Month: August 2015

The Classic Elegance of Ceramic

The admittedly large definition of what a ceramic is (in very short terms – a molded or shaped non-metallic object) doesn’t define what it has meant for humanity.  Early clay ceramics date back to before even the oldest civilizations had yet been conceived.  It’s been a part of our lives for at least 27,000 years,

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How to Keep Wood Flooring Clean

So you’ve finally got those hardwood floors in, or maybe you already have them, and you’re worried that they’ll start to show their age.  Hardwood is actually quite hardy but to keep it in tip-top shape you will need to know how to clean it properly to maintain its health and shine.  Here are some

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Places where Carpet Is Still the Best Option

For much of the twentieth century carpet was pretty much the standard in flooring for most homes.  Within the last few decades however different flooring has seen a major resurgence, especially hardwood and laminate, and now most homeowners seem to prefer them or other harder surface looks like ceramic or vinyl for the more heavily

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Why Bamboo?

There’s a new kind of flooring that’s steadily gaining in popularity and it’s for a good reason.  Bamboo is technically a kind of grass, though its tall wood-like stalks can grow as tall as fifteen feet or four and a half meters.  Bamboo’s unique properties make it an outstanding choice for flooring that has many

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Laminate vs. Hardwood – Making the Call

When you want a wooden look to your floors you have two main choices available – laminate and hardwood.  Laminate flooring is a composite wood material made with pressboard and resin, and hardwood as the name implies is made of actual hardwood planks.  Both can produce a natural and warm look to the floor of

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