Congoleum Triversa Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring

August 22, 2017 John 0

Congoleum Triversa Rigid Vinyl Plank is an innovative waterproof flooring which brings the natural beauty of hardwood to any room in your home.

Seven of the colors are in super wide 9-inch planks while the other five colors are 7 1/8-inch wide planks. The subdued colors, natural texture and low sheen make for a refined and sophisticated floor. The added advantage of a pre-attached natural cork backing make it quiet and comfortable underfoot.

Durability

• 20 MIL WEAR LAYER WITH URETHANE

  1. • Long lasting surface with lifetime residential warranty
  2. • Easy to clean and impervious to stains
  3. • Ultimate scuff resistance

• DESIGN REALISM

  1. • Authentic natural designs highlighted by realistic texture
  2. • Luxurious low luster finish

Stability

• HIGH DENSITY CORE

  1. • Better looking end results
  2. • Prevents subfloor telegraphing
  3. • No transition strips needed in large installations
  4. • Stable construction, no expansion or contraction

• SPEED & EASE OF INSTALLATION

  1. • No need for product acclimation
  2. • SmartLock TM Clic locking system
  3. • Minimal subfloor preparation

Versatility

• NATURAL CORK BASE

  1. • Mitigates hollow tap noise often associated with laminate floor
  2. • Installs over virtually any subfloor
  3. • Helps mask subfloor imperfections
  4. • Meets ASTM standard for sound dampening
  5. • Mold and mildew resistant

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Comparing Linoleum and Vinyl Flooring

August 21, 2017 John 0

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Busy homes need durable flooring, and carpet may not cut it in high-wear areas. At the same time, many homeowners can’t afford or don’t want hardwood or engineered flooring. So they start looking at linoleum and vinyl flooring, but don’t understand the similarities or differences. Let’s look at these two flooring types and compare them.

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How they are produced — Linoleum is produced by combining linseed oil with solid fillers such as cork or wood dust. Vinyl is produced by combining synthetic materials including polyvinyl chloride, or PVC.

Ongoing maintenance — Cleaning and maintenance are similar to the two products, but linoleum requires a sealing coat when installing because unsealed linoleum is not waterproof and can be damaged by liquid spills. Vinyl flooring is chemically waterproof, so no sealing step is required.

Appearance and effects of time — Linoleum flooring have an appearance that is unique to the product, and over time will take on different colors and patterns with the natural wear and tear which occurs on all floors. Vinyl is typically manufactured to mimic other products, such as hardwood floors, and wear won’t create any positive changes in the look.

In summary, if you are looking for a natural product that takes on a unique character over the years, linoleum flooring may be your best choice. If ease of maintenance using a man-made product is preferred, then vinyl flooring may be your best bet.

Regardless of your choice, come to Flooring.org first to have access to a wide selection of flooring materials. We have a huge selection of vinyl flooring materials, as well has hardwoods floors, engineered flooring, and renewable materials such as bamboo and cork. We have excellent prices and a knowledgeable staff who can help answer all your questions about choosing the right flooring for your needs.

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5 Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

August 20, 2017 John 0

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Hardwood floors may not be as easy to maintain as you think. Hardwood flooring requires attention to detail, so be sure you’re meticulously caring for your flooring. To keep your hardwood floors looking polished, clean and like new, check out the following information provided by Reader’s Digest. The guide below contains five tips for cleaning hardwood floors.

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  1. Vacuum every week
  2. Believe it or not, dust contains fine grit that acts like sandpaper on hardwood flooring. This dust can wear through your floor’s finish, so be sure to perform a good vacuuming every week to protect your floors and keep them clean.

  3. Keep rain away
  4. Water is damaging to hardwood flooring, so, if rain is in the forecast, keep your windows closed. Accidentally keeping your windows open, or allowing moisture to come in contact with your hardwood flooring, can damage your floors. You should also be sure you have trays under potted houseplants, and wipe up any water that may drip on your flooring right away.

  5. Use no-wax wood floor cleaner
  6. If residue accumulates on your flooring, keep a no-wax cleaner on hand. Liquid-based cleaners are damaging to hardwood, but wiping up spills, dirt and debris with a no-wax cleaner right away can protect your flooring from damage.

  7. Know waxing rules
  8. It is possible to rejuvenate wax finished floors with more wax, but know that you should never use wax on shellac, varnish or polyurethane surfaces. These floors will become far too slippery, and the wax will interfere with the finish of the flooring.

  9. Use an extra doormat, furniture pads and area rugs
  10. Family, friends and guests should remove their shoes when walking on your hardwood floors to prevent water, dirt and salt damage. A great way to prevent this damage from occurring is having an indoor doormat, which guests can remove their shoes on. Furniture pads can also come in handy to keep your hardwood floor’s finish from wearing under the heavy legs of couches and tables. Finally, area rugs can keep your floor save in high traffic areas, such as living rooms or playrooms.

Now that you know how to care for your home’s flooring, consider purchasing hardwood floors from flooring.org. We have a wide range of flooring that can save you hundreds when you buy, so check out our website today!

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The Best (and Worst) Rooms for Hardwood Flooring

August 19, 2017 John 0

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Yes, hardwood flooring looks chic, elegant and gives your home a royal look. But, no hardwood flooring is NOT a cure-all to increase property value. While hardwood flooring does look amazing, lasts for decades and needs little maintenance, it is not suitable for all rooms. There are certain areas in your home where hardwood installation may not be ideal. Read on to know which are the best and the worst rooms for hardwood flooring before you invest your savings in renovating your flooring.

