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What you should know about carpet installation

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Carpet installation in an Auburn, WA home from Nielson Bros
There's a good reason why carpet is such a sought-after choice. It gives any room a warm, elegant look and has countless functional benefits. Here are some things to know about carpet installation.The craft is constantly evolvingTechnological advances enable carpet mills to enlarge color palettes ...
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Why luxury vinyl flooring is so popular

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Beautiful luxury vinyl floors in a Bellevue, WA home from Nielsen Bros & Sons
Well, let's answer this with a question: Have you ever longed for a farmhouse-style kitchen with gray wood floors but knew the wet, humid, leak-prone room wouldn't make for a sound wood installation? Have you ever seen slate stone floors and thought, "me, too!" with a wallet that says "no!"That, ...
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What does through body color mean in tile?

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Tile flooring installation in a Lynwood, WA home from Nielsen Bros & Sons
Through body, not to be confused with color body, means that the color and pattern are "baked" right through the tile flooring's entire bisque. This is opposed to color-body, where the color and design are applied only to the glaze.Through body vs. color bodyBoth are terrific additions to the home, ...
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Does engineered wood flooring need to acclimate?

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Engineered hardwood flooring in a Renton, WA home
Each manufacturer has different recommendations as to whether or not you should acclimate engineered hardwood; at Neilson Bros & Sons, we read the instructions carefully and check the moisture content, heat source, subfloor, and other pertinent elements.Solid hardwood flooring: different ...
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Four tips for choosing the perfect hardwood

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Hardwood flooring in a Lynnwood, WA home
Few things are as elegant and glamorous as wood floors, but choosing the right one is a lot more than just selecting the color. Here, from Neilson Bros & Sons, a family-owned, 75-year-old company, are our suggestions for finding the just-right floor for your home.1. Make a list of ...
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Is underlayment needed with laminate flooring installation?

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Always use an underlayment with a laminate flooring installation because the floor will be less stable and more prone to warping without one. However, it may be optional or depends on factors, such as installation technique, so there's no clear yes or no answer. The best thing is to seek the advice ...
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The importance of professional carpet installation

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Carpet installation in the Greater Seattle, WA area
Professional carpet installation protects your investment, which is one of the biggest outlays you'll make in your house. Second, the floor is usually the largest square footage area of a room, so it's obvious and becomes a showcase for your style. When you're shopping for Washington state carpet ...
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Is luxury vinyl plank the same as an LVT floor?

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Luxury vinyl plank flooring in a Redmond, WA home
No, and yes. The style is different, with one cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards and the other cut into groutable squares to echo stone or tile. However, they are both design options of luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) and have the same visual appeal, realism, and functional properties.Style and ...
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Porcelain & Ceramic Tile FAQs

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Tile flooring in a modern Bellevue, WA home
We know that porcelain and ceramic tile flooring are an excellent choice for any room of your home, but we also know that you have likely questions about the products. Read along to find out if the answers to your questions are here in today's post.Are ceramic tiles waterproof?Tile floors, both ...
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Top 4 laminate flooring colors

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The latest laminate flooring in a Bellevue, WA home
Laminate flooring gives you plenty of reasons to fall into love with it, including a beautiful array of visuals including gorgeous colors. In today's post, we will let you in on the top four laminate flooring colors, so you will know just what is in style when you are ready to shop for your home....
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Top 5 hardwood flooring options in Washington state

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Hardwood flooring in a Washington home
As a Washington state resident, you might be wondering what some of the best flooring options are in the area. Today, we will tell you the top five hardwood flooring options for your consideration, so read along for more details.The best hardwood flooring could be yoursHardwood flooring can be a ...
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Is engineered hardwood flooring made with natural wood?

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Engineered wood flooring in a Renton, WA home
If you are considering engineered hardwood for the floors in your home, you will find it an excellent material for various reasons, including outstanding durability and lifespan. But you might also wonder if it's made with natural wood, and that's a question we’ll be answering in today’s post....
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Can carpet be installed over an existing floor covering?

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Carpet installation in a Tacoma, WA home
Some people will choose to install carpet over an existing floor to save both time and money, rather than first removing the existing one. It is possible to do a flooring-over-flooring installation, ensure the existing floor is in good condition, clean, and free of adhesives or contaminants. It is ...
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Is vinyl flooring affordable?

