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Learn all you need to know about adding carpet, tile and hardwood flooring to your home.

Installing a Hardwood Floor

Engineered floors are the fastest growing segment of the flooring market, and for good reason. They are more stable, they are engineered to fit, snap or lock together, and in most cases, they are pre-finished. So when you’re installation...

Hiring a Flooring Consultant – They Can Save You Money

With the advances in modern flooring, such as engineered floors, pre-finished floors, and snap or fold and lock installment, there’s much to recommend a do-it-yourself (DIY) installation. But there are times when you may want a little more knowledge...

Flooring for a Home Gym

Most people know that they should never workout on a concrete floor. Doing so will expose your body to undue stress and possible injury. Spend even a little time working out on the wrong type of home gym floor...

Carpet Underlay – Underlay Improves the Look of Your Carpet

When decorating your home, we often forget what is below the surface of our counters and tabletops and... carpets. Especially when it comes to flooring, it's important not to neglect what lies beneath. If you want to carpet a...

Hardwood vs. Laminate Flooring – Which One is Better

Look at a flyer from your local home renovation store and you are guaranteed to find weekly specials on laminate flooring. Laminate looks like hardwood, but costs much less, which begs the question: Is laminate really a good alternative...

Flooring Options for the Bathroom

When it comes to figuring out how to refinish the flooring in the bathroom the first consideration should be water. Water or moisture is a problem for any floor in any part of the house. All options for the...

Cheap vs. Expensive Carpet – You Get What You Pay For

We spend a lot of time carefully shopping for the shoes we wear on our feet. But what about what we walk on with those shoes? If you've already ruled out wood flooring for your home, you're probably wondering...

Hand Scraped Flooring – Everything Old is New Again

There’s a newfound interest in the antique, and in flooring it seems that “Everything old is new again.” Hand-scraped flooring leads the way in this new trend toward incorporating the rustic, or old-style into home design. Hand-scraping was originally done...

Buying an Area Rug

Shopping for rugs can be both fun and intimidating. There are so many choices in color, style, and fiber that it can be difficult to make a decision. But arming yourself with a little knowledge will make buying an...

Stripping a Hardwood Floor

The beautiful rustic charm of a hardwood floor won't last forever. But that's okay. It might be time to refinish your floor if it's starting to fall apart on you. Here are tips on refinishing and stripping your hardwood floor...

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