Which is the most suitable coating for prefabricated parquet? Teknos offers a multitude of solutions to meet widely varying requirements. An overview of key criteria, examples, plus a new brochure will help you build a shortlist.
The natural appearance of wood, combined with the advantages of modern surface finishing and industrial production – prefabricated parquet offers many benefits and is in demand by the market. Manufacturers must take into account a wide variety of requirements: look, tactile feel, durability, cost. The coating plays a pivotal role here.
Teknos offers a wide range of primers, fillers and topcoats for prefabricated parquet. This makes it possible to create layer structures for almost any requirement: from extremely cost-effecient coating, through standard solutions, to the highest surface quality.
Which coating system is the right one depends on a number of factors:
Where an existing plant is used, the number of available rollers limits the layer structure. With just three or four rollers available, sophisticated structures with 6-7 layers are out of the question. But in the case of a newly installed coating plant, Teknos experts can advise in advance which equipment is most suitable for the optimum layer structure.
One major factor is the allowable cost per square meter for the overall coating structure. Local Teknos representatives can already define in a preliminary discussion which structures are possible at a given cost and with which properties. The favored solution can then be planned within these constraints.
It is the functional layers that mainly determine the wear restistance. Various UV-curing primers from the UVILUX SEALER product line are available. For high wear resistance it is recommended, for example, to use one layer each of UVILUX SEALER 172 and UVILUX SEALER 171.
Abrasion resistance, scratch resistance according to EN 438-2 and micro-scratch resistance according to DIN EN 16094 have been tested, so the resistance of a coating structure using Teknos products can be dependably planned.
The same applies to chemical resistance, which is determined by the topcoat. Maximum chemical resistance is achievable using UVILUX 172-10 UV-curing topcoat.
Of course, tactile feel and appearance are essential criteria for the coating system. Where the requirement is a perfectly even, smooth surface, it is necessary to apply putty after the primer in order to close the pores. As a solution, the Teknos UVILUX FILLER product line offers various UV-curing roller applied fillers for cost-efficient, closed-pore layers.
Gloss grade, tactile feel and appearance of the prefabricated parquet are determined by the topcoat. Gloss grades from dull matt to high-gloss are available for high-quality performance layer structures. A particularly high-quality surface with an attractive dull matt finish is achievable using UVILUX 172-10 topcoat, for example.
The local Teknos experts will help you choose the right coating system. A new prefabricated parquet brochure, available as of summer, will help here. It defines three requirement categories: The cost-efficient layer structures with two different gloss grades are particularly economical – just right for the price-sensitive prefabricated parquet segment. The Standard category of layer structures covers typical requirements in the mid-market segment. The Performance category groups together layer structures that meet the highest requirements for appearance, tactile feel and durability.
The layer structures listed in the brochure are practically proven and cover a wide range of requirements for prefabricated parquet. Moreover, customer and plant-specific layer structures are also possible – our technicians will find the right solution for you. That applies not only to prefabricated parquet, but also to other types of flooring such as laminate.
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