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Carpet Myths Debunked

July 16, 2010
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Carpet Myths Debunked

Carpeting has been the flooring material of choice for many homeowners for decades but these days there are a few myths that seem to be rather prevalent that have some people wondering if carpet really is the right choice for them. Today we would like to have a look at a few of them...
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Choosing Great Edges for your New Kitchen Countertops

July 14, 2010
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Choosing Great Edges for your New Kitchen Countertops

Choosing new kitchen countertops goes beyond the material you opt for and the color that appeals to you. You also have to think about the edges you want installed to finish them off and complete an elegant and attractive new look. You can of course opt for simple, straight edges .With the straight edge,...
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Caring for Your Laminate Flooring

July 9, 2010
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Caring for Your Laminate Flooring

Since it was first introduced in the US in the early eighties laminate flooring has steadily gained in popularity with homeowners everywhere year by year. Laminate flooring is durable, affordable and incredibly versatile. Whatever look you want for your home, be it rustic stone, soothing ceramic or classic wood like beech, merbau, oak, maple,...
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The Best Basement Remodel Flooring Options

July 6, 2010
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The Best Basement Remodel Flooring Options

The basement remodel is a hugely popular project undertaken by thousands of homeowners every year. A well finished basement can be turned into almost anything a homeowner can dream up from an extra guestroom suite to a full scale gaming and entertainment room. With all the flooring options available, choosing a floor is already...
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Hardwood Flooring Mistakes – Mismatching Lot Numbers

July 4, 2010
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Hardwood Flooring Mistakes – Mismatching Lot Numbers

Making the decision to install new hardwood floors is a smart one, but if you choose an inexperienced provider the results may not be quite what you had been hoping for. To install a hardwood floor you obviously need to use more than a few hardwood planks. And if those planks don’t match, the...
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Carbonized Bamboo – Boiled for Beauty

June 30, 2010
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Carbonized Bamboo – Boiled for Beauty

Bamboo flooring – together with cork flooring – is fast emerging as one of the most popular ways eco conscious homeowners can go green when upgrading the flooring options in their home. Bamboo is as durable as hardwood and every bit as beautiful, but since bamboo is a plant rather than a tree it...
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Flooring FAQs: Why is My Hardwood Floor Wearing Unevenly?

June 29, 2010
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Flooring FAQs: Why is My Hardwood Floor Wearing Unevenly?

Hardwood floors are, as we mention often enough, pretty tough and easy to maintain. This does not however mean that they are indestructible or that they do not need a minimum of basic care to keep them looking their very best. One of the problems we are often consulted about is hardwood floor finish...
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Aladdin Carpet and Floors Recycles – Do You?

June 25, 2010
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Aladdin Carpet and Floors Recycles – Do You?

At Aladdin Carpet and Floors we believe in going green and not just talking about it, but actually doing something. We were one of the first companies in the Washington DC Metro area to receive Lead Safe certification and we offer a large range of environmentally friendly products such as cork and bamboo flooring...
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Completing your Room Décor with Great Window Treatments

June 25, 2010
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Completing your Room Décor with Great Window Treatments

In general the windows in your home need to be covered, for at least part of the time, to block out light and afford the room’s occupants a certain level of privacy. Window treatments can be so much more than that though, they can serve as the finishing touch (or even central focus) of...
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Dogs and Hardwood Floors – Not Always the Best of Friends

June 23, 2010
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Dogs and Hardwood Floors – Not Always the Best of Friends

Dogs are often considered to be man’s best friend, but a dog who is not quite housebroken is not always a hardwood floor’s best friend. Dog urine can be a real problem if it sits on a hardwood floor, especially if it is one of the species of wood that is less dense, such...
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