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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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Basement Family Room Flooring Ideas

Basement family room flooring needs to be durable, comfortable, and—most importantly—able to withstand the moisture that comes with our Wisconsin basements. Basement slabs are porous and moisture is continuously seeping through the slab. Because of the moisture (and common high humidity levels in basements), wood and laminate floors are not recommended for basements. There are […]

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low maintenance laminate flooring

10 Great-Looking DIY Flooring Ideas

If you’re the handy type, this list of do-it-yourself flooring ideas is for you AND your guests. Let’s face it, the best part of a DIY flooring project (besides the price tag) is the moment of the big reveal. DIYers, you know what we’re talking about: the moment when guests are awestruck by your phenomenal […]

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cherry colored laminate floor in kitchen

Luxury Vinyl vs. Laminate: What is the difference?

Wood floors are a beautiful floor, but are not always the best option for a busy household with children and pets. For families who want floors that look like wood without the worry, luxury vinyl and laminate are the natural choices; however, both flooring options come with the questions: what’s the difference between luxury vinyl […]

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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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