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Clearing Up Common Flooring Installation Mistakes

October 28, 2010
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Clearing Up Common Flooring Installation Mistakes

Getting new flooring installed in any room in your home is not a small project. Neither is usually one that all but the most confident of handymen (or women) should undertake. But whether you do elect to do the right thing and have a pro install your new flooring for you or you still...
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Great Green Floor Cleaning Tips

October 26, 2010
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Great Green Floor Cleaning Tips

More and more these days, people are becoming aware of the fact that some of the cleaning products they use around their homes on a daily basis are not good for the environment – or their own health. On the other hand they want their homes to be clean and sanitary to provide a...
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The Hidden Danger Lurking in Your Shower Curtain

October 25, 2010
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The Hidden Danger Lurking in Your Shower Curtain

You would love to remodel your bathroom a little and you have been eyeing up those great shower glass doors for months now. They seem to make a bathroom look so much more spacious, add cleaner lines to the whole room, just give the room a sense of elegance that a shower curtain, however...
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Special Installation Precautions for Exotic Hardwood Flooring

October 18, 2010
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Special Installation Precautions for Exotic Hardwood Flooring

Exotic hardwoods are becoming more and more popular with homeowners looking for truly unique hardwood flooring to a new sense of elegance and style to their homes. Apart from their beauty another great thing about some of this exotics is that they are simply so very hard. Species such as Stranded Bamboo, Brazilian Teak,...
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Hot Trends in Window Treatments.

October 12, 2010
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Hot Trends in Window Treatments.

Drapes looking a little drab? Blinds seen better days? Then its time to think about livening up the place a bit with new window treatments. You would be surprised just how much the simple act of replacing your window treatments can make to a room. With that in mind here are some of the...
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Natural Light and Carpet Color Choice

October 9, 2010
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Natural Light and Carpet Color Choice

You have found the carpet you love, in theory at least. A soft lavender perhaps, that will go perfectly in your living room with its white furnishings and clean look. Or it looked like soft lavender when you were looking at it under the bright artificial lights in the carpet showroom. The problem is...
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Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring – Nail Down or Glue? Which Installation Method is Better?

October 8, 2010
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Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring – Nail Down or Glue? Which Installation Method is Better?

Bamboo flooring is fast becoming one of the most popular choices for homeowners who love the look of hardwood flooring but want to be eco conscious in their new flooring choices. There are a number of different types of bamboo flooring but one, strand woven bamboo flooring that provides extra durability (thanks to the...
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The Right Way to Estimate How Much Carpet You Need Before You Shop

October 7, 2010
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The Right Way to Estimate How Much Carpet You Need Before You Shop

For many homeowners it has been a while since they have had to utilize any of the math they learned in school beyond balancing their check book at the end of the month and calculating the total of their weekly grocery trip. So when it comes to figuring out the square footage of a...
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A Brief Guide to the Fascinating History of Ceramic Tile

September 29, 2010
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A Brief Guide to the Fascinating History of Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is one of the oldest flooring options in the world. In fact ceramic tiles in one form or another have been around since the dawn of civilization. Here is a brief breakdown of the history of ceramic tile use all over the world. Ceramic Tile in the Ancient World Mesopotamian city-states like...
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Schluter System Ditra Underlayment – Protecting Your Investment in Fine Tile Flooring

September 27, 2010
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Schluter System Ditra Underlayment – Protecting Your Investment in Fine Tile Flooring

Ceramic tile is the flooring choice for many people because it is so durable, attractive and easy to care for. It is in fact an excellent flooring choice for almost any room. However installing a tile floor can be a little tricky. And in order for the installation to be as secure and durable...
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