16.05.2017Project Reports

Wood flooring in high traffic areas? What is important to note?

Motel One Vienna State Opera with mafi floor in the restaurant and bar - a commercial property report.

Around 200m² of Coral Oak Vulcano black were installed in this top modern motel in high use areas.

Bar stools will be dragged across the Parquet, drinks will be spilled and hundreds of guests visit this design hotel every day. The demands on the wooden floor in the "One Lounge" are high. Thus, it is all the more important when choosing the floor in commercial property areas to decide carefully and future-oriented.

First of all: Floors are there to be walked upon. Traces of wear are virtually impossible to avoid down the years, especially in such heavily frequented areas. The question is however, how can you offer hotels and restaurants the most practical and time-saving solutions, without compromising on the aesthetic aspect? Again and again, the answer can be found reflected in these three topics: robustness, cleaning and repair.


The surface finish of the floors plays an important part. mafi Parquet is treated with natural oils, which dry in the air and penetrate deeply into the wood. Liquids that drip onto the floor can simply be washed out thanks to the open-pored surface. The wood can withstand a relatively high amount of water. Small scratches disappear by themselves from mopping the floor with water. Even deep scratches do not immediately stick in the eye, thanks to the top layer of the Coral OAK Vulcano being evenly dryed through the gentle thermo treatment. The Oak itself with its intense grain, enhanced by the Coral design, is also ideal for high stress areas.


The floor must be mopped only with warm water and the matching mafi wood floor soap. Thus, the floor is cleaned and maintained. Our customers hereby save a work step, which especially in 24 hour tourism is a crucial factor. The warm water opens the pores of the wood and allows the dirt to come to light. At the same time, the mafi wood floor soap is liquefied and penetrates deeply into the floor where it then hardens as it cools. This prevents liquids such as red wine from penetrating too deeply into the surface layer and causing stains. Another effect of the high-fat soap is that the wood fibres remain supple and do not easily break.


Despite all the preventative measures, it will also sometimes be necessary to repair larger damage. Here, too, the non-layer-forming surface of mafi floors delivers an optimal solution because any problems can be repaired directly on the affected area, without affecting the remaining floor space. Especially in the operation of a hotel, this is a very pleasant feature of mafi natural wood floors.



Motel One Wien Staatsoper

Elisabethstraße 5
1010 Wien