matched slats.The components may be solid, continuous over the entire length of the board, or divided into two or three segments.Figure bi cover more diverse, its specificity is also affected by the type of selection.

Longstrip parquet ↑

top layer tri-band made up of three parallel rows of slats.The most demanded material having the classic look of a piece of the parquet floor.The collection of three-way floorboard have options with the location segments famous herringbone parquet, interlaced with traditional longitudinal direction of all components.

new word - Multiband Multiband ↑

board - pioneering innovation in recent years, deservedly valued by designers and consumers.The decorative layer it is hand-assembled from the individual components of the small area.Trims veneer perfectly adjusted, butt joints are often difficult to determine visually.Finished products are striking range of shades elegance and beauty of the structure.Multiband floorboard prefer to lay in areas with ascetic design.She itself - rich interior element focuses.Its advantage lies in the invisibility of minor defects that may occur during operation.

Material for laying the floor with a different number of sipes
Different versions of a single-lane, two-, three-way floorboard and multiband copies

type selection and decorative figures ↑

the list of issues, united in one phrase "how to choose floorboard," not least the decorative criteria.They are directly dependent on the method of sawing logs for veneer blanks.Technology cutting impact strength characteristics of the top layer, presence / absence and the number of defects.In the production of components for the use of wood flooring:

  • Radial sawing method, performed in parallel share the guide trunk.The result is obtained even drawing dies longitudinally arranged fibers with a uniform shade and maximum high stability.
  • Tangential type of cut, tangential to the structural rings trunk.Sawn timber, sawn tangential way, distinguishes the originality of the image.
  • Rustic cut to perform an angle which is not regulated.Veneers made of rustic cutting technology, is characterized by the heterogeneity of color and pattern.

on external parameters laid down saw cut and processing, made the selection of strips to form a single party.The criteria for selection, ie,sorting, are a shade pattern strap and the presence of defects on it.Mostly commercially available flooring, sorted according to the following types of selection:

  • Selekt - the most demanding type of sorting, involves the formation of a party with perfectly smooth flavor, the highest technical performance with a nice uniform pattern.Such material is sawn radial manner.
  • kind - kind of selection is allowed in the consignment is irregular color transitions, the differences in the natural figure, small-caliber minor defects.The party products, sorted according to the requirements of selection natures selected material with a top layer made of radial and tangential saw cut.
  • rustic - kind of selection without restrictions in the type of cut, but pre-empting the sort of quality indicators and coloring.Figure floorboard rustic most colorful, colorful even possible inclusion of sapwood and knots.
RUSTIC - striking element of the interior
Paul arranged with the help of an impressive floorboard rustic colorful interior element

commercial and industrial Famous campaigns such as Tarkett, using its classification sorting.Their collection includes stamps, selected on the criteria of selection of Premium demanding selection Robust, close to the rustic varieties, and other variations.

However, significant deviations in the selection, regulated by the standard EN, no.Material cost for the device floor depends on the type of sorting.The selection was more demanding, the better the quality, but also the higher the price.

Wood as one of the landmarks ↑

future owners interested in the well-equipped housing a lot of questions.What attracts one or another flooring: what better fit in a given interior compositions, which brand will fit perfectly with existing furniture or with a brand new finish?A significant factor for the consumer - durability.Resistance to abrasion and density interconnected with strength also important parameters.All these indicators are defined timber, supplying selected products manufacturer.

to perform the carrier layer of wood flooring, most manufacturing companies are using northern conifers.They are distinguished by the stability and strength of the entire area of ​​the floor covering.Sometimes the bottom layer is made of rubber trees, characterized by resinous and moisture resistance.The rocks of the lower layer is not prone to deformation, are protected from the effects of moisture due to the presence of natural ingredients.

Parquet - design
1. veneer of valuable timber
2. Intermediate layer made of budgetary grades
3. lower layer made of the northern coniferous wood
F. lacquer coating applied in five layers

for veneering planks of wood flooringused as a growing European and Asian breeds, exotic wood from other continents.The most popular material is equipped with oak veneer.The beauty and strength of the oak over time not only preserved, but increased.Wood it affects the abundance of noble beige, yellow, cognac shades.

Pale yellow with flecks of ash wood like those who want to visually enlarge the room.On the strength characteristics of the ash is not much inferior to the oak.Solar paint beech designers recommend everything for children.Besides beech is not as durable as stone, wood like a mighty oak, because it is used for the arrangement of rooms with small loads.

Many like maple cream flavor, which is also quite durable material.Proponents of interior delights often prefer pink cherry flavor, full-bodied coffee and delicate cream-colored nuances.Solid floor with golden brown divorce obtained when laying board Merbau growing in Indonesia.For devices used almost black floor board with a veneer of African wenge breed.Flooring with facial layer of stain Kempas underside of the rooms in a stunning brick-orange tones.

Veneer wenge - African exotica
Parquet wenge - an exclusive African flavor

varnish or oil impregnation?↑

oil or multilayer lacquer producers applied to the material in the manufacturing process.This fact - one of the priorities of the parties floorboard not need treatment after installation.In most cases, the varnish is applied in five layers, its hardening is performed under UV irradiation.Zakalivaya surface in such a manner increase the stability of wood manufacturers and resilience.Processed varnish the floor easy to clean, moisture misses the closed pores natural organics.

Oiled parquet
Multiple Pancake impregnation - a new solution in the processing of wood flooring

multicomponent parquet oil, which has a part of the resin, wax and vegetable fats, saturates the material, without closing the natural pores.Paul, processed oil "breathes", but the fatty components of the moisture in the wood texture is not passed.Though rare light wet cleaning may be coated with an oil composition flooring require a more careful and attentive attitude.The argument in favor of the board with an oil treatment does not recognize a difficult restoration of worn and scratched sites.