Laminate flooring, if chosen and installed properly, is one of the most user-friendly and low-maintenance flooring options available. However, sometimes maintenance can be a little tricky, because the dos and don’ts aren’t always spelled out clearly. So, to help homeowners and apartment managers, we’ve composed this quick guide with laminate maintenance and repair information, with some tips you won’t get from laminate flooring companies.
- Matt Buffett
Andy was very helpful in the process of picking out and installing new floors for our home. He was patient with us as we went back and forth trying t... read more - 9/03/2020Jeff Da Gama
Andy and his team completed our flooring remodel last fall. Andy not only ensured our expectations were met but he genuinely cared about our experienc... read more - 8/25/2020
- julia manfredini
Great service, super fast responses with knowledgeable staff that go above and beyond. Flooring selection is extensive and the final product is immacu... read more - 7/02/2020Jane M.
I had a fabulous experience working with Andy and Builders interiors. They worked with me during this crazy Covid time and did the installation in t... read more - 6/05/2020
- Drew B.
Andy is very professional and a pleasure with whom to work. He met every deadline and exceeded my expectations in terms of courtesy and consideration.... read more - 3/22/2020
- Nathan H.
Great experience working with Andy and the crews at Builders Interiors. They did some carpet, flooring and countertops at my new place. Great products... read more - 3/03/2020Will Spencer
Builders Interiors is phenomenal!!!! I used them for both a Kitchen Remodel (backsplash and counters) as well as adding a carpeted running to my stair... read more - 2/27/2020
- Jennifer Williams
Andy with Builders Interiors was referred to us by a local friend. We were looking to give our kitchen and master bathroom a facelift, and were very i... read more - 10/22/2019Stacy Smith
We had damage to our hardwood floors repaired and all of our hardwood floors refinished, as well as having all of the carpets in our house replaced. ... read more - 9/10/2019
- Catherine Chen
I was looking for Boen hardwood floor and I got two quotes, one from Builders Interiors, one from another Seattle dealer. Builder Interiors totally be... read more - 5/12/2019L Swanson
I live in a condo and needed a lot of assistance getting my flooring needs met (think sound issues, specific materials, etc.). Kody was an huge suppo... read more - 5/12/2019
- Kristin B.
The job was done and the carpet looks great. The installer did not clean up any of the carpet remenants before he left so I had to clean up everything... read more - 5/06/2019
- Tanya Huber
Fantastic service, design, selection and execution. All the installers are easy to get along with and do great work. Ty and Teresa are my favorite a... read more - 2/12/2019
- Lina W.
Builders Interiors provides the best customer service anyone can ask for. They were really fast installing and always on time. I had the master bathr... read more - 11/04/2018Sujata S.
Very thorough, punctual, and did a good job working around our constraints. There were some issues with the transitions and they came back and redid t... read more - 7/25/2018
- Field Cady
We had an excellent experience. Jenny was super nice and helpful, and helped us put together a job on a tight time schedule. The result was beautifu... read more - 6/12/2018Elgan Wade Lance
These guys saved our bacon when we ran out of tiles before we’d finished our project. Reeves was a huge help and made it possible for us to pick up ou... read more - 6/12/2018
- Samantha Roland
These guys are the best. Not only smart advice in their showroom, but they were fast, professional and came in at half the price of everyone else. T... read more - 6/12/2018Field Cady
We had an excellent experience. Jenny was super nice and helpful, and helped us put together a job on a tight time schedule. The result was beautifu... read more - 4/11/2018
- Marijana R.
We are more than pleased with excellent customer service and care as well as installation. We had hard wood floors put in and the whole experience was... read more - 10/24/2017
- Drew Bauer
I have been purchased materials and install from builders since they opened. They communicate very well and show up and do a good job as promised. I'm... read more - 7/01/2017
- Cathie B.
I was/am so pleased and impressed with the customer service, scheduling of the measurement and the subsequent installation. My house was going on the ... read more - 11/11/2016
- Jan C.
