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What Does an AC Rating Mean?

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Dear Joshua, The flooring you choose for your home is an important decision. You want something that’s affordable, but more importantly, you want something that will last for the long haul and stay looking great for years to come. The AC rating helps with that. What Does an AC Rating Mean? The European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) created standards for …

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Do I Need High Pressure Laminate Flooring?

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Dear Joel, Laminate flooring is considered one of the most durable types of flooring you can find. Because of its durability, it is often used in high traffic areas, on furniture, and more. With laminate’s stunning decorative look combined with strong performance, you can be sure you’re getting a strong flooring for your new home office. What Is High Pressure …

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What is the Best Laminate Flooring for a Kitchen?

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Dear Jennifer, Congratulations on your home remodel! Laminate flooring in your kitchen is a great choice, but there are special considerations you should consider when purchasing laminate flooring for a kitchen! The Best Laminate Flooring For A Kitchen Keep in mind, laminate flooring is not waterproof. There are special laminates that have properties that can help with kitchen accidents. When deciding …

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What is the History of Laminate Flooring?

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Dear Bruce, You might be surprised to learn that laminate flooring is a relatively new type of flooring. In the beginning, laminate was used primarily on countertops. This was because the material is so durable against scratches and moisture. As the material became increasingly popular, it was developed into flooring. The History of Laminate Flooring The first laminate flooring was created …

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What’s the Difference Between Laminate and Linoleum Flooring?

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Dear Sam, As a homeowner, you have a lot of choices in flooring – so many in fact that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by it all. Both laminate and linoleum are popular types of flooring by homeowners wanting to make an affordable, yet good looking update to the home. Knowing the differences between laminate and linoleum can help you …

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Laminate Flooring vs. Hardwood: What’s Right for You?

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Dear Angela, With so many types of flooring out there to choose from, it’s no wonder you’re overwhelmed! There is a lot that goes into the decision about which flooring is best for you. To help simplify the process for you, here are some of the most important factors you should consider. Design The look of your new flooring is …

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Can I Use Underlayment Under Vinyl Flooring For Warmth?

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Dear Sylvia, BRRR! Winters in Michigan don’t sound fun! We can understand why you would be concerned with warmth and insulation in any place you can get it. There is some good news and bad news when it comes to underlayment and vinyl flooring. No Thick Underlayment Under Vinyl Flooring Unfortunately, adding insulating underlayment under vinyl flooring will cause the flooring to be …

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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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