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Get the Most Value from Your New Hardwood Floors

Get the Most Value from Your New Hardwood Floors Time says that you can add between three and five percent return on your investment with hardwood flooring versus carpet. That ROI only grows when you add Pergo, Mohawk, and Armstrong wood floors to your kitchen or bath because they are quality brands. Hiring a contractor

Keeping Laminate Floors Looking Like New

Keeping Laminate Floors Looking Like New Laminate flooring looks great and last a long time. It is a popular choice for people in the Richmond area who want an attractive, durable, yet economical new floor. But many people looking into laminate flooring wonder about the best way of cleaning and protecting their new flooring investment.

Rating the Hardness of Hardwood Flooring

Rating the Hardness of Hardwood Flooring How do you determine the hardness and durability of hardwood flooring, and how do you compare one wood species to another in regards to hardness when choosing a flooring product? The answer is the Janka hardness test. How Hard is a Hardwood Floor Different types of wood have differing

Cleaning Grout Lines in Tile Floors

Cleaning Grout Lines in Tile Floors Tile flooring is attractive and endlessly durable, but some people are nervous about tile floors, because grout lines can stain and hold dirt and mildew, detracting from the look of the tile. Cleaning grout lines in a large tile floor may sound like an overwhelming job, but it does

Shopping from Home for Your New Floor

Shopping from Home for Your New Floor More and more people are taking advantage of shopping from home for everything from clothing to vitamins to electronic equipment and more, using outlets like Amazon.com. and other online shopping services. But, shopping at home for a new floor? How do you do that? Accent on Floors in

Luxury Vinyl Tile Joins Elegance with Economy

Luxury Vinyl Tile Joins Elegance with Economy Luxury Vinyl Tile, or LVT as it is known in the flooring industry, is a flooring product relatively new to the market. While vinyl flooring itself has been around since the 1920s, LVT has only recently become available, and it has many benefits over earlier types sheet and

How Flooring Affects the Comfort of Your House

How Flooring Affects the Comfort of Your House We hear more and more about cool materials being used for roofing on buildings. These materials lower the temperature inside by both deflecting and reflecting energy using ingenious technological materials and innovations. How cool your house is during Virginia summer heat, and how warm it stays on

Important Steps in Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Important Steps in Hardwood Floor Refinishing The rental of floor sanders at local hardware stores may give the impression that refinishing a hardwood floor is similar to renting a carpet cleaner and cleaning the living room carpet. This is a mistake. Hardwood floor refinishing is actually a task involving quite a few precise steps, each

Changes in Laminate Flooring Construction and Design

Changes in Laminate Flooring Construction and Design Laminate flooring in earlier times was not quite as respectable as other materials used for flooring, like hardwood and tile. But recent developments in flooring manufacture and materials have changed peopleĆ­s perceptions of this flooring material because of how durable and attractive it now is along with the

Basics of Carpet Styles and Construction

Basics of Carpet Styles and Construction Carpet is at the top of the list of popularity in floor coverings. Because manufacturers know people love carpets, they have developed a large range of options in fibers, styles, and construction methods, meaning choosing a carpet that is just right for your floor can be both exciting and