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  • Celebrity Homes: Lena Dunham’s Home in LA

    Celebrity Homes: Lena Dunham’s Home in LA

    Lena Dunham previously told Vogue “L.A. just wasn’t her bag”. However, this March the New York native spent a whopping $2.7 million on a Los Angeles home right off Sunset Boulevard. (She also bought a new condo in Brooklyn, NY in May 2014 for $4.89 million!) Lena is an award winning actress, author, screenwriter, producer, and director. She’s best known ... Read More »
  • Vintage Upcycled Laminate Serving Tray

    Vintage Upcycled Laminate Serving Tray

    It is trash to treasure time again and today I would love to share another great DIY weekend project. I hoped you like the repurposed laminate flooring coat hanger I made last time. This time, I am upcycling an old mirrored serving tray that I got for free. Yes, free. I can never turn down a good bargain! This tray ... Read More »
  • What is the Most Durable Hardwood Flooring Out There?

    What is the Most Durable Hardwood Flooring Out There?

    Dear Barbara, Hardwood is one of the strongest, most durable materials available. Even so, there are some types of wood that are softer than others. This type of wood is more prone to damage from foot traffic. High heels, pet nails, and other sharp edges can leave unsightly dents or scratches. To help maintain the looks of your hardwood floors, ... Read More »
  • Designer Review: Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design

    Designer Review: Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design

    Move to LA to become an actor and end up a world famous interior decorator? It sounds like the plot to a cheesy made for TV movie, but its actually the real life story of interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. The Impressive Client List Bullard has an extensive celebrity client list that ranges from Christina Aguilera, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, ... Read More »
  • 15 Signs You’re in a Southern Neighborhood

    15 Signs You’re in a Southern Neighborhood

    Southern neighborhoods have this distinct charm about them.Taking a walk down the street will never cease to amaze you and each time you’ll get a warm-cozy sensation as if you were just leaving your grandmas for Sunday dinner. Take a look at these 15 Signs You’re in a Southern neighborhood and see the many different aspects about the South that will ... Read More »
  • What is the Janka Rating Scale?

    What is the Janka Rating Scale?

    When you’re shopping for hardwood floors, you may notice a number describing a Janka rating. If you’re wondering what this number means and what the Janka rating scale is, we have you covered! How it Works The Janka rating scale was created to rank the various degrees of hardness throughout the different species of hardwoods. Similar to a laminate AC ... Read More »
  • Desk Yoga for Hips, Legs and Lower Back

    Desk Yoga for Hips, Legs and Lower Back

    Did you try any of the stretches in Desk Yoga Part 1 for Shoulders and Neck? If you enjoyed those, I have 10 more stretches for the lower half of your body in Desk Yoga for Hips, Legs and Lower Back! Now, you’ll have a full body set of stretches to use whenever you’re feeling tight. If you spend hours ... Read More »
  • Humidity and Laminate Flooring: What You need to Know

    Humidity and Laminate Flooring: What You need to Know

    You might already know that water and laminate flooring don’t mix, but what about humidity and laminate flooring? The wood materials in the laminate flooring expand and contract with moisture. Depending on how humid your home is, the flooring could change widths. Too much humidity could impact your floors integrity if it’s not installed correctly. Manufacturers generally recommend that you ... Read More »
  • Tell Me a Short Story: The Beach House

    Tell Me a Short Story: The Beach House

    *Drrrrring* Carla could hear the last school bell of the year chime through the Coronado Middle School halls. She was sitting, waiting patiently in the parking lot for her son. Now that it was officially summertime, the two of them were leaving immediately to go on a two hour drive north to Carlsbad. This wasn’t a fun trip. Carla’s mom ... Read More »
  • Installing Laminate Flooring on Stairs

    Installing Laminate Flooring on Stairs

    When it comes to making your house look up-to-date and welcoming, laminate flooring is your best friend. It’s scratch resistant, which means you don’t have to cringe whenever your dog sprints across the floor to meet someone at the door. It’s stain resistant so you don’t have to worry when there are a few spills around your house. Best of ... Read More »
  • Bestlaminate Showroom Open House

    Bestlaminate Showroom Open House

    It’s time to celebrate! After a few long months of renovations and a complete office, showroom and warehouse move, we are ready to show off the new Bestlaminate headquarters! Newly located at 3900 Ben Hur Ave. off of Vine St. in Willoughby, Bestlaminate now houses over 1 million sq. ft. of flooring, corporate offices and a brand new showroom with over 400 different flooring ... Read More »
  • Introducing Solid and Engineered Hardwood Floors

    Introducing Solid and Engineered Hardwood Floors

    Bestlaminate is excited to announce the introduction of new flooring options for our customers! The new products include a variety of solid and engineered hardwood floors. As leaders in providing high-quality laminates and vinyl floors at the best possible prices, we feel it is a natural progression of our business to expand our selection to meet the needs of our ... Read More »