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How To Choose Wooden Flooring?

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Wooden flooring is a timeless and elegant choice that can transform any space. Whether you're renovating your home or designing a new one, the type of flooring you choose can significantly impact the overall look and feel of a room. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the key factors to consider when selecting wooden flooring that suits your style, budget, and lifestyle.

Introduction

In home decoration, wooden flooring is favored by consumers because of its natural, warm and comfortable characteristics. However, there are many types of wooden flooring on the market with huge price differences, which undoubtedly increases the difficulty of purchasing for consumers.

Therefore, only by understanding the basic knowledge and purchasing skills of wooden flooring can you buy a product that truly suits your family needs. This article will provide a detailed analysis of five common types of wooden flooring to help you avoid being misled by merchants during the purchase process.

Solid wood flooring

Solid wood flooring is made from a whole piece of wood, retaining the most original wood texture and touch, and is the "noble" among wood floors. Common types of solid wood flooring include oak, walnut, teak, cherry, etc.

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Material characteristics

The texture hardness, stability and wear resistance of solid wood flooring vary according to the type of wood. For example, oak flooring with higher hardness has better wear resistance and stability, and is suitable for use in spaces with large traffic flow; while cherry wood flooring, which is relatively soft, has a more comfortable touch and is suitable for use in private spaces such as bedrooms.

Purchase suggestions

When purchasing solid wood flooring, you should pay attention to see whether the production process is strict, whether the boards are flat, and whether the joints are tight.

In addition, solid wood floors have poor adaptability to environmental humidity and are prone to deformation and cracking. Therefore, you need to consider the environmental humidity in your home when purchasing.

SPC flooring

SPC flooring, also known as three-layer or multi-layer solid wood composite flooring, consists of a surface layer of solid wood veneer, a core layer and a bottom layer.

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Material characteristics

Compared with solid wood flooring, SPC flooring has significantly improved stability and wear resistance. Its multi-layer structure effectively prevents floor deformation and cracking, while the surface solid wood veneer retains the natural texture and feel of wood.

Purchase advice

When purchasing SPC flooring, pay attention to the thickness and texture of the surface solid wood veneer, as well as the material and density of the core layer. At the same time, you should inquire about the production process of the floor and choose a brand that uses environmentally friendly adhesives and strictly controls the amount of formaldehyde released.

Laminate Flooring

Laminated wood flooring is a floor product made of high-density fiberboard as the base material, with decorative paper and a wear-resistant layer on the surface, and a protective backing paper on the bottom.

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Material characteristics

Laminated wood flooring has extremely strong wear resistance, impact resistance and stability, and its adaptability to environmental humidity is better than solid wood flooring and solid wood composite flooring. However, laminate flooring does not offer the natural texture and feel of solid wood.

Purchasing suggestions

When purchasing laminate flooring, you should pay attention to the thickness and quality of its wear-resistant layer to confirm whether it has fireproof, anti-slip, moisture-proof and other functions. At the same time, pay attention to purchasing products with low formaldehyde emission and good environmental performance.

Bamboo flooring

Bamboo flooring is a floor made from bamboo as raw material, which has been processed by alkali boiling, acid removal, high-temperature drying, and high-pressure gluing.

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Material characteristics

Bamboo flooring has good hardness and stability. More importantly, bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource and is more environmentally friendly than wood.

Purchasing suggestions

When purchasing bamboo flooring, you should observe whether the color of the floor is natural, whether the texture is delicate, and whether the craftsmanship is exquisite. Likewise, be careful to choose products with low formaldehyde emissions.

PVC flooring

PVC flooring is a new type of floor decoration material made of polyvinyl chloride.

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Material characteristics

PVC flooring has good waterproof and anti-slip properties, is easy to install, and can be laid directly on the original floor. Its colors and patterns are rich and can imitate the texture and color of a variety of natural materials.

Purchase advice

When purchasing PVC flooring, pay attention to the environmental performance of the product, especially the content of formaldehyde and plasticizers. At the same time, pay attention to choosing products with stable colors and patterns that are not easy to fade.

Conclusion

When purchasing wooden flooring, you need to consider not only the price, but also the wear resistance, stability, environmental protection and compatibility with the home environment. No matter which type of wooden floor you choose, you must buy products that are of good quality and have low formaldehyde emissions.


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