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Mapei Lacquers

24 Apr, 2023

Mapei lacquersFlooring enthusiasts and professionals alike can rejoice as Mapei, a leading name in the flooring industry, introduces a new line of lacquers to their already extensive range of products. These new lacquers are now available both in-store and online, providing convenience to customers across the globe.

Mapei is known for producing top-quality flooring products, and their new lacquers are no exception. These lacquers are designed to provide a durable and long-lasting finish to any wooden floor. The range includes a variety of lacquers, including water-based and solvent-based options, ensuring that customers can find the right product for their specific needs.

One of the key features of these new Mapei lacquers is their easy application. They are designed to be applied smoothly and evenly, making the process of applying lacquer to a floor much simpler for both professionals and DIY enthusiasts. Additionally, these lacquers have a fast-drying formula, which means that floors can be used soon after the lacquer has been applied.

Customers can also choose from a range of finishes, including matte, satin, and gloss. This allows them to achieve the perfect look for their wooden floors, whether they want a subtle and understated finish or a glossy and eye-catching look.

Mapei is committed to providing its customers with the best possible products, and the introduction of its new lacquers is a testament to this commitment. These lacquers are sure to be a hit with both professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike, and with their availability both in-store and online, they are more accessible than ever before.

Mapei Ultracoat Easy

If you're looking for a high-quality, durable varnish for your wooden floors, look no further than our one-component water-based acrylic-polyurethane varnish. Not only is it easy to apply, but it also boasts excellent resistance to wear and abrasion. This makes it the perfect choice for floors that see normal pedestrian traffic. Plus, as a water-based varnish, it's better for the environment and doesn't emit harmful fumes. Rest assured that with our varnish, your floors will stay looking beautiful for years to come.

Mapei Ultracoat HT 2K

Mapei ULTRACOAT HT 2K is a premium solution for protecting wooden floors from the heaviest foot traffic, making it an industry-standard product for commercial and public spaces. This 100% polyurethane, the aliphatic varnish is specifically formulated to endure abrasion, surface scratches, and skid marks from rubber soles, providing long-lasting protection despite the intensity of pedestrian use. The water-based formula does not compromise the quality of the finish, providing a clear, high-gloss solution that enhances the natural beauty of the wood while still providing unbeatable durability. For those who demand the highest level of protection for their wooden floors, ULTRACOAT HT 2K is the go-to solution.

When it comes to maintaining the natural colour of parquet flooring, Ultracoat High Traffic varnish is a top choice for many professionals. This solution is designed to prevent the wood from yellowing over time, ensuring that the hue remains true to its original state. One of the many benefits of this varnish is its easy application process, which prevents unsightly overlaps and roller marks. With Ultracoat High Traffic, you can trust that your wooden surfaces will maintain their natural color and beauty for years to come.

For more information about these new Mapei lacquers, customers can visit the Mapei website or speak to their local flooring retailer. With this new range of lacquers, Mapei has once again cemented its position as a leader in the flooring industry.

STAUF SPU 570 Adhesive For Parquet Flooring

21 Apr, 2023

STAUF SPU 570 adhesive for parquet flooringSTAUF SPU 570 Adhesive is a distinguished one-component adhesive that boasts remarkable strength, making it ideal for various types of parquet flooring. This high-performing adhesive can securely hold together both multi-layered parquet floors and solid boards with a width-to-thickness ratio of up to 10:1 and wider, providing a stable base for your flooring option.

What makes STAUF SPU 570 even more exceptional is that it functions as a triple-action product that caters to all your parquet flooring needs. As it incorporates a damp-proof membrane, primer, and adhesive in a single step, it saves time and effort in the application process by dispensing with the need for multiple products. 

STAUF SPU 570 is formulated with environmentally friendly components, being a solvent-free adhesive with a GISCODE RS 10 rating, free of isocyanates, and low emissions. Also, it is free of plasticising elements, ensuring the integrity of the wood is preserved.

STAUF SPU 570 is extremely easy to spread, considerably reducing the time needed to apply, with an excellent groove formation that enhances its bonding abilities. It is suitable for subfloor heating systems, and its high shear strength attributes make it incredibly reliable for use in high-traffic areas.

STAUF SPU 570 Adhesive is a standout product that delivers on all counts, from its high-performing adhesive capabilities to its environmentally friendly formulation. With its easy-to-apply one-step application and low emissions, you can trust that this adhesive will exceed your expectations and provide the reliable properties that your parquet flooring deserves.

