Having been in the flooring business for quite
some time, we’ve heard lots of questions that tend to get repeated. Here are a
few of them, with the answer to go along with them. We present them here for
you in hopes that they help you in your personal flooring endeavor. If we can
be of further assistance, be sure to stop by either of our showrooms, from
where we serve the greater Rochester, NY area, located in Webster, NY and
What is the difference between solid hardwood and
Solid hardwood flooring is one solid sheet of
natural hardwood, top to bottom. Engineered hardwood features a single veneer
of wood sandwiched between a backing layer and a protective top coat. Also,
solid wood cannot be installed below grade, ever.
What is luxury vinyl flooring?
It is a vinyl floor covering that can take on
the appearance of any all natural flooring material. It comes in layers, is
sometimes waterproof, and looks stunning once in place.
What’s the best room to install luxury vinyl flooring in?
The truth is, any room in your home can
benefit from luxury vinyl flooring. For the waterproof variety, bathrooms,
basements, and kitchens are an excellent placement.
How often should you clean your carpets?
There is no diehard answer to this. You should
vacuum daily if your house is busy, or in busy areas, less if you don’t. Spot
treat stains as soon as they happen. Professional cleanings should be carried
out once every twelve to eighteen months, or as needed.
How durable is laminate flooring?
Laminate is durable enough for some of the
most active households across the country. The sturdy construction can also
help even out uneven flooring sections.
What’s the best way to clean my tile flooring?
Follow guidelines laid out by your flooring
manufacturer or by your flooring associate.
When should I strongly consider getting new flooring for
If your flooring is damaged beyond repair,
dingy, crushed, or any one of a variety of different factors, you may be
looking at the complete replacement of your flooring. Your associate can ask a
few questions and help get you on your way.
What is the lifespan of a carpet?
Most carpet can last between 20 and 40 years
with proper care and maintenance. The fiber you choose can also make a big
difference, with busy homes needing a more durable fiber.
Why is it better to have your floors professionally
installed than doing it myself?
Professional installation guarantees you’ll
have a successful flooring installation, no matter the material, you’ll only
pay for exactly what’s used on your floors, and you’re protected against voided
What is the best flooring to install in my bathroom?
There are many products that work in this
space, but the best ones will be completely impervious to water with other
safety measures built into the product.
Why are area rugs important to have after I just got new
Area rugs can add both an amazing decor element
to your hardwood as well as be a protecting factor as well. Catching dirt and
debris before it ever reaches your hardwood flooring, they can even work to
extend the lifespan of your new flooring.
What’s the difference between luxury vinyl plank and luxury
Luxury vinyl planks come in a plank size, much like
hardwood flooring, while luxury vinyl tile comes in tile form.