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Can I Stain Laminate Flooring?

Home owners often wonder if they can stain laminate flooring. Unlike hardwood, laminate flooring cannot be stained. While laminate flooring looks a lot like hardwood, you must keep in mind the way it’s made is much different. Why Can’t Laminate Be Stained? Laminate flooring cannot be stained as it has an aluminum oxide coating on the top of the laminate. This coating …

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What is Angle-Angle Laminate Installation?

Angle-angle laminate installation is one of the most easy and DIY friendly installation methods available. When purchasing a laminate floor, be sure to pay close attention to the type of installation mentioned by the manufacturer. Using the wrong tools or improper installation technique can damage your new floors! Do I Install Angle-Angle Like Other Laminate Floors? Yes and no. Angle-angle installation works with …

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Can I use laminate flooring sealant to make it waterproof?

Laminate flooring is typically not waterproof. Although many floors have moisture protective cores and surfaces, it is not 100% waterproof. When planning an installation in kitchens, foyers and laundry rooms, many people ask, can I use laminate flooring sealant to make it waterproof? What You Should NOT Do Laminate flooring has an aluminum oxide surface that should never be tampered …

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How to make laminate flooring joints more waterproof

Many homeowners wonder how to make laminate flooring joints more waterproof. Typically, laminate flooring is not meant to be glued – however, in applications with high risk of moisture exposure, it is okay to glue the joins. A good quality laminate glue and silicone caulk can help seal your laminate to help make it more resistant to moisture. How To Do …

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Is there a special way to install laminate flooring in the kitchen?

Installing laminate flooring in kitchens is very common, however, there are a few tricks and tips if you should know if you want to get it done right. There are certain precautions that must be taken when installing in a kitchen. As long as you follow the precautions below, you should have a beautiful floor that will last for years! Use …

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Is there a special installation process for laminate flooring in bathrooms?

How to install laminate flooring in bathrooms is a common dilemma for homeowners. Provided you take certain precautions, laminate flooring can be used and will look great in bathrooms. As long as you follow the precautions below, you should have a beautiful floor that will last for years! Use A Square Edge Design In general, it is recommended that a square edge …

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Can I install laminate flooring on stairs?

When it comes to doing a flooring installation, most people are stumped when it comes to whether or not they can install laminate flooring on stairs. With the right tools and moldings, you absolutely can install laminate flooring on stairs! The Basics to Stair Installation Begin your stair installation by clearing your stairs of all loose debris and obstructions. Remove …

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Can I nail laminate flooring down to the subfloor?

Since laminate flooring looks so much like hardwood flooring, you may wonder if the installation process is to nail laminate flooring down to the subfloor. Since laminate flooring is a floating floor, it is not meant to be attached to the subfloor by nails or glue.  The floor needs to be able to expand and contract with temperature changes and …

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Can I put laminate flooring on top of a radiant heated floor?

If you’ve installed radiant heating in your home, you may wonder what type of floor can be installed over it. Laminate flooring on top of a radiant heated floor is the perfect solution. As long as proper precautions are taken, it is perfectly fine to install laminate over a radiant heated floor. Proper Installation In order to make this installation successful …

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Can I glue laminate flooring down to the subfloor?

If you’re not familiar with how laminate flooring is installed, you may wonder if it’s possible to glue laminate flooring down to the subfloor. Laminate flooring is not recommended to be glued down. Since it is a floating floor, it is meant to support itself via locking systems and have no connection to the subfloor. What You Should Glue It is …

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