Archive for February 2008

Factory applied Polyurethane finishes on Wood Floors

Factory applied polyurethane finishes are very popular today because they are durable, water resistant and require minimal maintenance. Urethane finishes are blends of synthetic resins. These polyurethane finishes remain on the surface of the wood to form a protective coating. They generally are available in satin, semi-golss and matte finishes. To Determine if the floor…

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Keep Your Investment in Your Floor

Keep Your Investment in Your FloorOnce you make the decision to replace your flooring or have a new floor installed, it’s still an investment and you will want to protect that investment.One of the largest offenders to flooring is the scooting of furniture across it. People often mistake a shiny floor with being slick and…

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Make Your Stone Floor Look Like New

Make Your Stone Floor Look Like New Stone floors are among the most gorgeous of surfaces, and with proper care, a stone floor can be well maintained and last for centuries. Stones, though tough, can lose their color and be compromised with traditional household products and cleaners. The key is to avoid these types of…

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Keep Your Vinyl Floor Looking Sharp

Keeping Your Vinyl Floor Looking Sharp If you’ve recently installed a new vinyl floor, there’s no doubt that you hope to keep it looking new for years to come. The bright and shiny “newness” can be maintained with proper care and maintenance. Let’s take a look at ways you can keep your vinyl floor looking…

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Harwood Floor Care Basics

Hardwood Floor Care BasicsThere’s nothing like a shiny, scratch-free hardwood floor to make a house look it’s very best. Just like any item you value in your home, hardwood floors needs careful attention and care. Some tips for preserving your hardwood floors include making sure you dust mop it daily to remove any debris and…

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Save Money By Installing Your Flooring Yourself

Save Money By Installing Your Flooring YourselfBecoming self-sufficient is a dream many people have, including those who want to build their own homes and finish all the details themselves. Along these lines, installing your own floors is a great way to save money and do it just the way you want it.Selecting the right floor…

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How to Ruin Your Vinyl Floor

How to Ruin Your Vinyl FloorThe key to ruining your vinyl floor is to simply not maintain it on a regular basis. Anyone who wants their vinyl floor to last simply needs to treat their floor with extra care, consistent maintenance, and make a commitment to preserving the floor’s original look and sheen.To do this,…

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Your Carpet – Before You Replace, Try Cleaning

Your Carpet – Before You Replace, Try CleaningDid you realize that instead of simply replacing your old carpet, that you could actually go through and give it a deep clean? Many homeowners and landlords alike could save a large amount of money simply by getting their hands on a great carpet cleaning system. With a…

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Give Your Bathroom A Make Over

Give Your Bathroom A Make OverAs a homeowner, you try to do everything that you possibly can to make your house look beautiful and inviting at all times. While nothing is ever perfect for long, there will always come a time for you to have to go through some household renovation or small make over.…

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Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Care Basics

Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Care BasicsAfter installing your porcelain or ceramic tile floor, it is now time to carefully clean it. Making sure you’ve removed all grout, construction dirt and grime from the tiles is paramount, and the first thing on the agenda of basic care after installation. From there, most porcelain and ceramic tile…

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Benefits of a Microfiber Mop

Benefits of a Microfiber MopHospitals, hotels, and other commercial operations are big on using microfiber mops to clean their businesses. Once only used among commercial customers, microfiber mops are finding their way into the homes of conscientious consumers with an eye for detail and desire for ultimate cleanliness.Microfiber mops allow for superior cleaning. As the…

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Basics of Laminate Floor Care

Basics of Laminate Floor CareThe great thing about laminate floors is that they’re easy to take care of. When you first lay down a laminate floor, you’ll want to carefully follow the instructions that come with the floor. Post-installation is very important, especially during the first two days following installation.Never wet mop a laminate floor.…

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Renew and Color Your Grout

Renew and Color Your GroutMany people are stuck with dull, discolored grout between their beautiful tile floors. They’re not quite ready to change their floors because they look fine, but their grouting? That’s a totally different story.To renew and color your grout, you must first be aware that it is much simpler than it sounds.…

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Making Your Linoleum Floor Last

Making Your Linoleum Floor LastLinoleum is known for its ability to endure the elements, as well as endure time itself. Linoleum is a very durable material that has made a come back in the interior design market in recent years.For a long time, people stayed away from linoleum, choosing vinyl instead. Linoleum was a material…

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