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Common Subfloor Problems Explained

August 16, 2010
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Common Subfloor Problems Explained

Sunken and or uneven floors are a nuisance at best and in some serious cases can become downright dangerous. To troubleshoot shoddy flooring in the home, you will probably have to look to the subfloor for answers. A poor subfloor is often the cause of many of these annoying (and sometimes costly) issues. Here...
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Quick Ceramic Tile Bathroom Makeovers

August 14, 2010
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Quick Ceramic Tile Bathroom Makeovers

The bathroom is one the busiest rooms in any home, but it does not have to be the least attractive. Even if a full bathroom remodel is a little out of your budget right now there are several ways you can use good old ceramic tile to give your dowdy bathroom an instant facelift....
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Why Bother with New Carpet Pads?

August 9, 2010
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Why Bother with New Carpet Pads?

Carpet pads are the unseen component of a complete flooring system that help your new carpeting last longer, wear more evenly and feel better underfoot than just carpet alone does. Choosing a good carpet pad to go with your new carpeting is essential. There are three main types of carpet pads (or carpet cushions...
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Home Improvements to Increase Your Home’s Value

August 5, 2010
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Home Improvements to Increase Your Home’s Value

Even if you are not thinking about selling your home right now you may want to in the future and many people often ask what home improvements will increase the value of their home as well as make it more attractive and functional. There are in fact a number of ways to do so,...
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Hardwood Floors – Prefinished vs. Unfinished

August 2, 2010
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Hardwood Floors – Prefinished vs. Unfinished

So you have decided you want hardwood floors, great decision. But do you want that floor prefinished or unfinished? Which is better? Both prefinished and unfinished hardwood floors are great choices and which you choose depends upon a number of mainly personal preferences. Let’s break it down: The Advantages of Prefinished Hardwood Floors –...
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Choosing a Flooring Option for Every Room

August 1, 2010
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Choosing a Flooring Option for Every Room

Whatever room in the house you are talking about flooring is a very important element of any of them, both from a design and a practicality point of view. However certain flooring options work better in some rooms than others might. Here are some points to keep in mind when shopping for flooring for...
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Top Tips for Choosing the Right Kitchen Cabinets

July 27, 2010
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Top Tips for Choosing the Right Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing the right cabinets for your kitchen remodel can seem like a daunting task – especially when you walk into the showroom and see just how many options you have to choose from. There are however a number of factors to consider that will make the whole process easier and help ensure that you...
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The Right Way to Get Stains out of Your Carpet

July 25, 2010
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The Right Way to Get Stains out of Your Carpet

The vast majority of modern carpeting available today is specially treated to be very stain resistant, but stain resistant and stain proof are not the same thing. Accidents happen but when it comes to getting accidental stains out of a carpet how fast, and how you deal with the problem can make all the...
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Strand Woven Bamboo Floors – Green Flooring with a Unique Twist

July 25, 2010
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Strand Woven Bamboo Floors – Green Flooring with a Unique Twist

By now you have probably heard or read that one of the hottest flooring options available today, both because of its beauty and its eco friendliness, is bamboo. And for those customers seeking a truly unique bamboo look that is also extremely tough and durable we often suggest they look at strand woven bamboo...
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Hardwood Flooring Edges Explained

July 20, 2010
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Hardwood Flooring Edges Explained

When you are out shopping for hardwood flooring one of the things you will quickly realize is that hardwood flooring boards can be purchased in a number of different sizes. In the trade narrower boards are referred to as strips and wider boards are called planks. What you might not know is that the...
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