Continuous flooring

The perfect solution for all kinds of buildings, when doing refurbishing works that include renovating the floors and particularly in modern new constructions; continuous floors are highly performing and do not require massive works even in preexisting buildings. This system proofs easily applicable to any area of the house thanks to its numerous qualities. The quick application makes continuous flooring available for use in a short time. On top of that, it is suited to be used in high frequency areas thanks to its strong resistance to frequent footsteps, for being waterproof and resistant to scraping, what makes it enduring even in spaces like the bathroom, kitchen or industrial labs. Because of its properties, this floor used to be especially present in industrial and commercial environments. However, in recent years its usage has been permanently extended to home environments, in particular due to its limited thickness and to the possibility to be laid without removing the preexisting floor.

How to choose continuous flooring

This system offers the opportunity to choose among a wide variety of colors made up of mineral materials. The colors of cement materials continuous flooring offer from pure white to deep black variations, passing through warm, cold and neutral shades, or others recalling the main tones of the environment where they are laid. Their popularity and use in domestic environments is justified by their ability to blend in with or stick out in modern or classic furnishing styles. The outcome delivered by the combo between grit and marble scraps with cement or resins in continuous floors is often considered poor. On the contrary, these décor inserts provide for an elegant surface, frequently used to furnish luxurious spaces, also due to the possible groutless installation, something which is largely sought-after by the most recent design projects.

Continuous flooring is a stylish choice!

Would you rather have a floor with little or no grouts? Continuous floors are ideal to customize the surfaces to a maximum degree. The color hues, the nature of materials and geometries are all elements apt to be adapted by this type of floor to any style and environment typology; from ultra-modern surfaces with solid, opaque or sleek tints, to the more classic continuous floors with a granite effect and spatulate concrete floors; this system matches any possible tastes and design facets. From floor to cladding, it is simple to replicate the continuous surface on the wall, hence washing the entire space with the colors and design concept you have in mind. As in voluminous architectures, continuous floors will add a stylish twist to your house, shop or office, creating an exclusive ambiance for you as well as for your guests.

Imagination runs unlimited with printed continuous flooring

Printed continuous floors unleash your imagination. This solution can transform a simple cement material with the beauty of natural stone, bricks or ceramic, wood or metal or any other possible finishing. By bringing customization to an extreme level, it is possible to obtain any type of decorations, thanks to the use of classic patterns, like Greak frets or rose windows, or modern coloration made possible by the use of pigments.
Because it is a monolithic element, continuous flooring is not subjected to unpleasant post-operam modifications, as for instance surfaces settlement, with the consequent hollows that are typical of classic flooring techniques.

How is a continuous floor made?

If there is no pre-existing floor to cover, a subfloor needs to be created with a cement base. Once carefully dried, the continuous floor will be directly overlapped. The subfloor shall be made taking into account the weather conditions, so to ensure a good final result and to avert the formation of all possible microfissures and cracks. It is therefore recommended to avoid temperature leaps and air streams that could contract the foundation in a non-homogeneous way. Afterwards, either cement continuous floors or resin continuous floors are to be laid homogeneously and with a minimal thickness of 2 to 3 centimeters. After the drying phase, depending on the material used, the floor may or not need polishing and the application of protective films for the surface to become resistant to possible scratches and external agents. Continuous floors do not need any special treatment for maintenance; cleaning can be done with microfiber cloths and common neutral, or in particular cases, slightly degreasing cleaners.

Eco-sustainability of continuous floors

The look at the environment and the aesthetic appearance are some of the strength points of this flooring technique. Indeed, ecological continuous flooring avoid the use of solvents and substances that are harmful for man, both during installation and usage. This flooring typology succeeds in combining aesthetics and eco-sustainability. This is often done through the use of mono-component mortar in water emulsion, next to natural elements. This makes the system be safe for everyone as it complies with the ranges established by the European law 2004/42/CE.

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