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Flooring Options That Won’t Break the Bank

Budget Flooring Options

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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What is the Best Floor for a Cabin?

Dear Ron, That is a great question! We often don’t think about how temperature affects our flooring, but it can lead to major issues. Humidity and drastic changes in any wood-based flooring, such as laminate or engineered hardwood, can leave you with gaps and/or buckling planks. For a cabin that is not temperature regulated, we would recommend a vinyl plank floor. …

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Do I need underlayment to install vinyl plank flooring?

Is laminate flooring water resistant?

When installing vinyl plank flooring, it is important to know if you need underlayment.  Unlike laminate flooring, most vinyl floors are designed to lay right on the subfloor. But there are a few exceptions to the rule, but with all flooring installations, there are a few things that are required no matter what floor you install. Before you install vinyl floors, always …

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Do I need to glue vinyl flooring?

We get asked a lot if you need to glue vinyl flooring down. What many people don’t seem to know is that whether you glue it down or not depends! There are a few types of vinyl flooring, each with a unique installation process. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the manufactures installation instructions and options prior to purchasing and …

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Can I install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring?

Many homeowners ask whether or not they can install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring. The short answer is yes, you can install laminate flooring over vinyl flooring. However, there are special things to consider. How To Do It Right Laminate flooring can be installed over vinyl as long as: The vinyl is level The vinyl is in good condition The vinyl …

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Can I Use Vinyl Plank Flooring on Top of Radiant Heating?

With technology advancing as it is today, one of the best inventions as of late is radiant heating! For those who don’t know what it is, radiant heating is a special type of heating that is placed underneath the flooring. The heat radiates through the flooring, making it warm on your feet. Many people love these floors in bathrooms and …

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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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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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