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Vinyl flooring installation in a Bellevue, WA home
For homeowners who have multiple rooms to floor, finding an affordable flooring option is usually a necessity. But can you find that in vinyl flooring?The good news is, there are plenty of options available in this flooring line for all your requirements. We’ll tell you more about that right now....
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How to make your flooring special with ceramic tile

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Custom tile installation in a Lynnwood, WA home
Right now, the rustic look is in, and we see everything from fauna, foliage, and even trees in the kitchen. If that style is for you, consider ceramic-like terracotta tile flooring. That beautiful reddish-brown color combined with unsurpassed durability makes it an excellent choice for busy rooms ...
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What are the benefits of laminate flooring?

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Laminate flooring in a Bellevue, WA master bedroom
High-definition photography, deep embossing, enhanced seaming mechanisms, and other technological innovations have made laminate flooring evolve into a visually appealing and realistic alternative to solid hardwood floors. A step-by-step breakdown of laminate benefits includes the following....
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The difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring

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Hardwood flooring installation in a Bellevue, WA home
All three hardwood flooring types can have the same look in your home, including unfinished and prefinished solid hardwood, and engineered hardwood. What differs between solid and engineered wood floors is found beneath the surface. Regardless of which type of wood you choose to enhance room decor, ...
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How do you choose a good carpet?

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Carpet installation in a Bellevue, WA home
When you're considering all the many carpet options available to you, it might seem daunting to try and figure out which is the best for your particular needs. That's why we're going to share a few tips with you today about how to choose carpeting.The best carpet for your Washington homeThere are ...
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Is vinyl flooring waterproof?

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Waterproof vinyl flooring in a Tacoma, WA home office
Vinyl flooring is one of the most versatile flooring materials on the market today, featuring superb visuals, outstanding durability, and a lifespan that makes it all worth your while. But what makes them even more appealing is that they offer a waterproof option that gives you complete peace of ...
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So, you’re looking for kitchen flooring; what would the benefits of tile be?

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Tile flooring installation in a Bellevue, WA kitchen
Indeed, tile flooring is a trendy choice in the kitchen. And, given that you can use the same (or complimenting) tile on your walls or countertops, the options abound. But what makes this material such a compelling choice for the kitchen area?Water-resistanceProbably one of the most apparent ...
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The importance of thickness in laminate flooring

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Laminate flooring in a Auburn, WA dining room
A lot of customers ask us about laminate flooring thickness. We explain that it measures from the baseboard to the top and that it shouldn't include padding or underlayment, even if that is pre-attached.Laminate ranges from 6-mm to 12-mm and, as a rule, it shouldn't be less than 8-mm. If, however, ...
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How to clean hardwood floors

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Clean hardwood flooring in a Lynnwood, WA home
A focus on keeping dirt to a minimum is the first step in maintaining a hardwood floor. Floor mats placed inside and outside of exterior doors take care of dirt and debris that can scratch floors. Well-placed area rugs, such as in front of a fireplace, are helpful. Nielsen Bros & Sons is a flooring ...
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Can wood floors be installed in a basement?

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Engineered hardwood flooring in a Bellevue, WA basement
Wood floors are a magnificent addition to many spaces in your home, but can it be installed in a basement? The answer is a little more complicated than a simple yes or no, but we can help you figure it out as you read along with us here. Below grade spaces and wood floorsSolid hardwood flooring is ...
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Why is carpet underlayment so important?

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Laying down carpet padding during an installation in a Lynnwood home
No matter if your carpet has a high or low pile or it is thick and plush, you will still definitely need an underlayment. Commonly known as padding or cushion, it helps protect the rug from wearing against a bare floor and cushions the impact of furniture and foot traffic. This all increases the ...
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Can vinyl plank flooring be removed and reinstalled?

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Luxury vinyl plank flooring installed in a Lynnwood, WA kitchen
Yes, both vinyl plank flooring and LVT flooring can be removed and reinstalled when they're installed with the floating floor technique. It's a great way to save money, rather than replacing the entire floor and is also environmentally responsible since waste doesn't end up in the landfill.  ...
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What is the difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles?

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Tile flooring in a Seattle, WA home
Porcelain is a type of ceramic, so there are similarities and differences between the two clay-based materials. You can't go wrong by installing either kind of durable tile flooring in a kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, or other moisture-prone areas. Both materials can be placed on a floor or wall, so ...
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Five tips for choosing laminate flooring

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Modern laminate flooring in a Lynnwood, WA home
Laminate floors are a staple in the flooring industry. They are versatile in terms of their use, they can be installed anywhere in your home, and they hold up well to both wear and tear as well as moisture. And, they are attractive. They are a good all-around floor, but there are five things you ...
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What are the benefits of solid hardwood flooring?

