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Flooring 101

Here at Bestlaminate, we provide you with all of the flooring information you need. Learn everything about the different types of flooring, whether it’s vinyl, hardwood, or laminate on Flooring 101! Anything you need, you will find it right here with Bestlaminate, your source for the best information about all types of flooring.

Learn the Basics

Laminate 101

Have specific questions about laminate flooring? Which AC Rating is the best for your house? Will laminate scratch easily? Learn about all of them here! Learn more

Hardwood 101

Have specific questions about hardwood flooring? What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood? What is the Janka Scale? Answer your questions here! Learn More

Vinyl 101

Have specific questions about vinyl flooring? Is vinyl flooring waterproof? Can I install vinyl flooring outside? Can I install it in a basement? We have the answers here! Learn more

Compare and Contrast

Deciding which type of flooring is best for your home can be challenging. Bestlaminate offers 4 different types of flooring – laminate, vinyl, solid hardwood, and engineered hardwood. We understand that there is a lot to consider when choosing between these flooring types. We’ve carefully created several compare and contract articles so that a lot of the research work has been taken off of your plate. View the articles below:

Flooring Installation

Not all flooring installation is the same. You must be very careful to read the manufacturer’s instructions on how to properly install your flooring. While there are somethings that are in common during an installation, you may need different tools for different flooring types. There may even be things you didn’t know you could or could not do for an installation! We’ve compiled a list of articles for you to help you with the installation process below!

Warranty claims against flooring products usually turn out to be damage caused by wrong installation, rather than faulty material. It is essential to follow manufacture’s instruction, so make sure to read installation instructions provided by manufacturer before laying your floor, as different laminate may require different techniques. Be sure to view the links to the articles below if you need help!

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Installing Laminate

Congratulations! You’ve decided to install laminate flooring on your own! We have lots of articles for you to help you with your installation below. Learn more

Installing Vinyl

There are several different ways to install vinyl flooring, so be sure you know which type of installation method works for your floor! We have articles for you below. Learn more

Installing Solid Hardwood

Installing solid hardwood flooring is very different and possibly the most difficult to install on your own. If you’re willing to take on the task, view the articles below! Learn more

Installing Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed as a DIY project! If you want to take the task on by yourself, view our compiled articles below to get started! Learn more

Cleaning & Maintenance

Despite what you may think, not all cleaners are created equal! There are also cleaners you can use on laminate, but you should never use on hardwood. You should always refer to your manufacturer’s warranty to make sure you properly clean and maintain your floor. To help you get started though, view the articles below on how to clean hardwood, laminate, and vinyl flooring so that your floor will last for years to come!

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Chandni June 1, 2020 - 12:24 am

Hello! Our HOA building requires a floor FIIC rating of 54. We were going to rip out the carpets and find a floor with the necessary underlayment meet the building requirements. If we order a 12mm laminate do we need one or two layers of underlayment attached? Our construction guidelines mention plywood and cork but we are trying to eliminate installing one of them and getting a thicker laminate or a laminate with pre attached underlayment. Any suggestions?

Alana Kane June 1, 2020 - 3:45 am

Hi Chandni, thanks for the question. You will need to find an underlayment with a higher IIC rating. Do not use a double underlayment. We have plenty of options with an IIC of over 54: https://www.bestlaminate.com/accessories/underlayment/

Alice Carroll April 9, 2020 - 5:01 pm

I will have to remove the carpeting in my living room soon because I will be adopting a dog soon and I don’t want shedding to get stuck on the carpet. I figured I should just get new flooring altogether to change things up at home. Thanks for pointing out that installation should be conducted very carefully since it needs a lot of precision. Perhaps I should just get an installation service to make sure all will be well.

Alana Kane April 12, 2020 - 2:13 am

Great! Good luck with your puppy 🙂


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