‘Quieter wood’ from Itec
MADE in Belgium by IVC, the ITEC Silento Timber collection of heterogeneous vinyl flooring features a special acoustic foam backing that is said to reduce impact sound by 18dB. Suitable for use in student accommodation, education and social housing, the floor is available in a range of realistic wood looks are said to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
‘Including a suite of on-trend grey woods alongside classic oak looks and space-enhancing wide-plank effects, Silento Timber provides excellent scope for finding the ideal wood look without compromising on sound-deadening performance,’ says the company.
All floors in the collection are also equipped with T-emboss, a new mechanical emboss that makes the ‘striking wood effects’ more authentic through sharper clarity and a better matt look with less light reflectance, says Itec.
‘With reduced surface texture and combined with Hyperguard+, T-emboss also makes cleaning easier, provides improved stain and slip properties and gives excellent abrasion performance.’
With Hyperguard+, all floors in the Silento Timber collection are claimed to be protected from dirt and stains and are said to remain easy to maintain throughout their lifetime, reportedly requiring no specialist care.
‘The permanent polyurethane treatment makes Silento Timber ideal when specialist cleaning schedules and intensive maintenance are not regularly achievable, such as in social housing and student accommodation buildings.’
As well as reducing sound for a more comfortable environment, Silento Timber is said to achieve a Class 33 Heavy Commercial use rating, giving suitability for demanding public areas such as corridors or receptions where two and four-metre width options can help minimise waste or reduce seams respectively.
‘With Invisiweld, the wood-look integrity of the Silento Timber collection can also be enhanced with a flush seam that’s also stronger and thereby less prone to failure than traditional hot weld,’ says the company.