Help & Advice Centre
There are so many different types of wood flooring out there, it may at first seem a little overwhelming to look at. Matching the right wood flooring to your home or business is no small task, and we want to offer the help and support we can to ensure you make the right choice for your wooden floors.
Engineered Wood Flooring Guide
We think Engineered Floors are the best thing to hit the flooring industry since trees grew! Why? Well, engineered floors give the grand look of solid wood, but can be laid in areas where Solid isn’t the best option for the environmental conditions. The bright sparks that have developed these floors have done this by making engineered flooring out of multiple layers to make the flooring more stable.
The top layer is the part that will transform any room: a beautiful veneer of solid wood.
The second layer is the clever bit: a strong, supportive layer that can be made of softwood, plywood or High-Density Fibreboard. All three materials work to prevent the top layer from warping.
This then all comes together with a stabilising back layer. The outcome? A floor which looks stunning but doesn’t warp in areas of changing moisture.
Solid Wood Flooring Guide
The Lifespan of a Junckers Solid Wood Floor
Because there is a thick Solid Veneer, a Junckers floor may be sanded between eight and ten times. You can sand deeply into the dovetail joint and board strength is unaffected. Ask us for life span comparisons between our floors and other types. It can easily be repaired by a professional contractorors.
Should I be looking for the most abrasion resistant lacquer finish? You may think so, but a combination of hardness and flexibility is better. We achieve this with a combination of two lacquers. Many other boards will have a low cost “UV cured” lacquer with a distinctive “rippled” texture which may be brittle and difficult to over- coat. Here the client’s maintenance costs will be higher and the life of the floor will be shorter.
Do other floors have better water resistance than solid boards? No. Any wood floor will suffer water damage if it becomes sufficiently wet, and synthetic floors will suffer damage if welded seams fail. Junckers coats the stave ends during manufacture to reduce water penetration. See our cleaning and maintenance guides.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring Guide
Our iD Inspiration Loose-Lay
Easy to lay and take up again, iD Inspiration Loose-Lay perfectly adheres to the ground thanks to its patented herringbone anti-skid backing and sets new standards for easy-lay flooring. Designed for swift installation and ease of use, this collection is ideal for a reliable fast renovation. Moreover, a long product lifespan is achieved by beautiful high quality materials.
Easy Lay Flooring Technology
Inspired by industrial security flooring, the exclusive antiskid backing ensures an enhanced adherence to the subfloor. The patented herringbone pattern prevents the floor from sliding, allowing for an easy installation that requires no adhesive*.
*For long standing worry-free installation, we recommend tackifier for areas larger than 16m².
Extremely Fast Installation
Ideal for fast renovation, this loose lay vinyl flooring collection requires limited subfloor preparation. Thanks to the product’s thickness and the anti-skid backing, bridging slight subfloor unevenness is possible. 3 times* quicker than a glue-down LVT and 1.5 times* quicker than a traditional LVT Click, iD Inspiration Loose-Lay can be installed overnight, reducing business downtime.
*Estimation based on Tarkett’s internal tests.
Practicality At Its Best
Easy to install and just as easy to remove, without damaging the substrate, it provides effortless access to the technical subfloor and demands little maintenance over time. Highly resistant and durable, iD Inspiration Loose-Lay is treated with the Tarkett TopClean XP™ coating, extending its life-cycle and making it easier to clean.
For more useful advice visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.