Laying wood flooring is not like general floor laying, nor can it be laid the way one likes. It requires expertise, study of wood details and understanding of the environment of the installation site for more efficient and long-lasting wood flooring. Especially with hardwood, it requires a higher level of care. The best solution should be the manufacturer doing the installation themselves because they are experts and have a good understanding of their wooden products. This includes the maintenance of such products with great care.
If you are looking for that alternative, Champaca Co., Ltd., under the management of Vice Chairman “Khun Pattanit Charoenkul,” might be a good choice. In addition to wooden floor products, including stairs and doors by the company, all of which are hardwood products with beauty and high quality, Champaca also pays attention to the installation and after-sales maintenance as well.
Experience from being importer and exporter of wooden products to being complete service provider
Champaca began from a factory producing wooden products for more than 40 years. In the past, most of the products were teak. With the change of law, the company shifted to market teak products from Burma instead (including red wood, makha wood, etc.). This allowed the company to gain experience and have an understanding of woodwork and start selling lumber to the construction industry. This has been developed continuously until it produced wooden floors, stairs, and doors according to the needs of customers, both domestic and for export. The company works together with architects and interior designers for support of wooden products with the perfect size, color, and type. Champaca is quite complete in its production process and service.
Balancing use of wood resource for sustainable development
If there is no more natural resource, no company will be able to manufacture any products. Champaca therefore pays attention to sustainable development. Most of the wood used comes from cultivated forest, except for Burmese teak, which is mainly grown in Burmese forests, which is controlled by the Burmese government, with limited quota of cutting. The company legally buys wood to maintain the balance of the use of natural resources as much as possible.
When market demand meets existing technology, resulting in products that meet the needs well
In selecting innovation or product development, two main factors will be considered:
- What the market wants and do not want
- What technology and resources the company has to meet the demand of purchasing and selling
At the same time, the company is working to develop new innovations that users may not know they need. Khun Pattanit continued, “Indeed, wood is not a new resource that has just been in demand in the market because it is a material for manufacturing products and is easy to work with. However, in the Thai market, when most people think about the wooden flooring, the main question is whether the wood is hardwood or not, and whether it prevent termites. We therefore take these questions back as challenges for product development. We are also trying to make woodwork more accessible and more diverse as well.”
“Compound Solid:” Hardwood flooring which solves the problem of expansion and effective protection against termites
Apart from problem of termites, Champaca has discovered that each wood plank has different wood patterns. Because it is a natural material, hardwood therefore shifts in the face of changing temperature and humidity to balance its condition to the environment. Even if it has been cut and baked, it can still expand and may cause the wood to crack. The humidity may come from factors such as undried cement floor, moisture evaporating to the wood or water leaking into the wood, etc.
This brought home the problem of how to produce hardwood to prevent termites and minimize its expansion, which may lead to wood damage. The finishing result is “Compound Solid” for use in floors, doors and stairs. Compound Solid is a 3-layer hardwood with a cross-laminated arrangement to ensure minimal contraction. The surface is liquid coated to resist moisture and prevent termites. The product is guaranteed by a 15-year warranty for sale in domestic and international countries with similar tropical environments.
Installation and after-sales service for long lasting use of wood
If the product comes from renowned factory of high quality, it has a 60-70% chance of completion and the rest is about installation and construction. Champaca makes sure to have installation teams with international standards because on several occasions, the issue is that after selling wooden products, the manufacturer is not the one who installs the products itself. The reality is, however, the producer is the one who creates these wooden products, so they should know their wood best. Champaca does not want sell the product and leave the customer to find a contractor by themselves and just give them an installation manual. Champaca wants to establish this standard of complete service.
In addition, in terms of after-sales service, with wooden floor, it is walked on every day, sometimes objects are dragged on and fallen on, it is only natural that there will be scratches or its color will fade by time. Champaca offers its maintenance service by re-oiling the wood which has been bought more than 2 years, or even change the old wooden flooring with a new one.
CHAMPACA x KNUCKLE OLIVE: Series of wooden doors and hardware for unique designs, one of the special features ready to be witnessed in ACT FORUM ’20 Design + Built
At this event, Champaca will showcase newly-launched and ever-expanding timber products which are larger, with new colors and new designs, etc. A new line of products will also be introduced, which are “doors.” In fact, most of Champaca’s products are wooden flooring but customers wanted doors that have been designed to match the flooring. Accordingly, Champaca has worked with “Knuckle Olive,” a door hardware manufacturer, to create Champaca’s wooden doors and Knuckle Olive’s hardware with the best quality altogether. The products come with stylish designs complete in one place with both those recommended by the companies and customized ones by customers.
In the market of solid wood flooring, stairs or doors, there are many different manufacturers to choose from. The quality of the product is important, but another thing that should be taken into account is the installation process, which should be achieved with a team who has a better understanding of the details of each product than anyone else, like the manufacturer itself. A complete after-sales service for users is also a factor of choosing the manufacturer.
Experience the beauty of hardwood flooring, design of wooden doors that are perfectly matched with beautiful and quality hardware like the brand KNUCKLE OLIVE by discussing your ideas with CHAMPACA at booth number F507 at ACT FORUM ’20 Design + Built during November 18 – 22, 2020 at IMPACT Challenger Hall, Muang Thong Thani.
Pre-registration is available at https://actforum.prereg.info/form.asp?lang=TH