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Flooring, Staircase Design

  1. When is it time to replace my carpet?

    Eventually, even the best-laid carpets must be replaced. While regular upkeep can increase your carpet's lifespan, most manufacturers estimate you'll need a full replacement after about 10 years. And the signs you need to start shopping around aren't always obvious. Here are a few ways you can tell your carpet is reaching the end.

    Stains won't come out

    Whether it's from spilled wine or a new puppy, there are some stubborn stains that even professional cleaning can't get ...
  2. How should I maintain my hardwood floor?

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ID:	11134Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular flooring choices for the home, and no wonder.

    It offers strength, durability and great looks. Plus, it tends to have a high return on investment when you start calculating resale value.

    But hardwood is also an expensive flooring choice, so you want to take the best possible care of it. Plus, it tends to be more vulnerable to the wrong cleaning choices than other kinds of flooring.

  3. Understanding the pros, cons and costs of popular flooring materials

    Choosing flooring can be intimidating. Not only are there dozens of options to choose from, but there are also a number of important factors to consider with each material. This summary of the pros, cons and costs of popular flooring types will help you choose the best option for your home and lifestyle.


    You can't beat the beauty, durability and versatility of hardwood flooring and its engineered counterparts. Not only is hardwood flooring easy to maintain and ...
  4. What's the best way to clean hardwood flooring?

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ID:	10254Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any room and can really boost home value.

    Installing hardwood flooring can also be a big investment, so proper care and maintenance - including cleaning - are important.

    Laminate flooring is a bit more durable, but using the wrong cleaning supplies on hardwood can damage the wood and cause it to warp or even crack. So, here are some cleaning tips to help you safely care for your hardwood floor. ...
  5. How much does it cost to remove water-damaged laminate flooring?

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    Waterlogged laminate is bad news. And wet laminate left in place could lead to even worse problems.

    Because laminate flooring is a floating floor product - meaning it doesn't need to be nailed or glued down - standing moisture can settle between the laminate and the concrete or subfloor. Not only can the moisture damage the subfloor itself, mold could develop within 24 hours.

    That's why it's important to quickly remove sodden laminate ...
  6. Hardwood Flooring: Pros and Cons

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    Hardwood flooring is considered a hallmark for floor covering. It has been used for ages and gives a warm and inviting look to any home. The reason I can say "to any home" is because these floor coverings range from elegant to rustic in the choices. You can install this flooring in a contemporary home as well as a traditional one. Wood always emits a feeling of hominess so covering the floor in wood will naturally create a welcome emotion.