A bevel is an angled surface that is produced on the edges of a floorboard. The bevel, depending on its boldness, has the effect of accentuating and emphasising each individual floorboard.
This is literally the classic floorboard from Admonter in lengths from 1850 to 2400 mm.
Expansion joints can be found in doors, predetermined break points in screed, around columns, etc. and are used to ensure that natural flooring can expand and contract according to the temperature and air humidity. Expansion joints are a matter for a skilled floor layer and under no circumstances should be left to a non-specialist.
With a floating installation, tongue & groove joints are bonded together or locked in place using Admonter lock-it variants, but are not bonded to the substrate. The advantages of this system are that the floor can be laid very quickly, no joints or very few joints exist and sound-conducting contact with the structure of the building is minimised.
Here, the floorboards are bonded to the substrate with adhesive over the entire surface. This installation option is recommended with underfloor heating, in bathrooms and for public areas in general. The advantages of this system are that larger areas can be laid as a single piece, for installation with underfloor heating the likelihood of bulging is reduced, and refurbishment by sanding is also facilitated.
Many laminate floors imitate the appearance of a high-quality floor covering (usually parquet), but consist of a low-cost substrate that is embellished and sealed with a thin decorative layer. Compared with parquet or high-quality tiles, for example, flooring of this type is very attractively priced and easy to lay. However, all laminate floors share a disadvantage: damage to or wear of the surface cannot simply be repaired or ground out as is the case with wooden flooring, as doing so would immediately expose the substrate underneath the decorative layer.
For large rooms or for an especially bold effect. Floorboards up to 2800 mm in length. Dimesion: 15 x 280 mm.
Multi-layer parquet is more resilient to fluctuating atmospheric conditions than solid parquet because the multiple layers can even out moisture and temperature differences in the room and stabilise the floor. Parquet is available in 2-layer as well as 3-layer formats. In the case of 2-layer parquet, a finish layer of the desired type of wood is bonded on to a substrate. In the case of 3-layer parquet, the finish layer is bonded to a core layer, frequently of softwood and with the grain at right angles to the finish layer. A reverse side is also bonded on; this may be of the same type of wood as the finish layer or it may also be a softwood.
2-strip, 3-strip floors: A multistrip floor is also a planked floor. In contrast to the single plank format, however, the finish layer in this case is not created from a single piece of wood but from a large number of small wooden strips. For this reason, a multistrip floor is cheaper than a single plank floor.
Prefabricated parquet is the term used for industrially produced, surface-treated floor elements made from wood. These are generally provided with a profile and are joined together by bonding (tongue and groove) or locked together. Once laid, these elements do not require any further post-treatment such as sanding or filling.
Lengths ranging from 590 mm to 1200 mm. Suitable for herringbone patterns using the smallest boards for highly effective floorboard appearance in small rooms.
As its name suggests, solid parquet consists of a solid and continuous layer of wood. However, this traditional form of parquet is not entirely problem-free; when temperature and humidity conditions fluctuate it has a tendency to become considerably more distorted than multi-layer parquet.
Installing Admonter natural flooring on underfloor heating is not normally a problem. In order to achieve the best possible thermal conductivity, however, the specifications in the laying and care instructions must be followed. All Admonter natural floors are suitable for laying on top of underfloor heating with the exception of beech (thermally-treated beech is however suitable).
For large rooms or for an especially bold effect. Floorboards up to 5000 mm in length.