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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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Flooring Options That Won’t Break the Bank

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When it comes time to replace that old, worn-out flooring, there are many options to consider. The medieval strength of stone and tile, the warmth and richness of hardwood, the comfort of carpet, the ease of linoleum, and the high-tech advantages of  laminate wood flooring or luxury vinyl plank flooring, each provide transformative powers to a home, but many materials …

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Are High Gloss Piano Finish Floors Hard to Maintain?

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Dear Pam, When it comes to high gloss, piano finish floors, there will always be some maintenance. Although beautiful, the glossy finish can leave you seeing footprints and dust easily. Here are some tips to consider when choosing a high gloss, piano finish floor. Choose Light and Grain Patterns A white high gloss floor will show less dust than a red or black floor …

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Kitchen Flooring Ideas to Update Your Home

Kitchens are simply the heart of everyone’s home and kitchen flooring is a very important part of that. You probably spent quite a bit of time in your kitchen. Take a look at your kitchen flooring. Are you happy with what you see? If you are not, you are at the right place. See our suggestions for updating your kitchen’s flooring with different …

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Ask Bob and Betsy: Can I Use Laminate Flooring in a Bathroom?

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Dear Ariana, You’re right. There’s no such thing as waterproof laminate flooring. But that does not mean that laminate cannot be installed in rooms where there is some water. The biggest concern with bathrooms is both water and humidity, which can cause buckling or bubbling. For those reasons, we would only recommend installing in a half-bath or powder room that …

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Laminate Flooring Frequently Asked Questions: Cleaning & More

Bestlaminate is here to answer some of the most popular laminate flooring questions. We have 4 new answers to questions that you submitted! 1. As a family with kids and pets, what should we look for when shopping for wood laminate flooring? The AC Rating of laminate flooring is something you will want to look at closely. We carry several …

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Why Is My Floor Bubbling?

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We’ve recently been getting a lot of questions about floor bubbling. The questions range from what causes it, to how to fix it. We’re here to help you prevent and fix floor bubbles and buckling with this article! Moisture and Laminate Flooring: The Basics The wood materials in the laminate flooring expand and contract with moisture. Humidity is one of the ways that …

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Can I use a thick or double layer underlayment with laminate flooring?

No, it is not recommended to install a thick or double layer of underlayment with laminate flooring. Underlayment is manufactured and meant to be used as only a single layer to allow your floor to be balanced and float properly. If you install any additional underlayment, the base for your flooring will end up being too soft and could jeopardize …

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Ask Bob & Betsy: Is Laminate Flooring Good for Bedrooms?

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Dear Samantha, This is an important consideration to make. The flooring you put in your bedroom will have a major impact on the look, feel, and comfort level of the space. Although carpet is often seen in master bedrooms, it is not always the best type of flooring for the space. Here are the top 4 reasons to add laminate …

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5 Steps To Refresh and Redecorate Your Home With An Upscale Beach Theme

Bestlaminate is here to help refresh and redecorate your home with an upscale beach theme. If you enjoy the sights and sounds of the beach, bring the beach right into your home. Selected colors and textures will give you the look and feel that only the beach can. New flooring, furniture or accent pieces can bring you a feeling of peace …

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