Solid wood flooring and multilayered parquet industries in Turkey

Gungor N. M. , Kurtoglu A., Korkut S.

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND ESSAYS, vol.4, no.11, pp.1243-1247, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1992/2248
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1243-1247
  • Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa Affiliated: No


Status problems and solution proposals of Turkish solid wood flooring and multilayered parquet industries between 2002 - 2006 was analyzed due to necessity for investigating developments after 2002 in this study. As the result of solid wood flooring inquiry study, most frequently used native and exotic species in production were determined as oak, beech, red pine, sapele, iroko respectively. Dry kilns were designated mostly modern and automatically controlled. But steaming technology was determined to be insufficient because of incapable temperature measurement and control system. Average yield in producing flooring strips from log and in producing wood parquet from flooring strip were determined as 61.7 and 70.4% respectively. Most enterprises apply TS 73 EN 13226 (2004) in classification. As the result of multilayered parquet questionnaires, native species used in lamella (top layer) production are oak, beech, walnut, maple, cherry, ash; and exotic species are iroko, sapele, merbau, doussie, teak, wenge, bubinga. Machines producing flooring strips from logs and lamella production machines vary from mostly modern and to rarely out of date in Turkey. Thin cutting frame saws frequently used in top layer production from flooring strips have superior technology. Dry kilns are also modern. Lacquer is cured by means of UV system in ultraviolet curing tunnels. Average yield in producing flooring strips from lumber was found 60 %. Most multilayered parquet enterprises apply TS EN 13489 (2004) in classification.