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What are pros and cons of vinyl plank flooring?

Pros and Cons of Vinyl Plank Flooring

The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Plank Flooring Vinyl plank flooring is one of the most popular flooring choices for busy households, offices, cafes and more. There are many pros to vinyl flooring, one being it is 100% waterproof, but there are also a few cons you may want to consider depending on your needs. Below is a list of …

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Do I need underlayment to install vinyl plank flooring?

Do I need underlayment to install vinyl plank flooring?

Do I need underlayment to install vinyl plank flooring? This is a question we get daily! It is important to know if you need underlayment or not with a vinyl flooring installation. Unlike laminate flooring, most vinyl floors are designed to lay directly on top of the subfloor. The type of vinyl flooring and type of subfloor you have will determine if …

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How to Calculate Square Footage of a Room

How to calculate square footage of a room

Calculating Square Footage of a Room: Knowing how to calculate the square footage of a room is essential when you are planning to buy new flooring. Figuring out your square footage is quite easy! Use our free square footage calculator to make calculating your square footage even easier. To measure the total square footage of flooring you will need for your …

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Can I Glue Laminate to a Concrete Wall?

Can I Glue Laminate to a Concrete Wall?

If you’ve been keeping up with trends, you have now seen houses with laminate flooring installed on walls! But what if you want this look in a basement and you have to install on a concrete wall? Yes, You Can! You are in luck! You can glue laminate flooring to a concrete wall, but you will need a special adhesive …

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Can I Use Wax On Laminate Flooring?

Can I put wax on laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is not like hardwood flooring. Yes, both are made out of wood, but the maintenance of the two is completely different. Which begs the question if you should use wax on laminate flooring. You Can NOT Use Wax on Laminate Flooring Unlike hardwood, if you use wax on laminate flooring it doesn’t make it shine. Using wax on laminate …

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How Long Should The Flooring Acclimate Prior To Installation?

Should my flooring acclimate

When speaking with your flooring installer, or reading your installation instructions, you may learn that you need to acclimate your flooring before you install your laminate flooring. How Long Do I Acclimate My Flooring? The recommended time for acclimation is 48 to 72 hours. Why is the Time so Long? The reason for this acclimation time is to allow the …

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Can I Use A Steam Mop On Laminate Flooring?

Can I Use A Steam Mop On Laminate Flooring?

We all want to deep clean our floors. It is one of the dirtiest areas in our home! Mud and dirt gets tracked in from shoes and pets, spills and messes can be left unseen and stick, food can get dropped from tables, and so much more. So you may be wondering if you can use a steam mop on …

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Is Laminate Flooring Fade Resistant?

Is laminate flooring fade resistant

As you may know, hardwood flooring can fade overtime with exposure to sunlight. Since laminate flooring is an engineered flooring, you might be wondering if laminate flooring is fade resistant. Yes, Laminate is Fade Resistant! Most laminate flooring is more resistant to fading due to the aluminum oxide coating on the top layer of the laminate. This layer prevents fading …

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Can I Glue Underlayment Down On My SubFloor?

Can I Glue underlayment to the subfloor?

The question of whether you should glue underlayment down to a subfloor may come up if you are installing flooring for the first time. You want to make sure you have a solid foundation for your new flooring. You would think this would extend to your underlayment. Should I Glue Underlayment Down? No, you should not glue down your underlayment. …

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