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How Do I Clean Mold On Vinyl Flooring?

How Do I Clean Mold On Vinyl Flooring?

Dear Pete, Yikes! Mold is never a word you want to see in your home. While mold in your home is not always a death sentence, you should be cautious when dealing with mold on vinyl flooring or any flooring. Get A Mold Test In order to find out what type of mold you are dealing with, you should really get the mold tested. This ... Read More »

What’s The Best Way To Install Engineered Hardwood?

What’s The Best Way To Install Engineered Hardwood?

Dear Ali, The great thing about engineered hardwood is that it can be installed a few ways, depending on the situation! The three recommended ways is floating, gluing, or nail/staple installation. We will help you determine which installation type is right for your installation situation! Preparation Regardless of which installation type you choose, you should always prepare your subfloor and ... Read More »

I Live In Florida And I Want Hardwood Floors. Recommendations?

I Live In Florida And I Want Hardwood Floors. Recommendations?

Dear James, We’re really glad you came to us with this question! Since you live in Florida, you know the climate and the humidity can fluctuate drastically. Choosing the correct hardwood flooring type is essential to having a beautiful flooring that will last! Choose Engineered Hardwood Due to temperature fluctuations, we would recommend an engineered hardwood due to the stability and ... Read More »

What’s The Purpose Of The Wooden Wedge For Laminate Installation?

What’s The Purpose Of The Wooden Wedge For Laminate Installation?

Hi May, We’re sorry to hear that you’re having troubles with an installation video! Sounds like the locking system you’re referencing is the G2 or Angle/Angle type of installation. Don’t feel alone though, this type of installation stumps many customers. However, there is hope! Once you understand how to do it, it’s like riding a bike! What Is The Wedge For? ... Read More »

How Do I Choose Matching Transition Molding Colors?

How Do I Choose Matching Transition Molding Colors?

Dear Lisa, We understand that you would be worried that a transition molding wouldn’t match your floor. But no need to worry! We’re here to help you at Bestlaminate! Moldings Are Blended To Match We want to make it clear that there are no “exact matches” when it comes to molding, unless the manufacturer has made custom molding for their ... Read More »

Does Low Price Mean Low Quality?

Does Low Price Mean Low Quality?

Dear Shelly, We can definitely understand that you are worried about getting quality flooring for a low price. With the recent Lumber Liquidator’s scandal of poor quality, Chinese-made flooring, there is a lot of low-price fear circulating. However, with Bestlaminate, you don’t need to worry! Let us explain why our low price has no effect on the quality of flooring you are ... Read More »

Can I Use A Buffer Attachment On My Laminate Flooring To Remove Scuff Marks?

Can I Use A Buffer Attachment On My Laminate Flooring To Remove Scuff Marks?

Dear Don, We’re really glad that you asked, because you should not use a buffer attachment on a laminate flooring ever. As much as you may hate scuff marks on your laminate flooring, buffing them off will only cause you more headache and frustration. But laminate flooring has a wear layer that can hold up to buffering, right? What Happens When You Buffer ... Read More »

Laminate Flooring For Rental Properties?

Laminate Flooring For Rental Properties?

Dear Jill, It’s a great idea that you’re switching from carpet to laminate flooring for your rental! Laminate flooring is perfect for homes and rental units for a variety of reasons. We’re happy to help point you in the right direction of which laminate flooring will be best for rental units! The Best Laminate For Rentals In truth, a rental is ... Read More »

Which Laminate Flooring Edge Type Is Best For Kitchens?

Which Laminate Flooring Edge Type Is Best For Kitchens?

Dear Joe, We’re glad that you have found the perfect flooring for your renovation! You’ve made the hardest decision when it comes to selecting a new laminate flooring. It seems that the final question is which laminate flooring edge type should you choose. Let us explain the differences between these floors and which would be best for your kitchen and first floor installation. ... Read More »

What Are The Best Underlayments for Condos and Apartments

What Are The Best Underlayments for Condos and Apartments

Dear Fred, This is a really important question! For those living in apartments or condos, and have the luxury to be able to renovate them, you will have to abide by the standards set forth by your condo/apartment association or HOA. These guidelines are put in place for you, and your neighbors, comfort and safety. One of these things that is ... Read More »