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Do I Have To Worry About Formaldehyde In Engineered Hardwoods?

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Dear Elisia, While you don’t have to necessarily worry about formaldehyde in your engineered hardwood, you should be aware that there is formaldehyde in your engineered hardwood. We know that formaldehyde in your flooring can sound really scary, but unless the levels are above what the California Air Resource Board determined is safe, you have nothing to worry about. You can easily tell …

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Can I Put Vinyl Tile On Top Of Vinyl Sheet Flooring?

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Dear Jack and Carolyn, It’s great that you want to revamp your flooring from old vinyl sheet flooring to vinyl tile plank flooring! Before installing over top of your previous vinyl flooring, you should follow the tips below. Tear It Up! By applying a glue-down vinyl over another vinyl, your are creating a soft substrate for you new floor. Glue-down …

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How Do I Clean Mold On Vinyl Flooring?

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Dear Pete, Yikes! Mold is never a word you want to see in your home. While mold in your home is not always a death sentence, you should be cautious when dealing with mold on vinyl flooring or any flooring. Get A Mold Test In order to find out what type of mold you are dealing with, you should really get the mold tested. This …

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What’s The Best Way To Install Engineered Hardwood?

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Dear Ali, The great thing about engineered hardwood is that it can be installed a few ways, depending on the situation! The three recommended ways is floating, gluing, or nail/staple installation. We will help you determine which installation type is right for your installation situation! Preparation Regardless of which installation type you choose, you should always prepare your subfloor and …

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I Live In Florida And I Want Hardwood Floors. Recommendations?

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Dear James, We’re really glad you came to us with this question! Since you live in Florida, you know the climate and the humidity can fluctuate drastically. Choosing the correct hardwood flooring type is essential to having a beautiful flooring that will last! Choose Engineered Hardwood Due to temperature fluctuations, we would recommend an engineered hardwood due to the stability and …

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What’s The Purpose Of The Wooden Wedge For Laminate Installation?

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Hi May, We’re sorry to hear that you’re having troubles with an installation video! Sounds like the locking system you’re referencing is the G2 or Angle/Angle type of installation. Don’t feel alone though, this type of installation stumps many customers. However, there is hope! Once you understand how to do it, it’s like riding a bike! What Is The Wedge For? …

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How Do I Choose Matching Transition Molding Colors?

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Dear Lisa, We understand that you would be worried that a transition molding wouldn’t match your floor. But no need to worry! We’re here to help you at Bestlaminate! Moldings Are Blended To Match We want to make it clear that there are no “exact matches” when it comes to molding, unless the manufacturer has made custom molding for their …

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Does Low Price Mean Low Quality?

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Dear Shelly, We can definitely understand that you are worried about getting quality flooring for a low price. With the recent Lumber Liquidator’s scandal of poor quality, Chinese-made flooring, there is a lot of low-price fear circulating. However, with Bestlaminate, you don’t need to worry! Let us explain why our low price has no effect on the quality of flooring you are …

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Can I Use A Buffer Attachment On My Laminate Flooring To Remove Scuff Marks?

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Dear Don, We’re really glad that you asked, because you should not use a buffer attachment on a laminate flooring ever. As much as you may hate scuff marks on your laminate flooring, buffing them off will only cause you more headache and frustration. But laminate flooring has a wear layer that can hold up to buffering, right? What Happens When You Buffer …

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Laminate Flooring For Rental Properties?

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Dear Jill, It’s a great idea that you’re switching from carpet to laminate flooring for your rental! Laminate flooring is perfect for homes and rental units for a variety of reasons. We’re happy to help point you in the right direction of which laminate flooring will be best for rental units! The Best Laminate For Rentals In truth, a rental is …

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