We are continuing our two-part series on what to look for when selecting wood flooring. At Houston Remodeling, our goal is to educate our clients on available options and help them make the best decision for their commercial or home remodeling project. Our previous article discussed different types of wood flooring. This article will touch on laminate and adhesive.
The “Laminate” Lie
Many big box stores and questionable remodeling contractors try to pass off laminate flooring as actual wood flooring. Laminate is not real wood. It is essentially a picture of wood on a layered backing that could be made of plastic, rubber, or some other material. The beauty and durability of solid hardwood and engineered wood flooring are unmatched in comparison to laminate. Additionally, laminate has such a thin wear layer that you are lucky if it lasts 4-5 years before needing to be replaced. As a reputable design-build contractor, we do not recommend or install laminate flooring. As a replacement for Laminate, we offer several LVT – Luxury Vinyl Plank floorings.
It’s important to use a quality, safe adhesive when installing an engineered floor. As an example, you might want to Check this glue out, if interested. Most home remodeling contractors choose to use the cheapest adhesive they can get. This can result in problems later on, and also may not be the safest product for you and your family. Therefore, before the start of the project, you can let your contractors know of your requirements. Thereby, you could save your money in the long run.
Houston Remodeling prides itself on sourcing the best suppliers for all of our commercial and home remodeling projects. We proudly use Bostik’s GREENFORCE Advanced Tri-Linking™ Adhesive and Moisture Control Membrane. GreenForce has antimicrobial protection to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew on the cured membrane and features superior bonding capabilities, moisture vapor control and protection, and zero VOC content.
Houston Remodeling is owned and operated by Tim Lassiter, a second-generation Master Trim Carpenter whose keen eye and attention to detail will help ensure your home renovations are completed with the quality and care you deserve. We are available to oversee your entire home remodeling project. If you are interested in do-it-yourself (DIY) options, we will consult with you on the type of flooring that will best suit your needs and order the materials you need to make your DIY project a success! This is a service many home remodeling contractors do not offer. Give Houston Remodeling a call today!