Wood Flooring - Flooring Questions
1.20 Does anyone have BKR brand laminate flooring. Thinking about buying this brand. Any suggestions would help.?

Q. I debating on laminate flooring. BKR has caught my eye but i have never heard of it. What brand of laminate is best? 8mm or 12mm. Going on a wood floor in an old house. Ripping up carpet and tile. BKR has the underlayment already attached and the installer said he would put down a moisture barrier. This is just adding up quickly and I want to make sure i get a good brand that will last a long time.

A. The most well known brands of laminate are quik-step, & pergo. The thicker the better. If I were you I would have the real wood floors refinished. Real wood is much more durable, you won't have to buy the new flooring, and wood will add more value to your house. If the wood floor has already been refinished too many times and can't be refinished again, then maybe consider engineered wood flooring. It has a layer of real wood, it will feel more solid than laminate, it looks better, and it can be refinished when it gets worn.

1.20 Laying engineered wood flooring over vinyl flooring?

Q. Can engineered wood flooring be installed on vinyl flooring? I'm in the middle of home improvement project and have decided to lay some engineered wood flooring for my kitchen. The particular brand that I've bought requires glue-down installation. The problem is, there's vinyl flooring that's been laid with cutback and it's not going to come up without a significant amount of work and then re-preparation of the sub flooring. I've been to the local home improvement center several times and can't really get a straight answer as to if this is possible. I've searched the Internet and its about 50-50 yes and no. I'd really like anybody's input into my situation, as I am under a little bit of a time constraint to finish the project as this is my new house and I've got to move out of my old house in in a week. Thanks in advance to your answers!

A. If you are laying down Bruce or Armstrong flooring, they have instructions for laying over vinyl flooring. Basically you can't lay the flooring over more than 2 layers of vinyl. You want to make sure the flooring is stripped, not sanded, especially if there is a gloss on the floor. Don't sand if its a resilient floor, it may contain asbestos. Also they recommend specific adhesives that will bond with the floor.

1.20 Can laminate wood flooring in two adjoining rooms be mismatched?

Q. We are moving into our first home and we are replacing the carpet in the living room with laminate wood flooring. The floor in the dining room is already laminate wood and joins up with the living room floor. We are trying to pick out new floors and are wondering if we can get a different color wood floor for the living room or if we need to match it perfectly with the dining room. Would mismatching the wood look tacky?? Calling all interior designers! I need your help!

A. What you are asking is a question of personal taste. I (being a wood lover) think it's kinda cool to bounce to contrasting wood off one another, But thats just me.

1.20 What color wood flooring should I choose if my kitchen cabinets are a medium brown with a darker grain?

Q. We aren't sure if our flooring should match the cabinets or be the color of the dark grain. Our furniture is dark so I want to pull it all together if possible. Also the grain in our cabinets is pretty busy so should we do a calmer grain pattern in the floor? Thanks!

A. Choose the darker grain color in a very plain pattern. that way it will match well and not give you a migraine. if it's really dark use your best judgement and ask a friend for advice. try to get several floor samples the color you like and several a couple shades darker or lighter.

1.20 What is the best type of laminate wood flooring to be used on a concrete floor? Glue type or glue-less?

Q. My parents and I are re-modeling parts of our home and we'd like to know what kind of laminate wood flooring could be used on a concrete floor. Glue or glueless? Bear in mind that my parents are both home improvement people (Dad is a roofing supervisor; Mom works as a dept. manager for a local indie hardware store). However, they are open to advice and suggestions from others on what kind of laminate wood flooring to use on concrete floors.

A. Glue down laminate is obsolete now. They are all what they call ''floating'' floors now. Any major brand will suffice. You may just want to look and see how easy the planks go together before deciding. Some brands have a foam backing with a moisture barrier already glued to the back of them and some require that you buy the foam in a roll that has to be laid down first. Obviously the real cheap stuff is going to feel like walking on cardboard and the pricier stuff will feel like real wood. No laminate is intended for a full bathroom where water/moisture from a tub or shower is present.

