Q: Can I put polyurethane on my laminate floor? A: If by laminate you mean the product with the hard, melamine like surface, then NO. Similar Q: I have had my laminate floor now for about 4 or 5 years. I have not found anything that will give it a shine. Can I apply an [...]
Q: I am in the market to purchase a laminate floor. I want to get the look of hardwood without the cost. I am afraid that I will be disappointed once it is installed. In your opinion, what it the most realistic looking laminate flooring? A: Look up Torlys or Quick Step uniclic. Best I’ve [...]
Q: What kind of transitional strip do you use to join carpet and laminated flooring on concrete? A: Probably what is called a T cap, flat cap or dome cap. I would contact the manufacturer of the laminate or the store where you purchased it to get the appropriate strip.
Q: While pulling out our stove it caught and pulled up part of a laminated wood board. How can we fit it back in, replace a single laminated board, without having to replace the whole floor? A: If this has a better click joint such as Torly’s laminates do, and if you left a small [...]
Q: After installing laminate flooring in a living room and bedroom, we realized the standard transition materials are not fitting in the oversized gap. What can we do to fix this problem? A: It reminds me of the old saying ‘measure twice, cut once’. At this point, I think you will have to find someone [...]
Q: Due to back and neck problems, it is very difficult for me to use conventional cleaners on my laminate floor. Is it safe to use the ******* Steam Mop on my Torlys Uniclic Wide Plank laminate (there are grooves between the planks)? Can I use a steam mop on laminate floors? A: No, I [...]
Which way should laminate floor be laid, across or up and down?
We recently moved into a house with laminate wood floors. I think the previous owner used the wrong cleaner or possibly wax on them. The floors look dirty with a film on them. How do I clean these floors?
Can I remove bubbles from my laminate flooring?
My laminate floors are very dull and won’t shine when washed. What can I do?
We had a laminate floor fitted 6 months ago, and some edges in the center are raising slightly. Also, there are slight divisions becoming apparent in some areas. Is this expected or should I complain to the fitters?
We recently purchased Torly’s Laminated flooring with the 4 bevelled edges. It is supposed to be 9.5 mm thickness… What does this thickness refer to, the wear layer or the core? I am asking because we have only had the floor for 5 months and have found it is not standing up to the durability of the laminate in our previous house (only 7 mm thick and much cheaper). I am in fact very disappointed with the durability of the Torly’s floor – we have several scratches on it already, as well as dents, and we have not abused the floor. In fact, we are treating it much more carefully than the previous flooring that was used at our last house. Have you ever had any other complaints about the durability of Torly’s flooring for scratching and denting, etc.?
I recently had a plumbing problem under the kitchen sink. Now there is some water underneath the wood laminate flooring (about a 3′x3′ area). I’ve noticed slight swelling in between the planks. What’s the best way to dry that out?
How long does it take for locking hardwood floors to settle? We installed locking hardwood floors in the living room and you can see the floor move when you walk on it near the fireplace.
This morning I dropped a very hot burner from the stove off onto my laminated wood floor. I now have a burner ring burn mark on the floor. What should I do? Can you replace just the one board or do I need to replace the whole floor? Or can that board be repaired?
Can I glue down a laminate floor?
I purchased a home a year ago that had laminate flooring in the living room. Everything was fine, until 1/8 inch gaps appeared suddenly at the ends of about 10 planks near the center of the floor. The gaps didn’t form along the grooved, long side of the plank, but rather at the ends of the planks. What would cause this and how can it be corrected?
How can I lift a panel from our laminate flooring to see if our underlayment is full of mold?
We had a laminate floor professionally installed about a year ago. Now it makes cracking sounds when walked upon. any idea what causes this? It started in a few spots, but now has spread throughout the floor.
How do I install the laminate around the spindles? Do I notch it? Then continue laminating on the other side of the railing to the dropoff and finish it with bullnose on the edge? Then quarter round the expansion gaps around each spindle and banister?Or can I remove the whole banister, and mount and anchor through the laminate into the sub for each spindle and banister?