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Floating laying

The encounter between a good product and a good technician is the perfect combination for a professional installation.

Laying is one of the most delicate steps in our work. For this reason the role of the laying technicians is fundamental and all our specialists are trained with periodic updating courses.

When perfection is laid.

Although the current panorama is very varied in terms of laying techniques, we recommend the floating system for our floors, which is the only one in line with our philosophy of biocompatibility and the dictates of green building.

Floating laying according to Fiemme Tremila
Floating laying

In addition to simply laying the boards on the surface, without the use of glues and other potentially harmful materials, each board binds to the others with a tongue-groove interlocking mechanism, secured by the use of a certified vinyl adhesive that does not emit harmful VOCs or formaldehyde. Between the boards and the screed, which is perfectly dry and even, a thin layer of insulating material, called the mat is applied, limiting the rise of humidity, reducing noise and minimizing installation defects.
Thanks to their structure and considerable dimensions, Fiemme Tremila planks are very stable and particularly suitable for this system, which guarantees a series of important advantages.

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The advantages

The advantages of floating laying

Free from the screed

The floor is free from the screed, so it is not necessary to make joints where there are those of the screed

100% natural

The planks are interlocked with each other with a thin layer of vinyl glue applied in the joints: the wood remains clean and 100% natural.

Easy to repair

Any damaged areas or boards can be repaired quickly and easily without damaging the screed.

Only natural glue

No toxic glues are used under the floor (especially important in the case of heating screeds).

Less deterioration

The floor wears out more slowly as it is cushioned by the “mat”.

If the floor is dismantled

The subfloor is not involved: this avoids major costs and inconveniences.

Less pollution

The dismantled board can be disposed of as normal wood and does not constitute "special waste" since it is free of harmful chemical adhesives.

Other types of laying
Glued laying

It is still the most widespread laying method today, although it is certainly not the most accurate choice for the healthiness of the domestic environment. In fact, in this case the boards are glued both to each other and to the substrate - generally in cement - which must be particularly dry and well levelled.
The main disadvantage of this system is that it requires the use of large quantities of glues (on average from 1.2 to 1.5 kg/m2) that, are not totally free of emissions harmful to health.

Nailed laying

Nailing is undoubtedly the oldest system for laying wooden floors. You need a subfloor on which the nails can hold, for example a layer of wood applied to the screed, or strips spaced and arranged transversely (joists) fixed or drowned in concrete. Trampling produces a soundproofing effect accompanied by creaks that evoke historical flooring, a detail that can be fascinating, but also very annoying.
It is certainly a healthy type of laying, but it has its disadvantages: mainly the fact that the thickness required by the joists plus the floor is of a few centimetres, often not available, especially in case of renovations.

Although we recommend floating installation for our floors, however on request we can also provide, glued or nailed to the screed laying. For the latter type of laying we offer boards that are 21 mm thick.

The advantages

Installation on underfloor heating

Installation on underfloor heating

The modern construction technology of radiant screed systems favours the use of wood as flooring.
The results of a recent research and experimentation project developed by Fiemme Tremila in collaboration with leading companies in the sector (such as Velta and Eurotherm), show how our floors are perfectly compatible with underfloor heating systems. Neither the performance of the system nor the beauty of the planks are affected. It is important to evaluate the most suitable system and type of wood according to the environmental conditions. The more virtuous the design choices with which homes are built, the better the results in terms of energy savings.

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