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Hardwood Floor Finish – Oil Based vs. Water Based, Which is Best?

May 6, 2013
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Hardwood Floor Finish – Oil Based vs. Water Based, Which is Best?

After a hardwood floor has been professionally sanded and all those scratches and nicks have been smoothed away the refinishing process begins. Whether or not the floor is stained at this stage or not is a purely personal decision on the part of the homeowner. Applying several coats of finish is essential either way...
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A Note about Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors

October 2, 2012
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A Note about Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors

It is well known that when discussing hardwood floors that Brazilian Cherry aka Koubari is one of the hardest natural hardwood flooring materials available, as well as one of the most durable. It is also renowned as one of the most scratch and dent resistant hardwoods available. Some people have wondered however why the...
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Simple Care Tips to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Beautiful

June 19, 2012
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Simple Care Tips to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Beautiful

Whether you are still considering whether or not to install hardwood floors in your home or you already have them in place, caring for them properly is a crucial part of helping them stay beautiful for decades. It is not hard to care for hardwood floors – in fact quite the opposite. Here are...
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Choosing the Hardwood Floors that are Right for You

March 13, 2012
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Choosing the Hardwood Floors that are Right for You

Few people could argue that hardwood floors really are an attractive addition to any home. Often the fact that a home has at least some hardwood flooring is a major selling point as well should the homeowners decide to move on. The biggest decision you have to make when choosing to have hardwood floors...
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Tips for Home Maintenance

September 8, 2011
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Tips for Home Maintenance

The industry biggest hit by the economic slump is the real estate industry.  This means that the value of homes at the moment are at their lowest.  With this kind of real estate situation, it is more important than ever to preserve the value of your home.  Now, more than ever, it is important...
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What You Can Do to Ensure a Smooth Floor Installation

May 9, 2011
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What You Can Do to Ensure a Smooth Floor Installation

So you have picked out your new flooring and the installers will be arriving in a few days to start work. Wonderful. There are however a few simple things that you, as the homeowner, can do to make the whole process much easier for everyone involved: Clear the Area – It is going to...
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What is a Central Vacuum System and is it Right for Your Home?

April 23, 2011
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What is a Central Vacuum System and is it Right for Your Home?

Vacuuming is rarely anyone’s favorite chore and even though vacuum technology has produced lighter, yet still powerful vacuum cleaners, cleaning all of the carpets in your home still means lugging a fairly bulky unit from room to room and often dragging it up the stairs as well. If a number of the rooms in...
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Choosing the Perfect Nursery Flooring for Your Baby’s Room

March 20, 2011
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Choosing the Perfect Nursery Flooring for Your Baby’s Room

As a parent everyone wants to create the safest possible environment for their children , especially in the nursery. New parents spend weeks getting the nursery ready for a new arrival but between picking out the right crib, choosing the nursery theme and buying all that cute bedding one very important element of any...
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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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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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