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Entries Tagged as 'How To & Do-It-Yourself Projects'

Stop the Squeaks: How to Handle Squeaky Hardwood Floors

January 17th, 2012 · No Comments

“Creeak! Creeeeeaak!” Anyone who has installed hardwood flooring has heard this annoying squeaking sound that often develops in hardwood floors. When you’re tiptoeing to the kitchen for a midnight snack, that creaking sound is a dead giveaway. Unfortunately, there is no perfect, permanent cure-all for hardwood creaks and squeaks. However, there are a few effective […]

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To Self-Install or not to Self-Install?

March 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

The old saying “money is no object” is not used as freely as is used to be these days.  The economy is down and for most people, money is tight. While money may not be flowing in right now, some consumers see this downward economy as an opportunity to make a purchase when other consumers […]

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A Tip or Two for Your Floors

November 1st, 2010 · No Comments

There are so many new flooring materials that have emerged in just the last decade. From cork flooring to carpet made from recycled plastic soda bottles, people are becoming more and more inventive with what to put on the floors in their homes and businesses and how to take care of those floors. Although the […]

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A Great Way to Jazz Up the Home Gym

October 15th, 2010 · No Comments

I wanted to take a moment to share a product with you that has really come in handy and made a huge difference in our workout routines. My husband and I workout on a weekly basis. He does much more weight training than I do. I tend to do more cardio and stretching exercises than […]

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5 Steps To Complete A Successful Ceramic Tile Installation

November 21st, 2007 · 2 Comments

If laying ceramic tiles is totally new to you, “5 Steps to complete a successful ceramic tile installation” is a set of basic but important tips that you will help you avoid making costly mistakes on your next bathroom or ceramic tile installation. Plan which Tile This step is often underestimated and sometimes even forgotten […]

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10 Questions to Ask a Carpet Installer

November 18th, 2007 · 2 Comments

10 QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK BEFORE HIRING ANY CARPET INSTALLER Before you begin calling around to find an installer, there are a few questions you need to know to ask a potential installer in order to be sure you find a good one. 1. Are you licensed bonded and insured? Many states now require contractor […]

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Laminate Flooring – Cleaning & Maintenance

November 18th, 2007 · No Comments

One of the biggest advantages of laminate floors is that they are made to look good for many years with a minimum of effort. Most laminates come with a 10 to 25 years residential warranty against staining, wearing and fading, depending on the brand. All you really need for cleaning are a vacuum cleaner, a […]

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Tips For Installing Vinyl Flooring

November 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Installing an new floor can spice up a tired room and you can even save some money by installing it yourself. Of course, if you are not handy and have never done any type of installation, you may want to leave it to a professional as installing the flooring incorrectly can ruin the whole look! […]

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Finishing Hardwood Floors

November 14th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Finishing hardwood floors can be confusing because there are so many products and styles to choose from. There aren’t too many holistic wood floor finishes yet, but there are non-toxic wood floor finish products that are better for the environment than others. Finishing wood floors needs care taken for the best results. Wax wood finishes […]

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Cleaning Hardwood Flooring

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Your “cleaning wood floor” questions must have you frustrated. You wonder which “perfect” wood floor cleaners are best to use on which of your flooring types. For example, is there one way that’s better than another than cleaning hardwood flooring, or should you use wood floor stripper cleaners? What steps should you take to preserve […]

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