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What are the misconceptions in purchasing bamboo flooring

2018-10-19 11:20

What are the misconceptions in purchasing bamboo flooring
In today's world of advocating green, refined, and natural, bamboo flooring is gradually gaining favor from consumers due to its excellent connotation, quality, and relaxed appearance. It also brings a touch of coolness to those who have experienced the hardships of decorating and running in the summer.
Because the time when bamboo flooring enters Chinese decoration malls is relatively short, consumers have insufficient knowledge and understanding of bamboo flooring, and there are usually misconceptions or traps in their selection.
Understand misconceptions
Bamboo flooring is not suitable in the north
The winter in the north is cold and dry, and many consumers have concerns that bamboo flooring will crack in winter. Originally, the key goal of bamboo flooring was to determine its moisture content. According to national standards and regulations, the moisture content should be within the range of 6% to 15%. In the north, due to dry air, a low value should be taken, while in the south, a slightly higher value should be taken due to humid air.
Just adjust the moisture content of the bamboo floor to a level close to the local area, and there will be no problems such as cracking. The manufacturer has fully considered the dry climate in the north and has controlled the moisture content of bamboo flooring to be low. Therefore, there is no doubt that bamboo flooring will be used in the north.
Misunderstanding of selection
The longer the bamboo age, the better, the thicker the better
We often hear the salesperson of bamboo flooring introduce it like this: "Our bamboo is very high-quality, with a bamboo age of 9 years." Many consumers are misled into thinking that the older the bamboo, the better. Experts believe that the optimal age for bamboo should be 4-6 years, as bamboo is strong and resilient.
The thickness of bamboo flooring is the main factor determining whether the foot feels comfortable, and some consumers request a thickness of 15-18 millimeters when purchasing flooring. Some manufacturers cater to the mentality of consumers that the thicker the product, the better. They do not remove the green or yellow color. After bamboo sheets are glued, the thickness can reach 17-18 millimeters, but the bonding strength is not good, resulting in simple cracking. Originally, the bending strength of bamboo itself was higher than that of wood. 15mm thick bamboo flooring already meets the bending, compressive, and impact strength requirements, and has a good foot feel.

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