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Best Laminate Flooring Suppliers In China

Our factory is located in one of the major timber production bases of China. So we always gain the best materials in the lowest prices for the customers. As an excellent laminate flooring suppliers , we must not only offer the competitive prices but also provide the best service to our customers. Moreover, we have a professional team to control product quality. We do our best to inspect all the indexes from raw materials to end products strictly according to the EN13329. Sunspeed Flooring can provide some different services to client, such as matching exact colors for customers, satisfying different special demands of each customer. We are doing as much as possible to meet customers requirements. We know well about the trend of laminate flooring market, so we can provide right and sincere suggestion to our customers.

Oak floor is being loved by more and more people in recent years because the grain of oak wood is very clear and exact beautiful. Just because this reason, many customers tend to buy oak floors as their first choice when decorating their homes. Comparing with real oak wood flooring, the price of oak laminate flooring is much lower than real wood flooring, thus realizing the dream of building the same effect of oak wood flooring while in least price. Choosing oak laminate flooring is a good way to kill two bird with one stone.

We can provide a wide range of oak colors for customers to choose. If possible, We can recommend our clients to the most suitable colors and surfaces of oak laminate flooring according to the local market situation. For example hand scraped laminate flooring is one of the popular surfaces on the market of laminate flooring. Hand scraped laminate flooring matching the elegant color of oak is being favorite by more and more end customers. The unique characteristics of hand scraped laminate floors give you a heavier texture feeling than other texture surfaces. As the most profesional laminate flooring supplier, we have to say that hand scraped laminate flooring is one of the most competitive and popular products in laminate flooring industry. We have so many orders for hand scraped laminate flooring each year in every country.

Did You Know — 10 Bonsai Facts

Did you know…

1 – That the origin of Bonsai, while often attributed to the Japanese, is actually Chinese in derivation? Many experts agree that bonsai, know as Pensai in China, was practiced by scholars, monks and the noble classes of China as far back as 600 A.D.

2 – That the word “Bonsai”, which is pronounced “Bone- Sigh”, is made up of the two Japanese characters: “Bon” meaning tray and “sai” meaning plant, which when literally translated means: tray plant? Of course, the cultivation of bonsai trees has advanced much since its humble start as plants in trays.

3 – That an earthquake is responsible for shifting the “epicenter” of bonsai cultivation in Japan? In 1923 an 8.3 magnitude earthquake devastated the entire Kanto region of Japan. Destroying vast portions of the two largest cities: Tokyo and Yokohama; along with a majority of the commercial bonsai businesses. As a result, the bonsai business community, in an effort to save their livelihoods, collectively purchased a tract of land outside of Tokyo, in the Omiya region, where their businesses once again flourished.

4 – That in 1976 the people of Japan, in honor of the USA Bicentennial Celebration, presented to America 53 priceless bonsai trees and 6 remarkable viewing stones? These gifts were to become the foundation of our national collection.

5 – That the bark of a tree has three very important and practical functions? It is waterproof, so it prevents leaking from the phloem; It also houses small structures, called lenticels, that allow the tree to breathe; and the bark’s third function is to protect the phloem from all kinds of impacts, abrasions and attacks from pests; including: insects and fungi.

6 – That wounds on bonsai trees do not heal in the same manner as the wounds of humans and/or animals? That is to say, trees are not able to repair damaged tissue; instead they continue to manufacture a new layer of cells with each years growth, until the wounds is entirely covered over.

7 – That if you look at a cross-section of a tree trunk you will see rings and each of these rings indicates a full years worth of life and growth? Scientists can tell by the thickness or thinness of a ring in which year more rain and more subsequent growth took place.

8 – That mature trees, both bonsai and those on the front lawn, develop what is known as a ‘collar’ around the base of the largest branches? This swelling takes years to develop and is caused by the up and down, forward and backward, motion of the largest and heaviest branches as they are pushed to and fro by the whims of Mother Nature.

9 – That autumn is the most favorable season of the year to prune a majority of deciduous bonsai? There are at least two good reason for this: first, the fact that all of the leaves have dropped off of your bonsai is a good sign that it has entered dormancy and, therefore, will not ‘bleed’ or lose sap when it is pruned (although it is still advisable to apply ‘cut-paste’ or ‘wound sealant’ to all sizable cuts); and second, now that the bonsai is bare you can see and reach undesirable and/or dead branches that had been covered and made unnoticeable and/or inaccessible by the trees seasonal foliage.

