WATERPROOF FLOORING ON STAIRS – STAIRNOSE OPTIONS

Laminate flooring is designed as a floating floor system. There are times we glue them down solid. Most often we would glue down a laminate floor on stairs, stair landings or at a step at top of a loft type area. We glue laminate flooring down at times for safety reasons. We want steps and stairs…

Which flooring should be installed first, or does it matter?

Tile can be messy and the traffic to complete the job is heavy as well. It is recommended to have all your tile and grout work done before carpet, vinyl flooring or hardwood installation. This is typically after any cabinet and painting work is completed. After tile is done we want to install sheet vinyl…

What should I take into consideration before flooring over ceramic tile?

At times I look at the option of installing a new floor coverings over existing ceramic tile. New flooring must be installed over a suitable underlayment that is solid, stable, dry, clean and smooth. Things I take into consideration are: Is the existing tile bonded well to the subfloor? We can’t install over a old…

Where can laminate flooring be installed in the home?

Laminate flooring can be installed in most every room of the house. With the new Waterproof Laminates we are now installing laminate into bathrooms, laundry rooms and well used mud rooms even in the snow country. Quality laminates have performed well for decades in kitchen, well traveled hallways, bedrooms and stairs. Different manufactures have different…

How difficult is installing laminate flooring over linoleum?

How wonderful laminate flooring is when dealing with floor preparation! Installing laminate flooring over linoleum is a snap. First clean the linoleum then install the laminate. I am kidding a bit. However you are in most cases very close to installation with little work to do. The idea is you need a clean, sound, smooth…

CAN I INSTALL OVER MY OLD FLOORING?

     Often I am asked if we need to remove the old flooring before installation of the new floor we are going to install. We want to look at the job site to be sure before we make that call.      Many factors come into play before making the decision to remove the…