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Do I need underlayment to install vinyl plank flooring?

Do I need underlayment to install vinyl plank flooring?

When installing new flooring, it is important to know if you need underlayment.  Unlike laminate flooring, most vinyl floors are designed to lay right on the subfloor. But there are a few exceptions to the rule, but with all flooring installations, there are a few things that are required no matter what floor you install. Before you install vinyl floors, always make ... 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 »

Why Is My Floor Bubbling?

Why Is My Floor Bubbling?

We’ve recently been getting a lot of questions about floor bubbling. The questions range from what causes it, to how to fix it. We’re here to help you prevent and fix floor bubbles and buckling with this article! Moisture and Laminate Flooring: The Basics The wood materials in the laminate flooring expand and contract with moisture. Humidity is one of the ways 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 »

Can I install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring?

Can I install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring?

Many homeowners ask whether or not they can install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring. The short answer is yes, you can install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring. However, there are special things to consider. How To Do It Right Laminate flooring can be installed over vinyl as long as: The vinyl is level The vinyl is in good condition The vinyl ... 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 »

Laminate Flooring Installation: Frequently Asked Questions

Laminate Flooring Installation: Frequently Asked Questions

Laminate flooring installation is a great project for DIY homeowners! But don’t fret if you find yourself having questions, it’s only natural! Here’s a list of 10 frequently asked questions right from our customers. 1. Can laminate flooring be installed on steps? Yes, laminate floor can be installed on steps. The planks should be glued with regular wood glue with ... 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 »