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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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The Best Basement Remodel Flooring Options

July 6, 2010
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The Best Basement Remodel Flooring Options

The basement remodel is a hugely popular project undertaken by thousands of homeowners every year. A well finished basement can be turned into almost anything a homeowner can dream up from an extra guestroom suite to a full scale gaming and entertainment room. With all the flooring options available, choosing a floor is already...
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Hardwood Flooring Mistakes – Mismatching Lot Numbers

July 4, 2010
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Hardwood Flooring Mistakes – Mismatching Lot Numbers

Making the decision to install new hardwood floors is a smart one, but if you choose an inexperienced provider the results may not be quite what you had been hoping for. To install a hardwood floor you obviously need to use more than a few hardwood planks. And if those planks don’t match, the...
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Flooring FAQs: Why is My Hardwood Floor Wearing Unevenly?

June 29, 2010
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Flooring FAQs: Why is My Hardwood Floor Wearing Unevenly?

Hardwood floors are, as we mention often enough, pretty tough and easy to maintain. This does not however mean that they are indestructible or that they do not need a minimum of basic care to keep them looking their very best. One of the problems we are often consulted about is hardwood floor finish...
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Dogs and Hardwood Floors – Not Always the Best of Friends

June 23, 2010
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Dogs and Hardwood Floors – Not Always the Best of Friends

Dogs are often considered to be man’s best friend, but a dog who is not quite housebroken is not always a hardwood floor’s best friend. Dog urine can be a real problem if it sits on a hardwood floor, especially if it is one of the species of wood that is less dense, such...
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What is Lead-Safe Certified? We Are!

June 15, 2010
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What is Lead-Safe Certified? We Are!

When the EPA announced that in 2010 it would be implementing new regulations to protect those having work done on their home from lead paint exposure many people were a little taken aback. Surely lead paint was a dead issue, something that was resolved back in the late nineteen seventies? Unfortunately that is not...
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What steps have to be taken before installing 3/4″ solid hardwood over a crawl space?

June 8, 2010
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What steps have to be taken before installing 3/4″ solid hardwood over a crawl space?

It is perfectly possible to install hardwood flooring over a crawl space but there are some rather specific steps that have to be taken and criteria to be met in order for such installations to be successful. Since Aladdin Carpet and Floors have been installing hardwood floors for many years now our technicians offer...
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Out of the Ordinary – Exotic Hardwood Flooring for Your Home

May 30, 2010
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Out of the Ordinary – Exotic Hardwood Flooring for Your Home

As hardwood floors continue to grow in popularity some homeowners are starting to look beyond the more traditional choices for something a little more exotic, that will set their rooms apart from everyone else’s. Here are some of the exotics that are growing in popularity and a basic explanation of their unique characteristics: Brazilian...
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Flooring and Feng Shui

May 22, 2010
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Flooring and Feng Shui

You have probably heard of Feng Shui even if you don’t know much about it. Here at Aladdin Carpet and Floors we had about the same amount of knowledge on the subject as most people do – its Chinese, its ancient and it’s something to do with how the physical contents of your home...
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Purchasing a Home with Hardwood Floors – What to Look For

May 14, 2010
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Purchasing a Home with Hardwood Floors – What to Look For

The real estate broker told you about them ten times on the car ride to see the property you are considering purchasing and in all honesty you cannot wait to see them – real hardwood floors. For many homebuyers hardwood floors are a real selling point but how do you know exactly what you...
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