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SOLID WOOD PLANKS

20 mm

By its very nature, wood is a warm and elegant product and at Alfa Parquet we aim to retain these essential qualities. Our solid wood planks are an absolute guarantee of durability, convenience and a natural look and feel. They undergo careful processing to provide the ideal flooring for any interior. We would recommend that the solid wood planks are glued down and fixed to the chipboard underlay by blind nailing. This means that the nail is buried and the hole no longer visible.

We would not advise a floating installation for solid wood planks. Most woods contract and expand along their width. If this happens on a floating floor there is a risk of floor ‘gapping’ and warping. In extreme weather, especially in the summer when relative humidity is high, the floor can lift. This is because the sides are too constricted to absorb the expansion. In extreme cases of low air humidity, especially in winter, ‘gapping’ can occur. The planks shrink, with the effect that gaps start to appear between the strips. When you walk across the floor, it might even start to creak.

For a floating installation, we would recommend you use Alfa Lamella. Ask your dealer for more information about the possible effects from fluctuations in relative humidity and how you can keep this within manageable norms.

 

ALFA LAMELLA

Top layer glued to birch plywood

Alfa has developed its own laminate flooring which minimises the effects of expansion and contraction on wood flooring due to extreme fluctuations in relative humidity. Lamella is a strip with a top layer of wood (approximately 7mm thick), which is glued under pressure to a 12 mm underlay of birch plywood. These lamella strips have a tongue-and-groove structure so that they can fit each other seamlessly and be treated as solid wood flooring components.

The lamella looks identical to a solid wood plank and is guaranteed to give you the perfect parquet floor. The advantage of lamella flooring is that it will hardly ever expand or contract. By gluing the lamella strips to the birch plywood underlay, there is less chance of the top layer of wood expanding or contracting. For this reason, Alfa Lamella is particularly suited for a floating installation in very wide rooms. But you can also choose the glue-down option. In fact, Alfa flooring has something to suit any interior.

 

TAPIS / HERRING-BONE 9 MM

Top layer glued and nailed on chipboard

To most people, the word parquet will probably conjure up a classic herring-bone pattern fringed by an elegant border. With such an eye-catching floor, Alfa Parquet may help you realise your dream interior. The craft-finished strips of tapis are available in many wood types and sizes. In this way, there’s an Alfa floor to suit any taste. A tapis or herring-bone floor is always glued down to a chipboard underlay which forms the base. Glue is first applied to the underlay, into which the 9mm-thick strips are then nailed from above. Depending on the type of wood and how it has been finished, the small holes left by the nails are filled and sanded down. With these holes no longer visible, the floor now has a beautiful finish.

SOLID WOOD PLANKS

20 mm

By its very nature, wood is a warm and elegant product and at Alfa Parquet we aim to retain these essential qualities. Our solid wood planks are an absolute guarantee of durability, convenience and a natural look and feel. They undergo careful processing to provide the ideal flooring for any interior. We would recommend that the solid wood planks are glued down and fixed to the chipboard underlay by blind nailing. This means that the nail is buried and the hole no longer visible.

We would not advise a floating installation for solid wood planks. Most woods contract and expand along their width. If this happens on a floating floor there is a risk of floor ‘gapping’ and warping. In extreme weather, especially in the summer when relative humidity is high, the floor can lift. This is because the sides are too constricted to absorb the expansion. In extreme cases of low air humidity, especially in winter, ‘gapping’ can occur. The planks shrink, with the effect that gaps start to appear between the strips. When you walk across the floor, it might even start to creak.

For a floating installation, we would recommend you use Alfa Lamella. Ask your dealer for more information about the possible effects from fluctuations in relative humidity and how you can keep this within manageable norms.

 

ALFA LAMELLA

Top layer glued to birch plywood

Alfa has developed its own laminate flooring which minimises the effects of expansion and contraction on wood flooring due to extreme fluctuations in relative humidity. Lamella is a strip with a top layer of wood (approximately 7mm thick), which is glued under pressure to a 12 mm underlay of birch plywood. These lamella strips have a tongue-and-groove structure so that they can fit each other seamlessly and be treated as solid wood flooring components.

The lamella looks identical to a solid wood plank and is guaranteed to give you the perfect parquet floor. The advantage of lamella flooring is that it will hardly ever expand or contract. By gluing the lamella strips to the birch plywood underlay, there is less chance of the top layer of wood expanding or contracting. For this reason, Alfa Lamella is particularly suited for a floating installation in very wide rooms. But you can also choose the glue-down option. In fact, Alfa flooring has something to suit any interior.

 

TAPIS / HERRING-BONE 9 MM

Top layer glued and nailed on chipboard

To most people, the word parquet will probably conjure up a classic herring-bone pattern fringed by an elegant border. With such an eye-catching floor, Alfa Parquet may help you realise your dream interior. The craft-finished strips of tapis are available in many wood types and sizes. In this way, there’s an Alfa floor to suit any taste. A tapis or herring-bone floor is always glued down to a chipboard underlay which forms the base. Glue is first applied to the underlay, into which the 9mm-thick strips are then nailed from above. Depending on the type of wood and how it has been finished, the small holes left by the nails are filled and sanded down. With these holes no longer visible, the floor now has a beautiful finish.

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