Lose the Glue and Clip-Up!

Lose the Glue and Clip-Up!

Italian brand Garbelotto is revolutionizing real-wood installations with the Clip-Up system, a method of securing wood to the sub-floor that’s so easy and intuitive you’ll be smacking your head that no one thought of it before.

Gerbelotto floor install view from above with woman working at desk and man installing floor

Here’s how it works. Polymer strips are attached to the subfloor and Garbelotto’s wood is milled beneath in an interlocking pattern. A simple tap is all it takes to install a board.

Clip-Up install view from above

Among the many advantages here, access looms large. Single boards are easy to remove with either a suction cup or screwdriver, enabling quick replacement of damaged boards and also allowing maintenance of electrical or heating systems.

Auditorium with wood floor section removed to access electronics

As a glueless system, Garbelotto Clip-Up floors are ecologically sensitive, with formaldehyde emissions 20 times lower than the limit set by the strictest European standards. This makes a difference when considering indoor air quality and health/safety concerns. Upon request, the flooring may be made with raw materials sourced from FSC-certified forests.

Family on parquet-style Clip-Up floor with toddler, dog, and parents

The Clip-Up system works with a variety of floor styles and wood dimensions, including brickbond, chevron, herringbone, and diagonal basket. It’s also available in all the colors and finishes in the Garbelotto catalog.

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