How to Install Indoor-Outdoor Carpet

If you are looking for an alternative to tile or wood flooring for your porch or lanai consider indoor-outdoor carpet, it is perfect for enclosed porches because it’s resistant to mildew and stains. It’s a much better choice than standard indoor carpet for giving your porch a finished look, and installation is easy.

To figure out how much carpet to buy, measure the length and width of your room, add 6 inches to each measurement, and multiply the two numbers. Here’s how to install it:

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How to Stain Concrete: Adding Color to Cement Surfaces

 When deciding on flooring the homeowner now has several choices, you can use a more traditional flooring such as hardwood or tile or you can use concrete for a unique flooring. The advice below may seem straightforward, but it is following the directions and being diligent that provide the best results.

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Installing Heated Floors

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Suddenly, the Christmas decorations are out and we are on our way to some brutally cold weather. What could be better than a heated seat in your car as the icy temperatures approach? Heated tile floor. It is easy to install, cheap to operate, and it won’t take up any extra space! Plus, your feet will love you for it. The concept of in-heat flooring is pretty simple. While installing new tile, a mat with a continuous heating element woven in, will be placed in the mortar underneath the tile, taking that icy chill right out. Continue reading →

How to Install Ceramic Tile in Your Kitchen Part 2

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Part 2

Now that the hard part is done; laying out the lines, choosing the tiles, creating the patterns and making the tool now it is time to roll up your sleeves and have some fun! Time to install all that beautiful tile and make your kitchen a show place everyone will want to be in. Continue reading →

How to Maintain Ceramic Tiles

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The beauty, elegance, and durability of ceramic tile has made it a favorite flooring choice for centuries, but these are not the only reasons for its popularity. Tile is surprisingly easy to maintain, and by using simple household products, you can keep your ceramic tile floors looking like new for years. Here are great tips on how to do this:

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Shopping for Glass Tile Flooring

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Do you love decorating and shopping all rolled into one? Well, you probably love to change the style of your home. So, if you are looking at different types of flooring one terrific option to consider is glass tiles.

Now, you maybe wondering, how do you go about choosing glass, tile flooring and for what room? How about starting with your bathroom?

Glass tiles are actually exploding in their market. Since, the interest in glass tiles has grown so, rapidly they are available in many decorating options, including tiles that even change color as the room’s temperature adjusts. Continue reading →

Tile Flooring Buying Guide

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(Photo Credit: Porcelainosa.com)

So, you’ve decided that you want to install new tile for your kitchen, bathroom or any room, now what?  The first thing to keep in mind before you purchase the tile, is that the options are virtually endless.  Simply put, there’s something for everyone, for every style.  So, do some research and pick a style before you head to the store.  This way, you can make a more informed decision, and not become inundated by the numerous choices. The different styles, textures and patterns can make purchasing tile a difficult decision.  Here are a few tips to follow that will make your purchase a success: Continue reading →

How to Create a Craftsman-Style Kitchen

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A overview of how easily build Craftsman style kitchen in your own home.

One of the more popular choices when it comes to designing or redesigning your personal food preparation sanctuary is the theme of a Craftsman style kitchen. While its elegance and class are highly sought after while remodeling the area with this stylistic theme, it is possible to create the aura and energy of this trendy set up on your own. With a few key components, a little creativity, and a clear vision of your dream setup, you can easily turn this beautiful scene within your mind into a tangible and fully functional reality in no time.  Continue reading →