3 01, 2012

5 Basic Rules for Stone & Tile

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1. Avoid what’s common. There are so many options in stone and tile today. Don’t make the mistake of choosing before you’ve looked at what’s on the market. If you take just a little time, you may find something that fits your budget and half of your neighbors don’t have exactly the same thing. 2. Rethink the edge.

5 Basic Rules for Stone & Tile2017-10-27T07:52:30+00:00
1 01, 2012

Beware of the Low Bid

2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00

3 Sneaky Shortcuts that Bad Installers Take There are a lot of corners that can be cut in installation and you want to make sure that your installer hasn’t arrived at his low price because he’s planning on taking the shortcuts.   1. Cheap Thinset Thinset is what adheres your tile to the subsurface. If your installer buys cheap thinset, or uses less

Beware of the Low Bid2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00
1 01, 2012

Choose Large Tiles to Save Money

2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00

If you’ve ever seen a piece of tile at a certain price and a very similar one for a lot more, you may think that they were mis-priced. Maybe not.  You Pay a Premium for New Styles “When you buy a new tile color or style from a company, you’re going to pay more for that choice than if you

Choose Large Tiles to Save Money2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00
1 01, 2012

Fine Rugs: What to Look For

2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00

If you want a rug that will last forever - both in terms of quality and style, you need to know a little before putting your money down.  1. Always Choose Vegetable Dye Rugs that are dyed with vegetable die are more beautiful durable and valuable than ones died with chemical dyes. They are easier to clean, the colors never bleed and your rug

Fine Rugs: What to Look For2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00
1 01, 2012

5 Tips for Better Refinishing

2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00

When comparing bids for refinishing, make sure you’re comparing apples to apples. There are lots of shortcuts that a refinisher can take that lowers the bid, but lessens the quality of your job. 1. Ditch the Dust The worst part about refinishing floors is the dust. Make sure to hire someone who has a dustless sanding system. 2.

5 Tips for Better Refinishing2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00
1 01, 2012

Cleaners That Will Kill Your Floors

2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00

Furniture Polish Recoating is a quick and easy way to make your floors look new again. It’s just a light rescreening and new polyurethane, but if you’ve been using furniture polish to clean your floors, you’ll need a heavier screening. Window Cleaner While white vinegar is fine to clean with, the ammonia in window cleaners permanently dulls your finish. Wood Oil

Cleaners That Will Kill Your Floors2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00
1 01, 2012

Increase the Life of Your Hardwood Floors

2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00

With proper care, your hardwood floors should ourlast the life of your home. In fact, some floors installed in homes that are over 200 years old are still stunning today. Follow these simple rules and your floors will age beautifully. 1. Use walk-off rugs In high traffic areas, like entry doors and in front of the sink and refrigerator, always use a

Increase the Life of Your Hardwood Floors2017-10-27T07:52:31+00:00