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Answers to Commonly Asked Laminate Flooring Questions

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Laminate’s smartly balanced durability, good looks and value pricing means you can expand your decorating ideas without increasing your budget or sacrificing quality. At Genesis Flooring, laminate is a popular option for modern floors but it comes with a lot of questions. We’ve taken the time to answer some of the most common laminate flooring questions that we hear from our customers when considering laminate flooring for their Maryland homes.

How Do I Clean a Laminate Floor?

Caring for a laminate floor is simple, just sweep or vacuum, then clean with your preferred laminate safe recommended floor care products. Promptly wipe up spills with a sponge or cloth. Don’t use soap-based detergents or abrasive cleaners, usually a light damp mop is all you need! If your floors need a deep cleaning, be sure to reach out to Genesis Flooring for your floor cleaning and care needs too!

Is Laminate a Good Choice For Dogs?

At Genesis Flooring America, our laminate floors are highly durable and designed to withstand scratches and scuffs. But as a precaution, it’s a good idea to keep your dog or cat’s nails trimmed and clean spills from their water bowl or muddy paws as soon as soon as they happen.

Can I Install Laminate in My Bathroom?

Laminate flooring can be installed almost anywhere in your home, as long as you have a structurally sound, clean, dry, and flat flooring underneath as a base. A Genesis Flooring expert can assess if your subfloor is a good fit for laminate at your consultation.

Can Laminate Flooring Be Installed Over Concrete?

Yes, all of our laminate flooring can be installed over concrete subfloors. You can also install laminate over existing floors made of wood, concrete, ceramic tile, or vinyl sheet!

Can I Use Area Rugs on My Laminate Floor?

Most rugs can be used on a laminate floor. The only rugs that you should not use on a laminate floor are a rug/mat that has an abrasive backing on it, because it can scratch the flooring surface. Recommended backings are Rubber, Latex, or felt.

Today’s laminates are available in a broad variety of handsomely crafted designs. You’ll find laminates in vivid, swirling wood grains so natural looking you’d swear they were solid hardwood. Others re-create the ornate appeal of tile or stone, while still providing the rugged durability at a value price that makes laminate flooring so practical for any room in your home.


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