Basic standards of laminate flooring that you should know

Wooden floors are an important and expensive detail in the house. Currently, many people prioritize using laminate flooring because of its reasonable price, many types, and many colors. In addition to aesthetic factors, when choosing laminate flooring, you need to choose carefully and put durability and health safety first.

According to architect Bui Men – who With many years of experience in interior design and construction consulting, before deciding to choose wooden flooring, consider the following standards to make sure that type of wooden floor is suitable for your living space. .

AC abrasion criteria (abrasion criteria)

AC – abrasion criteria is a parameter that measures and represents abrasion resistance on the surface of laminate flooring. In wooden floorboards, the top protective layer is designed as a transparent form from fiberglass and aluminum oxide that has anti-friction and anti-scratch functions for the material.

AC is regulated by regulations. AC levels range from 1 to 6. The higher the AC index, the higher the abrasion resistance.

Normally for residential housing, it is recommended to use wooden floors with an index of AC3 or higher. Public buildings should prioritize the use of AC5 flooring to ensure it can withstand friction from metal and sharp shoes.

Fireproof standard B (burn resistant)

Fire resistance standards are an extremely important factor to keep in mind when choosing wooden floors. Because wood is a flammable material and if at risk it can cause major consequences.  This is a mandatory standard for public and commercial buildings serving a large number of consumers.

Wooden flooring types that meet B1 standards are products with minimal fire resistance. ignites and does not ignite or create a source of fire when exposed to a fire source. Standard B2 and above are unsafe and flammable materials that you should not use.

Density of HDF (High Density Fiberboard) wooden floors

HDF is an index to evaluate the durability of wooden floors. This is a parameter that shows the density of industrial wood flooring.

The higher the density of the pressed wood pulp, the harder and more durable it is. In high-end wooden floors, the density usually reaches over 850kg/m3.

E (formaldehyde) emission standards

One of the standards directly related to health healthy consumption is the emissions standard. In industrial wood, adhesive ingredients are used to bond wood pulp. The glue contains Formaldehyde gas. This is a gas that is toxic to health if exposed to large doses.

Standard E was created to control the concentration of Formaldehyde emissions in industrial wood. Wooden boards that meet E1 standards with a concentration of 0.03ppm or E0 with a concentration of almost 0 will not affect the health of users.

AQUA water resistance standards

The water resistance of wooden floors is one of the standards that many people are interested in when choosing to buy. wood floor. AQUA is the standard for evaluating water resistance in wooden flooring. The AQUA measure can be calculated in units of time measurement, for example 24 hours, 48 ​​hours, 72 hours.

Surface technology standards

Surface technology standards are one of the standards related to the aesthetic factors of wooden floors.</p >

Currently, wooden floors with rough surfaces are considered highly aesthetic. This technology will shape and arrange the layers to coincide with the wood grain layer, creating an effect that realistically simulates natural wood.

For each type of laminate flooring, the technical specifications are published. clear. Please ask the seller for detailed advice on each parameter and consider choosing wooden flooring suitable for your living space.