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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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Live Christmas Trees on Hardwood Floors – Tips to Prevent Permanent Damage

December 4, 2010
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Live Christmas Trees on Hardwood Floors – Tips to Prevent Permanent Damage

Nothing quite says Christmas like the smell of baking, holiday songs on the radio and of course, the look and smell of a real live Christmas tree. However, for those of us with hardwood flooring a real Christmas tree can lead to scratches, sap stains and those dreaded water spots that are practically impossible...
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Tips For Choosing the Right Vacuum Cleaner to Keep Your Carpets looking Great

November 10, 2010
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Tips For Choosing the Right Vacuum Cleaner to Keep Your Carpets looking Great

Everyone knows that in order to keep your new carpet in tip top shape (as well as generally keep things clean around the house) you need a good vacuum cleaner. But Amps, HEPA filters, bags, no bags, upright, canister, wet/dry – these days it can feel like you need an advanced degree in Vacuum...
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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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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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Flooring Don’ts’s You Need to Know About

August 30, 2010
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Flooring Don’ts’s You Need to Know About

Along with all the flooring do’s there are also a number of flooring don’ts that have to be kept in mind when shopping for flooring of any kind. Here are some of the most important: Don’t have hardwood floors installed in rooms that are where a lot of water splashes are likely to occur...
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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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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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