Well informed people are happy people.
That's why we will tell you all there is to know about wooden flooring in general and about the beautiful Lalegno floors in particular. You will not only discover our fine collections and finishes, but also all practical and technical information about wood is explained in full detail.
What is sandblasting?
Sandblasting is a very useful industrial technique, which today goes beyond its industrial origin and which you will find in many different applications. In fact it is quite common to use sandblasting equipment to treat wooden windows and doors. The principle of sandblasting to refurbish wooden furniture and removing old layers of varnish, stain or paint is fairly well known. In that technique wooden elements are stripped with a fine mineral sand under low pressure, but with high flow rates, until you get to bare wood.
If we sandblast our beautiful oak floors, we do so for another reason. We use this technique to create a work of art, which exudes charm and character, with every plank. As with brushed flooring the softer wood fibres of the oak are removed by sandblasting, creating a magnificent structure effect.
The classic sandblast treatments inspired Lalegno to an extraordinary flooring collection: RELIEF, a series of sandblasted floors with a distinctive top layer of 4mm in solid French oak. Knots determine the temperament of these floors. The wood immediately around a knot is in fact a little harder than in other parts, rendering the structure after sandblasting there somewhat less pronounced. It is that natural characteristic of oak that causes the remarkable relief that's so typical of this flooring.
Also if you opt for a sandblasted floor you can re-sand it later. Of course, the re-sanding will influence the wood structure, because the sandblast effect applied to your floor will be less pronounced afterwards.
Sandblasted flooring is a fantastic sensation, in every sense of the word!