Floors

Concrete Floors Tip – Curing the Slippery Surface Problem

August 13, 2012

Sealing a concrete surface offers protection against wear and tear and can also enhance the color and overall appearance of the floor. While that is all positive, it does also have some negative consequences. When you seal a floor with a commercial sealant, you also create a surface that may be slippery and unsafe.

While most sealants do not present a major slipping hazard when …

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Stain Concrete Floors Tip – Use Multiple Colors

August 11, 2012

Do you want to show your creative side when staining a patio or other concrete surface? Why be the same as everyone else and just use a single color stain for your concrete surface? It is very possible to apply two or more different colored stains and get professional looking results. Following are a few suggestions that will help you achieve the designer look you …

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How to Install Radiant Floor Heating in Your Kitchen | DIY Floor Heating

March 15, 2012

How would you like to have a kitchen floor that warms your feet on a cold, winter day? With underfloor heating mats, installing a heated floor is a simple home improvement project that takes just two to three hours longer than installing an unheated laminate floor--and underfloor heating mats are surprisingly affordable too.

Installing Underfloor Heating Mats
You need to start with an even …

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How To Seal Grout – A DIY Guide

January 26, 2012

If you want to have the best looking tile and grout, you should learn how to seal grout so that you can keep it looking clean and free of moisture. When I was reading about the different ways you can seal your grout, I came across some contradicting articles. Some people said that it was very difficult to seal grout. And other people, who I …

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How To Refinish Hardwood Floors Yourself – A DIY Project

January 2, 2012

Refinishing wood floors is a great way to enhance the beauty of your home. Start by planning to make the job easier and to avoid disruption. Nothing is more annoying than bad planning. Make sure you have everything ready before you start so you won’t have to take a trip down to your favorite hardware store every 2 hours.

When refinishing wood floors, the first …

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The Advantages of Interlocking Carpet Tiles

December 20, 2011

There's been an increasing shift towards interlocking carpet as a flooring option primarily because of the wide range of exciting colors and textures to choose from. Not to mention the ease of installation and replacement. Unlike a large carpet roll, interlocking carpet tiles have smartly cut edges which are designed to perfectly align and lock together into the appearance of a single carpet roll. The …

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How to Acid Stain Concrete Floors – A DIY Guide

December 15, 2011

Concrete floors are durable, hard working, and can be quite comfortable in warm climates. Unfortunately, they can also be unbearably ugly. If you're tired of looking at dull, grey concrete and want to learn how to stain concrete floors, here is a basic concrete staining technique.

Prepare the Surface
Concrete that will be stained needs to be cleaned, completely dry, and free of any chips, …

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A Guide To Cleaning Hardwood Floors

June 2, 2011

Sure, your hardwood floors may be gorgeous to look at, but if you do not know how to clean them properly, do not just take a guess. Using the wrong cleaning techniques or products on your hardwood floors can do some serious damage, which may be irreversible. Unless, of course, you come up with the money to replace that beautiful floor. To save yourself such …

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What are the Best Options for Floor and Decor Outlets on the Web?

April 25, 2011

The options for floor and decor solutions are almost as numerous as the outlets online that offer them, and it is quite simple to seek out specific brands or styles, as the Internet has made comparison shopping a breeze.  With just a few moments online, options for laminate, tile or even stone flooring can be viewed in a matter of minutes, and the vast selection …

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Gutter Cleaning Tips

March 24, 2011

Gutter cleaning is one of those household maintenance chores that no one wants to do but that someone has to do. Gutter cleaning not only is hard work and a messy job, but it can also be dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. That is why it is a good idea to be looking for tips to help you with your …

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Zen And The Art Of Floor Sanding

March 24, 2011

Floor sanding, restoration, repair, and maintenance may seem like a menial activity. But not in Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, there is a certain art to be taken into the grain, the groove, and the antiquity within every floorboard. Be it the inlaid weave pattern of modern kitchen hardwood floors to the Arenberg parquet of a centuries old pub, each has its own character and majesty …

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