10 – That bonsai trees, as well as, other trees and plants, are capable of absorbing synthetic nutrients through their foliage – oftentimes more readily then through their roots? When foliar feeding, be sure to carefully follow all of the manufacturers’ instructions and never foliar feed in direct sunlight, as leaves can burn quickly.

Textured Laminate Flooring And Embossed In Register Laminate Flooring

Sunspeed Flooring Co.,Ltd.,as one of the best laminate flooring suppliers and manufacturers in laminate flooring industry in China, can supply you laminate flooring with a difference,focusing on providing the most hard-working customer service in our industry.

As you know, Sunspeed has been in laminate flooring industry about 13 years, and we always pay more attention to product development, through our mutual efforts, now we can produce laminate flooring in more than ten different surface types, like texture,crystal, wood grain,embossed ,gloss, hand scraped and so on, I will introduce two classical surface types (textured and embossed in register ) for you in the following.

textured laminate flooring , as one of the most classical and popular products in Sunspeed, realizes the dreams of clients to pay less and obtain something uncannily close to real wood flooring.In other words, you can say that textured laminate flooring is an important breakthrough in laminate flooring industry.

Moreover the manufacturer process of textured laminate flooring is that making the flooring surfaces stand out the natural texture of real wood through special machine treatment, just because this reason, more and more clients tend to choose textured laminate flooring as their first choice when home decoration, making their warm home natural and modern feelings.

With the higher requirements for home decoration, textured laminate flooring becomes more and more popular in recent years, and enjoys a very good reputation all over the whole world.

Moreover, about embossed in register laminate flooring , embossed in register laminate flooring, as one kind of our high-end products, only can be matched with 12mm thickness laminate flooring, because only 12mm thickness can stands out its unique and noble.

Frankly speaking, embossed in register laminate flooring has a short history in the market of China, or you can say that it is really a very new product in Chinese laminate flooring industry, just because its specificity, it is becoming more and more popular in the world and the marketing account share is increasing year by year.

On the other hand, embossed in register laminate flooring looks like more similar with engineered wood flooring and solid wood flooring,while the price of embossed in register laminate flooring is much cheaper than wood flooring, it can built the same feeling of real wood flooring only need little money, so we have to say it a kind of product high cost performance.
Sunspeed flooring always pay more attention to quality control and cost control, the target of Sunspeed is our clients can get the best laminate flooring while in the least price.
Please kindly believe us,Sunspeed is sure your true choice, I am sure you will amazing with our product quality, our price and our before-sale and after-sale service.

Sunspeed is waiting for you to open a bright door!

Introduction of Cloisonne Art

Cloisonne, also called ‘Jingtai Blue’ because the color blue is the most frequently used color for enameling. It is one of the most famous arts and crafts in Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368). Cloisonne is the technique of creating designs on metal vessels with colored-glass paste placed within enclosures made of copper or bronze wires, which have been bent or hammered into the desired pattern. Known as cloisons (French for “partitions”), the enclosures generally are either pasted or soldered onto the metal body. The glass paste, or enamel, is colored with metallic oxide and painted into the contained areas of the design. The vessel is usually fired at a relatively low temperature, about 800C. Enamels commonly shrink after firing, and the process is repeated several times to fill in the designs. Once this process is complete, the surface of the vessel is rubbed until the edges of the cloisons are visible. They are then gilded, often on the edges, in the interior, and on the base.

[History of Cloisonne]

Beijing is the cradle of cloisonne technique. The earliest and existing cloisonne is the product in Yuan Dynasty, which we know it has nearly thousands-year history already. The original cloisonne were most of the archaized bronze ware, especially produced during the Xuande period of Ming dynasty is fine.

During the course of Jingtai period of Ming that is between 1450 and 1456 craftsmen found a blue glaze in navy-blue color which is elegant and decent of the artworks. That is the cloisonne we are using now. From then on, it seemed no any great breakthrough instead of the rapid development of using the coppery material, which used a pure coppery with better extension. Thus, the cloisonne technique arrived the crest.

