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Useful information

At ,,Eimosta’’:

  • we offer our clients the highest quality services and products
  • we maintain long-term cooperation with our business partners
  • we have good relationships with our employees and strive to be appealing employers

We have been designing and installing outdoor terraces and indoor flooring for many years, but we have never yet encountered an identical project. We work carefully and neatly to benefit each client, in order to maintain our excellent reputation. We also have a reliable network of long-term business partners.

Although ,,Eimosta’’ performs almost every type flooring and terrace-related task, one employee is never assigned to perform every task alone. We have three teams of professionals, each composed of specialists in their field.

 

Parquet boards

When it comes to grouping boards in accordance with the style, parquet board is truly the classic one. However, we offer more than just classic parquet board. Parquet has quite a broad definition when applied to wooden floors and the peculiarities of its installation. Keep on reading to find out more about parquet.

Things you should know before choosing the floors for your home

Nowadays, the variety of wooden floors available is wider than ever, and the price range is just as large. When choosing the right parquet board, it is very important to decide whether you wish to choose a cheaper option that will serve for a shorter amount of time, or a more expensive board that will be more durable.

The two-layer parquet board is made from a lamella and a base

The lamella of a parquet board is the top layer, i.e. the part that we see. The durability of the flooring depends on it. Normally, a parquet board can be renewed by sanding off 1 mm of the worn-out layer, so a 4 mm lamella can be sanded up to three times.

We offer parquet boards with a 3 to 6 mm thick oak  lamellae. You can renew this kind of parquet board by sanding it so many times that you may even become tired of seeing the same floor.

The lamella of a parquet board is the top layer, i.e. the part that we see. The durability of the flooring depends on it. Normally, a parquet board can be renewed by sanding off 1 mm of the worn-out layer, so a 4 mm lamella can be sanded up to three times.

We offer parquet boards with a 3 to 6 mm thick oak  lamellae. You can renew this kind of parquet board by sanding it so many times that you may even become tired of seeing the same floor.

The parquet board base is the second layer, and you will notice the quality of this in the price. There are parquet boards on the market with the base layer made from either conifer (spruce and pine) wood, oriented strand board (OSB) or birch plywood.

If quality is your main consideration, it is best to invest in parquet boards made from a hardwood plywood. Our parquet boards are layered with birch plywood, which is a firm, strong, high-impact and water-resistant option. In fact, these parquet boards are of such a high quality that they serve amazingly well, both at home and on a dancefloor.

Speaking of large spaces, the length and width of the parquet boards is quite an important factor. Parquet boards are not only small elongated boards. We also offer floorboards in larger measurements. This should be relevant when it comes to installing floors in larger spaces, where long and wide boards will provide a better fit.

Among the floorboards that we offer, as many as 80% of them are 2000-2900 mm long, and only 20% are shorter (1400-2000 mm). The width can be chosen from multiple options, including the biggest ones that are 250 mm wide. However, you do not need a dancehall for these boards, as thinking about the requirements for a medium-sized room will make you realise the benefits of long board. Our parquet boards can also be used for heated floors, resulting in cosy rooms.

The most obvious quality of a parquet board, which is reflected in its price, is the natural pattern of the wooden board – or, as we call it in the industry, the grade of a parquet board. This is a fancy word for describing what you see when looking at the floor.

The fewer knots and other visible details that stand out on the board are related to a higher cost. This is because smooth wooden boards are much less available than boards with some knots. Knots are a natural feature of wood; however, you may desire floors without them. There is no best choice here, as it is simply a matter of opinion and style. Of course, not all knots are the same. Some lie neatly inside the board, and are so-called “living knots”. The rest may be slightly unreliable; therefore, it is necessary to remove them and to fill in the hole with a special putty that is just as strong as the wood.

Based on the grade, our parquet boards are divided into three categories. The most cost-efficient option for flooring is called Rustic. These boards have the marks of all the branches that nature made in the wood. The Rustic A line has fewer knots and more solidity. The most solid boards are assigned to the Select line.

