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Hardwood 101

Here at Bestlaminate, we want to provide you with all of the hardwood flooring information you need. Learn everything about hardwood flooring whether it’s from the way it’s made to the basics of the installation process. Anything you need, you will find it right here with Bestlaminate, your source for the best information about hardwood flooring. You can easily learn the basics below.

Learn the Basics:

Basic Information

What is hardwood flooring? How is it made? What makes it different from hardwood? Do you have questions? We have answers. Start exploring and begin your journey now with Bestlaminate! Learn more

How It’s Made

How is hardwood flooring made? What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood? Learn more

The Benefits

What are the benefits of hardwood flooring? What makes it different from laminate flooring? Learn more

WARRANTY: You have to know that warranty claims against flooring products usually turn out to be damage caused by wrong installation, rather than faulty material. You will have manufacturer warranty coverage as long as you follow manufacture’s instruction.

Shop & Compare:

Hardwood flooring is a classic choice for homeowners. Hardwood flooring has been used for many years in homes and is a popular choice. Bestlaminate’s resources are at your fingertips, they will help you to make an educated decision and provide you with the information you are looking for.

Solid Or Engineered:

You have decided it is time to update your home with new flooring, and you are wondering what product will be the best solution for you? Look no longer, Bestlaminate has the differences between solid and engineered hardwood ready for you to explore. Now, its up to you, to explore it. As with anything, it is totally up to you to make the renovations happen.

Explore the 2 types of hardwood flooring:


Solid hardwood is a classic choice for any home renovation. It’s a sturdy, sound product that will last for hundreds of years to come. Learn more about solid hardwood…more


Engineered hardwood is manufactured to be stronger and more stable than solid hardwood flooring, but is it right for you? Here’s why they are worth to try…more

Hardwood Flooring Installation:

Hardwood flooring installation is not impossible to do on your own. Solid hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring do have very different installation processes however, so you should be mindful of this! Bestlaminate is here for you providing useful “How to” tutorials and guides to support you in the process. So,  if  you decided to install your floor by yourself use our resources today.

We put together important key points, that you should not ignore; especially if you are a first time installer.

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 hardwood may require different techniques.

Solid Hardwood

When it comes to installing solid hardwood flooring, we recommend hiring a professional installer. Learn how to find an installer here.

Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed on your own! Since it has a locking system like laminate, the installation is similar. Learn how here.


Underlayment is an important part of hardwood installation, solid and engineered. Learn all about hardwood flooring underlayment here.


Moldings and transition moldings will nicely frame you floor. Learn all you need to know about it here.

Installation Tips:

Preparing for the hardwood installation process is made easy when you have a team on your side. We are here to guide you along the way and answer any questions you may have, saving you time and money. There are a few things you want to consider before installing your hardwood flooring. Below you can find installation tips ranging from: what to consider before the installation, the actual installation itself, and the supplies that you need for the process. Review our tips below to save yourself time and money.

Care And Maintenance:

Solid and engineered hardwood flooring needs a little more care and maintenance than other flooring types. It’s important to know these tips and common hazards to hardwood flooring. Luckily, we have tips to cleaning and maintaining your solid and engineered hardwood flooring. Review them below to get started!

Hardwood flooring is a timeless look that will instantly add a stunning look to your home. Both engineered and solid hardwood flooring are great choices, no matter which you choose. And Bestlaminate is here for you in your journey to achieve it.

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robert mack July 27, 2019 - 1:00 pm

[email protected] i just want to know how many sf off 3/4 tg
oak boards in a box [how many sf per box]

Alana Kane July 29, 2019 - 2:16 pm

Hi Robert, the manufacturer should list the sqft per box when you go to purchase. I do not know the flooring you plan to buy, so I cannot give you an answer.

Jessica March 17, 2019 - 4:14 pm

Hi-my upstairs neighbors create a great deal of impact noise. We literally hear every foot step, things they drop, etc.

They currently have hardwood floors. We are working with them to replace their floors, but I’m unsure what underlayment would be best. Also not sure about a floating floor?

I also don’t know if there is a concrete underlayment already.

Alana Kane March 19, 2019 - 12:47 am

Hi Jessica, thanks for the question! Are you looking to do a vinyl or a laminate? When looking for any underlayment, you’ll want to find one that is a silent or sound reduction one. It will have a high STC/IIC rating, which helps eliminate the noise. For a laminate, your best option is Floor Muffler: https://www.bestlaminate.com/floor-muffler-ultraseal-2mm-underlayment/. For a vinyl, you can do Floor Muffler LVT: https://www.bestlaminate.com/floor-muffler-lvt-ultraseal-1mm-underlayment/. As far as sound goes, a vinyl that is a rigid core construction will have the least amount of noise when walked on.


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