Lets Talk Laminate vs Engineered Wood Laminate Wood Flooring vs Engineered Wood Flooring. The difference can be confusing. Our companies flooring inspectors, have been trained by the NWFA - National Wood Flooring Association and NALFA - North American Laminate Floor Association. As certified inspectors, we see several hundreds laminate and wood floors each year. As a … [Read more...] about Laminate vs Engineered Wood Flooring Difference
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Is Transition Molding Needed? You purchased a new click style floating floor for several rooms, you did not use transition molding. You wanted the floor to flow seamlessly between each room. The salesperson tells you, "We can install the floor without gaps and transition molding." The installer tells you, "The installation instructions require expansion space in the … [Read more...] about Transition Molding For Floating Floors
Increased moisture is the cause of a growing floating floor. The effect will range from no noticeable change in appearance to peaking, cupping, buckling (tenting), warping, delamination, blistered edges, finish damage, squeaking and gaps. Engineered wood, laminate and bamboo flooring are hygroscopic. These materials increase and decrease in moisture content with change in the … [Read more...] about Growing Floating Floor Cause and Effect
Shrinking floating floor has been a common floating floor concerns in recent years. Seen often with strand bamboo flooring, also laminate, engineered wood and even luxury vinyl floating floors. A floor looks beautiful for a while and suddenly develops wide gaps at plank ends, sides along walls or at doorways. The Panicked homeowner calls the dealer and says, “I have a … [Read more...] about Shrinking Floating Floor Cause and Effect
Floating Floor Introduction In 1994 Pergo laminate introduced plank style floating floor to North America, having marketed it in Europe ten years earlier. Far from a new product, invented in Sweden in 1977. The introduction of floating floors brought new concerns. Some of these laminate floors were failing. flooring experts were commissioned to investigate … [Read more...] about Floating Floor, What it is!