100% made in Austria - From the drying of the lumber to the heat pressure treatment and the pressing of the individual layers to the surface finishing of the parquet floors with natural oil or soap: all processing steps take place in our TRAPA-owned workshops in St. Veit and Traunkirchen.
Drying in fresh air
Whether natural wood floors or solid wood furniture: High quality and durability can only be achieved with first-class raw material. That is why the wood for our TRAPA floors first dries in the fresh air for a year after being cut to reduce internal stresses, Quality takes time.
Mild chamber drying
After air-drying, the wood for our parquet floors is chamber-dried with the help of heat and air to an equalizing moisture content of 7% - optimal for further processing. Here, too, we at TRAPA give the wood the time it needs: the final drying is slow and gentle
Heat pressure treatment
After the tensions inside the wood have dissipated, it is treated with steam in a tubular kiln at 120°C and a negative pressure of 18 bar: During this process, the sugar in the wood (xylose) caramelizes, and depending on the duration of the heat pressure treatment, different natural shades are created in the wood. This creates unique colors for our TRAPA floors.
The further processing steps to TRAPA natural wood flooring:
Sawing of cover and back layers in tension-free dry cut
|Final sorting of the top layers:
The human eye decides
|Making the middle layer from mountain spruce with standing annual rings|
|Joining of the top, middle and back layers of TRAPA floors||Grouting of the three stress-free solid wood layers||Scraping out loose fibers before kittening|
|Filling knots and cracks (especially with rustic assortments)||Milling of tongue and groove for stress-free connection of wooden elements||Finishing TRAPA natural wood floors with natural oil|