Prestige d'Oberflex

The heart of Oberflex know-how : over 40 genuine wood veneer species proposed with Oberflex high resistance finish. More than 200 references available.

References

African Mahogany T19
African Mahogany T19
Mahogany T17
Mahogany T17
Mahogany T19
Mahogany T19
Ako
Ako
Anigre
Anigre
Anigre T448
Anigre T448
Anigre T461
Anigre T461
Anigre T6
Anigre T6
Anigre T7
Anigre T7
Alder
Alder
Bamboo
Bamboo
Canadian Birch
Canadian Birch
Bubinga
Bubinga
Bubinga T19
Bubinga T19
Limed Oak
Limed Oak
Light Oak
Light Oak
Natural Oak
Natural Oak
Oak T13
Oak T13
Oak T3
Oak T3
Oak T4
Oak T4
Bog Oak tinted Oak
Bog Oak tinted Oak
Aged Oak 312
Aged Oak 312
Floating Oak 311
Floating Oak 311
Ashen Oak 310
Ashen Oak 310
Grey Oak 309
Grey Oak 309
Slate-grey Oak 308
Slate-grey Oak 308
Wenge tinted Oak
Wenge tinted Oak
Canadian Maple
Canadian Maple
Birdseye Maple
Birdseye Maple
Light Ash
Light Ash
Ash FR 101
Ash FR 101
Ash FR 103
Ash FR 103
Ash FR 112
Ash FR 112
Ash OD 703
Ash OD 703
Ash OD 728
Ash OD 728
Steamed Beech
Steamed Beech
Steamed Beech pear tinted
Steamed Beech pear tinted
Figured Mahogany
Figured Mahogany
American Cherry
American Cherry
Figured Movingui
Figured Movingui
Figured Movingui T497
Figured Movingui T497
American Walnut T160
American Walnut T160
American Walnut T266
American Walnut T266
American Walnut T292
American Walnut T292
American Walnut T9
American Walnut T9
American Elm
American Elm
Pao Fero Rosewood
Pao Fero Rosewood
Wild Pear
Wild Pear
Sapele
Sapele
Sucupira
Sucupira
Sycamore
Sycamore
Teak
Teak
Wenge
Wenge
Reconstitued Wenge
Reconstitued Wenge
Natural Zebrano
Natural Zebrano
Zebrano T13
Zebrano T13
Zebrano T17
Zebrano T17
Zebrano T3
Zebrano T3
Zebrano T448
Zebrano T448
Zebrano T479
Zebrano T479
Zebrano T6
Zebrano T6
Navy Pop Zebrano
Navy Pop Zebrano
Green Pop Zebrano
Green Pop Zebrano
Orange Pop Zebrano
Orange Pop Zebrano
Orange Pop Sycamore
Orange Pop Sycamore
Yellow Pop Sycamore
Yellow Pop Sycamore
Yellow Pop Zebrano
Yellow Pop Zebrano
Pink Pop Sycamore
Pink Pop Sycamore
Pink Pop Zebrano
Pink Pop Zebrano
Blue Pop Sycamore
Blue Pop Sycamore
White Powdered Zebrano
White Powdered Zebrano
Grey Ashened Zebrano
Grey Ashened Zebrano
Grey Powdered Walnut
Grey Powdered Walnut
Grey Pebble Zebrano
Grey Pebble Zebrano
Chocolate Zebrano
Chocolate Zebrano
Grey Flannel Walnut
Grey Flannel Walnut
Black Astrakhan Oak
Black Astrakhan Oak
White Astrakhan Oak
White Astrakhan Oak
Chestnut
Chestnut
Pine
Pine
Bleached Oak 329
Bleached Oak 329
Oak salvia 326
Oak salvia 326
Oak pastel grey 327
Oak pastel grey 327
Oak beigey grey 328
Oak beigey grey 328
Natural Fine Bamboo
Natural Fine Bamboo
Amber-coloured Fine Bamboo
Amber-coloured Fine Bamboo
Graphite Oak T330
Graphite Oak T330

