Installing New Floors In Your Home

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Are you putting in some new flooring and curious about where to begin?  You can easily determine how much flooring and the cost by using these simple steps.

Flooring is sold by the square foot or square yard it is important to know how large the area is that you want to cover is the first step.  It can be difficult to measure rooms that have odd angles. If you have an “L-shaped” room, divide it into 2 rectangles and measure them separately. The length of the rectangle multiplied by the width equals the square footage. For example, a room, or section of a room, that is 15 feet long and 12 feet wide produces this formula: 15 x 12 = 180 square feet. If the flooring you are purchasing is sold by the yard, divide the square feet by 9. So, 180 square feet / 9 = 20 square yards. You will then want to add up the square footage from all the rooms or room sections. That number will be the total square footage being covered. Continue reading →

How To Add Style to a Bathroom with Tile Patterns

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Make a splash in your bathroom with tile. Whether you’re using budget-friendly ceramic tiles or fancy designer tiles, these tile design ideas will take your bath from drab to fab.

Get Creative

Get creative with basic white subway tiles. Lay tiles in an unexpected pattern, such as this chevron. Top off the look with bands of decorative trim tiles. The black and white tiles add texture and a modern color contrast to the lower subway tiles.

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