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Yes of course. Make an appointment with our retailer at their showroom, or complete the form providing the necessary information to receive a customised and free quote.
This depends on the condition and the substrate, the environment and the decorative effect you have chosen. In general, it is possible to complete the entire application cycle in about 5 days.
This depends on a few factors, but usually, within one day after the work has been completed. Remember however, it will reach its maximum performance after about a week. Your applicator will be able to advise how to properly protect your new surface during this period.
To guarantee the product, we recommend you choose from 24 colors and 6 collections in the catalogue. However, in agreement with the applicator, it is possible to make customisations based on specific requests and after approval of a sample.
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Practically all residential and commercial spaces. Thanks to the variety of products and collections in the catalogue, Lussona is suitable for every environment.
We do not recommend this option. The analysis of the existing substrate, defining and correctly applying the application cycle requires trained professionals, possessing adequate tools and specific skills capable of handling site problems. For Lussona to last for years, and for us to guarantee the product, it must be applied by our network of craftsmen.
Based on the substrate and the performance and aesthetic requirements, the applicator will plan the most suitable application cycle for the customer’s requirements. Generally, the cycle is made up of four working phases: the preparation of the existing substrate; the creation of the structural support; the application of the colored decorative layer; the final protection using a transparent finish.
Applying resin is a complex system consisting of various work phases using different products. Usually, liquid resins are applied by roller or trowel; filled or thicker resins are applied by toothed or smooth trowel, depending on the products.
The thickness can vary. In most cases, however, the average thickness is about 3mm. This is a very low level of thickness which reduces problems of height between different floors or interference on doors, windows, installations and architectural elements.
The cost is dependent on many variables, the main ones being the state of the existing surface (the better, the less it costs) and the overall dimensions of the surface (the larger and more linear, the less it costs). The final cost can be determined by the applicator only after a careful inspection and after the identification of a precise work cycle. In general, costs can be financially compared to those of stoneware, marble or high-profile parquet.
The answer is almost all of them yes. It is necessary to verify the characteristics of each specific substrate on a case by case basis depending on the intended usage. New substrates must be mature, cohesive and stable. In general though, Lussona can be used on cement, plasters, tiles, marbles, mosaics, wooden furniture, laminate, glass, plasterboard, metal and much more. Materials such as rubber or linoleum are not suitable because they are too elastic or others not sufficiently structured (polystyrene). In any case, a consultation with our retailer or the applicator will definitively clarify the real feasibility of the project you have in mind.
Yes, of course you can. With the appropriate use of specific techniques and products, you can obtain a seamless, pleasant and functional effect between walls and floors, typical and most effective in bathroom environments.
14) I detect a slight variation between the same color applied to the wall and the floor; why is that?
This observation is completely normal since it is due to the reflection of light that affects two surfaces. It has nothing to do with the resin itself but only depends on the direction of light and the customers viewpoint.
Of course you can. The stairs are one of the most requested items by customers and benefit greatly from the application of resin. It becomes lifelike with a monolithic coating applied to measure. Keep in mind however, that the edges of the steps are subject to high stress from heavy use so in these instances, the applicator will evaluate and advise on edge protection.
Yes, no problem. With a specific preparation for each type of surface it is possible to obtain the same decorative effects as on the floor or walls. Coating furniture using resins are in high demand and the trend is growing.
Of course you can. The bathroom is a perfect room to use a Lussona coating. Your question has become a mantra for most designers who can finally eliminate the limits and geometries imposed by joints and tiles. The surfaces will be continuous and waterproof, easy to clean and resistant to stains. Remember however that the bathroom is typically a room that contains the most complexities in shape and angles etc, and so requires careful analysis by the applicator, with a proportionate cost.
Sure you can! This is one of the strengths of resin. There is no need for expensive and invasive demolition work, rubble disposal and reconstruction of the substrate. A specific preparation will allow you to obtain an excellent adhesion to the old floor and achieve your favourite effect while covering all the pre-existing joints. The reduced thickness eliminates the need to modify doors and architectural elements.
Considering its limited thickness (3 mm) and the high degree of thermal conductivity, resin is the best solution to maximise the efficiency of the heated floor. A careful inspection by the applicator will make it possible to ascertain the correct condition of the substrate after carrying out the classic on/off switching cycle of the system before laying the resin. This is essential to avoid the risk of possible cracks generated by incorrect commissioning of the system.
Don’t worry about this and other technical aspects. A free and no-obligation inspection by a qualified applicator who has been trained by us will help eliminate all doubts and uncertainties in this regard.
Unfortunately not. Today, stoneware is the hardest building material, produced in industrial plants with baking at over 1,000°C. However, resin (especially Milestone, which has carbon fillers) is so resistant that it is very close to stoneware in terms of performance. Resin is also chosen for very demanding locations, offering a solution without joints and with less environmental impact. It also has excellent resistance to wear and impact of objects.
Usually the floor can be walked on one day after the work is completed. However in the case of other tradesmen’s activities, its integrity must be preserved very carefully. It is recommended to cover it with a strong and clean protective material (possibly fabric or cardboard) to avoid damage on the surface.
