Groutless tile – The new floors are now available in much more manageable formats, such as planks, tiles and rolls; they are fixed by means of mechanical elements or easily removable adhesives, or they can be applied directly on the previous pavement without having to lift it thanks to its minimum thickness. In this way, the revolutionary idea of a floor that can move as if it were a piece of furniture has ceased to be a futuristic chimera and is an affordable reality.
The dry-laid ceramic floor consists of groutless tile on a plastic matrix that forms the base and the joints, which eliminates the need for adhesive material. It arose in principle for temporary installations or for pavements that require rapid commissioning, such as offices and commercial premises, but is perfectly applicable to homes.
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Known for more than 150 years, linoleum is a natural material that responds to the demand of a more ecological home: among the raw materials used for its manufacture is linseed oil, wood flour and jute. It can be discarded without problems at the end of its useful life since it is biodegradable. Before, it used to be installed as a continuous pavement, so its application required a professional, but nowadays it is also available in easy groutless tile format.