Foreign influence also contributed to the development of cloisonne during the early fourteenth to fifteenth century in China. The earliest securely dated Chinese Cloisonne is from the reign of the Ming Xuande emperor (142635). However, cloisonn is recorded during the previous Yuan dynasty, and it has been suggested that the technique was introduced to China at that time via the western province of Yunnan, which, under Mongol rule, received an influx of Islamic people. A very few cloisonne objects have been dated on stylistic grounds to the Yongle reign (140324) of the early Ming dynasty.

[Use of Cloisonne]

Cloisonne Wares were intended primarily for the furnishing of temples and palaces, because their flamboyant splendor was considered appropriate to the function of these structures but not well suited to a more restrained atmosphere, such as that of a scholar’s home. This opinion was expressed by Cao Zhao (or Cao Mingzhong) in 1388 in his influential Gegu Yaolun (Guide to the Study of Antiquities), in which cloisonn was dismissed as being suitable only for lady’s chambers. However, by the period of Emperor Xuande, this ware came to be greatly prized at court.

As traditional Chinese art, Cloisonne Wares have renewed a brilliant luster. Chinese Cloisonne Wares are popular both at home and abroad. In addition to the usual Cloisonne Vases, Cloisonne Paintings are also world-renowned and well received. Cloisonne painting adopts court colored drawing, and contains ornamental, art and collected value and can be widely used as a luxurious decoration for house, hotel, meeting room, market, and dancing hall. Cloisonne Paintings are also very popular presents for friends.

Avoid This Futon – The Black Metal Futon Frame

When the futon industry was born back in the 1980s, the frames were well thought out and well constructed. Whether it was softwoods or hardwoods, the frames featured good fundamental designs made from solid wood. These futon frames would incorporate new working mechanisms and ideas in operation that made futons appealing not only in their design but in the quality of materials and construction that went into them. The futon industry was doing well and growing with these frames heading into the 1990s but then the black metal futon frame came onto the scene.

At first it was widely regarded as a great addition to the futon family of products. Finally, a futon that could be offered at a much a lower price point. Black metal frames were being imported from China, Malaysia and Taiwan. Many of the early black metal frames were packaged with an import mattress made up of ground up textile materials and a colored covering with tufts. These packages were often anywhere in price from $199 – $249 and started out in specialty futon shops as a great way to introduce customers on a budget into a lower priced futon option. It was soon discovered though that these frames were not such a bargain that they appeared to be.

The first problem with black metal frames is the round metal bars that make up the seat and back sections of these frames. Where as wood futon frames are using flat slats, black metal frames have hollow round bars. Thinner mattresses would slide through the gaps between the round bars. On wood futons this was never a problem. The other issue with the hollow bars is that if enough weight was placed on a spot they would begin to bend. The issue became so bad that a 90 day warranty was put in place by most manufacturers of these frames.

Another issue the black metal frames suffered from were bending stretcher bars or rails. Again the hollow nature of these strecther rails presented issues with breakage and bending. Early designs involved a steel tooth design that would fit into pocket welds on the arms. These would snap off over use. The alternative design was to run a bolt through the arms and into the rails. While better it still did not address the issue of bending stretcher rails.

Bent hinges also added another issue that would happen from use over time. While not as common as the other problems this issue still led to the failure of many black metal frames. The hinges were attached to the arms of the futon frames with two bolts and two nuts. While this design was ok the hinges themselves would fail when too much weight was applied to one side or the other. These would also bend out rendering them useless in the operation of the futon.

Most specialty futon retailers pay little to no attention to black metal futon frames. Retailers Ive spoken to have said that the black metal futon frame is the number one service headache when it came to futons with over 95% of service issues being the failure of a black metal frame component. Replacing these parts were made more difficult by the fact the manufacturers were located overseas and obtaining the parts past the 90 day warranty period often involved the retailer having to purchase the replacement parts and charging the customer.

If youre shopping for a futon, here are some things to think about if you see a black metal futon frame in a mass merchant or big box store. Consider the fact that most solid wood futon frames carry a warranty anywhere from a year to a lifetime warranty. Black metal futon frames have a 90 day warranty. It says something about how much the manufacturer stands behind the product. Black metal frames are made overseas. Expect to wait for a part if something breaks or if youre past that 90 day warranty, expect to pay for all replacement parts and associated costs to get your frame up and running again. Consider too that parts may also no longer be available should something break. Metal bars allow mattresses to slide into and through the gaps between each bar. This puts lumps in your mattress and can make the futon quite uncomfortable when compared to flat wooden slats on wood frames.

