Välinge has introduced a locking system for enhanced water resistance to the market.

5G Hydroguard is a 5G Fold Down locking system tailored to provide enhanced water resistance by preventing water from penetrating into the seams of the floor panels. 

”This is the first truly water resistant two-piece fold down system on the market," said Per Nygren, executive vice president, Välinge. "With greater protection to withstand the mess of everyday chaos such as spills, this innovation makes floors both incredibly easy to install and to live with."

The NALFA 48 hour surface swell test (24 hours with waterpillar and 24 hours recovery) has been used to assess the water behavior of floor installations with 5G Hydroguard. In wood-based flooring, the locking system contributes to significantly lower edge-swelling, thereby ensuring that the floor both looks and feels better despite being subjected to wet mopping, accidents and other events from everyday use.

For more information, visit valinge.se.