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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 »

The Difference Between 5G and Megaloc Locking Systems

The Difference Between 5G and Megaloc Locking Systems

Dear Tim, This is a really great question! It’s important to know the difference between 5G and Megaloc locking systems, so you can educate yourself on how to install your floor properly. Let’s take a look both locking systems separately and then we can make a comparison! 5G Valinge Locking System The 5G locking system is commonly found on flooring brands such ... Read More »

Can I Store Hardwood Flooring in a Garage?

Can I Store Hardwood Flooring in a Garage?

Dear Meredith, How exciting! Getting new flooring can change the look of your home. We’re excited for you! It sounds like you made a smart choice in purchasing a little bit of extra material just in case something goes wrong during the installation. Having extra hardwood flooring on hand is a good idea so that no wrong cut or measurement ... Read More »

Do Hardwood Floors Need Moisture Barrier?

Do Hardwood Floors Need Moisture Barrier?

Dear Susan, You’re right. Moisture can do serious damage to hardwood flooring if you’re not careful. If you were to install your flooring below grade, we’d caution you heavily against it. However, on grade installations can be safe as long as you’re confident that the moisture levels won’t damage your floors. Moisture barriers protect your flooring from below. You are ... Read More »

Does Hardwood Flooring Go Under Cabinets?

Does Hardwood Flooring Go Under Cabinets?

Dear Elvia, Your new house sounds exciting! Putting hardwood floors in your kitchen will look luxurious. Great choice. When building your kitchen, we almost always recommend installing your flooring before adding any cabinetry or appliances. The only times when we might recommend installing cabinetry first is when you are installing the floor and cabinets at separate times with long intervals ... Read More »