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Flooring

  • How to Refinish Wood Floors

    Wood floors are gorgeous when well-maintained. They can last for years with proper care which includes refinishing them when they have worn out. …

  • Best Bets For Universal Design-Friendly Flooring

    You’ve probably heard of the term universal design, especially as it’s applied to helping people age within their homes. Yet universal design isn’t an age-specific term; at its core, universal design…

  • When–And How–To Use A Carpet Steamer

    If you have carpeting in your home, you’re probably no stranger to spot treating when faced with unexpected spills and messes. At least once a year, however, it’s a good idea…

  • Carpet Removal Tips

    Whether you’re swapping out older carpet for a newer design or going with a different type of flooring, you’ll have to remove the existing carpet. And even if you’re calling in…

  • C&H Best Of SURFACES 2011

    We recently traveled to Las Vegas for SURFACES, and for 2.5 days were immersed in the world of flooring. This was the first year that SURFACES co-located with StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, creating…

  • What To Ask When Buying Flooring

    After attending last week’s SURFACES flooring show in Las Vegas, we’ve got floors on the brain! One of the surprising facts we learned while at the show is despite flooring’s cost…

  • Radiant Heat Flooring

    One of the most brilliant modern day conveniences is radiant heat flooring. The demand for this feature is becoming stronger each year and not only are people installing it in kitchens…

  • Spare Change Equals New Floor

    I can’t get enough of unconventional materials used in a DIY project, or even ordinary objects used in extraordinary ways. My latest inspiration? Flooring created from pennies. What a brilliant way…

  • Belt Tiles Make Sophisticated Flooring A Cinch

    File this one under “What will they think of next?” You’ve heard about using reclaimed wood for floors, but how about accessories? Ting London, the brainchild of designer Inghua Ting, has…

  • Refinish Your Wood Floors on a DIY Budget

    Whenever I am visiting my family at home, my mother has the same complaint about her house: the wood floors. She’d love to refinish them but with an elderly dog, other…

  • Tigressa SoftStyle Carpet from Shaw Floors

    Yesterday we had an opportunity to visit the Shaw Floors campus in Dalton, GA. We were given a behind the scenes tour of the facilities and shown the process it takes…

  • Spend or Save on Home Upgrades

    Our favorite This Old House host Kevin O’Connor joins three other home design experts as they share their Spend or Splurge tips when it comes to outdoor furniture, flooring, appliances and…

  • Marmoleum: The New Linoleum

    Before I moved into my current apartment, I took a tour of the building with the developer. During the renovation, he and his crew tried to use as many recycled materials…