Like any other floor material, the resin is subject to wear in proportion to the traffic and use to which it is subjected. Its resistance is significantly higher than that of parquet and comparable to that of stone or marble, yet with the advantage of impermeability (in addition to its external beauty). The aesthetic decay caused by abrasions and scratches is a normal characteristic of the product and its life cycle. However, to reduce and delay this scenario, we advise you to place suitable doormats that protect resin floors. Remember that, like parquet, the resin floor can be easily renovated with a simple maintenance operation.
Not really. The resin floor does not absorb the same as porous materials, but under the influence of some substances it could still stain superficially at the level of the transparent finish. In most cases the use of a wet cloth with warm water or a neutral detergent will solve the problem. In more serious cases it may be necessary to restore the transparent finish.
This is a difficult question to answer in absolute terms, not least because of the subjectivity of the term “durability”. In general, the life expectancy of a resin floor is comparable to that of a tile (i.e. unlimited) since its components remain unchanged over time. However, the higher use the faster the external stresses cause deterioration. Usually a resin floor lasts several years, during which time it will lose a little in appearance an much less in performance. Renewing it is, however, quite simple and economical: just apply a new coat of transparent finish to make it look like new. Only in extreme cases, will it be necessary to also restore the colored decorative layer.
Of course, a reasonable solution is also available for this eventuality. Once the damage has been assessed, the applicator will repair according to the rules of the trade and respecting the existing aesthetics. Generally, this intervention will require only a little time and limited expense. However, it should be noted that sometimes, despite the professionalism of the applicator and respect for procedures, curtain damage will remain visible. In these cases, the only valid solution would be to resurface an area as large as possible to match the entire surface.
The resin floor can be restored to its original state with a technically simple and cost-effective procedure. Simply a light sanding followed by a new application of the transparent layer (an operation similar to parquet lamination) will renew the desired finish (glossy, satin or matt). Moreover, if you want, with no need to reapply the whole cycle, you can change the top layer of the floor by changing the color or the final look with a new application of just the decorative layer and top coating. This possibility is particularly interesting, not only for residential customers but also for commercial premises that need to frequently rebrand themselves quickly and cheaply.
No, just follow some general instructions, such as using a soft wet cloth with warm water and neutral detergent. Usually the products and techniques used for parquet are also suitable for a resin floor. The resin guarantees a continuous, non-absorbent and seamless surface (important characteristics from a hygiene point of view) which greatly simplifies cleaning and sanitising operations. It eliminates the use of steam or aggressive chemical products that, in the long run, could ruin the transparent finish. If you want to give an additional degree of protection to the floor you can apply a maintenance wax that works as a protective layer.
It certainly is. This is a feature that you can specify at the design stage of the flooring and is usually required for the bathroom or shower tray. It is not a problem to increase the anti-slip properties. Just add a special additive to the transparent protective finish. Please note that it is always better to obtain a sample to evaluate the effect obtained before proceeding on the floor.
During the processing phase, the resin can release limited emissions of volatile substances with characteristic odours depending on the various products. For this reason, the applicators must operate according to the indications of the safety data sheets and aerate the rooms after the finished work. After curing and hardening, the resin becomes inert, stable, non-toxic and odour-free. This is why it is even recommended for environments that are particularly demanding in terms of health and food safety.
31) If after a few years I would like to change the color of the floor; do I have to do the whole job again?
Absolutely not. Using very little time and cost, the applicator will apply a new coat of colored decorative product and transparent protective finish. You will be able to change the final colour or effect. These options are particularly attractive, not only for individual customers but also for commercial premises that need to frequently rebrand themselves.
Resin will give your floor, wall or furniture a uniform, monolithic, material-like appearance, without any joints or seams, enhancing it with an entirely handcrafted process that adds to its refinement and exclusivity. The environment will convey a feeling of elegance and more space, in line with the latest trends in contemporary architecture. Each resin floor is a unique work, ideal for those who want a space made to measure, coloured and unique. Resin is versatile! It can be applied on old and new substrates, without demolishing existing surfaces and consequently avoiding any inconvenience for you and your neighbours. Thanks to its reduced thickness, during renovations, you will not have to modify doors and windows. The resin is suitable for all environments, even for difficult, damp or high use, stressed areas, such as a bathroom or a restaurant. It is waterproof, offers excellent chemical and mechanical resistance, protects against the threat of bacteria and mould, facilitates cleaning and hygiene. It also has excellent thermal conductivity so it is extremely suitable for heated floors, and depending on the need, it can easily be renovated over time.
The application must be carried out by a qualified professional who knows how to manage all phases of the work (in particular the preparation of the substrate), together with our company. Resin density is lower than that of stoneware but comparable to that of natural stone. It is not indestructible (but what material is?!) So after a few years, depending on wear, it can be restored giving the advantage of renewal or resign. Resin is not a single product but a system, so installation times, work steps and costs are higher than that of traditional materials. It is a handcrafted job that cannot be industrially reproduced, so the possibility of slight inconsistencies due to the entirely manual creative process must be understood.