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Caring for Laminate Tile | Flooring | StackedStoneTile
As durable as laminate tile is, laminate products are not indestructible. Laminates (especially the thicker, more expensive products) are more subject to denting than scratching. The dents are impossible to remove.To keep the surface from scratching take the precautions listed in "Preventive Maintenance for Laminate Tile." In addition don't drag heavy appliances or furniture across a laminate floor. Use an appliance dolly or air pad when resetting the refrigerator, and ask friends to help move sofas, dressers, and other large pieces of furniture.Plastic furniture casters seem deceptively safe for laminate floors. Small pieces of grit embedded in the roller over time abrade the surface of the floor. If you have plastic furniture rollers, replace them with rubber rollers.Humidity also plays...
[How To] Installing Snap-together Tiles
How To Install Snap-Together Laminate Tiles Locking laminate tiles snap together and, like their glued counterparts, float on a foam¬†underlayment. The underlayment allows the floor to expand and contract as a unit and makes it feel comfortable underfoot. Assembly varies by manufacturer. Some styles use a tongue-and-groove configuration. Others employ locking strips.Some brands require that you angle the units as you engage the tongue and groove. Others snap together with the aid of a tapping block and hammer. The tilt-and-engage style is the most common.Installing the first three rows of tiles works best if you connect the tiles a few feet away from the wall, and then slide them as a unit in place. Then you'll be able to work...

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