Frequently asked questions / Parquet
What is a parquet?
The term "parquet" is reserved for any wooden floor covering with a layer of noble wood of at least 2.5 mm to allow renewal. Laminate floor coverings can in no way be called parquet. Only the parquet offers the comfort, warmth and durability of a noble and living material: wood. In addition, the parquet is hypoallergenic and healthy. It does not retain dust and does not produce it.
Can a wooden parquet be laid in all rooms of the house?
Yes, taking care to choose the right wood essence and thickness of suitable parquet.
What are the hardest woods?
Classification of the woods from the least hard to the hardest: Spruce, Fir, Chestnut and Iroko, Birch, Teak, Oak, Walnut, Maple, Beech, Cherry, Charme, Ash, Doussié, Merbau, Wengé. The pre-finished Parquets, that is, already painted in the factory, have a much more resistant varnish than those used in the past.
Can a parquet be laid on a heating floor, and on a heating / cooling floor?
"Low temperature" heating floors must be created and installed so that the surface temperature of the finished floors cannot exceed 28 ° C. With regard to the particular cases of heating / cooling floors, the transfers of steam are capable of conducting condensation phenomena that can cause momentary dampening and consequently a deformation of the parquet. For this reason and in the absence of any regulation regulating the laying of parquet on this type of substrate, we do not currently recommend laying parquet on a heating / cooling floor.
In the "glued" laying, is it necessary to glue the grooves and the tabs?
No, it is useless. When the parquet is "fully" glued to the floor, the movement of the top becomes almost impossible.
Painted parquet or oil parquet?
Our finishes always bring out the authentic character of wood. "Painted" or "Oiled", they always have an impeccable appearance.
Are your finishes "ecological"?
The resins used do not contain any of the following substances: formaldehyde, benzene, styrene, amines, phthalates, glycol ethers, polycyclic hydrocarbons, other organic compounds treated by Annex III of the decree of February 2, 1998. The dry film resulting from the chemical reactions of the polyurethane and UV finishes, does not contain any free reagent and no volatile substances. The formulation of the products used meets the needs of the current texts regarding labeling and composition.
Can a parquet be laid on a tiled floor?
Yes, the laying will preferably be floating with background interposition. In case of glued installation, the tiling must be perfectly abraded to allow a sufficient grip of the glue.
How to protect my parquet against scratches and punching?
Place outside and inside the house, doormats to hold the pebbles and sand and felt pads under the furniture to avoid scratching.
How to perform maintenance on my parquet?
The basic maintenance is the same whatever the finish of your parquet (varnish, matt varnish, oil): Perfect dusting with a fringed broom or with a vacuum cleaner. Then, depending on the finish of your parquet: varnish: cleaner, then polish matt varnish: cleaner then renovator matt varnish oil: oil spray In any case, limit the use of water and refer to the laying instructions included in each parcel of parquet, chapter: Maintenance.
Can I repaint my parquet?
A parquet can be repainted at least once in its life. Usually occurs after 20/25 years from its installation.
Frequently asked questions - Laminate
Can laminate be installed in the bathroom and kitchen?
Our H2O FLOOR laminate was developed for installation in bathrooms and kitchens. Follow the installation instructions found inside the box. In any case, the water leaks are dried immediately.
Is it possible to install the laminate on a floor heating / cooling system?
Yes, it can be installed with underfloor heating and / or cooling by following the detailed instructions for each type of underfloor heating and what to do before, during and after installation.
Is it possible to install the laminate yourself?
Yes, scrupulously respecting the installation instructions. For all laminates: on the thresholds, between one room and another and where the floors are connected asymmetrically, it is always necessary to install the expansion profiles. Laminate floors must be installed as floating floors in order to always leave an expansion margin of about 1 cm along the walls and other fixed constructions to allow the floor to move.
Chair with wheels on laminate?
We recommend the use of a floor protector for office chairs.
Can they be laid at home with pets?
Yes, all of our laminates are animal proof. In any case, the nails of the animals must be cut to avoid scratches.
Are repairs possible?
Yes it can remove a single plank from the floor. A professional installer knows how. To repair small damages just a little putty of the same color.
Frequently asked questions - Decking
What differences between solid and alveolar profiles?
The full profile minimizes the exchange surfaces in contact with water in contrast to the hollow or alveolar profiles. The full profile also allows you to process the material such as wood (breakthrough, trimming etc.). The honeycomb profile is cheaper.
Can the strips be cleaned with a high pressure cleaner?
Using a high pressure cleaner improves the cleaning of the product.
What are the precautions to be taken when storing the strips?
Before laying, the strips must be stored away from light and water. Use a matte and waterproof film. Avoid any impact when unloading. Bring the cutting strips for better sealing and deposit on a flat surface.
Can the slats be screwed, sawn or milled?
Most of the techniques common to woodworking can be applied to the strips. Processing and laying are carried out with tools and standard material for wood.
Frequently asked questions - Facades
What are the main advantages of composite facades?
Timby Wall and Rivesti require very little maintenance and are resistant to water, salt, UV rays, temperatures, insects and fungi. For this reason they are often preferred to common wood.
Can they be used for ventilated facades?
Do they need special maintenance?
The only maintenance required for Timby Wall and Rivesti is cleaning with mild non-aggressive detergents.
Is composite wood water resistant?
Yes. The absorption index of the Timby Wall is minimal, the Rivesti does not absorb because it is encapsulated.
Does it fade over time?
Outdoor products always undergo a minimal adjustment after laying. However, being anti-UV, they behave very well when exposed to light, reacting uniformly.