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What standards we should consider when choosing wood floorings

There are a few standards that you could refer: 1. Moisture Content: Generally speaking, timber flooring distributors should have moisture content testing equipment. International standard of MC is 8% to 13%. Moisture content which has a 2% gap is regarded … Continue reading

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Tips in choosing antique solid Acacia wood flooring

Antique solid wood floorings have become bright spot for domestic use in the field of hardwood floorings. In the face of so many wood flooring merchants who introduce products with different quality, how should consumers distinguish and choose their ideal … Continue reading

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Flooring maintenance in winter: Humidification is the key

Cold winter is coming, thousands of families have turned on the underfloor heating, the temperature of the wood flooring began to increase, self-heating floor from development to maturity and then put on the market, warm home floor share a pleasant … Continue reading

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Wood flooring and udnerfloor heating system

Radiant flooring is also known as low-temperature radiant heating flooring, it is provided with a radiant floor heating system laid on wooden floors.People also name it as the under heated wood flooring, or simply the heating floor. This type of … Continue reading

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kiln drying approach of solid wood flooring

Frequently used kiln drying approaches of solid wood flooring  and its applicable conditions Frequently used kiln drying approaches are: normal steam drying, furnace gas drying, hot air drying, dehumilification drying, vacuum drying, and the popular hot water and high temperature … Continue reading

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Moisture content, kiln drying purposes of solid wood flooring

Solid wood flooring normally uses broad leaf hardwood. Middle and high grade solid wood flooring mainly use high-quality imported timbers. Reasonable production procedures are: 1  machine the log into slab, 2 wax the plate end to avoid crack at first, 3 … Continue reading

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Process and purpose for drying the hardwood flooring

Drying the hardwood flooring is also called thermal treatment, whose processing times are  different because of the different materials. But they can not be shortened by human  beings. There is a wrong idea in selling that wood flooring going through … Continue reading

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How to get rid of foot sounds on wood flooring?

In some family, after home decoration, the wood floorings would produce sounds more or less when walking on them. Therefore, what is the reasons that result in the sounds?   In fact,  under heating system and wood floorings are closely related with each other. We should observe how the sounds are produced. If we tread on one place, it makes a sound, tread again, and sound again continuously, then we could sure that theunder heating system and the mortise are not fixed enough, or the mortise materials are too short, so that the under heating system could rope them. There are few approaches that can deal with the problems. Even though we can relieve them, we could not get rid of the roots. There is only one method. We should refix the under heating system and reinstall the wood floorings, which is troubling. Everyone is unwilling to do that. Only pay attention to these technics and approaches before installation can we avoid the sounds. 1  Before installing the under heating system, we usually use 12mm hammer to drill the holes. 2  Then the mortise should be a square that is 18 to 20mm or more. We can not easily drill the holes. Otherwise, the mortise shrink in a few days. 3  Wooden tongue rammed earth material is harder than under heating system material, then the hard wood contractile force is small. The under heating system is not easy to pull … Continue reading

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Causes and solutions of local wood floorings arch camber

Local arch camber of wood floorings always trouble owners. What on earth would cause this phenomenon and how to avoid it? Reasons why  wood floorings would cause local arch camber: First, moisture contents of the surface layer are a little higher or lower than normal conditions. When it is a little higher,  hardwood floorings would loose moisture in the dry air. The fracture would shrink, crack and deform. When it is a little lower, hardwood  floorings absorb moisture after installation. Thus, it would cause local arch camber.   Second, if stone concrete or heat-preserved sound insulation material between the wooden joist are not dry enough, hardwood floorings would camber or deform after installation.   Third, if the floors are not installed with skirtings or vent, the moisture inside can not expel after installation. Forth, if the subfloor do not have gap or just have few, surface layer would camber or deform after damp expansion. In order to prevent arch camber or deformation, we should pay attention to several points when installing. First, control the moisture content, less than 12% Second, stone concrete or heat-preserved and sound insulation material between the wooden joists should be dried before installtion. Third, set the vent reasonably. The grooves should be open to each other and connected with the surface layer. There should be more than 2 vents in every room and every skirting board. The vents must be well-ventilated. Forth, We should open the gap of subboards. Normally, it is 2mm to 5mm. The surface should be planed and staggered. There should be a distance of 10mm to 15mm between the walls. Fifth, there should be a 10mm gap between the surface layer and the wall, and use skirtingboards or skirting to seal them.

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