Tumbled marble backsplash with Oceanside Glass Tile Border
Are You Sliding Into The Dogfood? Are you sliding on your floors , even though you don’t want to? Some floors become tilted due to earthquakes and settling. Test your floors by carefully placing a tennis ball in several parts of the room. If the ball rolls, there’s a tilt, and you can call in an expert to give you an evaluation. They may have to level off your floors by jacking them up with concrete pylons. This may sound horrendous but it’s not usually that bad. Watch your roof though — some timbers become bowed up do the pressure. Once your floor is level you will probably have to put some new flooring in. Take a look at the floormall.com website and it can show you the wide variety that’s available. Your subfloors need to be smooth and glue and nail free if you’re putting in some flooring . Scrape off any old bumpy products and sweep them up. Test the level of it by using the old tennis ball again. Make sure that you have the proper adhesive or nails and the proper underlayment if required. There’s new bamboo flooring out that snaps together and it already has attached cork backing to cushion your steps. That’s one easy floor to lay down for the do-it-yourselfer. Bamboo flooring is a great and very renewable flooring because it grows so fast and it’s not a tree. Be careful of using a small office chair with hard wheels on it, because you can dent it. A chair mat is a very easy solution. There are all kinds of bamboo flooring options at floormall.com
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Stone Tile at Floormall.com If you live in the country, or an urban area that gets a lot of dust or mud or rain or snow, then the room or rooms that your family enters first, may need a new floor . A solid floor may prove invaluable. Linoleum or vinyl tile could be put down in a mud room or a family room entered from the patio. If entry is through a front door then a tiled entryway will work, which can then lead into your hardwood or other flooring in a living room. A tiled foyer could also lead to carpeting or rugs . If there’s a mat that is washable and put down right as people enter your home, then this can hold any dust or moisture. Check out a few ideas for these critical areas, on floormall.com. Stone tiles are also a beautiful addition to any room whether it’s subjected to dust and moisture, or not. They come in many colors and can include slate , granite and even marble (for those mansions!) Because natural stone tiles are not made in a factory and are cut to size, the measurements do vary quite a bit. This will be noticeable if you lay them square-on in a checkerboard pattern. These kinds of tiles need to be laid in a staggered pattern so any slight variances will blend right in, and you won’t see them. To view a huge variety of stone and other tiles, check out floormall.com.
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If your floor or floors are in disrepair then Summer fun plans may have to be put on hold. Starting your renovation or floor repair now will get it done in plenty of time for barbecues and outdoor parties. Hardwood flooring repairs can be as simple as renting a sander, buffing the old finish and scratches out of your floor, and then resealing. Your flooring has to have a few years of life left in it for this to happen, though. You can’t refinish what’s not there. Floors must be made from solid hardwood and not be engineered, for you to be able to sand them. Good hardwood flooring can be refinished several times. Poor quality maybe only once. If you have a period home then the floors are probably quite thick and you’ll do just fine refinishing them. Grab some free advice from floormall.com and you can see what you may need to buy for your project. Perhaps there are a few planks that have become damaged in your hardwood floors. When hardwood flooring is first installed it’s always a good idea to save some pieces of the wood. Of course, if your house was built a couple of centuries ago, that’s not going to happen. If you have had your home built, or put in a hardwood floor recently, then replacing those few planks is pretty easy. Basically, you have to pry up the damaged ones, cut the new ones to size and then glue and nail them down. All old glue and nails or staples have to be removed. Refinishing with a stain and sealer can be a little tricky because it has to be matched and integrated into the old floor. Some stores can color match stains and paint, because computers are used, so check that concept out if you don’t have a can of the old stain in your garage or shed. If you are going to be installing or have installed, an entire room of hardwood flooring , then the choices are many. Do you have hardwood floors throughout your home or just in this one room? If you have other rooms with floors like this and if there’s a room separation (perhaps this room has tiles etc.) then there shouldn’t be any problems. If this room where you are installing or replacing the hardwood in butts up against another hardwood floor, then you may want to get as close to that one’s color and type of wood as you can. If you have to match hardwoods with another floor, then look online at floormall.com and you can find hardwood flooring of all types. You’ll be able to match up your old floors that way. Whatever way you go, hardwood flooring is an enduring, warm, durable and extremely attractive flooring choice. Along with stone and ceramic tiles, it’s been around for a very long time
Paul Davis Restoration of Broward posted a photo: Marble installations for the bath or floors are available in an endless array of colors. Visit www.Restorationofbroward.com for ideas.
