Category Archives: Laminate

What Are The Benefits Of Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring is a versatile and durable option for almost any room in your home. With the latest advancements in durability, appearance and cost-effectiveness, Laminates have become more popular in recent years. There are many advantages to selecting laminates if you’re looking to finish a new floor or replace existing, worn-out flooring.

One of leading reasons so many people have been turning to laminate flooring is its ease of installation. Even novices can usually take on a laminate flooring project, with its user-friendly and intuitive tongue-and-groove installation, notes BuildDirect. As a glueless option that requires very little carpentry work, it’s a great beginner project for a new homeowner or someone inclined to do-it-yourself projects. Plus, as a pre-cut and produced product, there is very little waste left over. Read More What Are The Benefits Of Laminate Flooring?

Why should I choose laminate flooring?

In this article we will try to go through the most important pros and cons of laminate flooring.

1) First of all, flooring has to be durable. So how durable is laminate floor?

Laminate floor has a durability grading system that goes all the way from not very durable (AC1 or 21 grade), used only for low traffic places, like a house where occupied by people only one month per year. On top of that, nowadays it’s hard to find AC1 grade laminate. On the more durable side, the highest grade (AC5 or 33 grade) is designed for high-traffic commercial areas such as stores, showrooms and public buildings. So, laminates can be extremely durable, depending on the grade. The best choice for homeowners with moderate traffic is AC3 and AC4 for heavy traffic.

2) Where laminate flooring can be installed?
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Quick Overview Of Hardwood/Laminate/Tile/Vinyl/Carpet Flooring Materials

If you don’t know what floor will fit your house better, here is very brief, but useful, overview of the most commonly used flooring materials.

There are several different options:

A) Hardwood – A durable material which can be buffed or sanded to renew its look. After being sanded, hardwood can be stained to add color to it. Hardwood darkens with time (5-10 years) though the darkening is gradual and mostly unnoticed. Hardwood floors are considered a long lasting investment since it increases the value of the house by an average of 6%. While hardwood is a long lasting product, it’s pretty easy to scratch; although with proper care it can stay unscathed for a long period of time. Additionally, the material moves during the warm and cold seasons (mainly because of a humidity), which might create some gaps between boards, or alternately, cupping or buckling. If the floors are maintained properly, however, neither gaps nor buckling or cupping appear. Read More Quick Overview Of Hardwood/Laminate/Tile/Vinyl/Carpet Flooring Materials

The Best Flooring For My Basement

This is very common question among our clients – What is the best floor for the basement? People are confused by the their relatives advisers, non-professional advisers(Thanks to “Hom Depo”) and so on. In this article I want to go through the pros and cons of different flooring materials. Only this time I will give you some factors which will add some value to my words. So let’s try to find out what is the best material the basement floor.

Today, let’s include three nominees for our goal: laminate, carpet and vinyl floor.  Read More The Best Flooring For My Basement

How To Choose Laminate Flooring. Part 1. What Is AC.

There are several main factors you need to consider in order to choose perfect laminate flooring for you.

First of all you need to determine how much traffic you’re expecting to have. Based on this knowledge, you can decide what material you’re looking for.

Laminate Flooring manufacturers have special standards to follow. These standards were developed by The European Producers of  Laminate Flooring (EPLF).  There are 5 classified types of laminate durability levels(abrasion classes): AC1 to AC5. Higher number – more durable laminate is.

Laminate flooring durability scale.

AC types:

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The Best Flooring For Your Summer Home

Now that we’re entering the winter months, it’s inevitable that many of you will be closing up your summer homes at one point or another. Here on Cape Cod, that likely means a beachfront property. We’re experienced in all kinds of different residential and commercial flooring projects, and we know that vacation homes tend to have unique needs that differ from those of your main residence. Due to the fact that your vacation home is often empty for much of the year, coupled with the specific demands of more rural geographies, it is essential to approach your flooring options differently than in your main property. Here are a few flooring options that are perfect for different summer homes, and contact New Floors Inc for all of your flooring needs!

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