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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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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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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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I Want to Change the Floor of My House but I Hate Construction Work. What Should I Do? Check Out Some Suggestions

It’s no use having a wonderful living room, a spectacular kitchen or a hall that invites you to enter if the floor of your house is damaged. And let’s be honest, renovating the house is great but… We don’t always have the necessary time or disposition. With that in mind, today we are going to talk about floors that can be installed faster, with as little dirt, noise and inconvenience as possible. I Want to Change the Floorings but I Hate Construction Work! Before moving on to the possibilities, it is worth remembering that the choice of professionals responsible for

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Vinyl Flooring: When Is the Right Time to Replace It? Check Out Which Signs Indicate That It Is Better to Replace the Coating

If you have vinyl flooring in your home or company, you probably already know one of the main benefits of this type of floor: the ease of maintenance. Replacing vinyl flooring is much easier than replacing any other type of flooring. But the big question is: when is the right time to replace it? A lot of people still wonder about this. Does the floor need to be changed at a certain time interval? Or only when it’s worn out? In today’s article, you will find out the best time to change the floor, taking advantage of its features until

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