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What is Your Personal Kitchen Style?

January 29, 2011
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What is Your Personal Kitchen Style?

Just like clothing, there are many different styles of kitchen and they tend to go in and out of style (one day you’re in, the next day you’re out as Heidi Klum would say) Therefore remodeling your kitchen to match the “hot” style of the year is not always a good idea. Just ask...
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Spring Remodeling Tweaks to Breathe New Life into Your Home

January 23, 2011
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Spring Remodeling Tweaks to Breathe New Life into Your Home

Before we know it (to the relief of many of us) the snow will be gone and spring will be here. That is of course the time many of us set aside a day or so to spruce up our homes, get rid of some clutter and do a bit of spring cleaning. This...
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Can a Granite Counter Top be Re Used when Replacing Kitchen Cabinets?

January 21, 2011
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Can a Granite Counter Top be Re Used when Replacing Kitchen Cabinets?

You love your granite counter tops. You have had them for quite a while now and they are still as beautiful and practical as the day they were installed. You just wish that you could say the same for the kitchen cabinets underneath which, quite frankly, are looking more than a little worse for...
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Why Won’t my Local Flooring Company Lay the Flooring I Bought Elsewhere?

January 17, 2011
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Why Won’t my Local Flooring Company Lay the Flooring I Bought Elsewhere?

You are looking for a new flooring material. You have been to a number of flooring showrooms, have seen some great choices but then you find a warehouse discount store that selling a similar (not quite the same but who’s really going to know?) flooring material as you liked in the flooring store. Maybe...
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Laminate Bathroom Flooring to Suit Every Taste

January 12, 2011
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Laminate Bathroom Flooring to Suit Every Taste

Most homeowners know that although the look is a beautiful one real hardwood floors and bathrooms do not make a great combination. Hardwood does not do well when exposed to excess moisture and in a bathroom there is certainly more than a little bit of that. A better choice if you want a bathroom...
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Which is the Better Green Flooring Option – Cork or Bamboo?

January 8, 2011
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Which is the Better Green Flooring Option – Cork or Bamboo?

One of the questions we are asked on a fairly regular basis is “Which is better – cork or bamboo flooring?” The fact is there is no simple answer to this question as both flooring materials possess their own unique set of pros and cons. Just like the answer to “what is better hardwood...
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Can Cork Flooring Be Refinished?

January 6, 2011
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Can Cork Flooring Be Refinished?

Homeowners have a great many choices these days when it comes to purchasing new hard surface flooring for their homes. Hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, vinyl and of course the increasing popular green choices – bamboo and cork. When customers are considering cork flooring for their home one of the most frequently asked questions is...
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The Best Way to Care for Cork Floors

January 5, 2011
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The Best Way to Care for Cork Floors

Although cork floors are, if properly installed, every bit as durable as any other hardwood flooring they do need a little regular TLC to keep them in the best shape possible (as does any flooring type) Here are a few tips for keeping your new cork flooring looking beautiful for years. Everyday Cleaning –...
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How Do You Remove Paint from Hardwood Floors?

December 30, 2010
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How Do You Remove Paint from Hardwood Floors?

You really felt like a change and decided a new coat of paint for your walls was in order. You were as careful as possible. You covered up all your furniture and used drop cloths to cover your hardwood floors. Yet you still managed to spill a few drops of brightly colored paint and...
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How Do you Remove Paint from Carpet?

December 28, 2010
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How Do you Remove Paint from Carpet?

A paint stain on a carpet can be a very unsightly thing (especially a dark color on a light carpet) and can also be rather hard to remove if it is allowed to dry. Dealing with a fresh paint stain on your carpet is a much easier task to accomplish but you still have...
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