In other words, utilization classes mean, how long laminate will keep its exterior influenced by different impacts.
Laminate acquires a certain class mark after 18 tests, included into European norm EN 13329. The norm differentiates between 2 large groups of laminate floors: laminate for business and domestic use.
Laminatefor business use is manufactured for business premises with durability of 3 to 6 years. Consequently, if this type of floor is used at home, its life will be 2-3 times longer. Some guarantees with a period over 10 years mean that a floor covering will endure not longer than this very period, provided that it is used for a living space.
Laminate class 31 is intended for business premises with a low impact. Durable for 2-3 years. Used for a living space, it can endure 10-12 years. Nowadays this type of laminate is widely spread in Russia. It is installed into reception and conference rooms, small offices. To this class belong the following collections: Kronofix+, Comfort Loc, Vario Click 4, Saxon Loc, Super Loc. Note: package should be marked with this sign.
Laminate class 32 is for business premises with a low impact. Durable for 3-5 years. Used for a living space, it can endure 12-15 years. This type of laminate is a good choice for a house and office. To this belong the following German collections: Castello Click and Castello Stone Line. Note: package should be marked with this sign.
Laminate class 33 is for premises with a high impact. Durable for 5-6 years. Used for a living space, it can endure 15-20 years. Due to the long exploitation period in a living space, some manufacturers furnish a lifetime guarantee. Undeniable advantage of this floor type is that its exterior will be maintained for the longest possible time. To this type belongs our collection Floordreams. Note: package should be marked with this sign.
Domestic use laminate is laminate with a durability period not more than 5-6 years. Normally this type of floor is based on 6 or 7-mm HDF or MDF boards. The specific feature of the above mentioned laminate is its cost. Domestic use laminate are divided into three conventional groups:
Laminate class 21 is durable for not longer than 1-2 years. Nowadays you won`t find it in the Russian market. ItтАЩs applicable for sleeping rooms, boxrooms. So to say, for low passable rooms. Note: package should be marked with this sign.
Laminate class 22 is durable for 2-4 years. This class is can`t be found in Russia either. ItтАЩs applicable for sleeping rooms, boxrooms, playrooms, dressing rooms. So to say, for average passable rooms in a living space.
Laminate class 23 is durable for 4-6 years. It is one of the most popular laminate types in Russia in 2001. It can be installed into sleeping rooms, play rooms, dressing rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, halls, i.e. high passable rooms. German collection Clever Snap offered by us belongs to this class. Note: package should be marked with this sign.