You will be pleased to learn that Arrigoni Wood Flooring has many advantages over solid wood flooring. The superb engineering enable us to have planks up to 13" wide with lengths up to 14', even over in-floor radiant heat. Standard flooring guidelines do not recommend solid wood to be used at these dimensions over radiant heat.
Our layered construction is more stable, with less warping and cupping than solid wood flooring. In our engineered wood planks, there are only three layers. The wear layer, the top surface you see is 3.6 mm thick, which means that this floor can be refinished. Many engineered products cannot be refinished. The middle layer (solid spruce) is laid transversely, reducing swelling and shrinkage by roughly 80%, even in the most challenging of climates.
||Solid Wood Flooring:
||Arrigoni Wood Flooring:
Solid wood flooring, especially in the wider planks, warps and cups more over time.
Arrigoni Woods specialty is wide plank flooring. If installed and maintained correctly, these floors will remain flat.
||More Frequent Sanding
The refinishing process requires a flat surface in order for the finish to be applied. A solid floor requires heavy sanding just to get the floor to a flat surface again. As well, with each sanding you are diminishing the life of your floor because you are reducing the top layer of wood that goes only to the tonge and grove. The cost of refinishing, time off of the floor and mess it makes mean the refinishing is not a preferable process.
|Buffing or Screening
We like to prevent the refinishing process by watching for wear patterns in the finish, especially in high traffic areas. Arrigoni Woods would then recommend a recoating before any damage is done to the wood. In most cases the sanding is not necessary as the wood remains flat, meaning it is a great surface for a finish to be applied. This process is dustless and inexpensive, eliminating the cost and disruption of the refinishing process.
You have more installation options with our flooring than with solid wood flooring, making it
much more versatile to the uniqueness each project brings.
- Floating Installation (Recommended)
- Glue Down Installation (Recommended)
- Screw or Nail-Down Installation
- Full-surface Gluing
- Installation with Radiant Heat Floors
In choosing a surface there is far more to consider than the visual effect of a natural floor. Criteria such as care & maintenance, natural appearance, wear capacity and service life considerably depend on the nature of the surface.
- Raw: entirely untreated, sanded or brushed.
- Sanded: smooth surface achieved by the uniform sanding with a grain size of 220.
- Brushed: soft parts of the wood are brushed out — creates a beautiful structure.
- Natural-Oiled: 100% natural and pollutant-free — exclusively made of sustainable raw materials.
- White-Oiled: applying white oil creates a different appearance.
- UV-Oiled: Contains 60% sustainable constituents — requires little effort for care & maintenance.
- Matte Lacquer or Matte Polyurethane: entirely seals the pores of the wood — absolutely uncomplicated in care.
Austrian company STIA was founded in 1972. STIA has an unusual background, being the industrial arm of the Benedictine monastery of Admont, Austria. This monastery was founded in 1074 and has been involved in wood processing ever since. STIA now employs 300 people, has a manufacturing capacity of around 1,400,000 sq. flooring and 500,000 sq 3-layer panels. The turnover is approximately Euro 40 million per annum.
The Admonter flooring brand and the STIA panel brand have an excellent reputation throughout Europe. The product range is broad; appealing to both domestic and commercial use, with product integrity being of paramount importance. The entire portfolio carries the PEFC certificate – Europe’s quality seal for wood products made using sustainable forest material. The back- ground of STIA and its environment bind it to sustainable forestry. For each tree felled, four are planted. STIA is committed to environmentally-responsible manufacturing.
Europe's quality seal for wood made of sustainable forest management.
Anyone using wood with the PEFC quality seal, promotes natural forests, careful forest management, variety of species of animals and plants and the preservation of a natural environment with high recreational value. STIA Holzindustrie uses its wood from sustainable managed forests and was therefore awarded with the PEFC quality seal, issued by an institution of the Pan-European forest and wood management.
IBR Quality Seal
Products free of harmful substances promoting health and well-being are getting more and more popular. Admonter wide planks are real natural products. Our products are regularly tested by the independent Institute for Construction Biology in Rosenheim (Germany). This institute awarded the Admonter Natural Floor the IBR quality seal for harmlessness in terms of health and ecology.
In the thermal power station equipped with innovative filtration techniques, STIA produces heat and electricity by recycling manufacturing waste.
In our STIA thermal / bio mass power station we produce 15.000 – 20.000 kWh (this is 1000 times more than a heating system in normal house which is about 20 kWh). STIA provides energy for it´s own production, the office building, the monastery, the local grammar school of the Benedictines and half of the private houses in the village of Admont. Our production does not contaminate water or air.
Admonter Mocca – Natural thermo treatment
Admonter Mocca planks and STIA's Mocca panels which are darkened through the special thermo-treatment absolutely meet the current trend for dark timber. During this innovative production process which does not employ any chemicals or dyes the wood is heated to more than 200° Celsius under the exclusion of oxygen. The different color shades of the timber can be achieved by regulating the intensity and duration of the heat.
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