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How do I clean laminate floors?

How do I clean laminate floors?

If you have laminate flooring in your home, it is important to know how to clean it. Laminate flooring is recognized on the market to be one of the easiest floors to clean. With a seamless surface commonly associated with antibacterial features and resistance to wear, laminate is very low maintenance. However there are some guidelines you should follow: General Cleaning ... Read More »

Is laminate flooring water resistant?

Is laminate flooring water resistant?

We are often asked is laminate flooring water resistant. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t cut and dry. Most surface spills can be wiped up quickly and will not cause any harm, however if spills are allowed to soak into the joints of the laminate, major issues can occur. Here is the break down: Laminate Flooring Is Water Resistant If you are worried about your ... Read More »

Help! My Flooring has been Discontinued!

Help! My Flooring has been Discontinued!

It never fails.  You get home from work to find that your refrigerator has leaked all over your  laminate flooring and you now have to replace some damaged planks.  You did not have any extra left over from your installation and when you call your flooring company you hear those words than no one wants to hear… Your flooring has ... Read More »

What is the Length of Vinyl Flooring?

What is the Length of Vinyl Flooring?

You’ve calculated your square footage, and are ready to begin looking for the perfect floor for your new home renovation project. You know that there are several planks inside a box of vinyl flooring, but what is the length of vinyl flooring? Well, It Varies… Unfortunately, there is no set answer to this questions. Because there are so many different ... Read More »

Is Laminate Flooring Wear Resistant?

Is Laminate Flooring Wear Resistant?

We are often asked if laminate flooring is wear resistant. Yes, laminate flooring is wear resistant due to the aluminum oxide coating that is applied to the floor during production to extend the lifetime of the floor. Laminate flooring is given an AC rating, which tells the consumer the durability of the floor. What is an AC Rating? An AC Rating was ... Read More »

Is laminate flooring scratch resistant?

Is laminate flooring scratch resistant?

Laminate flooring is the preferred flooring among homeowners because of its durability. Laminate flooring is scratch resistant, as long as you properly care for it. It is important to take time to maintain your flooring and avoid dirt from gathering on the surface, which will dull your floor out over time. See below for the most common reasons why laminate flooring ... Read More »

Is laminate flooring stain resistant?

Is laminate flooring stain resistant?

You’re thinking on installing laminate flooring, but you have kids and pets to worry about ruining your new floors. You may wonder, “Is laminate flooring stain resistant?” The short answer is, yes! Prove It! We know, it sounds too good to be true, right? Laminate flooring is made up of several layers, the top layer being an aluminum oxide coating. Aluminum ... Read More »

Can I Stain Laminate Flooring?

Can I Stain Laminate Flooring?

Home owners often wonder if they can stain laminate flooring. Unlike hardwood, laminate flooring cannot be stained. While laminate flooring looks a lot like hardwood, you must keep in mind the way it’s made is much different. Why Can’t Laminate Be Stained? Laminate flooring cannot be stained as it has an aluminum oxide coating on the top of the laminate. This coating ... Read More »

What is Angle-Angle Laminate Installation?

What is Angle-Angle Laminate Installation?

Angle-angle laminate installation is one of the most easy and DIY friendly installation methods available. When purchasing a laminate floor, be sure to pay close attention to the type of installation mentioned by the manufacturer. Using the wrong tools or improper installation technique can damage your new floors! Do I Install Angle-Angle Like Other Laminate Floors? Yes and no. Angle-angle installation works with ... Read More »

Can I use laminate flooring sealant to make it waterproof?

Can I use laminate flooring sealant to make it waterproof?

Laminate flooring is typically not waterproof. Although many floors have moisture protectant cores and surfaces, it is not 100% waterproof. This may sometimes bring up the question, Can I use laminate flooring sealant to make it waterproof? What You Should NOT Do Laminate flooring has an aluminum oxide surface that should never be tampered with. This meaning, applying a sealant ... Read More »