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StoneFloor is a product which has been engineered for more than 6 years and undergone rigorous testing in Australia by third-party authorities to ensure its reliability, durability and credibility. Over the last 5 years, StoneFloor has been used in a multitude of properties around Australia and received widespread approval. This market-proven acclaim has consolidated StoneFloor’s proposition as the headache free flooring solution that is reliable, durable and trustworthy.
The current version of StoneFloor is the 3rd Generation and incorporates the latest patented extra-large locking technology and has proven to be a truly unique and professional product in terms of quality and reliability.
Rest assure, StoneFloor is built to last, coming with a 30-year structural warranty for residential and a 10-year structural warranty for commercial applications.
No, whilst StoneFloor shares around 80% of their raw material composition, it builds upon the fundamentals of LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) Floors.
Indeed, through constant research and development, StoneFloor has been manufactured to ensure it outperforms its market counterparts including LVT, SPC and Hybrid Floors in terms of durability and functionality. Through utilising our unique Australian Formula, StoneFloor is made to incur minimal expansion and contraction under unstable environmental conditions; making it the most suitable flooring for Australia’s harsh climate and any high temperature environment.
Additionally, compared to traditional products, StoneFloor uses more environmentally friendly and only the finest limestone powder and material formulations. Combined with Industry Leading Special High-Temperature and Anti-Aging Hot Melt Technology , this culminates in the creation of the ‘Most Suitable Flooring for the Australian Climate’; a product that combines elegance with quality and durability.
StoneFloor has been designed to excel in the following environmental conditions and engineered with the needs of these specific demographic groups in mind:
a. Homeowners who are particularly fond of cleanliness and have young children. As StoneFloor is 100% waterproof, it is extremely easy to clean and maintain. Simply mop the floor with a bucket of water and detergent until it is completely clean. No more worries about mould and mildew.
b. Families who live in humid low-lying areas, coastal river banks, high-rise units or any other humid, hot and sunny environments. StoneFloor’s 100% waterproof nature combined with its termite / ant resistance and industry-leading thermal stability makes it the perfect flooring choice for these conditions. No more colour fading, flooring expansion / contraction, crowning and cupping issues.
c. Rental Income Properties / Apartments. StoneFloor’s superior thermal stability, commercial grade wear-resistance, 100% waterproof capability, 5 Star Acoustic rating and ease of cleaning makes it a strata-approved, long-lasting and maintenance-free flooring choice for landlords and homeowners.
d. Commercial spaces such as stores, medical areas, offices, cafeterias, gyms, courts and other public places. StoneFloor’s special surface treatments ensures it is both stain and scratch resistant, anti-skid, fireproof and meets all commercial standards. Further, a certified 5 Star Sound Absorption rating ensures StoneFloor excels in high-foot traffic and sound-restricted environments. Additionally, being 100% waterproof, StoneFloor will easily facilitate commercial cleaning and washing maintenance operations.
e. Individuals who love to relax at home and walk barefoot. StoneFloor’s material compositions makes it super ‘barefoot friendly,’ being naturally warm in Winter and cool in Summer.
Over the past few years, StoneFloor has already been used in a multitude of properties in both Regional and Coastal Australian Cities such as Canberra, Central Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Darwin, and received great feedback and approval from these local homeowners.
The choice of a Solid 8mm Core comes from over 3 years of constant indoor and outdoor experimentation of StoneFloor products with varying thicknesses ranging from 4 – 9 mm. We found that through utilising a Solid 8mm Core combined with our Unique Formula, an optimal balance in performance and functionality can be achieved for use in the harsh Australian Climate.This combined with the use of UNILIN’s Large UNILOC System provides a connection which convenient, firm but mostly importantly durable; ensuring the quality assurance of its users are upheld.
A perfect high quality product for individuals in pursuit of durability and aesthetics.
As a Flooring Wholesale Supplier for more 20 years, we have witnessed substantial change in the industry as well as consumer expectations over the years. During this time, the industry has changed from a predominantly Timber Flooring and Laminate User to today, where the variety and type of product has increased massively with the introduction of both hybrid products, vinyl products and a plethora of other flooring options.
We pride ourselves on constantly innovating and keeping asset of new developments to ultimately fulfill the expectations and wants of consumers.
StoneFloor is the CULMINATION of this; a professional-rated, high quality and elegant product built to improve upon the deficiencies of traditional floor coverings. Pushing Australian’s a step closer towards a hassle-free lifestyle.
To understand the advantages of StoneFloor over timber flooring, lets first talk about timber flooring.
