Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 with StoneFloor products of 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 is 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.
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 possesses 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.
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 marginally 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 speeds 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 installation time of choosing a four sided locking product, it is a worthy long term investment.
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