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How to Clean Engineered Hardwood

Cleaning Engineered Hardwood Floors Is as Easy as 1-2-3: What You Should Know About It

Engineered hardwood is an extremely popular flooring choice, and for good reason. While having the same appearance as regular hardwood, engineered wood products are cheaper, have better resistance to moisture and can even have superior acoustics. An engineered hardwood installation is usually much easier than a solid hardwood installation of the same size. If you have engineered hardwood floors in your home, you might be wondering about the best way to keep them clean and looking their best. If so, read on as we walk you through some engineered hardwood homecare tips. When It’s Time To Clean Engineered Hardwood It’s

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Best Underlayment for Vinyl Flooring

How to Choose the Best Underlayment for Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring, especially Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) is one of the most popular products on the market today. Not only does it give a good imitation for hardwood planks, but it’s affordable, resistant to moisture, and with a click-lock product easy to install even as a DIY product. However, there’s one important detail many homeowners overlook in their vinyl floor installations – underlayment. While some resources claim it as “optional”, most experts agree that underlay for vinyl is a vital part of a good installation. In this post, we’ll discuss why you shouldn’t skip the underlayment for vinyl plank flooring,

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Match Hardwood Floor Stain

How to Match Hardwood Floor Stain: Choosing the Perfect Stain for a Uniform Floor

Stains are one of the most popular ways to impart colour to hardwood floors. Depending on your choice of wood stain, the same wood can look light, dark or take on different shades from amber to coffee, among the popular hardwood floor colours. However, hardwood stains can create a tricky problem if you ever need to extend your floor. Even if you use exactly the same species and match wood, you also need to match the stain almost exactly to avoid creating a discordant clash between the old and new wood. Most homeowners will not want to mix hardwood floor

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How to Clean Carpet on Stairs

How to Clean Carpet on Stairs: The Secret to Making Your Carpet Look New Again

Wall to wall carpeting is one of the most popular flooring choices for many homes. Not only does it look great, but a fully carpeted floor absorbs noise, softens footfalls and also insulates your home from the cold – many carpets are great at retaining heat. This goes double for carpet on stairs. Especially in a busy home, carpet for your stairs will muffle the sound of traffic up and down the stairs, and will provide padding in the event of a fall – great for children and the elderly. Many carpets are a fantastic choice for those with allergy

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Which Direction to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring

How and Which Direction to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring: Quick Course In Laying Your Own Vinyl Plank Floor

Luxury Vinyl Plank is a great choice for a floor that’s attractive, easy to maintain, and extremely resilient. Newer vinyl products are a very convincing imitation of more expensive choices such as wide plank hardwood floors. While the installation isn’t difficult, especially if you opt for a click-lock product, there are a few things to keep in mind if you want a professional-quality final product. One subtle choice that can have a big impact on the final product is the directionality of your installation. The choice of whether to lay your planks horizontally, vertically, or at an angle depends on the

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How to Make Laminate Floors Shine

How to Make Laminate Floors Shine – Achieving an Attractive Finish Under the Right Conditions

Homeowners usually opt to install laminate flooring because of its low cost, durability, and lower maintenance needs. Laminate costs a fraction of what you would spend on hardwood floors, and modern laminate flooring imitates hardwood surprisingly well. If you looked at your choices and chose laminate, odds are you’re happy with your choice. However, many owners of laminate flooring encounter the same issue. After a few months, their floor begins to lose its new shine and clean appearance. Trying to fix the issue by mopping, they soon find that their floor looks even worse – sticky and streaky. Laminate flooring

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Cost of Refinishing Hardwood Floors

I’m Thinking About Refinishing: What Is the Cost of Refinishing Hardwood Floors?

Hardwood is a timeless choice for your floors, combining a great appearance, durability and longevity. However, over the years wear and tear will begin to take its toll on the surface of your floor. If you’re beginning to notice the shine on your floor beginning to dull, or you can see scratches, scuffs, or other marks, it’s time to consider refinishing. As a basic rule of thumb, you should probably be refinishing once every 3–5 years. Wood floor refinishing will leave your floors looking as good as new. However, the caveat is that it can only be done a limited

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How to Remove Stains From Vinyl Flooring

How to Remove Stains From Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl continues to be a popular choice among synthetic flooring materials, combining durability, and moisture-resistance at a low cost. Like with any other material, however, your vinyl flooring is bound to pick up some stains and marks over the years, even with regular light cleaning. Have no fear, however, because it isn’t challenging to clean vinyl floors. This guide will give you some top tips on floor cleaners, cleaning solutions, strategies to remove stains and everything you need to do to maintain your vinyl floors in top condition. How to Clean Vinyl Floors? Cleaning vinyl floors is easy. To start

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Hardwood Floors in Kitchen

Design a Cozy, Welcoming Space: Hardwood Floors in Kitchen

Hardwood is probably one of the oldest flooring materials around (after stone). Not only does hardwood bring a warm, classy look to any space, but it’s also incredibly durable, with longevity that lets it last decades or even longer. The ability to recoat and refinish your damaged hardwood floors also gives you flexibility and the ability to remove many forms of damage such as scratches and scuffs. When designing a cozy, welcoming space, hardwood would seem to be a great choice for flooring in the kitchen. Not only does it lend the room a classic charm, but it should also

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Wooden Flooring for Properties With Integrated Living Room and Kitchen – How to Choose the Best Option?

Where is wooden flooring suitable for? Well, for wherever you want. Currently, with the various treatments that wood can receive, we can have this type of flooring installed in any space. Ceramics, porcelain, cement and resins continue to be great options for high humidity areas, such as the kitchen, but there is no problem in choosing wood as long as some care is taken. And in the case of properties with an integrated living room and kitchen, many people want to keep the unity of the space with a single choice of flooring – and wood ends up being the

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