Learning More About Hardwood Flooring

  • How To Install Engineered Hardwood

    28 September 2016

    Remodeling your bathroom is a great decision for a number of reasons. First of all, bathrooms endure a lot of wear and tear. Also, since they are usually the smallest room, you can save money on supplies and labor. Changing the flooring is a great way to freshen up the style of your bathroom. This article explains how to install engineered hardwood. Tools for the Job The tools you need for this job are common and easy to use.

  • How to Get Your Stairs Ready for New Carpet

    15 July 2016

    If you want to change out the carpet on your stairs, after you measure your stairs, purchase new carpet and underpadding, and remove the previous old carpet from your stairs, you'll need to prepare your stairs and yourself for the installation of the new carpet. Here are a few things you are going to need to do to get your stairs ready for some new carpet. Fix Squeaky Stairs If you have stairs that are squeaky, now is the time to fix them, since the previous carpet has been ripped up and the new carpet hasn't yet been laid down.

  • What To Do Before You Install Flooring When You Finish Your Basement

    13 July 2016

    As families grow, their homes shrink. If your family has grown to the point that you and your children need more space, you may be considering finishing your basement. But, before you do, there is an important thing to consider about a common basement problem that could affect the new flooring in your finished basement—moisture. Not only can moisture damage flooring, moisture also causes mold growth. Here's what you need to know so you can keep your new basement flooring dry.

  • How To Remove A Cigarette Burn From Your Hardwood Floor After A Big Party

    6 July 2016

    If you just threw a big party and found that some inconsiderate soul stubbed out their cigarette on your hardwood floor, you are right to be fumed. Of course, that doesn't solve anything, so here is some information on how to solve the problem. Below is a list of steps to follow and your floor will as good as new. Step 1: Sand Out The Burn You should use rough grit sandpaper (100-150 grit.

  • Best Kept Secrets For Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors

    6 July 2016

    Brushing your hardwood floor doesn't get rid of all the dirt and grime that it has collected. You need to do more than a once-over each week with the vacuum cleaner. It's time to follow the best kept secrets to make sure your hardwood floors are spotless and that you don't damage your health. Use Dusting Agents to Collect the Dust When you brush or mop, you'll start spreading the dust around the house.

  • Crafts Gone Wild – Getting Glue Out Of Your New Carpeting

    8 June 2016

    New carpeting shouldn't keep your family from enjoying the things that you would have done before it was installed. Yes, you want to do all that you can to ensure that the carpet keeps the new look, smell, and feel, but this shouldn't mean putting a stop to art and craft times that you enjoy with your kids. Crafting glue can easily get away from someone of any age, and when it does, you must know what to do to get it out of your carpet.

  • Could A Marble-Safe Cleaner Have Faded Your Floor?

    8 June 2016

    Have you recently spilled something on your white marble floor? Did you reach for marble-safe cleaner to wipe up the mess only to find that it left a big discolored spot when you were done wiping it up? If so, don't worry. You can probably fix the discoloration by ignoring it for a while or giving your whole floor a good mopping.  Why The Cleaner Stained Your Floor Marble is a soft and porous stone.

  • Answers To Three Common Questions About Using A Carpet Stretcher

    8 June 2016

    Wall-to-wall carpet installation is a relatively straightforward task--if you have the right tools and know how to use them, that is. Many people fail to realize the importance of utilizing a carpet stretcher. If you have plans to upgrade or replace the carpeting in your home, read on. This article will answer three commonly asked questions about using a carpet stretcher. What is a carpet stretcher? A carpet stretcher, also sometimes referred to as a power stretcher, is a type of hand tool used when installing wall-to-wall carpeting in a large space, such as a living room or bedroom.

  • Three Signs Your Hardwood Floors May Need To Be Repaired Or Replaced

    6 June 2016

    When you purchase a home that needs some repairs, it is important to take the time to determine what things can be repaired and what things simply need to be replaced. The flooring in a home can often be one of the most expensive investments you may have to make when repairing a home. The guide below walks you through a few things to look for when trying to determine if hardwood flooring should be replaced or simply refinished.

  • Children And Flooring: A Parent's Guide To Carpet Flooring

    2 June 2016

    When you have children, the kind of flooring you choose to install in your home is important. Even if you've already decided on carpet flooring, which is a great choice for children, there are still some things you need to keep in mind. After all, you want to be able to maintain the carpet flooring and you want to make sure it can stand up to the wear and tear of the little tiny hands and feet scampering across it every day.