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How to Dispose of Laminate Flooring

How to Dispose of Laminate Flooring

Dear Chuck, Congratulations on your new floors! We’ve found that there’s always a huge sense of accomplishment after finishing up a flooring project. The last step – disposing of the mess – isn’t something you have to worry about. Laminate flooring is made of 80% wood. That means that much of it can be recycled. Before you start filling your ... Read More »

The STILE House: Choosing Cost-Effective, Eco-Friendly and Durable Flooring

The STILE House: Choosing Cost-Effective, Eco-Friendly and Durable Flooring

Just like anyone else shopping for flooring, the WVU-UTV team had a variety of needs that the flooring needed to meet for the Solar Decathlon Competition. The hard part? There were more than 10 people weighing in on the final decision! Oh, and the home is being built in WVU, torn down, shipped to California and then re-built. Talk about a unique situation! ... Read More »

10 Best Beach Inspired Floors We Love

10 Best Beach Inspired Floors We Love

When you step into a house on the beach, you immediately know you’re in a whole different world. The rooms are open and airy, the furniture is casual and functional, and the colors are light and whimsical. Everything from the ceiling fans to the flooring is designed to match this single theme. What Defines a “Coastal” Floor? White or whitewashed floors ... Read More »

Where Can I Find Emissions and Safety Certificates for Laminate Flooring?

Where Can I Find Emissions and Safety Certificates for Laminate Flooring?

Dear Susan, The news stories are certainly frightening, but you’re right – most laminate flooring is very safe. In fact, laminate flooring is one of the safest types of flooring you can install in your home. You’re smart to want to review the emissions and safety certificates before you make a purchase. This is the best way to be 100% ... Read More »

Is Laminate Flooring Safe for My Family?

Is Laminate Flooring Safe for My Family?

Dear Michelle, When you see the recent headlines that have made their way into the news, it’s normal to feel worried. Formaldehyde emissions aren’t something you can see or smell, yet when they’re strong, they’re dangerous to your health. In spite of the headlines, we want to assure you that the vast majority of laminate flooring is safe! Laminate flooring ... Read More »

What is E1 in European Emissions Standards?

What is E1 in European Emissions Standards?

Dear Staci, Much attention has fallen on where and how laminate flooring is made, and rightfully so. With Lumber Liquidators pulling several laminate floors from their stock due to uncovered safety risks, many consumers worry about how this popular flooring is made. Flooring made in China, in particular, seems to be the culprit, with manufacturing standards not being completely followed. ... Read More »

Is Laminate the Same as Engineered Wood?

Is Laminate the Same as Engineered Wood?

Dear Diane, There are so many ways that flooring is manufactured. Keeping up with it all is not easy. Laminate and engineered wood floors are both very popular alternatives to hardwood floor, but they are not created equal. Although they are made from similar materials, they have key differences that make one option better than the other depending on where ... Read More »

Where is Laminate Flooring Made?

Where is Laminate Flooring Made?

Dear Pamela, Lumber Liquidators has certainly had their fair share of change ups since pulling the Chinese made laminate products from their shelves. Although they had originally reassured customers that the product was safe, something must have sparked the company to pull the products. It’s normal for the headlines to stir up feelings of fear and worry. The flooring you ... Read More »

What is the Best Laminate Floor for a Beach House

What is the Best Laminate Floor for a Beach House

Dear Hilary, Great question! Finding the best laminate floor for a beach house isn’t always easy. You’re smart to be conscientious of water from the canal. As you know, laminate is not completely waterproof. Still, the right products are durable enough to stand up to the occasional spill or tracking in of water. It shouldn’t stand in your way of purchasing ... Read More »

Is Laminate Flooring Similar to Linoleum?

Is Laminate Flooring Similar to Linoleum?

Dear Marie, Great question! Many people wonder about the differences between laminate and linoleum. More importantly, homeowners like you want to know what’ll look better and last longer in their home. To help you decide what’s best for your house, here’s a breakdown of a few core features of both. Price Both types of flooring are inexpensive compared to hardwood ... Read More »