2016

How To Restore Maple Hardwood Floors

If your maple hardwood floor looks faded or has some scratches, you don't need to install a new floor. Maple floors can be restored to look new again. There are two ways to refinish hardwood floors: sanding and using liquid refinisher. A beginner should be able to do either technique. Here are tips to restore a maple hardwood floor. Prepare to Work For this project, you need:  work gloves safety goggles shop vac masking tape dry rags or applicator pads scouring pads (optional) shallow pan (optional) hammer needle-nose pliers wood filler putty knife orbital sander edge sander and 50-grit to 300-grit sandpaper liquid refinisher (optional) polyurethane sealer maple stain Wear hearing protection to protect the ears from sanding noise.

Oh No! If The Pet Or Carpet Must Go—Maybe You Can Keep Them Both

Has your pet ruined your carpet? Perhaps you are ready to replace it and explore your flooring options. If you strongly prefer carpet but you feel as though it is no longer ideal due to your experience prior experience, you should take a moment to learn about some alternatives.The following points are a quick breakdown of some things you can do if the desire for carpet is still there.  Partial Installation

Remodeling Your Kitchen? 3 Must Have Upgrades You Should Consider

One way that homeowners like to give their house a makeover is by remodeling their kitchen. With so many ways to do a kitchen remodel, the possibilities are practically endless.  Consider making these 3 upgrades to your kitchen that will definitely help it stand out from your old one. Granite Countertops Your kitchen countertops get used every single day, and upgrading them to natural stone will provide many benefits.  Granite can help provide a very durable surface, which will allow you to use knives on your counters or place a hot pan directly on the surface, all without the fear of causing damage to the material.

Winter Carpet Care

Carpeting can be extra difficult to keep clean in the winter because slush and salt can easily be tracked in on boots and shoes. Salt stains are unattractive and if not addressed appropriately can damage your carpet fibers. The following tips will help ensure that your carpeting will stay beautiful throughout the winter and last for many years to come. Clean Your Sidewalks One of the best ways that you can protect your carpets in winter is by engaging in preventative maintenance.