Why Floating Floors Fail

When Laminate Flooring first hit the United States in 1994 under the brand name Pergo, flooring installation began to change. With Laminate flooring came a floating floor with a pad underneath it. Laminate was not the first attempt of a floating floor. Vinyl manufacturers tried several times with floating sheet products. With the installation of […]

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Sound Transmission and Flooring

When it comes to flooring, the more muffled the sound, the better, especially in a multi-story building, house, apartments, or condominiums. Sound is transmitted when hard objects, like hard-soled shoes, furniture, dropped objects, or even dog claws impact a hard surface, like tile or stone. Without anything to absorb it, sound waves can spread, multiply, […]

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Moisture and How It Effects Solid Wood Flooring

Most problems associated with hardwood flooring are moisture related. Wood has a cell structure that enables it to take on and give off moisture depending on the moisture presented by the environment. Each wood species has a unique “shrinkage factor” which defines how much a certain species will expand and contract as the moisture content […]

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