The product


Characteristics

JOINTING bookmatched or random-matched (depends on the references)
FINISHES satin • relief • matte • brushed • pearlescent
DIMENSIONS standard : 305 x 127 cm (4’ x 10’) • 252 x 127 cm (4’ x 8’)
doors : 215 x 95 cm • 215 x 127 cm • 305 x 95 cm • 252 x 95 cm
THICKNESS 1.0 mm (0.04”) in standard
1.3 mm (0.05”) in M1 F.R. standard (upon request)
BENDING cold bending up to a 20 cm (7.87”) radius either parallel or perpendicular to the wood grain in 1.0 mm thickness
CERTIFICATIONS Fire retardent grades : M2 • M1 (on request)
Contact us regarding foreign F.R. and marine certificates
MAINTENANCE use a cloth soaked in soapy water or liquid
detergent; after rinsing, wipe with a soft and clean cloth, or even better, with a chamois leather.

For high-wear horizontal surfaces, we recommend the Oberflex High-Performance grade finish.Download Oberflex High-Performance technical details

Oberflex & Prestige d’Oberflex Collection is available in cross-grain panels (cross grain panels have wood grains that run parallel to the width of the panels). Contact us.

Download Prestige d'Oberflex technical details

Technical datasheet

The panels are fabricated and glued in the same manner and on the same substrates as conventional laminates . In addition, we would like to add the following comments:

Storage and handling

Store the panels face to face. Flat storage is the best. It is possible also to store them vertically in racks specially designed to avoid sagging.
It is recommended to store the panels in an atmospherically stabilized room to avoid extreme fluctuations of moisture . When handling, care should be taken to avoid scratches and cracking of the resin . The best way to carry panels is with two persons so that the decorative face is on the concave side.

Conditioning

Bodies of whatever type are never inert . They are sensitive to ambient conditions (temperature and humidity). Due to their real wood surface, the panels are slightly more sensitive to warping than conventional laminates.
Prior to gluing, they have to be perfectly conditioned. If they are glued when moist, there is a risk of cracking due to shrinking of the wood, particulary in winter when humidity often falls below 20%.The best method of conditioning is to store substrates and panels for a period of 8 to 10 days in the same room where the atmospheric conditions are the closest possible to those of the site where they are to be used . This is especially important in the case of overheated rooms without humidity control . Ideal conditions are :

  • - Temperature : from 18° C to 22° C
  • - Relative humidity : 50 to 60%

There is a risk of cracking due to shrinkage of the wood if the panel is used too moist, while too dry a panel may expand with, as a result, warping or
blisters on the surface, if gluing was not perfect.
Conditioning is effective only if air circulation is possible between the sheets during storage. When substrates are to be faced on both sides it is advisable to stack panels and substrates in the same sequence as their eventual construction in order to achieve hygrometric balance. A dry atmosphere is preferable to high humidity.

Substrates

The panels can be applied to all kinds of base material having a perfectly flat and thoroughly clean surface, such as particle board, MDF, etc, with the exception of solid wood.
Gluing to metal requires careful preparation of the surface, particular attention being paid to thorough degreasing with a strong solvent (trichlorethylene, etc...). Bonding on cement or gips substrate is to be avoided.

Balancing

To avoid warping of a panel lined with an OBERFLEX type laminate, the stress on both sides must be balanced . The best result is obtained by using an OBERFLEX type laminate on both sides . Another, more economical method, though without any guarantee on our part, is to obtain a balance by using an ordinary laminate of the same thickness (note that OBERFLEX type panel thickness may vary depending on the wood species).
Example : a 1mm thick Oberflex panel should be balanced with another 1mm thick laminate.
Narrow panels for wall covering, held rigidly in place by a securing system or reinforcement, can have just an OBERFLEX face side, if the back side is protected from humidity and covered with an ordinary veneer, paint, lacquer or a vapour-resistant varnish.

Gluing

The surface to be glued must be sound, thoroughly dry, clean and free of dust, wood chips and oil.

Press Gluing. Gluing with the use of a press is the safest method. Conventional adhesives
normally applied to laminates are recommended (vinyl glue, formol urea glue, etc...). When gluing with a hot press, do not exceed 60°C. Above that temperature, there would be risks of creating
tension harmful to effective adhesion.

