Year: 2016

Last Minute Tips that’ll Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

We’re all down to the wire.  It’s the proverbial holiday go time, and it’s up to you to get your home ready for all the Christmas get-togethers, family time, and holiday cheer that your home can take. Make a list, and check it twice. It’s time to think like Santa: make a to-do list and […]

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10 Tips for Protecting Your Floors this Winter

Winter is hard on all kinds of floors: hardwood, carpet, laminate, vinyl.  Between all the snow, ice, gravel, and all the other “stuff” that comes with winter, wet feet (and paws) can do quite the number on your home.  You know what we’re talking about: floor stains, damage, warping, and all the other damage from […]

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10 Home Gift Ideas for the Person Who Has Everything

We all have that one person on our holiday gift list: the one who has everything they need and could ever want.  You know who we’re talking about: your grandma that has a full house.  Your mother who has every collectible that she needs for her collection.  Your wife who loves design shows and decorating […]

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What kind of flooring can be installed over in floor radiant heating?

It’s the gift that just keeps giving: warm in floor radiant floor heating.  Just ask anyone who has in floor heating in their home and they’ll tell you how wonderful it is to have a warm floor underfoot (especially during winter!)  If you decide that radiant floor heating is an affordable luxury you want in […]

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6 Last Minute Preps that Get Your Home Ready for Thanksgiving

There are a lot of tips floating around about getting your home ready for the holidays, but when the clock’s ticking down, tips like “start early” don’t really count.  If you’re up against the clock, use these (fast) tips to get ready for your family Thanksgiving. Finish your home projects. If you’ve started home projects […]

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50+ Tips that Get Your Home Ready for Thanksgiving (& Complete Home Cleaning Checklist!)

The clock is ticking until Thanksgiving, which means your time to get ready for another Thanksgiving meal with your family and friends is getting smaller as well.  To make sure your home is ready in time, we’ve compiled a checklist of 50 cleaning tips that’ll help you ready you and your home ready (especially your floors!) […]

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DIY Laminate Flooring Installation Tips That Guarantee a Perfect Project

Whether installing laminate on your floor or wall (don’t doubt us, it’s a beautiful accent!), there are a few important things to know to get your DIY flooring project ‘before’ to the ‘after’ photos you see on the internet—and to get there with less DIY stress. Buy in bulk It seems that every project is […]

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5 Tips for Deep Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors

There are a million different tips on the internet about deep cleaning hardwood floors: use ammonia and water, don’t clean with ammonia cleaner, combine vinegar and water, only use water.  Really, the basic steps of deep cleaning hardwood floors is pretty uniform: Sweep and vacuum wood floor. Mop wood floors (don’t leave excess water on […]

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When should I get my carpets cleaned? Why should I clean my carpets?

How often should I clean my carpets? We know this is the answer you don’t want to hear because it’s not a definite number, but the general rule is that carpets should be cleaned every 12-18 months—more often if you have kids or pets.  If you do, your carpets should be cleaned more often, but […]

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Best Flooring Options for Your Dining Room

It took only a few months with a new baby in a high chair to realize that the previous owner’s choice of white carpet under our dining room table was not going to work with a growing family.  If you’re in the same boat, or thinking ahead before your next big family holiday meal (you […]

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