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6 Cleaning Tricks that Ready Your Home for the Holidays

As long as your home looks beautiful for the holidays, it doesn’t matter how it happened, right? You’ve heard the stories of the relative who brought the “homemade” apple pie in the pan with the store label on the bottom. The best stories are the ones that no one finds out about…like these cleaning hacks […]

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The Best Floors for Basements that Flood

When a basement is prone to flooding, homeowners need to worry about more than the typical basement moisture; they need to be concerned about the possibility of submersion. Only a few waterproof basement flooring options can stand up to a foot or more of water on them. If your basement is prone to flooding, mention […]

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Durable Entryway Flooring Ideas (That Look Great!)

Puddles, snowy boots, sand, gravel, wet footprints, foot traffic, paw traffic. Home entryway flooring has to be durable enough to handle it all—and still look terrific enough for guests. The list of flooring ideas tough enough to be installed in an entryway are fairly short, but the amount of styles and entryway flooring design ideas […]

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5 (Incredibly) Low Maintenance Flooring Ideas

The term “low maintenance flooring” means something different to everyone. For some, it translates into a floor that is durable and tough. “Low maintenance” means the toughest floors that can take all the heavy foot (and paw) traffic and spills that life can throw at it. For others, low maintenance is synonymous with easy-to-clean; these […]

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Hardwood Flooring Types: What’s the best wood floor for my home?

Wood flooring adds warmth and style to any room; however, the right wood flooring for a home isn’t always the classic hardwoods that were installed in our great-grandparents’ home. Today’s homeowners have options for hardwood flooring types that families years ago could only dream about: hardwood, engineered wood, laminate, and luxury vinyl floors. All these […]

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5 Impressive Ways to Dress Up a Living Room

“This room needs something. I just don’t know what.” Your living room is the focal point of your home. It’s where your friends and family gather. It’s the location of many family memories. In most homes, a living room is one of the first rooms guests see when they walk in the door. But if […]

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Do area rugs damage hardwood floors?

Nothing can dress up a room quite like the right area rug. These significant décor pieces can add interest to any room, separate spaces in a main common area, and even make a room appear larger or incredibly cozy. Area rugs can also protect floors in high-traffic areas and spaces from damage due to daily […]

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Tough Mudroom Flooring that Looks Great

Mudrooms deserve a certain amount of respect. After all, these rooms are the dropping ground for shoes, backpacks, sports bags, winter gear, as well as a receptacle of all the sand, dirt, snow and gravel that gets tracked in on our shoes and paws. No matter how many shelves, hooks, and other organization hacks are […]

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What types of floor works best in a kitchen?

Today’s kitchens are for more than just meal preparation. Kitchens are for homework, dining, baking, and a lot of special family moments. All that time in the kitchen can be hard on floors, especially with frequent spills, heavy foot traffic, and messes on the menu. Kitchen floors are an investment that pays dividends, both in […]

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5 Beautiful Lake House Flooring Ideas

A house on the lake is the source of all good things: fun on the water, campfires, cool nights by the fireplace, boat rides, kayaking, tubing, water skiing, paddle boarding. A home on the water can also be a bit of an enigma when it comes to choosing the best flooring that can handle the […]

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