Gluing without a press. A number of neoprene glues available on the market may be used. Glue at an ambient temperature of between 18°C and 22°C with a 40 to 60% relative humidity rating. Dry heat is an advantage, cold delays evaporation of the solvents, while overly high humidity can cause harmful condensation.

Description of the different neoprene adhesives to use:
a. High performance polychloroprene adhesive, which is a currently available contact adhesive
normally suitable for all gluing work requiring strong adhesion. We recommend the use of 
PATTEX Super puissante», «PANO-ASD» and «AGOPLAC».

b. High temperature resisting polychloroprene adhesive, should be used in all cases where an excellent mechanical resistance to high temperature (up to 120°C) is called for . We recommend the use of «PATTEX SPECIAL (HENKEL)», «AGOPLAC NCP (LAMBIOTTE)» and «NEOPRENE GEL (SADER)». 
Application of the adhesive . Prior to application, the adhesive must be thoroughly homogenized . Apply a regular, symmetrical coat of glue to the two sides to be bonded, use an appropriate tool (serrated trowel, gluing roller, short-bristle brush, spraying gun) . Ensure the coat is sufficiently thick on the edges . If the glue is applied with the aid of a serrated trowel, the direction of application on substrate and decorative laminate should be at right angles to each other.
After evaporation of the solvent, the glue film must be clearly visible and sufficiently thick. In the case of porous or extremely absorbant surfaces, several coats of adhesive must be applied. Before gluing the two units, both glue films must be touch-dry (the adhesive must not stick when touched) . Observe the curing times specified by the glue manufacturer.
Comment: An overly brief evaporation time creates a risk of incomplete evaporation of the solvent (weakening of the gluing) . An overly long time leads to poor adhesion of the two glue films. Note: it is not recommended to apply the glue direct with the laminates vertically installed. Application should be with the laminates in horizontal position .

Gluing of CSTB-tested «M1» fire rated panels:

The adhesives referred hereabove are for use with our standard grade panels. In the case of fire-retardent grade panels, which have a different underlay and are applied to different types of substrates themselves fireproof, we recommend contacting the glue manufacturer to ascertain the product best suited in each case. Certain glues recommended for use with our standard grade panels are in fact unsuitable for fire-retardent grade sheets.

Hand pressing

Only a roller can achieve results comparable to a press . We recommend the Pattex roller most suitable for this task . Rolling should be in both directions starting from the centre and working towards the outside, paying particular attention to the edges.
Important: Strong pressure on the roller is recommended.

Fabrication

Sawing - milling - drilling: can be done with all tools currently used for the fabrication of laminates.

Protection of cut edges

Following levelling, the cut edge of the wood must be isolated from the air in the direction of the wood grain by application of a clear varnish to ensure even better aging of the wood and
prevent oxidation.

Cleaning off glue residue

Vinyl glue stains (white glue) are water-soluble and may be easily removed. Stains from neoprene or formol urea glues (with separate hardener) must be removed immediately . If the glue deposits have had time to harden on the panel surface, there will be difficult to remove without damaging the panel’s surface finish, their removal being possible only with a sharp-edge chisel.

Technical assistance

Our technical department is at your disposal to help and advise in each particular case. The information offered in such cases, as well as that contained herein, is given to the user in good faith and to the best of our knowledge. However, the only criteria we take into account and guarantee is the intrinsic quality of our products.

Applications

Paris - Architecture firm : Wilmotte and Associés

Schneider Electric Headquarter

Paris - Architecture firm : Arte Charpentier

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

La Défense - Architecture firms : Valode & Pistre

Tour T1 GDF SUEZ

Paris - Architecture firms : Béchu and Volume ABC

BNP Paribas Investment Partners

Paris - Designer : Christian Ghion

Nicolas Feuillate

Evian - Architecture firm : Agence Ocre Bleu - Jean-Phillipe Nuel

Hilton Hotel

Lyon - Designer : Patrick Norguet

Sofitel Hotel

Nice - Architect : Roubert Architecture

National Conservatoire of Nice

Paris - Architecture firm : Ceria Architecture

Salle Pleyel

Toulouse - Architecture firm : Remon Architecture

ENSIACET

Paris - Architecture firm : Intern department

Espace Bibliothèque du Bon Marché