After choosing the type of wooden flooring, there are still three things to decide. One of them is your desired pattern.
An even and thorough installation of parquet boards requires true craftsmanship; therefore, the price also depends on the difficulty of the installation. We offer three possible patterns: rows, chevron or a herringbone pattern.

The next decision to be made in choosing your new flooring is the colour
Parquet boards can be coated with an oil or varnish in various colours.

About oiling. Oil seeps directly into the wooden floors, ensuring that the wood remains natural and warm. In addition, the oil not only adds colour but highlights the natural structure of the wood. We offer oils that are made from natural substances and that are environmentally-friendly.

Since the layer of protection that the oil provides is not as strong as that of varnish, the floors may scratch more easily. However, the oiled floors have a great advantage – they are easy to renew. It will not need to be sanded, and there is also no need for coating the whole floor all over again – only the damaged area of the floor can be renewed, if needed. Special products must be used for the maintenance of an oiled floor. We also recommend renewing the whole surface once every year or two. Our specialists will use a special shampoo to wash the oiled floor and will then oil it again. After this procedure, you can enjoy your great-looking floor for a long time. If you wish, it is not difficult to perform the renewal on your own, as long as you consult our specialists beforehand.

Another alternative for coating the floor is a varnish. This is probably the most practical option. Floors are usually varnished when less maintenance is desired. The varnish provides a protective layer, so these floors do not scratch so easily, and they are more resistant to mechanical damage and chemical impacts. When used properly, such floors can be enjoyed for up to 10 years.

You should also know that varnished floor do not have to be shiny. There is a modern kind of varnish with a matte effect that does not obscure the natural look of the wood.

Varnished floors are more expensive than the oiled ones, and one of their peculiarities is that once you decide to renew them, this can take a good amount of time and effort. Even if there is only one or a couple of areas of the floor with defects, the floor can only be renewed by sanding down the entire surface to the wood lamella layer and then covering it with a new layer of varnish. This is the only way to keep the surface and shade of the floor even. However, the process can be done as many times as the lamella layer allows. After that time, the floor will simply have to be replaced with a new one.

Finally, the last choice concerns effects
This is an option rather than a necessity. Additional effects can be added to the floor in order to make it even more unique and attractive.

One of the options is brushing. The boards are brushed using special equipment that takes out the softer layer of the wood and leaves behind a tangible twisting pattern, which allows the surface of the wood to feel even more natural.

Aging the floor gives the boards a wider range of colours and can make them look better visually. By using various products and techniques, the natural look of the wood is emphasised by the aging process.

There also are knots that can be filled in evenly or incompletely. This creates slight dents that add additional relief, and they are chosen in order to achieve an authentic look with firm and reliable floors.

The journey to your new floor is filled with variety of choices
However, everything can be easier than may appear. We want to make your decision as easy as possible, so you are welcome to visit our shop in Vilnius, or we can come to see you for a consultation and we’ll bring various woods with colour samples. We can tell you from our experience the best ways to match your future floor with the walls, other surfaces and your furniture or equipment.

Renewals of old floors
The ,,Eimosta” company not only installs and maintains new floors. Over the years we have encountered many types of floors and have learned to perform the highest quality work – and we claim that most worn-out floors do not have to be replaced with new ones. Instead, they can be renewed and their lifetime can be prolonged.

Based on the type of floor, we can apply customised coatings, based on the methods that we previously described. Such work usually begins with sanding the floor. Usually, sanding a floor creates a lot of dust, but our craftsmen use professional equipment and vacuum cleaners that stop the dust from entering into the environment.

After sanding the floor, we brush it to maintain a tangible texture of the wood. If necessary, we will fill in any spaces and fallen knots. We will then cover the floor with oil or varnish, according to your needs and wishes.

This restoration will give you a floor that looks like new that you can continue to enjoy for a long time.

 

Terraces

A terrace is more than just an outdoor playground placed next to a house or a balcony. We can install terraces around pools or docks, and even on ship decks. Here, we will talk about the different types of terrace boards, their durability, colour coating and the nuances of their fastenings.

Each kind of terrace board is different – not only in appearance but also in its features

We can offer you a wide selection of woods, based on the price and your needs, including impregnated pine, larch, exotic woods and composite terrace boards. It should be mentioned that composite boards are an exception to this list, but we will get back to that later.

