How to Use a Tapping Block on Laminate

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My old grandmother used to say ‘anything mechanical, give it a good bashing’. – Capt. Colin Maud, The Longest Day – Most folks who’ve done construction have had to hammer something in place without denting or damaging the surface. Typically you will hold a block of scrap lumber against the offending surface, and vigorously pound it with a hammer until something gives and it slides into place. When installing a ‘click together’ laminate or vinyl floor, you have to persuade long planks to sit tight against each other, but the available edges for pounding are thin and fragile. The solution […]

Best Uses for Laminate Flooring

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Laminate flooring gives you the look and feel of hardwood in your home without the cleaning and refinishing commitments. It’s wonderful to have in areas where moisture is limited, such as in living rooms, bedrooms, and hallways. It is easy to install, durable, and easier to clean and maintain than most wood floors. Great areas to install laminate Living Rooms Bedrooms Hallways over Ceramic over Vinyl over Concrete over Plywood over Particle Board (subfloor) Places where laminate is NOT a good idea Bathrooms Laundry Rooms Saunas Kitchens Porches Entryways Mudrooms Garages Check out our Vinyl Flooring Guide for these areas Why […]