What Is Most Important When Buying Laminate Flooring?
Published on Jun. 28, 2020
Laminate flooring, the standard name is "impregnated paper laminate wood flooring", is a kind of composite wood flooring. Waterproof laminated flooring is generally composed of four layers of materials, namely wear-resistant layer, decorative layer, high-density substrate layer, balance (moisture-proof) layer. The wear-resistant paper is transparent, on the top layer of the reinforced composite floor, good products, high transparency, good wear resistance. The wear resistance index is at least 6000 rpm. The decorative paper is under the wear-resistant paper. The pattern of laminate flooring we usually see is the pattern of decorative paper. The high-quality decorative paper has clear grain lines, good color fastness, and ultraviolet protection. It will not change color or fade after long-term sunlight exposure. The moisture-proof paper is on the back of the substrate. As the name implies, the moisture-proof paper acts as a moisture barrier, preventing the substrate from being deformed after being eroded by moisture.
8mm and 12mm are more common. From an environmental point of view, thinner is better than thicker. Because it is thin, theoretically less glue is used per unit area. Thick, the density is not as high as thin, the impact resistance is almost, but the foot feels slightly better. In fact, the difference is not significant. 8mm is basically used in foreign countries, and 12mm is mainly promoted on the domestic market.
The specifications are standard board, wide board, narrow board, etc. This is not as big as the cost difference of solid wood flooring. Both the wide board and narrow board were invented by the Chinese themselves, and the thickness is basically 12mm. Because the wide board looks at the atmosphere, the narrow board seems to be similar to the solid wood floor. The reason is that the guests are coming with a solid wood floor. It’s more face-saving, right?
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From the characteristics of the floor, there are crystal surface, embossed surface, lock, silent, waterproof and so on. The embossed is really good-looking; if the same gram of wear-resistant paper is used, the crystal's wear resistance is relatively higher than the embossed; the silent foot feel is really good, but it is expensive.
The third layer of the reinforced floor is the base material layer, which is a high-density board. It is made after the logs are crushed, filled with glue, preservatives, and additives, and then pressed by a hot press at high temperature and pressure, so there is a formaldehyde problem.
When choosing laminate flooring, the wear resistance index, specifications, characteristics, etc. will not affect too much, mainly depends on environmental protection, this is the most important. Environmental protection is not environmental protection, we just look at the environmental protection level, the general E1 level is good, of course, it is better to reach the E0 level. Mainly the environmental protection performance is determined by the third base material layer. Of course, there are brands that only claim to be "compliance", and laminate floors still try to choose products with high brand awareness.
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