Should I seal joints on my laminate floor?

Should I seal joints on my laminate floor?Traffic Master Baltic Oak laminate flooring
Great question John. Most joints on laminate floors do not need to be sealed. The way they are designed keeps the floors tightly together so there is no worry about sealing the laminate. We do like to take extra precaution when installing laminate flooring in moist places such as bathrooms and kitchens.

Silicon sealant should be used in expansion zones in bathrooms, near kitchen sinks, dishwashers and refrigerators with ice makers. If there is going to be expansion due to excess moisture, then using a silicone sealer such as the Shaw Silicone Sealant is a good idea.

The Shaw Color Sealant can be matched to your laminate flooring and if done right will be tough to be seen. If you install your floor correctly you will have many years of happy walking.

Here is what Shaw’s laminate sealant says:

  • Seals joints which may be vulnerable to moisture
  • Finishes expansion space around door facings or any vertical surface
  • Prevents water penetration underneath planks in wet areas
  • Sealant will not affect expansion of the Hardsurface flooring

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Flooring Design Gallery in Meridian Idaho

Flooring Design Gallery
280 E Corporate Dr
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 887-3746Empire Today Review and Installation

Ask for the Flooring discount for visiting Get a great price on all Laminate (Many Brands), flooring, tile, and installation.


Michael Walker the Owner of Pergo Design Gallery, Home Improvement in 280 E Corporate Dr, Meridian, Idaho 83642.
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280 E Corporate Dr
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 887-3746

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Should I Float or Glue my Trafficmaster Floor?

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We are installing Traffic Master Engineered Hardwood Flooring. Are we supposed to use glue and if so, what kind/type of glue?

Can this be used as a floating floor without glue?

I personally have glued this product down and it looks and performs fantastic. It is currently 2 years old and looks like the day we installed it.

I remember the box shows directions for gluing it down, but I have heard of people floating it and believe that is is advertised as a floating floor.

We used the standard glue available from Home Depot on the floor we put down. We bought quite a bit of it and did a great job putting it down. I highly recommend gluing it down as it makes it feel extremely solid.

4 Easy Laminate Flooring Repairs You Can Do Yourself

Laminate floor repair is normally not extremely difficult, and will save time and cost of replacing the entire floor. Laminate flooring as many of us know can be damaged in a number of ways, including scratches, mold, water damage and deformities.

The repairs may need the following tools:

* Repair Kit Laminate Flooring
* Extra laminated floorboards
* Screwdriver
* Hammer
* Separators

Fixing scratches [Read more…]

Laminate Floor Installation in Basement

A week ago myself and a buddy were asked by some friends to install a laminate (Pergo) floor in their basement. The Laying a Wood Floorbasement was approximately 400 square feet, and had some things we had to work around such as door jams, fireplaces, and stairs.

The first part was the part that took the most time as we had to work in a narrow hallway with 2 doorjambs, and stairs. It took almost 2 hours for around 60 square feet. Then the slow part was over in the installation of the laminate.

Over the next 2 hours we installed about 300 square feet, and the rest of the laminate was installed the following day.

The laminate flooring installation went pretty smooth, and it shows that laminate can be installed easily and quickly even in a basement that had very uneven walls, some weird angles, and a fireplace to work around.

The laminate in the basement really dressed it up, and made this basement a place you really want to spend time in.


Underlayment – Laminate Pad

underlayment-laminate-SoftSealUnderlayment (Laminate Pad)- refers to the material that is laid underneath the laminate floor. Generally a plastic material which allows the laminate floor to float freely.

Some underlayments are designed to prevent moisture from directly contacting the backing of the flooring and some underlayments help reduce sound levels generated when walking over a laminate floor.

We have done some Underlayment Reviews to help you find the right underlayment.