ICA Group presents a new range of specific, ready-to-use, reactive stains for oak and chestnut.
The ACTIVIN range has been designed to meet the current needs of interior designers: the interaction between ACTIVIN and the substances contained in the wood fiber makes it possible to achieve unique colors and very unusual effects, bringing out the grain in a very natural-looking way.
Over recent years, as bio-construction has become increasingly eco-friendly, the use of wooden flooring has become more common. Accordingly, ICA Group has leveraged its experience to develop the ACTIVIN stains, which deliver excellent performance, thereby broadening out the creative possibilities available to designers and interior-design specialists while also ensuring eco-sustainability and minimal environmental impact.
The water-based ACTIVIN stains react when they come into contact with the tannic substances contained in wood species such as oak and chestnut. The use of these eco-friendly stains imbues the treated wood species with a remarkable sense of naturalness and character, which it is impossible to achieve with other stain systems.
The overall aesthetic impact of a floor coated with ACTIVIN is almost “three-dimensional”. Another characteristic of the ACTIVIN stains is their excellent penetration into the wood fiber: even if the wood becomes marked or scratched, the stain adheres very effectively, avoiding a situation in which the original color of the wood is revealed.
Moreover, the stains also make the most of the quality of planks of parquet that have knots or marbling, creating attractive nuances across the floor as a whole.
The ACTIVIN range includes 16 colors: from amber to clay, and from red tufa to black earth.
The new ACTIVIN stains are ideal for use within contemporary interior design solutions, where open-pore oak is becoming increasingly popular, as designers endeavor to attain a more natural look and to make rooms feel both simple and welcoming at the same time.
The ACTIVIN stains have been designed not only for the staining of parquet but also for application to complementary furnishings made from oak and chestnut, as part of custom pigmented or pickled cycles, where they achieve surprising effects and offer unexpected ease of use.