The main advantage of a two-layered pre-finished wooden flooring is to have a birch plywood support able to neutralize the natural movements of the noble wood. This important technology allows you to choose the type of wood exclusively respecting your taste and needs. The choice of the type of wood for your wooden flooring will therefore be based on aesthetic and design evaluations, since durability and performance are guaranteed and certified on all the products of our collection. Discover the essences from all over the world and choose the colour, brightness and design of the different grains. Our original production and finishes will make your wooden flooring unique.
Some simple but fundamental rules are sufficient to a correct laying.
Mainly check that the humidity of the substrate does not exceed 2.5% by weight.
Should this limit be exceeded, some adjustments are necessary. The substrate must be clean, compact and free of cracks to facilitate the glues grip. When laying pre-finished wooden floorings, the humidity must be between 8 and 10%. Wooden floorings require environmental conditions free of excess humidity. Always store the boxed wood where it will be installed in order to let it adapt to the environmental conditions. When using pre-finished wooden floorings a few days are required to guarantee this process.
Only use eco-friendly mono or two-component polyurethane glues, which respect the environment and your health.
For a correct maintenance, the rooms temperature must be of about 18-21 ° C, with an environmental humidity of about 55%.
The installation by gluing is the most common type and is the one to be preferred to ensure a perfect solidity of the floor. It is easier to sand and is the recommended installation system in case of underfloor heating.
Floating laying with an underfloor mat is instead more suitable to preserve the existing underlying floor or to avoid an irregular substrate or in case of humidity slightly above the recommended threshold. Choosing the right mat to use will be fundamental.
Floating laying does not require the use of adhesives, as the floor is laid on a mat. The special joints on each plywood guarantee the stability of the floor.
High-tech underfloor mats now available on the market combine the reduction of the reverberation from walking (especially for mezzanines), crush strength, adaptation to irregular ground contours, thermal insulation, anti-humidity protection and underfloor heating resistance.
We can choose the right type of mat that most encounters the environmental and subfloor requirements.
Our consultants are available to help you find the solution that best meets your needs.
The insulating power of wood contributes to a constant and homogeneous diffusion of heat and therefore to a maximization of energy savings. The pre-finished two-layered wooden flooring is recommended compared to the solid wooden flooring, as it is more resistant to temperature variations. We always suggest the gluing laying system.
Before proceeding with the laying works, it is necessary to protect the screed with a barrier or vapor screen at least 6 cm thick, with perimeter joints corresponding to walls and other screeds with the appropriate thermal insulation. The screed must incorporate the heating and cooling pipes and overcome them by at least 3 cm. Moreover, the screed must be perfectly flat, smooth and compact.
Depending on the type of screed, a different seasoning time is required. This can be 60 to 90 days long for a traditional concrete screed, 15 days long for the semi-rapid drying, 3 days long for a fast drying, or 7 days for an anhydride screed.
Then a heating, cooling and stabilizing process is necessary to prepare to screed.
During the heating phase, the system temperature is gradually increased by about 5 ° C per day, until it reaches the maximum operating temperature of about 35 ° C. This temperature must be maintained for about 10 days in order to eliminate excess humidity from the screed. In the following 3 days, it is necessary to cool the system gradually; the last 5 days phase, when the system is off, is called stabilization.
At this point, before laying the floor, it is necessary to check the humidity of the screed that 2.5% of the weight for traditional or rapid concrete screeds and 0.2% for anhydride screeds. During these phases regularly aerate the rooms to eliminate the exceeding humidity.
Once these operations have been completed, the floor can be laid.
Afterwards it is possible to assembly the doors and kitchen and to finish walls. Always cover the floor during this phase.
Respecting the environment and the individuals is fundamental to our company. This is why we use only certified products, mostly water-based, solvent-free natural oil finishes that meet the law requirements.
The technological progress and our experience led us to several types of finishes that guarantee protected surfaces.
Thanks to ceramic nanoparticles, the paint finishes strengthen the wood surface and are much resistant to scratches. This finish is particularly suitable for business premises, offices, public places attended by a large number of people.
UV curing oils are among the most water-resistant finishes. These can be neutral or coloured and make the wood natural and pleasant to touch.
Natural oils such as beeswax and water-based paints guarantee an authentic and genuine wood. They are hand-applied and can be used for extraordinary maintenance works useful to nourish and cover small scratches.
As any other surface, they are. At different levels, the types of production and finishes can protect the wood from scratches and damages.
Ordinary maintenance helps preserve the floor, but it will be inevitably affected by time and constant usage.
When it comes to wood, the signs of time enhance the floor as it changes and matures as we do.
Moreover, once in 15 or 20 years it is possible to re-sand the surface to restore the floor.
Alberani Parketti’s wooden floorings are made of a layer of noble wood 2.5 to 6 mm thick and can be re-sanded several times during the years. This means that your wooden flooring will last forever (or so).
On the other hand, laminate and the other wood effect flooring cannot be re-sanded. For this reason, choose only real wood.
The two-layer technology we use gives you the possibility to choose a pre-finished wooden flooring for your bathroom, kitchen and all the living spaces constantly exposed to water and humidity.
The multilayer birch substrate is glued horizontally to the noble wood fibre. This guarantees the stability and grip the floor needs in this kind of environments. Moreover, the finishes protect the floor making it water-resistant.
In addition, some simple rules are necessary to make the floor even more resistant. Always dry all the water on the floor and open doors and windows to aerate the space and eliminate excess humidity. Respecting the ordinary and extraordinary maintenance rules will give you the possibility to install wooden floorings where you prefer.
Installing wooden floorings in your outdoor spaces will enhance your house, being at the same time practical and comfortable.
The Teak is particularly suitable for outdoors floorings, as it is naturally water-resistant and highly performing.
To protect your Teak, always use finishes with oils or nautical vegetable resins.
The Decking is usually made of solid wood planks at least 20 mm thick, 90 to 120 mm wide and 1800 to 2500 mm long.
Our creativity and innovation led us to the two-layered Decking Plus Teak. This is made of Teak noble wood glued to a resin-coated marine multilayer, a highly performing product.
In alternative, Ipe Lapacho, Angelim Amargoso, Iroko, thermo-treated Pine and Ash can be used for outdoor flooring.
Would you like to slightly modify a product manufacturing, have a more intense whitening or more delicate planing? Alberani Parketti produces the floor you desire (in samples).
This is the advantage to produce our wooden floorings. Every production step takes place in our factory in Nociglia (Lecce). For this reason, it is very easy for us to meet all your needs.
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