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
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
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.