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How Much do You Know about Laminate Flooring?

Published on Jun. 18, 2020

Laminate flooring originated in Europe and is a new type of floorboard based on artificial board, which is divided into two categories, namely, medium and high-density fiberboard as the base material and particle board as the base material. In 1985, the Austrian particleboard manufacturer Joint research and development and production with Swedish manufacturers.

In the past 20 years, laminate flooring has become the main product of floor decoration materials from scratch, from big to big. This success is mainly due to the characteristics of laminate flooring itself to fully meet the requirements of consumers for floor decoration.

The structure of reinforced flooring is generally divided into four layers: the surface layer is a wear-resistant layer, which is a surface paper containing wear-resistant materials such as aluminum oxide; the second layer is a decorative layer, which is printed paper produced by computer simulation; the third layer is artificial Board substrates, mostly high-density fiberboard (HDF), medium-density fiberboard (MDF) or special types of high-quality particleboard; the fourth layer is the bottom layer, which is a moisture-proof balance layer. Generally, thick paper with certain strength is used in melamine or phenolic Impregnated with resin can block the moisture and moisture from the ground, thereby protecting the floor from the moisture of the ground, further strengthening the moisture-proof and balance function of the bottom layer.

The style of the laminate flooring goes beyond the natural limit, rich and changeable, and has the characteristics of wear resistance, stain resistance, easy maintenance, and affordable prices. It is widely used in the laying of the ground in family rooms, public meeting rooms, dance halls, hotels, and other places.

Oem Laminated Flooring

Oem Laminated Flooring

How to buy Waterproof Laminated Flooring?

The specific method of identifying laminate flooring can be simply summarized as one look, two touches, three smells, and four tests.

Take a look: Observe whether the surface gloss of the laminate flooring is uniform, the patterns are well-balanced, whether there are white spots and stains; whether the interface is neat and without damage, whether there are small sawtooth cracks; whether the products of the same brand and model have the recent inspection report of the quality supervision and inspection department, Whether the content of the report has been altered.

The second touch: carefully touch the surface of the wooden floor with your hands, whether there is a sense of unevenness, good laminate flooring should have a smooth surface.

Third smell: Smell the laminate flooring with your nose, even if it has a slightly pungent odor, it also means that its formaldehyde content is high.

Fourth test: Although consumers do not have the equipment, they can still identify laminate flooring by a simple test method: to test wear resistance, you can use 108 sandpaper to grind back and forth 10 to 20 times. If the pattern is damaged, it is a wear-free layer. The unqualified floor; if it is polished 20 to 40 times and the pattern is obviously damaged, it is a poor wear-resistant floor.

In addition, the reinforced wood floor can also be observed. It has metallic luster under the light and has a matte effect, indicating that the floor has a wear-resistant layer. For example, those with good reflectivity and no powdery feeling may be resin-coated products. Poor grinding performance. If you want to know the surface hardness of the reinforced floor, you can use a sharp tool to scratch the edges. No scratch means better hardness. To judge the resistance to cigarette burning on the surface, ignite the cigarette and smoke it for about 10 mm, place it horizontally on the surface of the reinforced wooden floor for 1 minute, remove the cigarette, and then suck up about 10 mm, place it horizontally on another point on the surface of the product, and move it back after 1 minute Go cigarette. If there is no obvious change in the surface of the wooden floor, it is a qualified product. In the trial pavement, you can carefully observe the gap in the middle of the wooden floor, the standard of the qualified composite wooden floor does not exceed 0.2 mm, and the average value does not exceed 0.15 mm. The maximum height difference of the wooden floor is 0.15 mm, and the average value is 0.1 mm.

Matters needing attention and purchase guide

OEM Laminated Flooring is more than ten times more natural, moisture-proof, flame-retardant, impact-resistant, and surface wear-resistant than solid wood flooring, without cracking and deformation, easy installation and simple maintenance. At present, it has accounted for the vast majority of the flooring market. However, there are many brands in the laminate flooring market, with uneven specifications, mixed quality, wide price range, and a small difference in appearance, which makes it difficult for consumers to choose.

Therefore, consumers should master some basic methods when purchasing:

(1) Look at the brand: well-known brands, especially well-known brands from domestic manufacturers, are more able to guarantee product quality and after-sales service (for example, high-brand flooring, won the top ten brands in China's flooring industry for 10 consecutive years, China's top 500 most valuable companies, etc. Honor, among the top brands in the industry, no matter in style or floor quality, it is more guaranteed; as the top ten brands of flooring, it is also the first choice for environmentally friendly householders);

⑵ Look at the material: normal reinforced wood floor should be based on high-density fiberboard;

⑶ Look at the thickness: The international standard thickness is 12mm, below this thickness is not strong;

⑷Look at the number of surface wear-resistant revolutions: the initial wear-resistance value of the home floor surface is generally above 4000 revolutions, and the surface wear resistance of offices, shopping malls, dance halls, and other places should be as high as possible;

⑸Look at the amount of formaldehyde released: the standard of green building materials stipulated by the International Environmental Protection Organization is not higher than 9mg/100g, therefore, brands lower than this standard should be selected;

⑹Look at the after-sales service: whether there is a warranty card, whether it is sold by the factory, whether the product is monopolized, etc., otherwise, it is difficult to solve the problem during the use;

⑺ Look at the moisture-proof measures: whether there is a special moisture-proof floor mat, whether there is a thick moisture-proof layer on the floor, whether the glue is a special floor waterproof glue, etc.;

⑻Look at whether the price is fair: compare the quality of the floor and whether the after-sales service is worth the money, and don’t be greedy for cheap, so as not to lose money;

⑼Look at the packaging: If it is an imported product, according to the relevant regulations, there should be a Chinese sign and a customs inspection certificate, otherwise the route is suspicious and should not be trusted.