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Malaysian Laminate flooring: Advantages and disadvantages, structure, classification, price list and top 3 best brands

Malaysian Laminate flooring is industrial Laminate flooring produced and imported directly from Malaysia. The most outstanding advantage of this line of flooring materials is their termite and moisture resistance. Because of their popularity, they are counterfeited quite a lot on the market.

Advantages and disadvantages of Malaysian wooden flooring
Advantages and disadvantages of Malaysian wooden flooring

The structure of this wooden floor includes 4 layers from top to bottom: surface protection layer, wood grain film layer, HDF wood core layer and balanced base layer. The floorboards are designed with locking edges to join without the need for glue or nails.

Currently, Malaysian Laminate flooring (Malaysian laminate flooring) is divided into 2 types according to 2 popular thicknesses: 8mm and 12mm.

  • The price of 8mm Malaysian Laminate flooring is about 520.000 VND/m².
  • The price of 12mm Malaysian Laminate flooring is about 670.000 VND/m².

In particular, wooden floors with good water resistance will cost about 100.000 VND/m² higher than regular products.

To ensure quality, you can look to one of the following 1 reputable Malaysian Laminate flooring brands:

  • Robina wooden floors.
  • Inovar wooden floors.
  • Vario wooden floors.
3 genuine Malaysian Laminate flooring brands
3 genuine Malaysian Laminate flooring brands
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What are the advantages of Malaysian wooden floors?

Two outstanding advantages of genuine Malaysian wooden floors are termite resistance and moisture resistance.

Anti-termite

Malaysian wooden floors are termite-proof because they use tropical wood cores, which is a type of wood with high wood density. According to Dr. Michael D. Ulyshen (Entomologist), termite-resistant woods often have high wood density. This is confirmed in his study “Termites and floods affect microbial communities during wood decomposition” (2016).

In addition to high wood density, some tropical woods also contain natural substances that have anti-termite properties. For that reason, Malaysian wooden floors are effective against termites. Above all, the factory also applies advanced production technology to help increase the compression of wooden boards, making them stronger and less susceptible to termite and moisture damage.

Malaysian wooden floors are termite-proof because they use tropical wood cores
Malaysian wooden floors are termite-proof because they use tropical wood cores

Moisture resistant

Malaysian wooden floors are moisture resistant because the wood core has high compression. In addition, thanks to the use of tropical forest wood for production, this ability is also significantly enhanced. According to research by Wageningen University (Netherlands), the average Lignin content in tropical wood is 25-35%, while temperate wood is only 15-25%.

Lignin is a complex organic compound that plays an important role in providing structure and strength to wood. High Lignin content contributes to the resistance of tropical wood to weather, mold, termites and rot.

In particular, for Malaysian wooden floors to have higher water resistance and the ability to restore their original state when soaked in water, they must go through many stages, such as: using moisture-proof glue, surface treatment and locking.

Malaysian wood floors are moisture resistant and this ability can increase with further processing on the production line
Malaysian wood floors are moisture resistant and this ability can increase with further processing on the production line
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Malaysian wooden floor structure

Malaysian wooden floors have 4 layers, each layer takes on a separate function, providing optimal efficiency.

  • Surface protection layer: This is the top layer made from aluminum oxide (Al2O3) that is responsible for protecting the floor from scratches, abrasion, fading and environmental impacts.
  • Decorative layer: This layer delicately simulates natural wood grain, bringing aesthetic beauty to the floor. Manufacturers use modern printing technology to create vivid wood grain patterns, diverse in color and style.
  • HDF wood core layer: The HDF (High Density Fiberboard) wood core layer is pressed from fine wood pulp under high pressure, creating a strong, stable structure and effectively preventing warping.
  • Balanced sole layer: The bottom layer has the effect of preventing moisture, creating balance for the floor, preventing the floor from warping or shrinking during use.

Instead of using glue or nails, Malaysian wooden floors are designed with smart locks at the edges. This locking system makes installation easy, quick and accurate. Many factories also cover the edge of the wort with a layer of wax to prevent moisture.

General structure of Malaysian wooden floors
General structure of Malaysian wooden floors
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Disadvantages of Malaysian wooden floors

The disadvantage when buying Malaysian wooden floors is that it is easy to mistakenly buy fake or counterfeit goods that do not meet the user's expectations.

There are many Malaysian imitation wood floors on the market
There are many Malaysian imitation wood floors on the market
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How many types of wooden floors imported from Malaysia are there?

Malaysian imported wooden floors have 2 types classified by thickness: 8mm and 12mm wooden floors.

Malaysian laminate flooring 8mm

This is Malaysian Laminate flooring with a thickness of 8mm. Because 8mm is the standard thickness, the product meets common needs such as living room, bedroom, office and kitchen.

