faktum.FussbodenInstitute do independent research within their network. According to their corporate philosophy and objectives faktum.FussbodenInstitute carry out applied research in order to improve the understanding of causes of damages and to avoid and refurbish damages to wood floors.

Key aspects of our research are:

  • Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) of important wood species and bamboo for parquet
  • Differential shrinkage of important wood species used for parquet
  • Speed of moisture assimilation of important wood species
  • Underfloor heating and underfloor cooling: effects on wood moisture content and limiting conditions for damages
  • Artificial ageing
  • Measurement errors of electrical equipment used to determine the moisture content of wood and screed
  • Cavity refurbishment by underfilling: materials, procedures, possibilities and limits
  • Adhesives particularly suitable for parquet refurbishment
  • Method for mobile hardness testing of installed parquets
  • Method for moisture content testing of new wood species and parquet types
  • Method for moisture content testing of new or modified screeds
  • Recurring moisture due to recent concrete floors without moisture vapour barriers
  • Plastic deformation causing gaps that appear due to obstructed swelling
  • Fumed Oak: Effects of and limits for residual ammonia content concerning technical properties of adhesion and surface treatment
  • Fumed Oak: Development of procedures to determine residual ammonia content
  • Fumed Oak: UV stability
  • Refurbishment of parquet containing PAH based glues
  • Warping of parquet elements depending on their engineered structure and climatic boundary conditions
  • Thermally modified timber (TMT): Influence of the degree of modification on the reduction of swelling or shrinking and mechanical strengths of parquet made of TMT
  • Thermally modified timber (TMT): UV stability