Ceramic Floor and Wall Tiles – Spruce Up Your Floor

Ceramic tile can be used both on the floor and as wall tiles. By definition, ceramic is defined as an inorganic material that gets its shape when it’s heated. Examples of things that can be made into ceramic include glass, clay, and cement. There is also a composite called ceramic made from metal and ceramics. Floor and wall tiles are usually made of ceramics but tiles can also be made from glass and other materials. Ceramic is the most popular choice, however, for use as flooring and wall tiles. The fact that it is popular is reflected in the fact that there are many choices as to the colors, patterns, and sizes you can...

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Cleaning Vinyl Flooring – Tips and Techniques to Clean your Vinyl Flooring

So, you’ve had your vinyl flooring installed and you love it. The pattern matches your decorating scheme perfectly. You love that new floor look. Now, you want to figure out how to keep that look for a while. Well, you can with the proper techniques for cleaning vinyl flooring. Yes, maintenance is simple but it does require some savvy about cleaning vinyl flooring and some tips on how to care for the vinyl flooring. Here is some advice. Benefits of the right care If you want your floor to last a while, caring for it in the ideal way is a good way to do this. Cleaning vinyl flooring properly also helps prevent damage...

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Carpet Cleaning Repair – Fix a Bad Carpet Cleaning Job

Carpeting is a beautiful and versatile flooring option for just about any room and any home. There are so many different styles, colors, patterns, and materials that no matter what your tastes and needs are, you can find a rug that will fit. However, just installing the carpets and then expecting to vacuum them once in a while is simply not enough. Carpet cleaning, repair, and maintenance is an essential part of owning a carpet. Caring for Your Carpet Carpet cleaning, repair, and maintenance are all essential parts of owning a carpet. Once you install it, there are a set number of things you need to do to make sure it always looks at...

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Area Carpet Rugs – Matching your Rug to your Style

Area carpet rugs are a great decorators tool that also serves the purpose of protecting hardwood floors and other types of flooring surfaces. They come in a variety of different styles and sizes so the rugs that you choose will depend on a variety of factors. They can also be made out of a variety of different materials including natural materials such as bamboo, wool, and grasses and also other materials such as nylon. Placing Area Carpet Rugs Lets say you have hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, or other surface such as tile. Area carpet rugs are a good idea not only for decorative purposes, but to protect high traffic areas from aging wear and...

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Eliminating Pet Stains and Odors – How to Guide on Eliminating Pet Stains and Odors

You come in from work and discover a not so pleasant surprise is waiting for you.  Fido or Fifi has left you a present, on the previously clean and spotless carpet. Unfortunately pet stains and odors left in carpet is one of the pitfalls of pet ownership especially of a young animal. There are ways to eliminate the stains and retrain your pet to avoid urinating in that area. Careful cleaning is essential as even if you can’t smell the odor anymore your pet may be able to and will continue to use that spot as his toilet. If you were fortunate to catch the puddle before it had time to dry, you’re a...

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Carpet Cleaning Methods – How to properly clean your carpet

Carpet cleaning methods have existed since before the 1950’s, and it still remains an unperfected art. Cleaning methods usually range from using some kind of chemical, to doing a full steam cleaning with a big machine. On top of all those choices there are thousands of stain types and most require certain chemicals and methods to remove them. Let’s talk about the various carpet cleaning methods you can implement, and what product is best to use for each method. Steam Cleaning This is perhaps the best way to clean your carpet, especially if it is really dirty. You can either hire a local carpet cleaner to steam clean your carpet, or just rent/buy a...

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