Bamboo Flooring

Types of Bamboo Flooring

Many are surprised to learn that bamboo is regularly used as flooring.  After all, when looking at a stalk of bamboo, it can be difficult to imagine it as a wooden plank.  But, it is possible and is very popular amongst ‘green’ homebuilders and ecologi …

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New Floor Maintenance

There is nothing worse than shelling out money to install flooring you absolutely love, only for it to be ruined by neglect and poor care.  The fact of the matter is that all floors will need regular maintenance to stay looking new for the years to com …

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Best Flooring for Basements

Basements present a whole slew of problems for flooring. It’s difficult to balance between choosing a floor that will suit your needs and one that will withstand potential problems like moderate to high moisture levels or occasional flooding. This proc …

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Just My Thoughts

Have you been afraid of nailing Solid Strand Woven Bamboo or other thinner gauge exotic Solid Hardwoods?  The Powernail 2000 is the first floor runner pneumatic Cleat Nailer in the industry. The Powernail 2000 shoots a 20 Gauge Cleat Nail and is ideal …

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Flooring Through the Decades

Flooring, just like fashion, goes through phases of styles that grow quickly in popularity, only to die down within the next year.  At Flooring Professionals, we love all types of flooring and appreciate the different styles and tastes that have been p …

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How To Soundproof Your Floors

Soundproofing your floors is an excellent way to quell echoes and loud distractions in your home.  Whether you have kids running around upstairs, or a dog barking in the back yard, soundproofing your floors will help to suppress sounds from all over an …

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Things I Know

An installation note on the new 8″ x 8″ Armstrong Alterna Tiles. Many thanks to Jane Jane Detwiler of Gary’s Carpet Depot and Flooring for inquiring about the installation of the new 8″ x 8″ Alterna Tiles. The new 8″ x 8″ Alterna Tiles are designed to …

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Wood Subfloor Moisture

In many of my weekly emails over the past few years, I have talked about concrete moisture, but rarely about moisture in wood subfloors and what can happen. This is becoming a big issue in the field. We are in the time of the year when humidity levels …

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Steam Cleaners, Steam Mops and Swiffer Cleaners

We have all seen the commercials on TV showing Steam Cleaners or Steam Mops being used on Hardwood, Laminate, and Vinyl floors. Consumers have bought into these TV ads and are only setting themselves up for a major disappointment should their flooring fail or they have a maintenance issue.

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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 im …

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