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How to Determine The Direction To Install My Laminate Flooring

If you are making your laminate flooring a DIY project, you might wonder what is the right direction to install my laminate flooring? When deciding the direction to install  laminate flooring, you have to consider your space, lighting and decor. The best way to decide is to lay out the floor and visualize what looks best. Here are a few …

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Can I install laminate flooring on stairs?

When it comes to doing a flooring installation, most people are stumped when it comes to whether or not they can install laminate flooring on stairs. With the right tools and moldings, you absolutely can install laminate flooring on stairs! The Basics to Stair Installation Begin your stair installation by clearing your stairs of all loose debris and obstructions. Remove …

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When Laminate Flooring Makes a Good Wood Floor Alternative

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There’s something homey about the look of a hardwood floor. The colors, natural beauty, and rich texture make this flooring material one of the most popular – at least that was the case until recently. Now, more homeowners are looking for a hardwood floor alternative. The cost, delicate nature of wood floors, and high maintenance all make this traditional flooring …

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Can I Install Laminate Flooring Over Tile or Linoleum Flooring?

Laminate flooring planks can be installed over almost any surface, as long as its level and in good condition. This means you can indeed install laminate flooring over tile or linoleum flooring. Before installing, however, make sure to take a few things into consideration. Is Your Subfloor Is In Good Condition? If your linoleum floor is starting to peel, or …

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Can I nail laminate flooring down to the subfloor?

Since laminate flooring looks so much like hardwood flooring, you may wonder if the installation process is to nail laminate flooring down to the subfloor. Since laminate flooring is a floating floor, it is not meant to be attached to the subfloor by nails or glue.  The floor needs to be able to expand and contract with temperature changes and …

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How do I Choose the Color of Laminate Flooring?

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Dear Rebecca, Choosing your floor coloring is a big decision. Unlike paint, once you choose your floor coloring, it’s harder to change over time. For this reason, we encourage you to start planning your room décor by choosing the floor coloring first. Here are a few questions to ask while choosing the right flooring for your home. What is the …

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Can I put laminate flooring on top of a radiant heated floor?

If you’ve installed radiant heating in your home, you may wonder what type of floor can be installed over it. Laminate flooring on top of a radiant heated floor is the perfect solution. As long as proper precautions are taken, it is perfectly fine to install laminate over a radiant heated floor. Proper Installation In order to make this installation successful …

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What Is Pergo Laminate Flooring?

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Dear Samantha, Pergo has a fascinating spot in the laminate flooring industry. In fact, Pergo is the company that invented laminate floors! Starting back as early as 1881, a Swedish company began refining beach wood using a special process. This process quickly caught on and in 1923, Perstorp Industrial Group used the laminate materials created by the Swedish company Stensmoella …

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What is the Best Saw for Cutting Laminate Flooring?

There are a couple things to consider when deciding what is the best saw for cutting laminate flooring. Laminate flooring, because of its durability, is a very hard material. While any type of saw (table, circular, jigsaw, etc.) can be used to cut planks, the type of blade used can make a huge difference. 1. Teeth of the Blade The first …

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What size expansion gap should be left when installing laminate flooring?

An expansion gap is essential when it comes to laminate flooring installation. The recommended expansion gap is a minimum of ¼ inch. Expert installers say that the larger the space, the larger the expansion gap should be, as the floor needs more space to expand and contract with temperature. Since laminate flooring is a floating floor, it is not attached to …

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