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Why Laminate Flooring Is A Perfect Home Renovation Option

Why Laminate Flooring Is A Perfect Home Renovation Option

Today’s economy has homeowners looking for ways to improve the value and comfort of their homes without spending more than they can afford. Home renovations, traditionally, are invasive, expensive, and highly stressful. One of the most common renovation projects is painting the walls of a room, since it provides a big improvement in a relatively short period of time. However, ... Read More »

What can happen to laminate flooring without the proper expansion gap?

What can happen to laminate flooring without the proper expansion gap?

Are you installing laminate flooring soon? Then you should know you need to leave an expansion gap around the perimeter of your room, right? Because you know that things like this picture below can happen. This is called buckling and this is the most common thing that happens when you don’t leave the proper expansion gap. What is Buckling? Buckling occurs when laminate flooring ... Read More »

How to Keep Your Laminate Floors Clean This Holiday Season

How to Keep Your Laminate Floors Clean This Holiday Season

This time of year, it seems like keeping your house clean is impossible. Kids track mud and dirt into your house after playing in the snow. Guests bring in salt into your home from the sidewalks. Your crafts, gift-wrapping, and decorations leave glitter, glue, and tape on the floors. You could keep sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping your way to cleaner ... Read More »

DIY Christmas Gifts Made With Wood

DIY Christmas Gifts Made With Wood

Wood decor and rustic projects are some of the top trends in design this year. If predictions hold true, they’ll continue to be enormously popular for years to come. That’s because wood offers a traditional and timeless look. It’s classic and classy. As you start to look at DIY Christmas gift tutorials, consider gifts that offer long-term decor. The first step ... Read More »

Last Minute Tips for Protecting Laminate Floors During Thanksgiving Dinner

Last Minute Tips for Protecting Laminate Floors During Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is almost here! It’s every food-lovers favorite holiday. Unfortunately, it’s also the day when pots get dropped, wine gets spilled, and food gets tossed around the dining room. As you gather around your table to give thanks for the food before you and the family beside you, don’t forget to take care of the floor below you. Although durable, ... Read More »

Insane Before and After House Flip in Ohio

Insane Before and After House Flip in Ohio

Our friends Michael and Doris from the Wright Group Real Estate are local Cleveland real estate agents, house flippers and loyal Bestlaminate customers. After seeing these photos, we HAD to share this make-over. Trust us when we say this is one insane before and after house flip. Before –  Scary Curb Appeal  This is the before with a new door. Notice the old windows ... Read More »

Can Laminate Support the Weight of a Piano?

Can Laminate Support the Weight of a Piano?

Our customers have a wide range of talents, including many pianists! Due to the weight of pianos, we often get asked “Can laminate support the weight of a piano”? It certainly can, but there’s a few things to keep in mind: 1. Durability and Stability A thicker flooring with a higher AC rating will be your best bet when choosing a laminate ... Read More »

When Do I Need to Use a Transition Molding?

When Do I Need to Use a Transition Molding?

Dear Randy, This is a great question. The need for a transition piece can be confusing in rooms with unique sizes and shapes. As a rule, we recommend using transitional molding in any room that is larger than 30 feet in width without any obstructions. Without this, the stability and strength of your floors are in jeopardy. You are installing a ... 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 »

The Pros and Cons of Engineered Hardwood and Laminate

The Pros and Cons of Engineered Hardwood and Laminate

Dear Sandy, You’re making one of the toughest flooring choices homeowners have to make today – deciding between engineered hardwood and laminate flooring. Engineered hardwood is nice because it has a top layer of real hardwood flooring without the intensive maintenance and tricky care. Laminate is also ideal because it’s so durable and still offers the same aesthetic look as ... Read More »