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FAQ - design and vinyl flooring

Frequently asked questions about design and vinyl flooring. We provide the right answers!
  • Do I have to use the underlay SilentComfort in any case?

    An underlay for a design floor to click must be pressure stable in any case, since the substrate must always be hard and firm.

    We recommend the use of the underlay mat silentCOMFORT from WINEO. 
    This underlay mat offers you the following advantages:

    > Bridging of minor unevenness of the underground 
    > Reduction of impact sound and walking noise
    > Maximizing the anti-slip effect, eg. in shop-in-shop areas, special sales areas, etc.
    > Minimization of walking noise due to possible residual dirt on the surface
    > Increasing the walk-in comfort
    > Improvement of installation properties
    > Protection against interactions with existing substrates
    > Pressure stable up to 44 t / m² (~ 440 kPa)

    We recommend the use of silentCOMFORT when laying on:

    > Laminate, parquet, precast wood and other wooden materials 
    > flat stone floors, ceramic tiles, marble, porcelain stoneware 
    (Joint requirement: <5mm width / <2mm depth and height offset from tile to tile max 1mm)
    > PVC coverings
    > old and new screeds

    Further information can be found in the information sheet of the MMFA, TM 1 underlay materials under Multilayer Modular Flooring (MMF).

  • Is the design flooring to click suitable for damp rooms?

    Yes. In each case should be made a corresponding wall finish. This can be done for example by a baseboard with rubber lip or by grouting with silicone using an edge cord.

  • How much residual moisture may the underground have?

     Substrates generally have to be permanently dry. Here the recommended residual moisture content of DIN 18365 applies:
    Cement screed: unheated: <2.0 CM% heated: <1.8 CM%
    Anhydrite screed: unheated: <0,5 CM% heated: <0,3 CM%

  • What should be considered in medical areas?

     In medical areas you work with disinfectants. This can lead to stains on design coverings. If necessary, the design floor should be provided with an additional PUR layer.

  • What should be considered in a hairdressing salon?

    In a hairdressing salon hair colorants are used. This can lead to discoloration. If necessary, the design floor should be provided with an additional PUR layer.

  • What should be considered at a car dealer?

     In a car dealership there is a risk of interactions between floor covering and car tires. If necessary, the design floor should be provided with an additional PUR layer.

  • Can I lay design floor to click without interruptions?

    No. Areas up to 150 m² can be laid in one piece. In door transitions we recommend to disconnect in any case. Room areas that are interrupted by pillars, dividing walls, doorways or the like should be separated by expansion joints of at least 5mm at the height of the components. For more information, please contact the laying hotline.

  • Can I lay on a textile surface?

    Basically, textile substrates are not suitable for laying design floors to click. Design floors to click need a hard solid surface.

  • Can I fill the edge joint with silicone?

    In a floating installation an edge joint can not be skipped. The edge joint gives the flooring space for its natural growth and shrinking behavior. If the edge joint is filled, for example, with silicone, cables, etc., the flooring is restricted and can be permanently damaged.

  • Can I lay the design floor to click in the conservatory?

     In conservatories or similar rooms with floor to ceiling and large-surface overhead glazing the use of design floor to click needs to be considered critically due to extreme temperature variations of the indoor environment and requires separate vote and approval by Windmöller GmbH. Please have a look at our installation hotline here.

  • Which cleaning products may I use to clean a design floor?

    Our design floors are factory-equipped with a road surface protective coating. Please only use a suitable cleaner approved for PU-coated floor coverings. Either contact your dealer or contact our installation hotline.

  • What can I do against impressions?

     In general, residual impressions caused by static loads (furniture, etc.) can not be ruled out in resilient floor coverings. The intensity of the impression depends on the contact surface, weight and duration of the load. As a rule, impressions, depending on the load period, reset after a while. We recommend using load distribution plates for large static loads.

    The test of the impression behavior is carried out in accordance with EN 433 and is used to determine the behavior of floor coverings during and after exposure to a cylindrical stamp with a circular base. In this test, a steel cylinder with 1 cm ² surface is placed on the floor covering and loaded for 150 minutes with about 50 kg. Then  the floor gets a recovery time of 150 minutes; afterwards the remaining residual pressure is determined.