Andy is very professional and a pleasure with whom to work. He met every deadline and exceeded my expectations in terms of courtesy and consideration.... read more - 9/07/2016
- Oleg Malamura
This place has a huge selection of tile, carpet, hardwood and laminate. Teresa and Ty bring a level of experience most people don't have. Tys install ... read more - 6/12/2016Joy Rowe
These guys came highly recommended by a contractor friend, and we used them to do a carpet purchase and install at our rental house. Their estimate ca... read more - 6/12/2016
- Pam M.
Great place! My husband was doing our floors himself. The owner was the person who helped us; was great with answering all of our questions and explai... read more - 11/12/2015a homeowner
We are preparing our house for sale and needed new carpeting because of pet damage and the age of the old carpet. We didn't want to spend a lot on the... read more - 11/04/2015
- Lisa T.
They were professional and once they started the job they kept on it till they were done. They cleaned up well and even reset the clocks on the applia... read more - 7/17/2015Kim Meyer
Fantastic service, great pricing and diverse product selection. As a Real Estate Agent I love sending my clients to them and know they will be give... read more - 6/12/2015
- April L.
Great price compared to my other estimates. The floors aren't perfect but they are 85 years old so I think they did their best. The workers didn't spe... read more - 8/29/2014
- T P.
I just finished remodeling one bathroom in my house and am just starting the process of selecting materials for our second bathroom. I have been shop... read more - 1/12/2012
- E M.
Builders Interiors gave me a beautiful kitchen remodel at a great price. We had a couple of glitches here and there, however, they were quickly and p... read more - 9/09/2011Nancy W.
5 stars aren't enough. I have been in customer service for over 35 years so I pretty hard to please. Ty at Builders Interiors blew me away. He is the ... read more - 6/15/2011
- Linda L.
Ty was prompt in contacting me when I started the process. His installers did a wonderful job, were great in keeping the area cleaned up after the end... read more - 10/14/2010
- Steve O.
Ty and his team did a great job. The schedule wasn't quite what we wanted, but he came through even after hours to meet it the best he could. The work... read more - 9/11/2010
- a homeowner
Nice work. Reasonably priced. The only thing I have some concern is that they seem pretty busy juggling jobs. It is good but also can impose some chal... read more - 3/22/2010
How to Maintain Laminate Floors
When you get laminate flooring, your Bothell installers will give you cleaning and maintenance instructions. However, if you didn’t receive instructions or if you installed the planks yourself, here are the basics:
- Avoid wet mopping, or otherwise subjecting the floor to moisture
- Sweeping and vacuuming are sufficient for regular cleaning
- Use a damp cloth to blot up spills, and dry the area as soon as possible
- For spot treatment of stains and dirt, you can use dish detergent or vinegar. More stubborn stains can be treated with acetone, but we don’t recommend it
Call us at 425-488-7777 if you have any questions about laminate flooring. As Bothell installers, we can also assist you with maintenance and repair jobs. We’ve been in the flooring materials business for decades, and we love everything about laminate. We’d be more than happy to answer your questions, recommend products, and schedule an appointment if necessary.
How to Repair Laminate Flooring
It’s easy to replace damaged laminate flooring. Bothell installation companies would still recommend hiring a laminate flooring handyman rather than doing it yourself, so you don’t risk damage. However, if it’s a simple job and all you need to do is swap out damaged planks for new ones, here are the steps
Laminate Flooring Repair Steps
- Step 1: Remove the baseboards
- Step 2: Remove the planks one by one till you reach the damaged ones
- Step 3: Remove and replace the damaged planks with new ones
- Step 4: Reinstall the other planks, and replace the baseboard or molding
This isn’t practically possible in a large room, if the damaged planks are near the center – in that case independent laminate floor installers use the cut-and-glue method. Cut out the damaged planks, and glue new ones into place.
Laminate Flooring Contractor Near Bothell
Builders Interiors sells and installs laminate flooring. Bothell installers may be able to get the job done, but we’ll get it done better! We’re located in Woodinville, which is barely 10 minutes away. Stop by sometime and we’ll show you around our warehouse, which has thousands of high-quality products in stock.
If you need to purchase laminate flooring, Bothell installation companies may not be the best option since they may have limited stock. We, however, have a large warehouse with products that all come with a quality guarantee and a discounted price.