We can also provide all the necessary structural details and accessories: from poles, sleepers and fasteners, to oils and maintenance products for your terrace.

No less important, even though they are hidden, are the sleepers on which the terrace boards lie. We offer sleepers made from impregnated pine, glued larch, galvanised or aluminium metal. The choice depends on which boards will be laid onto them, which also determines the durability and stability of the terrace.

It is useful to bear in mind that impregnated pine terrace boards will start to form resin after a while. Larch will not do this, and nor will it outperform pine in terms of longevity, but it is a solid tree that has a lot of strength and over time it will begin to wobble a bit. All these are natural properties of wood when it is used outdoors. The most cost-efficient option when installing a terrace is to use impregnated pine or larch boards.

Exotic wood terrace boards are more luxurious and aesthetically pleasing. They are not made from native trees, but come from Bolivian (tradename sucupira preta), coral wood (padauk), seven-leaf tabebuia (ipe), Brazilian teak (cumaru) and wood from South America with the tradenames of fava amargosa and smooth shorea (bangkirai). These exotic woods can be truly durable and create exceptional results.

Many of wooden terraces that we offer can be coated with oil of various colours and fastened using a hidden ,,CAMO’’ fastening, which adds comfort when walking on the terrace because the boards are flat and smooth, without any visible wood screws.

We are always ready to consult with you on the methods for taking proper care of a terrace, which will noticeably prolong its longevity.

 

Composite terraces

A great intermediary between natural and modern technology is the ,,Gamrat’’ composite terrace boards that are made of a wood and PVC plastic.

They are one of the most versatile boards for terraces, as they require almost no maintenance. The boards are already covered in colour, and they can be used on terraces, bridges, balconies, walkways, pool edges and anywhere you need a durable non-slip surface.

PVC plastic (polyvinyl chloride) is extremely hard and elastic, making it resistant to wear and even fire-proof. This plastic is much superior to PE plastic, which is widely used to make similar types of terrace boards.

If you are worried that a terrace made of composite planks will appear plastic, it should be noted that it is difficult to notice that these planks are not 100% wood. This is achieved through the use of a coarse technology.

Due to modern manufacturing solutions, ,,Gamrat’’ boards are environmentally-friendly and can be recycled. The company manufactures the composite terrace boards by taking an eco-friendly approach and working according to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Standard.

Unique technologies and manufacturing solutions

A patented WPC (wood plastic composite) technology allows for the manufacturing of versatile and very durable boards.

Multilayer (composite) boards are manufactured using a co-extrusion technology. This ensures colour durability, as the outer layer contains UV filters and the inner layer is made up of chambers and durable components that increase the deformation resistance. The structure of the chambers provides firmness and strength to support high loads, even though the boards are twice as light as solid composite boards.

Installation, maintenance and adaptation

Since the composite terrace boards do not deform and are fastened by invisible fasteners, the finished surface remains seamless and is aesthetically pleasing.

The boards use the highest quality pigments. After being installed, the colour of the terrace will settle after approximately 2-3 months of exposure to the sun and water. This is a natural process, not a defect in the product, and after this the colour will remain for decades to come.

,,Gamrat” composite boards are maintenance-free. This means that they do not need to be painted or impregnated, but will remain in excellent condition for many years to come. A high-pressure water flow (max. 100 bar) along the grooves is ideal for cleaning the boards, and is enough to keep the terrace clean and tidy. If grease or other stains should appear, they should be immediately removed before they penetrate into the board.

Our composite terrace boards are not only suitable for terraces and balconies. Because they are resistant to abrasion, impact, atmospheric and biological conditions, as well as salt water and chlorine, the terrace boards can be installed virtually anywhere.

The longitudinal grooves drain water from the boards quickly and efficiently, ensuring that the terrace is never slippery. These non-slip boards are also perfect for decorating stairs and podiums.

Made from wood, yet water and fire resistant, Gamrat’s terrace boards strike the perfect balance between natural and modern technology.

 

Restoration of wooden floors

Renewal of wooden terrace

Installation of terrace

Renewal of wooden, oiled floors