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Best Way To Clean My New Prefinished Hardwood Floors

Today Michelle writes: What can I use to safely clean my new prefinished hardwood floors? Thanks, Michelle It’s best to clean prefinished hardwood floors with a dust mop, this can be done using a dry swifter or cloth type floor duster.  You can spot clean whenever necessary, but it is important not to use a… Read more »

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Should I Buy Formica Laminate Flooring?

A reader forwarded this video on to us and asked what we thought of Formica laminate flooring and whether or not he should buy Formica Laminate Flooring. Clearly, buyers remorse is something to keep an eye out for when looking at flooring. While it can be changed, it will not likely happen without a fair… Read more »

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Protect Your Hardwood Floor With A Canvas Floor Cloth

Today Alice writes: I need to protect my hardwood floor in the dining room but I have 3 small children and need something that can hold up to everything they can dish out.  I’ve already gone through 1 very expensive wool area rug and am at my wits end!  Any suggestions? I am very familiar… Read more »

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Now Is A Good Time For New Carpet

If you watch TV, browse the web or read the newspaper, there is no doubt you’ve been seeing the lower price wars on carpet installation that more and more companies are participating in lately.  Now is a good time for new carpet. The two “big box stores” are both offering whole house carpet installation for… Read more »

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Discount Bathroom Floor Tiles

Today Carol writes: We’re looking to do a bathroom remodel, but one of the things we are finding ourselves stuck on is choosing a decent tile for the floors. At first, we figured we’d just go with a discount bathroom tile, but if we go this route, are we buying into problems with quality? Are… Read more »

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Easily Install Self Adhesive Vinyl Tile

Vinyl peel and stick tiles are popular because you don’t have to use adhesive to install them, you just peel off the back and stick them down.

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Tiling With Bondera

Recently we had a chance to tile a small kitchen island with Bondera tile setting mat.  Turns out it was as easy as it looks and only took 4 steps: First you cut your mat to the sizes you need.  Remember to use non-stick cooking spay on your kitchen scissors because it really helps to… Read more »

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A Small Kitchen Island For Under $200

If you have an idea for a piece of furniture but can’t seem to find any within your budget think about recreating that look yourself!  There are many products out there that can help even the most novice do-it-yourself-er!  Just check out this project I recently finished.  I transformed a basic IKEA kitchen cart into… Read more »