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4 Things To Consider Before Installing Hardwood Flooring

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Things To Consider Before Installing Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring definitely adds significant value to any home, especially because it is a popular choice for home flooring nowadays. Plus, it gives warmth and glow to the space that you will love in your own home. However, before you choose to install hardwood flooring, consider these four things first: Doors May Need Replacing: Hardwood flooring can add a significant amount of height to your flooring, which means that some doors won’t be able to open unless they swing outward away from the hardwood flooring. Luckily, many wood...

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Exploring Different Kitchen Countertop Materials

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Exploring Different Kitchen Countertop Materials

Many different choices are available in today’s market for materials used for kitchen countertops. Some have advantages and disadvantages, but one is sure to please your individual needs and home’s d├ęcor. Careful consideration must be given to each of the factors before you make the investment that can last for many years. Soapstone: This elegant countertop doesn’t stain and isn’t affected by heat. It cleans easily with soap and water. Recycled Paper-Based: Paper-based products are an excellent eco-friendly source...

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How To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Carpets

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Carpets

Carpeting, like all flooring options, withstands a great deal of wear and tear due to normal usage. Over time, this wear and tear can damage your carpets and leave them looking poorly. Thankfully, there are several ways to maintain the appearance of your carpets and ensure that you get the maximum lifespan possible out of them. Doormats and Shoes One of the easiest yet most important things that you can do to help keep your carpeting clean and looking great is to install doormats at every entranceway to your home (if you really feel like it,...

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The Perks Of Composite Modular Hardwood Floors

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Perks Of Composite Modular Hardwood Floors

If you are looking for a fun and cost effective way to remodel your floor, you should definitely consider hardwood. Many modular hardwood products are actually made out of composite woods with a hardwood top. They are also specially made with easy installation in mind. This means that homeowners, even those without any practical construction experience, can handle the installation on their own. This article explains why you should choose a modular hardwood flooring kit instead of having professionals install a custom, solid hardwood floor....

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Unfinished Wood Floors: How To Clean Them Without Causing Damage

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Unfinished Wood Floors: How To Clean Them Without Causing Damage

Getting your wood floors finished will extend their life and make them look beautiful. However, until that day comes, you still need to keep them clean. It’s important to be careful with your wood floors, because cleaning wood floors incorrectly can damage them. Here are some ways to clean your unfinished wood floors while minimizing the damage. Sweep, Don’t Vacuum Many of the high-end vacuum cleaners have a floor setting on them. It comes in handy because you can just change the setting and continue to vacuum on your hard floors....

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Have Dust Allergies? Alleviate Symptoms By Removing The Carpet In Your Home

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Have Dust Allergies? Alleviate Symptoms By Removing The Carpet In Your Home

When you wake up in the morning, you deserve to wake up without sneezing or a stuffy nose. If you have dust allergies, this situation may be all too common for you, so much to the point that you may have accepted the fact that this is just something that you will have to deal with for your entire life. But, when you own your home, you can make all sorts of changes to improve the situation. One of the first things that you should do is remove your carpet, which is a common place for dust mites to spend time. These dust mites are what...

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Comparing Nylon And Polyester Carpet

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Comparing Nylon And Polyester Carpet

Nylon and polyester are two of the most common types of materials used for carpeting. Though they both protect your floors and keep your home warmer during the winter months, both nylon and polyester have a distinctive set of advantages and drawbacks. Understanding what both types of carpeting have to offer can help you choose the one that is the best fit for your home.  Nylon Carpeting Nylon provides a high degree of durability to your carpeting and is also highly resistant because of the tightly woven fibers. This means that as...

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Fixing Up Old Hardwood Floors? Here Are Some Choices You’ll Have To Make

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fixing Up Old Hardwood Floors? Here Are Some Choices You’ll Have To Make

If you own an older home that has the original wood floors in them, that can be a source of pride for you. However, if you notice that the floors are starting to look worn down and dull, you may want to start refinishing them so that they can once again look beautiful. You’ll have to make the following choices in order to do it properly and safely. Simple Dust Mask or Respirator Mask Because of the sawdust that is likely to be kicked up and created as you work on your wood flooring, you might already plan to wear goggles and a mask of...

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Taking The Proper Steps To Maintain Terrazzo Floors

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Taking The Proper Steps To Maintain Terrazzo Floors

If you just had terrazzo flooring installed in your home, you are most likely enjoying the unique beauty it adds to the appearance of the area where it is present. Terrazzo floors are constructed from concrete poured around bits of granite, glass, and marble, making them need special maintenance treatments to keep them looking their best. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your terrazzo floor looks like new for years to come. Be Aware Of Color Changes It is important to know...

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Teak Flooring

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Advantages And Disadvantages Of Teak Flooring

Teak flooring is a type of hardwood flooring that provides a number of distinctive benefits and drawbacks, thanks to the unique qualities that teak possesses. When considering replacing your existing floors, understanding what teak flooring can offer your home’s floors can help you decide if it is the right fit for your needs or not. Advantages of Teak Flooring Water Resistant: Teak is a hardwood, but it is naturally water resistant thanks to the oil within the wood. This means that teak wood boards will not warp or begin to mold if...

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