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Laminated flooring is made up of a high-density fibreboard (HDF) core, a melamine-impregnated decor layer which is a photographic reproduction of a real wood or tile floor, and on top of that, a highly resistant protective overlay to give the floor the protection and durability required. Underneath is what's called a balancing laminate which not only ensures the stability of the board during the production process but also because of its non-porosity, helps to prevent moisture from getting into the HDF core once the floor has been laid.

 

Under immense pressure and heat this 'sandwich' is bonded together to form a huge sheet of flooring which is then cut into smaller boards, the edges of which are profiled so that the boards can be 'clicked' together without the need for any adhesive. It is during the production process that the surface finishes such as embossing and texturing are applied.

 

The Valinge 5G fold-down jointing system is used with all KronoSwiss Grand Selection floors.  All the joints are easy glue-free assembly systems which create a perfect finish with invisible joints between the boards. In all cases the boards can be taken up and re-laid a number of times without any detriment to the strength and tightness of the interlocking joint.

Even in hard to reach places like corners, doors and under radiators, the ingenious Valinge 5G system makes installing KronoSwiss floors simpler and faster than ever. The tongue & groove joint along the length of the panel is placed in position from above and fixed flush with the adjoining panel. The panels are then securely interlocked as the patented fold-down system locks into position with an audible click. Quick, easy and secure.

Click here for a video showing the Valinge 5G fold-down system in operation

 

 

Coreboard

The High-Density Fibreboard (HDF) core is an engineered wood product formed by breaking down low grade timber and forest thinnings into wood fibres, combining them with wax and resin, and then forming panels under high temperature and pressure. The result is an incredibly strong and stable product suitable for a very wide variety of uses of which flooring is one. The density of HDF varies between 800 - 1450 kg/m and it is the choice of density in a floor that determines the toughness of the floor for the grade of flooring required. Basically the higher the density, the greater the impact resistance of the floor and the heavier the use the floor can cope with.

KronoSwiss Grand Selection floors are all produced using FSC-certified timber from Swiss forests.

 

Decor paper

The decor paper is a melamine-impregnated photographic reproduction of a wood floor.

 

Surface

The top surface of the floor is a very strong, highly resistant, protective, transparent overlay which uses corundum (AlO) impregnated with melamine resins. It is non-porous so it is impossible for any form of moisture to get into the HDF coreboard from the top and it is for this reason that floor polish should not used on a laminated floor as it cannot be absorbed by the floor. It's also incredibly tough and scratch-resistant.

 

The KronoSwiss factory utilises highly modern production facilities and uncompromising quality in all materials used. The latest in laminate design and development is incorporated into all their floors as standard so your floor will stay looking like the day it was installed for years and years to come.

 

The KronoSwiss V-groove feature is formed by the edge of a board being bevelled and colour-matched to the surface finish so that when two boards are joined together, a 'V' groove is formed along the joint between the two boards, thereby accentuating the plank effect of a floor. All the floors in the KronoSwiss Grand Selection range have this feature, with all four edges of a board being bevelled, giving a V-groove on all four sides of a board, hence the phrase 'V4-groove'.

 

A special surface treatment stops the build-up of static electricity under normal climatic conditions when someone walks on the floor. An additional benefit is that it also prevents the build-up of statically charged dirt on the floor.

 

KronoSwiss Grand Selection floors are produced with maximum precision and uncompromising quality. Many years of experience accompany the production process ensuring that floors are created which never cease to impress. Produced to strict European norms, a KronoSwiss floor will stay looking like the day it was installed for years and years to come.

 

E1

80% of laminate flooring is timber. Like any other wooden product it contains formaldehyde. The emissions however are minor and well under the legally allowed limit of 0.1 ppm (= 1.2 mg/m3 air), the so-called E1-limit. KronoSwiss floors comply with EU regulations on harmful emissions making them suitable for use in sensitive areas such as nurseries, schools and children's bedrooms.

 

Information on the European Producers of Laminate Flooring

EPLF is the European Producers of Laminate Flooring. Click here for further information.

 

     

 

Warranty

All goods are guaranteed from the date of delivery for the period and under the conditions warranted by KronoSwiss. If any goods are found to be defective during the guarantee period and providing such defects have not occurred through incorrect installation, usage or maintenance procedures, or through the liability of other products or persons, we will at our discretion either rectify or replace the defective part of the goods or refund a corresponding proportion of the original price in accordance with the manufacturer's warranty. All goods should be carefully checked for any visible defects both before and during installation. Any goods which are installed in spite of such defects are not covered by the guarantee. Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any consequential loss whatsoever in the event of any claim arising under a guarantee.

The terms of the KronoSwiss warranty are as follows:

KronoSwiss Warranty

 

Provided the pre-requisites stated hereafter are observed, KronoSwiss guarantees that the decor layer of their floors will not wear off within the abrasion warranty period shown for each individual floor, the warranty period beginning from the date of purchase.

Pre-requisites

  • the laminate floor must be installed and maintained correctly in accordance with the KronoSwiss installation and maintenance instructions
  • the laminate floor may only be used according to the recommended level of intensity shown for each floor
  • the warranty does not cover physical damage - e.g. damage done to the floor by dragging or dropping hard objects
  • the warranty does not cover damage caused by moisture ingress
  • a large protective mat must be provided in all entrance areas

A claim under the warranty may be made when

  • the decor layer has worn off in an area of at least one square centimetre on an individual panel
  • the defect could not be noticed prior to the installation of the floor
  • the defect is reported in writing within 30 days of it being noticed
  • KronoSwiss or their appointed representative is allowed to check the defective floor on site

Within the scope of this warranty, KronoSwiss has the option to

  • repair the defective floor at no charge or
  • reimburse the current value of the floor or
  • deliver to the original point of sale any replacement material up to the current value of the defective floor. If the original decor is not available, a suitable replacement will be delivered. Any installation costs are to be borne by the customer
 

The current value is the original purchase price reduced for each 12 month period which has elapsed since the purchase of the floor, the reduction calculated on a straight line basis so as to reduce the original purchase price to zero over the period of the warranty.

Any warranty claim which is accepted does not prolong the warranty period of the original floor.

Any claims of liability under this warranty cease to be valid if not reported within 6 months of the defect being noticed.

 
 
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