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Solid hardwood flooring in an Auburn, WA master bedroom
There’s nothing like hardwood flooring. There are so many benefits, from adding richness and warmth to your home to it adding value to your property. Wood floors never go out of style, fit into any decor, are strong and durable, and require simple maintenance.Gorgeous undertones and quirky knots ...
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What is engineered hardwood?

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Engineered hardwood flooring in an Auburn, WA home
If you’re not yet familiar with engineered wood flooring, let our flooring experts introduce you to it here. This terrific wood flooring is taking over a major share of the wood flooring industry because it appeals to both those who want both aesthetics and practicality. Just as any hardwood, this ...
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What to expect on carpet installation day

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 Carpet installation in a Bellevue, WA home
Choosing the very best carpet for your home is only part of the process of flooring your home. To finalize your dream floors, there must also be the carpet installation, which is the final step.We understand there are a lot of questions regarding installation and lots of things you’ll want and need ...
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What is the difference between sheet vinyl and luxury vinyl flooring?

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Luxury vinyl flooring in a Bellevue, WA kitchen
Vinyl is a tough flooring material that can be counted on to repel water and resist minor damage caused by daily activities. It only takes a few moments to wipe up spills or muddy footprints from this easy to clean, stain-resistant, and child- and pet-friendly flooring. You can find a large ...
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Does tile flooring keep a room cooler?

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Tile flooring keeping a Bellevue, WA room cool
One of the most common questions homeowners have about tile flooring is whether or not the materials keep a room cooler. The quick answer is yes, it can. However, we’d like to give you a few more details so that you better understand why.In the summer, cool floor tiles are a great respite from the ...
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What is laminate flooring?

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Beautiful laminate flooring in an Auburn, WA kitchen
Laminate flooring is, in a short answer, an excellent wood-look flooring material that is sturdy, durable, and has an excellent lifespan. It’s a perfect way to get the all-natural look of solid wood, but in a product that is packed with many other benefits as well.A few of the benefits you’ll come ...
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Should you go with dark or light-colored hardwood flooring?

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Light tone hardwood flooring in a modern Bellevue, WA home
While hardwood flooring complements any room decor, you need to consider many factors to achieve the look you desire. Colors that mix and match are one of these considerations. The flooring pros at Nielsen Bros & Sons, which carries virtually every type of flooring, can guide you through the ...
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What carpet installation is best for your busy household?

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Carpet flooring in a busy Lynnwood household
A lot goes into choosing the right carpet flooring, including fiber, color, and style, but fear not: Whether you have a house full of kids (and their friends!), pets, and other heavy foot traffic, there's a carpet for you.We’ll give you a rundown on some of the things you should consider.Carpet ...
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Shopping for engineered hardwood on your terms

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Beautiful engineered wood flooring in a Bellevue, WA home
Taking the time to visit showroom after showroom to find the perfect flooring is no longer a necessary factor when choosing floors for your home. Now, you can take advantage of the shop at home option, which provides a wealth of benefits, no matter what your need is.Probably most importantly, you’...
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Laminate FAQ: You’ve got questions, we have answers

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Beautiful wood look laminate flooring in a Lynwood, WA dining room
We hear many questions about flooring in our store. Here are some answers to the most common ones about laminate.What is laminate?First, let us tell you what it’s not. The floors may not be what you remember from years ago. Today, there are no flat images with laminate, because technology has ...
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Durable floors a must for your kitchen? Check out your laminate flooring store for excellent surfacing materials!

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Durable wood look laminate flooring in a Lynnwood, WA kitchen
If durable floors are a must for your kitchen renovation, then you'll want to visit our laminate flooring store. At Nielsen Bros Flooring, one of the most popular surfacing options at our Bellevue, Auburn, and Lynnwood, WA showrooms is a modern, attractive laminate. For kitchen redesigns, it can ...
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Laminate provides an upscale look

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Laminate flooring from Nielsen Bros & Sons in Bellevue, WA
Laminate flooring is a budget-friendly product that brings the upscale look of hardwood, tile, or stone to your home. It is durable and easy to maintain. You’ll find the latest styles at Nielsen Bros Flooring. We are a family-owned and operated laminate flooring retailer in Washington that has been ...
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Four reasons to choose laminate floors

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Laminate flooring from Nielsen Bros & Sons in Bellevue, WA
Even the most hard-core lover of wood floors will decide to go with laminate.  Here’s why:It’s come a long way with technologyWhen I attended a Thanksgiving dinner this year, I commented on the homeowner’s gorgeous glossy and wire-brushed wood floors.  They were cut in planks, so I had no reason to ...
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Take advantage of the benefits of laminate flooring