    This test is designed to simulate the lasting impression of a heavy piece of furniture (such as a desk, nursing bed, chairs, etc.) in the floor covering.

  • What does the A + seal mean?

     The A + seal is used to identify products with particularly low emissions.

    Since January 1, 2012, all construction products, furnishings and fittings that are new to the French market must be classified in terms of their emissions and labeled with the new French label A +.

    This is the decision of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing. For products that were already available on the French market before 1 January 2012, the emissions classification and labeling obligation will apply from 01.09.2013. This means that also German products sold in France have to be labeled with this seal.

  • What does anti-static mean?

    It avoids the increased static charge of persons, under normal climatic conditions, when walking on the floor covering. Antistatic floor coverings generate a charging voltage> 2kV at + 23 ° degrees and 25% relative humidity.

  • What do the stress classes mean?

    Quality category according to the standard DIN EN ISO 10874, which identifies the area of ​​application of a floor covering. One divides between "living", "commercial" and "industrial" with moderate, normal and strong use. Pictographs indicate the classes on the product packaging.

    The use classes 21, 22 and 23 are therefore assigned exclusively to floor coverings which are suitable for private use. Grades 31 to 34 classify floor coverings that can also be used in commercial areas. Floor coverings that are laid in the industrial area and may be exposed to intensive or extreme loads are allocated to the classes 41 to 43.

    The usage class consists of two digits. The first of the two numbers stands for the area for which the floor is suitable. The private sector is designated with the number 2, the commercial / public with the number 3. For the industrial sector and its high stress is the number 4. The next classification (ie the second digit) refers to the durability. After all, you need a sturdier base than many people walk around on a regular basis, like in a department store. Thus, the second digit stands for the intensity of use: 1 for "low", 2 for "normal" and 3 for "strong" and 4 for "very strong".

  • How UV-resistant are WINEO floor coverings?

    Reference to the behavior of a floor covering against exposure to light. "Level 6 blue scale" indicates that the soil largely retains its color fastness even in intense sunlight.

    According to the test method according to EN ISO 105-B02, laminate flooring and resilient floor coverings are tested for light fastness and achieve excellent results. For everyday use this means: Laminate floors and resilient floor coverings such as the wineo design floors and PURLINE organic flooring are very lightfast and hardly fade over long periods of time.

    Despite the high lightfastness level, color changes / fading in intense sunlight can not be ruled out. This applies to all elastic, textile and wooden floor coverings.

  • What is PVC?

    PVC floor coverings (PVC = polyvinyl chloride) are a thermoplastic material and are referred to as resilient floor coverings.

    It is soft (malleable) under heat and solidifies after cooling again. Depending on the intended use, PVC coverings are produced by calendering, brushing or pressing. Several thin films are heat and pressure bonded together to form a finished floor covering. This is followed by annealing to reduce material and production tensions. The slaps are then punched into tiles or plank formats, depending on the design

  • What does heat transmission resistance mean?

    The thermal resistance R describes the resistance that a floor covering opposes to a precisely defined heat flow (underfloor heating). The unit of measurement of thermal resistance is m²K / W. According to DIN EN 12667 the thermal resistance must not exceed 0,15m²K / W.

  • What does wear layer mean?

    The top layer of a floor covering visible from above is called a wear layer. Since the wear layer is exposed to direct wear, it must meet a variety of requirements. In addition, the mutual influences of individual design elements are so complex that standardized technological tests have to be resorted to. Only then a safe statement can be made, for example, about the durability and about additional properties such as the suitability for the use of office chairs.

  • What is a click connection?

    A click connection is a form-locking connection of several elements to an overall network. Laminate flooring and design floors for clicking are usually laid "floating", that means the soil is different than e.g. carpet not glued to the ground. With the help of tongue and groove the individual panels are clicked into each other.

    Tongue and groove are laterally milled profile construction, which allow the telescoping of the individual panels. The click connection of tongue and groove ensures a stable floor construction and protects the floor from the ingress of moisture.

    When laying, please be sure to follow the wineo installation instructions!

  • What is room sound?

    Room sound is the sound produced by walking on a floor, which can be perceived in the same room.

  • What is a synchronous embossing?

     Designs with synchronous embossing look particularly authentic, as the surface structure is synchronous with the wood grain. The expression of branches and gradients gives the floor a unique originality.