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Laminate flooring has long been winning over customers thanks to a whole host of advantages such as versatility, durability and impressive designs - and is therefore rightly regarded as an attractive solution for interiors. This type of flooring became even more popular when UNILIN launched a water-resistant chamfered laminate in 2014. At DOMOTEX 2018 in Hannover, the leading flooring manufacturer is once again setting the bar higher for the competition. The water resistance technology is now being used in an increasing number of collections with unchamfered boards.

The innovative technology is based on three measures - compressing the chamfering during production, applying a water-repellent coating and using a click-in laying system with pretensioning. "Together, these three elements guarantee a waterproof end product. The technology has proved to be perfect for chamfered boards but we were looking to use it for even more collections, so we took our innovation work to the next level," explains UNILIN's Head of R&D Laurent Meersseman.