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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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To Hire or To Do-It-Yourself?

September 11, 2011
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To Hire or To Do-It-Yourself?

Times are tough and we all do what we can to keep a tight budget.  And one of the more heavy expenses we need to contend with is hiring for home repairs or improvement.  It is no wonder that do-it-yourself instructions are flourishing everywhere.  Watching those DIY videos or reading those books make installing...
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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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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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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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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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Should You Sand and Refinish Hardwood Floors Yourself?

April 20, 2010
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Should You Sand and Refinish Hardwood Floors Yourself?

Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any home. In many cases they even add to the value of your property. After a several years of service though most hardwood floors begin to look like they could do  with a bit of help and the homeowners thoughts turn to having their hardwood floors sanded...
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