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Do I Have To Worry About Formaldehyde In Engineered Hardwoods?

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Dear Elisia, While you don’t have to necessarily worry about formaldehyde in your engineered hardwood, you should be aware that there is formaldehyde in your engineered hardwood. We know that formaldehyde in your flooring can sound really scary, but unless the levels are above what the California Air Resource Board determined is safe, you have nothing to worry about. You can easily tell …

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What’s The Best Way To Install Engineered Hardwood?

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Dear Ali, The great thing about engineered hardwood is that it can be installed a few ways, depending on the situation! The three recommended ways is floating, gluing, or nail/staple installation. We will help you determine which installation type is right for your installation situation! Preparation Regardless of which installation type you choose, you should always prepare your subfloor and …

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I Live In Florida And I Want Hardwood Floors. Recommendations?

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Dear James, We’re really glad you came to us with this question! Since you live in Florida, you know the climate and the humidity can fluctuate drastically. Choosing the correct hardwood flooring type is essential to having a beautiful flooring that will last! Choose Engineered Hardwood Due to temperature fluctuations, we would recommend an engineered hardwood due to the stability and …

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Hardwood 101

Here at Bestlaminate, we want to provide you with all of the hardwood flooring information you need. Learn everything about hardwood flooring whether it’s from the way it’s made to the basics of the installation process. Anything you need, you will find it right here with Bestlaminate, your source for the best information about hardwood flooring. You can easily learn the basics below. Learn the …

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Do Hardwood Floors Need Moisture Barrier?

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Dear Susan, You’re right. Moisture can do serious damage to hardwood flooring if you’re not careful. If you were to install your flooring below grade, we’d caution you heavily against it. However, on grade installations can be safe as long as you’re confident that the moisture levels won’t damage your floors. Moisture barriers protect your flooring from below. You are …

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Can You Install Hardwood Flooring Over Ceramic Tile?

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Dear Bekki, How exciting! You’re going to give your house a whole new look with hardwood floors. Yes, you can install hardwood floors over ceramic tile, but with a few exceptions. Whenever you install hardwood flooring over any type of subfloor, you must ensure that it is completely level. If your ceramic tile has grout lines that give it texture, …

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What Are Some of the Dangers of Hardwood Floors and Moisture?

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Dear Sandy, Your sister is right. Moisture poses a huge threat to hardwood floors. Basements are especially prone to damage from water seeping through the subfloor or high humidity levels. Here’s why: Hardwood is moisture loving. If there is extra moisture on the floor or in the air, in the form of humidity, hardwood flooring will do it’s best to …

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Can I Float Hardwood Floors?

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Dear Cameron, Great question! You’re right that floating floors is one of the easiest ways to install new flooring. However, not all floors can be floated. Hardwood is one of those floors. With hardwood floors, you can either install them using nails, staples, or glue. They cannot be floated above a subfloor. The only exception to this rule is engineered …

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Laminate Flooring vs Hardwood. The Choice In Flooring Is Yours!

Laminate flooring is one of the simplest ways to give your home a “wow” factor! Chances are, along the way, you contemplated; “What about hardwood, in place of laminate?” The age old debate arises, laminate flooring vs hardwood. If you are considering hardwood, you must realize that hardwood is a natural product. You will see “dings,” you will notice movement within …

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Flooring 101

Here at Bestlaminate, we provide you with all of the flooring information you need. Learn everything about the different types of flooring, whether it’s vinyl, hardwood, or laminate on Flooring 101! Anything you need, you will find it right here with Bestlaminate, your source for the best information about all types of flooring. Learn the Basics [/raw] Compare and Contrast Deciding …

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