Entries by Gurbir

What Size Expansion Gap Is Needed for Laminate Flooring?

Convenience, cost, and versatility mean laminate flooring is distinct from hardwood surfaces. However, as is the case with both solid and engineered boards, you must also provide a space between the planks closest to the walls, when installing laminate floors. This space is referred to as an expansion gap and ensures your floor surface will […]

Which Way To Lay Laminate Flooring

You’ve selected your high-quality laminate flooring in roasted mocha — just the right hue to perfectly complement the ivory and caramel color scheme of your home. Now it’s sitting in your house waiting to be installed and the one question you never previously considered suddenly rears its head: which way should you lay your laminate […]

Can You Put Laminate Flooring On Top of Carpet?

Is it a good idea to install laminate flooring on top of carpet? The answer is no, except maybe in a few special cases. It can be really tempting to just place a new floor on top of the old flooring material. Think of the time and mess you could save by not tearing out […]

Can You Install Engineered Wood Floors In A Bathroom?

 Yes, engineered wood floors can be installed in a bathroom.  Engineered wood can also be installed in a basement and other places that solid wood can’t. Specifically, the kind of places that are prone to humidity and temperature changes.  Unlike solid wood, engineered wood floors stand up well to environmental changes. Bathroom and basement environments […]

Can You Use A Steam Mop On Laminate Floors?

Yes. You can use a steam mop on laminate floors.  If you are among so many people looking for a definitive answer to this question, there you have it. However, this answer doesn’t apply to all laminate floors.  In fact, it doesn’t even apply to laminate floors in general. Not yet anyway.  Currently, the answer […]

Can You Install Laminate Flooring Over Tile?

Laminate flooring is a popular flooring option because it offers the warmth and beauty of wood flooring, but it’s cheaper and easier to work with. It’s a floating floor, which means you can lay it down on top of a variety of subfloor materials. But can you install laminate flooring over tile? Yes! You have […]

How to Stagger Laminate Flooring

Staggering is one of the most important parts of installing a new laminate floor. If you do it right, it will make your whole space look just as beautiful as the showroom or catalog that made you choose laminate flooring in the first place. Good staggering technique will make the wood-patterned laminate finish shine and […]

How To Fix Laminate Flooring That Is Separating

The last thing you expect to happen when looking at your newly laid surface is to spot a few planks of your laminate floor coming apart. Especially if you were hoping to enjoy a gleaming expanse of wood-like flooring for the near foreseeable future without any hiccups.. So what steps would you need to take […]

Laminate Floors AC Rating

Before you buy laminate flooring, it’s important to understand how well-suited your selection is to its intended application. Determining a laminate floor’s AC rating and knowing what it means is extremely important.  This article explains what you need to know about AC ratings. By applying this information, you can select a laminate flooring product that’s […]