All steps of production from gluing, varnishing, surface treatments to the finished product are carried out in the plants located in the province of Treviso. Design, gluing, profiling, and surface treatment are stages performed in compliance with the Decree Law n ° 135 dated September, 25th 2009, art. 16, which regulates the denomination of “Made in Italy and completely Italian products”.
Several specialized professional figures are involved in the design and study phases of the new products: technicians and creative joiners, that enhance the most emotional features of wood and create new visual and material sensations with color combinations and surface treatments.
Today, some finishings are still made by hand, by highly skilled craftsmen, giving each plank a unique and unrepeatable appearance.
Each product will be delivered with its data sheet and the holographic sticker of SYSTEM IT01 – 100% ORIGINAL ITALIAN QUALITY
Garbelotto’s products are CFL-s1 class certified for fire reaction, that is the equivalent and correlated to Class 1. This certification allows our floors to be used also in public spaces.
The reaction to fire classification procedure evaluates the degree of fire participation of the various materials. The reaction to fire depends on various parameters (ignition, spread of flame, evolution of smoke …) Points from 0 (non-flammable) to 5, and material behavior is much better as the lowest class is attributed (1 the best , 5 the worst).
There is a matching classification according to the level of flammable fumes or burning particles during combustion.
The value S = smoked (value used for wooden floors) ranges from 1 (absent / weak) to 3 (high).
After the Ministry of the Interior Decree dated March 15th , 2005, the class Cfl-S1 is levelled to Class 1.
Test Report No. 0346 \ DC \ REA \ 17 dated 04/05/2017.
European classification standard used UNI EN ISO 13501-1
ABSOLUTELY SUITABLE FOR INSTALLATION IN PUBLIC AREAS.
Like any product treated with chemical products , (adhesives, waxes, varnishes, lacquers), even wooden floor can release substances that are potentially harmful to the environment and to human health. The V.O.C. (volatile organic compounds) are different chemical compounds containing carbon molecules (organic) and characterized by the ease of evaporation at room temperature (volatile exactly). The harmful effects of V.O.C. depend on the type of product, the amount of concentration in the environment and the duration of exposure.
Garbelotto believes that the environment in which we live is of primary importance, so we decided to submit our products to the verification of the VOC, transmitting to each client the certificate which shows that the our products do not contain carcinogenic substances and that other substances considered dangerous are below the limits established by the German Regulation AgBB / DIBt
Since February 2009 all Garbelotto floors have been CE certified, as required by the UNI EN 14342 regulations. This is an important quality attestation, which underlines the company’s constant improvement.
The products are subjected to continuous and careful quality controls, they are safe and reliable and comply with strict European standards.
FSC® (Forest Stewardship® Council) is a certification scheme that guarantees that the product is made with material coming from responsibly managed forest, both environmentally and socially. All products that bear the FSC® logo are certified as coming from responsible sources, that comply with the Principles and Criteria for Good Forest Management and the maintenance of the Chain of Custody Certification. The consumer who chooses an FSC® certified product makes a conscious choice, thus actively contributing to the preservation and improvement of world forest and forestry heritage.
On demand, it’s possible to have pre-finished FSC® certified wood flooring.
The value expressed in dB indicates the soundproof material capacity against foot traffic noise.
It refers to noises transmitted with horizontal ways such as footsteps, falling objects impacts, and trailing objects.
The test has been carried out in a laboratory and it is considered to be used as a comparative tool for the performance of anti-tread materials.
Test is made under different conditions with and without mat:
Test Report No. 0016 \ DC \ ACU \ 17 dated 28/03/2017.
European standard used UNI EN ISO 717-2: 2013.
The test results obtained excellent values:
– with mat 19 db
– without mat 15 dB
Thermal resistance is a heat property and a measurement of a temperature difference by which an object or material resists a heat flow. The thermo flow meter measures the thermal transmittance of the tested product.
Transmittance and thermal resistance are closely related to each other. The transmittance (U) defines a heat flow through a unitary surface (solid wood), the resistance (R) of a multi-layer material is given by the sum of the thermal resistance value of each of its components (multilayer wood).
Thermal conductivity is the amount of heat transferred perpendicular to an air surface, unitary, due to a temperature gradient, in a time unit and stationary conditions.
Determination of thermal resistance Method of thermo flow meter UNI EN12664: 02 Test report No. 229722/3 S of 05/04/2017.
The average thermal conductivity of a wood having density (volumetric mass) between 300 and 500 Kg / m3 (12% humidity), as for UNI EN 14342: 2013: W / mK 0,130 standards.
As the product is coupled with 4 mm Oak (with a density exceeding 500 Kg / m3), it is ABSOLUTELY SUITABLE ON UNDERFLOOR HEATING SYSTEM.
Among the performances required for the varnished products, the “Cross Cut Test” has its importance. The test is carried out cutting in parallel the test surface with a blade. Other cuts are then repeated perpendicularly on those present. The result is expressed by a numeric index (0 to 5) in relation to the number of film squares detached from the support. Tests, done on our Clip Up System floor, show the excellent adhesion of the coating to the support and no portion of removed paint.
Cross cut Test UNI EN ISO 2409: 2013.
Test Report No. 229722/1 S of 10/04/2017.
This Test is not compulsory and not required for wooden floors.
The slip resistance is measured by detecting the friction coefficient under transitional conditions with the surface: wet, contaminated or dry.
The main rules which governs the tests are the following: ASTM, DIN and ISO which establish the procedures, testers and final surface classification according to the level of safety specified in the standard.
This test is required mainly for ceramic, PVC or stone flooring if installed in particular spaces or outdoor.
The test on the Clip Up System® wooden floor had positive results, referring to any proposal or public project.
Determination of coefficient of friction for floors – Method B.C.R.A.
Test report No. 229722/4 S dated 05/04/2017.
Resistance to chemical agents of a varnished surface can be defined as an attitude to maintain its properties unaltered when subjected to the action of certain ones.
The test carried out the effects of daily products such as acetone, coffee, tea, red wine, ethanol, etc. on varnished wood surfaces.
Determination of resistance to chemical agents EN 13442: 2013.
Test Report No. 229722/5 dated10/04/2017.
This is a test that evaluates the stability of wood by exposing it to a dry phase and then to a damp one for a given period of time in order to verify its dimensional stability.
Resistance to wet-dry cycles PTP 25/95 – INTERNAL METHOD.
Test Report No. 229722/6 dated 15/05/2017.
The test confirms the absolute dimensional stability of the Clip Up System®.