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14Oct

Wood Flooring Market - Growth, Trends, Impact of COVID-19 and Forecasts

Market report

Wood flooring based on product type (solid wood, red oak, white oak, maple and other solid wood) and engineered wood), user (residential and commercial), distribution channel (offline and online stores), and geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) is divided. Outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19) as a major constraint on the wood flooring market disrupted supply chains due to trade constraints and reduced consumption due to government-imposed locks worldwide. This has limited the construction of housing and construction projects and limited the purchase of hardwood flooring. Due to the changing conditions and customers' approach to the epidemic, the market is expected to return during the forecast period (2026-2021).

 

Hardwood is a type of wood that is obtained from flowering trees such as oak, teak, balsa, maple and walnut and is taken from dicotyledonous trees and produced using single-piece boards. Compared to softwood, hardwood has a more complex structure and higher density, which is why it is widely used for flooring in commercial spaces. Wood flooring is produced in different styles, colors and cuts and offers a variety of functions and designs to consumers. The unique appearance and texture of wood flooring creates a beautiful charm for the floor and they have a high nature and last longer after installation. They are also easy to install and do not require regular maintenance. They do not trap dust, mold pollen, particulate matter or other allergens in their fibers or grout lines, which helps increase overall air quality.

The booming construction industry has primarily stimulated market growth. With the rapid increase in population, housing facilities are experiencing significant demand. In addition, manufacturers are using new floor designs with a combination of vibrant and soothing colors to suit consumers' diverse preferences.

 

The main market trends

The largest piece of engineered wood

Demand for engineered wood is expected to remain high during the forecast period as it is a viable alternative to concrete and hardwood. Widely engineered wood products by architects, builders, code officials and building designers who use energy-saving farming practices that save energy, speed up construction, reduce labor costs and reduce Waste becomes, use. This sector is moving faster in North America and Europe due to high usable income among the people. The engineered wood floor sector accounts for a large share of the total revenue for 2019. One of the advantages of engineered wood products is that they can be designed according to the demand of the end user and customized.

 

1- PVC (vinyl)

PVC wood flooring (compressed plastic) is available in different thicknesses and colors in the form of tiles and rolls in the market. Industrial glue is used to install these floors. This type of flooring is commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms where the floor is wet.

Advantages and Disadvantages

+ These floors are washable and can be installed easily and quickly on any flat surface, in addition, they are less thick than parquet and laminate. They are easy to maintain, do not require waxing and are easy to clean.

- PVC does not have the appearance quality of parquet or laminate. This flooring is glued to the floor, so you have no choice but to replace it for repairs. It also damages the floor and, unlike laminate, does not have the ability to be removed and re-installed in another space. One of the problems of this product is its low resistance to tearing and scratching; Of course, in new products, this problem has been solved to some extent.

 

2- Linoleum (linoleum)

Linoleum is another type of wood flooring that is also produced with wood design. This flooring is made of completely natural materials such as linseed oil and wood products. Linoleum is available in rolls and tiles in the market and is a suitable flooring for use in the kitchen.

Advantages and Disadvantages

+ This flooring creates a soft surface and comfort underfoot, easy to clean. In addition, it is durable and has a long life. As mentioned, linoleum is made from natural materials, so it is an environmentally friendly material and does not pollute the indoor air of the house through the production of chemical gases.

- Its resistance and durability against impact and scratches depends on its type and is different from product to product. The surface of linoleum needs to be polished and waxed every year. Excessive contact with moisture can damage this flooring, so it is not a good option for covering the bathroom floor.

 

3- Bamboo

Bamboo looks like wood but is more affordable than other types of wood flooring. In addition, the bamboo plant grows rapidly; therefore, this flooring is a renewable material and using it instead of wood can prevent the cutting of trees. Bamboo is very durable and makes the surface easier to walk on than wood.

 

- Bamboo is less resistant to moisture than other materials and may twist in climates or spaces with high humidity. Also, the variety of colors and designs is more limited than wood. Bamboo is vulnerable to direct sunlight and may change color over time.

 

4- Cork

+ Cork like bamboo is an environmentally friendly material because it is made from the bark of trees. This flooring has a relatively soft surface and flexibility. It is also resistant to mold, rot, pests and fungi. Cork is partially sound and heat insulating, its surface has a texture and is resistant to moisture.

- Cork is easily damaged, so sweeping and applying a protective layer to maintain it is essential. (You can use natural waxes or "polyurethane" protective layers to prevent the surface from scratching.)

 

5- Thermo wood

Thermowood or thermo wood refers to woods that, through a specific process, lose most of the negative properties of wood. Some types of thermowood are used as flooring. In addition to the interior of the house, these floors can also be used in open and semi-open spaces (such as terraces).

Advantages and Disadvantages

+ Thermowood has a clean and uniform texture and is resistant to rot, insect attack and moisture; In addition, it has several times the life of ordinary wood and is a very suitable thermal insulation.

 

Conclusion

Flooring is a very important element in the interior design of any space, because it has a great impact on the functional characteristics of the space and its appearance and the feeling that is conveyed to people by being in the space. In fact, the floor has a background role and affects all other elements of the decoration, and for this reason, in order to have a suitable decoration, one should be familiar with the types of wood flooring in the decoration.

 

Wood is a familiar material that has always been considered as flooring and never gets old; In addition, it gives a special warmth and sense of intimacy to the home space.

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