All posts in Installation & Care (13)
As beautiful as hardwood floors are, they require a significant amount of care both during and after installation. Wood reacts to changes in the environment, even if that environment is your home, and its sensitivity can lead to ugly grooves, hills, and valleys undulating across your living room floor. Homeowners . . . Read more
Mazama Hardwood – Handscraped Acacia Collection / SKU: 10082300 Whether you’re planning to install new hardwood flooring or you love the vintage wood flooring in your home, protecting it from wear and tear is essential. After all, wood floors are incredibly strong and durable, but all flooring experiences scratches and shows signs . . . Read more
As gorgeous as hardwood floors are, they’re also expensive, which is why many homeowners opt to install laminated wood flooring instead. Engineered flooring so closely resembles genuine solid wood that it’s practically impossible to tell them apart. Plus, it’s much less expensive. However, that doesn’t mean you can throw it . . . Read more
Q. My floors are raised at the seams in one or more areas, creating a lump in the floor. What’s happening? A: If your floors even remotely resemble the photo above, it sounds like your floors are suffering from what we call “Peaking” or “Buckling.” This happens in wood and . . . Read more
Laminate flooring is specifically designed for easy installation. In fact, installing laminate is a common first project among beginner-level DIYers. To help you with the laminate installation process we’ve created an infographic that will walk you through each of the steps. Happy installing! Do you have questions about the laminate . . . Read more
Many homeowners wonder whether they should start with the cabinets or floors. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of either order.
Depending on your type of floors, the type of cleaning will vary, but any floor can be cleaned easily. Here’s how to clean your kitchen floor.
If you’re planning on installing laminate flooring in your home, you’ll inevitably need to deal with doorways. Whether you’re rejuvenating your floors in one room or your entire house, installing laminate flooring around exterior and interior doorways requires a few extra steps. Here’s what you need to know. Step One: Trim . . . Read more
Where to Install Laminate Flooring You can install laminate flooring in almost every room in your home, whether it’s above or below ground, or over wood or concrete. Most manufacturers aim to make laminate flooring an “install anywhere” type of product. Along with basements and living rooms, laminate floor installations are . . . Read more
Generally speaking, laminate flooring is a low maintenance option that is generally easy to install. That being said, there are a few things to keep in mind before purchasing laminate flooring, and after you’ve installed it. If you want to preserve your laminate floor’s finish for as long as possible, . . . Read more