FLOORING IMA WOOD FLOORING

LAMINATE FLOORING DESIGN

 

3 SLATS: 1995 × 190mm × 14mm thick (top layer +/- 3.8mm)

3-lamas

 

2 SLATS: 1995 × 190mm × 14mm thick (top layer +/- 3.8mm)

2-lamas

2-lamas-lineales

 

1 SLATS: 1995 × 150 mm × 14mm thick (top layer +/- 3.8mm)

1 SLATS: 1995 × 190 mm × 14mm thick (top layer +/- 3.8mm) Rustic models

1-lama

 

WHY CHOOSE AN IMA LAMINATE FLOOR FOR YOUR FLOORING?

 

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Because wood fits all purposes, designs and installation systems.

Because wood is a natural material. Every board in an installation is unique and irreproducible.

Because wood is a comfortable material. Due to its structure, wood is an excellent heat and sound insulator, which is conducive to both comfort and energy savings.

Because wood is a ‘healthy’ material. It does not cause allergic reactions and is antistatic, which makes it suitable for eg industrial flooring.

Because wood is an environmentally friendly material. Wood is harvested from nature. It undergoes little transformation and few products are added to it. If forests are properly managed, their renewal is guaranteed.

Because they are durable floors, which age well and become more natural-looking and even more beautiful as time goes by. Their natural beauty can be restored just by lightly sanding and varnishing.
Because they are independent from trends. A wooden floor is always trendy.

Because they are easy and quick to install since the slats are factory-varnished finished products.

Laminate floors are installed using simple tools and four or five faster than traditional laminate flooring.

The planks do not need to be glued. It is not necessary to wait for varnish to dry. It is not necessary to wait for the adhesive between layers to cure.

Because it does not give any problems. The only things that laminate floors require are a flat surface and a lack of moisture. Varnishing operations will not be problematic either. Since the slats are factory-varnished, quality and uniformity are guaranteed. Their installation does not come into conflict with other trades.

Because of its behaviour once it is installed. Laminate floors are not restricted. Thanks to the expansion joint which is left around the perimeter of rooms, laminate floors can expand or contract according to the normal fluctuations of the relative ambient humidity, thus acting a single unit and preventing the appearance of ugly defects or lifting between the boards.

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On the other hand, laminate floors are usually installed on top of a 1-3mm-thick layer of polyethylene foam or felt which, in addition to contributing to the heat and sound insulation of the installation, serves as a cushion against impacts and creates a sense of comfort when walking on them.

By means of the rational use of wood. Conifer wood (base layer and strips) and wood from temperate and tropical hardwood trees (top layer) are used in the manufacture of the laminate flooring. The latter wood is rarer but sturdier and has a greater decorative value. Laminate flooring is the type of flooring which gets the most out of the same amount of wood. By way of example, two laminate flooring planks can be obtained for every one parquetry block (usually 10mm-thick). Hence, we have obtained twice as much product from the same amount of wood. In the case of the typical 23mm-thick parquet flooring, we could obtain up to 4 laminate floor planks for every parquetry block.

By means of it is easy to replace. Laminate floors do not need to be sanded down. After a long period of use, if the state of the varnish requires applying a new layer, it will be enough to lightly sand the top layer to remove the original varnish and revarnish it with any commercial-of-the-self product. Individual elements are easy and quick to replace.

Because of the ease of maintenance.

As we will see, maintenance of a laminate floor only requires wiping it with a dry piece of cloth or hoovering it on a daily basis and removing any spots with a moist cloth.

BECAUSE OF ITS WATER-BASED VARNISH FINISH: OPTIMAX-CERAMIC

The days of traditional organic solvent-based varnishes are numbered. Most of these products are come in 1:1 (50% solvent, 50% varnish) formulations, ie during curing an amount of product equal by weight to that which remains on the wood is being released into the air. Thus, we are polluting the air and, what is even worse, we are endangering our health. Most developed countries are passing regulations which restrict or forbid the use of these varnishes.

In addition to its superb resistance properties, the OPTIMAX-CERAMIC varnish is completely harmless because water is used as the solvent. Moreover, it is fireproof.

BECAUSE OF ITS WIDE NETWORK OF DISTRIBUTORS AND INSTALLERS

You will find qualified IMA Laminate Flooring distributors and installers in all Spanish autonomous communities.