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        Weitzer Parkett – the sustainable alternative to vinyl flooring

        Who doesn’t prefer to walk on wood than swim in plastic?

        Vinyl is a flooring material that some people favour over parquet due to its price. People also prefer to avoid spending a lot on maintenance. With its functional solutions, such as maintenance-free parquet, Weitzer Parkett offers a healthy alternative for the best value for money. Parquet doesn’t always have to be expensive! Since vinyl floors are very soft, heavy furniture such as solid tables can easily damage it. The lacquered ProStrong surface by Weitzer Parkett is particularly well-suited for heavy-duty use: it is extremely scratch-resistant and even resistant to chemicals.

        What are vinyl floors made of?

        Vinyl is also known as PVC (polyvinyl chloride). PVC is a brittle, hard and thermoplastic material. Plasticisers first have to be added in order to process it into a soft, elastic flooring. In the past, manufacturers used phthalates to achieve the same effect. These substances are not firmly bound to the flooring, they can escape into the air through abrasion and be harmful to human health.
        The legal requirements in this area have become much stricter, however, vinyl floors that are produced outside the EU may still contain harmful additives.

        Environmentally harmful disposal

        However, what even the most environmentally friendly vinyl manufacturers cannot change is the fact that vinyl floors can only be disposed of completely in incinerators. When burned, vinyl releases toxins that cannot be allowed to escape the incinerator. So, in terms of disposal vinyl is very bad for the environment.

        However, what even the most environmentally friendly vinyl manufacturers cannot change is the fact that vinyl floors can only be disposed of completely in incinerators. When burned, vinyl releases toxins that cannot be allowed to escape the incinerator. So, in terms of disposal vinyl is very bad for the environment.

        Do not forget to consider the sustainability of your floor! Parquet, in contrast to vinyl, can be sanded down several times and used for generations. Generally speaking it is not possible to sand down vinyl floors. Furthermore, self-adhesive vinyl leaves hard-to-remove adhesive residues on the surface beneath.

        We probably needn’t make a point of mentioning the fact that wood is a pure, natural product from a renewable resource and by buying a parquet floor you are showing responsibility for the environment.