10/30/2017

Remove any doubts about laying dry floors

On Thursday, October 19th, we started a new training course, one of the many that we have on the active.

View from outside it seemed almost a demonstration of homemade products, the atmosphere in fact was welcoming and informal as that of those who are among friends, but the intent was quite different. We have not sold anything, we only offered training, and that makes the difference.

But let's start from the beginning: on Thursday 19th we were guests in Novellara, in the province of Reggio Emilia of Colorificio Arcobaleno, the aim was to talk about the vast world of the connections of the floating floors and the various types of joints. In a relaxed and welcoming environment we met some of the professionals in the area with which the afternoon was spent in a full immersion between techniques of laying and joints, to learn and understand in detail what is the evolution of floating floors. At the end of the day laminates, LVT and prefinished parquet had no more secrets for our audience.

THE FLOATING INSTALLATION

But why is it so important to talk about joints? Because these are the basis of one of the most used laying methods, that of the floating installation.
One of the most appreciated installations in recent times is the floating technique, where no glues or nails are used but a system of joints between staves. The floating installation is adopted with various types of flooring: laminates, prefinished parquet and resilient floors such as LVT or PCV and it is increasingly appreciated for some typical features such as practicality and quickness of application, low invasiveness, the eco-compatibility and flexibility of application that allows you to cover existing floors without ruining them and remove the floating floor at a later time without ruining the plank.
With the floating technique, the planks are attached to each other and laid on the underlaying floor that is first covered with an insulating mat able to uniforme the laying surface. This also has the advantage of preventing the raise of moisture and dampening noises from trampling, as well as correcting any defects in the floor on which the flooring is laid.

THE joinTS

What allows the floating floors to be like this is the mechanical interlocking, a seemingly simple solution but that conceals an accurate study of the mechanical and physical dynamics to optimize the installation and make it perfectly working.
The principle is that of the tongue and groove joint where one side of the plank is inserted in the complementary side of the next one, over the years this technique has developed and today Skema uses more than one type of interlocking on its products, each one thought to make the laying procedure quicker and quicker and make the union between the flooring planks increasingly stable.

 

  • Rotation joint: The father of the simplified systems, always employed on the long side, guarantees the fastness of of the joint.
  • PLS joint: mechanical joint on the short side with an horizontal movement bewteen the heads that are placed near and wedged in one another with a shaped staves aligner. It guarantees the sealing of the joint with a mechanical fork effect along the entire length of the joint. Used in Living - Facile+ and Silver- in Flex and Sintesy Connect 30 products.
  • PLS.AA joint: Mechanical joint on the short side, with vertical movement, ideal for highly precise installations, Skema uses it in the products of Vision Syncro Parquet, Syncro Multiwood, Syncro Tiles ranges.
  • TLS-Plus joint: Mechanical joint with vertical movement, designed for quick assembly, without the use of any stave aligner. It is fitted with a shifting tongue that prevents the element from rising, when laying the next row. It is found in the products Skema *Nadura, *Lindura and in the Living line in K-Uno, K-Uno XL, Prestige L, Prestige Gold, Make-Up.
  • TLS-5G joint: the 5g mechanical joint by vertical movement and a springing tongue has a small tongue that is activated by pressure that prevents the element from rising. It guarantees the hold in time by blocking the planks like a bold. Used in Skema Sintesy Connect 55G .
  • joint TLS-PF: The mechanical joint by vertical movement and with a tongue that fits with the locking effect of a bold is ideal in simple and relaxing installations. Used in Vision Syncro Oxid collection by Skema.

All these different types of joints have in common the ability to make the laying of floating floors increasingly easy, fast and time-consuming, reducing the installation times and guaranteeing up to an increase of 35% of the holding of the elements' head traction. These innovations are the result of a thorough technical study that Skema makes because its floors are not only beautiful but also technologically advanced.

So why is it important to know this method of laying and its technology? Because when you choose a dry-laying flooring, you are choosing a new way of conceiving the space, where the technological study of small but significant details allows you to have simpler and more practical solutions, the beauty and the atmosphere you are looking for your spaces and to live in a healthier and greener environment.


* ATTENTION: from 2019 Lindura and Nadura change their names to Lumbertech and Evertech respectively. 

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