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5 Ways to Make Your Home Healthier

You might be surprised to learn that indoor pollution can be a major cause of allergies. There is not much you can do when it comes to some buildings. Fortunately, though, there are concrete things you can do to help reduce the allergens that are present in your home.

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Removing Stubborn Stains from Hardwood Flooring

Removing a stain from carpeting is bad enough -- but what do you do if your hardwood flooring gets stained? Hardwood floors, even when polished, do have a somewhat porous surface. If stains are allowed to set, they can be very difficult to remove. It's important to act quickly when a stain does occur... and to call the professionals if needed.

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Which Type of Hardwood Should I Choose For My Dining Room?

Your dining room has a special place in your heart. Your family gathers there for dinner, you have friends come over for gatherings, and your extended family takes their places around the table on major holidays. When you consider flooring for your dining room, you need something that truly speaks to its importance.

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How to Properly Clean your Real Hardwood floors

Hardwood floors can be a beautiful addition to any home, but there are some maintenance challenges of which to be aware. Like tile and other solid surfaces, hardwood floors are typically more sanitary than carpet, but they still need to be cleaned properly.

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4 Flooring Types that will Stand up to Small Children

Whether you’re doing a full remodel or just trying to spruce up a dated room, new flooring is a great way to breathe new life into your home. But when you have kids, it is important to know what flooring types will hold up best and to keep installation practices in mind.

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Preventing Furniture Damage on Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can be a significant investment. In order to keep them looking brand new, homeowners need to avoid scuffs, scratches, and dings. That can be very difficult when managing heavier or larger pieces of furniture. Homeowners need to be proactive about the care of their hardwood floors if they want them to last a long time.


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How to Avoid Scuffs and Scratches on Your New Hardwood Floors

You picked out the most marvelous hardwood flooring and you're thrilled once it's installed. Once the excitement wears off, the worry sets in. How can you keep it in a pristine condition? Is it the end of the world if you end up scuffing or scratching it? Life happens and you can't always avoid damaging the floor in your day to day activities. However, you can take several preventative measures to reduce the potential for scuffs and scratches in your hardwood flooring. 

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4 High Quality Hardwood Finishes for Remodel Projects

Restoring hardwood floors in high traffic living spaces is an effective way to add new life to your house, while enhancing its resale value and eye-appeal. The stain you add to your floors is not only a reflection of your personal taste, but it can make a big difference in the look and feel of a room. Consider the following hardwood stains for your next remodel project.

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2016's Top 5 Flooring Trends

Are you a homeowner who is searching for a way to improve the way your Golden Valley, Minnesota area home looks without a full remodel? Changing your flooring is an effective method of doing so. The following are some of 2016's top flooring trends that you might want to take note of:

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5 Ways to Keep Your Vinyl Floors Looking Like New

Vinyl floors are durable, long-lasting and designed to handle everything from kitchens to your mudrooms. However, the dirt, grease and dust can start to make your beautiful vinyl floors look a bit worn out over time. Luckily, you don't have to resign yourself to losing that new look that you enjoyed when the flooring first went in. You need the right methods and a bit of elbow grease to restore your vinyl and keep it looking perfect.

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