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Removing Ink Stains from Floors

Removing Ink Stains from Floors

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

Being sited on the floor, carpets can get a lot of different stains. Ink stains look irremovable, especially if they are permanent, but you could deal with them easily if you know the right cleaning technique. Follow the next tips on how to remove ink stains from carpet and you will not face any problems. Continue reading →

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Removing Rubber Heel Marks from Floors

Removing Rubber Heel Marks from Floors

by Michigan State University on Apr 28, 2012

You just clean your floor and someone walks across it, leaving a trail of ugly black rubber marks. If you have ever spent a frustrating time on your knees trying to scrub and remove rubber marks from your floor, there are easier ways to erase the mess. Put away the abrasives that can scratch the floor and try one of these methods to quickly remove rubber marks. Continue reading →

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Removing Urine Stains from Floors

Removing Urine Stains from Floors

by Michigan State University on Apr 28, 2012

Chances are your dog did not make it outside, your child didn't make it all the way to the bathroom or you inherited a home with preexisting conditions. Whatever your circumstance, removing urine stains from a wood floor is no easy task. Here are some ideas for the long-term removal of urine smells and stains. Continue reading →

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How to Remove and Replace Broken Ceramic Tiles

How to Remove and Replace Broken Ceramic Tiles

by Jessica Ackerman on Apr 28, 2012

Ceramic tile flooring has been popular for years, and its popularity continues to grow. Not only is ceramic tile flooring stylish and attractive, but it is also sturdy, easy to clean, and with proper care, it can last for decades. If something heavy is dropped, the tiles can crack or break. Continue reading →

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Repairing Floor Coverings after a Flood

Repairing Floor Coverings after a Flood

by Michigan State University on Apr 28, 2012

Flood is a dreaded calamity that occurs in an unexpected time. A flood causes severe damage to properties and livelihood of people ranging from thousands to billions of dollars in destruction. But some of these can easily be fixed, depending on the severity of damage. Continue reading →

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Sealer Treatment for Brick and Tile Floors

Sealer Treatment for Brick and Tile Floors

by Michigan State University on Apr 28, 2012

Brick may be purchased unsealed or sealed. If it has been sealed, it will be much easier to keep clean. Vacuum regularly, and occasionally damp mop with plain water to remove soil. Occasionally for heavier soil use a mild detergent solution, rinse well and wipe dry for more shine. Continue reading →

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Choosing Hardwood Flooring

Choosing Hardwood Flooring

by Guest Post on Apr 28, 2012

Choosing the type of hardwood floor that best fits your space and DIY abilities is an important step in planning the installation of your new floor. Do not confuse floor type with wood variety -- we will cover selection of wood variety in the next section. Continue reading →

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Waxing Wood Floors

Waxing Wood Floors

by Michigan State University on Apr 28, 2012

Cleaning with solvent-based liquid wax leaves a thin wax coat on the floor. Paste wax may be used to clean the floor if not too dirty (has less solvent than liquid wax), and will provide more wax protection. A thin coat should be applied and buffed thoroughly with an electric polisher. Continue reading →

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Installing Ceramic Tile

Installing Ceramic Tile

by Guest Post on Apr 28, 2012

Whether you are replacing an old tile floor or installing a new one this step-by-step guide will walk you through the installation process. The following instructions are straightforward and they are designed for most common installations. Continue reading →

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Electric Floor Heating Mats

Electric Floor Heating Mats

by Guest Post on May 29, 2012

The radiant floor heating mats are sheets that can be placed indoors as well as outdoors to generate warmness or heat. These mats are used in places of blowers or heaters to warm up all types of rooms without drying the moisture level of air in it. Continue reading →

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