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Our Specifications

Solid floor

Most people often consider solid hardwood flooring as the best option, but it does come with its own caveats. It is much more vulnerable to humidity and often has a tendency to expand and shrink.

Drawbacks:

  • Cannot be used with underfloor heating.
  • High installation costs

ENGINEERED
M-PLY

Engineered floorings are composed of 3 different layers: a back layer, a multi- layer plywood core (usually birch or eucalyptus) and a top layer hardwood veneer.

Why use engineered flooring?

  • More stable because of its multi-layer plywood
  • Suitable for underfloor heating
  • Eco friendly: the plywood is made of rapidly renewable materials.

UNDER FLOOR HEATING SYSTEM

The explanations found below are for indication only. For further information please contact your installer.

 

There are 2 types of systems: water pipes and electric mattresses. In the recent years, water pipe systems have largely been preferred to electric mattresses.

WE DO NOT RECOMMEND TO GO OVER 15mm TOTAL THICKNESS, 189mm WIDTH and 1860mm LENGTH.

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  • Make sure the concrete is completely even and the moisture level is below 2%.
  • Turn on the heat 3 weeks before installation
  • Gradually raise the temperature
  • On the 3rd week, turn off the heat and stock the floor in the room so it can adapt to the room temperature.
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It is recommended to use a glue down installation method because the wood needs to be in contact with the cement. The glue will have to be water and solvent free to avoid bad smells and wood expansion.

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The installation is now complete. A few more advice:

  • Wait at least 1 week before you turn on the heat again.
  • Gradually raise the temperature by 5°C
  • Do not go over 28°C on the surface.

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