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When Laminate Flooring Makes a Good Wood Floor Alternative

When Laminate Flooring Makes a Good Wood Floor Alternative

There’s something homey about the look of a hardwood floor. The colors, natural beauty, and rich texture make this flooring material one of the most popular – at least that was the case until recently. Now, more homeowners are looking for a hardwood floor alternative. The cost, delicate nature of wood floors, and high maintenance all make this traditional flooring ... Read More »

Can I Install Laminate Flooring Over Tile or Linoleum Flooring?

Can I Install Laminate Flooring Over Tile or Linoleum Flooring?

Laminate flooring planks can be installed over almost any surface, as long as its level and in good condition. This means you can indeed install laminate flooring over tile or linoleum flooring. Before installing, however, make sure to take a few things into consideration. Is Your Subfloor Is In Good Condition? If your linoleum floor is starting to peel, or ... Read More »

Can I nail laminate flooring down to the subfloor?

Can I nail laminate flooring down to the subfloor?

Since laminate flooring looks so much like hardwood flooring, you may wonder if the installation process is to nail laminate flooring down to the subfloor. Since laminate flooring is a floating floor, it is not meant to be attached to the subfloor by nails or glue.  The floor needs to be able to expand and contract with temperature changes and ... Read More »

How do I Choose the Color of Laminate Flooring?

How do I Choose the Color of Laminate Flooring?

Dear Rebecca, Choosing your floor coloring is a big decision. Unlike paint, once you choose your floor coloring, it’s harder to change over time. For this reason, we encourage you to start planning your room décor by choosing the floor coloring first. Here are a few questions to ask while choosing the right flooring for your home. What is the ... Read More »

Can I put laminate flooring on top of a radiant heated floor?

Can I put laminate flooring on top of a radiant heated floor?

If you’ve installed radiant heating in your home, you may wonder what type of floor can be installed over it. Laminate flooring on top of a radiant heated floor is the perfect solution. As long as proper precautions are taken, it is perfectly fine to install laminate over a radiant heated floor. Proper Installation In order to make this installation successful ... Read More »

What Is Pergo Laminate Flooring?

What Is Pergo Laminate Flooring?

Dear Samantha, Pergo has a fascinating spot in the laminate flooring industry. In fact, Pergo is the company that invented laminate floors! Starting back as early as 1881, a Swedish company began refining beach wood using a special process. This process quickly caught on and in 1923, Perstorp Industrial Group used the laminate materials created by the Swedish company Stensmoella ... Read More »

What is the Best Saw for Cutting Laminate Flooring?

What is the Best Saw for Cutting Laminate Flooring?

There are a couple things to consider when deciding what is the best saw for cutting laminate flooring. Laminate flooring, because of its durability, is a very hard material. While any type of saw (table, circular, jigsaw, etc.) can be used to cut planks, the type of blade used can make a huge difference. 1. Teeth of the Blade The first ... Read More »

What size expansion gap should be left when installing laminate flooring?

What size expansion gap should be left when installing laminate flooring?

An expansion gap is essential when it comes to laminate flooring installation. The recommended expansion gap is a minimum of ¼ inch. Expert installers say that the larger the space, the larger the expansion gap should be, as the floor needs more space to expand and contract with temperature. Since laminate flooring is a floating floor, it is not attached to ... Read More »

How does laminate flooring click together?

How does laminate flooring click together?

We are often asked, “How does laminate flooring click together?” It’s surprisingly simple really. Laminate flooring clicks together with a tongue and groove locking system. Planks interlock among one another to create a seamless, natural wood look. Laminate flooring is known to be a floating floor. When the planks click together, they form one flat and seamless surface. This entire ... 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 »