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    The History of Tile

    Masonry is one of the oldest trades in history. Clay tiles have been around for thousands of years. They were used in the pyramids, in ancient Babylon, and in Greek cities. Ceramic tiles were made out of clay that could be found in riverbeds. They were often decorative and used to add beauty to a

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    Alternatives to Vacuuming

    Perhaps you are looking for an energy-saving alternative to vacuuming the carpets every week, or maybe you just don’t want to buy an expensive vacuum. Here are some alternatives for carpeting cleaning when you don’t want to use a vacuum. Rubber-bristle brooms and a dustpan. This can pick up a lot of dirt and hairs

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    Hardwood vs. Softwood Flooring

    Softwood is a tern for lumber from conifer trees. Trees like pine, fir, cedar, cypress and yew all yield softwood flooring. These trees grow faster than trees that produce hardwood lumber, and are less dense. Hardwood is more costly than softwood, but softwood flooring can look just as beautiful in your home. Softwood flooring has

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    Caring For Your Natural Stone Tiles

    The first important step in caring for your natural stone tiles is to seal them soon after you install them. A good sealant will last for a few years, but should be periodically reapplied to remain effective. The sealant will help protect the tile from water damage or oils. When cleaning your floors, steer away

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    The Don’ts of Carpet Cleaning

    Don’t scrub or rub the spot. That will just work it more deeply into the carpet and spread it around. It can damage the fibers, to boot. Don’t oversaturate the carpet with any liquid products. They should be used sparingly. Don’t try to pull out carpet snags. Make sure you don’t use a cleaner that

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    Wood vs. ceramic kitchen floors

    It’s important to research before choosing a floor for your kitchen. Hardwood floors and ceramic tile are both popular kitchen flooring options. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks. A hardwood floor is better to stand on for long periods of time when you are cooking. However, wood is more easily stained and it’s easier

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