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Hi Debbie, thanks for reaching out. It is hard to say exactly what is going on without seeing the flooring first hand, but it sounds like your flooring may be buckling at the joints. Laminate flooring is a floating floor, and it contracts and expands with temperature changes. It is possible that your installer did not leave an expansion gap around the perimeter of your room, and the planks do not have enough space to expand. You can send photos to [email protected] and we can try to help you diagnose the issue further and find a solution.
I had laminate wood flooring installed over a cement slab in my home 4 years ago. I have not had any problems until recently. I noticed in my home office in front of my desk where two short ends of the planks come together, that they are beginning to curl up, my shoe hooked on it and when I tap on it, it sounds like air underneath. I have a desk chair with casters, would that be making it start to come apart? Will it make the laminate peel off? I was thinking about getting a chair mat to cover that area and the area rolled on. Do you think putting a plastic mat over the laminate, which is over a concrete slab would prevent moisture from escaping and cause more problems? Before you ask, it was a professional that installed my floor and they installed it with underlayment. Suggestions on what is happening with the floor and if the mat would help or make things worse. Thank you for your time and your informative blog.
Hi Steve, thanks for reaching out. We have Bruce Legacy Manor Fall Canyon BRUEHM5201A Engineered Hardwood Flooring, is this what you have in mind? You can view all the details and order a free sample here: https://www.bestlaminate.com/bruce-legacy-manor-fall-canyon-bruehm5201a-engineered-hardwood-flooring-3-8-x-5/
Looking for Bruce 5 inch canyon
Hi Emanuel, thanks for the question. You should not use a laminate underlayment with LVT. It adds too much cushion and can compromise the joint integrity. You can look into LVT specific underlayments that are 1.5mm or less. We have a few options here you could use: https://www.bestlaminate.com/bestlaminate-pro-line-premium-lvt-underlayment-15mm-100sf/ and https://www.bestlaminate.com/floor-muffler-lvt-ultraseal-1mm-underlayment/
I have purchased LVP click n lock. 5.75in x35.75in x3.2mm and it’s going over concrete floor. Is it ok if I use pergo 3mm underlayment or should I use something smaller? Its replacing carpet In my house if that helps. Thank you
Hi Erin, we do not sell DuPont products, but we do have molding matches by Versatrim for most decors. I only had a small picture to go off of, but close match floors use the Versatrim Pecan molding. You can find it here: https://www.bestlaminate.com/quarter-round-molding-versatrim-pecan-2478/
Hi I looking for. Product by DuPont called real ltouch elite pine laminate flooring fastrim. I just need the baseboard that comes with it. Any chance you have any? Thanks
Hi Leo, thank you for reaching you. You can mail a sample to the address below and we will be happy to find the closest match for you! We do not carry Pergo products, however we can match up the color and sample size to our current selection. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
Bestlaminate Sample Department
3900 Ben Hur Avenue Suite #10
Willoughby, OH 44094
1) Where do I send a sample for you to match?
2) will you have 4 7/8 by 48?
I think I have pergo with backing already attached.
It for an adjacent room but I want it as close to kitchen as possible, especially size!
Hi Nathan, thanks for the question! Do you have a particular color or style in mind? Any laminate with an AC4 or above will be able to withstand commercial traffic. I would recommend checking out our Kronoswiss brand floors, as there are several that are 8mm and AC4 rated. You could also do a WPC vinyl, that is a little less thick, but is durable and waterproof. Here are two brand options: Anchor; Feather Lodge, COREtec. Let us know if you have any additional questions!
re: “if you are working with sturdy low pile carpeting, you can install laminate on top of it. Think of carpet you would see in most hotel rooms, bus and airplane aisle ways, and other commercial spaces. As long as it is flat and in good condition, your laminate will install well on top. No underlayment is needed in this type of installation. Be sure that the carpeting is less than ¼ inch high. If a carpet pile is too high, there may not be enough stability to float your floors. Think of the plush carpet found in most residential homes in bedrooms and living rooms. These carpets should never have laminate flooring installed on top of them.”
ok,so if installing on flat thin well adhered carpet,what products might you recommend for light institutional use with decent wear layer but not too thick because transition from area carpeted now to be replaced,waiting room and multiple hallways,has flat transition to vinlyl flooring rooms now,would like to avoid big trip-able transition bar or whatever. thanks great website prices fair specs boldly shown
Hi Brenda – Unfortunately, we do not carry this flooring. If you would like to find something similar, you can choose up to 5 free samples at Bestlaminate view the floors for yourself before you purchase.
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Hey looking for Mohawk sunbury hickory laminate flooring?
Hi Pam! Thanks for the question. With vinyl flooring, you do not need to worry about the same air concerns brought up by laminate flooring. Vinyl is it’s own category of flooring material. For your application, we would recommend checking out a COREtec floor that has limited expansion/contracting in temperature changes. Each COREtec floor has be Green Guard certified by UL for air quality and emissions. You can find the COREtec floors here: https://www.bestlaminate.com/search-by-brand/coretec/. Each floor has a link to their Green Guard certificate as well. Let us know if you have any other questions!
I’m concerned about off gassing, VOC, formaldehyde and phthalates. do you have vinyl flooring that is safer? I’m considering installing in a florida room with No AC so it can get really hot in the room in the summer. (I’m originally from Cleveland!)