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LAMINATE

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO BEFORE INSTALLING FAUS LAMINATE FLOORING?

 

Make sure the surface of the subfloor is completely dry and clean, in addition it must not slope more than 3 mm per lineal meter. In case of higher slope, it would be necessary to correct the irregularities with a leveling compound.

Leave unopened cartons flat in the room where flooring will be installed for at least 48 hours before installation to acclimate the product.

Lay Faus underlay to provide your floor a bit more thermal and acoustic insulation, avoiding moisture Also it will bridge minor gaps that subfloor could have. The overall room temperature must be of around 18º C.

 

The essential basic tools for laminate flooring installation are :

 

 • Hand saw, electric saw or jigsaw.

 • Measuring tape, level, pencil, utility knife and adhesive tape

 • Expansion gap spacers and special installation spacers

 

When installing laminate flooring around pipes, under doorways or trims, for the skirting and/or moulding fitting, you will also need : pull bar, miter saw, screwing machine, electric saw, false carpenter’s square and white glue D3.

 

WHAT IS LAMINATED FLOORING MADE OF?

 

FAUS is a laminate flooring manufactured according to European standards (EN 13329 regulation) and having the CE label according to EN 14041 regulation.

 

 • FAUS laminate flooring is made of a high density (HDF) fiber board, according to EN 316 regulation.

 • The upper layer is made of a decorative paper impregnated in amino-plastic resins. This decorative paper is a perfect imitation of the different wood types and decors.

 • The bottom layer is also a melamine paper called Kraft, and it acts as a counterbalance and as an insulator.

This premium quality Overlay gives FAUS a surface resistance to wearing, impact, scratching, staining, cigarette burns, etc., a resistance than a few products can get. It meets all the requirements of EN 13329 regulation.

 

WHY I CHOOSE FAUS TO INSTALL IT IN MY PLACE?

 

When you are going to buy a laminate flooring, always choose a premium quality covering, assembled on a first quality particle board (HDF: High Density Fiber) and that offers a high resistance to humidity. Also, the join system must be consistent and put up a high resistance to separation.

FAUS gives you the last and most advanced technical novelties, apart from having perfect finishes, that don't have any deformity, neither a minimum colour variation.

All this is controlled in any of the ranges of FAUS.

 

HOW TO REPAIR SURFACE SCRATCHES ON LAMINATE FLOORING?

 

Laminate flooring offers higher resistance to scratches than other varnished floor and in addition Faus laminate flooring complies with the standard EN13329 (EN424 and EN425) and doesn’t present any visual damage for the tables’ feet or the furniture wheels; but in any case this mean that it doesn’t get scratched. The best way to solve them is trying to prevent scratches on the surface with a good forecast.

To prevent your laminate flooring from being scratched, use felts on the legs of chairs, tables, pieces of furniture, etc. In case of wheelchairs, the wheels should be W-type (in accordance with German standard DIN 68131). If not, use a polycarbonate carpet to avoid their direct contact with laminate flooring.

Our recommendation is to use a doormat outside the main entrance to protect your flooring against sand.

 

HOW SHOULD FAUS BE CLEANED? HOW DO I REMOVE PERSISTENT STAINS?

 

 • Clean FAUS with a vacuum cleaner or with a dry mop. And if it is necessary use a wiping cloth an a synthetic detergent. Avoid the use of water in excess.

 • To remove persistent stains, you only have to apply a bit of domestic-use alcohol and then rub sofltly.

 • It is recommended to place a doormat in the main entrance to protect the flooring from sand and external dirt.

 

IS THERE SPECIAL PRODUCTS TO CLEAN LAMINATE FLOORING?

 

Simply use a broom, a damp mop or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush. Never use abrasive accessories (steel wools, scouring pads, etc.) or cleaning machines to laminate flooring care.

You will find on the market some products specially designed for laminate flooring care.

ENGINEERED WOOD

 ENGINEERED, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ?

