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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 »

Can I Use Underlayment Under Vinyl Flooring For Warmth?

Can I Use Underlayment Under Vinyl Flooring For Warmth?

Dear Sylvia, BRRR! Winters in Michigan don’t sound fun! We can understand why you would be concerned with warmth and insulation in any place you can get it. There is some good news and bad news when it comes to underlayment and vinyl flooring. No Thick Underlayment Under Vinyl Flooring Unfortunately, adding insulating underlayment under vinyl flooring will cause the flooring to be ... Read More »

Can I Put Vinyl Tile On Top Of Vinyl Sheet Flooring?

Can I Put Vinyl Tile On Top Of Vinyl Sheet Flooring?

Dear Jack and Carolyn, It’s great that you want to revamp your flooring from old vinyl sheet flooring to vinyl tile plank flooring! Before installing over top of your previous vinyl flooring, you should follow the tips below. Tear It Up! By applying a glue-down vinyl over another vinyl, your are creating a soft substrate for you new floor. Glue-down ... Read More »

What’s The Best Way To Install Engineered Hardwood?

What’s The Best Way To Install Engineered Hardwood?

Dear Ali, The great thing about engineered hardwood is that it can be installed a few ways, depending on the situation! The three recommended ways is floating, gluing, or nail/staple installation. We will help you determine which installation type is right for your installation situation! Preparation Regardless of which installation type you choose, you should always prepare your subfloor and ... Read More »

What’s The Purpose Of The Wooden Wedge For Laminate Installation?

What’s The Purpose Of The Wooden Wedge For Laminate Installation?

Hi May, We’re sorry to hear that you’re having troubles with an installation video! Sounds like the locking system you’re referencing is the G2 or Angle/Angle type of installation. Don’t feel alone though, this type of installation stumps many customers. However, there is hope! Once you understand how to do it, it’s like riding a bike! What Is The Wedge For? ... Read More »

Can You Install Hardwood Flooring Over Ceramic Tile?

Can You Install Hardwood Flooring Over Ceramic Tile?

Dear Bekki, How exciting! You’re going to give your house a whole new look with hardwood floors. Yes, you can install hardwood floors over ceramic tile, but with a few exceptions. Whenever you install hardwood flooring over any type of subfloor, you must ensure that it is completely level. If your ceramic tile has grout lines that give it texture, ... 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 »

Can I install underlayment under laminate with attached padding?

Can I install underlayment under laminate with attached padding?

Dear Craig, Laminate with attached padding (underlayment) can be confusing to many DIY installers. You read articles touting the importance of using underlayment for moisture control, noise reduction, and overall support. It’s natural to wonder what you should do to maximize your floors longevity when the underlayment comes pre-attached. Extra Padding Poses a Risk Most underlayment provides extra padding on ... Read More »

Installing Underlayment With Laminate Flooring on Stairs

Installing Underlayment With Laminate Flooring on Stairs

Dear Elaine, Great question! Underlayment is usually such a crucial part of laminate flooring installations, but when it comes to your staircase, you can leave your underlayment behind. When you install laminate flooring on your stairs, you must glue the planks to the thread and riser. You cannot use the click and lock installation method for this type of install. ... Read More »

Should I Install Laminate Flooring Before or After I Install My Kitchen Cabinets?

Should I Install Laminate Flooring Before or After I Install My Kitchen Cabinets?

Dear Scot, You’re right! With so many pros and cons for both sides, this often feels like a dilemma during kitchen remodels. This is a big project and you want everything to turn out perfectly. There are a few risks with installing your shelving and appliances after your laminate flooring. These include the expansion and contraction risk you referenced, and ... Read More »