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  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Kevin Brown › Enjoy The Beauty Of Hardwood With The Endurance Of Laminate Flooring
  •   Unlike hardwood floors, laminate is a much better choice for kitchens or bathrooms. Because we all know that spills happen. Water and food spills can stain traditional hardwood floors, and with laminate, you simply wipe them up and it is all taken care of.

      Choose The Right Floor

      Laminate flooring is available in many different styles, colors and patterns. There is something to suit everyone no matter what your style preference may be. When you go shopping for laminate flooring, you will encounter many different brands such as Pergo, Armstrong and Bruce. Since laminate was introduced in 1982, its market share has been growing in leaps and bounds. You will be able to find laminate in many price ranges, so there is something to suit everyone and everyone抯 budget.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Kevin Brown › Enjoy The Beauty Of Hardwood With The Endurance Of Laminate Flooring
  •   One of the biggest benefits to installing the floor yourself is that you can save thousands of dollars on installation fees. Unlike hardwood floors that are already very pricy, and need to be installed professionally, laminate is quick and easy, even for the beginner.

      What About In The Kitchen?

      Laminate flooring is a good choice for the kitchen and bathroom because it is water repellent. The core of laminate floors have been infused with water repellent to protect from everyday spills that happen. However if you are looking at installing your floor in the kitchen or bathroom you may want to look at purchasing a floor that has been infused with a paraffin wax in the joints in order to further repel water and avoid swelling.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Kevin Brown › Enjoy The Beauty Of Hardwood With The Endurance Of Laminate Flooring
  •   The glue less Pergo flooring is a very popular choice because it does not require any glue to install properly or any other special tools of any kind. Therefore, anyone can do it himself or herself without any special training. Even if you have never installed a floor before, or do not have a lot of home renovation experience, laminate flooring is easily installed.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Kevin Brown › Enjoy The Beauty Of Hardwood With The Endurance Of Laminate Flooring
  •   Most laminate floor come with warranties starting around ten years long. Generally, the more expensive floor types will come with longer warranties. Be sure to read your warranties very carefully however, as some warranties may not cover floor placement in the kitchen or bathroom.

      Can I do It Myself?

      One of the biggest appeals of laminate flooring is that most people can install them by themselves. You can install most laminate coverings over sheet vinyl, concrete slabs, plywood underlay, existing hardwood or any other flat and level surface.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Kevin Brown › Enjoy The Beauty Of Hardwood With The Endurance Of Laminate Flooring
  •   The core sizes of laminate flooring vary from around 6mm to 12 mm. The thicker the core in the flooring, the better the stability is. In addition, if you have a thicker core it will stand up better to wear and tear is likely to last you longer than a thinner core.

      If you are thinking of moving to a different home in the next few years, you may want to go with a lesser quality of laminate flooring as well. Usually when people purchase a home, the flooring is the first thing that they change so there is no point spending a lot of money on a floor when you are going to move homes.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Kevin Brown › Enjoy The Beauty Of Hardwood With The Endurance Of Laminate Flooring
  •   What Kind Of Laminate Floor Should I Get?

      When you are choosing your laminate floor you will need to take a few things into consideration. The first thing that you need to look at is where you are going to put the floor. Are you looking at a high traffic area that will see a lot of use? Alternatively, is the area that you are covering a smaller, low traffic area? If you are looking at covering a low traffic area, you will probably be able to get away with a laminate flooring that has a smaller core.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Kevin Brown › Bamboo Flooring Is Taking The Design World By Storm
  •   Bamboo is also treated to be mildew and insect resistant which makes it an excellent choice in areas where you need to be concerned with termites, or if there is a lot of moisture in the air. This process is done safely and without the use of harsh chemicals that can be a concern for environmentally conscious consumers.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Kevin Brown › Bamboo Flooring Is Taking The Design World By Storm
  •   A bamboo plant takes only five years for it to reach maturity at 50 feet high. Traditional hardwood trees take at least three decades to reach maturity, sometimes taking 200 years. Once you cut down a tree to make hardwood flooring you cannot reuse that tree.

      Because bamboo is such a resilient flooring material, and does not dent, scratch or wear as quickly and easily as traditional hardwood flooring, there is much less maintenance and repair needed. Environmentally conscious consumers will recognize that, if a floor covering requires fewer chemicals to clean and repair it, it is a much more environmentally friendly material.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Kevin Brown › Bamboo Flooring Is Taking The Design World By Storm
  •   The Environmental Benefits Of Bamboo

      In an age where environmental concerns are in the forefront of everybody抯 minds, bamboo flooring is a perfect route for an environmentally conscious consumer. Because bamboo is a grass plant and not a tree, it is a renewable resource. After every harvest, the plant will grow back to be harvested again, while an oak tree for example, will not.
  • 2 Years Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Kevin Brown › Bamboo Flooring Is Taking The Design World By Storm
  •   Because bamboo is naturally light in color, you may be thinking that it is not very good for interior designs where you need a darker flooring color. Bamboo flooring can be darkened with a carbonization process where steam and pressure turns the sugar in the bamboo a darker color. The darker shade will usually turn a honey brown color. Now with more advancements, bamboo can be stained in many different colors. In fact, you can find bamboo in over thirty different colors and styles. Therefore, there is something for everyone and everybody抯 homes.
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