Engineered floor vs solid wood flooring, which is best, this is an ongoing battle! With both types of wood flooring there are benefits and disadvantages. There are unlimited styles to select from in both engineered and solid wood floors. From the surface of the floor you will not know the difference but there are differences that you need to be aware of. [Read more…]
Wood Flooring Grades Good, Bad, Beauty, Ugly
There are different wood flooring grades (be it on room or shower) offering a variety of characteristics to wood floors. There is beauty and there is ugly in wood flooring. These perceptions can be the same wood flooring grades and the same pieces of wood within those grades. With wood flooring, what one person sees as ugly another person sees ase beauty. Examples of this would be Cabin, Character and Premium wood flooring grades. [Read more…]
Luxury vinyl tile describes a variety of vinyl flooring products from those that appear as wood, natural stone, granite and ceramic tile. The possibilities are limitless as the patterns are produced through high definition photography similar to the production of wallpaper. The printed pattern is bonded to a base and coated for protection, much like that of a laminate flooring product.
Wood floor cupping is a common problem that occurs with both solid and engineered wood floors. If you think you can escape cupping by installing a bamboo or laminate floor you can’t for they can also cup. [Read more…]
How its made Sheet Vinyl Flooring
Curious About How Sheet Vinyl is Made?
How sheet vinyl is made to be a great floor covering performer. How sheet vinyl is made is not as complicated as one might imagine for such an outstanding floor covering product that is both durable and attractive. [Read more…]
Luxury vinyl tile flooring an increasingly popular product and yet it does not have an established definition. We hear LVT, LVP and LVS among other acronyms. The acronym LVT is the most popular of the terms and used to identify “luxury vinyl tile flooring.” [Read more…]
Luxury vinyl tile advantages have increased so rapidly that it has become difficult to keep up with the almost daily changes and innovations. During the 2oth century, vinyl flooring was thought to be the kitchen, bath room and industrial replacement for linoleum. Sheet vinyl and tiles offered style and colors never before seen in resilient floor coverings. During the 21st century luxury vinyl tile became the new kid on the block and with it came many advantages never before seen in the flooring industry. [Read more…]
Bamboo flooring performance is much like that of a hardwood floor. Like wood, bamboo flooring performance will not be the same with every installation. You could install the same product from the same shipment in two houses sitting side-by-side with different performance results. Bamboo flooring performance is based on many factors from the product to installation, site related and maintenance related conditions.
Water damaged vinyl flooring is often unexpected. In an area such as a kitchen or bathroom, sheet vinyl flooring and water are generally a good match. A recent claimant on a floor covering inspection told me they understood that they could chalk one more problem off their lists and install sheet vinyl instead of laminate over their newly poured concrete. The result was water damaged vinyl flooring. So was this a manufacturing problem? [Read more…]
Wood flooring problems are usually unexpected and most often preventable. Wood flooring is the real thing, unlike laminate which is a photograph of wood. Being a product of nature there will be occasional wood flooring problems. Wood flooring problems will usually be prevented through proper milling, installation and care once it has been installed. The information in this article also pertains to bamboo flooring. [Read more…]