Choosing Flooring for Kids’ Rooms

As any parent knows, kids are hard on floors. Frenzied foot traffic and crazy cavorting expose floors to some serious wear and tear, not to mention the occasional sloppy spills or forays into artistic expression. If you have kids, you may be wondering about practical ideas for flooring. You want style with durability, good looks with easy maintenance. Fortunately, today's...

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Tackle Your Toughest Pet Clean-up Problems the Right Way

You love your pets and the joy they brings to your household, but you hate those times when your best friend becomes your floor's worst enemy. Pet stains and odors present some of the toughest cleaning challenges faced by homeowners, and even the best-trained pet will occasionally have an accident. Pet messes can be tricky to clean. You may not...

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Successfully Staging Your Home Starts from the Floor Up

In today's real estate market, it pays to show your home to its very best advantage for a rapid, smooth and profitable sale. According to the 2017 Profile of Home Staging published by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), staging your home in a way that encourages prospective buyers to envision themselves living there can potentially shorten the length of...

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Maintaining & Cleaning Tile Floors

After installing tile flooring, maintenance is an important part of keeping them clean and looking brand new. Sweeping 1.On a regular basis, homeowners should sweep floors to remove dirt. This is especially critical to the upkeep of textured floor tiles or crevices that collect the most dirt and grime. Rags & Soft Sponges 2.If a spill occurs, clean it up...

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3 Steps to Preventative Carpet Care

Carpet care and maintenance is an important step in extending the life of your new carpet. On the Spot Floors, Linda Bilger discusses three important steps in ensuring your new carpet looks, feels, and stays fresh, clean, and vibrant in this article. PREVENTATIVE CARPET CARE Preventative maintenance is the first step in great carpet maintenance. Homeowners want to prevent as...

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2016 Hottest Flooring Trends

“Luxury Vinyl” isn’t a contradiction in terms. It is the product of the day among those who pay attention to the materials home buyers are eager to purchase and walk on. “It’s the fastest-growing portion of the industry in the past two years,” according to Scott Humphrey, chief executive of the World Floor Covering Association, a trade group based in...

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Fall Cleaning Tips

It is fall in Richmond again, and we are all getting ready for school to begin! We also have the approaching holiday season to worry about, and cleaning is on the top of that worry list. Below are helpful fall cleaning tips to help you solve those most common cleaning chores. Clean Slipcovers and Curtains Check your slipcovers and curtains...

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How to Clean the 5 Dirtiest Places in Your Home

Find out how to clean the dirtiest places in your home with these fast, time-saving tips. Kitchen Sink The kitchen sink collects the left overs from dinner. From raw meat, to vegetables, the sink is growing bacteria all the time. Scrub it with baking soda and follow with a vinegar soak. Add a few tablespoons of vinegar to warm water,...

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10 Tips To Make Your Home Healthier

Follow these ten tips to make your home safer and healthier every day. 1.Vacuum with a HEPA Filter Using HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters will prevent tiny particles of dust from being blown back into air while cleaning. 2.Change Your Vacuum Filter Filter replacement is an essential part of keeping unwanted dust out of the air and extending the life...

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Proper Vacuuming Tips

Ensuring proper vacuuming is the most effective way to keep your carpet clean. Regular and consistent vacuuming can also have the biggest impact on the quality of air you breathe. To get the most out of your vacuuming, remember the following tips. Slow and steady does more good than a quick once-over Don’t ignore corners and crevices where dust builds...

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