1. What is laminate flooring?
Laminate flooring (also called floating wood flooring) is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials, covering requirements and testing methods.
Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity, perhaps because it be easier to install and maintain than more traditional surfaces such as hardwood flooring. It may also have the advantages of costing less and requiring less skill to install than alternative flooring materials. It is reasonably durable, hygienic (several brands contain an antimicrobial resin), and relatively easy to maintain.
The production Process:
Pressing → Stabilizing boards 3 days → Cut boards to planks → Stabilizing planks 2 days → Profiling Click system → Packing → Warehousing → Delivery
2. The structure of laminate flooring
3. What is the wear layer ?
The durability of laminate flooring is measured with the AC rating, which is an abrasion rating system. The wear layer is what is used to measure the durability of laminate flooring.
The wear layer is typically filled with aluminum oxide, or sometimes melamine, and it's what helps the floor stand up to daily use.
The higher the AC rating, the more durable the flooring will be.
AC1 / Class 21 / 22g -Moderate Residential– suitable only for moderate residential use such as a bedroom or a closet.
AC2 / Class 22 / 28g - General Residential– suitable for “normal residential” applications such as living rooms and dining rooms.
AC3 / Class 23 / 32g -Heavy Residential – good for all residential applications.
AC3 / Class 31 / 32g -Moderate Commercial – ideal for all residential applications plus light commercial such as hotel rooms or small offices.
AC4 /Class 32 / 38g -General Commercial– use for all residential plus general commercial applications such as offices, boutiques and cafes.
Note: Be sure to select the right laminate flooring with the right AC rating for your laminate flooring project.
How to test the wear layer ?
4. Decorative layer
It provides a high definition, highly detailed image. Nowadays’ laminate flooring manufacturers such as NEW BETTER flooring, have the technology and capability to realistically simulate everything from hardwood to marble to stone.
5. High density moisture-proof board.
High-density fiberboard core (or HDF) , the density is more than 730-890 g/cm3, it offers impact resistance, stability and long-lasting durability.
6. Balance layer
It is with melamine, and we normally use it with 90-120 grams. A layer comprised of melamine resin offers additional structural stability and moisture resistance.
How to test the fiberboard quality good or not ?
7. How to choose the Edge treatment ?
8. How to choose the Surface treatment ?
9. How to choose the Click system ?
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