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Wood Floor Installation Tips

As installation professionals, we’ve seen some poorly laid floors (to say the least)–but DIY floor installation doesn’t have to be poorly done. Despite the fact that we strongly recommend having your floors installed by a professional (as many errors won’t be obvious months or years down the line), we have put together 7 wood floor

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Advantages of Leather Flooring for Your Home

Leather flooring creates a luxurious look that is warm and inviting. Equally at home in contemporary or traditional spaces, this natural flooring option is actually warm to the touch! There are a number of advantages to choosing leather for your floors. Why Choose Leather Flooring for your Next Decorating Project Versatile Since it does not

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How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

There is no question that hardwood floors add beauty to a home. They do require some care and maintenance to keep them looking their best. If you are wondering about the steps involved in how to refinish a hardwood floor and if you can skip any of them to save time, the short answer to

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How to Keep Used Hardwood Flooring and Tiles Out of the Landfill

If you are doing renovations to your home this spring, you may be tempted to simply rent a dumpster to dispose of the existing hardwood flooring and tiles. Before you automatically assume that these materials have no value, consider how you can up-cycle them into another usable item. Up-Cycling Projects: Don’t Throw Out Leftover Hardwood

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Marine Litter Being Repurposed into Carpet Materials

Carpet maker Desso has announced that as part of its commitment to recycling, it will be participating in the “Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear” initiative. It involves several industries and is directed at removing marine waste, such as fishing nests, to improve conditions in the world’s oceans. Desso will turn the recycled

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Ceramic Tile: the Natural Flooring Choice that is Hypoallergenic, Too!

If you choose ceramic tile for your home, you are continuing a tradition that has been in place for approximately 4,000 years. Stunning tiles have been discovered in ancient Greek cities and the pyramids of Egypt. It’s no wonder that this material has been used over the centuries. It is not only visually appealing, but

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Tile or Plank: Which Vinyl Floor is Right for You?

Vinyl flooring is a popular choice with homeowners due to its affordability and durability. When it is installed properly, it is dent and scratch-resistant. It is easy to clean and maintain, which makes it a good choice for today’s busy households. This highly durable floor fashion is also an excellent choice for high-traffic areas. This

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Advantages of Wool Carpet

Wool is a perennial favourite among consumers looking for floor coverings for their homes, and it’s no wonder. This renewable resource has a number of advantages, which make it superior to a carpet made with synthetic fibres. Investing in a wool carpet is an excellent choice that will pay off over the long run. Multiple

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What IS Engineered Hardwood Flooring – Is it Hardwood or Not?

Engineered hardwood flooring does have some hardwood in it. This product has a thin layer of hardwood on its surface. The underlying layers of the product are made up of several layers of plywood or fireboard. As a result, this flooring option is not only strong, but is moisture-resistant as well. Solid hardwood flooring is

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Kitchen Flooring in 2014: What Homebuyers are Looking For

Kitchen flooring goes through changes in decorating styles in much the same way as colour and cabinet preferences come in and out of fashion. What’s hot for 2014 floor fashions? Here are some trends we’ve been watching. Lighter Wood Floors We’ve come past a stage when dark espresso floors were very popular. They complemented dark

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