Traditional flooring and eco-friendly continuous surface: what are the differences?
- On 31 August 2021
The traditional parquet and the classic tile challenge the continuous surface: let’s see why to choose the latter.
When it is necessary to choose whether to create the flooring of a home or a commercial space with tiles or parquet or continuous surfaces, an analysis of the various materials must be carried out, examining the differences, pluses and limitations that each has.
This is because it is undeniable that each material has its own characteristics.
If the choice for your space falls on parquet, this certainly happens because you are not looking for wear resistance or mechanical resistance.
You choose this material because we want to privilege those typical and perhaps unique characteristics of wood: the warmth, the natural beauty…
On the other hand, those who decide to cover their surface with ceramic tiles certainly want to favor the resistance to abrasion.
This can be caused by the people walking on it or by the presence of furnishing accessories such as furniture and sofas.
A floor made of an ecofriendly continuous surface is appreciated in other respects.
First of all, being eco-friendly, there is the guarantee that no elements harmful to the health of those who live in the spaces have been used.
Aesthetically, there is the total absence of joints and interstices: this makes the surface more homogeneous, easier to clean and certainly more hygienic.
It can be applied to any surface and shape, which is not possible with parquet or tiles.
It can be customized like a suit made by a tailor: you can choose color and texture and you can be sure that there will not be one like it in the world.
If you have to carry out a renovation, you will save demolition costs and consequent waste disposal: this undoubtedly constitutes a plus in terms of costs and completion times.
Once applied, the continuous surface has a very minimal thickness (we are talking about 2/3 mm). This detail makes it ideal for applying it to existing floors or walls.
It can be used on all those surfaces that need renovation and, moreover, it has excellent thermal conductivity, proving to be suitable for covering radiant floors.
To learn more about ecological continuous surfaces, you can contact the Oltremateria® offices: they will be happy to provide you with all the necessary information