Why Choose Loba Viva for Your Flooring

Benefits of Loba Viva
06 Apr, 2023

Loba VivaLoba Viva is a one-component waterborne finish designed specifically for wooden flooring. It is perfect for residential areas with normal to heavy foot traffic and light commercial use, making it ideal for renovation projects. Loba Viva is easy to apply with a brush or roller, leaving your floors with a beautiful and high-quality finish that will last for years to come. Its special formula provides superior protection against wear and tear while allowing the natural beauty of the wood grain to show through. The result is an elegant look that will add value to your home or business. Plus, it's low in odour and quick-drying so you can enjoy your newly finished floors right away without any hassle or mess.

Loba Viva is a floor finish that offers excellent chemical and abrasion resistance, making it ideal for high-traffic areas. It is also very good at resisting black heel marks, meaning that it won't be worn down by the pressure of foot traffic on any surface. Its powerful resistance to plasticisers from parquet adhesives gives it extra protection against damage and discolouration. This finish is not only incredibly hardwearing but also easy and safe to apply, with no risk of lap marks forming. Furthermore, Loba Viva has full “Connected Systems” approval for meeting the highest standards in terms of sustainability. As well as being low in VOC content and emissions (certified to EMICODE® EC1), this product provides reliable performance combined with superior durability.

Bona Traffic HD The New Commercial Finish

Bona Traffic HD is improved lacquer for commercial floors
06 Apr, 2023

Even the best commercial floor sanding needs the right finish to bring back the glory of the wooden floor. Bona Traffic HD is the Bona commercial-grade wood floor sealant. It has been created for hardwood floor owners with an uncompromising attitude towards durability. As a two-component waterborne commercial wood floor varnish, Bona Traffic HD emits 40% fewer VOCs than comparable products. The drying time is just 2-3 hours between the coats, which is an additional benefit and key component for commercial floor restoration. 

BONA TRAFFIC HDBona Traffic HD is fast drying and extremely resistant, which makes it perfect for application on commercial floors after the wood floor sanding. The maximum cure is achieved in one week after the application, however, 24 hours provide 80% cure of the wood floor finish. This two-component commercial-grade varnish is non-flammable with a non-offending odour.  Bona Traffic HD is very suitable for school floors and gyms. It has been Greenguard Children & Schools certified.

Using Bona Traffic on commercial floor sanding provides unsurpassed scuff, scratch and chemical resistance at full cure. This new formula of floor sealant significantly outperforms all urethane finishes, including Bona Traffic, in durability at 24 hours.

Bona Traffic HD is available in three finishes Silk matt, Matt and Extra matt.

It is clear and colourless, so it preserves the natural colour of the sanded floor.

The Professional Wood Floor Treatment - Osmo POLYX®-OIL ORIGINAL

Osmo POLYX®-OIL ORIGINAL - High solid wood finish
06 Apr, 2023

Osmo POLYX®-OIL ORIGINALOsmo Polyx®-Oil Original High Solid is the perfect choice for wood surfaces that need to be both durable and beautiful. This oil finish is designed to resist the wear and tear of everyday life, providing an extra layer of protection with a natural look and feel. Its water, dirt and abrasion resistance makes it particularly suitable for kitchens or any other high-traffic area around your home. Not only does this product protect your wood surfaces from daily spills such as water, juice, tea, cola and wine but it also gives it an added depth of character and charm. Osmo Polyx®-Oil Original High Solid is manufactured using the highest quality raw materials so you can be sure of its long-lasting protection against everyday wear and tear. The unique formula allows it to form a hardwearing protective layer on the surface while still allowing the natural beauty of the wood to emerge through. This product not only resists scuffs, scratches and stains but also keeps your wood looking vibrant for years to come with its rich colour palette.

Osmo POLYX®-OIL ORIGINAL is an oil finish that is perfect for children’s toys. The product has been tested and approved to meet the safety requirements of EN71.3, making it a safe choice for parents and caregivers. Thanks to its saliva-resistant and sweatproof formulation, Osmo POLYX®-OIL ORIGINAL can survive even the most vigorous playtime activities without suffering any damage. This oil finish also features a microporous breathable finish that prevents cracking, peeling, flaking and blistering - meaning you never have to worry about unsightly blemishes or imperfections on your wood pieces. Furthermore, since no sanding is necessary before applying the product again in the future, you can enjoy long-lasting protection with minimal effort required.

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