Category Archives: Hardwood timber material
Iroko wood flooring has been the best selection, but also the best choiceforunder floor heating, Iroko Hardwood flooring is industry recognized stable and less deformed best to under floor heating. Species in the world, followed the principal of “survival of … Continue reading
Maple wood flooring which is often used for cement floors and walls, is belong to the temperate zone timber, there are two kinds, soft Maple and hard Maple. They are the one of common wood floorings we can see in … Continue reading
In some family, after home decoration, the wood floorings would produce sounds more or less when walking on them. Therefore, what is the reasons that result in the sounds? In fact, under heating system and wood floorings are closely related with each other. We should observe how the sounds are produced. If we tread on one place, it makes a sound, tread again, and sound again continuously, then we could sure that theunder heating system and the mortise are not fixed enough, or the mortise materials are too short, so that the under heating system could rope them. There are few approaches that can deal with the problems. Even though we can relieve them, we could not get rid of the roots. There is only one method. We should refix the under heating system and reinstall the wood floorings, which is troubling. Everyone is unwilling to do that. Only pay attention to these technics and approaches before installation can we avoid the sounds. 1 Before installing the under heating system, we usually use 12mm hammer to drill the holes. 2 Then the mortise should be a square that is 18 to 20mm or more. We can not easily drill the holes. Otherwise, the mortise shrink in a few days. 3 Wooden tongue rammed earth material is harder than under heating system material, then the hard wood contractile force is small. The under heating system is not easy to pull … Continue reading
When people are choosing laminate flooring, it is undoubtably that we would consider the base material. Then, the surface technics are also very important which influence the wearness of laminate wood floorings directly. Today, we will tell you the structure and surface technics of laminate wood floorings to help consumers have a better understanding of them. At first, we will give you a brief introduction of the structure of laminate wood floorings. From the bottom up, they are balance layer, base material layer, decoration layer, wear- resisting layer. The so-called surface technics is wear-resisting technics. For texture, we have aluminium oxide, melamine, and piano lacquer. Standardized laminate wood floorings should have aluminium oxide wear-resisting paper. They are 46g, 38g, 33g or lower. Our country has stipulated that the wear –resistance of the surface of laminate wood floorings should be more than 6000 stroll. Only the 46g wear- resistance paper can ensure that requirement. Melamine coatings are used in wallboard, desk etc which do not require high wear resistance. In the flooring industry, we call it ‘false floors’. Its wear-resistance stroll is only 300-500. If we use it as wood floors at a great intensity, two or three months can tear the decoration paper. However, standardized laminate floorings can normally use 10 to 20 years and will not have these problems. This kind of floor does not have wear-resistance on the surface. It looks clear, good, and feels soft. That is why outsiders are easy to be cheated. Piano lacquer coating is in fact the coating on the hardwood floorings. From the characteristics on the surface, we can also divided into embossed surface and crystal surface. 1 Crystal surface are lustrous, smooth, wear-resisting and easy to take care of. 2 Embossed surface has no distinction with crystal surface from the positive surface. But from the negative surface, we can feel the wood grain shape pattern. Embossed surface are personalized and beautiful, but if we use the same weight wear-resistance paper, the wearness of crystal surface is higher.
In China, wood flooring companies often paint the surface when processing. However, European companies like to use natural oil painting. Why? First, it is the matter of aesthetics. In early times, people think that wood floorings with good luster, smoothness, hardness and strong painting surface are favorable. Later, they discovered antique floorings, which makes advancement in aesthetics. Nevertheless, foreigners think that feelings are very important. You can take off you shoes and have a try. You would find that the feeling of bare foot on flat floors and natural oil floors are different. Paint film floors are sticky, while natural oil floors are more comfortable and natural, especially in summer. Nowadays, some of the companies in our country began to learn European enterprises. They use natural oil to paint the surface. This kind of wood floorings feel beautiful and soft. Second, it is the matter of wood flooring management. In the eyes of most people, the lacquered surface is better to manage than the natural oil surface. Really? In fact, foreigners have gone through this problems. No matter how well we paint the wood floorings, after few years frition, the wood floorings would have more and more scratches. With time go by, you would feel worse and worse so that you would like to replace them. But it consumes much energy to replace the hardwood floorings. Then can you imagine how the foreigners would do? They would clean the floors well, find several pieces of sandpapers, and sand them. Then they brush some natural oil. One or two days later, you would find it more tasteful. Although ten years have past, there would be no place that is damaged. You only to find it more antique. However, paint surface can not do this. Third, it is the matter of environmental concept. To sum up, UV painting is environmental. It can reach country’s standard. But it does not mean there is no toxic content inside. It just contains a little. We have to see what paint you would use. On the other hand, natural oil is distilled from plants. Pure natural oil does no harm to people. Surely, in order to reduce cost, some people add some chemical products into it. As long as you smell it, you would feel tense. The installation of natural oiled hardwood floorings is simple. Thus, the production cost is lower than paint. But we have to pay attention to the quality of natural oil. So far, people have a simple understanding on natural oiled hardwood flooring s. Merchants have to guide them. Maybe some special group are suitable to this concept. We believe that in the future, more and more people would accept it. It is a trend.
