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How much does laminate flooring cost to install?

How much does laminate flooring cost to install?

Dear Brianne, One of the top considerations homeowners make when choosing their next type of flooring is the cost. In addition to the cost of materials, you must judge how much it will cost to have a professional come in and install the flooring for you. That is, unless you want to install the flooring yourself. To save money, many ... Read More »

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 Cork Underlayment Under Pre-Attached Underlayment?

Can I Use Cork Underlayment Under Pre-Attached Underlayment?

Dear Holly, 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 »

Why do I need underlayment for laminate flooring installation?

Why do I need underlayment for laminate flooring installation?

Underlayment for laminate flooring is a must. Since laminate is a floating floor, it must be evenly distributed across your subfloor. Underlayment is what allows the floor to float, gives it stability, support, noise reduction, and supports the locking systems in between planks to assure the sturdiest flooring project. There are a number of different underlayment options and selecting the ... Read More »

Is Laminate Flooring Good?

Is Laminate Flooring Good?

Dear Josh, At Bestlaminate, we are biased toward laminate flooring because we’ve found it to be the best. Homeowner after homeowner agrees! Still, it is a relatively new type of flooring. Making a change from a type of flooring that you’re used to is always a little bit worrisome. Let’s help put some of those worries to rest. Why Is ... Read More »

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 »