How to lay a wood-effect porcelain stoneware floor
Functionality and aesthetic appearance are an inseparable combination when restoring and redeveloping a house. Currently, one of the most used floors is the wood-effect porcelain stoneware. Indeed, this is a particularly resistant material that reproduces a wood surface in a realistic way thanks to suggestive colours and veins. But how to lay it in your house or office? In this article we will briefly illustrate how to lay a wood-effect porcelain stoneware floor.
So, how to lay a wood-effect porcelain stoneware floor? To obtain a realistic result, the tiles should not form gaps between each other, in other words they should be laid close to each other without leaving interstices.
Talking about a more technical fact, the laying of the tiles or planks must start from the centre of the room and move towards the side that is opposite to the entrance. You must lay a 3 mm layer of mortar with the trowel and proceed by laying two rows of tiles at a time. At the end of the operation, you must check if the pieces are well fixed.
The tiles can be laid diagonally – thus giving the chance to “hide” possible geometrical irregularities of the walls – vertically or horizontally. Another option is to alternate the last two solutions. In any case, besides the technical reasons, the choice also depends on your personal taste.
Profilpas profiles for a perfect and linear laying
Once you have learnt how to lay a wood-effect porcelain stoneware floor, you must opt for high-quality products: to guarantee the maximum efficiency and quality, Profilpas, has created Proangle, a range of profiles to connect different materials with elegance and linearity. In particular, there is the silver anodised aluminium version Proangle ZA/ and the stainless steel one Proangle AI/.
In addition, there is Prodecor: the on-sight thickness make the separation profile an elegant element that integrates with the floor. Lastly, Prostyle is a line of multi-purpose profiles that are suitable both for the finishing of floors of same level and for the separation between floors of different materials.