8mm Malaysian Laminate flooring fits well in all areas of a private home

8mm Malaysian Laminate flooring fits well in all areas of a private home

Compared to wooden floors with a thickness of 12mm or greater, 8mm Malaysian laminate flooring has low bearing capacity. Because the product thickness is not too high, they are not suitable for high-traffic areas.

5 beautiful 8mm Malaysian Laminate flooring models are:

  • Light brown wooden floor pattern.
  • Gray brown wooden floor pattern.
  • Pearl gray wooden floor model.
  • Golden brown wooden floor pattern.
  • Honey brown wooden floor model.

Malaysian laminate flooring 12mm

This is Malaysian Laminate flooring with a thickness of 12mm. With this thickness, the floor has good bearing capacity and effective impact resistance. The floor is suitable for installation in locations with high traffic density or heavy load such as hotel lobbies, restaurant lobbies, company offices, coffee shops, clothing stores.

12mm Malaysian Laminate flooring can be installed in common living areas such as company offices
12mm Malaysian Laminate flooring can be installed in common living areas such as company offices

5 beautiful 12mm Malaysian Laminate flooring models are:

  • Orange brown wooden floor model.
  • Dark yellow brown wooden floor pattern.
  • Dark gray wooden floor pattern.
  • Neutral brown wooden floor model.
  • Gray and white wooden floor pattern.
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Price list for wooden floors in Malaysia

Species Dimensions (Length x Width x Thickness) Reference price
Malaysian laminate flooring 8mm 1283 193 x x 8mm ~520.000 VND/m²
Malaysian Laminate flooring 8mm water resistant 1288 196 x x 8mm ~600.000 VND/m²
Malaysian laminate flooring 12mm 1283 115 x x 12mm ~670.000 VND/m²
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The 3 best Malaysian Laminate flooring brands today

The 3 best Malaysian Laminate flooring brands today are:

  • Robina wooden floors.
  • Inovar wooden floors.
  • Vario wooden floors.

Robina Laminate Flooring

Robina is a genuine Malaysian Laminate flooring brand, manufactured from the Robina Flooring Sdn Bhd factory. Not only does it possess termite-resistant wood cores typical of tropical forests, the floorboards are also formed using modern German production machinery. Depending on the thickness, the quality warranty limit of the floor changes:

  • 8mm thick Robina floor: 15 year quality warranty.
  • 12mm thick Robina floor: 25 year quality warranty.
Yojo Yep - representative of Robina Flooring factory gave a presentation at the product launch ceremony of Kosmos Vietnam
Yojo Yep – Robina Flooring factory representative giving a presentation at the product launch ceremony of Kosmos Vietnam

A special feature of Robina Flooring's Malaysian laminate flooring is that it possesses a lock protected by VEPS technology, providing high tightness and noise protection when installing and moving on the surface. More than that, this technology also protects the wort edge from water and moisture, and has the ability to lock surface water for 72 hours (an ability recognized by Nalfa itself).

Recently, Robina Flooring factory also launched the Robina Aqua flooring line, serving customers in high humidity areas. The floor has been upgraded to withstand flooding for 10 days (committed to Kosmos warranty).

Malaysian Robina and Robina Aqua wooden floors both have a 15-year factory warranty against termites.

Robina Aqua is a Malaysian laminate flooring brand that can withstand both water and termites
Robina Aqua is a Malaysian laminate flooring brand that can withstand both water and termites

Inovar Laminate flooring

Inovar is a genuine Malaysian laminate flooring brand, manufactured at the Inovar Floor Sdn Bhd factory. Not only laminate flooring, Inovar Floor Sdn Bhd factory also produces a series of other types of flooring such as: natural wood floors, plastic floors, plastic wood floors,...

Inovar Floor Sdn Bhd is a wooden floor factory in Malaysia - Source: InovarFloor
Inovar Floor Sdn Bhd is a Laminate flooring factory in Malaysia – Source: InovarFloor

Malaysian Inovar wooden floors are divided into separate lines such as:

  • Original: flat grained wooden floor (NovarLoc lock) with recessed wood grain surface.
  • Elite: the floor has a new generation silk surface.
  • Traffic Zone: floor with rough wood grain surface, flat seam.
  • Formed Eger: the floor has a sunken wood grain surface, smooth as silk with U seam.
  • V-groove: rough wooden floor with V-shaped groove.
  • DuraShine: luxurious glossy wooden floor with V-edge.
  • InVogue: flat floor, with sunken wood grain in European style.
Inovar wooden floor warranty policy - Source: inovarfloor
Inovar laminate flooring warranty policy – ​​Source: inovarfloor

Inovar's Laminate flooring collection is extremely diverse and deserves to be recognized as a European standard Laminate flooring brand.

