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*Wooden Floors for Your Bathroom?

June 12, 2011
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*Wooden Floors for Your Bathroom?

Despite the advent of new materials in flooring, hardwood flooring remains the most elegant, timeless, and beautiful.  Hardwood floors are known to last for decades if cared for properly.  However, it does have a weakness no sealant can truly protect — water and moisture.  As such, no matter how great wood might look inside...
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*Common Wood Floor Problems and Solutions

May 23, 2011
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*Common Wood Floor Problems and Solutions

Despite its durability, hardwood floors are still prone to problems requiring maintenance and care.  To ensure your hardwood floors last long enough for the next generation, proper care should be taken in cleaning and keeping it free from damage.  Nevertheless, should problems arise, remedies can still be taken to fix the problem and save...
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*Hardwood Flooring or Engineered Wood Flooring?

April 17, 2011
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*Hardwood Flooring or Engineered Wood Flooring?

No other type of floor can look as cozy and inviting as wood flooring.  It exudes warmth and elegance at the same time.  However, it can be an expensive option for flooring and a concern for environmentalists.   Solid hardwood flooring is the most expensive considering it is made entirely from hardwood.  Despite the...
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*Design Ideas for Galley Kitchens

April 10, 2011
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*Design Ideas for Galley Kitchens

Galley kitchens are those constructed as a short hallway in the home to save space.  These are also referred to as corridor kitchens and are packed with storage, appliances, and counters on opposite sides of the wall.   The corridor or width of a galley kitchen is often measured at less than 40 inches.  Therefore,...
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*Ideas for Tile Flooring Transitions

April 2, 2011
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*Ideas for Tile Flooring Transitions

When designing the floors of our home, we usually want variations of flooring for each room.  Some would want wood floors for the living room, ceramics on the kitchen, and stone on the patio.  The dilemma with this concept is the transition of the floor from one room to the next, especially if there...
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*The Natural Design of a Spa

December 26, 2010
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As we go about the hustle and bustle of everyday living, stress has become a staple induced by our jobs and lifestyles.  As such, most have to find ways to de-stress and relax.  For this reason, going to the spa has become a popular destination and a lucrative business. A critical aspect of entering...
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*Keeping the Home Safe for Seniors

December 19, 2010
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*Keeping the Home Safe for Seniors

Seniors make up thirteen percent of the United States’ population. The number of senior citizens sixty five and over is expected to triple by 2020 as the country continues to face a gerontological phenomenon called “the graying of America.” As such, culture shifts have been directed towards providing sustainable elderly care. Although the elderly...
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*Choosing the Right Bathroom Tile

November 28, 2010
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While most of us are familiar with traditional bathrooms with ceramic tiles, there are now various materials to choose from, creating a bathroom design so unique it will make you feel you’re on holiday in a luxurious hotel. Other materials such as wood, granite, slate, marble, glass, and laminate can be used as bathroom...
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*Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home

October 31, 2010
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*Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home

Choosing the right flooring may be one of the most difficult decisions to make during home construction or renovation.  There are 4 basic types of floor to choose from — wood, ceramic tile, vinyl, and carpet.  The choice will depend on your home design, budget, and lifestyle.  Your flooring should match the overall design...
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*Special Installation Considerations for Exotic Hardwood Flooring

October 29, 2010
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*Special Installation Considerations for Exotic Hardwood Flooring

In a bid to make the flooring in their homes as unique and aesthetically pleasing as they would like, many homeowners are turning to the more exotic species of hardwood when selecting a flooring type. Apart from their great visual appeal, exotics have another big advantage – they are extremely hard. Exotic woods like...
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