Traditional wood flooring, whilst its natural roots provides it with an unbeatable, natural, beautiful and generous texture, it also results in it being afraid of moisture and over-drying. Consequently, this makes its applicability limited and only suitable for use in a balanced, humid indoor environment. As an example, when used in living environments that experience high humidity and heat, traditional wood floorings often succumb to several key issues including; cumulative shrinkage, expansion as well as cracking. Further, if used in such environments, it requires the daily maintenance of a dry environment to ensure longevity.
StoneFloor, whilst possessing a similar natural aesthetic of traditional wood flooring is engineered to excel in all living environments. Building upon the deficiencies of wood flooring, StoneFloor is 100% waterproof, sunlight resistant, terminate resistant, mould resistant and possess other super stable functions, allowing it to be used indoors in any environment. Additionally, being 100% Waterproof, in the event of water seepages, your StoneFloor will be COMPLETELY fine.
StoneFloor provides you with the beautiful, stylish and premium look of tile and marble floors WITHOUT the Dilemmas.
Unlike the always cold surface of Tile and Marble Floors, StoneFloor’s unique material composition makes it cool in the Summer whilst providing a warm underfoot in the Winter to provide you the best experience all year around.
StoneFloor’s formula and material composition also provides it with the enhanced durability to ensure it stays as fresh as day one for every day to come. No more worries about your beautiful floors cracking!
Further, whilst Natural Stones such as tile and marble floors contain trace amounts of radiation, StoneFloor is NOT a Natural Stone. Instead, StoneFloor is made from a choice of refined stone powder materials which DO NOT contain radioactivity. This makes StoneFloor an environmentally safe product with almost no radiation source, so rest assure and use StoneFloor with confidence
StoneFloor is suitable for the Whole house including; Kitchens and Laundries.
StoneFloor’s vast range of designs ranging from Timber to Tile to Marble and even bespokes designs; allows individuals to find their perfect flooring without having to experience conventional problems.
By utilising Unilin’s Lockin System which is both sturdy and secure, it also allows StoneFloor pieces to interlock seamlessly; making a highly versatile product which can be used anywhere in household. As an example, you may choose the tile or marble look for your kitchen and dining area which can then seamlessly flow into your contemporary Australian timber looking living room
Yes, for individuals looking for extra warmth and coolness underfloor heating and cooling can be used.
Yes, StoneFloor can be laid as long as the Tiles are still solid in place and the surface is flat / even.
Yes, StoneFloor can be used in combination with our range of Scotias and Stair Nosings to create a perfect seamless look.
5 Star Sound Absorption Rating
Yes, given StoneFloor’s closed surface structure it accumulates no dust or dirt. Routined cleaning of StoneFloor surface using a wet mop will ensure the removal of all dust particles including fine dust.
As with all product in the marketplace, drawbacks inevitably exist. However, at StoneFloor, we believe it is the weighing of the pros and cons that matters the most. The main drawbacks of StoneFloor are summarised below:
1) Cost: As StoneFloor utilises a truly solid 8mm core and a manufacturing process that involves the use of Industry Leading high-temperature and anti-aging hot melt technology, compared with other products in the market, StoneFloor will inevitably be more expensive.
2) Weight: StoneFloor’s use of natural limestone powder and a solid 8mm core naturally increases its weight compared to other products
(3) Installation Speed: Because of the patented four-sided locking system used by StoneFloor and its increased weight, compared to other similar products, installation speed will often be 10% slower. Additionally, as this professional locking system requires greater skill and is more time-consuming, it will slightly increase installation costs. However, we believe this is fair tradeoff for the improved stability, flatness, durability and solidity provided. Ultimately, for individuals pursuing quality and longevity, we believe despite the increased cost and time of choosing a four sided locking product, it is a worthy long term investment.
Preparation / Installation
- Drop Saw
- Tapping block
- Rubber mallet
- Tape measure
Yes. UNILIN’s Locking System makes installing StoneFloor just like installing regular flooring; whether it be floating or Glued Down.
The only main difference with installing StomeFloor is its extra weight which is mostly due to its Solid 8mm Thick Limestone composite base.
1) This is because StoneFloor utilises a hardened EVA waterproof underlay that is specifically designed to be separate from the floor board. This ensures floor boards are more tightly joined, have greater weight-absorbing capabilities, more balanced and ultimately more stable and durable. Compared to traditional water-absorbing underlay, our EVA waterproof underlay is less susceptible to mould formation and the releasing of unpleasant odours produced by moisture and soaking.
2) The separation of the acoustic underlay from the floor board allows for greater installation flexibility for professionals. It allows installers to vary installation methodologies (glued-down or floating) according to the installation environment.
Yes. Due to StoneFloor’s superb stability, it can be installed either glued-down or floating. The edges can be sealed with silicone caulking, and the floor can be installed before the kitchen cabinets, so that the kitchen cabinets and the floor can be seamlessly and beautifully connected.