1.20 Is putting in laminate wood flooring really as easy as they make it seem?

Q. I am moving into my first house next week and I am doing the laminate flooring myself....can anyone tell me if they have done it an how easy or hard it actually was? Also, do you know if I can just put the pad and laminate flooring on top of the kitchen flooring that is already there? Thanks for your help in advance!

A. Make sure the particular flooring you are getting needs no other supplies..some requires a simple underlayment(fabric type sheeting)..and some require you buy these foam rubber gasket type items that the baseboard needs pulled and they have to tuck under it to help lock in without moving..Just make sure before purchasing..that you are aware of what all is needed..Remember..most of these floorings need to have the base board removed to install properly

1.20 What flooring is the most attractive, practical, functional and pet-proof for a bedroom?

Q. I just got a new home with carpeting in the bedrooms. My dogs do sometimes have accidents, so I want to replace the flooring with something else.

A. Laminate wood flooring with throw rugs.

1.20 Do you need a professional to install wood flooring?

Q. I am thinking about doing it myself but my sister ect say you have to hire someone.I am not sure i have to.

A. Most hardwood flooring goes for $3-4 per sqft. while installation will run you an additional $5 per sqft. Sit in on one of the Saturday seminars at Home Depot or grab a book on do it yourself flooring tips for around $10. It's not as hard as people make it out to be and with a little confidence in your own abilities you can save over 50% vs. professional installation.

Wood Flooring

 Flooring - Wood Flooring There is no match to the kind of beauty and warmth that your hard wood flooring can give to your >, Ohio area home. No matter what the newest style of flooring in the market, there is an elegantly old world look that a wood floor provides that other flooring materials simply don't come close to. Looks aren't the only reason why wood flooring is perfect for your home. It's easy to care for, and long lasting too. Add to this a variety of styles to choose from, and you have a flooring material choice that delivers on every count.

When it comes to choosing a hard wood floor for your >, Ohio area home, consider not just the décor in the rest of the room, but also the kind of use the room has, and your life style. Certain species are not advised for use in certain parts of the country. Your formal living room will be accented by a darker color of wood, while kitchens and family rooms need wood flooring that is of a lighter shade, and not a dark or bleached wood floor. The high traffic and risk of spills in these area call for a different style. Bathrooms on the other hand, do not work well with wood floors. Oak hard wood floors and cherry hard wood floors are still the wood species of choice for their long lasting style. Consider color variations in each piece of wood that is installed, because each piece could have been sourced from a different tree. Take in to consideration the thicknesses and widths of the boards or planks. All companies have their own color, sizes and styles, so make sure that your floor installer and you are on the same page on all the specifications. For instance, a natural oak wood floor is called by dozens of different names in the flooring industry.

Wood floorings are one of the more expensive choices in flooring materials. However, the quality of the wood determines the pricing itself. You can expect a cheap wood flooring to have more imperfections and more number of knots. A higher priced wood will offer fewer variations in color, although this is dependent on the species too. Expensive wood also gives you a wider width, and allows you to stain and finish your wood flooring to bring out a richer color. Installation costs also vary a lot, depending on the labor rates in your area, as well as the sub floor preparation. To ensure that your expensive new wood floor lasts long, keep water, dirt and sand away from your hard wood floor. Water discolors the wood, while dirt and sand cause scratching and dulling of the color. Use floor rugs outside the door, and just inside the hallway, and place area rugs at different points throughout the house to take some of the wear off the floor. Never use regular floor cleaners or soap solutions. Special neutral pH cleaners will keep your wood floors residue free. Insert felt strips or padding under the legs of your furniture to prevent scratching and lift the furniture off the floor when you have to move it. To protect areas near large windows from the damaging effects of the sun, use heavy curtains.

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