Shaw Floors Brushed Suede Parchment is a lovely color and it’s done in an engineered hickory real wood. Installation is by floating (snap it together) or nail or staple gun and/or glue. If you need any installation tips, floormall.com has a ton of great info on just about anything to do with flooring. The finish on these planks is ScufResist and the name says it all. This is a great flooring for a family room or perhaps a breakfast area that leads out to the patio. Keep your floors looking great throughout many Summers of backyard activity! The width is a sturdy 4.5″ and it’s .5″ thick and there’s 18.30 square feet per box. Shaw Floors Brushed Suede Buckskin is a gorgeous color. As the name suggests, it evokes memories of Westerns and soft leather and cowboy boots. Of course, it would look great in any style of home. The planks are made from engineered hickory and they will install via a floating method (click and lock) or with a nail gun, staple gun and/or glue. If you need any info on installation or about any other flooring topic, check out floormall.com and their “university” section. You can get a real education there. The finish on this flooring is ScufResist so it’s wonderful for those high traffic areas of your home, and the width of the planks is 4.5″, with a .5″ thickness and there’s 18.30 square feet per box. Shaw Floors Brushed Suede Fedora is the most wonderful shade of soft grey. It does remind you of those old films with detectives, in their fedora hats, taking on the case of a beautiful woman. The color and style would really suit your home, no matter what era it’s from. The planks are engineered Hickory and the finish is ScufResist. You can use this flooring in a which traffic area such as a busy library or perhaps the family or media room. Installation is by floating method (snap in) or via nail gun, stapler, and/or glue. The planks are a hefty 4.25″ wide by .5″ thick and there’s 18.30 square feet per box. Check out floormall.com if you need any help with installation or just have some questions. Rent an old Humphrey Bogart movie and give an occasional glance to your new Brushed Suede Fedora floors as you sit on the coach, eat popcorn, and watch the movie! Shaw Floors Brushed Suede Bison is a wonderful color for your new floor. It’s made from engineered Hickory and the installation is by floating floor (snap it in) or by nail gun, stapler, and/or glue. The finish is ScufResist so it will take the wear and tear of a family room. The width is a nice 4.25″ and the thickness is a solid .5″. These are not flimsy planks. There’s 18.30 square feet in a box. Seek out any help you need, or ask any questions you’d like, from floormall.com.
Valentines Day and Flooring Don’t know what to get your sweetie for Valentine’s Day? What about a wonderful new floor in the bedroom or family room? There are so many superior products out there today that choosing one that suits you, wears well for your lifestyle, and appeals to your esthetics will be easy. Using a great website like floormall.com enables you to compare styles, products, brands, suitability, colors, and get info on the different flooring choices, plus decide upon many other factors. Hardwood Flooring on Valentines Day Real hardwood comes in so many varieties and widths and thicknesses and its durability is legendary. Many houses, hundreds of years old, still retain their original hardwood floors. If the hardwood is fairly thick, then these floors can be sanded and rebuffed and stained and repaired several times over. Engineered wood is a layer of real wood over several base products. Engineered wood can be made to look antique or weathered, because it is a top layer of real wood, like any solid hardwood out there. Real hardwood as long as it’s not taken from rain forests or other protected areas, is a renewable and green resource, and especially if it’s recycled hardwood. Recycled can come from barn wood, other houses or even ancient timber that was logged a hundred years ago and has until recently, lain on the bottom of a river or lake. Because some of the trees that had been cut down back then were extremely old, these logs are exceptional in their beauty but can cost quite a bit more. Engineered wood styles can be studied at a site such as floormall.com, and there you may also compare prices, availability and pros to install the flooring for you. Other choices for new flooring for your sweetie could be bamboo flooring , now available with lower VOC resins and in the standard lighter color, caramelized, and many strip variations; a gorgeous wall to wall room of carpeting or a great ethnic area rug or even carpet squares in a retro design; real stone or ceramic tiles (and these come in a huge variety of sizes and colors and durability); laminate flooring that looks like stone or wood; and other flooring in numerous materials and with a wide range of cost and other factors. And, if you’ve ever looked through a pile of rugs at a big box store, you know how difficult that can be. Checking out all of the styles on a great website like flooringmall.com is so much easier.
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Buying flooring during the recession Are your floors looking worse for wear after all of those holiday parties? The economy is still tight and money for a few needed home renovations even tighter, but some of your floors have to be repaired, you are thinking to yourself, before you invite any more guests over. Possibly, a few left your last party early, because they felt that the floor in the kitchen looked like something from a B grade horror movie. That might be okay for Halloween, but not for Aunt Lydia’s Sunday tea party. Check out the FloorMall.com’s site and see what they have. You can compare side by side, look at different materials and colors from different manufacturers, check stock and get some recommendations for every room in your home. After all, a house is not a home unless people can walk safely around in it, without recoiling in horror at the pitted and chipped tiles in your family room or kitchen. Speaking of family rooms, they are usually the most used room in your home, other than the kitchen. Floormall.com has some great deals going for the first of the year and you can even find a professional to install whatever flooring you choose if you don’t like the thought of doing it yourself. The additional holiday food, although delicious, makes it even harder to bend over and install new flooring. New Year’s resolutions may include starting on a couple of home projects, such as new flooring. Why not also do your part by going green in 2010? Cement floors, linoleum, real hardwoods and even bamboo all make great flooring for a family room, and they are durable as well. Measure out your room and determine your budget. Even if it’s hard to round up a few dollars for some new flooring.
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sdchomebuilders.com SDC Homes is a new home Builder that is fun to work with allowing buyers to be creative when they buy an affordable new construction home in Washington. SDC Homes Interior Design consultant talks about how buyers can chose marble floors in the bathroom, granite counter tops, and hard wood flooring when they buy a new SDC home
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