Heat-System natural | Unifloor
We view the floor as a holistic unit, consisting of a flooring layer, a variable intermediate layer tailored to specific requirements (acoustics, height, leveling, and/or heating & cooling), placed on a support layer made of concrete, wood, or iron. Unifloor and its products have evolved from underlayment to intelligent and streamlined floor systems. Unifloor’s DNA embodies a strong capacity for innovation, particularly in reducing impact sound through floating installation and the consistent use of wood materials and renewable raw materials.
We have given preference to natural materials for over 30 years. Our wood materials are FSC-certified, our slim subfloors carry the Ü mark, and nearly all Unifloor products have an EPD, a comprehensive environmental assessment according to DIN standards.
As an alternative to traditional construction chemicals, we engage in industrial prefabricated flooring construction using high-quality raw materials. For instance, MDF is a precise board material with minimal variations in height and surface.
We divide it into manageable units, and on the construction site, it becomes a perfect unit again. The top and bottom plates have a 30 cm offset for unique flat stability. Cold feet are a thing of the past; floor heating in the nature HEAT system is no longer a luxury, but rather an urgent necessity for the efficiency of heat pumps in the times of the energy transition.
The Heat-System nature consists of straw, wood, and REA plaster and, depending on requirements, rests on an impact sound underlay made of coconut fibers or, for greater height, on EcoPearls, an unbound filler made of “petrified” wood chips. Straw is a unique raw material with many positive properties: exceptional stability and load distribution, as well as integrated sound and heat insulation due to a high proportion of air pores.
The system units of the Heat System are laid in a floating manner without gluing. Ultimately, many materials can be separated or, like the filler, the heating element, or the impact sound pad, removed and rebuilt or reused at a new location. This is RE-Use in its optimal form.
For Unifloor, EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) are an important component for assessing sustainability and making comparisons. There is a fixed schedule and a standardized test catalog for the creation of the EPD, as outlined in DIN ISO 144025. By deciding to build with straw, we initiated the creation of the EPD for the surface heating element, and as of the end of October, only positive interim results have been reported.
The EPDs are available for the HeatPak Plus load distribution layer and the filler. The Heat system is a perfect floor that is ready for immediate installation without priming or filling, thanks to an MDF cover plate. Our MDF materials are FSC-certified, and Unifloor is an FSC-certified company that particularly values the use of the precious raw material wood.
We are well aware of the dangers of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) from our tests for the Ü mark certification. We rigorously and regularly scrutinize our production processes, raw materials, and the final product to ensure the highest standards. At Unifloor, conducting repeat tests throughout the lifespan of our certificates is a standard practice, as are regular fire safety tests to ensure the utmost safety of our products.
European sustainable raw materials from traceable sources are the main ingredients for our Dutch-German production, strategically located in the heart of our main markets and close to our customers. We prioritize short routes and quick responsiveness to our customers' needs. Our adhesives are based on natural latex, allowing the contact adhesive to dry peacefully without additional energy consumption. Most of our raw materials do not travel in containers.
In detail, sustainability means easy RE-Use. For example, the pipe attachment on the straw base plate is crimped, not permanently glued, making it easily separable for recycling or material separation.
The majority of Jumpax production takes place in the protective environment of our workshops on Texel (NL) and in Mönchengladbach (Germany). The training workshop “De Bolder” and the Protestant Hephata Foundation in Mönchengladbach are protected workshops that prepare individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities for the primary labor market. Depending on their abilities and skills, employees are integrated into the production process. Through divided work steps, we achieve high product quality.
Clear, structured, and consistent processes are crucial for the workflow. There is no room for stress here. Unifloor compensates for fluctuations and peaks in demand by maintaining a larger inventory in Deventer. Key products are always in stock with around 10,000 square meters, ensuring a balance in demand. Our production employees have a strong identification with their work at Jumpax, a decisive factor in the low rate of inferior quality.
The division of labor between the workshops and Unifloor is long-term and constitutes a mutually beneficial partnership.
Unifloor | Hall 23 | Stand C75
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