Why are oak floors so popular?
Oak, also called oak, grows widely in the eastern United States, and also in Europe and Russia. As early as the Roman Empire, oak floors were loved by royalty and nobles. For example, the Versailles Palace and the Louvre all used oak floors.
In fact, oak floors are very popular in the United States, Canada and other countries, especially in Europe. In European culture, the oak tree is the place where their “father of faith” and “the ancestor of Israel” Abraham worshipped God. Therefore, in these countries and regions, many literati and ancient houses use oak floors.
The advantages of oak
Oak has a relatively distinct mountain-shaped wood grain, the touch surface has a good texture, and the foot feel is also comfortable; the texture is solid and fine, with high strength, corrosion resistance, excellent toughness, relatively good stability, and long service life.
Therefore, on the whole, oak is the tree species with the best overall performance. For example, in European and American countries, oak is widely used in wine barrels for storing wine, which is to appreciate the advantages of oak’s strong corrosion resistance.
When it comes to oak floors, we have to mention the oak floors of the brand Fudeli. After all, Fudeli oak floors are called the originator of domestic oak floors by industry insiders.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the domestic oak floor market was almost blank, but at that time, an elegant, low-key and noble European and American home life style represented by oak was emerging in China.
As a result, Meng Rongfu, chairman of Fudeli Wood Industry, valued the domestic market, and decisively introduced oak flooring to China, which was recognized by the country. In December 2011, Fudeli oak flooring was installed in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
In October 2014, Fudeli once again undertook the renovation project of the wooden floor of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
It can be said that Fudeli really knows oak, and is the first person to eat “crab”. Because of Fudeli’s bold introduction, it not only filled the blank of the oak flooring market for the Chinese at that time, but also brought far-reaching influence to the domestic flooring industry.
How to choose oak floors?
From the perspective of wood planks alone, regardless of budget, preference and other issues, when consumers choose wood floors, they must first understand the common categories of wood floors.
Generally speaking, wood floors are divided into six categories: solid wood floors, laminate floors, solid wood composite floors, multi-layer composite floors, bamboo floors and cork floors.
From the perspective of durability, laminate flooring > three-layer solid wood floor > solid wood floor.
In fact, different types of wood floors have different appearance, performance and effects. For example, solid wood floors have the advantages of sound insulation and heat insulation, humidity regulation, warm in winter and cool in summer; Therefore, it is not wear-resistant and easy to crack.
The other is the three-layer solid wood floor. Compared with the ordinary wood floor, the former can reduce the risk of deformation and cracking of the wood, and even offset the mutual stress between the wood. It is the most stable floor category in the wood floor.
The last is the laminate floor. Because of the chemical material in the laminate floor, it is the most durable category of wood floors.
It has to be said that in the flooring market, wooden floors are mixed, and many unscrupulous merchants use shoddy goods to mix the fake with the real.
I sincerely recommend that you start with the brand first, choose a brand that is similar to the well-known domestic wood flooring brand, and then select the wood flooring category that suits you, so as to buy it.