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    Floating Floor, Glued Down, or Nailed Down?

    It’s important to understand what kind of floor you are choosing before it is put in. A “floating floor” means that the pieces of the floor interlock with each other. They aren’t attached to the sub-floor, but rather “float” on top of it. A floor that is glued down has been attached to the sub-floor

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    Tiling Your Shower

    When you’re tiling your shower, it’s important to choose the right kind of tile. There are many factors to consider, of course. Porcelain tile is generally a better choice, since the finish is smoother, and it is more water-resistant. It’s also easier to clean. It’s also better to use smaller tiles in the shower, since they

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    Oil-based vs. Water-based Finishes

    When you’re choosing to finish a hardwood floor, you can choose a water-based finish or an oil-based finish. Water-based finishes are fast-drying and thus must be applied quickly to avoid lap marks and imperfections. Water-based finishes are preferred for exotic woods. They’re considered more environmentally-friendly and are better to let the natural color of the

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    How is Bamboo Flooring Made?

    How does bamboo go from the tall plant to a flat floor in your home? While bamboo is technically a grass, it can be used like it’s a tree. It can be harvested anywhere from three years to six years after it is planted. Turning that harvested grass into a flat flooring product is a

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    Uses for Bamboo

    Bamboo is a versatile material. It can be used in countless ways. Since it doesn’t take long to grow bamboo, it’s the green choice for many common objects. Obviously, it can be used for flooring. Here are some other uses for bamboo. Fabric: Towels, sheets, clothing, and pillows can be made out of bamboo. Kitchen

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    Putting a Floor in Your Three-Season room

    When you’re choosing a flooring type for your three-season room or sunroom, you have to keep in mind that you’ll want a floor than can withstand cold and hot temperatures, and perhaps one that can withstand moisture, depending on what you plan to use it for. Here are some good options: Concrete: Concrete is durable

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