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    Types of Hardwood Flooring

    Hardwood floors have for centuries been regarded as a handsome and premium floor finish. Hardwood floor became a standard in pre World War II homes and didn’t begin to loose its vast popularity until the advent of...

    • Posted October 8, 2015
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    Refinishing A Hardwood Floor

    First, we want to say that we both absolutely love hardwood flooring. Its rich look and low maintenance make it one of the most preferred of floor finishes. Having said that we also want to say that...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • Flooded Hardwood Floor

    Q. It flooded underneath my wood floor this winter. The water is gone now, but my hardwood floors smell like mildew. What do I do? A. Your sniffer has indicated the problem and now it’s time to...

    • Posted June 19, 2015
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  • Show Notes: Unique Storage Ideas, Water Friendly Paving

    Is your home “storage starved”? We have come up with some interesting ideas for finding storage space right in plain sight! Do you have old, cracked and damaged concrete you will be replacing in the spring? How about trying...

    • Posted January 17, 2015
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    Ceramic Tile Over Vinyl Floors

    Ever since the “Roaring Twenties” ceramic tile floors have been the cat’s pajamas. But if you’ve already got a vinyl floor that’s looking kind of worn and shoddy how are you going to say “twenty-three skidoo”? Tear...

    • Posted July 28, 2014
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    Cleaning a Hardwood Floor

    Wood and water don’t mix. This should be kept in mind when you decide it’s time to clean your hardwood floor again. Prefinished hardwood floors and hardwood floors that are finished in place are not the same....

    • Posted July 15, 2014
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  • firewood - terms and where to stack, arbor day
    Firewood Shopping

    Not all firewood is created alike. The right wood can make for a safe, clean and efficient fire. Mixed hardwoods burn longer and cleaner with less creosote buildup in the chimney than do softer woods. Oak, hard...

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • Remove Flooring like a Pro

    Are you reflooring your kitchen, bathroom or den and removing old vinyl sheet goods so you can begin? Here’s how the pros remove big sections of flooring — both fully adhered and perimeter-bonded vinyl goods — without...

    • Posted May 24, 2014
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  • Hardwood Floors over Concrete

    Nothing is more jolting in the morning than setting foot on a cold floor. What can you do if you’ve got a built-in formula for cold feet — tile or linoleum over concrete? There’s nothing like the...

    • Posted May 24, 2014
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  • Floors are a “Snap”

    “Beat the Clock” made its television debut on this day in 1950. Host Bud Collyer entertained home viewers by having contestants do zany stunts for money under the pressure of a ticking clock. Today, if you want...

    • Posted May 11, 2014
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