Malaysian wooden flooring brand Inovar has European standard quality - Photo source: bizsphere
Malaysian wooden flooring brand Inovar has European standard quality - Photo source: bizsphere

Wood Floor Vario

Vario is a Malaysian imported Laminate flooring brand produced by Robina Flooring Sdn Bhd factory. The design of this type of flooring is highly appreciated by Vietnamese consumers because of its authenticity and eye-catching colors.

Vario wooden flooring designs suit Vietnamese tastes - Source: galamax.com.vn
Vario wooden flooring designs suit Vietnamese tastes - Source: galamax.com.vn

It is tropical wood in Malaysia and German technology that makes Vario - this Malaysian imported laminate flooring brand, not hesitate to confront termites. The product has a 15-year termite warranty and a quality warranty of up to 20 years.

Also protected by the VEPS system, which limits water from seeping through the joints, the floor is installed well in areas at risk of moisture in the house such as: areas near the toilet, kitchen area, etc. Not to mention the climate. Malaysia is almost compatible with Vietnam, so the product is extremely suitable for Vietnamese households.

Vario is a wooden floor manufactured by Robina Flooring factory, committed to a 15-year termite warranty - Source: galamax.com.vn
Vario is a wooden floor manufactured by Robina Flooring factory, with a 15-year warranty commitment – ​​Source: galamax.com.vn
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Frequently asked questions about Malaysian wood floors

How to recognize genuine Malaysian imported wooden floors

To recognize genuine Malaysian imported Laminate flooring, you must do the following 3 things:

  • Verify factory information.
  • Check for the “Made in Malaysia” label.
  • Check original documents of origin (CO) and quality (CQ)

How to verify factory information and why it is necessary to check CO/CQ/label, please refer to the detailed information in the article "How to distinguish real and fake Malaysian wood floors".

Genuine Malaysian Laminate flooring must have an English website and fanpage, and the factory address must be found on google map.

Are Malaysian wooden floors expensive?

Malaysian wooden flooring prices are not expensive, belonging to the mid-range segment. The following is a table comparing the price of Malaysian wooden floors with domestic and imported European wooden floors.

Vietnamese laminate flooring Malaysian laminate flooring German parquet
Wooden floor price 8mm 355.000 – 410.000 VND/m² 520.000 – 600.000 VND/m² 630.000 – 740.000 VND/m²
Wooden floor price 12mm 405.000 – 550.000 VND/m² ~670.000 VND/m² ~940.000 VND/m²

Is it difficult to construct Malaysian laminate flooring?

Construction of Malaysian laminate flooring is not difficult, including:

  • B1: Renovating the construction site's ground surface
  • Step 2: Gather installation tools and let the floor adjust to room temperature
  • B3: Install the brace base
  • Step 4: Spread foam flooring
  • Step 5: Assemble the floorboards through the lock
  • Step 6: Install wooden floor accessories.

Note: Laminate floors need to leave space between the wall and the base of the door.

How to clean wooden floors imported from Malaysia?

Cleaning wooden floors imported from Malaysia by sweeping dirt and wiping with a damp cloth. Absolutely do not pour water directly on the floor or use hard brushes or strong detergents.

Does Malaysian Laminate flooring have a negative impact on the environment?

Malaysian wooden floors use planted wood instead of wood harvested from natural forests. Some manufacturing plants also apply green technologies to minimize environmental impact, such as using renewable energy and minimizing chemical use.

Is Malaysian laminate flooring safe for health?

Whether Malaysian laminate flooring is safe or not depends on Formaldehyde concentration. We choose products with safety certification such as CARB P2 or achieving Formaldehyde concentration index of E1.

Is scratch-resistant Malaysian Laminate flooring good?

Malaysian wooden floors are scratch resistant with AC4 index or higher.

How many wooden flooring factories are there in Malaysia?

The number of wooden flooring factories in Malaysia is not officially announced. However, according to some sources, there are 3 reputable wooden flooring factories in Malaysia: Robina, Inovar and Synchrowood.

Can Malaysian wooden floors be used in bathrooms?

Wood floors often cannot withstand high humidity and are susceptible to warping and rotting in bathroom environments. Some types of wooden floors are specially designed to withstand high humidity and have good water resistance, but they should still not be used to line bathroom floors, which are often wet.

Can Malaysian laminate flooring be used for the garden?

Malaysian laminate flooring cannot be used for gardens, places exposed to rain, sun and harsh weather conditions.

How long is the lifespan of Malaysian laminate flooring?

The average lifespan of Malaysian laminate flooring is from 20 to 30 years, The thicker the wooden floor, the greater its durability and longevity.

All information about Malaysian Laminate flooring (Malaysian laminate flooring) is fully summarized above. If you have any questions about this line of flooring materials, you can contact us at this number. +0981 535 059 .

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