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Lighting Tips
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“A variety of lighting creates dramatic effects.  Floor lighting shining up through potted plants can cast interesting shadows on your walls.  Mirrors visually double your space and light.  Using a variety of light sources enhances the carpet and allows you to see subtleties of texture and color.”

 
Rubbed Paint
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“Rubbed Paint”, also known as “Rubbing Antiquing” or simply “Rubbing”, when applied to walls or furniture evokes a sense of weathered elegance.  Colors applied on top of each other are rubbed back, gently exposing the layers and suggesting years of use.  The technique is used on walls and also on wooden furniture, such as tables and cabinets, to achieve an ambience of antiquity.”

 
Sweeping Hardwoods
Tue Feb 05 14:00:00 EST 2013

For quick and easy cleanup of everyday dirt and dust, use a simple broom with soft, rubber bristles.

 
Wood Floors In The Kitchen
Tue Jan 22 14:00:00 EST 2013

It's okay to have wooden floors in your kitchen, but place rugs where water often splashes, such as in front of the sink.

 
Dark Wood For Formal Setting
Tue Jan 08 15:00:00 EST 2013

If you like a more formal setting for the space you're flooring, you probably want to choose a dark wood, such as black walnut.

 
Hand Scraped
Tue Dec 25 14:00:00 EST 2012

Before modern sanding techniques were invented, installers scraped wood floors on-site to flatten them out. Now, the look and feel of the hand scraped floor is popular for its unique craftsmanship.

 
Strip Flooring
Tue Dec 11 15:00:00 EST 2012

Strip wood flooring is a great way to make any space appear larger!

 
Where To Install Ceramic Tile
Tue Nov 27 13:00:00 EST 2012

Ceramic tiles vary in strength and hardness. Be sure you choose the one that's right for you're project.

 
Plank Flooring
Tue Nov 13 16:00:00 EST 2012

Plank flooring is laid in a linear fashion, with individual pieces generally ranging from three to seven inches wide.

 
Parquet Flooring
Tue Oct 30 12:00:00 EDT 2012

If you are looking for variety in your flooring design, parquet is the way to go! Parquet floors come in a variety of designs and can give a house a one-of-a-kind look!

 
Janka Scale
Tue Oct 16 15:00:00 EDT 2012

The Janka Scale measures a wood's hardness by determining how much force is required to embed a .444 inch steel ball halfway into a piece of wood.

 
Ceramic Tile Advantages
Tue Oct 02 10:00:00 EDT 2012

An advantage of using ceramic tile is the wide range of size, color and textures offered on the market today.

 

 

Use Ceramic Tile In High Traffic Areas
Tue Sep 18 15:00:00 EDT 2012

Most remodeling contractors recommend the installation of ceramic tile in high traffic areas.

 
Large Ceramic Tiles Save On Labor
Tue Sep 04 11:00:00 EDT 2012

Save on labor costs for ceramic tiles by choosing larger tiles.

 
Felt Tips Under Furniture
Tue Aug 21 15:00:00 EDT 2012

To extend the life of your wood floors and prevent scratching and scuffing, put felt glides under your furniture where it touches the wood surface. This is especially important for furniture that is moved often, such as dining room chairs.

 
Ceramic Tile Is Kiln Fired
Tue Aug 07 16:00:00 EDT 2012

Wall tiles are normally double fired and are softer than floor tiles.

 
Texture And Color For Ceramic Tile
Tue Jul 24 14:00:00 EDT 2012

The dramatic choices of textures and colors plus the ease of cleaning have popularized the use of ceramic tile worldwide.

 
Engineered Wood
Tue Jul 10 11:00:00 EDT 2012

Don't let the term "engineered wood" scare you! Unlike laminate flooring, which contains no actual wood, engineered wood adheres veneers to wood planks to form a beautiful flooring product!

 
Quality And Size Affect Ceramic Tile Costs
Tue Jun 26 12:00:00 EDT 2012

The cost of using ceramic tile varies greatly on the quality and size of the tile.

 
Ceramic Tile Is Widely Used
Tue Jun 12 12:00:00 EDT 2012

Overall, the many options available for ceramic tile and it's durability and cost efficiency has made ceramic tile one of the mostly widely used flooring applications in the world.

 
Saving Labor Costs On Ceramic Tile
Wed May 23 16:00:00 EDT 2012

Using larger tiles can cut down on labor costs while using a smaller tile offers a more durable surface.

 
Wood Sells Faster
Wed May 02 11:00:00 EDT 2012

Having trouble selling your home? In a recent national survey of real estate agents, 90% said that homes with wood floors sell faster and for higher prices than homes without.

 

 

Rugs On Floors
Wed Apr 18 12:00:00 EDT 2012

Using rugs on wood floors is a great way to prevent damage in high-traffic areas. But avoid those with rubber backing as they can discolor your floor.

 
Classic Carpets
Tue Feb 14 10:37:00 EST 2012

 

We offer installation along with our floor coverings at competitive rates, too.

 

 
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