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Flooring

  • Urban Warehouse Renovation

    In my recent issue of Natural Home, I fell in love with a revamped warehouse-turned-home in Chicago. I was most impressed with the home’s exterior elements. Outside is a greenhouse and…

  • Go Big on Your Patio

    Patios are personal things. You’ll probably spend time out there in your robe and PJ’s. You might have romantic meetings on the patio or entertain important people. There’s bound to be…

  • 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…

  • Refinish, Replace or Paint Wood Floors

    A lot of consideration needs to go into the flooring you choose for your home. Other than considering your personal design aesthetic and the use of the space, you have to…

  • Green Flooring Options

    If you are building a house, or remodeling, it is a great time to explore green options, including your flooring. Green flooring is never “no impact” or “zero emissions,” but choosing…

  • Do Your Homework Before Buying a Green Floor

    If you are building a house, or remodeling, it is a great time to explore green options, including your flooring. Green flooring is never “no impact” or “zero emissions,” but green…

  • Restore Hardwood Floors to Mint Condition

    CES is all about the gadgets and this automated hardwood floor cleaner certainly fits the bill. The Mint automatic floor cleaner works with popular cleaning clothes such as Swiffer or Pledge.…

  • How to Care for Terrazo Flooring

    There are many benefits to terrazo flooring but before you choose it as a surface make sure you know what it takes to install and care for it. Terrazo flooring is…

  • Benefits of Terrazo Flooring

    Terrazo flooring is an Italian flooring technique that looks like luxury marble, but without the high cost. To produce terrazzo, pieces of aggregate (marble, glass or stone chips) are mixed with…

  • How to Care for Brick Flooring

    While brick flooring has been around for millenia as a building material, once it moves inside it does require more maintenance, despite its reputation for strong durability. Brick flooring for indoors…

  • Benefits of Brick Flooring

    Brick flooring has been an appealing aesthetic for centuries, making up the roadways and walkways for cities. Modern times have brought bricks indoors, where they continue to give an appealing aesthetic…

  • 7 Tips to DIY Carpet Pulling

    Pulling carpet yourself can save a few bucks and here are 7 tips to make the process go smoothly. 1. Pulling up carpet is a labor-intensive activity, so while you can…

  • Water Damage – Prevention & Drying

    In Parts I and II of this series, we learned how to safely approach water damage and identify and stop the source. Now we will discuss preventing the spread of water…

  • Water Damage – Check for Danger

    My daughter loves throwing her pacifier around her room; not yet understanding that throwing her pacifier while in her crib makes said pacifier unavailable for the remainder of her nap. As…

  • Central Vacuum = Quiet and Convenient

    We received a tip from TheKitchenDesigner about the tool that she finds indispensable and her favorite was the Vacuflo Central Vacuum. We grew up in a home that was equipped with…