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What is the Best Saw for Cutting Laminate Flooring?

There are a couple things to consider when deciding what is the best saw for cutting laminate flooring. Laminate flooring, because of its durability, is a very hard material. While any type of saw (table, circular, jigsaw, etc.) can be used to cut planks, the type of blade used can make a huge difference. 1. Teeth of the Blade The first …

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What size expansion gap should be left when installing laminate flooring?

An expansion gap is essential when it comes to laminate flooring installation. The recommended expansion gap is a minimum of ¼ inch. Expert installers say that the larger the space, the larger the expansion gap should be, as the floor needs more space to expand and contract with temperature. Since laminate flooring is a floating floor, it is not attached to …

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How does laminate flooring click together?

We are often asked, “How does laminate flooring click together?” It’s surprisingly simple really. Laminate flooring clicks together with a tongue and groove locking system. Planks interlock among one another to create a seamless, natural wood look. Laminate flooring is known to be a floating floor. When the planks click together, they form one flat and seamless surface. This entire …

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Can I install laminate flooring over carpet?

Installing laminate flooring over carpet is not recommended in most installation situations. Since carpet is usually plush and soft, your laminate flooring would not have the support it needs to keep the locking system sturdy. If there is too much give to the floor underneath, the locking system would be strained causing the floor to buckle and possibly damaging the …

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Is tile laminate flooring in planks or individual squares?

Is tile laminate flooring in planks or individual squares? It is available in both planks and individual squares with many different designs and styles! Single Tile Design Single tile designs are just as they sound. Each laminate piece is one, single tile design. Most of these floors have beveled or micro-beveled edges to give the feel and appearance of grout. …

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What do Laminate Flooring Warranties cover?

Laminate flooring is such a durable product that they include warranties to last, ranging from 10 to 30 years, with even lifetime warranties occasionally offered. What does it cover? Most laminate flooring warranties will cover the following from manufacturer defects such as: Stains Wearing through to the decorative design surface Fading from sunlight whether direct or indirect Manufacturing defects such …

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How can I find discontinued laminate flooring?

Finding discontinued laminate flooring to finish a project, a repair, or complete a home can be difficult. If a product is not selling well, manufacturers will discontinue the flooring or collection of flooring completely. Once a flooring is discontinued, you will not see it again in most stores. At Bestlaminate, we carry a few discontinued laminate flooring styles. If we don’t …

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Can I use laminate flooring outdoors?

Many people have asked us, “Can I use laminate flooring outdoors?” No, You Can’t Unfortunately, laminate flooring is not intended for outdoor use. There are some ‘weather-resistant’ laminates on the market, however most laminate floors are made strictly for indoor use. The flooring would warp and rapidly get damaged under changing weather conditions and would not last very long. If …

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Yes, Laminate Flooring is Eco-Friendly

Are you the kind of homeowner who loves being green? Do you go out of your way to recycle, compost, and save resources? Adding green elements to your home can save you on energy costs, efficiency and improve your quality of life. So what about your flooring? Can a laminate floor be considered an Eco-friendly product? The answer is YES. …

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