MAFI delivers natural wood floors that are free from harmful substances, stable, practical, and authentic. These characteristics are achieved through important cornerstones such as symmetrical 3-layer construction, the air-cured and oiled surface, and the chemical-free vulcano thermo treatment.
Original Parquet is one of the leading companies in Europe for the production of wooden floors. Versatility and technological know-how together with ability and typical Italian artisan creativity, allow the company to produce safe floors for private spaces and crowded public places.
Lacquered surfaces represent a classic sealing and are often obtained through several layers of lacquer. The wood underneath the lacquer layer is usually left untreated.
Oiled surfaces, however, do not create a layer, but instead soak into the wood and provide the necessary robustness from the inside out.
The advantage of an oiled surface are direct, pleasant contact with the wood, being able to simply repair the affected area without having to work on the whole surface, and also the positive room climate created by the exchange of moisture.
The cleaning is directly related to the surface. If a wood floor is sealed, too much humidity becomes a problem. If the humidity gets under the seal, the wood absorbs the moisture and tries to expand. In the worst case, the plank deforms or the water goes black and leaves stains.
Open-pored surfaces, such as our natural wood floors, can be wiped with much more water. Here, it is only important that warm water is used and really only wood floor soap is added. Otherwise, it would dry out the wood. Unlike with sealed floors, dirt and stains are easily washed out. Another advantage of this surface is that repairs can be carried out only on the affected are without having to re-work the entire surface.
Veener floors are, as the name suggests, are covered with a veneer. This is the top layer, so the wear surface of the plank is usually significantly thinner than 2 mm. Thus, repair on such floors is almost impossible, and more specific demands such as pets are particularly challenging for the floor. The veneer is attached to a supporting surface. Then, the counter-move acts as a third layer.
Parquet floors or so-called wood floors have a thick wear layer and are generally thicker in construction than veneer floors. In addition to a better overall stability, parquet floors convince due to a longer life span and workability of the wear layer.