 

WOOD IS WHAT IN TECHNICAL TERMS IS CALLED A HYGROSCOPIC MATERIAL. THIS MEANS THAT IT ADJUSTS ITS FORM ACCORDING TO VARYING TEMPERATURES AND FLUCTUATIONS IN HUMIDITY. UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE CHANGING CLIMATE IN YOUR HOME AND THROUGH THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SHRINKING AND SWELLING, TRADITIONAL SOLID FLOORS OFTEN START CUPPING OR WARPING AFTER SOME TIME. ENGINEERED WOODEN FLOORS OFFER THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR THAT PROBLEM. MULTILAYER FLOORS ARE SEMI-SOLID WOODEN FLOORS, SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO MINIMIZE THE NATURAL MOVEMENT OF THE WOOD (AND THEREFORE THE DEFORMATION).

LALEGNO’S ENGINEERED FLOORS ARE COMPOSED OF DIFFERENT LAYERS OF WOOD.

 • A TOP LAYER, MADE OF SOLID OAK, TROPICAL WOOD OR BAMBOO OF EXCELLENT QUALITY.

 • A STABILIZING SUBSTRUCTURE.

THE DIFFERENT LAYERS ARE PLACED CROSSWISE ON TOP OF EACH OTHER, AND THEN FIRMLY GLUED TO ONE ANOTHER UNDER HIGH PRESSURE. THUS, ALL TENSIONS THAT MAY ARISE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE CHANGES OR FLUCTUATIONS OF THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN YOUR HOME ARE COUNTERBALANCED. THIS CONSTRUCTION IS WHAT MAKES MULTILAYER FLOORING SO SOLID AND VERY STABLE. AFTER CORRECT INSTALLATION IN HEALTHY HOMES AN ENGINEERED FLOOR BARELY MOVES. AN ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGE IS THAT THIS PRODUCTION PROCESS ALLOWS US TO PRODUCE LONGER AND WIDER PLANKS WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE STABILITY.

 

WHY ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING?

HERE ARE 10 REASONS:

 

1. ENGINEERED FLOORING IS STABLE AND THE MOST RESISTANT AGAINST DEFORMATION

2.  ENGINEERED FLOORING IS IDEAL FOR NEW HOMES OR RENOVATION 

3.  ENGINEERED FLOORING IS VERY WELL ADAPTED TO USE WITH UNDERFLOOR HEATING

4.  ENGINEERED FLOORING IS GREAT FOR DIY-ENTHUSIASTS

5.  ENGINEERED FLOORING CAN BE USED ANYWHERE IN YOUR HOME

6.  ENGINEERED FLOORING IS DURABLE

7.  ENGINEERED FLOORING IS ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY AND MADE WITH RESPECT FOR NATURE

8.  ENGINEERED FLOORING OFFERS SO MUCH CHOICE

9.  ENGINEERED FLOORING IS EASY TO MAINTAIN

10. ENGINEERED FLOORING CAN ALSO BE ACHIEVED FOR A LIMITED BUDGET

types of engineered wood:

Oak 20-21mm

The thickest of our engineered wood flooring range is 20mm to 21mm, and it’s perfect for homeowners who are looking for longevity and practicality from their floor.

A 20mm or 21mm thick engineered board is incredibly hardwearing, and more than capable of withstanding temperature fluctuations and heavy footfall. Available in oak wood species, colours and finishes, 20-21mm engineered flooring is also easy to fit, with a quick and easy installation system.

 

Barn

Barn creates the perfect living space where you can escape the hectic urban lifestyle and enter the relaxing and natural world of a secluded forest cottage with a quaint décor and peaceful atmosphere. Caramel accents mix into a wonderful display of beauty, showing the amazing features of the solid oak top layer.

Each plank has been carefully brushed and oiled to emphasise every line, grain pattern and unique knots, offering an authentic, rustic look for your home. Durable, strong and high quality, Barn will add a touch of classic appeal to any property.

