The right trim and mouldings add visual appeal to your flooring, and they also perform an important role in the installation process. These flooring finishing pieces cover the spaces allowed for a laminate floor to expand and move naturally on top of the subfloor, plus they smoothly bridge transitions to an adjacent floor of the same or different material.
When installing hard surface floors, you want to protect your investment whether it's a laminate or an exotic hardwood. Moisture is a big concern for flooring, and it is important to take proper precautions to mitigate potential damage. Moisture can come up through your subfloor, especially if you are installing over concrete or below-grade. A moisture barrier underlayment is needed to protect the flooring against this moisture or moisture vapor. If you live in a condo or townhome, many homeowners associations have rules regarding noise levels. An underlayment with moisture and sound barrier can meet both needs. Sound barrier underlayment will help absorb both ambient noise and direct impact.
Proper cleaning and maintenance is also an important factor in protecting your hard surface flooring investment. By routinely cleaning, you remove dust and dirt before it scratches and dulls finish, or wears away the floor. Better still, you can now use products that are safe for your family and the environment, and still have beautiful floors that will last a lifetime. Each flooring material has its own unique set of guidelines for proper care. Please refer to our Floor Care page for further information on your specific type of flooring.