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Are High Gloss Piano Finish Floors Hard to Maintain?

Are High Gloss Piano Finish Floors Hard to Maintain?

Dear Pam, When it comes to high gloss, piano finish floors, there will always be some maintenance. Although beautiful, the glossy finish can leave you seeing footprints and dust easily. Here are some tips to consider when choosing a high gloss, piano finish floor. Choose Light and Grain Patterns A white high gloss floor will show less dust than a red or black floor ... Read More »

How should I choose laminate flooring underlayment thickness

How should I choose laminate flooring underlayment thickness

Dear John, Great question! Your underlayment sits between the laminate flooring planks and your subfloor. The type you choose has a big impact on the comfort and life of your flooring, so it is important that you make the right choice for your needs. What To Keep In Mind Underlayment provides three core layers of protection, which is important for ... Read More »

What Should I Look For in Laminate Flooring Underlayment?

What Should I Look For in Laminate Flooring Underlayment?

Dear Jon, When it comes to underlayment options, you have a lot to choose from. It’s understandable that things get a little bit overwhelming trying to sort through it all. You want to make the right purchase decision, but where do you start? I’ll help. Does Your Laminate Flooring Have Underlayment Attached Already? The first thing you need to look ... Read More »

Ask Bob and Betsy: Can I Use Laminate Flooring in a Bathroom?

Ask Bob and Betsy: Can I Use Laminate Flooring in a Bathroom?

Dear Ariana, You’re right. There’s no such thing as waterproof laminate flooring. But that does not mean that laminate cannot be installed in rooms where there is some water. The biggest concern with bathrooms is both water and humidity, which can cause buckling or bubbling. For those reasons, we would only recommend installing in a half-bath or powder room that ... Read More »

Ask Bob & Betsy: Is Laminate Flooring Good for Bedrooms?

Ask Bob & Betsy: Is Laminate Flooring Good for Bedrooms?

Dear Samantha, This is an important consideration to make. The flooring you put in your bedroom will have a major impact on the look, feel, and comfort level of the space. Although carpet is often seen in master bedrooms, it is not always the best type of flooring for the space. Here are the top 4 reasons to add laminate ... Read More »

How Thick is Laminate Flooring With Underlayment

How Thick is Laminate Flooring With Underlayment

Dear Stephanie, To know how thick laminate flooring with underlayment is for your home, you need to first decide what type of underlayment you need to buy. Underlayment comes in various sizes and thickness levels. You will determine the level you need based on what type of subfloor you have, what type of vapor barrier you need, and how much ... Read More »

How much does laminate flooring cost to install?

How much does laminate flooring cost to install?

Dear Brianne, One of the top considerations homeowners make when choosing their next type of flooring is the cost. In addition to the cost of materials, you must judge how much it will cost to have a professional come in and install the flooring for you. That is, unless you want to install the flooring yourself. To save money, many ... Read More »

Can I Use Cork Underlayment Under Pre-Attached Underlayment?

Can I Use Cork Underlayment Under Pre-Attached Underlayment?

Dear Holly, Laminate with attached padding (underlayment) can be confusing to many DIY installers. You read articles touting the importance of using underlayment for moisture control, noise reduction, and overall support. It’s natural to wonder what you should do to maximize your floors longevity when the underlayment comes pre-attached. Extra Padding Poses a Risk Most underlayment provides extra padding on ... Read More »

Is Laminate Flooring Good?

Is Laminate Flooring Good?

Dear Josh, At Bestlaminate, we are biased toward laminate flooring because we’ve found it to be the best. Homeowner after homeowner agrees! Still, it is a relatively new type of flooring. Making a change from a type of flooring that you’re used to is always a little bit worrisome. Let’s help put some of those worries to rest. Why Is ... Read More »

Is Laminate Flooring Durable with Pets?

Is Laminate Flooring Durable with Pets?

Dear Adrienne, As a pet owner, you know that it takes a special kind of flooring to withstand all of the potty accidents, tipping over of the water bowls, scratches of the claws, and shedding of the hair. To give your dog a happy home life without ruining your floors, you need a strong material that withstands all of the ... Read More »