101 Questions Series

Laminate Flooring Installation: Frequently Asked Questions

Laminate flooring installation is a great project for DIY homeowners! But don’t fret if you find yourself having questions, it’s only natural! Here’s a list of 10 frequently asked questions right from our customers. 1. Can laminate flooring be installed on steps? Yes, laminate floor can be installed on steps. The planks should be glued with regular wood glue with …

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Why do I need underlayment for laminate flooring installation?

Underlayment for laminate flooring is a must. Since laminate is a floating floor, it must be evenly distributed across your subfloor. Underlayment is what allows the floor to float, gives it stability, support, noise reduction, and supports the locking systems in between planks to assure the sturdiest flooring project. There are a number of different underlayment options and selecting the …

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Is laminate flooring the same as vinyl flooring?

Is laminate flooring the same as vinyl flooring? We get this question asked a lot. It is easy to get confused between laminate flooring and vinyl plank flooring, since they look so similar. Laminate flooring and vinyl flooring are two entirely different products! Although they have a lot in common, including very similar looks, they share some major differences. Vinyl …

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What is Laminate Wood Flooring?

What is laminate wood flooring? Laminate flooring is a hard flooring surface that resembles the look of authentic hardwood floors. Laminate floors are engineered with a wooden fiber core and topped with other materials to increase durability and wear protection. The Different Looks Of Laminate Over the course of time, laminate flooring companies have brought in the look of ceramic …

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When will I need to use a moisture barrier when installing laminate flooring?

All laminate flooring requires an underlayment to allow the floor to float and give the locking system its strength. Sometimes the underlayment is already attached for you, but you may hear the term moisture or vapor barrier when installing laminate flooring. You may be wondering if you will need to use a moisture barrier. Depending on your subfloor and project, you …

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What is Click Vinyl Plank Flooring?

Click vinyl plank flooring is an engineered, floating vinyl floor. This means that click vinyl plank flooring will work in many areas of your home. Mudrooms, bathrooms, and entry ways are no longer off limits when it comes to getting a beautiful wood-look in those areas of your home. Vinyl plank flooring can be installed in those so called “wet” areas …

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How to Clean Laminate Floors?

Knowing how to clean laminate floors is the first step to keeping them beautiful for years to come! Laminate floors are designed to be easy to clean and easy to maintain. We’ve prepared a few tips for you that might come in handy! Invest in a Microfiber Mop or Cloth Buy yourself a good quality microfiber mop with removable cloths or …

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Can I Use Vinyl Plank Flooring on Top of Radiant Heating?

With technology advancing as it is today, one of the best inventions as of late is radiant heating! For those who don’t know what it is, radiant heating is a special type of heating that is placed underneath the flooring. The heat radiates through the flooring, making it warm on your feet. Many people love these floors in bathrooms and …

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Can I Install Laminate Flooring Under A Bathroom Toilet And Sink?

You’re finally doing that new bathroom renovation! Awesome! You’ve decided on the laminate flooring, the perfect pedestal sink, and a brand new toilet. But you know that laminate flooring isn’t waterproof… so, do you install the flooring under the bathroom toilet and sink, or do you cut around it? Start With The Flooring If you’re installing a new floor, pedestal …

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Will A Heavy Pool Table Ruin My Laminate Flooring?

You’ve finally saved up enough to get a pool table! Now your home can be the ultimate entertainment space. However, you installed beautiful laminate flooring a few years ago… Will you have to sacrifice your entertainment to save you laminate flooring? With the way pool tables are constructed, the weight is distributed evenly throughout 4 legs, so worrying about the laminate flooring buckling …

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