Putting Hardwood Floors In Your Basement? 3 Tips For A Smooth Experience


Having hardwood flooring installed in your home can be a great way to add value and make it more enjoyable to live in, especially if you have outdated or damaged flooring in the basement that needs replacement. If you've decided that the basement is a good place to make an update with new hardwood floors, it's important that you don't jump right in. The problem with rushing is that you can end up with poorly installed floors or more problems than you can comfortably deal with.

29 November 2016

4 Reasons To Install Carpeting For Your Elderly Parent


If you have an elderly parent living at home with you or if you have taken on the task of taking care of your parent at their own home, then there are many safety precautions you should be taking, especially if your parent is no longer able to walk well on their own. This includes the consideration of installing carpeting in your home or your parent's home if you don't have carpet throughout the home already.

17 May 2016

4 Tips For Restoring Old Wood Floors Buried In Layers Of Carpet And Old Flooring


When you are renovating an older home, you can be sure that you will find a lot of surprises. Some of these surprises can be the type that mean more work. There are also some that can be hidden treasures. Removing layers of old flooring can often uncover ancient hardwood flooring. These floors can be repaired and restored to give you beautiful wood floors. Here are some tips to restoring wood floors buried beneath layers of carpet and old flooring:

15 January 2016

4 Tips For Caring For Your Hardwood Floors


You've moved into a home with gorgeous original hardwood floors. The only problem is that you don't know how to get them to look their best or properly care for them. Luckily, taking care of your hardwood floors is reasonably straightforward and simple. Here are four tips for doing so: Start with Professional Refinishing The first thing you should do is schedule a professional refinishing. When you have your hardwood floors professionally refinished, any scratches, scuffs, or stains will be removed and your floors will look brand new.

13 January 2016

Four Tips To Help Give Your New Wood Floors A Custom Look


If you are considering wood flooring for your home, there are many different options to choose from. You can choose from hardwoods, engineered flooring, and other natural materials like bamboo. There are also many options to give your wood floors a custom look. Here are some options you may want to consider to give your new wood flooring a custom finish: 1. Combining Materials For A Unique Custom Look

30 December 2015

4 Tips For Tile Flooring Installation


Tile flooring installation is a great DIY job that will save you a lot of money in the process. However, doing it correctly is very important in order to make sure that no damages occur while the flooring is installed. The following tips will allow you to install your flooring properly and give it a professional finish. Always have a clean and level subfloor When installing tile flooring, it is essential that you have a clean and level subfloor to lay your tile down.

29 December 2015

Five Ways Hardwood Flooring Is Eco-Friendly


Hardwood flooring offers a lot of advantages over other types of flooring. It is durable, attractive, versatile and easy to maintain. However, hardwood is not a building material usually associated with being kind to the environment. Though hardwood flooring does require harvesting trees, it is much more sustainable than most people think. Ways hardwood flooring is sustainable 1. Its durability. The average hardwood floor can last for generations and can be sanded and refinished multiple times.

29 December 2015

How To Create A Unique Mexican Patio


If you have decided to create a Mexican patio at your home, here are some ideas that might inspire you to design something attractive and unique. The Floor - Flagstone would be one great choice. Another good idea would be to have a bricklayer create a brick floor. For a truly authentic look, choose earth tones for your brick. Brick red would give the patio a dramatic look while mocha or brown would give a more understated look.

24 December 2015

Got You Covered! 3 Natural Fiber Carpeting Choices


If you are looking for a way to have good carpet and still be eco-friendly, there are some materials that you can try. These materials are all natural fibers and they are renewable resources.  Wool Wool has been used for centuries as a carpeting material. Because the sheep the wool comes from are sheared every year, there is always more wool to be had. Shearing the sheep doesn't hurt the sheep, it's exactly like you getting a haircut.

23 December 2015

Windows Creating a Lack of Privacy? Consider These 2 Solutions


With many homes being on small lots with less distance between the neighbor's home, privacy can be a luxury. While windows are a great way to let natural light into your home, they can make it difficult to have privacy from potentially nosy neighbors. Consider using one of these 2 solutions to regain some privacy. Cling Film Cling film can be bought at your local home improvement store, and it comes on rolls similar to the plastic wrap found in your kitchen.

22 December 2015