Drying the hardwood flooring is also called thermal treatment, whose processing times are
different because of the different materials. But they can not be shortened by human
beings. There is a wrong idea in selling that wood flooring going through thermal
treatment will never deform. In fact, it is impossible. No matter how we dry the floors, it is
unavoidable that the change of moisture content under fiber saturation point would have
shrinkage. Both consumers and distributors should have an understanding of drying
Purposes in dealing with dry balance of solid wood floorings:
- reaching the equilibrium moisture content applicable to the enviroment.
- Remove the internal stress during the process of growing and processing
- Adjust and recover deformation
Process in dealing with dry balance:
Air drying: about 30 to 40 days, moisture content about 30%
kiln drying: about 10 to 30 days, moisture content under 10%. This process can distill the pulp in the wood and balance the cell wall organization so that dry shrinkage can be stable.
conditioning process: about 10 to 20 days. This process can finally reach the dry balance.