Futons do make a sensible investment as they provide all of the features and benefits of a sofa sleeper but at a fraction of the cost in many cases. If you find the right frame that is well built from quality materials and a good mattress your futon experience is sure to be a positive one. Avoid metal futon frames that are made more to hit a particular price point then they are to be a piece of furniture that can offer longevity as a dependable sofa and sleeper for your home. The right futon can provide you and your family with years of quality use. The wrong futon frame will simply become disposable furniture.

Decorating Your Home Interior – Expressing Your Inner Self!

Decorating the interior of your home gives you a perfect
opportunity to express your personality. It also allows you to put
forth your hobbies; your interest in art, different cultures, and
furniture. Home decorating can be done in different styles, each having
its own appeal, simplicity as well as complexity. However, you can
definitely find a style that suits your tastes as well as fits nicely in
your budget.

When plans for decorating your home interior are
being made, top priority should be given to budget. It is very well to
visualize the recreation of a perfect space in your home, but when you
come down to earth, you may find it proving quite expensive and creating
an obstacle in your intentions. But take heart; there is no need to get
discouraged. There are so many different ideas to achieve what you have
set out to do. The suggestions for home decorating garnered from
magazines, television programs, books and websites of the internet can
prove very helpful and you will find them in plenty. Using these
resources, you can overcome any obstacles that you will face while
decorating your home interior.

In case you have a love for color
and authenticity in decorating home interior, several designs are at
your disposal. Primitive interior decorating of home interests some
people as it uses handmade old items. This way you can display your
collections of handed down treasures to a great advantage. This style
lays emphasis on furniture and accessories which look ancient, stained,
worn or antique. Primitive interior decoration might suit you perfectly
if you have a passion for antiques. This design stands out if painted
with warm and dark shades. Red brick or deep grey would also go well in
this style.

Whimsical decorating is yet another style which you
may find worth exploring. Here you give a free reign to your wildest
imagination. Use of any or all your favorite colors is permitted and you
could decorate the space all over with various colors and patterns. The
all-important aspect is the color. If your choice is vibrant bold
colors, you must stay in the perimeter of that color hue. If you prefer
to use pastel colors, then only pastel color shades should be used.

If
you don’t feel comfortable moving from the ancient to the modern
decorating of home interior, then the design most likely to suit you is
the traditional design. This style of decorating home interior blends
the modern look with the elegance of the ancient. Space is emphasized in
the traditional design. With the use of neutral colors like mushroom or
beige on the walls, a spacious atmosphere is created. Darker colors
like mauve, burgundy, greens and blues add a punch of color in this
design when used for the rugs, fabric, upholstery, etc. Accessories made
of china and crystal goods compliment this traditional style. Artwork
can also be added to the space. Wooden frames of paintings look great
with this traditional style.

These are but three of the numerous
designs for decorating your home interior. There is definitely one for
just you. You can familiarize yourself with their characteristics of
color, flooring, furnishings and accessories by browsing through sources
of home interior decoration. Keeping your preferences and interests
uppermost in your mind, you will surely be able to zero in on a style
that would suit you perfectly. Decorating your home interior can
transform your home into a heaven of pure joy.

A Biofriendly Approach to Energy Efficiency

Few of us will deny that being dependent on foreign oil supplies is undesirable. But it is not widely known that available oil supplies worldwide are dwindling, which drives the need for alternative ways of meeting our energy needs. While there is still a lot of oil in the ground, much of this is becoming harder and more costly to extract.

The term “peak oil” describes the concept that oil is a limited resource and at some point the available oil supplies will become less and less. According to some sources global oil consumption already outstrips viable new oil sources.

While we are not likely to completely run out of oil, newly discovered supplies will become less accessible and/or of lower quality, making it progressively more costly to extract. In addition, oil consumption is also on the increase as developing nations like China and India become more industrialized. Oil prices are therefore likely to keep rising.

