FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WOODEN FLOORS

Absolutely yes, in fact, a wooden floor on a radiant screed is even advisable because, being an insulating material, it prevents the human body from dispersing heat through the contact points (feet), making a high temperature in the rooms less necessary. It can be translated with the following sentence: to guarantee the comfort of those employed on wooden floors, a lower surface temperature will be needed, which implies energy savings.
The modern technologies available today have made the three-layer construction practically obsolete. The multilayer materials used as a support layer have very high bonding and stability qualities and as such make the product even more stable than a three-layer one.
Absolutely yes, indeed! Let's dispel the legend that damp and water are bad for wood. Stagnant humidity is harmful to wood but not that present in the environment, which instead allows it to preserve its qualities by avoiding unpleasant shrinkage. It will also be appreciated because it becomes more spontaneous to put a bare foot on the ground feeling the pleasant sensation of wood. Furthermore, drops of water accidentally dropped on the floor will be absorbed by the wooden surface without leaving annoying traces like in non-absorbent floors.
No. It is the result of the legacy of old habits and bad information especially from manufacturers who, due to production limits, could not and cannot produce two layers. Let's clarify: there are no technical standards that specify what the construction characteristics of a floating product are. It is the manufacturer who must declare the installation system based on his experience, tests carried out and the quality of the products used.
It is a question that does not require a certain answer since it depends a lot on the conditions of employment. Floating installation is often a necessary fallback to resolve problems present in the installation surface or in the nature of the building. The use of a good mattress and a floating installation can in fact solve problems such as: - Rising humidity; - Insulation from noise coming from the floors below; - Installation surface not perfectly stable as it is built with old materials such as loose tiles or old wooden floors that are poorly anchored.
Even in this case there is no certain answer, it depends on the type of use and since the protective nature of the two products compared is different. Oil is not a film-forming product and as such the overlapping of other oil does not imply any adhesion problem between layers. Here the oil allows continuous maintenance of the floors and as such they can remain "like new" for a very long time. But maintenance must be done otherwise the state of wear of the wooden surface deteriorates in a very short time and without the possibility of simple restoration. It is therefore a treatment more suitable for places with heavy pedestrian traffic. Paint is a film-forming product. It guarantees greater protection to the wood as long as the film does not thin excessively due to abrasion due to trampling. It is therefore a treatment suitable for domestic environments or environments with low foot traffic, i.e. where the paint film will never be worn due to the heavy amount of foot traffic and at the same time the private user is unlikely to have the foresight to frequently maintain its surface wooden.
The technical standard specifies that a wooden floor, to be defined as such, must have at least 2.5 mm of top layer and in any case can be renewed at least twice. In reality, the latest generation paints offer high resistance to scratches and wear but at the same time are difficult to remove with work sanders. Therefore, when the flooring needs to be renewed, the operator will barely be able to remove part of the painted film without affecting the wooden part except for a few tenths. Therefore a pre-finished floor is renewable many times; it should also be noted that today many wooden floors stand out for treatments and colors that give aesthetic charm to the home. All this is obviously compressed right from the first renovation while leaving the structural qualities (thickness, beveling, etc.) of the flooring unchanged.
Unfortunately, if exposed to light, even pre-finished wooden floors change color over time. Generally all woods tend to become darker with the exception of walnut, teak and heat-treated oak which instead become lighter. In any case, the color change is so slow and progressive that it is difficult to perceive it as the eye metabolizes the transformation without perceiving the change.