Glossar

THE GLOSSARY: WOOD TERMS AND ADMONTER TERMS

  • alpin

    Combining strong across brushing and a scraping of the wood creates a truly unique sensory experience.
  • antico

    Unique ageing techniques like distressing, 3 dimensional brushing and strong bevelled edges give the planks the beautiful characteristics of traditional hand finished floors with a visible texture and a very durable surface.
  • basic

    • Wood will have a knotty and/or lively appearance depending on its type
    • No sapwood
    • Straight and wavy grain
    • Average colour variation and grain pattern differences between woods of different type and growth habit (greater differentiation with Ash olive and Robinia dark)
    • Knotholes and shakes filled on a product by product basis
    • filled with a brown filler
  • Bevel

    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.
  • brushed

    The soft parts of the wood are brushed out of the floorboard. This creates a beautiful texture with a surface that is more durable.
  • classic

    This is literally the classic floorboard from Admonter in lengths from 1850 to 2400 mm.
  • cross

    Intensive brushing along and across the board creates a unique pattern, leaving this floor with an exceptionally lively character.
  • custom color

  • elegance

    • Restful, few knots / wood appears relatively knotless
    • No sapwood except American Walnut and American Cherry
    • Straight and wavy grain
    • Colour variations and grain pattern differences typical for the species of tree and for the growth and wood types
    • Minor defects and shakes rectified on a product by product basis
    • Mineral inclusions and in-growths are possible in Canadian Maple and American Cherry
    • filled with a brown filler (except: American Walnut with black filler)
  • Expansion joint

    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.
  • Floating installation

    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.
  • Full-surface bonding

    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.
  • Laminate

    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.
  • long

    For large rooms or for an especially bold effect. Floorboards up to 2800 mm in length. Dimesion: 15 x 280 mm.
  • matt lacquer finish

    A matt lacquer finish is the best option if you want a practical and "zero-maintenance" natural floor. Its drawback is that partial repairs cannot be carried out, which means that instead the entire surface has to be sanded.
  • Multi-layer parquet

    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.
  • Multistrip flooring

    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.
  • natural oiled easy care surface

    NATURAL OILED EASY CARE - NO INITIAL OIL TREATMENT REQUIRED! Our EASY CARE products are delivered PREFFINISHED. This means that the floor does not have to be oiled after installation, and can be used and walked on immediately after installation! The new natural oiled easy care finish provides a rich, durable surface, and also has the desired look from the beginning, as otherwise only floors with an additional oil coating offer. Without any effort – just easy!
  • natural oiled surface

    Natural oils keep the pores of the wood open. The beneficial effect that the room environment has on health really comes into its own here. Through regular and proper care & maintenance, the finish acquires a natural patina of extraordinary durability.
  • naturelle

    • Wood has a lively, rustic and knotty appearance
    • No sapwood
    • Straight and wavy grain
    • Some heartwood included
    • Significant colour variations and grain pattern differences between woods of different type and growth habit
    • Knotholes and shakes sensitively filled on a product by product basis
    • Shakes and occasional incompletely filled knots are a typical feature of the rustic grade
    • filled with a brown filler
  • noblesse

    • Wood has a restful, harmonious appearance
    • Essentially knotless (occasional knots or knot points possible)
    • No sapwood
    • Straight and wavy grain (Oak rift in the "Specials range": straight and semi wavy grain)
    • Colour variations and grain pattern differences typical for the species of tree and for the growth and wood types
    • Essentially without any enhancements
    • Occasional mineral inclusions are possible in maple
  • Prefabricated parquet

    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.
  • raw

    Untreated surface.
  • rippled

    Special enhancement processes and the use of a careful sorting system will produce a floor with an unusually sensuous effect.
  • robust

    Special enhancement processes and the use of a careful sorting system will produce a floor with an unusually sensuous effect.
  • rough sawn

    Special enhancement processes and the use of a careful sorting system will produce a floor with an unusually sensuous effect.
  • rustic

    • Wood has a very lively and rustic appearance
    • no sapwood (except American Walnut)
    • Straight and wavy grain
    • Occasional heartwood depending on the wood species
    • Significant colour variations and grain pattern differences between woods of different type and growth habit
    • Knotholes and shakes carefully filled on a product by product basis
    • Shakes and occasional incompletely filled knots are a typical feature of the rustic grade
    • filled with a black filler
  • sanded

    For many years this has been a standard finish of wide plank wood floors.A totally smooth surface is achieved by the uniform sanding of the wood.
  • scraped

    Scraping in the direction of the grain produces a distinctive ripple effect.
  • SIngle plank

    Single plank is the name given to a planked wooden floor that has either a solid or multi-layered structure. Single plank is one of the original types of parquet.
  • small

    Lengths ranging from 590 mm to 1200 mm. Suitable for herringbone patterns using the smallest boards for highly effective floorboard appearance in small rooms.
  • soaped surface

    In contrast to a natural oiled surface, most of the pores in a UV oiled surface are sealed.
  • Solid parquet

    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.
  • Sorting

    Sorting describes the typical characteristics (e.g. knots, shakes, etc.) of wood as a natural material and classifies them by number, incidence and also size. Admonter natural flooring is therefore classified as knotless (noblesse), virtually knotless (elegance), knotty (basic), rustic with a brown filler (naturelle) and rustic with a black filler (rustic).
  • Underfloor heating

    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).
  • untreated

  • UV oiled finish

    In contrast to a natural oiled surface, most of the pores in a UV oiled surface are sealed. The advantage of this is that the floor maintenance intervals can be longer; the downside is that in comparison with a natural oiled surface, renovation is only possible to a limited extent.
  • white natural oiled

  • xxlong

    For large rooms or for an especially bold effect. Floorboards up to 5000 mm in length.