Just like buying leather products, they are genuine ones and they are the non-genuine ones. Likewise for flooring, it is very important to look into what you are buying as it will be something that is permanent in the home.
To authenticate genuine quality high end resilient floor (HERF) products from the non-genuine ones, home owners may need to look into these following details.
Air quality is something that is unseen with the naked eye but it is also highly important especially when most of us stayed in indoor enclosed areas. Ask the supplier for these following documents and reports such as whether the floorboard has passed any form of Volatile Organic Compound test, SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) test as well as whether the flooring product has at least an E1 rating based on european standard for Formaldehyde emission. There
Detect for any Smell
Good quality and genuine high end resilient flooring (HERF) products are usually odourless when you hold a sample of the floorboard close to your nose literally. On the other hand for lower quality or non-genuine high end resilient flooring, it will comes with a 'soapy' or 'plasticky' smell. This is probably due to the composite balance of the flooring material during production. Such smell will be obvious when the flooring is installed in enclosed areas (window closed) for a period of days; for example when the home owners are away for holidays.
Coating May Be Different
Ask about the coating layer for the flooring. Genuine quality high end resilient flooring (HERF) has a layer of ceramic beaded coating to enhance its scratch and impact resistance. Whereas for non-genuine resilient floor, it is usually covered with a polyurethane (PU) layer which may not be as strong as the ceramic beaded coating. It
In summary, another way to also check out the credibility and the track record of the resilient flooring contractor or the manufacturer that you dealt with. Do your own research and due diligence before making the decision to buy the flooring. Making the right decision will therefore ensure long term quality for the flooring and your home living lifestyle!
Evorich Flooring, is one of the most reputable flooring contractors in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Providing the end user with supply and installation of quality laminate flooring, high end resilient flooring, engineered wood flooring, timber flooring, indoor and outdoor decking.
Evorich is also a member of National Wood Flooring Association and a strong advocate for introducing Eco green flooring into the building and construction industry worldwide. Moreover, Evorich Holdings has recently been awarded as one of the Promising SME 500 awards in Singapore & is the first flooring contractor in Singapore to win the Spirit of Enterprise Award 2011. Evorich has also recently been awarded the Orchid Trusted Brands 2012 for quality customer services in Singapore.
With continuous support for the Green Eco movement in Singapore, Evorich Flooring sponsors Miss Earth Singapore 2012. The group is also the Co-Sponsor & award presenter to Southeast Asia Property Awards. The biggest award event to recognize developers in Southeast Asia. Evorich Flooring is also the co-sponsor for 2013 World Architecture Festival at Marina Bay Sands.
Evorich Flooring is also one of the first flooring contractors in Singapore, to be awarded with both the ISO and British Standard OHSAS accreditation.