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Flooring: Shopping, Installing, Maintaining, Cleaning and More

One hundred years ago, floors consisted of hardwoods, luxurious wool rugs or the occasional tile arrangement, and in some cases, floors during that era were still dirt. In just three or four generations, we've come a long way. Now you can find tile made of materials quarried from around the world. You can opt for rugs or wall-to-wall carpet made from everything from wool to synthetic fibers to bamboo. In addition, there's polished concrete, vinyl tile that can mimic almost any look or material, and a range of other options. With so much to choose from, it's important to do your research, and this blog is designed to help. I hope you enjoy my posts!

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Exterior Flooring: Mistakes to Be Wary Of When Installing Pavers
22 March 2017

One of the popular flooring options people gravita

How To Strip Old Adhesive From Reclaimed Ceramic Kitchen Floor Tiles
22 September 2016

If you're remodelling your kitchen, tiling the flo

How to Design Your Home around Timber Flooring
21 September 2016

If you live in a scenic part of this great country

3 Reasons to Pick Quartz Flooring Instead of Granite
14 September 2016

Granite and quartz are both popular choices for fl

3 Simple Mistakes Homeowners Make With Their Own DIY Projects
13 September 2016

Homeowners today are probably tackling more DIY pr

Exterior Flooring: Mistakes to Be Wary Of When Installing Pavers

One of the popular flooring options people gravitate toward for the exterior of their home is pavers. This is because they are highly durable while still adding an element of visual interest to their property. In addition to this, the installation process is not as labour intensive as other types of flooring materials. Which makes pavers an ideal option for homeowners who will like cost effective flooring alternatives. Due to how straightforward the installation process is, some people take it for granted and assume it is simply about placing the pavers in their desired patterns. Read More 

How To Strip Old Adhesive From Reclaimed Ceramic Kitchen Floor Tiles

If you're remodelling your kitchen, tiling the floor can be a very expensive undertaking.  One way of saving money on brand new tiles can be to reuse the old ones, provided they are in good condition.  However, if the tiles have been in situ for many years, the adhesive securing them may be set absolutely rock hard, making it extremely tricky to remove the tiles without cracking them. But how do you get rid of clinging tile adhesive from the back of your reclaimed tiles without damaging them? Read More 

How to Design Your Home around Timber Flooring

If you live in a scenic part of this great country, you must be tempted to try and bring the great outdoors inside as you design your home. In other words, you may want to try and develop a seamless transition between the outside and the inside. It's possible to achieve this by using particular elements of design and certain products in order to translate the vibrancy of the outside world to the interior. Read More 

3 Reasons to Pick Quartz Flooring Instead of Granite

Granite and quartz are both popular choices for flooring, and they carry a variety of the same benefits, namely style and durability. However, despite their similarities, there are a number of key differences between granite and quartz. To start with, granite is a natural material that is mined and then shaped. What we refer to as quartz is actually a manmade product made using 90% natural quartz, also known as silicon dioxide, that is mixed with resin and colouring. Read More 

3 Simple Mistakes Homeowners Make With Their Own DIY Projects

Homeowners today are probably tackling more DIY projects around the home than ever before, as they can watch online instructional videos and even rent tools they need for such projects. However, an online video is not the same as going to school to be a contractor, and these videos may not cover all the mistakes you might make with a project. Note a few common and simple mistakes many homeowners make so you can avoid these when you're ready to tackle any type of repair job around the home. Read More