3-Step Guide To Removing Fresh Puppy Stains On Your Hardwood Floors


If you have a new puppy that you are trying to housebreak, you may find fresh urine stains on your home's wood floors while your pet is still learning. If so, use the following three-step guide to removing fresh puppy stains as soon as possible to avoid permanent damage to the wood. Step 1:  Sprinkle The Stain With Baking Soda After blotting up the excess urine, the first step is to sprinkle the spot with baking soda.

28 April 2017

How to Clean & Maintain Shiny Hardwood Floors


Hardwood floors are durable and look beautiful, as long as you know how to take care of them. From cleaning to buffing and shining, there are many methods you need to be aware of to keeping your floors looking their best without damaging them. Here are some tips to help you keep your floors clean and shiny-looking. Keep a Regular Cleaning Schedule Keeping your hardwood floors clean and shiny involves sweeping them often, even several times daily to pick up any dirt or grit that can scratch the wood's finished surface when you walk across it.

20 April 2017

The Craftsman Kitchen: Authentic Cabinet Design Considerations


One of the most iconic American design styles is the Craftsman, which came into vogue during the early decades of the 20th century. These homes feature beautiful woodwork, clean lines, more open floor plans, and simple designs. Sometimes the original charm and beauty of these homes can be obscured by years of renovations and upgrades. If you're hoping to upgrade the kitchen in your Craftsman home and get back to the authentic designs from that era, here are some tips to help.

6 April 2017

Does Your New Commercial Space Have Concrete Floors? Ideas To Spruce Them Up


Concrete floors are all the rage in both commercial and residential buildings across the country. These floors are versatile, durable, and capable of withstanding a great deal of traffic and abuse. However, plain concrete floors are highly industrial in nature, which may not be your style or taste. If your new commercial space has concrete floors, there are many ways that you can spruce up those concrete floors to make them more appealing to you and your d├ęcor preferences.

9 March 2017

Prevent Damage When Installing Hardwood With 3 Installation Tips


Installing hardwood flooring in your home can come with a number of benefits, but it does need special care if you've decided to install all the flooring on your own. If you've decided to handle the installation without the help of professionals, you'll need to consider the following tips so that you're able to get the clean and professional look that you want with your new hardwood floors. Move Furniture Out of the Way

28 February 2017

How To Remove And Replace A Broken Ceramic Tile


Ceramic tile is a durable, attractive and versatile flooring surface, and it usually requires little care other than regular sweeping and mopping. However, ceramic tile is capable of being cracked or chipped by heavy objects. If you have a damaged ceramic tile and want to replace it, then you can easily perform the work yourself. Below is a list of materials as well as a step-by-step procedure for doing the job:

18 September 2015

5 Ways To Prevent Scratches While Moving Furniture


If you just installed a new wood floor or had wood floor finishing done, you will want to protect its glossy shine. Regular cleaning can help, as can following these five tips any time you rearrange your furniture or move it for cleaning purposes.  Take Off Your Shoes  While outside the home, your shoes can pick up bits of debris that can easily scratch the finish of your wood flooring. For this reason, it is a good idea to make your home a shoe-free zone altogether.

12 May 2015