Stairs and Flooring: Making Them Attractive and Safe

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Stairs used to be a part of our landscape. They dominated our homes and were used in commercial applications to get from one floor to another. Modern technology began taking that away, installing escalators and elevators not just in businesses, but in some homes too. While an elevator may seem like a sophisticated fixture in...

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Are Powders Safe To Deodorize Carpets?

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Over time, carpets get dirty and start to smell. As much as you love a clean carpet, vacuuming only goes so far. And a regular deep cleaning may be good a couple of times per year, but what about in between? Carpeting often requires consistent maintenance to keep it clean and provide a healthy living...

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Cork In The Kitchen: Should You Go There?

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What’s the most popular room in your home? The kitchen. Selecting the wrong flooring will be something you have to live with and regret for years. Which is why we see a lot of people hanging back from selecting cork flooring. Durability is always a concern. But what about comfort? We love the look of...

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5 Things To Know About Rug Pile

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A rug’s pile refers to the density of the fibers. Pile can be cut or left in loops. Pile can be short and flat, or shaggy and long. Rug pile also goes hand in hand with rug height, which is the thickness of the rug or carpet. Height is measured from the surface of a...

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What Is LEED Flooring?

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LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is a green program administered by the US Green Building Council. LEED certifies buildings, not actual products or manufacturers. You can’t specifically buy and install a flooring material that is LEED certified. But what you can do is invest in a flooring that will earn you...

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Choosing Tiles With Your Pets In Mind

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Love tile? Love your pets too? There’s a perfect choice for you. When you have pets, you probably find yourself cleaning up messes frequently. Of course, their unconditional love makes it all worthwhile. Still, if the messes become more frequent and you see the flooring surface continue to decline over time, it can add stress....

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How To Select Just Right Tile Sizes

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Walk into a flooring center with many different sized tiles on display, and you’re likely to fall in love many times over. There’s so much to choose from! But falling in love with a look and feel in the store is different than loving it for years on your floors or your walls. What you...

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Cleaning Tips For Your Porcelain Tile

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Are you as tile-crazy as we are? Nothing is more beautiful in your home than newly installed porcelain tile. They come in beautiful colors, lots of sizes, and plenty of styles and patterns. You can create a look that’s uniquely your own, one you’ll love for years to come. But it’s easy to worry about...

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Pros and Cons of Exotic Hardwood Flooring

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Love your hardwood flooring, but want something more? Maybe it’s time to consider exotic hardwood instead. There are many options to choose from, and they each have their own advantages. Before you make your final decision, however, it’s equally important to be aware of their drawbacks. It can impact whether you love or hate your...

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Flooring Tips To Make Small Rooms Look Bigger

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We’ve all been there. We’ve all had space that feels completely overwhelmed. We walk into the room and feel closed in, like the walls are caving in. The answer doesn’t always lie in moving to a larger space. In some cases, selecting new flooring can be the start of creating the illusion of more substantial...

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