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No matter what type of flooring you have in your home, proper floor care and maintenance will protect your wood, laminate or carpet and keep it looking new for years to come. Sweeping, vacuuming and mopping frequently will keep dirt and stains from scratching, scuffing or otherwise damaging your floors. One of the most important factors in floor care is having the proper materials and tools to care for your floors. Whether you're interested in hardwood or laminate floor care in your home, the following information can help answer your floor cleaning questions. Read on for tips on floor care.
Proper cleaning and maintenance of your carpet and area rugs can keep them looking like new. When you choose carpeting, take into account how much wear the carpet will receive and how difficult it will be to remove stains. These factors are just as important as color or pattern decisions. Choosing the right carpets and area rugs for your lifestyle can make floor care a simple procedure and ensure that you'll be able to enjoy your new purchase for years to come.
Bathroom tile is a classic, durable and practical choice for bathroom flooring and wall coverings, but even the most low-maintenance choices require some care and cleaning. If not cared for properly and regularly, bathroom tile can begin to accumulate soap deposits and even mildew, mold and bacteria. Clean bathroom tile at least once per week with some high-quality cleaning supplies, scrubbers and other cleaning equipment to protect the tile and keep it looking clean and new.
Determining your budget is the first step in choosing a new kitchen flooring option. When determining your kitchen flooring budget, there is much more to consider besides the price per square foot. Some flooring options require professional installation, which can quickly run up the total costs. In addition, some flooring options have short lifespans, which decreases their cost effectiveness.
Few renovations change the look of your home as drastically as hardwood flooring. The look of hardwood flooring can range from rustic rough-finished oak to sleek dark-stained teak, with hundreds of gradations in between, so there's certainly a style of wood flooring available that will look great with the style of your home. However, the appeal of hardwood floors isn't only aesthetic. If that were so, it might be difficult to justify the expense (and wood floors aren't cheap). Hardwood floors can be a beneficial addition to your home in a number of different ways that make them well worth their price. Keep reading for five reasons that installing hardwood flooring may be the right choice for you.
Shower tiles serve two functions: They add to a bathroom's decor, and they protect the drywall underneath from moisture. There is no limit to how you can use wall tiles, from borders to shower murals. What you choose will depend on several factors, including your color scheme, the material used for the tile and maintenance in the future. Take a look below to learn how to choose tile for a shower.
Pneumatic tools are the ideal tools for big remodeling and painting jobs, and they really speed up large home improvement projects. All air tools can be safe when used properly, and anyone who uses air tools needs some essential safety knowledge. Here are some basic air-tool safety tips to avoid some common risks.
Most bathrooms don't offer much storage, which is why a corner cabinet often comes in handy. Its shelves and drawers help keep your bathroom clean and organized. It's easy to keep your bathroom corner cabinet up-to-date and functional by following a few simple instructions. If you don't take care of your bathroom corner cabinet, it can become irreparably damaged. Luckily, bathroom cabinets don't take a lot of time or effort to keep clean. Keep reading for helpful hints on how to care for a bathroom corner cabinet.
Crafting your home into a comfortable and attractive space is an ongoing project. Whether you're just replacing one fixture or embarking on a large-scale remodel, making style choices and home improvements can be very rewarding. This home improvement buying guide summarizes a few of the projects that you might consider trying in your home.
Whether your dollhouse is a toy for a young child or decorative collectible for you, you'll want to perform some maintenence now and then. If the dollhouse is a cherished antique, you'll need to have a gentle hand when cleaning it. If the dollhouse is a plastic child's toy, you won't need to be as careful in your cleaning, but you will want to avoid any cleansers that leave behind harmful fumes.
Almost every garage will have a set of basic tools lying around, but an auto enthusiast's garage is sure to have some more advanced auto tools for repairing, restoring or just tinkering with cars. Whether you plan on restoring an old hot rod or you just want some functional tools in the garage to help you do regular maintenance, it may help to know more about the automotive tools below.
Everywhere you look, you'll see decor spreads that replace the living room's old, faithful coffee table with one or two ottomans. This relatively straightforward substitution can toss a few curve balls at would-be decorators unless they do their homework. Take a look below to learn how to use ottomans for coffee tables.
Once you have found the perfect area rug, you'll want it stay looking great for years. Proper care is the key to extending its life. These steps will help you maintain your rug with the care it needs.
A quilt needs special care and maintenance. Whether you're displaying your quilt in the living room, using it as a bedspread, or carefully storing it in your closet, you can easily keep it looking its best for many years to come.
Black leather furniture offers two distinct advantages over other fabric choices: the durability and ease of maintenance of leather and the stain-hiding abilities of the color black. Unfortunately, black leather furniture can present decorating difficulties. Although black leather furniture works well with white and chrome, the result can look too clinical and cold for many homeowners. Finding the right balance between black leather furniture and the rest of the decor is key to a successfully decorated room. Look below to learn how to decorate a room with black leather furniture.
The invention of the bagless vacuum cleaner has made floor care simpler and easier. With no bags to buy, bagless vacuums have reduced the cost over time of owning and operating a vacuum. Without the disposable dirt collection bag to change and toss in the garbage, bagless vacuum cleaners are a popular, environmentally friendly option for home and business use. Bagless vacuums are available in both upright and canister vacuum models. If you have never used a bagless vacuum cleaner before, here are some helpful tips.
An air filter can make a huge difference in your home by removing impurities, allergens, and unpleasant smells. When shopping for an air purifier, you'll need to choose a filter type, and each one will have advantages and disadvantages. Consider these air filters when you're shopping for the best purifier for your family.
Bamboo is touted for being strong and inexpensive, but there is more to bamboo furniture that is now catching the public eye: Bamboo is renewable. Bamboo furniture is a stylish and inexpensive way to go green, especially in the home. You may have considered going green but you weren't sure where to begin. This bamboo furniture buying guide will show you how to buy bamboo furniture, how to care for bamboo and the simple ways bamboo can help you become more environmentally friendly.
One of the key pieces of bedroom furniture is a dresser. Dressers not only hold your clothes, but they can also enhance your bedroom decor. A chest of drawers can add unique style and taste to your bedroom. Before you select a set of dresser drawers, you'll want to think about the style, size and material that will suit your bedroom. The right bedroom furniture stores your many outfits while keeping your bedroom organized, tidy and fashionable.
After towels, shower curtains are an essential bathroom accessory. Shower curtains serve several purposes. The right shower curtain will not only maintain your privacy and keep your floor dry, but it will also improve the overall look of your bathroom. There are several things to note when shopping for a shower curtain. This shower curtain buying guide will help you pick a shower curtain that will keep water off the bathroom floor while contributing to the decor of your bathroom.