Luxembourg -- After receiving feedback and successful integrations of the Unizip technology, Unilin announced that, in cooperation with Bart Beugt, the company was able to extended the one-panel solution for herringbone flooring to tongue and groove (T&G) profiles. Tongue and groove profiles are popular in engineered- and solid wood parquet floors, which are frequently laid as herringbone patterns.

The original Unizip technology was introduced last year at Domotex Hannover and focused on click flooring. This new locking system, which locks both the short and long side of panels in a horizontal and vertical way, allows flooring panels to be installed as herringbone without the traditional need for two sets of panels (the so called “A and B” panels or “left and right” panels). With this extension, the need for A&B panels will be something of the past for all types of flooring.

Bart Beugt, a company in the Netherlands focusing solely on parquets and with more than 25 years of experience in tongue and groove flooring, designed the solution and decided to partner up with Unilin Technologies to license out the patented technology.

“Unilin Technologies was the obvious choice to partner up with to make this new technology a success," said Bart Oerlemans, owner of Bart Beugt. "They have an extensive network in the flooring world and want to achieve the same goal as me: making herringbone floors a more accessible alternative all over the world.”

The Unizip technology solves many of the logistical and installation issues associated with a traditional herringbone floor. Manufacturers no longer need to manufacture two different types of panels, and as a result manufacturers, distributors and retailers will not need to stock a second type of panel.

Unilin will at Domotex Hannover (Hall 12, C58) where they will give daily live installation of the UNIZIP technology and many others.

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