If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between a common nail, finishing nail and a brad are you’ll be happy to know we have a simple chart that you can use to identify which types of nails you need for different projects. There is even an illustration on nailing methods and what metals nails are made from. Visit the nail chart in our Types Of Nails article
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Before you decide on wood or laminate there are several things you should think about when you are planning, because there are several important differences between hardwood flooring and laminate flooring.
The most obvious differences between laminate flooring and hardwood flooring are strength, warranty and maintenance. Laminate is by far the strongest against scratches, scuffs and dings. The top layer of laminate flooring is sprayed with aluminum oxide at the factory and that is what gives it that almost armor tough surface.
Most laminate flooring companies offer 25 year warranties so if you have kids or pets or plan on staying in your home, warranties ensure that your laminate flooring will last. Laminate wood flooring cannot be sanded and refinished.
Hardwood flooring comes in solid wood planks like the kind in older homes or engineered wood with a wood prefinished surface. Solid Hard wood flooring scratches and dings easier and also wears faster than laminate flooring.
Solid Hardwood flooring does not stand up well under humid conditions as it expands and contracts under humid conditions. If you have a humidity concern laminate wood flooring will better manage the humidity problems and is often laid over concrete floors, something you would not do with solid wood flooring.
Solid hardwood flooring can be sanded and refinished several times making it the longest lasting type of hardwood flooring. Engineered wood flooring handles humidity better than solid hardwood and is made from several layers of solid wood bonded with heat glue and pressure. Thicker engineered wood flooring can also be sanded and refinished several times.
Here are a few vinyl flooring tips
When deciding costs on replacing a vinyl or linoleum floor it is important to do research on the underlayment. The underlayment is what makes a vinyl floor last. You may want to spend a little more on the underlayment and a little less on the vinyl to make your floor last longer.
If you have a vinyl floor you should not wear shoes on it. For the ladies high heels will dig and leave holes in flooring that is make from vinyl. Take those shoes off at the door.