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Best Underlayment for Vinyl Flooring

How to Choose the Best Underlayment for Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring, especially Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) is one of the most popular products on the market today. Not only does it give a good imitation for hardwood planks, but it’s affordable, resistant to moisture, and with a click-lock product easy to install even as a DIY product. However, there’s one important detail many homeowners overlook in their vinyl floor installations – underlayment. While some resources claim it as “optional”, most experts agree that underlay for vinyl is a vital part of a good installation. In this post, we’ll discuss why you shouldn’t skip the underlayment for vinyl plank flooring,

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Which Direction to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring

How and Which Direction to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring: Quick Course In Laying Your Own Vinyl Plank Floor

Luxury Vinyl Plank is a great choice for a floor that’s attractive, easy to maintain, and extremely resilient. Newer vinyl products are a very convincing imitation of more expensive choices such as wide plank hardwood floors. While the installation isn’t difficult, especially if you opt for a click-lock product, there are a few things to keep in mind if you want a professional-quality final product. One subtle choice that can have a big impact on the final product is the directionality of your installation. The choice of whether to lay your planks horizontally, vertically, or at an angle depends on the

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How to Make Laminate Floors Shine

How to Make Laminate Floors Shine – Achieving an Attractive Finish Under the Right Conditions

Homeowners usually opt to install laminate flooring because of its low cost, durability, and lower maintenance needs. Laminate costs a fraction of what you would spend on hardwood floors, and modern laminate flooring imitates hardwood surprisingly well. If you looked at your choices and chose laminate, odds are you’re happy with your choice. However, many owners of laminate flooring encounter the same issue. After a few months, their floor begins to lose its new shine and clean appearance. Trying to fix the issue by mopping, they soon find that their floor looks even worse – sticky and streaky. Laminate flooring

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Wooden Flooring for Properties With Integrated Living Room and Kitchen – How to Choose the Best Option?

Where is wooden flooring suitable for? Well, for wherever you want. Currently, with the various treatments that wood can receive, we can have this type of flooring installed in any space. Ceramics, porcelain, cement and resins continue to be great options for high humidity areas, such as the kitchen, but there is no problem in choosing wood as long as some care is taken. And in the case of properties with an integrated living room and kitchen, many people want to keep the unity of the space with a single choice of flooring – and wood ends up being the

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I Want to Change the Floor of My House but I Hate Construction Work. What Should I Do? Check Out Some Suggestions

It’s no use having a wonderful living room, a spectacular kitchen or a hall that invites you to enter if the floor of your house is damaged. And let’s be honest, renovating the house is great but… We don’t always have the necessary time or disposition. With that in mind, today we are going to talk about floors that can be installed faster, with as little dirt, noise and inconvenience as possible. I Want to Change the Floorings but I Hate Construction Work! Before moving on to the possibilities, it is worth remembering that the choice of professionals responsible for

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Vinyl Flooring: When Is the Right Time to Replace It? Check Out Which Signs Indicate That It Is Better to Replace the Coating

If you have vinyl flooring in your home or company, you probably already know one of the main benefits of this type of floor: the ease of maintenance. Replacing vinyl flooring is much easier than replacing any other type of flooring. But the big question is: when is the right time to replace it? A lot of people still wonder about this. Does the floor need to be changed at a certain time interval? Or only when it’s worn out? In today’s article, you will find out the best time to change the floor, taking advantage of its features until

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How to Choose the Ideal Carpet? Check Out the Tips in This Complete Guide

When talking about carpet flooring, in general, the main factors that are taken into account when making a decision are prices, available colors, in which rooms it will be applied, cleaning and maintenance frequency, right? It turns out that there are other factors to be taken into account, such as the type of carpet (broadloom or tile) and even the fiber material. All this impacts the final look of the room, the frequency of maintenance and, of course, the warmth that the material can provide that space. So, if you are thinking about choosing carpet as a flooring for a

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Is It Time to Change the Carpet? See Factors That May Indicate That It Is

Carpet is one of the most used types of flooring – whether corporate or residential spaces, specially in regions with lower temperatures. That’s because it is a great option to offer thermal comfort to the rooms, as well as helping with acoustic insulation. But like any other type of material, it has a lifespan that determines when it needs to be replaced. Considering this, how do you know the right time to change carpets? How to Prolong the Life of Your Carpet Of course, the quality of the carpet is a key factor in prolonging its life. But it is

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Flooring Trends for 2022: Check Out What Will Be Hot in the Coming Months

A trend is everything that translates into colors, materials, formats and design what we’re looking for – it’s true for fashion, but it’s also true for home and decor. That’s because even if we change the floor at home much less often than we change an item of clothing, for example, we still have innovations and aspects that are also on the rise in this segment. Therefore, throughout this article, we are going to discuss some trends in floorings for the upcoming years. Flooring Trends in 2022 1. Vinyl flooring For those who are renovating or building a house from

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Epoxy or Polished Concrete Floor? Learn About the Advantages of These Options for Commercial and Industrial Spaces

Are you looking for a practical and very durable flooring option for a high-traffic area? It can be a commercial building, an industry or even a garage or basement: polished concrete floors and epoxy coated floors are two great options in these cases. And to help you decide, we’ll talk a little about them in today’s post. Epoxy or Polished Concrete Flooring – Differences An epoxy coated floor is a floor that receives a layer of a material formed by a resin and a catalyst. When the two compounds are mixed, they form a monolithic chemical bond. This mixture imparts

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