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How Long Should The Flooring Acclimate Prior To Installation?

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When speaking with your flooring installer, or reading your installation instructions, you may learn that you need to acclimate your flooring before you install your laminate flooring. How Long Do I Acclimate My Flooring? The recommended time for acclimation is 48 to 72 hours. Why is the Time so Long? The reason for this acclimation time is to allow the …

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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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The Difference Between 5G and Megaloc Locking Systems

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Dear Tim, This is a really great question! It’s important to know the difference between 5G and Megaloc locking systems, so you can educate yourself on how to install your floor properly. Let’s take a look both locking systems separately and then we can make a comparison! 5G Valinge Locking System The 5G locking system is commonly found on flooring brands such …

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The Pros and Cons of Engineered Hardwood and Laminate

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Dear Sandy, You’re making one of the toughest flooring choices homeowners have to make today – deciding between engineered hardwood and laminate flooring. Engineered hardwood is nice because it has a top layer of real hardwood flooring without the intensive maintenance and tricky care. Laminate is also ideal because it’s so durable and still offers the same aesthetic look as …

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