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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 »

Installing Laminate Flooring in an Enclosed Porch

Installing Laminate Flooring in an Enclosed Porch

Dear Lauren, Congratulations on your new addition! It sounds like you’ll have a great retreat to go enjoy your backyard or views. Enclosed patios are a unique type of room. It sounds like you have some of the most common challenges that go along with these rooms, including climate control concerns and consistent UV rays. Let’s take a closer look ... Read More »

What is the Most Durable Hardwood Flooring Out There?

What is the Most Durable Hardwood Flooring Out There?

Dear Barbara, Hardwood is one of the strongest, most durable materials available. Even so, there are some types of wood that are softer than others. This type of wood is more prone to damage from foot traffic. High heels, pet nails, and other sharp edges can leave unsightly dents or scratches. To help maintain the looks of your hardwood floors, ... Read More »

Is 7mm or 8mm Laminate Flooring More Durable?

Is 7mm or 8mm Laminate Flooring More Durable?

Dear Letricia, The thickness of your flooring describes how “tall” the flooring is with all four of its core layers: The base layer The wood The decorative layer The protective layer The difference between 7mm and 8mm laminate flooring is very slight but it can make a difference depending on where your flooring is used. Usually for higher traffic areas, ... Read More »

What is a Laminate Flooring AC Rating?

What is a Laminate Flooring AC Rating?

Dear Megan, Before you buy something as long lasting as flooring, the manufacturers want to be sure they send you something that’ll last. To do this, they run each type of flooring through a series of vigorous tests. When they’re finished, they determine how durable each plank is and assign an AC rating based on those results. When shopping for ... Read More »

What is 12mm laminate flooring?

What is 12mm laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is available in various thicknesses ranging from 6mm to 12mm. 12mm laminate flooring is exactly what it sounds like. It is 12 millimeter thick laminate flooring and is one of the thickest available laminate options. 12mm is equal to about 0.47in, just shy of half an inch. Why Use 12mm Laminate Flooring? As one of the thickest options, 12mm laminate ... Read More »

AC Rating For Laminate Flooring

AC Rating For Laminate Flooring

What is AC Rating? When buying laminate flooring, it is important to be familiar with all of the features. The AC rating is the universal measurement for determining how durable a flooring is in the laminate flooring world. The AC rating for laminate flooring was created by the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF®). The abrasion rating system is a guidance tool ... Read More »

Cheap Laminate Flooring – The Truth Behind The Price!

Cheap Laminate Flooring – The Truth Behind The Price!

When buying a new floor or doing home remodeling, all that matters today is how cheap can you do the renovations? You may find cheap laminate flooring on the market, but the question is are you buying a good quality product?  You don’t have to sacrifice the quality of laminate flooring just because you have a tight budget. However it is in your best ... Read More »