Classic 3060 Natur- The classic floor
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Useful information about Parador Engineered wood flooring Classic 3060 Nature
Parador engineered wood flooring is premium quality in all areas - from the production up to surface treatment and design. Read more about the visual and technical Details of our products. Discover our product lines and find advises about installation and care.
Why Parador engineered wood flooring is special
Real wood floors increase the value of living areas in a visible manner. The natural material wood gives every room a sense of warmth and homeliness and provides the ideal basis for tasteful, style-conscious furnishing. Engineered and solid wood flooring from Parador allow plenty of ways of setting out your own individual furnishing style starting with the floor. Numerous select timbers, various plank formats and installation patterns, plus different ranges and surface treatments open up a unique spectrum for exclusive floor design. And with the Classic, Trendtime and Edition collections, ideas of timeless elegance as well as preferences for modern, design-oriented furnishing can be turned into reality. Be they traditional or fashion-conscious, all Parador real wood floors are timeless in terms of their quality standard.
Wood is a living material and changes over time; every tree is unique, every plank a unique specimen. By using this knowledge, and by using different formats, assortments and surface treatments, an attractive product range has emerged at Parador. Yet for us, wood doesn‘t only play a decisive role in terms of looks; we also use wood exclusively in the 3-layer sandwich composition. Consequently, we use home-grown spruce / fir for the middle layer which is specially processed so that only standing annual rings can be found to withstand the highest stresses. The balancing layer is also made of spruce produced using the hulling process which therefore saves resources.
Parador real wood floors are impressive due to a large choice of individual design options, outstanding quality and intelligent technology. Special click mechanisms make awkward tools unnecessary and the floor installation particularly easy and stable, whether floating or completely glued. At the same time, the lamella and top layer impregnation carried out at the factory protects against damp; the product composition in three layers leads to higher dimensional stability. The top layer made exclusively of solid wood and combined with high quality surface finishes, guarantees that the products retain their value for a long time.
Parador engineered wood floors are low on emissions and allergens and ensure pleasant indoor conditions. We are happy to demonstrate this by only using materials that are healthy for the home. Test certificates issued by TÜV, the LGA and Blue Angel give our customers the required peace of mind. Furthermore, wood has a regulating effect on the indoor climate, has a long life cycle and can be renovated numerous times and easily cleaned, making it perfectly suitable for households with pets, children and allergy sufferers.
As a natural, living material, no two timbers are the same. The timber of one and the same type can have very different characteristics – from a calm, harmonious wood character to a lively and expressive one. In this way, the choice of assortment also shapes the character of a room.
There are big differences among the assortment of Parador engineered wood floors. Before buying you should therefore check which type of engineered wood floor suits you best. You have a choice between the type of wood, the optical qualities of the assortment and the thickness of the top layer. In addition, the quality of the click connection and the surface treatment play a particularly important role. The choice of surface treatment should not be overlooked. With Parador engineered wood floors you can choose between the natural oil impregnation and the multi-layer lacquer finish. The decision to opt for which version is purely a matter of taste. A summary of the surface treatments can be found below.
Care & Cleaning wood floors (see guide home page )
Thanks to their pre-finished surfaces, Parador engineered wood floors can be easily cleaned and cared for. So that you enjoy your floor for years to come, here is some information about value retention, cleaning and care.
Regular cleaning with a vacuum cleaner and brush is basically recommended. Dirty marks can be wiped off with a damp cloth. Prevent standing water at all costs and always remove liquids resting on the floor immediately. Protect the floor against sand and dirt using entrance mats, as both act like sandpaper. To protect the wood against scratches, fit chairs and tables with soft felt pads. Small areas of damage and knot holes can be repaired using soft wax of a matching colour. If the engineered wood floor is renovated, lacquered surfaces must be completely sanded down.
Depending on the use or loading of the floor, an initial care treatment is recommended on oiled floors immediately after installation. This is particularly important for coloured surfaces and those with a modified texture, and helps to retain the value of your engineered wood floor over the long term. You also have the option of repairing scratches and smaller areas of damage on naturally oiled floors. For the surface treatment necessary afterwards, we offer you appropriated cleaning and care products under the accessories section. You can also use appropriate oil products or cleaning products from specialist retailers.
For maintenance cleaning purposes, naturally oiled surfaces can be treated with all standard cleaning and care products for air-dried or oxidative dried naturally oiled finishes. Care should be taken that the floor is not wiped wet, just damp. Please take care that no abrasives, floor waxes or polishes are applied, as these tarnish the floor's appearance.
Due to the effect of light, natural chemical reactions are triggered in the wood, which cause a colour change on the surface of the wood. The colour change makes the overall appearance more even, with slight colour differences being automatically evened out over time.
Installation rules wood floors ( see guide home page )
These installation rules and the step-by-step installation process that is shown here are universal.
The package inserts however, may contain further, more specific or even deviating instructions or
rules for a particular product that are mandatory and ought to be followed.
1. Inspection for material defects
Inspect your engineered wood planks thoroughly for their quality prior to and during installation.
Flooring planks with visible defects or damages must not be installed. The installation must take
place under daylight conditions or with excellent artificial light to make sure that any possible
damages or faulty planks can definitely be detected.
