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Carpet Buying Tips

Today Bryan writes: Diva, We purchased a house that requires new carpet throughout. We have been looking and have decided to go with Mohawk/DuPont’s SmartStrand since it seems to provide good stain resistance and long life. The two decisions we have left to make are which type. We know we want cut (no Berber). My… Read more »

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Hardwood Vs Laminate Flooring

Today John asks: Diva, I am completely stumped on this one. I was told that wood flooring looks nicer and will make my floors worth more than going with laminate flooring. Is this true? Should I go with the extra expense of hardwood vs laminate flooring? My kids are all moved out and it’s just… Read more »

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Environmentally Friendly Carpet

There a few different categories when considering environmentally friendly carpet. For example, do you want your new carpet to be made of recycled materials? Maybe instead you want it to be recyclable or made of more environmentally friendly material? Is this carpet made of pop bottles? Otherwise known as PET carpet fiber, these carpets are made of recycled… Read more »

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Brazilian Cherry Flooring Losing Its Popularity?

Today Eleanor writes: I’m looking into new wood flooring for the lower level of my house and I really like Brazilian Cherry. But the salesperson told me Brazilian Cherry flooring losing its popularity makes it less desirable. Is this true? I really hope not because I love the way it looks! Please help! Thanks Being a… Read more »

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Old Pet Urine Stains

Today a reader left this comment, I know I’m a little late to this post, but I was wondering if someone could help me. My girlfriend and I have a dog in our apartment. A couple of weeks ago, I didn’t get home in time to take it him outside and he had an accident… Read more »

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Natural Oak Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Today Frustrated in Florida writes: I am in a real pickle here. I’m supposed to figure out what kind of hardwood flooring I want for my kitchen, but was recently told that I should choose between natural oak engineered hardwood flooring and solid natural oak hardwood flooring. Wasn’t even aware of the differences until I… Read more »

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New Carpet For Our Entire House

Today Susan, writes: I have a question. We need new carpet for our entire house. We have three kids, two being teens with friends constantly coming in, two small dogs inside, and two cats who go in and out of the house. I need a carpet that withstands all this. Heavy wear and tear, shoes… Read more »

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Painted Ceramic Floor Tile

I bought a house that was built in the sixties. I have one and a half bathrooms which have the painted ceramic floor tile.