Solid wood floor, also known as log floor, is a ground decorative material formed by drying and processing natural wood. It has the texture of natural growth of wood and is a poor conductor of heat. Therefore, stepping on it feels warm in winter and cool in summer, and comfortable feet can play the role of warm in winter and cool in summer, and are characterized by comfortable feet and safe use, thus being ideal materials for floor decoration of bedrooms, living rooms, study rooms, etc. It is also the most environmentally friendly floor.
In the floor market, solid wood floor, composite solid wood floor and Laminate floor are three common kinds of floors. The third party inspection company will receive inspection orders for various products of wooden floors including solid flooring inspection. Here, CLI third-party inspection company will briefly analyze the advantages and disadvantages of these three types of flooring.
Advantages: stable and dry, no combustion – supporting, insect – preventing, and no reverse warping deformation. Easy paving and mild material quality. Good foot feel, good abrasion resistance, smooth and even surface coating and convenient maintenance.
Disadvantages: the surface material is soft.
Advantages: Wide range of uses, many varieties of colors, hard texture, no deformation, fire prevention and abrasion resistance. Simple maintenance and easy construction.
Disadvantages: cold material and stiff foot sensation.
Advantages: processed from natural logs, has the characteristic of being close to nature. Moreover, from the perspective of grade, solid wood flooring can give people a relatively high-grade feeling visually. Because it is a pure wood product, the material is warm, the foot feels good, real and natural, and basically has no pollution. The surface coating is smooth and uniform, with many sizes, wide choice and convenient maintenance.
Disadvantages: relatively delicate, not easy to take care of, and may deform when exposed to water or sunlight. Installation is more troublesome and the price is higher. Therefore, the general buyer will arrange the solid flooring inspection to avoid economic losses.
Now we focus on solid wood floor as an example, to list what matters should be paid attention to in the solid flooring inspection:
In the first step of solid flooring inspection, the inspector needs to measure the length, width and thickness of the product.
The second step of solid flooring inspection,inspector need check the warping degree of the product.
The third step of solid flooring inspection,needs to check physical and mechanical indexes,the moisture content of the floor, surface abrasion resistance, paint film adhesion and paint film hardness.
The last step of solid flooring inspection, product packaging, labeling and storage is also very important .Solid flooring must be sealed with polyethylene blow-molded film according to tree species, specification, batch number, grade and quantity, and then packed into cardboard boxes or packaging bags. If there are special requirements for packaging, both parties can reach an agreement.
For a long time, China has a large number of solid flooring enterprises, but the scale of individual enterprises is generally small, and the characteristics of scattered and small enterprises are obvious. At this time, it is difficult to distinguish between them. You can use factory audit service provided by CLI – third-party inspection company to make a necessary assessment of the manufacturer. After confirming that there is no big or serious problems in the factory, the buyer will place the order and cooperate for a long time.
PS. The above forms refer to GB/T 15036.1 ~15036.2-2001. Buyers have special needs that can be negotiated with manufacturers on detailed solid flooring inspectionrequirement.
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