This is very complicated, it depends on the customer base and target group. Made in China laminate flooring is cheaper than Euro made, made in Euro price is double of Made in China or more. But Euro-made design is more popular and famous. let’s learn about the differences between these types of flooring.
|EUROPEAN MADE||CHINA MADE|
|Material||Laminate flooring simulates wood with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiberboard materials.||Does not contain any natural wood at all. Each plank comprises various synthetic layers and is topped with a photograph of wood (or stone). The core material is middle-density fiberboard or high-density fiberboard. The surface layer can sometimes have a built-in scratch guard for added protection. The top surface of the floor is water-resistant to cope with the occasional spill or splash.|
|Cost||In New Zealand, Engineered wood flooring can be as low as $32 per square meter to $70 per square meter or more.||In New Zealand, laminate flooring can be as low as $12.88 per square meter to $30 per square meter or more. The price is determined by size, thickness, origin, and brand.|
|Installation||Laminate floors Installed laminate floors typically “floating” over the sub-floor on top of a foam/film underlayment, which provides moisture- and sound-reducing properties. with a click-lock system.||Laminate flooring with a click-lock is one of the product range that eases the whole installation process. Make sure that the laminate planks are adjusted to the surrounding temperature and humidity, thus reducing swelling issues after installation.|
|Water defense||As mentioned, the core material of laminate flooring is made of wood fiber, and therefore it is susceptible to water or moisture.||As mentioned, the core material of laminate flooring is made of wood fiber, and therefore it is susceptible to water or moisture.|
|Healthy&Safety||are environmentally friendly, with 95% of wood sourced from sustainably managed forests. What’s more, the entire production chain – from raw materials to the finished product – has been certified and is regularly inspected by independent experts, ensuring peace of mind for you – and the protection of our environment.||Passed many certificates with, A+, CRAB, etc Most are environmentally friendly. they are certified and is regularly inspected by independent experts|
|Design surface||Most popular of Decor design, incorporating features like deep matte, silky sheens, and glossy accents for the ultimate in realism. Natural products live not only from the color play but from the way in which light and shadows are reflected from the surface texture.||Many different Decor designs, But the surface texture and Woodgrain not looking natural. Most time, they are copies of European made.|
|Manufacture||German-made laminate flooring was considered to be the best. However, over the years, the technology once used exclusively in German-made or European-made flooring has been copied in other areas of the world.||China began to import laminate in Vancouver and then laminate machines from Germany and elsewhere and began manufacturing their own laminate.|
With inexpensive labor at hand, and using the same technology and engineering as some of the finer manufacturers around the world, China quickly became a force to be reckoned with.