How Much Does Vinyl Flooring Cost?

By |October 16th, 2017|

Vinyl flooring continues to be one of the most popular flooring materials we sell. We say this often, and that’s because it’s remained true for as long as we’ve been in business. Vinyl flooring is a great budget-friendly floor. The exact cost of vinyl floors is different, however, from project to project.

There are a number […]

Waterproof vs. Water-resistant Flooring

By |September 21st, 2017|

There is often confusion behind the flooring specification “water-resistant.” This confusion stems from a lack of explanation on the part of manufacturers. To clear things up, I will explain the difference between waterproof vs. water-resistant flooring and the environments suitable for both types of flooring.

As this topic pertains to GoHaus, we sell luxury vinyl flooring […]

What is WPC Flooring?

By |March 21st, 2017|

WPC is short for wood plastic composite or wood polymer composite. It is a form of vinyl that combines real wood fibers and plastic in order to create a flooring material that is dimensionally stable, resilient, and waterproof. WPC was introduced to the flooring industry only a few years back when manufacturers unveiled it at […]

The Basics of Subfloor Moisture Testing

By |October 6th, 2016|

One of the most important processes in flooring projects is the testing of subfloors for moisture, in particular concrete slabs. A concrete slab is always born of moisture. In order to “pour” a slab, a dry cement must be mixed with water in order to move it and allow it to settle in a level […]

Flooring Acclimation: Why Is It Important?

By |September 15th, 2016|

Acclimation is the pre-installation process of letting the flooring materials breathe and become accustomed to the surroundings in which they will spend their life. In most cases carpet, ceramic, porcelain, stone, and residential sheet vinyl do not need to acclimate to their surroundings prior to installation. However, hardwood, laminate, and most vinyl plank do require […]

The Mighty European Oak

By |July 6th, 2016|

The European Oak (Quercus robur) is native to most of Europe, including England. Quercus is the Latin family name for all oaks; robur means robust and refers to the strength of this species’ wood. It is sometimes known as the Common oak, English oak or Pedunculate oak.

A temperate hardwood, it is one of the dominant broad-leaved species in European forests. It has deep roots and […]

Commercial Kitchen Floors: Conquering the Unmarked Territory

By |July 5th, 2016|

If you think your job is tough, try working in a foodservice. All-day hustle, high traffic, constantly running water, and heat are only a few of the factors that routinely stretch the nerves of kitchen staff, but if all these stressors are coupled with low-quality flooring, the results can be literally painful. When choosing commercial […]

Glue Down Installation: The Basics

By |April 19th, 2016|

Several months back, I wrote an article on Floor Adhesive: What to Buy and How to Apply It. That was a pretty high-level article to help give you a general idea of glue down installation for vinyl flooring. Let’s take a moment to dive into a few more basics that are important.

1) SUBFLOORS

Plywood Subfloor

With any subfloor, […]

Which Subfloors Are Approved for GoHaus Flooring?

By |March 25th, 2016|

Depending on the flooring material and the installation method, certain subfloors are better suited for the job. With GoHaus flooring, here’s is a break down of the preferred subfloors based on flooring material we carry.

Vinyl Click-Lock Flooring 

Click-lock vinyl (also known as interlocking vinyl) is one of the most versatile, in regards to compatibility with subfloors. Click […]