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design house in Tyrol/Austria

Posted: February 19th, 2010 | Author: koan | Filed under: private houses | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

We got pictures of a very brilliantly done project from the photographer R.Wett. Architect Christof Hrdlovics equipped an astonishing private house in Tyrol/AUT with our mafi Oak.

He used the mafi Oak Country, brushed, white oiled for the floor in the living rooms, in the bathroom, and  for the stairs.

mafi floors are very suitable for frequented rooms or areas where you often come in directly from outside, even barefoot and wet. Because of the textured surface of the floor it has very good anti-slip attributes. which provides you a very good feeling when walking on it.
(The mafi oil penetrates into the wood`s pores where it hardens. After hardening the surface is extremely hardwearing yet stays breathale and open-pore. The wood ensures a balanced moisture exchange and also a healthy room atmosphere.)

We are very proud and happy of this brilliant done project which combines modern architecture, design and nature. Tyrol is the alpine heart of Austria, nature regions with unique scenery can be discovered here.

pictures R.Wett

Anti-Slip natural wooden floor

Posted: January 18th, 2010 | Author: koan | Filed under: mafi magazine | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

We introduce a new and  distinguished product with a very special surface.

Our mafi Beech Vulcano Fresco punto has not only a very beautiful design and a high quality it is also  anti-slippery.

This floor is particulary suitable for areas often walked on barefoot, as its 3-D structures have a massaging effect on the soles of the foot and you hardly will slip.

The sophisticated finishing of the floor surfaces made possible by various milling programmes.

Subtle surface structures make the 3-layer Vulano beech planks a work of art that can be used as a design element for floors, walls and ceilings.

For more impression about the mafi Fresco punto, please have a look at the pictures

Private bathrooms and natural oiled wooden floors

Posted: December 4th, 2009 | Author: gklampfer | Filed under: mafi magazine | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

People dream of warm, cushy and stimulatory wooden floors in barefoot-areas, above all in bathrooms. Mafi wooden floors are a marvelous match for this. You don’t think that this is possible? Find out more…

Why are mafi wooden floors suitable for wet rooms?

As mafi natural oiled wooden floors come with an “open” wooden surface the floors are able to absorb water and humidity and can release it again; the wood can breathe.

The reason for that is simple but effective: the oil does not coat the floor on the top like lacquer or varnish do, but it is going inside the wood and is therefore protecting the whole top layer against water, humidity, stains, scratches and tracks of daily use. In comparison, lacquer is not able to protect the wood against humidity and water as soon as the coat has a little damage which will definitely occur in daily use. And if the lacquer coat is slightly damaged the wood is not protected anymore.

What about the swelling and shrinking?

As mafi floors are made of 3-layer constructions of solid wood, they are more stable than any other “solid wooden single layer floors”. This stableness reduces swelling and shrinking and keeps the floor flawless. Furthermore the thermo treated mafi collection called “Vulcano” is even more likely to be used in such conditions because of their even lesser swelling and shrinking attributes. This is founded due to the natural heat treatment (NO chemicals at all) that makes the wood structure more stable.

How to treat the floor correctly?

Of course it is important that the wood can also regenerate to keep it as marvelous as it is. To support that process it is very important to wash a mafi floor with our especially developed mafi soap. It is cleaning and refreshing the floor with oils and fats with one wash, as easy as pie. The longer you have your mafi floor and the more you wash it with mafi soap, the more resistant the floor will get against water, humidity and stains.

So how can you use mafi natural oiled wooden floors in wet rooms?

Considering the quality aspects we have very good long-term experience with mafi floors in bathrooms and wellness areas and can really recommend the floors for bathroom floorings, wall covering, ceilings and carpentries. Considering the unique feeling of walking barefoot on smooth and warm wood we can say: you will love it. One enthusiastic mafi customer even used a mafi Tigeroak as a wall covering inside the shower and still is fascinated and satisfied of the quality and the look.

Last but not least we want to add that if you want to fit your bathroom with mafi planks you must observe relevant guidelines for laying and surface re-finishing and treat the flooring with reasonable care as mentioned above.  www.mafi.at/technicalinformation

40 Bond. That`s the adress from the New Yorker downtown luxury condominium.

Posted: October 27th, 2009 | Author: koan | Filed under: private houses, references | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

The Swiss star architect duo Herzog & de Meuron styled the 27 unit luxury class complex. 22 loft style dwellings and 5 town houses with private gardens.

Our mafi Oak  in Vulcano  is not only  in all the rooms and on all stairs, but also used in the kitchen and on the bathroom doors and walls as well.

We are very proud about 40 Bond this luxury project from the inernationally known interior designers and lifestyle architects.

The mafi Vulcano line is a special heat treated (without any chemical additives) wood which has a consistent couloring and better properties in case of swelling and shrinking. That is why it is also useable for bathrooms and other wellnes- and recreation areas.

Please follow the link for more information about mafi products like Oak Vulcano.

Beech Vulcano Fresco duna on the wall

Posted: October 6th, 2009 | Author: koan | Filed under: interior design, references | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

We recently got pictures from the photographer Bieke Claessens of a really beautiful reference.  Interior designer Lens°ass used the mafi Beech Vulcano Fresco duna white oil for the bathroom in an office in Brussel. He used the mafi Fresco for the wall.

We think this is a very beautiful done project and shows that mafi floors can even be used for home interior design solutions.

The mafi Beech Vulcano Fresco is also available in the shapes of Rombo and Punto.