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Professional Tips on Maintaining Your Hardwood Floors

Jan 17, 2019 2:40:15 PM / by Robert Lewis

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As a kid, one of the assignments my dad gave me as we moved into a new house was to make sure each chair in the living room had pads on their feet.

“These floors are brand new, Rob. And they’re wood! They can get scratched if we don’t put these pads on the chair’s feet. So, that’s your job. Put these pads on the foot of each chair.”

 

Seemed easy enough. I was able to lift all the chairs and put on all the pads, except for one extra. I checked and I didn’t miss any so it must’ve been an extra. Right?

Later that night, my dad put some boxes on one of the chairs and moved it out of his way when-

 

-EERRRRRRRRR.

 

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DIY Flooring Do’s and Don’ts: What You Can and (Shouldn’t) Install By Yourself

Jan 15, 2019 10:11:20 AM / by Robert Lewis posted in diy, installation

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We’ve all experienced the hype after watching Fixer Upper on HGTV, but before you go an rip up your floor and try to install the distressed vintage oak you just have to have, take a look at what you can actually install by yourself.

 

With the different types of floors out there comes various levels of difficulty for each one. There are certain flooring projects that you could absolutely take care of after some YouTube tutorials, even if you’ve never seen a hammer in your life.

There are other types of flooring projects that you should absolutely leave to the professionals due to the level of detail, consideration, and work that is involved.

 

I’m going to break it down so that you can see what you can install by yourself and what you should leave to the trade professionals.

 

 

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Laminate in 2019: A Guide to Cost and Convenience

Jan 10, 2019 3:25:12 PM / by Robert Lewis posted in cost, laminate

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It’s common for customers to walk into their local flooring stores in search for laminate and immediately get directed to something else (it’s vinyl).

 

I’m here to tell you that there are plenty of good reasons why that happens and consulting the experts to discuss your situation is the best first step you should consider. Laminate is a tricky subject because it works well in specific situations but falls short compared to other options (it’s vinyl).

 

Often overshadowed by vinyl and hardwood floors, laminate offers many options and benefits that cater to the specific needs of homeowners. It might be the best choice for your situation, and we are going to examine the options and things to consider when buying laminate!

 

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Understanding Sheet Vinyl in 2019: From Cost to Maintenance

Jan 8, 2019 2:50:39 PM / by Robert Lewis posted in cost, vinyl

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I would like to take this opportunity to step onto the stage and help sheet vinyl share some of the spotlight with luxury vinyl tile and plank. It has its own unique benefits that could be exactly what you’re looking for and well within your budget.

 

 

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2019 Guide to Natural Stone (Uses, Materials, Costs, & Maintenance)

Jan 3, 2019 10:37:44 AM / by Robert Lewis

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We see them all the time in the yards we wish we had and the kitchens of our dreams - the beauty of natural stone can be used in so many places around your home. Its resilience, variety, and durability lend any home the character that lasts a lifetime.

On top of the many benefits of natural stone covered in this article, it adds considerable value to any home where it’s installed. Let’s go over everything you need to know about natural stone.

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Waterproof Flooring: Everything You Need to Know From Start to Finish

Dec 27, 2018 11:00:46 AM / by Robert Lewis

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I set out to find the number one thing that modern-day customers look for when choosing a new floor.

After asking as many sales professionals as I could - the number one question remained the same:

 

“Is this flooring waterproof?”

 

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace Flooring? (A 2019 Comprehensive Guide)

Dec 20, 2018 9:04:39 AM / by Robert Lewis

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So you’ve decided that you need to replace your floor - great! It’s about that time, right? Now it’s time to move on to the planning phase. Here we are with the million dollar question: How much will it cost?

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