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Home Office Flooring - Whats Best For You?

Home Office Flooring - Whats Best For You?

by Guest on May 11, 2011

Okay, you're up to speed on all the other DIY projects else in your house, now it's time to move on to your home office. Even if you do not spend most of your working day in your office, having the right flooring is important. There's a huge variety of choices for flooring in an office, you need to choose one that is the best for your use and budget range. You could also factor in that some flooring is much quicker to install than others. I've got a few insights that will help you make the best choice for your home office space. Continue reading →

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Glass Tile History

Glass Tile History

by Guest on Aug 4, 2011

Glass tiles have been present in interior design for centuries, from the second century BC. There was a great demand for mosaic art in this period, contributing to an environment where craftsmen experimented with different materials and processes which lead to the innovation of glass tiles. As mosaic art changed, its presence extended from the Mediterranean by the Roman Empire in the more remote places like the United Kingdom and Constantinople in Turkey. Continue reading →

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Tips for Staining your Wood Floor and Wood Furniture

Tips for Staining your Wood Floor and Wood Furniture

by Guest on Sep 15, 2011

Wood furniture staining can be a tricky challenge. To make this task a lot more easier and to obtain remarkable results, follow these easy stepwise instructions. Continue reading →

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The Do’ and Don’ts of Fitting Harwood Floors

The Do’ and Don’ts of Fitting Harwood Floors

by Guest on Sep 23, 2011

Hardwood flooring is an expensive material and if you are installing it for the first time then here are a few pointers worth reading. If in doubt then call on a professional to do the job for you – remember, mistakes can often be more expensive to put right than the installation would have cost you in the first place. Continue reading →

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Sanding Wooden Floors

Sanding Wooden Floors

by Magdalena Ehnes on Nov 30, 2011

One of the messiest jobs in decorating is sanding a wooden floor. The process may be messy, but the end results are worth all the hard work.  Follow these steps to transform your wooden floors. Get prepared Sanding will create more dust than you can imagine and it will get into every nook and cranny.  Clear the room of any items that aren’t nailed down, including pictures, curtains, the sofa, display cabinets and the TV. Protect the rest of the house from dust infiltration by sealing the internal doors with masking tape. Continue reading →

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Transform Your House with New Flooring

Transform Your House with New Flooring

by Guest on Dec 13, 2011

When you look around your home and it looks tired and out of date, can you see where the problem lies? Often, it’s not the colour on the walls, or the furniture in your home that needs updating. True, you may have recliners that look a little worn round the edges and your sofa might be sagging a bit, but they don’t really make the house look bad. It’s the flooring that is often one of the most neglected parts of many homes. Continue reading →

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Why Choose Polished Concrete Flooring?

Why Choose Polished Concrete Flooring?

by Guest on Jan 20, 2012

When deciding on what flooring to put in a new home, everyone wants that will enhance the overall appearance their home. Installing a polished concrete floor is not only pleasant to look at, but it offers many of health benefits for the whole family. Plus, it is much less expensive than other popular flooring options. From older an older country home to a modern condo, eco-friendly polished concrete floors are an ideal option. Continue reading →

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Simple Cleaning Tips for Maintenance of a Varnished Hardwood Flooring

Simple Cleaning Tips for Maintenance of a Varnished Hardwood Flooring

by Guest on Apr 4, 2012

Efficient upkeep of a wood floor starts with frequent and regular cleaning utilizing a broom and/or a vacuum cleaner to remove as much dirt or grit as possible. Dust as well as grit will produce minimal abrasion, dulling the finish over the years. The excellent habit of brooming and/or vacuuming on a regular basis, will certainly add some years to any floors with no need to revarnish. Continue reading →

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Installation of a Wood Floor

Installation of a Wood Floor

by Guest on Apr 16, 2012

Since acquiring and installing quality hardwood floor represents a considerable investment, it's important that the quality of workmanship fulfills the highest standards and that specific care is taken to help prolong the life and beauty of your wood floor. The tips and instructions that follow will help simplify the installation process and maintenance of your wood, hardwood, or laminate floors. Continue reading →

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Care and Cleaning of Linoleum

Care and Cleaning of Linoleum

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

Linoleum is an older floor covering that may be found in some older homes. It needs waxing to preserve its surface, usually water-based self-polishing wax, but solvent-based wax to be polished with electric buffer can be used. It dents easily, and is badly damaged by alkalis. Continue reading →

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