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Classification of Flooring

Edit: Denny 2020-03-10

Currently, the floor has become the best choice for family decoration, but there are many kinds of flooring on the market, that makes people dazzling. Today, let's take a look at the classification and characteristics of the floor!

The types of floor can be roughly divided into solid wood flooring, composite flooring, bamboo flooring, laminate flooring and plastic flooring, and their performance is so different. 


Solid wood flooring

Solid wood flooring is a natural decoration material formed by drying of wood. It is the floor made of solid wood directly.

Advantages: It has the texture of natural growth of wood, beautiful and textured, comfortable feet, and safe to use.

Disadvantages: Solid wood flooring are non-waterproof and moisture-proof , easy mildew when the humidity is high, and it is easy to breed bacteria. What’s more, solid wood flooring is expensive.

Laminate flooring

Laminate Flooring also known as impregnated paper laminated wooden floor, consists of wear resistant layer, decorative layer, high density substrate layer, balance (moisture-proof) layer.

Advantages: The wear-resistant layer of laminate flooring is mainly composed of aluminum trioxide, which has strong wear resistance and hardness. The wear resistance can reach thousands to tens thousands of revolutions. The wear-resisting ability is about 10 to 30 times more than ordinary painted floor. This is also one of the most significant advantages of laminate flooring.

Disadvantages: One of the disadvantages of laminate flooring is the release of formaldehyde. And laminate flooring is afraid of being soaked in water. Once it is soaked in water for too long, its shape is difficult to recover. The comfort of laminate flooring is poor, because laminate flooring is pressed by high temperature.

Solid wood composite flooring

The raw material of solid wood flooring is wood, which retains the advantages of natural solid wood flooring—natural texture and comfortable foot feeling, but the surface wear resistance is not as good as that of laminate flooring. Solid wood composite flooring also contains three categories: three-layer solid wood composite flooring, multi-layer solid wood composite flooring and joinery composite flooring.

Advantages: natural and beautiful, comfortable foot feeling, heat resistance, impact resistance, flame retardant, mothproof, sound insulation

Disadvantages: If the quality of the glue is poor, the phenomenon of degumming will occur and the surface layer is thin, and you should pay attention to maintenance during use.

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring is to split natural bamboo into strips, remove the bamboo skin and bamboo sacs, and the bamboo piece through stewing, degreasing, and dehydration and turned into bamboo wood, and then spliced together. The structure is tight and the texture is clear, large hardness, so it is loved by the vast number of consumers.

The disadvantage is that there is no temperature adjustment function of solid wood, and it is cold in all seasons.

Plastic flooring

Plastic flooring refers to the floor made of polyvinyl chloride material, specifically using polyvinyl chloride and its copolymer resin as the main raw materials, adding fillers, plasticizers, stabilizers, colorants and other ingredients, it is produced by coating process or rolling process on sheet continuous substrate.

Advantage: PVC flooring has a variety of textures such as carpet grain, stone grain, and wood grain. The textures are realistic and beautiful, which can meet customers' individual needs for different decorative styles. The raw materials are environmentally friendly, non-toxic and also can be recycled. With excellent performance of waterproof, fireproof, non-slip and wear resistant, etc., and the installation is quick and easy to maintain.

Disadvantage: It has certain requirements for paved ground.

And now do you know the classification of flooring?