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Flooring Industry News

Flooring, Finishes, Accessories

We launch 8 New Underlays With Our Floor Fitting Service

Widest choice of sounproofing and damproofing underlays on the market.
01 Jan, 2016

gold underlay used for wood flooring

FlooringFirst! is introducing 8 new wood floor underlay products with our wood floor fitting service to provide better price flexibility for clients and more options for projects requiring better soundproofing and underfloor heating.

Lower priced DPM enabled underlays are now included, as well as  products with sound reduction of 28dB, 47 dB and 53 dB. New products will also offer a better solution for unevenness in the sub-floors and their heavy mass will increase stability and ensures zero movements with excellent impact sound and airborne insulation.

The new budget-friendly products include Timbertech products and the soundproofing solutions come with Technics 5 and Acoustic Plus.

In line with our existing range from Duralay, comes Timbertech - good quality and popular products on the market right now. The aluminium barrier protects wood flooring against moisture damage caused by residual dampness migrating from the subfloor. 

In addition, we have added the Sika Silent Layer Mat for glue-down installations of solid wood flooring with underlays.

If you are considering booking our flooring service, you will absolutely get best and widest choice of flooring underlays on the market. 

 

Merger between Pergo and QuickStep Laminates

30 Sep, 2016

pergo and quick step merge

Unilin, the official distributor of Quick Step and Elka brands has advertised that it will be joining Pergo (the inventor of laminates) in their 2013 product range.

Pergo is a leading manufacturer of premium laminate in both Europe and the United States and it is one of the pioneers in laminate flooring and one of the strongest brands in the U.S and Europe. This cooperation, which brings together UNILIN’s world-class laminates, engineered wood and Vinyl technology and Pergo’s intellectual property and manufacturing technology, will create a business with a unique focus on design, innovation, quality and service that will enable us to deliver an unrivalled flooring experience to their customers.

In commenting on the acquisition, Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, Chairman and CEO, stated, "Pergo is a leader in laminate flooring in the U.S. and Nordic countries with premium value added strategies. This acquisition complements our specialty distribution network with Pergo's strength in the U.S. DIY channel. In addition, Pergo leverages our geographic position and provides opportunities to enhance Unilin's patent portfolio.  The combination of the entities offers significant opportunities to optimize the assets of both companies while enhancing the design and product performance of both brands."

FlooringFirst! Services Launches 180+ Laminate Products

We supply & fit over 180 Laminates from QuickStep, Balterio & Lifestyle
01 Jan, 2016

FlooringFirst! is pleased to advise of a new, 180+ laminate flooring range available through the market leaders QuickStep and Balterio. Through our wide range of laminate products we are able provide a complete supply & fit package service. Our products include 7, 8, 9 and 10 mm thick products for resident and commercial use. Visit us at our flooring warehouse or arrange a visit with a member of staff at your convenience.

 

Preserving the Wood Colour As Nature Intended - Bona Naturale

Bona Naturale for a matt, bare wood effect...
01 Jan, 2016

The properly selected wood floor sealant has as much importance as the wood floor sanding has for the final outcome of the wood floor restoration. Bona has created the ever-desired alternative floor finish. All the benefits you can think of have been united in a single new generation product: BONA NATURALE.

First of its kind, Bona Naturale has gained sound success worldwide from the moment it has been introduced to the market.

BONA NATURALEWhat is the secret of Bona Naturale and why the Bona-Naturale phenomenon is spreading so quickly around the world? It is all about the way it looks and feels, the quality it provides, the protection, easy maintenance and the user-friendly attributes it has.

It is a natural revolution floor treatment, which preserved the authentic look and feel of the wood after the floor sanding. It changes neither the texture nor the appearance of the timber. The final effect is natural untreated-look wooden floor.

Bona Naturale provides better protection than most of the wood floor sealants available on the market. It is extremely durable. It has good chemical resistance to household chemicals and cleaning products. It is very suitable for all types of wood floor restoration: domestic, commercial, offices, galleries, restaurants, sports facilities, etc, due to its high wearing qualities and anti-slip attributes. Because of the low sun-reflection surface it provides, Bona Naturale guarantees low-visible scratch marks on the floor. Even if you do have some scratches, partial repair is possible, which had been an impossible solution for varnished floors before the creation of Bona Naturale.

Bona Naturale is extremely user-friendly product that is why it is the preferred choice of many professional floor sanding companies. It is easy to apply, quickly drying and two layers are enough to provide sufficient protection. No primer or base is needed, because the single Bona Naturale product has the characteristics of primer, sealer, conditioner and protector. It is odour-free and it partially uses renewable raw materials. It has been awarded EMICODE 1 for low emissions.

"Bona Naturale is a quick and easy-to-use product that represents an exceptional business opportunity for professional flooring contractors. With short drying time and only two coats needed there is less waiting around for the coats to dry? The quality of the product has been reflected in the success of Bona Naturale worldwide over the last three years."

Bjorn Saalbach, Vice President and Director of Division Finishing at Bona

Bona Traffic HD The New Commercial Finish

Bona Traffic HD is improved lacquer for commercial floors
01 Jan, 2016

Even the best commercial floor sanding needs the right finish to bring back the glory of the wooden floor. Bona Traffic HD is the newest 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 thee finishes: Satin, Semi-Gloss and Extra Matt.

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







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