PORCELAIN TILE VS. VINYL TILE

Tile is a term used in a few different ways in the flooring industry. For the most part when I hear tile I think of ceramic or porcelain tiles.   However you could also be referring to vinyl composition tiles (VCT). We also now have carpet tiles and Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT).  So now days…

VINTAGE WOOD LOOK USING VINYL PLANK.

This old floor must have been in place for 60 years plus. In the heart of old town Paso Robles you expect to walk on old squeaky hardwood flooring. The challenge here was to find a floor that could hold up to the newly purposed that it is a foyer now for two businesses and…

LIBRARY FLOORING REPLACEMENT

We have started the project at the Nipomo Library. We are removing the glue down carpet and will be preparing the floor for a Luxury Vinyl Flooring. We noticed that all of the boxes of base were labeled correctly but when opened two boxes had the wrong color inside. This rubber base color took us…

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…