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Carpet Shedding

Q: I had new carpeting installed this month and it seems to be shedding, why is that? A: Everything is ok; this is a very common characteristic of new carpet. This is quite common and should not be of concern as the shedding will gradually diminish over time.  Once a carpet is created in the mill,…

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How to Get Scratches Out Of Hardwood Floors

Scratches on hardwood floors can quickly ruin their beauty and appeal. Depending on the severity of the scratch, sanding and refinishing is not your only option to remove them. Let’s take a look at the different degrees of damage and how to address each one. First, Know What Finish Is On Your Floor With all…

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How to Remove Every Common Carpet Stain

Whoops! Whether it be food, wine, wax or a present from Fluffy, it seems whatever is not supposed to get on the carpet always does. These stains are inevitable, but luckily they can be easily cleaned with a few simple steps. Here’s how you can remove virtually every type of carpet stain using products you…

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3 Causes of Tile Grouting Problems

Many homeowners want to save money and lay floor tiles themselves but, if not done properly, the tile grouting can present a number of problems after installation. Attention to detail is key – from keeping the underlayment even, to the subfloor remaining firmly in place, to using the correct method when applying the grouting –…

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6 Tips To Protect Hardwood Floors

    Hardwood flooring can be one of the most elegant flooring styles available to homeowners. However, keeping hardwood floors looking good can be a challenge.   This is because hardwood flooring is easy to scratch, stain, and warp. This makes the flooring style difficult to protect. Once a hardwood floor loses its luster due…

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How To Manage Cold Hardwood Floors In The Winter

While winter brings us the holidays, family, and the occasional snow day, the season also has a tendency to cause a number of problems as well. One often back-of-mind problem with cold weather is a cold hardwood floor. While not a huge issue, still an annoyance; not many people enjoy walking across freezing cold hardwood…

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