The floor is a floor material that is not easy to make mistakes in the design and match, and there are more choices of floor materials, so today I will take you to understand what types of floors are available.
This article mainly analyzes the four mainstream floors:
Engineered Hardwood Flooring (Parquet)
Solid Hardwood Flooring
Laminate Flooring (Laminate Flooring)
One. Engineered Hardwood Flooring (Solid wood composite floor)
A type of solid wood flooring, usually composed of several layers of boards (wear-resistant layer, decorative layer, high-density substrate layer, balance layer). Although the main component is wood, it is more stable than solid wood flooring: because the solid wood composite floor has been specially processed, it does not have the problem of easy deformation like traditional solid wood flooring. Compared with traditional solid wood flooring, solid wood composite flooring is thinner and harder, but it has good heat transfer and is easier to maintain.
① Wear-resistant and compressive ② Simple installation process ③ Numerous patterns ④ Easy to take care of
①Unrepairable ②It is harder, so the foot feel will be worse. ③Some floors will use formaldehyde glue, so there is a problem of formaldehyde emission. When choosing, you must see its formaldehyde emission coefficient. Life: 25-40 years (if it is well maintained, it can be used for a longer time)
two. Solid Hardwood Flooring
Solid wood flooring, from its name, it is not difficult to think that it is a floor made of wood, so it will be more environmentally friendly and natural. However, due to the natural properties of wood, the floor made of it will be more easily deformed and not waterproof. Even if most people think that solid wood flooring will be more advanced, its shortcomings cannot be ignored.
①It is relatively soft, and the foot feel will be liked by most people in all types of floors. ②Because there is no fixed pattern, the whole floor is homogeneous and thorough, so the solid wood floor can be “renewed” by polishing.
①It is easy to scratch ②The deformation problem caused by thermal expansion and contraction is also more serious ③Not waterproof ④Insect moth and termite problems ⑤High maintenance requirements
Lifespan: 70 years-100 years
three. Laminate Flooring (Laminate Flooring)
The floor is made of broken solid wood, processed into wood fiber, and then pressed into wood at high temperature as the base material, and then covered with a decorative layer, moisture-proof layer, etc. It is very common on the market. Because it is cheap and does not require too much maintenance, it will be used at home or office area by customers who want high cost performance.
①Inexpensive ②High hardness and strong abrasion resistance ③Various patterns ④Good installation stability, no need to spend too much attention on maintenance ⑤Extremely easy to take care of, the floor and the floor will not hide dirt and dirt.
①There will be problems such as warping after blister ②The foot feels hard ③The quality is uneven, it is difficult to find a high-quality floor ④If the sizing process is relatively rough or the amount of glue is relatively large, there will be more serious environmental problems
four. Vinyl Flooring (plastic floor)
A kind of floor that has gradually developed in the past ten years. Many people don’t know much about this kind of flooring. When it comes to vinyl flooring, they will associate it with floor leather, plastic runways, etc. Not only will they worry about environmental protection issues, but they will also involuntarily feel that it may have a heavy taste. .
But in fact, the main material of plastic flooring is polyvinyl chloride, a material that has been used extensively in our lives. For example, most medical appliances use polyvinyl chloride.
Plastic flooring, also known as PVC flooring, is roughly divided into Traditional Vinyl Flooring (traditional plastic flooring) and Rigid Core Vinyl Flooring (hard core plastic flooring), and hard core plastic flooring is divided into WPC (wood plastic flooring) and SPC (stone plastic flooring). Floor) two types, and of these two types, both in terms of environmental protection and quality, SPC is better:
①Abrasion-resistant and compressive ②Slip-proof ③Flame retardant ④Waterproof and moisture-proof ⑤Sound insulation (20dB sound absorption) ⑥Convenient maintenance and easy care ⑦Heat conduction and keep warm
①Fear of being scratched by sharp tools ②Poor stain resistance ③Compared with other types of flooring, the pattern is relatively simple
The above are the more common types of floors on the market. In fact, it is almost impossible to find a floor with low price and good quality, not only long service life, but also without maintenance. You can understand each floor according to the occasion. The characteristics of the floor: installation process, environmental factors, whether it is waterproof or moisture-proof, etc., based on all the above information, I believe I can recommend a suitable floor for everyone.
Post time: Jul-13-2021