Hardwood Floors 101

Hardwood floors can be installed anywhere in a home and can be prepared from several species of wood such as elm, ash, oak, amendoim, cypress, teak, cherry, walnut, rosewood, hickory, and maple. The hardness, stability, color, and alterations in color vary with wood type. Chestnut, Douglas fir, and North American Cherry offer low hardness whereas…

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How To Install Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is easy to install once you know how but it can take a lot of time and effort. Make sure that you know what you are doing before attempting to fit the flooring, if you don’t enlist the help of someone who does. When thinking of a modern flooring theme for your home,…

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Ten Tips to Know Before Buying a Rug

1. Take a photo of the room you’re decorating to the rug store. It’s easy to get distracted or excited and buy the wrong rug. Using an image as reference will keep you on track. 2. The back of a rug will tell you if it’s machine or handmade. Stiff fibers running straight up and…

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Easy To Install Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles have a great much advantage. They combine the warmth and style of a carpet with the longwearing, washable qualities of a tiled floor. This makes them practical and reasonably inexpensive option for any of the well-trafficked and accident-prone areas of your home. Well know for their heavy-duty, durable qualities, carpet tiles are very…

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Floor Globe: A Great Way To Spruce Any Room In Your Home

You just purchased a new home and right now you are in the process of decorating and furnishing it. As you set everything in place, you are pretty happy with how it all turned out, however, in your living room you notice that there is this giant empty spot. You try putting a plant in…

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Installing Ceramic Tile

Ceramic Tile brings a texture, richness and color to a room that Linoleum has yet to truly mimic. Tile floors can be installed in any room, however they are most frequently seen in Bathrooms and Kitchens. I particularly like them in entryways, where they serve as a transition point from the outside to large carpeted…

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How to Remove Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic Tile

Given the amount of work involved, and the degree of difficulty, when you’re looking at removing ceramic tiles on the wall or floor, give some consideration to whether you might be better off just replacing the cracked or damaged ones. Of course, if you can’t get matching ones, that means doing the whole job over,…

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Choosing The Right Carpet Padding

If you are having your carpets replaced you will be in the position to choose a new carpet pad as well. Read this article for some information that should help you make this decision. Hopefully it will make your decision easier. The first thing you will have to decide is what kind of pad you…

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Sound Proofing Wooden Floors

A lot of people think that wooden floors are very noisy and cold. The cold is thought of when remembering the original wood floor boards in the house where the cold breeze from the cellar or basement void would come through. Before central heating this flooring could make the house very cold. New floorboards are…

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Painting and Decorating Tile

Ceramic tile can be beautiful and elegant. But it can also be bland and uninspired. If you want to add a little color or creativity to your tile, here’s how! Remember to clean your tile and let it dry before you begin any project. Seal both tile and surrounding grout with a water-based floor varnish….

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