17 January 2015
To make the flooring a success, nothing was left to chance. UNILIN invested 45 million euros in a new, ultra-modern manufacturing plant for the development and production of LVT.
The advanced technology behind this latest luxury vinyl flooring solution makes the installation process extremely user-friendly. A tongue and groove click-lock system ensures a tight fit, while requiring only a minimal expansion gap. Flooring installers can simply snap the planks together using a drop-down technique, or they can insert them horizontally.
There are a few other similar click systems, but none of them are able to match the speed and ease of installation we offer.
Pieter Buyck, General Manager LVT at UNILIN, division flooring comments on this latest innovation by UNILIN:
“Installers won’t need a hammer to lock the ends of the planks together. They can simply push the planks together using their thumb. The UNILIN group has patented this brand new installation technology. There are a few other similar click systems, but none of them are able to match the speed and ease of installation we offer.”
The ease of installation is by far not the only asset of this new Pergo product range. Comfort and easy maintenance were equally important elements in the design process. Pieter Buyck explains:
"Our latest LVT flooring tiles and planks are much more scratch-resistant thanks to a high-performing coating (Titan™V for Pergo). The floors are smooth and warm to the touch, and offer a matt, natural-looking finish. A fully sealed surface leaves no chance to dirt or stains, and makes cleaning the tiles and planks a breeze.”
The floors are smooth and warm to the touch, and offer a matt, natural-looking finish.
UNILIN has invested around 45 million euros in the new LVT manufacturing plant. The ultramodern manufacturing site in Wielsbeke (Belgium) has the capacity to produce six million square metres annually. The location of the new plant ensures better service and short lead times.
Pieter Buyck explains why a new manufacturing plant was needed:
“LVT is a relatively new product that is rapidly gaining popularity. This is an important growth market to UNILIN. However, we can’t leave half of the job to someone else. We want full control over the entire production process, from raw materials to finished and packaged planks. This is the only way we can achieve the results we want.”
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