"Now I often see that the formaldehyde is not up to standard. Although plate furniture is much cheaper, I always feel more comfortable with solid wood." When purchasing a dining table, Miss Li recently convinced her family to buy nearly double the budget. A set of solid wood dining tables and chairs. The reporter visited the home store and found that, driven by the low-carbon and environmental protection concept, solid wood furniture was once again sought after by more and more consumers and renewed a new vitality, but the price also rose.
Pure solid wood furniture is favored
I saw in the major home furnishing stores that solid wood furniture is very rich in materials, including various types of mahogany, beech, ash and pine. Due to the problem of formaldehyde release caused by the use of adhesives for sheet furniture, environmentally-conscious consumers have turned their attention to solid wood furniture. According to the national mall furniture sales data released by Red Star Macalline, among the furniture categories sold in the first half of the year, solid wood furniture sales rose rapidly, and panel wood furniture fell significantly.
"In fact, I personally prefer some solid wood furniture." Ms. Li couldn't help putting down a set of log-colored pine furniture in the home store. "This style and texture are my favorite." She said that her family also had different opinions. The decoration furniture will be updated in a few years. The price of buying plates is cheaper, and it will not be too distressed even if it is not easy to handle. "I have collected some news about the excessive formaldehyde for my family, just in case It ’s not a matter of getting cheaper if you do n’t buy the lottery, and you ca n’t buy anything for health. ”She said that although there are special detection methods for knowing what formaldehyde is released, but“ too much trouble, and We are not professionals, so we calculated a test report for me, and I may not be able to understand it. "
Regarding Ms. Li's opinion, the sales staff of the brand's solid wood furniture strongly agreed, "Only our pure solid wood furniture dares to say that we have zero formaldehyde. As long as the board is used, there is an adhesive, which is not allowed. ".
However, the reporter also found that many brands of solid wood furniture prices have risen, and even some brands are not pure solid wood. The use of some boards also claims that they are solid wood furniture, or in a series, most of them are solid wood. Individual components use panels and are collectively referred to as the "solid wood series". According to the "General Technical Conditions for Wood Furniture" standard, solid wood furniture is usually divided into three categories: pure solid wood furniture, solid wood furniture and solid wood veneer furniture. Only furniture made of solid wood for all parts can be called pure solid wood furniture; solid wood furniture is also called board-wood combined furniture, that is, the frame of the countertop, table (chair) legs is made of solid wood, side panels, bottom, ceiling, partitions, etc. Furniture made of wood-based panels (density board, particle board, etc. are all wood-based panels); solid wood veneer furniture is made of wood-based panels, and the surface is decorated with solid wood veneer.
Parents of solid wood children's furniture are willing to "pay the bill"
"Other rooms may be matched with some panel furniture, of course, the premise is that the brand is more reliable, but we must choose pure solid wood furniture for children's rooms." Mr. Ma said. He believes that the formaldehyde in the board may be particularly harmful to children, so be extra cautious. "Anyway, children's room furniture does not need a lot, and solid wood is more expensive. The key is to use it with confidence."
It is understood that the main source of pollution in children's rooms is reflected in children's furniture, which is mainly caused by panel furniture and surface paint. Parents need to be aware that lower levels of formaldehyde and benzene will also affect the health of children, especially children under 5 years old. Experts remind that formaldehyde release pollution is the main cause of increased asthma in children under 5 years old. Long-term exposure to low-dose formaldehyde can cause chronic respiratory diseases and eye diseases. If you are expectant mothers during pregnancy, it may lead to diseases such as pregnancy syndrome, neonatal deformity, and mental depression.
At present, the board-type children's furniture on the market are mostly MDF and particleboard, and only some well-known children's furniture brands use integrated wood such as pine. "Because of the large amount of binder used in MDF and particleboard, the health problem of harmful substances such as formaldehyde in children's furniture is higher than other furniture," said industry insiders. In addition, the brighter the paint color, the more heavy metals it contains, such as lead, which are mainly caused by lead compounds contained in paint pigments.
Professionals remind consumers that when buying children's furniture, they must first pay attention to whether the material is pure solid wood or board. There is a lot of price gap between the two. Second, pure solid wood furniture should also pay attention to whether all the wood is advertised to prevent its components. It is mixed with cheap fish; in addition, children's furniture must pay attention to safety issues such as edges, tips and opening and closing, and it is best not to choose a style that is too fancy and bright.