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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 Remove Stains From Vinyl Flooring

How to Remove Stains From Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl continues to be a popular choice among synthetic flooring materials, combining durability, and moisture-resistance at a low cost. Like with any other material, however, your vinyl flooring is bound to pick up some stains and marks over the years, even with regular light cleaning. Have no fear, however, because it isn’t challenging to clean vinyl floors. This guide will give you some top tips on floor cleaners, cleaning solutions, strategies to remove stains and everything you need to do to maintain your vinyl floors in top condition. How to Clean Vinyl Floors? Cleaning vinyl floors is easy. To start

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Hardwood Floor Restoration: Is It Worth It? Or Should I Change the Entire Flooring?

Are you going to renovate the house and don’t know what to do with that old hardwood floor that is already all scratched and worn? It is important to know that it is worth evaluating possibilities for floor refinishing and restoration before investing in the total replacement of the material. After all, when well taken care of, hardwood flooring is durable, never goes out of style, brings more comfort to spaces (even walking barefoot on cold days) and does not appear to be easily dirty (unlike some very smooth coverings, in that a strand of hair can really stand out).

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Hardwood Floors: Check Out Some Floor Layout Options That Can Transform Your Home

Have you ever heard of hardwood floor layout? If you haven’t heard it, you’ve probably noticed it in practice. That’s because solid wood floors can be designed and assembled in a number of different patterns, such as checkered, herringbone, diagonal and others. **Please take note that all flooring designs & layouts must be reviewed and approved by BC Floors before any quotation of service.** If well thought out, together with a good choice of material, it contributes to the final aesthetic result and, depending on the chosen pattern, can be a great ally for the economy of the work. In

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Guide: How to Choose the Ideal Hardwood Floors

The floor is one of the main choices in a house and wood is one of people’s favorite options. But, before applying a coating, it is necessary to think about several aspects that involve this choice – from aesthetics to care and maintenance. With that in mind, we’ve put together a complete hardwood floor guide. Check it out below. Types of Hardwood Floors There are many species of wood that are used in the manufacture of floors, among the most common are oak, ivory, peroba and teak, for example. And wood is used to make a number of different types

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Does My Hardwood Floors Need Maintenance? Check Out Some Tips

Hardwood floors are widely admired for their strength, elegance and the characteristic beauty that each type of wood offers. However, it must not be forgotten that this is a natural material that, no matter how durable and resistant it may be, needs some specific care to prolong its aesthetic attractiveness and its useful life. Stains, scratches, mold and other impact marks are some of the problems that hardwood floors are exposed to. Because of that, check out some tips to recover and clean these precious and admired floors. Hardwood Floors Maintenance Tips Scraping Wooden Floors Hardwood floors, over the years,

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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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Herringbone: Get To Know This Flooring Trend for Residential Homes

The herringbone is a lining pattern that can be used in virtually any room in your home – this name is inspired by the skeleton of the herring fish, as the shape is similar. In addition to being beautiful, it is a versatile flooring (or cladding) pattern – it can be used on the floor or walls, using materials such as hardwood, ceramic tiles or even porcelain. If you are renovating or building a property and are looking for a flooring option to add charm to the rooms, this can be a good choice. In this post, we’ll talk a

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Flooring for commercial offices: discover the quieter options

More and more companies have bet on a new physical structure for the work areas, tearing down walls and creating large offices called “open space”. In addition to the modern and clean look, the new office concept proposes a more collaborative environment, which facilitates communication and social interaction. And to make the workplace more pleasant and comfortable, it is essential to also think about floors for commercial spaces. If the location is an office with high circulation of people, it’s not just the beauty, practicality, durability and price that come into the equation. It is also necessary to think about

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