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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 »

Is laminate flooring the same as vinyl flooring?

Is laminate flooring the same as vinyl flooring?

Is laminate flooring the same as vinyl flooring? We get this question asked a lot. It is easy to get confused between laminate flooring and vinyl plank flooring, since they look so similar. Laminate flooring and vinyl flooring are two entirely different products! Although they have a lot in common, including very similar looks, they share some major differences. Vinyl ... Read More »

What Does an AC Rating Mean?

What Does an AC Rating Mean?

Dear Joshua, The flooring you choose for your home is an important decision. You want something that’s affordable, but more importantly, you want something that will last for the long haul and stay looking great for years to come. The AC rating helps with that. What Does an AC Rating Mean? The European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) created standards for ... Read More »

What is Laminate Wood Flooring?

What is Laminate Wood Flooring?

What is laminate wood flooring? Laminate flooring is a hard flooring surface that resembles the look of authentic hardwood floors. Laminate floors are engineered with a wooden fiber core and topped with other materials to increase durability and wear protection. The Different Looks Of Laminate Over the course of time, laminate flooring companies have brought in the look of ceramic ... Read More »

Do I Need High Pressure Laminate Flooring?

Do I Need High Pressure Laminate Flooring?

Dear Joel, Laminate flooring is considered one of the most durable types of flooring you can find. Because of its durability, it is often used in high traffic areas, on furniture, and more. With laminate’s stunning decorative look combined with strong performance, you can be sure you’re getting a strong flooring for your new home office. What Is High Pressure ... Read More »

When will I need to use a moisture barrier when installing laminate flooring?

When will I need to use a moisture barrier when installing laminate flooring?

All laminate flooring requires an underlayment to allow the floor to float and give the locking system its strength. Sometimes the underlayment is already attached for you, but you may hear the term moisture or vapor barrier when installing laminate flooring. You may be wondering if you will need to use a moisture barrier. Depending on your subfloor and project, you ... Read More »

What is the Best Laminate Flooring for a Kitchen?

What is the Best Laminate Flooring for a Kitchen?

Dear Jennifer, Congratulations on your home remodel! Laminate flooring in your kitchen is a great choice, but there are special considerations you should consider when purchasing laminate flooring for a kitchen! The Best Laminate Flooring For A Kitchen Keep in mind, laminate flooring is not waterproof. There are special laminates that have properties that can help with kitchen accidents. When deciding ... Read More »

What is Click Vinyl Plank Flooring?

What is Click Vinyl Plank Flooring?

Click vinyl plank flooring is an engineered, floating vinyl floor. This means that click vinyl plank flooring will work in many areas of your home. Mudrooms, bathrooms, and entry ways are no longer off limits when it comes to getting a beautiful wood-look in those areas of your home. Vinyl plank flooring can be installed in those so called “wet” areas ... Read More »

What’s the Difference Between Laminate and Linoleum Flooring?

What’s the Difference Between Laminate and Linoleum Flooring?

Dear Sam, As a homeowner, you have a lot of choices in flooring – so many in fact that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by it all. Both laminate and linoleum are popular types of flooring by homeowners wanting to make an affordable, yet good looking update to the home. Knowing the differences between laminate and linoleum can help you ... Read More »

Do I Have To Worry About Formaldehyde In Engineered Hardwoods?

Do I Have To Worry About Formaldehyde In Engineered Hardwoods?

Dear Elisia, While you don’t have to necessarily worry about formaldehyde in your engineered hardwood, you should be aware that there is formaldehyde in your engineered hardwood. We know that formaldehyde in your flooring can sound really scary, but unless the levels are above what the California Air Resource Board determined is safe, you have nothing to worry about. You can easily tell ... Read More »