Laminate flooring is the ideal way to bring style and durability to the home or work space without spending a fortune. Laminate is designed to look like tile, wood, stone, vinyl and more. However, the way that laminate is made allows it to have the look of more expensive material without sacrificing strength and resiliency. […]
What is Hydrostatic Pressure?
When working with concrete, hydrostatic pressure plays a big role. But what is it and why is it so important to factor in? Hydrostatic pressure (water=hydro, static=resting) is the level of pressure that standing water creates. This pressure can press onto the walls of its container, whatever that may be. Concrete, although it seems very […]
Testing Vinyl Wear Layer vs. Polyurethane
Wondering about how to test the difference between a vinyl wear layer and polyurethane? Vinyl flooring is among the most durable and affordable options when it comes to floor coverings. Many businesses and residential homes alike are choosing vinyl flooring. One of the reasons why vinyl flooring is so strong and stain resistant is because […]
What are Pin Worm Holes in Hardwood Floors?
One of the things people like about hardwood floors is the natural beauty that comes from the wood itself. As a living tree, the material is subject to a number of unique environmental circumstances, growth habits and influences by nature. From knotholes and tree rings to pin worm holes and more, hardwood’s imperfections only add […]
Defining Screeds and Sleepers
When installing hardwood flooring, it’s important to know all the terminology that is applied to this specialized process. Some of the more unusual terms to know are screeds and sleepers. As installers, inspectors and customers start to speak the same language when it comes to wood flooring, there will be fewer communication errors and a […]
General Maintenance for Wood Floors
Properly maintaining hardwood floors is the best way to keep it beautiful and long-lasting. However, many business owners and home owners are not sure of what to do to take care of their new floors. Learning the steps to general maintenance on wood floors is important for top performance and minimal problems. Here are the 3 […]
Expansion Space and Laminate Floors?
Expansion is something that happens with flooring material that contains wood as the material absorbs and releases moisture. The expansion and contraction can lead to multiple problems if it is not addressed during the installation process. This important perimeter of space is the solution to preventing laminate flooring from squeaking, separating, lifting, buckling, gapping and […]
What Are Proud Edges in Laminate Flooring?
Laminate flooring is fast becoming one of the most popular options for flooring. Because it provides the look and feel of hardwood without the price tag, home owners and business owners are turning to laminate flooring to suit their needs. While installers and contractors know the jargon associated with laminate flooring, it’s helpful to provide […]
Direct Pressure Laminate vs High Pressure Laminate
Laminate flooring is certainly one of the more affordable options when it comes to floor coverings and it makes a strong, scuff-resistant surface for high traffic areas. Like most manufactured flooring, there are several different types that clients can choose from. One of the main differences is direct pressure laminate (DPL) and high pressure laminate […]
What Type of Wood Flooring Wears Best?
Hardwood floors have long been the standard of beauty and excellence when it comes to warm, long-lasting and classic looks for home or work. Of course hardwood flooring comes in an array of colors, plank sizes and more. Most clients are also concerned with durability when it comes to hardwood flooring and may ask a […]