2. Acclimatising prior to installation
The engineered wood planks must acclimatise for a period of at least 48 hours at temperatures
above 17ºC and humidity between 35 - 60 % in that room in which they are to be laid. That
means the closed packages have to adjust to the climatic conditions in the room. If the climatic
conditions in the storage location and the installation room are considerably different, the acclimatisation
period should be longer. If the climate differences are very small the acclimatisation
time can be shorter.
Please store the packages flat on a base without opening them. Paying attention to these guidelines
is especially important for new buildings, because humidity levels tend to be particularly
3. No installation in areas subject to splashing water
No installation in permanently moist rooms / wet zones
Engineered wood planks must not be installed in areas where splashing shower water may get
onto the floor. Standing water will permeate into the wood and can lead to permanent damages.
Engineered wood planks should not be installed in permanently moist rooms or wet surroundings
(saunas, small bathrooms etc.) because the danger of penetration with moisture can never
be ruled out completely.
If engineered wood flooring is supposed to be installed in a bathroom, it is important to make
sure that it is not installed in areas subject to splashing water (i.e. shower, bathtub, lavatory or
sink) and that the relative humidity in the room stays within the normal range between 35 and
Any formation of puddles and moisture penetration must be avoided all around the corners of the
room, for the joints as well as for the whole flooring area.
4. Condition of the subfloor
Any existing subfloor must be even (max. tolerance 3 mm per 1 m in length), dry and sufficiently
stable. Larger depressions should be evened out using standard commercial fillers. The surface
of the subfloor should be free of cracks and without any breaks or tears. Loose subfloors or
insufficiently stable subfloors (PVC-/ textile flooring) need to be removed. Mineral subfloors/
screed need to be sufficiently dry. Please also refer to the information in the special chapter on
5. Moisture barrier with mineral subfloors
Generally, when installing on any dry, mineral subfloor a 0.2mm thick Polyethylene foil or alternatively
Duo-Protect should always be used as a moisture barrier to prevent any residual moisture
getting through to the backside of your engineered wood flooring. The purpose of the Polyethylene-
foil is that of a moisture barrier only and the joints of the foil need to overlap approx. 30cm
and need to be glued together. In no way does the PE-foil act as waterproofing for the building!
See also the chapter on Underlays.
6. Keeping expansion joints / wall spacings
As stated before, depending on the climatic conditions the natural material wood will shrink or
swell. The installed engineered wood floor therefore needs to be kept a suitable distance away
from all fixed components, in other words the walls, supports, radiator pipes etc, which is known
as the wall clearance or expansion joint. Furthermore, expansion gaps are required if the installation
area exceeds certain defined values in length and width (see installation rule 7). One of
the most common installation mistakes is actually insufficient wall spacing. Often, this will only
become evident during the summer months when higher temperatures and humidity levels lead
to a swelling of the wood flooring.
The expansion gap/wall spacing should be at least 10-15mm on each side; with large areas it
should be proportionately more. For engineered wood planks the rule-of-thumb is:
Every meter of installed flooring requires at least 2mm of expansion space on both sides of the
room. (Example: Room width 5m = min. 10mm expansion gap on each side).
Even if the installed material abuts only on a single point in the room the “floating material” may
start to warp and press on. Popular areas where this is repeatedly happening are architraves,
transition areas to stairs, heating pipes as well as end profiles.
Heavy pieces like for example kitchen islands and closets (where movements of the flooring are
possible in one direction only) require the expansion space on one side to be doubled. For heavy
pieces and fitted furniture (e.g. fitted kitchen, built-in closets or aquariums) we recommend having
them assembled prior to installation of the flooring. The flooring boards however should be
laid to reach just under the base allowing easy dismantling of the flooring at any time. All along
the walls the expansion gaps are covered with skirtings, in other places special flooring profiles
are used. Structural expansion joints must be included in the engineered wood floor area as a
matter of principle. Joints in the screed, so-called saw cuts, do not have to be included if the joint
is glued (e.g. with epoxy resin).
7. Layout of expansion gaps
Due to the fact that the engineered wood flooring will shrink and expand depending upon the
climate conditions – as described earlier – the following situations do require additional expansion
• With larger areas (exceeding 8 x 12m)
• With angular areas
• With installations that cover more than one room
Conceal expansion gaps with the suitable adapting or other transition profiles.
Note: Liability for missing expansion gaps or joints is always with the installer.
8. Installation patterns and staggering of the joints
Engineered wood flooring can be installed either in a symmetric or in a random, asymmetric pattern.In any case it should be ensured that the excess cover or the minimum offset on the
head joint is > 40 cm.
9. Installation direction / incidence of light
For optical reasons the longitudinal sides of the planks should be installed so that they run parallel
to the incidence of light. That means, the longitudinal side runs in the same direction as the
light. When several windows are present, please make your decision based upon the largest
one of them. With extreme floor plans the decision for a certain installation direction can also be
based upon the specific room layout. (See installation rule 10)
10. Installation direction / floor plan
Again, for optical reasons the longitudinal sides of the flooring should run across to the longitudinal
side of the room. That will make the room look larger and also give it a slightly more “square”
appearance so it won’t look quite as narrow and tube-like.
11. Installation from several packages
Please note that engineered wood is a natural product whose unique character comes out
through varying colours and structures. These signs of nature can be more or less prominent.
Therefore, during installation it is important to make sure that flooring boards from various
different packages are being mixed in order to achieve a well-balanced and harmonious overall