The bottom line is that it is in everyones interest to become less fossil fuel dependent. A first step in that direction is to become more energy efficient. Saving energy means a lessened dependency on fossil fuels, fewer pollutants, as well as saving money.

Greater energy efficiency can be achieved in many ways. For example, homes can be made more energy efficient with weatherizing and improved insulation, saving on heating and cooling costs. In the transportation arena, biofuels and fuel efficient hybrid cars are becoming more popular. Meanwhile, the Green Plus liquid fuel catalyst from Biofriendly Corporation makes internal combustion engines more efficient by causing the fuel to burn more completely and thus reducing fuel consumption and harmful emissions.

References:

(1)http://www.energybulletin.net/primer.php

(2)http://www.ecomall.com/greenshopping/20things.htm

Unique Interior Design Ideas For A Tea Cafe

Opening up a new Tea Caf and stuck for Interior design ideas? Then you have found the right article. Taking ideas from around the world and throughout history you will be sure to find an idea or inspiration for your own tea caf Interior design.

Tea and tea cafes have a long history as people have been drinking and enjoying tea for centuries so your interior design options are open to many possibilities. Some of our tea caf interior design suggestions are:

Create a tea inspired forest from walls covered in rain forest landscapes to tea leaves actually growing in your tea caf. Allow your forest inspired interior design reflect the natural environment of tea and give visitors a unique and tea inspired experience
Collect tea tins from around the world and fill your shelves will them. Interior design that is inspired by a true passion for a product will send an authentic and honest message to visitors who may also share this passion.
Adorn your interior walls with a tea timeline highlighting major tea events like the first tea caf, the Boston tea party and how tea was introduced to the world. Tea has a long and fascinating history which will entice your clientele back so that they can read more about it.
Fill your tea caf walls with framed images of famous tea drinkers. Your visitors will love identifying with their favourite celebrities, especially if they like the same type of tea.
Research traditional Interior design from the worlds famous tea growing regions and their tea cafes. India, China and Japan are all great tea growers and drinkers and you may be inspired by their tea caf culture.

When thinking about the interior design of your tea caf the most important question you need to ask yourself is What sort of atmosphere do you want to create? Once you know the answer to that question you should be able to create your interior design quickly and easily.

Crown Commercial Group are experts in Interior design and fitouts in the restaurant and caf industry. When it comes to your tea caf interior design you need the help of experts and no one will know your industry more than the people at Crown Commercial Group. So whatever it is need an interior design job done for a tea caf, a coffee shop, a general caf or restaurant call Crown Commercial Group now on Ph: 1800 771 776 or contact them via their website at www.CrownCommercialGroup.com.au. They will help you create the tea caf of your dreams, so dont waste any more time, call them now

Inexpensive Kitchen Decorating

Kitchens are a popular area to decorate and remodel. Whether you are looking to increase the value of you home to put it on the market or are just looking to add some life to this area where you spend so much of your time there are some inexpensive kitchen decorating ideas that will help you achieve the results you desire without emptying your purse or wallet.

Try using a new color of paint. Sometimes a simple coat of paint can transform the entire look and feel of a room. You can paint the walls and, depending on your cabinets, you may want to paint them as well. Try some bright colors to make the area come alive. Yellow tones are making a come-back and reds are a popular choice. Do not be afraid to try something different with paint.

Lighting has an amazing affect of the feel of a room. Dull lighting dampens the area and can make it feel drab. Even using brighter bulbs can help open up the area. Brighter lights combined with a bright paint can take your kitchen from dull to lively. Don’t forget to throw some accent lighting in key areas. Light strips under cabinets are a popular choice.

Turning a cabinet into a showcase for a collection you own can work for some kitchens. Replace opaque cabinet doors with glass doors allow people to see inside. You can also, completely, remove the doors. Use this area to display your pottery or china that might be a family heirloom. Throw a few pictures or fake fruit on the shelves to break any monotony.

Changing the hardware on cabinets and drawers is often over-looked during inexpensive kitchen decorating. You can get new handles and hinges at a hardware store and change the whole look of your cabinetry. Combining this with a new paint job creates the look of new cabinets with only a fraction of the cost associated with new cabinets.

Adding some plants or flowers in the kitchen area can bring nature into the house. This will add a lively feel to any room and just may grow into a new hobby.

