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 prevalent over the years.  Here are a few of the best flooring trends witnessed […]

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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 and make for a more enjoyable living experience.   In a home or apartment, […]

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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 be installed with the 16″ x 16″ Alterna […]

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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 are extremely high. In homes without climate […]

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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 impact a hard surface, like tile or stone. Without anything to absorb it, sound waves can spread, multiply, […]

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Flooring Adhesive Guide [DOWNLOAD]

Download our guide to choosing the correct adhesive for the flooring material, type and brand you are using. Choosing the right adhesive is vital to the success of your flooring project. Our downloadable guide will help you match up the flooring project you are undertaking with the most appropriate adhesive for the job.  Note: The […]

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Floating Floors

Laminate flooring has been the leader to other flooring products being created for floating installation as floating floors continue to grow in popularity. Floating floors are just about in every flooring category today: Carpet Tile Ceramic Tile Cork Hardwood LVT Sheet Vinyl Vinyl Tile Laminate Bamboo Terms like “easy to install or DIY” are often […]

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What to Know Before Installation Begins

With today’s fast-track construction, it’s only natural to want to get the project rolling as quickly as possible. However, this fast pace leads to problems down the road that could have easily been avoided had the contractor just run through a quick checklist of things to do before installation begins.  Subfloor Testing  The substrate should […]

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