 

Exotic

Exotic wood species offer a durability comparable to oak, but are available in a plethora of colours and styles that can meet the aesthetic needs of every homeowner.

Exotic floors are durable and offer a wide variety of possibilities. They give your home a stylish and elegant look. Once installed, they can, with occasional maintenance from time to time, last for generations. The choice of wood species is very important and not always easy. Therefore, let's just line up all exotic woods that Lalegno has to offer.

 

Bamboo

What makes bamboo unique and attractive as a flooring option is its durability. Although bamboo flooring has the look & feel and many of the characteristics of hardwood, bamboo is actually a perennial evergreen plant belonging to the family of grasses. Bamboo, grown mainly in South and East Asia, is a highly renewable natural resource because it is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. Bamboo reaches its mature height in as little as three to seven years. Moreover, it is a relatively strong and easily maintained plant, which is harvested without destroying the root, which means that it doesn’t need to be re-planted every time.

Bamboo floors are also very popular because they give a beautiful look to any space and can be adapted to any style. Bamboo can be finished in many colours or be left completely natural, according to the buyer's taste. The options are almost endless.

 

Oak 10mm

10mm is among the thinnest of our engineered wood flooring range, but that doesn’t mean it's not as good as the thicker planks.  With engineered boards constructed using multiple layers of timber, they’re are much more durable than a solid wood product of the same or similar thickness.

There’s no comparing the refined feeling emanating from oak wood. The grain and structure of oak testify to a beauty, that only nature itself can make. The piece of nature that bring into your home when installing an oak floor, will even become more beautiful over the years and gain character and charm.

 

Brut

Brut according to Lalegno that is a synonym for untreated parquet floors, which you or your installer can finish to your personal taste, with a parquet oil or varnish. That way it’s even easier to align your floor to your own interior style.

 

Lacquer

Lacquer is an easy and beautiful parquet floor. very nice light-coloured wooden floor inspired by the Evasion collection. Thanks to its lacquer finish easy to maintain. The installation is also simple thanks to the drop click system.

 

Rovere

One way to explain rovere is, wood at its best. Different textures and finishes to complement all your dreams and home desires. The perfect all-rounder amongst wooden floors. This floor is so versatile you can use it with all interior decorating styles.

 

Antique

The deep warmth of this charming floor range and the refined elegance of the antique effect applied to the knots brings an unmatched authenticity in your home. This oak flooring is ideal for those looking for a wooden floor full of character. Warmth for any room in the house, and because of its relief this flooring is satisfying to walk on.

 

Evasion

The use of special planning techniques and the exquisite workmanship make this a unique floor range.

 

Oil

Oil is the modern day equivalent to the old fashioned. An oiled finish is the perfect solution when you’re looking for a natural looking finish for your wood floor.

INTERNAL DOORS

WHAT ARE THE STANDARD DIMENSIONS OF DOORS?

 

WIDTHS OF SINGLE DOOR LEAVES : "60", "70", "80", "90", "100" * "110". WIDTHS OF DOUBLE DOOR LEAVES : FROM "120" TO "200". HEIGHT OF DOOR LEAVES: ranges between brands.  

 

ARE DOORS COVERED BY A WARRANTY ?

 

YES, DOORS HAVE A 24- MONTH WARRANTY PERIOD.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VENEERED AND FOILED DOORS?

 

VENEERS ARE THIN SHEETS OBTAINED BY CUTTING LARGE DIAMETER WOOD. CUT SHEETS ARE COMBINED INTO BUNDLES IN SUCH A WAY AS TO MAINTAIN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY WERE REMOVED FROM THE TRUNK. THIS WAY BOTH THE DRAWING AND SHADE OF TREE RINGS RETAIN CONTINUITY.

CAN EACH DOOR LEAF FROM our brands BE ORDERED FOR SLIDING SYSTEM?

 

EACH MODEL OF INTERIOR DOORS MANUFACTURED BY our brands CAN BE ORDERED FOR SLIDING SYSTEM (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TECHNICAL AND full GLASS DOORS).