muddy footprints on floor

How to Clean Mud off Carpet (and Every Other Kind of Floor)

Muddy footprints on carpet, muddy pawprints across wood floors, muddy puddles on vinyl. During certain times of the year in Wisconsin, mud and floors go hand-in-hand (and so do the steps for cleaning a muddy floor listed below). Unfortunately, that’s a fact, but one that can be prevented—or at least the amount of mud on […]

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The Best Vinyl Floors for Basements

Choosing flooring for basements isn’t as easy as selecting floors for other rooms, mainly because of water. Moisture seeps through the basement slab. Water can come in through the walls. Obviously, no homeowner wants either, but the reality is that the threat of water in a basement is very high. Because of that threat, one […]

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What is the best carpet for stairs?

Saying that stairs are high-traffic is an understatement. Stairs withstand heavy foot traffic, repeated runs by four-legged friends, and all the spills that come with a busy household. And that’s not even counting the times homeowners have dragged suitcases, furniture, and other hefty items up and down stairs. (In some homes, it’s the pets who […]

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Best Craft Room Floors

A craft room remodel or redesign is all about pulling together the craft room ideas that work—including the craft room flooring! Choosing craft room flooring is different than other rooms. Any crafter who has dropped a small piece can tell you how difficult it is to find a small piece in a fluffy carpet. Messy […]

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Best Man Cave Flooring Ideas

The term “man cave” can bring up different visions to different gents. The man cave is a sports memorabilia showroom. For others, it’s a theater room, a video game hideaway, music room, an arcade space, and the ultimate bar and game room. Whatever the right man cave looks like, a solid man cave deserves a […]

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What is the best flooring to install over concrete?

Choosing flooring for rooms with a concrete slab comes with another (important) criteria. In addition to being good-looking, durable, and fit with the room décor, flooring installed over concrete needs to be water-resistant. Concrete is a porous material. Moisture seeps through the concrete (even in a waterproofed basement). Because of this, hardwood floors are not […]

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BIG (and Costly) DIY Flooring Installation Mistakes to Avoid

Homeowners considering a DIY flooring project, file these tips under the “I wish I’d known before I started installing….” Whether installing laminate, vinyl plank, tile, or engineered hardwood, these tips (and this list of DIY flooring ideas with instructions) can save homeowners from a lot of headaches—and a healthy dose of do-it-yourself disappointment. Not researching […]

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Beautiful DIY Bathroom Flooring Ideas

A bathroom remodel with new bathroom flooring can be a beautiful thing, especially when you’re throwing out that ugly pink tile. Unfortunately, choosing new bathroom flooring is about more than selecting a stunning wood floor. Bathroom floors need to be gorgeous and able to withstand water spills and high humidity. For handy homeowners, add another […]

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Best Floors for Home Gyms

When you’ve secured all the right equipment for an awesome workout space, look down. The right home gym flooring does more than just support all the workout equipment; workout room flooring is durable enough to handle all the rigors of a good workout, soft enough to protect the body from injury caused by continuous impact, […]

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mudroom with durable tile floor

5 Floors for Homes with Radiant Heat

On cold Wisconsin winter days, underfloor radiant heat can feel excellent—especially when coming in from the cold. For homes built with in-floor radiant heat, the heating system is installed during the building process. Other homeowners add an in-floor radiant heat pad to certain rooms, such as laundry rooms, bathrooms, and mudrooms. Radiant Heat Floor Covering […]

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