Vinyl & Linoleum floors
Vinyl flooring is like the Generation Z flooring. No, it’s not just for teenagers and people in their 20s; it’s representative of our current culture and desires.
Everything these days is about ease, efficiency and technology. I’m pretty sure Siri can order a pizza for me, so all of my home investments better be able to keep up with the times!
Linoleum flooring is made from all natural materials, including linseed oil, rosin, broken down wood and others. This is one of linoleum’s highest selling points – all natural without emitting any harmful chemicals.
What is linoleum flooring best for? Resiliency – the floor is flexible and has some “give” to it. That makes it possible to install linoleum in areas where harder flooring options like tile and natural hardwood would not do well.
JJ Carpet has all the selection. Please call us or email us for detail information or we can come by your home and we will bring the store to you.
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Example of How to Calculate the Cost
Your home: 1400 sqft x Material cost: $.89 = $1246
Luxury Vinyl Plank
Constructed of dense fiberboard with a photo beneath a clear-plastic protective layer, laminate can mimic almost anything. Some brands use a cork backing underneath, which they claim can help muffle sound. The best laminates resist scratching and discoloration from sunlight better than most wood products. It can be extremely tough stuff.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Because engineered wood is typically made of thin layers of wood sandwiched with adhesives, it can usually withstand higher levels of humidity and would be less likely to expand when compared with solid wood flooring. This flooring uses a thin veneer of real wood or bamboo over structural plywood, making it a cost-effective choice. Well-installed, high-quality engineered wood can be as durable as solid wood.
Made of natural materials: Linoleum floors consist of a naturally occurring substance called linseed oil, which is extracted from flaxseeds. Linseed oil is then mixed with wood flour, cork dust and other natural and renewable materials.
Anti-static properties: Being made of biodegradable material, linoleum floors have a low static resistance. This is especially important for commercial properties where static can be harmful to employees or equipment.
Resilient and comfortable underfoot: Linoleum is known for being a resilient floor with a cushioning effect.
Heat insulating: No need to mess with an underlayment, linoleum flooring rolls will trap in the heat all on their own.
Anti-microbial: This material is anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic, a great choice for everyone in the home.
Long lasting: With proper care and maintenance, linoleum floors can last up to 40 years!
Consistent color: Patterns and colors are present throughout the tile or sheet. While this may limit some design options, you won’t have to worry about the color fading.
JJ Carpet and Flooring is pleased to offer flooring installation that is both fully warrantied for labor and in compliance with each individual manufacturer’s warranty requirements. With our installation services, no matter what flooring product you choose, you’ll receive the full benefits of the Best Warranty in Town.
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What is laminate flooring?The beauty of laminate flooring is more than just skin deep. Laminates are composed of 4 main parts, the wear layer, decorative paper, core layer, and the stabilizing layer (backing layer). The wear layer is provided by a melamine resin which is highly wear resistant and scratch resistant. The decorative paper gives the laminate a high definition wood or tile look. The core layer is made of High Density Fiberboard or Medium Density Fiberboard. The stabilizing layer is the bottom layer of the laminate and it helps provide stability and moisture resistance. The texture is added to the wear layer through a process called “embossing”, which involves pressing patterns into the surface. The best quality laminates use a process called “embossing in register”, where the textured pattern actually follows the grain in the image, creating an even more realistic looks and feels.
How durable are laminate floors?Laminate flooring is long-lasting and highly durable. The surface is made with aluminum oxide which is one of the hardest substances on earth and provides a very robust and wear resistant surface relative to other types of flooring. The core is made out of high density fiberboard that makes laminate flooring highly dent resistant. However, they are not indestructible; care should be taken to help avoid scratching and damage. With a small amount of maintenance, laminate floors will last a very long time.
What is the difference between laminate flooring and hardwood flooring?Both laminate flooring and hardwood flooring are made of wood but are fundamentally different. Hardwood is wood in its natural form, cut and finished to be installed as a floor. Laminate is refined wood compressed together with a printed paper providing the visual. The advantages of laminate are that it has superior wear properties over hardwood and can be produced at a much lower cost. Laminate flooring’s durability is better as it is engineered to have excellent wear properties where wood flooring can be enhanced but is generally limited to the natural values of the wood. Wood dents and often changes color with sunlight, unlike laminate. This is part of the natural characteristic of wood and is part of the attraction of a natural product. Laminate, due to its engineered properties, can be installed below grade (in a basement). Laminate flooring has a great flexibility in design as any color or design can be printed. Laminate can provide exotic wood looks without the harvesting of rare or potentially endangered species of wood. The visual for hardwood is provided from nature.
How are laminate floors installed?Laminate floors are installed as a floating floor, meaning that they are not actually connected to the subfloor. The laminates lay on top of the subfloor and are cut during installation to allow an expansion gap around the edge of the flooring installation. Note that it is essential that a 3/8” space be left around the perimeter of the floor. This allows the floor to expand and contract with changes in humidity and temperature throughout the year.
Can laminate flooring be installed on stairs?Yes, laminate flooring can be installed on stairs. The planks should be glued down with construction adhesive and a stair nose transition used. The stair nose should also be glued and nailed to the subfloor to ensure stability of the installation.
Can a plank in the middle of the floor be replaced?Yes, if a plank is damaged and needs replacement there are two options. The floor can be uninstalled and reinstalled. Alternatively the plank can be cut and removed.
Are laminate floors easy to maintain?Laminate floors are very easy to keep clean because of their stain-resistant qualities. Like all floor surfaces though, you need to clean up spills and keep excessive water off of the floor. For general maintenance, we recommend that you vacuum or sweep up dirt/dust regularly. When needed, you can also use a special laminate floor cleaner to take care of any film that may be building up and to keep up the natural shine on the floor. You will find them in our Laminate Floor Care section of our website.
Will a laminate floor fade or change color?Most "Quality" laminates today use the best technology available. The top layers are designed not only to look just like real wood flooring, but also to help protect the color and pattern against UV rays.
How can I repair scratches?Laminate floors are highly durable, but they do have limits. If you drop or drag something heavy on a laminate floor, it will leave a mark. Manufacturers generally will have a touch up kit available for their specific color lines. If the damage cannot be fixed with a simple touch up kit, replacing the damaged board is always an option.
Can I replace a single damaged board?ince laminate flooring is installed using a Click Loc type floating method and are not attached or glued directly to the subfloor. You can un click the flooring starting from the last boards installed, back to the damaged board and replace it. Then you simply re click the boards into place.