If we discover worms in the wood floorings, we should replace them partly. Otherwise, the worms would spread around. Then, why the wood floorings would have worms? The reasons why wood floorings have worms are as followed: wood floorings themselves do not deal with the worms inside when they are dried under high temperature. Under normal circumstances, worms would hatch half a year later. Keels are not qualified. As we do not deal with drying and worm-killing, the wood would produce more and more worms. Therefore, it is recommended that we should check clearly. It takes half a year that the worms come out. The hatchery period is also half a year. If a year has past, it is possible that other worms would come. If the keel has worms itself, and we do not find out, the conditions will be more and more severe. Maybe the operators put the insect-resist agents under the plastic film, the agents can not play their roles perfectly. Normally, it is plain plate that appear worms. The unlacquered hardwood floorings would not have worms. Technical problem may be one of the reasons that would have worms, but not all the worms are produced in wood. As for qualified hardwood floorings, they would not have worms normally. Then what are other reasons? As domestic decoration have to use many wood floorings and chipboard, many of them are easy to have worms when they meet with suitable temperature, humidity and non- professional insect-resist dealing. Besides, worms can easily damage wood. It is undoubtably that insects is the key invader. Therefore, when the wood floorings have worms, only can we control them that we can treat the worms. Another phenomenon is that the worms actually come from under the hardwood floorings. However, it is not surely the fault of wood floorings. Many consumers are care about the quality when installing, but they ognore the quality of keel. If the keel have high moisture content, or the woods do not do insect-resist agents, it may cause unexpected effect.
Local arch camber of wood floorings always trouble owners. What on earth would cause this phenomenon and how to avoid it? Reasons why wood floorings would cause local arch camber: First, moisture contents of the surface layer are a little higher or lower than normal conditions. When it is a little higher, hardwood floorings would loose moisture in the dry air. The fracture would shrink, crack and deform. When it is a little lower, hardwood floorings absorb moisture after installation. Thus, it would cause local arch camber. Second, if stone concrete or heat-preserved sound insulation material between the wooden joist are not dry enough, hardwood floorings would camber or deform after installation. Third, if the floors are not installed with skirtings or vent, the moisture inside can not expel after installation. Forth, if the subfloor do not have gap or just have few, surface layer would camber or deform after damp expansion. In order to prevent arch camber or deformation, we should pay attention to several points when installing. First, control the moisture content, less than 12% Second, stone concrete or heat-preserved and sound insulation material between the wooden joists should be dried before installtion. Third, set the vent reasonably. The grooves should be open to each other and connected with the surface layer. There should be more than 2 vents in every room and every skirting board. The vents must be well-ventilated. Forth, We should open the gap of subboards. Normally, it is 2mm to 5mm. The surface should be planed and staggered. There should be a distance of 10mm to 15mm between the walls. Fifth, there should be a 10mm gap between the surface layer and the wall, and use skirtingboards or skirting to seal them.
As domestic used decoration materials, wood floorings are very popular among proprietors. Meanwhile, the price of wood floorings have occupied a large proportion among the house. Thus, most consumers would be cautious about it. What on earth have determined the price of wood floorings. The price of laminate flooring The price of laminate floorings is determined by the quality of base material, wear- resisting layer, patterned paper, skirtings etc. The competition, especially the price is very severe in the market nowadays. Consumers regarded laminate flooring as luxury goods when they were first appeared. At that time, market price of solid wood floorings is 120 to 150yuan/sqm. However, imported laminate flooring is more than 300yuan/sqm in the domestic market. Besides, demands exceed supply. As foreign brands laminate wood floorings become more and more popular in the domestic market, Chinese factories have brought in advanced technologies, equipment, and production line from foreign countries. In three or four years, domestic laminate wood floorings have play a dominant role in the market. Due to the increasing production, prices of laminate wood floorings go down. With the development of technology and growing use of domestic raw material, the cost of laminate wood floorings decreased. The prices reduce from several hundred RMB to several dozens RMB, which makes laminate wood floorings as affordable products to the civilians. Nowadays, laminate wood floorings have become economic decoration materials. The price is low. Home-made laminate wood floorings are 70 to 120RMB/sqm. Laminate wood floorings are different according to the thickness. Recently, many foreign brands are in domestic market. Imported laminate flooring are 130 to 300 RMB/sqm. The price of Hardwood flooring The price of hardwood floorings is decided by the materials. Rareness of material is … Continue reading
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.