We know there are many questions when it comes to ordering and buying new flooring, especially through an online retailer. We talk with customers daily and have compiled the top 6 frequently asked questions about laminate flooring focused on ordering.
1. I am looking at using laminate at my front entryway. Would there be any problems with front door traffic or moisture? Do any laminate floors hold up better then others?
Laminates are not waterproof, so if there is a significant amount of moisture that will be entering the home, laminate might not be a good idea. Vinyl plank flooring is an outstanding option for areas with moisture risk as they are 100% water proof. If you’re set on a laminate, look for products with wax edges or a moisture resistant core. It is also recommended to seal the joints with a water proof sealant to prevent any water damage. The Alloc Commercial line is very durable option, boasting one of the strongest locking systems and durability measurements for laminate flooring.
2. Is laminate flooring scratch proof?
Laminate is scratch resistant, but not scratch proof. It has a protective top coat that’s made with aluminum oxide to shield against everyday wear and tear. It is a better flooring option than hardwood floors for a home with children or pets because of this top coat. Look for floors with a durability rating ranging from AC3 to AC6 for the best protection laminate flooring can offer.
3. What is handscraped laminate flooring and what is a beveled edge?
Handscraped laminate flooring is laminate flooring that has been purposefully ridged and molded to look and feel like natural wood floors. A beveled edge is an edge on laminate flooring that has a noticeable groove to create a distinct line in between planks. The laminate flooring below is a handscraped, beveled edge floor.
4. How would you rate the 8mm compared to the 12mm laminate?
The thickness of laminate flooring does not have anything to do with the durability. Durability of laminate flooring is measured with the AC rating. 8mm laminate flooring will be thinner than the 12mm laminate, but not necessarily less durable. The thicker the flooring, the more sturdy it will be. It is recommended to install thicker flooring on subfloors that are not as sturdy as cement, such as a creaking wood subfloor, to give your flooring more support. If you are installing on cement, the thickness of your laminate flooring will make no difference.
5. How is your product shipped and what are shipping costs?
Depending on the size of your order, we would ship via UPS or a large freight carrier. We offer a flat rate shipping policy that is $97 or $177, depending on your location from our warehouse. Learn more about our shipping practices on our website’s shipping page or by viewing our video below.
6. Do you guarantee your product against damage during shipping?
If there is shipping damage, we take care of filing claims with the carrier and replacing damaged merchandise. All damage needs to be noted on the delivery receipt at the time of delivery. Learn more by visiting our receiving shipments page or by viewing the video below.
Have more questions about ordering from us at Bestlaminate? Write it in the comments below, chat with us on our website, or call us at 1-800-520-0961!
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