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The Development of the Floor

Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2019-06-27      Origin: Site


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Nowadays, everyone has floor in their home, but many people don't know that wood flooring originated in China. Let's take a look at the history of flooring planks development in the world.

From the folk story, we can learn that the first experimenter of the wooden floor is the famous Xia Dynasty founder Dayu, also known as the king of Yu, but because he was hard-working in flood management when he was young, he got a very serious rheumatism. Although Daxyu is very good at governing water, he can only rely on forbearance in the treatment of rheumatism. Xiao Qishi could not bear Dayu to be tortured by rheumatism and bone pain, so he deliberately built a damp ventilation room for him, named dry. The biggest feature of the dry attack is to cut the 100-year-old tree, saw it into pieces, spliced it together, and paved the floor.  This is the earliest floor, and the wooden floor appears in Huaxia's millennium culture. But this is a Folktale, and there is no trace. There is evidence of the floor history below.


In December 2014, after more than two years of rescue excavation, the late Shang Dynasty buildings dating back more than 3,000 years showed their true colors. In this triple ring type building, there is a courtyard, a main body, and a concierge. In the middle of the second floor table, a wide open road was found. It is clearly seen that the floor of the doorway is covered with wooden floors with a width of about 0.15 to 0.2 meters, and there are square wood traces similar to the "foot line"; On the second floor of the East side, clear wooden floors were also found. This is the earliest available historical material about Chinese wooden floors.

In the Qin and Han dynasties and the Three Kingdoms period, the application of wooden floors can be said to be more extensive. People who are slightly familiar with Chinese history will know a little bit about the ancient "foot ceremony". Both Zuo Zhuan and Song Shu have a certain description of "foot ceremony": The official occasion is barefoot, which is a necessary etiquette.

From the end of the Song and Yuan Dynasties until the establishment of the Ming Dynasty by Zhu Yuanzhang, overseas trade developed. Many foreigners, including Marco Polo, came to China and achieved the integration of Chinese and Western styles in the overall style of home style and even wooden floors. At that time, the popular wooden floor was directly sliced by the log. After the Tung oil was decorated, it was not only able to prevent moths, but also began to play a beautiful role.


After thousands of years, the flooring industry is now rich in products, such as bedroom flooring, vinyl flooring, interlocking floor tiles, pvc plastic flooring, and a series of flooring brands are gaining momentum. Not only is it developing well in the domestic market, but it also brings the quality belonging to China to all parts of the world. But Chinese culture is always indelible.

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