06.05.20

Design floors in bathrooms, kitchens etc.

Design floors, also called vinyl floors, have long been a popular floor covering in living rooms, bedrooms and children's rooms. For a long time there were only tiles on the floor for the damp rooms of a house or apartment. Many do not know that designer floors are also an optimal choice in the bathroom and kitchen. Warm to the touch, robust and available in a variety of looks, the modern floor covering offers many design options and some advantages over tiles. The waterproof, water-repellent and scratch-resistant surface is easy to clean and therefore very hygienic. JOKA design floors are suitable for damp rooms, hard-wearing, phthalate-free and therefore ideally suited for all living areas.

Vinyl has long been known as a floor covering . It was previously known as a CV rubber, which was traditionally sold on a roll. However, it was not suitable for all areas of application. The vinyl floor began its triumphal march when it glanced sideways at the laminate floor, which had long been offered as a single plank. The advantages are obvious: The plank or tile format made it possible to achieve a look that was much more faithful to the original. The tried and tested “click” process from the laminate area was also simply transferred to the vinyl floor. In this new look, the design floor moved into the living spaces of property and rental properties and became a real competition for tiles and Co.

The first generation of design floors had an MDF or HDF core board and a vinyl surface. Over the years, 2 variants have prevailed: the only millimeter-thin adhesive variant, which is glued to the entire surface of the surface, and the click variant, which is installed in a floating manner and can therefore be resumed without residue. B. Rental properties. The click version is still available in two versions: as a full vinyl version and as a vinyl with an HDF backing. For floating installation, the use of impact sound insulation is recommended, whereby this e.g. is already integrated in the product for the products in the “Design floors 230 HDF” collection.  
 
In the JOKA product selection, the individual products for floating installation are marked with the "click" or "click" indicator - there are many designs in both the one and the other variant.

The design floor visually imitates other well-known floors such as tiles or wooden floors. In the kitchen or bathroom, tile or stone look is often used. In the living area, many prefer a warmer variant such as B. a classic wood look. The design floor also comes in a very modern way with varied mosaic and fantasy decors. A design floor has decisive advantages over tiles and other floor coverings: Design floors have a higher walking comfort, are robust, have better acoustics, are easy to clean and are therefore also suitable for allergy sufferers.

Another plus is the insensitivity of the design floor. Especially in the kitchen, you often deal with large devices that cause large and irreparable damage to a tile when dropped. A design floor is much more forgiving: for example a falling pot or other heavy object. Tiles and especially their joints are often slightly open-pored, so that stains from oil or vinegar leave long-term damage. Not so with the design floor. Almost all materials used to work in the kitchen can be easily wiped away with a damp cloth.

For different areas of use of the floors, JOKA offers design floors with different wear layers: For home use or light commercial areas we recommend a wear layer of 0.4 (JOKA Design 330) mm. Offices, retail spaces and business premises are best equipped with a design floor that has a 0.55 mm wear layer (JOKA design floor 555).

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