These are some basic ideas that can change the entire look and feel of any kitchen. Use your imagination and you can transform your kitchen into an inviting bistro on any budget. Decorating a kitchen does not need to be an expensive undertaking.

Silk Fabric Buying Guide

Silk is one of the most desired and popular natural fibers with a rich history. Pliny, the Roman historian, quoted in his Natural History in 70 BC that Silk was obtained by removing the down from the leaves with the help of water”. It is interesting to note that for more than two thousand years the Chinese kept the secret of silk altogether to themselves.

It is believed to be discovered by a Chinese Empress Hsi Ling Shi and was a guarded secret that passed through many centuries till it was discovered. Talking of silk fabric in furnishing, it has been one of the favorites owing to its light weight, rich and sophisticated feel, and because of its famous history.

Interestingly, a more recent archeological survey reveals a small ivory cup carved with a silkworm design predicted to be between 6000 and 7000 years old. Spinning tools, silk thread and fabric fragments were found from sites along the lower Yangzi River in China unraveling the origins of sericulture much earlier in history. There is a story that two monks smuggled seeds of the mulberry tree and silkworm eggs out of China by hiding them in their walking sticks. Silk is made from two continuous filaments cemented together and used to form the cocoon of the silkworm. It is again said that India learnt of silk culture when a Chinese princess married an Indian prince. The major producer and exporter of silk is Japan, followed by India and Brazil.

Silk Characteristics

Rich, Light and luxurious.
Comfortable and absorbent
It is one of the strongest natural fabric.
Not resistant to abrasions and sunlight and air impurities, resulting in fading of the color.
Water spots can be easily visible. The fabric should be dry cleaned.
Silk fabric do not resist wrinkle.

Producing silk From Cocoon to Yarn : Sericulture has a old history by which silkworms are used to cultivate silk by feeding them on mulberry leaves. The worms increase their body size by almost 10,000 times within a very short span of time. The silk worms stop eating by the end of a month and attach itself to straw to start spinning its cocoon. The worm ceases to eat by the end of thirty days and attach itself to a piece of straw and begins to spin its cocoon. This is when human intervention takes place between the stage of spinning a cocoon and before the hatching of worm, the cocoon is soaked in hot water and a fine thread is unraveled which is the silk fiber, later weaved into fabric.

Washing and bleaching of the silk thread after the fiber has been extracted, it needs to be thoroughly washed to get rid of the glutinous substance, which may also be bleached.

Weaving : one of the most crucial steps in producing silk, weaving is a process that interweaves by warp and weft yarns. Silk can be woven by hand or machine, while weaving is a process where the fabric is created by interlacing the warp yarns and the weft yarns. The handmade yarn is considered better than the machine. Handmade silk can entail delicate designs in different colored threads offering wide variety for clothing and upholstery. There are modern machines that use lances, projectiles, jet of compressed air to shoot the weft-yarn between the warp-yarns. As to the quality, any good quality silk starts at app. 2000 threads per meter width.

Dyeing, Printing and Finishing : Once woven, silk is either yarn-dyed or dyed-woven in different patterns. You can see different shades in silk and some of the popular yarn-dyed fabrics includes taffeta, duchess, satin and others.

Silk Printing allows in fashioning different patterns to the fabric. Different methods like screen printing block printing and roller printing is used to imprint patterns on the silk fabric. The embroidery process is like adding embellishment and bestows the fabric with great look. Silk cushions in screen print and embroidery make great furnishing items.

Finishing process allows the fabric to give it the desired effect. It is either physical or chemical. Different treatments result in different effects like crease-proofing, water-proofing, fire-proofing etc.

Final soaking in a chemical solution : This process helps to preserve the sheen and luster of the silk fabric. It adds weight and makes the fabric soft, smooth, easy to iron and wrinkle resistant.

Use of silk in home furnishing and bedding : Apart from the traditional use in clothing, silk has been popularly used as bedding and furnishing item at home. It is used in quilts and as upholstery fabric to bestow any piece of furniture with a timeless and rich appeal.

Upholstery fabric : A great upholstery fabric, silk is used in home furnishing allowing any room a luxurious look like quilts, curtains, sheets, pillowcases, and throws. Since silk is not a good resistant to abrasion, it should be taken extra care.