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Floor Remodel

When is it Time for Carpet Replacement?

If you’re a carpet owner, you know all too well how much softness and style the flooring type brings to your home. From making any room feel a tad more comfy to creating an aesthetic statement of style, your carpet does it all, no doubt rendering it an integral part of what makes your home feel like, well, home.

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Could Carpet be Right for Your Home?

Carpet has a long and nuanced history in the United States, one that perhaps speaks to its versatility as a flooring type. From nylon to polyester (PET) to triexta, carpet can be a suitable flooring type for countless different households, even those with kids and pets. Plus, it has a soft feeling underfoot that makes it ideal for people who crave a little more comfort in their day-to-day lives.

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What to Do When a Pipe Bursts On Your Carpet?

Winter is finally here! Frozen streets and holiday cheer abound. If you’ve done a proper winterization of your home, your flooring should keep going strong throughout these colder months, be it hardwood flooring, vinyl flooring, or even stone and carpet.

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Coziest Winter Flooring Options

With snow falling all around and holiday music mumbling in the background, a perfect, picturesque winter’s night is the best time to curl up and get cozy. If you’re thinking about replacing your flooring right about now, you’re in luck. With the right flooring type, you could make a cozy winter’s night even cozier! Certain flooring types transmit heat better than others, while others simply feel soft and comfortable underfoot.

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Sanding and refinishing: What’s the Difference?

It’s finally fall in the Twin Cities, which means leaves of red and gold are falling all around and creating a breathtaking autumn landscape. But all of those beautiful autumn leaves are also falling onto your home’s roof and into your gutters, where they can end up creating clogs. What starts off as a minor clog today can end up leading to a serious problem down the road with foundation damage or even roof damage from ice dams. That’s why it’s important to think about keeping your gutters clean long before cold weather hits.

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The Benefits of Vinyl Flooring

When most people think of vinyl flooring, they think of cheap, thin flooring designed to only last a couple years at most. This could not be further from the truth! Don’t knock it before you’ve tried it. Vinyl floors are versatile, and they rank high in terms of durability in the right situation. When in a wet environment, such as a bathroom, for example, a vinyl floor can last even longer than hardwood.

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Does Winter Weather Pose a Hazard to Your Floors?

Winter is just around the corner! For almost all Minnesotans, this means buckling down and winterizing the exterior of their homes—from replacing siding and roofs to redoing the weatherproofing on exit doors. Preparing for the season here is no easy task.

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Saving your Carpet from your Kids

Face it: kids are messy. Toddlers are seemingly incapable of keeping food inside any kind of container. School-age kids often don’t stop to think about their muddy sneakers before bolting across a carpeted room. And teenagers? They often create more household chaos than two toddlers combined.

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What Type of Carpet is Right for Your Home?

When it comes to upping the coziness factor of your home, there’s nothing better than refurbishing with a brand new carpet. Plush and fluffy, it does a great job of keeping your feet toasty; it also holds heat well and, with the right finish, can even hide stains better than certain hardwood floors.

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The Top Four Benefits of Tile Flooring

If you’re looking for flooring that is aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean, and cost-effective, look no further than tile. This versatile material can be installed in living spaces throughout your home, enhancing the value of your house and the quality of your life. Below are four top benefits of installing tile flooring:

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