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!
Laminate Flooring Concerns are an aggravation that you want to avoid. And in most situations laminate flooring concerns can be avoided with a little extra time spent on the part of you, the salesperson and the installer. In this article we discuss the most common laminate flooring concerns. With a short read you will be better informed when purchasing or caring for your … [Read more...] about Laminate Flooring Concerns Identified
Peaking Laminate floor peaking is a condition where the board edges are pushing together and peaking upward. End joint peaking, the plank ends are raised up forming a high spot at the joint. This condition is most visible in areas where lighting flows across the floor. End joint peaking can be a product, installation or site related issue. Floor Peaking … [Read more...] about Laminate Floor Peaking Cupping Buckling
Squeaky Laminate Flooring Problems Cause and Prevention Squeaky laminate flooring problems are a major laminate flooring problem. The flooring may look absolutely beautiful until you walk on it. As you walk, squeaking sounds like a rubber duck. Or the "snap, crackle and pop" sounds like an amplified bowl of Kellogg's Rice Krispies. One lady told me she didn't mind the … [Read more...] about Squeaky Laminate Flooring Problems
Staggering laminate floor is it really necessary? Not staggering laminate floor such as running the boards wall-to-wall in a hall often results in problems. It is not unusual to check out a problem laminated installation where the boards are moving and separating. A common problem is the installer failed to leave the proper stagger or chose not to stagger areas of boards. The … [Read more...] about Staggering Laminate Floor