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Decorator Review: Gideon Mendelson’s Tips on Coastal Home Decor

Decorator Review: Gideon Mendelson’s Tips on Coastal Home Decor

Gideon Mendelson takes a different approach than most when it comes to coastal home decor. Having grown up in Westchester County, NY, he visited the Hamptons every summer during his childhood. In an interview with Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Mendelson says that he originally had a different view of the Hamptons. “All I saw was what the media told us ... Read More »

Is tile laminate flooring in planks or individual squares?

Is tile laminate flooring in planks or individual squares?

Is tile laminate flooring in planks or individual squares? It is available in both planks and individual squares with many different designs and styles! Single Tile Design Single tile designs are just as they sound. Each laminate piece is one, single tile design. Most of these floors have beveled or micro-beveled edges to give the feel and appearance of grout. ... Read More »

What do Laminate Flooring Warranties cover?

What do Laminate Flooring Warranties cover?

Laminate flooring is such a durable product that they include warranties to last, ranging from 10 to 30 years, with even lifetime warranties occasionally offered. What does it cover? Most laminate flooring warranties will cover the following from manufacturer defects such as: Stains Wearing through to the decorative design surface Fading from sunlight whether direct or indirect Manufacturing defects such ... Read More »

How can I find discontinued laminate flooring?

How can I find discontinued laminate flooring?

Finding discontinued laminate flooring to finish a project, a repair, or complete a home can be difficult. If a product is not selling well, manufacturers will discontinue the flooring or collection of flooring completely. Once a flooring is discontinued, you will not see it again in most stores. At Bestlaminate, we carry a few discontinued laminate flooring styles. If we don’t ... Read More »

Can I use laminate flooring outdoors?

Can I use laminate flooring outdoors?

Many people have asked us, “Can I use laminate flooring outdoors?” No, You Can’t Unfortunately, laminate flooring is not intended for outdoor use. There are some ‘weather-resistant’ laminates on the market, however most laminate floors are made strictly for indoor use. The flooring would warp and rapidly get damaged under changing weather conditions and would not last very long. If ... Read More »

Yes, Laminate Flooring is Eco-Friendly

Yes, Laminate Flooring is Eco-Friendly

Are you the kind of homeowner who loves being green? Do you go out of your way to recycle, compost, and save resources? Adding green elements to your home can save you on energy costs, efficiency and improve your quality of life. So what about your flooring? Can a laminate floor be considered an Eco-friendly product? The answer is YES. ... Read More »

How do you dispose laminate flooring? Can laminate flooring be recycled or burnt?

How do you dispose laminate flooring? Can laminate flooring be recycled or burnt?

After an installation you might wonder how do you dispose laminate flooring? Which then makes you wonder can laminate flooring be recycled or burnt? Good news is it is not a hassle to dispose laminate flooring. Here are a few ways to properly get rid of old or unused laminate flooring: Waste Collection After an installation, there is typically left ... Read More »

Why is there different square feet per box of laminate flooring?

Why is there different square feet per box of laminate flooring?

Many laminate flooring shoppers ask why there is different square feet per box of laminate flooring? The answer is pretty simple actually. Because laminate flooring comes in many different thicknesses, widths, and lengths, each box of laminate flooring has a different square footage per box. The Factors that Decide the Square Footage Per Box The total square footage per box is calculated by connecting ... Read More »

What is the tongue and groove on laminate flooring?

What is the tongue and groove on laminate flooring?

Explanation of the the tongue and groove on laminate flooring Each laminate flooring plank contains a tongue and groove, these edges of the board cause your locking system to click together. The tongue on laminate flooring is the small flat edge on one side of the board, this is the top edge that is going to angle and lock into ... Read More »

Can laminate flooring be used in commercial settings?

Can laminate flooring be used in commercial settings?

A common question regarding laminate flooring is Can laminate flooring be used in commercial settings? Laminate flooring can most definitely be used in commercial settings. As commercial flooring, laminate flooring is highly favorable because it requires minimal maintenance and can be made to withstand the heavy traffic that is associated with commercial places. Some of the most popular uses of ... Read More »