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laminate flooring from Nielsen Bros & Sons in Bellevue, WA
Laminate floors offer a wealth of benefits, but if you’re considering these materials for your own home, you’ll want to know all the benefits of laminate flooring. It's nice to be able to compare these characteristics with your list of requirements and preferences to see how they measure up.You’ll ...
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Here’s why laminate flooring can work for you

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Laminate Flooring | Bellevue, Auburn, and Lynnwood, WA
Laminate flooring provides a solution for nearly every flooring need you have in your home. It's durable, offers many opportunities for décor matching, and is very stable, even over a variety of subfloor materials. You'll love how easy it is to install and how quickly it cleans up to a showroom-new ...
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Get the hardwood look (without the steep price tag) with laminate flooring

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At Nielsen Bros Flooring, our Auburn, WA showroom professionals often get the following question: What floors can we get that look like real wood for our budget-restrictive project? Well, while a great many homeowners appreciate solid hardwood, the fact is, not every renovation an integrate it ...
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6 reasons to switch to laminate flooring right now!

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Laminate Flooring | Auburn, WA
At Nielsen Bros Flooring, we’ve seen a huge surge in laminate flooring sales in our Bellevue, Auburn, and Lynnwood, WA showrooms – and for good reason! As a modern, technologically advanced material, there are truly several benefits to using this beautiful, affordable hard surfacing. If you’ve been ...
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The best laminate flooring in Auburn, WA

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Laminate has many benefits that make it a common choice for homeowners all over the country. It’s durable, gorgeous, functional, and it doesn’t leave you with a short lifespan, even in busy spaces. It could be just the material you've been searching for, for all your needs.Many homeowners ask ...
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Laminate flooring: High-end look, affordable price

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Has this ever happened to you, Auburn, WA? You walk into a home to see glossy wood floors with multi-width planks, complete with knots, swirls, and raised grains and gorgeous color variations of light, dark and medium? That happened to me recently, and I was shocked to find out that the flooring ...
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The laminate series: when laminate flooring covers all your needs

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Laminate is an excellent choice for a vast number of homes because it has so many benefits. The appearance is classic, offering the wood, stone, or tile look that easily matches any decor. But it’s also durable and functional, so it makes sense in more spaces.If you're looking for a floor covering ...
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The laminate series: laminate flooring near me

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Looking for laminate flooring stores in Auburn, WA?If you're just starting the process of looking into flooring solutions for your home, you may be asking yourself: how do I find laminate flooring near me? While these days you can simply look up floor coverings online, a little bit of due diligence ...
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The laminate series: FAQs

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When choosing laminate flooring, we find that homeowners often have a lot of unanswered questions, and we’d like to take a few steps to answer some of those for you today. We believe that knowledge is definitely beneficial when it comes to your new flooring, and goes a long way to providing the ...
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The laminate series: what it is NOT

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Many laminate flooring stores are quick to tell you everything this material is and can do for you. But to be a truly well-educated flooring consumer, you should also know what laminate flooring is NOT. This can help you decide which rooms it will be perfect for, and which rooms you should consider ...
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The laminate series: what about waterproof laminate?

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You may have recently heard quite an uproar about “waterproof laminate” but we want you to be completely in the know that are no real waterproof laminate flooring options. Since the construction of this material includes a core board, comprised of wood products, a true breach of the material by any ...
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The laminate series: available appearances

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One of the biggest advantages of having laminate flooring is having the look of all-natural flooring materials without the extra price, the lengthy installation, or the heavy maintenance schedule. Laminate entered the flooring market as the only wood-look floor covering available and has only gone ...
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The laminate series: where to use it

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Some laminate flooring stores might attempt to make you believe that laminate can be used in any room of your home with little to no worries at all. While it’s true that this material can be used in many spaces, you must remember that no laminate is 100% waterproof, so if you place it basements, ...
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The laminate series: why use it?

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As we continue looking deeper into the intricacies of laminate flooring, we want to discuss why you might want to use this floor covering in the first place. We will look at its durability, functionality, and lifespan to find out if these characteristics might be what you’re looking for in a ...
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The laminate series: what is it?

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Did you know that laminate flooring is still one of the hottest flooring materials on the market? It’s a very affordable way to get that stunning wood look you’ve always dreamed of and remains one of the best options for increasing home value for those that are looking to sell. There’s much to ...
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