Silicone caulk in expansion space (laminate in kitchen)?

Q: I just installed a laminate “click” glue-less floating floor in my kitchen and foyer. I left an expansion space of about 3/8′ on all sides. The place where I purchased the flooring suggested placing silicone caulk in the expansion space all the way around since the kitchen may be wet, which I did. Continue reading Silicone caulk in expansion space (laminate in kitchen)?

How long will these laminate or prefab floors really last?

Q: We live in the very dry climate of Denver, Colorado. I have allergies, and we would like to install hardwood throughout the home. People keep suggesting prefab and laminate flooring, but I’ve heard they don’t last like real wood. How long will these laminate or prefab floors really last? Continue reading How long will these laminate or prefab floors really last?

Laminate floor making a grinding sound

Q: I recently installed Torlys engineered uniclick hardwood flooring in my big condo. Work was performed in two days by a Torlys certified company that sells and installs flooring. The problem I have now is I would say rather strong grinding sound coming from the floor as I walk over it (almost every step). Continue reading Laminate floor making a grinding sound

No glue floor

Q: We are going to replace carpet that is over concrete, that is in our living room and dining room. We do not want to glue down a floor and we are running into problems about selection of a good product. We are trying to install the wood up to the Mexican Saltillo tile in the kitchen. What do you suggest for a no glue floor? Continue reading No glue floor

In your opinion, what it the most realistic looking laminate?

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? Continue reading In your opinion, what it the most realistic looking laminate?