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Rooms You Can Install Hardwood

Living room

The living room is the most lived in a room in any house. This is the space where you meet and entertain guests. It is also that room of the house that reflects your taste, style, and personality. Do not hesitate to install hardwood floors in your living room. Hardwood can withstand heavy traffic and soak in an occasional spill without sustaining damage if promptly cleaned. You may place a doormat at the doorway to trap moisture and dirt that visitors may carry into your house.

Home office space

If you work from home, it is a good idea to install hardwood in your home office space as it is said that it can generate positivity and boosts productivity.

Master suite

Whether you want to give your master suite an elegant look or add a touch of romance, you can do so by installing hardwood. Throw in a matching rug, and restrict the amount of light that enters the room by using thick drapes, and your bedroom will be transformed into a cozy haven. The floor too will remain in immaculate condition for years to come.

Rooms You Should not Install Hardwood

Bathroom: Water is the biggest enemy of hardwood floors. The moisture and wetness will destroy the flooring before you know it. And, if you have kids, imagine potty training them in a bathroom with hardwood flooring. This spells out disaster for your hardwood flooring. Your bathroom is a big No for hardwood flooring.

Laundry room: Hardwood horror again. Your laundry room is another room in your home where there can be leaks, water puddles, and detergent spills. Unless you never hang clothes to dry or throw wet towels in, it is best you steer clear from installing hardwood in this room.

Whether you are on the lookout for solid hardwood or engineered hardwood floors, simply shop at Flooring – your one stop destination for laminate, flooring and other accessories.

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Refinish or Replace: Which Is Right for Your Hardwood Floors?

August 19, 2017 John 0

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When it comes to refurbishing your floors, the decision to refinish or replace can be difficult. Refinishing is a technique that allows you to save your current wood flooring, but you don’t get the opportunity to have a clean slate. On the other hand, replacing your hardwood floors gives you a brand new start and fresh flooring for your home. Choosing between these two options may be difficult, but the following guide contains information that can help you make a decision.

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The first step in deciding to refinish or replace your flooring is gauging the repairs. Sometimes making this decision comes down to how badly your floors need repairs. Minor repairs, such as stains or damaged planks, can be an easy fix, which doesn’t demand an entire replacement. However, floors with rotting or structural problems will require a lot of work, which may cost more than replacing the floors altogether.

Another step you should take in making the decision to refinish or replace is checking your budget. Choosing between the two options can come down to something as simple as cost. Refinishing floors tends to be less expensive than a total replacement, but there are some situations where this circumstance can be reversed. Determining your budget can help you decide if a refinish or replacement is best for your needs.

Finally, establish the age of your flooring. The older the floors, the more valuable they can be in your home. However, the older the floors, the more likely they are to have damage or mismatch the interior of a home. When you establish the age of your flooring you can better understand its value and aesthetic appearance in your home, which can lead to a decision in the refinish versus replacement debate.

If you decide that a flooring replacement is best for your home, consider flooring.org. Our extensive selection of unfinished flooring, prefinished flooring, parquet flooring and more can be right at home in your home. For more details on what we have to offer, give us a call at 1-800-689-9006.

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What is WPC Flooring?

August 19, 2017 John 0

WPC refers to “wood plastic composite” but oddly enough, there are very few WPC floors that contain any wood at all!

So what is all the hype about this fastest growing segment of the flooring industry? The short answer is these floors perform like laminate flooring, install quickly and easily like laminate flooring (no nails or glue), and are waterproof.

WPC can go over most subfloors without much preparation.

WPC floors refer to a category of Luxury Vinyl Plank and Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT and LVP) that are rigid. Ordinary LVT/LVP flooring is constructed of 100% virgin vinyl but does not have the rigid thermoplastic core material of WPC floors.  This rigid core material of WPC is beneficial when the existing subfloor has imperfections, so it cuts down the time and cost of subfloor preparation during installation. If a subfloor is not sufficiently smooth for ordinary LVT/LVP flooring, the imperfections could telegraph through the vinyl over time. So the bottom line difference between WPC and LVP is the ability of the rigid core to hide more subfloor imperfections.

The big advantage for WPC over laminate is that it is waterproof.

Plus the vinyl wear layer of WPC absorbs the impact sounds to make it inherently quieter than laminate (a good sound control underlayment for laminate will mitigate this difference)

Pictured is the white thermoplastic core of Mohawk’s SolidTech

So what about the most important characteristic – looks, visual realism and authenticity compared to hardwood?

WPC floors are very good and will be rapidly improving over time. But the higher end and more mature laminate flooring brands which have unique characteristics like big beveled edges and extremely realistic in-register embossing (when the surface texture follows the relief and the grain of the wood), are in our opinion, a step ahead in visual realism at this time.

You can find many new WPC floors in our Vinyl Flooring section.

 

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Ask it: How to install tile backer board

August 5, 2017 John 0

How to install tile

Hey MyFixitUpLife—I have a question about how to install tile backer board. Can you help? Question: I know, generally, how to install tile but I could use an assist. I’m putting down backer board for a tile floor in our kitchen and want to make sure I apply the thinset … see more

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Ask it: How to install tile backer board

August 3, 2017 John 0

How to install tile

Hey MyFixitUpLife—I have a question about how to install tile backer board. Can you help? Question: I know, generally, how to install tile but I could use an assist. I’m putting down backer board for a tile floor in our kitchen and want to make sure I apply the thinset … see more

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Ask it: How to install tile backer board

August 2, 2017 John 0

How to install tile

Hey MyFixitUpLife—I have a question about how to install tile backer board. Can you help? Question: I know, generally, how to install tile but I could use an assist. I’m putting down backer board for a tile floor in our kitchen and want to make sure I apply the thinset … see more

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