Monthly Archives: May 2014
The color contrast of the wood flooring is mainly because that the sapwood is light color and the heartwood is darker color. As a result, there is difference in colors between the sapwood and the heartwood, between the young wood and the old wood.The color contrast in wood grain creates the unique beauty of wood grain in wood flooring. And this is a beauty of the wood from nature. In western countries like EU and USA, people there prefer this unique wood grain and color contrast of hardwood flooring, not requiring the consistent color for the wood flooring. Therefore, in the national standard for hardwood flooring & engineered wood flooring in China, the color contrast is not a problem in quality. However, in Asian countries, especially east Asian and middle Asia, people there just like consistent color of wood flooring due to the culture. No knots,no sapwood, but just one color for all the wood flooring boards. In their eyes, the color difference is totally a serious problem in quality. Thus, we have to know well the market of our wood floorings, based on this different views of people on the color contrast, for example, acacia wood flooring is very popular in North America, merbau wood flooring and kempas wood flooring is popular in asian countries.
In fact, the solid wood flooring is not recommended to be used for the under floor heating system. Reason 1: the hardwood flooring is with high moisture content in the wood , even the wood flooring is already kiln-dried.the high moisture content may bring about distortion of the hardwood flooring. Besides, if the solid wood flooring is installed in an incorrect way, the distortion problem may also occurs. Reasons 2: it takes you much time and energy to maintain the hardwood flooring for the under flooring heating. You have to check the temperature of the solid wood flooring when you are going to turn on or turn off the under flooring heating. Because the solid wood flooring could not bear the sudden change of temperature. Reasons 3: That is the effect of the heat conduction, which is in the energy aspect. The coefficient of heat conductivity of the floor material is as below : Natural Stone> Tile> engineered Wood Flooring> Laminate flooring> hardwood Flooring>Carpet> wool carpet The lower the coefficient of heat conductivity is, the more engery it takes to achieve the same heating effect. As a result, the hardwood flooring is not a good option if your home is with the under floor heating system.
Teak wood naturally contains heavy oil , and it is against moisture, insects , termite . A month after it is cut, the intrinsic nutrients in the teak wood has changed and this change plays a role in anti-insect and anti-termite . Being particularly resistant and stable, teak wood flooring lifetime is over 1000 years . Because of its micro pinhole stable structure, teak wood flooring is not only strong and flexible , but also very stable. Usually two years after the hardwood flooring is installed,there will be a great contraction for the wood flooring in the winter , with the gap of 3-4 mm ; while summer the wood flooring is going to expand or cup, And there would be the sounding while people walk on it. However,burma teak wood flooring is very stable , there is little gap because of the climate change. Classic color, golden brown to bronze , beautiful ink lines of the wood grains, the whole constituting a mix of natural beauty laying, revealing profound nature temperament, especially classical elegance. Teak has a unique natural fragrance , to repel termite, being waterproof and particularly resistant, teak woud not rot in the Millennium period . The teak fragrance smells comfortable , refreshing, have a good effect in the elderly brain systems . Timeless is the mark of the teak wood flooring. Besides,the oil spots in the wood will gradually fade due to sunlight effect , and the classic brown color and layout looks more beautiful after years.