Because the natural cork has good flexibility, sealing, heat insulation, sound insulation, electrical insulation and wear resistance and other physical properties, nowadays, there are many families and public places have chosen the cork floor on the ground decoration material. However, the current market awareness of cork floor is still very fuzzy, for many people still in the cork floor is not clear, do not understand, and even some sales of cork flooring businesses and some flooring industry, there are still confusion situation in the relevant statements of cork floor.
Today, we might as well combine cork flooring industry standard LY/T1657-2006 to analyze cork flooring, to answer the usual situation, people on the cork floor understanding of several major mistakes
Myth 1: cork floors, cork floors, and cork floors are classified on cork floors
Cork flooring industry kind of floor is a general term, including cork floors and cork flooring, this division is carried out in accordance with the time sequence of cork class floor appeared.
Cork floor refers to the current market paste type cork floor, as seen in the market in the thickness of 4mm, 6mm, 7mm, composite cork flooring carrier without any of the pure cork. The definition of industry standard of cork floor both paste type cork floor is: Quercus or similar tree bark by processing and applying adhesive made of floor blocks, and then use the adhesive paste on the cement floor or wood floors, floor surface floor.
We see in the market of the lock type cork floor is the standard which distinguish the cork composite floor, the standard definition of it is increasing in the cork flooring substrate base and balance between the bottom of cork floor board, fiber board provided with openings, assembled directly on the cement floor, wooden floor or floor keel the surface of the substrate.
In the future in order to enable consumers to directly find out what types of cork flooring, we can classify the cork flooring and cork composite floor directly expressed as a paste type cork floor and lock type cork floor, which can better express the concept of cork floor. The two floor installation in the production process, and maintenance maintenance and application range are very different, so clear has very important significance to the popularization and application of the two concepts of cork flooring!
Myth two: the physical attributes of cork are equivalent to the properties of softwood floors
This is the misunderstanding inside the physical properties of cork, cork flooring and cork composite floor to belong to the same class, this is a very serious mistake, understanding of this myth is mainly manifested in the "cork floor used in radiation heating (geothermal heating) is heat insulation that", I think this words make logic errors: because natural cork very good elasticity, good sealing performance, heat insulation, sound insulation, electrical insulation and wear resistance and other physical properties, so use it to make all kinds of cork floor should be insulated, we can look at the insulation is natural cork it is a physical genus of bark What practical. And it's made out of cork floor and paste type locking type cork floor whether insulation? Responsibility is negative in here the author tells us that the thermal conductivity paste type cork floor and lock type cork floor, which is the heat conduction efficiency can reach to the requirements of national geothermal plate, especially thermal conductivity paste type cork flooring in all wood floors inside but very good, there are two main reasons:
A natural cork insulation because cork is a honeycomb like structure, which is filled with air, and the air can obstruct the heat transmission, thus delay the heating time, the heat insulation effect, making paste type cork floor to natural cork bark crushed first then high temperature and high pressure polymerization. In this process greatly compressed air inside the cork, the honeycomb flat was normal, the air inside is reduced, the natural thermal conductivity also improved.
Two, there are 2 main reasons affecting geothermal floor thermal properties: one is the material property floor itself; the other is the thickness of the floor. The material properties of cork floor above has been very clear, the thickness of the floor is also a very important factor which influences the thermal conductivity, and the paste type cork floor in the market generally only 4mm, and construction directly pasted on the cement floor, and so will the ground to form a whole, the heat transfer will be very fast. But let us look at the current market which can do other floor to heat the floor thickness, the thickness of 8-12mm flooring, Coupled with the 2mm pad, to achieve 10-14mm, the thickness of solid wood flooring is generally about 13-18mm, coupled with the 2mm pad, generally up to 15-22mm, and the construction of a suspension paving method, existing hollow part, but also will cause some loss of temperature. We can look under the thermal performance of paste type in cork floor the advantage is more obvious geothermal floor, in fact according to different wood floor heating thermal conductivity test and the actual use of consumers were demonstrated advantages of paste type cork floor geothermal heating in the thermal conductivity. The lock type cork floor basically and the wooden floor Thermal conductivity is consistent, so "cork floor used in ground radiation heating (geothermal heating) is insulation of the thesis" is not established