Laminate Floor Companies
Laminate flooring is taking the place of tile, vinyl and hardwood in many of today's custom homes and remodels. Laminate flooring is usually cheaper, lasts longer and is easier to install that some of the older flooring materials. If you need an experienced laminate floor installer to install your new floors, or you would like bids for flooring, please contact the floor installation companies below.
Carpet WarehouseThe Carpet Warehouse is a retail flooring store located in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, that has been in business since 1996. Barney Barcroft, the owner of the store, has been installing flooring for over 28 years, and is currently licensed and bonded in both Washington and Oregon. The Carpet Warehouse and the Barcroft's have done a lot of commercial work for Rubinstiens out of Spokane, WC Constuction and residential work from Spokane, WA to Baker City, OR.
PHONE: (541) 938-4368
The Carpet Warehouse offers laminates from Marmoleum, Domco, Congoleum and Flextec. They have carpeting from Wilsonart, Mannington, Kronotex and Mohawk. They carry tile from Shaw, Mohawk, SouthWind and Royalty, and also carry natural stone for floors and counters. Thier countertop materials also include laminates from Wilsonart and Formica.
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BOGGS FLOORING INSTALLATIONSteve Boggs, of Boggs Flooring, has been installing carpet, tile, laminate and prefinished hardwood flooring in the Walla Walla Valley for many, many years. Specializing in tile countertops and surrounds, Boggs Flooring can install, repair or remodel any tile floor, countertop or fireplace surround whether it's commercial or residential. Call Steve for your free flooring and countertop bids.
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STEWART'S FLOOR COVERING
PHONE: (541) 938-7133
Stewart's Floor Covering Center offers the only Mobile Flooring Showroom in the Walla Walla Valley. Stewart's Mobile Flooring Showroom gives retail customers, builders and designers the ability to have a complete flooring showroom come directly to them. Whether you want to meet with your designer, pick colors and flooring styles with your builder, or you want to be your own designer, they will bring their awesome new rolling store to you. This is just one more example of Stewart's Flooring's dedication to quality, integrity and complete customer satisfaction.
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SIGNATURE SURFACES LLC
PHONE: (509) 301-5422
Signature Surfaces & Supply LLC, Specializes in custom concrete countertops and installation of hard surface products such as ceramics, porcelains, stone, laminates, vinyls, VCT, hardwoods and more. They have been in business since April of 2002, and have done work for Conner's Mr. Carpet, Gary's Paint, Modern Floors, Greg Moeller, Majerus, Opp & Siebold, Maur Construction, Walla Walla University, Whitman College and more...
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Do It Yourself Laminate Flooring
Installing laminate flooring isn't very hard, but steps do need to be taken to make sure it's done right. Since some of the flooring will be lost during the installation process, make sure to order at least 10% more than the square footage required for the actual job. Then, upon the arrival of the laminate flooring, ensure that you unwrap it and leave it in the room for at least three days before the install. By letting the flooring sit in the rooms, it will acclimate to the humidity and temperature in the rooms. If you don't let the flooring acclimate to the new temperature, it may shrink and expand after being installed, which will actually ruin the floor.
Make sure that you clean the sub-floor before you begin the laminate flooring installation. You have to clean this sub-floor or the flooring won't lay flat against it. Also check and make sure that anything attached to the walls is high enough for the new laminate flooring to slide under, and if it's not, it will need to be removed. If you are laying the laminate flooring over a concrete type sub-floor, this concrete needs to be cured before you even bring in the planks to acclimate themselves.
After cleaning the sub-floor, you'll want to install a vapor barrier before beginning the laminate floor installation. The vapor barrier will protect the flooring from sudden changed in moisture, and is especially important in homes with damp crawl spaces. Read the manufacturer's installation guide for the preferred method of installation, but most vapor barrier is either overlapped or just butted up next to each other.
If your door jambs have molding attached to them, be sure to trim the jams so that your new flooring will slide right underneath it. The next step is to place the manufacturer's suggested width of spacers against the starting wall, making sure that the first row of laminate flooring is with the grooved side against the spacers. The spacers allow the floor to expand and contract, and will be covered by molding when finished.
Now you'll want to install the rest of the laminate, row by row, ensuring that each flooring groove is tapped snugly to the tongue of each preceding piece. Also, make sure that each plank flooring end is offset 6 to 8 inches from each neighboring piece. When done with the project, make sure that you install the door thresholds and baseboard molding to complete your work.