Laminate Flooring Questions

 

Laminate Flooring Construction

  • Is thicker laminate flooring better?
  • What is laminate flooring composed of?
  • What is an AC rating?
  • Is laminate flooring the same as vinyl?
  • What is the difference between laminate flooring and hardwood flooring?
  • What is the length of laminate flooring?
  • What is the width of laminate flooring?
  • What is the wear layer?
  • What are beveled edges?
  • What are micro-beveled edges?
  • What is squared edged laminate?
  • Does thickness determine durability?
  • With tile laminate flooring, are they planks or individual squares?
  • Do you feel the grout lines on tile laminate flooring?
  • How big are the tile squares in tile laminate flooring?
  • What is single plank laminate flooring?
  • What is tongue and groove?
  • What are the female and male ends of the plank?
  • How does the tongue on laminate flooring not break when installed and walked on?
  • How thick should your laminate flooring be?
  • What is an angle-angle system?
  • How is laminate flooring made?
  • What is 12mm laminate flooring?
  • What is the difference between 6mm, 7mm, and 8mm laminate flooring?

Laminate Flooring Appearance

  • What does wire brushed laminate flooring mean?
  • What does knife laminate flooring mean?
  • What does hand-scraped laminate flooring mean?
  • What styles are laminate flooring offered in?
  • What is a blocked design?
  • What are beveled edges?
  • What does 2-strip plank mean?
  • What does 3-strip plank mean?
  • What are micro-beveled edges?
  • What is squared edged?
  • What is plank design?
  • What is blocked design?
  • Does laminate flooring have a texture?
  • What is straight edge design?
  • What is high gloss (piano) finish?
  • What is the difference in finishes?
  • What color laminate flooring do I use with dark cabinets?
  • What color laminate flooring do I use with light cabinets?

Laminate Flooring Buying Guide

Lamiante Flooring Accessories

  • Why do I need underlayment?
  • What tools do I need to use to install?
  • Can I use a thick or double layer of underlayment?

Laminate Flooring Installation

  • How do I calculate square footage?
  • How much recommended overage of laminate flooring will I need?
  • What tools do I need to use to install?
  • Can I install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring?
  • Can I install laminate flooring over commercial carpeting?
  • How does laminate flooring click together?
  • Can I use laminate flooring under cabinets?
  • Can laminate flooring be used in commercial settings?
  • What is the recommended expansion gap?
  • Where do I start when installing rows?
  • Can I glue laminate flooring down?
  • Can I nail laminate flooring down?
  • Can I glue the planks together?
  • Can I put laminate flooring on stairs?
  • Can I use laminate flooring on walls?
  • Special installation for bathrooms?
  • Special installation for kitchens?
  • How do I make the joints more waterproof?
  • Why is there different square footage per box?
  • What is angle-angle installation?
  • Are there installation videos?
  • Can you tap this laminate?
  • What can happen without the proper expansion gap?
  • How can I replace a damaged plank in the middle of the room?
  • What is the best saw used for cutting laminate flooring?
  • How does the tongue on laminate flooring not break when installed and walked on?
  • What are the female and male ends of the plank?
  • Can I put laminate flooring on top of a radiant heated floor?
  • Can I install laminate flooring over an existing tile or linoleum floor?
  • How do I determine the direction in which to install my laminate flooring?
  • How do laminate flooring panels lock together?
  • What is recommended for uneven subfloor?
  • What plank size is ideal for certain room size?

Laminate Flooring Maintenace

  • Can I use a steam mop on laminate flooring?
  • Can I use wax on laminate flooring?
  • What do I clean my laminate flooring with?
  • How do I prevent laminate flooring from scratching?
  • Is laminate stain resistant?
  • Is laminate flooring fade resistant?
  • Is laminate flooring scratch resistant?
  • Is laminate flooring wear resistant?
  • Is laminate flooring water resistant?
  • How do I clean laminate flooring?
  • I have tar on my laminate flooring; what do I use to take it off?
  • The shine on my laminate flooring has dulled, what can I do to bring it back?
  • Can I use a sealant on the laminate flooring to make it waterproof?
  • Can I stain laminate flooring?
  • Can I repair scratches on laminate flooring?
  • Which laminate flooring is good with pets?
  • How does one dispose of laminate flooring? Can laminate flooring be recycled or burnt