Nowadays, more and more laminate flooring products flood into the market as the demands increased. Before so many choices, consumers may be puzzled that which laminate flooring supplier is reliable, and how can they get the best laminate flooring easily. Today I will introduce four practical and simple methods to help you select high quality laminate flooring.
No. 1 Test formaldehyde release
Prepare several large mouth bottles which can be well sealed. Cut samples of different brands into small pieces with same sizes. Select one piece of board from each brand and put them into different bottles respectively. Seal the bottles tightly. 24 hours later open the bottles and smell at each of them one by one. The one with less formaldehyde release may have no odor.
No. 2 Test wearing resistance
Use No. 180 sandpaper to rub the same places of different flooring boards back and forth for 50 times. Products with no abrasive wearing resistance may be destroyed at wood surface, AC3 or lower quality products may have light damage, AC4 or AC5 may have little scratch.
No. 3 Test thickness swelling rate
Like No. 1 cut a small piece of board from each brand, and use ruler to measure their thickness and make records. Put them into boiled water for 5 to 8 minutes, then take them out and measure the thickness again. You make get the swelling thickness rate through the margin of two records.
No. 4 Test physical size
This test needs long boards to make a complete comparison. Put two boards on the floor and install them together. Touch the joints to feel if it’s smooth. By this way, you can check if there is height difference or opening distance.