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What is FiberFloor?

I am curious about the Fiber Floor I keep hearing about... is it considered a Laminate, Vinyl ?? or what...
Deb

* Tarkett FiberFloor™, is a new category in resilient flooring offering a unique level of decorating convenience combining the comfort of carpet with the easy maintenance of resilient flooring. With its glueless application you can change your floor just as quickly as you change your decorating style. Read more about this great flooring alternative

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Stains from kitchen mats.

I recently ordered a differential gloss high-end vinyl floor from Mannington. They tell me that I cannot use a latex  or rubber backed rug or it  could affect the finish. Also that I should look for "no stain" tag.  Where does one find such a product - I have searched!  I hope you will take the time to assist me.
Thank you - Linda

* With so many products arriving on the market place with unknown fiber and chemical content this has become a real problem. The back of the area rugs or mats may permanently discolor laminate floors. At Flooring Trends we always recommend that you check with your manufacturer regarding these mats.

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What is a parquet floor?

* Parquet flooring is a series of wood flooring pieces that create various geometric designs. The flooring is usually laid in a pattern with the grain running in two directions. Parquet flooring is available in solid wood, mainly in oak, walnut, mahogany and pine. The strips are 7/8 " thick, traditionally made with interlocking tongues and grooves.

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What is the best flooring in a basement?

* Depending on what the rooms will be used for there are many types of flooring suitable for the basement of your home.

Fiberfloor is a great choice since it offers warmth, cushioning and can be laid down without gluing or nailing.

Carpet squares or tiles are gaining in popularity and are a natural choice for the basement. These squares can be easily laid down by the homeowner and offer a wide variety of color combinations and patterns. If a square becomes damaged or soiled it is easily replaced.

Hardwood floors are suitable for basements, engineered flooring is a floor that can be glued down to concrete or in higher moisture areas. This flooring has a thin layer of hardwood with a cross banded plywood base. This makes the flooring more stable and does not require nailing like a solid hardwood floor.

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What is the most durable floor?

* That all depends on what you are looking for. If you check our comparison chart for durability based on kitchen floors, - which probably take the most traffic and wear, - then porcelain tiles are the most durable. Laminate, ceramic and vinyl all come a close second, but each one has its own weaknesses.

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What is plank flooring?

* Plank flooring is a term that refers to wood flooring made of long boards more than 3 inches wide. Solid boards, usually 3/4" thick and 3" to 8" wide are designed to be installed in parallel rows. Originally the planks were square edged planks, but as machining of wood has become available, a tongue & groove is applied for a better fit and use of flooring. Edges may be beveled to simulate the appearance of Colonial American plank floors.

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