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Care and Cleaning of Slate Floors

Care and Cleaning of Slate Floors

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

Even with regular slate floors maintenance, stains will still occur, especially in the grouted area of the slate floors. Grout by nature is very porous and can easily absorb spills, which causes staining. Continue reading →

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Choosing Vinyl Flooring

Choosing Vinyl Flooring

by Guest on Apr 27, 2012

It's sometimes very hard to determine the advantages and the disadvantages when choosing a new vinyl floor for your home. You may remember it as the stuff that dented, tore and was hard to clean in the apartment you used to live in. You might also remember the vinyl floor your mother had that lasted for 20 years and withstood the abuse of four young kids and two dogs. Well, both of those memories - while painting different pictures - are accurate, and both of those floors are easy to identify and differentiate if you know the basics. Continue reading →

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Carpet Care: How to Repair Burn Marks

Carpet Care: How to Repair Burn Marks

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

New carpets are lovely and can completely change the look of a room, but in time they can become stained and worn, even with proper care. Carpets can also become burned and permanently marked and damaged, but the damage is not irreparable. It is possible to repair burn marks on carpets, and when carefully completed, the repair will be virtually invisible. Finding burn marks on carpets is truly a nightmare, but with the following easy instructions it is possible to repair the damage. Continue reading →

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Care and Cleaning of Marble Floors

Care and Cleaning of Marble Floors

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

If you have even a scrap of marble in your home, consider yourself fortunate to be in the presence of one the most beautiful stones around. Marble is a limestone that has metamorphosed through heat and pressure, and in the process mixed with natural elements to produce the colors and intricate veining that has so many people pining away for it. Continue reading →

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Asphalt Tile Care and Cleaning

Asphalt Tile Care and Cleaning

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

Asphalt tiles are made from a mixture of resins, fillers, asbestos fibers and pigments. Asphalt tiles are tough but abrasive cleansers, and high-solvent strippers and polishes can damage them. Routine maintenance can help avoid the need for commercial products. When you do need to do a thorough cleaning, make sure you buy a product that's safe for asphalt tiles. Continue reading →

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Fixing Carpet Bleach and Chemical Stains

Fixing Carpet Bleach and Chemical Stains

by Guest on Apr 27, 2012

The number and variety of chemical substances that can cause carpet spots and carpet stains boggle the mind. Chlorine bleaches, swimming pool chemicals, stomach acid, toilet bowl cleaners, drain cleaners, oven cleaners, urine, insecticides, fertilizers, and even certain types of medication and cosmetic aids can damage carpets and render ordinary stain removal methods ineffective. Continue reading →

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Care and Cleaning of Ceramic Tile Floors

Care and Cleaning of Ceramic Tile Floors

by Guest on Apr 27, 2012

When it comes to floor cleaning, ceramic tile is one of the easiest surfaces to maintain. All you need are basic cleaning tools, a little common household cleaner, and water. The only way it could be easier would be if someone else did the cleaning for you! Continue reading →

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Use Heated Flooring to Lower Your Heating Costs

Use Heated Flooring to Lower Your Heating Costs

by Guest on Apr 27, 2012

Heated flooring is not just a luxury but requirement in areas, which are very cold. Just like walls and roofs, floors have a major effect on the overall temperature of your living room. Earlier people used indoor fire and heat chimneys to raise the temperature but nowadays there are many solutions that can help increase the temperature of the room. Continue reading →

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Tips for Choosing & Installing Electric Floor Heating

Tips for Choosing & Installing Electric Floor Heating

by Guest on Apr 27, 2012

A thin electric mat installed in thinset cement or self-leveling cement, controlled by a timer-thermostat with an in-floor sensor will cost $500-to-$600 for an average size bathroom and it will operate on less than 10 cents a day of electricity. All these products are 1/8" thick and they can easily be embedded in thinset cement without elevating the floor more than 1/8". Continue reading →

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Removing Asphalt Tile Adhesive from Wood Flooring

Removing Asphalt Tile Adhesive from Wood Flooring

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

Chances are, you’ve walked miles on asphalt tiles -- that durable flooring often found in high-traffic, utility areas. Superior to linoleum insofar as it can withstand spills, oil and grease, asphalt tile is a powerhouse. But as you might expect, removing asphalt tile adhesive from wood flooring could be more than challenging. Continue reading →

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