1. Guide to Select Kitchen Flooring

    When we walk into any houses, our focal point tends to be in the kitchen areas, living rooms and so forth. It is not uncommon that the kitchen is the center piece of all, the most highly frequented space in the house. In almost all houses, the kitchen is the most frequented, high traffic and high impact room that is tough on its surfaces, especially the floors. People spill things, splashes and fa…Read More

  2. How to Fix Gaps in Wood Floor

    With older hardwood or even wide plank floors, gaps inevitably develop between the boards. The problems with this are numerous. First, it is unsightly, and it makes it difficult to clean because these gaps become dirt magnets. Not only that, they can become a trip hazard if the boards begin to cup or curl, a common occurrence with old wood flooring. When the boards have been installed directly on…Read More

  3. Installing New Flooring

    Are you considering installing new flooring but unsure what that entails? Whether you've just moved into a new house or are looking to update the flooring in your current one, here's what you can expect from the installation process. 1. Removing Any Old Flooring Materials Though it may go without saying, the first step to installing new flooring is to remove the old flooring material. This is part…Read More

  4. Subfloor and Underlayment: What Is Under Your Floor?

    While it is easy to be conscious of the quality and state of your flooring, not many people spare much thought for what lies beneath the surface. Here's what you should know about the purpose and types of underlayment and subfloors. Subfloor A subfloor exists underneath your floor covering and any underlayment. This is the base level of your flooring. It is typically made of some type of wood mate…Read More

  5. How to Soundproof Your Flooring

    Do you ever wish your flooring weren't so noisy? Do your floorboards creak? Does sound pass easily from upper floors? There are a few solutions that will help you eliminate those noises. What Affects Sound Transmission? There are two aspects of sound transmission to consider in relation to your flooring. One is noise reduction, which is a measure of how much the flooring material absorbs sound as…Read More

  6. Types of Laminate Flooring

    Laminate flooring is a popular flooring choice due to its affordability, ease of installation, and durability. There are also many different types of laminate flooring to choose from, including options that look like wood, stone, and tile. Below we'll review the different choices available with laminate flooring, from type of installation, material, texture, and pattern. Installation Type Glueless…Read More

  7. Laminate Flooring Care and Maintenance

    Laminate flooring is very durable and is therefore a great choice for any homeowner. However, there are certain care and maintenance tips you should know to ensure your flooring is looking smooth and spotless for as long as possible. Prevent Warping Laminate flooring is water-resistant, not waterproof. Wet spills have the potential to warp your laminate flooring, so it is best to wipe them up imme…Read More

  8. Pros and Cons of Laminate Wood Flooring Vs Vinyl Flooring

    There are a number of factors to consider when choosing between vinyl and laminate wood flooring. Both are affordable options that offer a rather realistic representation of a natural hardwood floor, so these are factors to consider when choosing which matches your needs. Vinyl Flooring Installation: Installing vinyl flooring is quite simple, especially compared to other types of flooring. Average…Read More

  9. Uneven Floors: What Are the Causes?

    There are many factors that can lead to an uneven floor, whether it is sloped, sagging, or caving in on itself. Here are some of the most prevalent causes in each case: Floors with a general slope Foundation footer: If the floor is flat but has a slope, the most likely cause is a sunken or subsided foundation footer. The foundation footer is the bottom building block of your house. Sill: In some c…Read More

  10. Sound Transmission and Flooring Types

    Many homeowners take sound transmission into account when choosing the right flooring type for the different rooms in their homes. There are many factors to consider, such as the size of the room, which floor of the building the room is on, how high the ceiling is, and how much the floor will come into contact with hard objects. Sound Absorption The first aspect of sound transmission to take into …Read More