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Are bamboo floors waterproof?

Bamboo floors are not waterproof. Excessive moisture can lead to warping.

Are laminate floors toxic?

Laminate flooring is made with adhesives that contain formaldehyde, but it is not strong enough to cause any problems in the home.

Are laminate floors waterproof?

Laminate is made from recycled hardwood, so it is not waterproof. The wear layer does resist scratches and may have minor protection against small spills.

Are vinyl flooring and linoleum the same?

Vinyl and linoleum are similar, but are made from different materials. Vinyl is much more flexible than linoleum and offers many more color options. Linoleum is primarily used in commercial settings.

Are vinyl floors scratch resistant?

Yes! Vinyl flooring is highly durable, long lasting, and resistant to moisture, scratches, and dents.

Are vinyl floors toxic?

Some vinyl flooring is made with toxic materials. There have been studies to show that these chemicals aren’t harmful, but have actually helped with children’s asthma.

Are vinyl floors waterproof?

Yes! Vinyl flooring is backed with a PVC, waterproof material. It is ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, and even basements.

Can bamboo flooring be refinished?

Yes, it is possible to refinish bamboo flooring, however, it does rarely need to be done. It’s density provides protection against denting and scratching, and replacement cost in the event of damage is not excessive.

Can bamboo flooring get wet?

Bamboo is not waterproof, however small spills (if taken care of quickly) should not cause issues.

Can laminate flooring be installed in a bathroom?

You can install laminate in a bathroom, however, if the moisture level becomes too excessive, it can lead to the laminate warping.

Can laminate flooring be installed over tile?

Yes, you can install laminate flooring over tile, as long as the tiles are not damaged or moving, it would be similar to installing on a concrete slab.

Can laminate flooring be painted?

We do not recommend this practice as it typically is not a long-term solution.

Can laminate flooring be reused?

You can reuse laminate, just insure that when you are taking the laminate up, not to damage the tongue and groove portion of the planks. If the tongue or groove portion of the plank breaks, that plank would need replaced.

Can laminate flooring be stained?

Laminate can not be stained the same as traditional wood floors. Laminate is not made from wood, it is a plastic material printed with a wood grain, so traditional liquid stains meant forwood can’t absorb into the It is possible for glue down vinyl to be installed over tile, but can end causing more problems than if you first removed the tile. You must spread a skim coat or self-lever over the tile, apply the vinyl adhesive, and then lay the vinyl planks. The grout lines of the tile floor should not be too wide or too deep, and must be flush with the tile, or they would need to be filled in prior to gluing down vinyl.material.

Can vinyl flooring be installed over tile?

It is possible to install laminate flooring over tile, as long as the tiles are not damaged or moving, it would be similar to installing on a concrete slab.

Can vinyl flooring be used outside?

Not recommended due to temperature and humidity control.

How is bamboo flooring made?

Bamboo flooring is typically made by slicing mature bamboo poles into strips. These are cross cut to length and then sliced into strips depending on the width desired. The outer skin and nodes are removed. To remove starch and sugars the strips of bamboo are boiled in a solution of boric acid or lime.

How is laminate flooring made?

Laminate flooring simulates wood, with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials

How much flooring do I need?

To determine how muich flooring you need, measure the room that you’re going to install the floor in by length and width and measure to the nearest inch. Some walls are not completely straight so always try to look for the widest part of the room.
Multiply length by width to get the square footage of the room. If your room is not rectangular, but has a more irregular shape, you could try determining its area with our trapezoid calculator.
Once you know the area of the room, you’re good to go – this is the square footage of flooring materials you have to buy. We recommend adding 5-10% additional material to account for waste.
If you’d prefer to not measure yourself, our team is happy to come measure your room and provide a free material and installation estimate.

What are flooring transitions?

Flooring transitions are long strips of floor pieces installed between rooms or breaks between different flooring materials.

What flooring is best for basements?

We would recommend vinyl flooring for basements, it is backed with waterproof material which makes it ideal for basements.

What flooring is best for bedrooms?

We would recommend what you find to be comfortable, attractive, durable, and complementary to your bedroom’s style.

What flooring is best for kitchen?

We would recommend a durable, waterproof type flooring for a kitchen, such as vinyl or ceramic tile.

What flooring is best for living room?

We would recommend what you find to be comfortable, attractive, durable, and complementary to your living room’s style.

What flooring is best for resale value?

A true glue down or nail down hardwood in suitable areas would be our recommendation for best resale value.

What flooring is best for underfloor heating?

Ceramic tile is the most popular for underfloor heating, however there are many other products that offer underfloor heating.

What flooring is waterproof?

Vinyl flooring products are waterproof, along with ceramic tile.

What flooring lasts the longest?

Ceramic tile or a true hardwood (that could later be refinished) are the longest lasting types of flooring.

What is the best flooring when you have dogs?

We would recommend a durable flooring such as a waterproof vinyl product, or ceramic tile if you have pets.

When does flooring expand?

Flooring will usually expand in the warmer months

When to install flooring in new construction?

We recommend flooring being one of the final items done in new construction.

When was flooring made with asbestos?

Homes, buildings, and businesses with vinyl flooring prior to 1980 could still contain asbestos