You must always weigh the pros and cons when choosing a flooring. Oltremateria is the answer to many questions.
When choosing a floor, one also wonders what the negative aspects might be or what the problems might be.
One of them is humidity and the question is whether the floors on the continuous surface can suffer from it.
The floorings made with Ecomalta, water-based, and Oleomalta, the sunflower oil-based surface, are waterproof.
This aspect allows that in a house or in a commercial space (e.g. office, restaurant…) in case of random leakage of substances it is possible to proceed to the total cleaning avoiding, thus, the risk of accidental falls.
The positive aspects of waterproofing are also other.
In the event of a leak of water caused by a failure of an appliance or a tap, no damage is caused.
Imagine if, instead, the leak happened on a parquet: it would be completely ruined.
But what are the effects of moisture on a surface?
One problem could be rising humidity.
It is the consequence of the ability of construction materials to absorb water in the soil, resulting in capillary diffusion upwards and surface evaporation.
This could lead to the creation of bubbles and, consequently, to damage of the surface if the dimensions of the phenomenon are large.
For this aspect the areas at risk are certainly the cellars or taverns or, however, every area without the precautions of construction.
This may discourage the use of continuous surfaces but it is a problem that does not concern Oltremateria.
In fact, the ecological surfaces in Ecomalta and Oleomalta strongly reduce this risk as they are all equipped with excellent vapor breathability allowing the transpiration of the substrate.
This prevents the formation of bubbles and consequent damage as well as the formation of moulds, harmful to health as well as aesthetically unpleasant.
Also for this reason Oltremateria continuous surfaces are suitable for humid environments or in contact with water such as bathrooms, showers, kitchens and have always been used as a coating of bathroom furniture and kitchen countertops.
Live Nature, choose Oltremateria.