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Cleaning and Sealing Tiles Although regular cleaning will keep your ceramic tile in good condition, some surfaces, especially in kitchens and family rooms, may require stain removal. When you need to remove a stain, start with the techniques outlined in the chart below right. If these solutions don't work, ask a tile supplier for a commercial stain-removal agent made for your tile. Stubborn...
Caring for Laminate Tile | Flooring | StackedStoneTile
As durable as laminate tile is, laminate products are not indestructible. Laminates (especially the thicker, more expensive products) are more subject to denting than scratching. The dents are impossible to remove. To keep the surface from scratching take the precautions listed in "Preventive Maintenance for Laminate Tile." In addition don't drag heavy appliances or furniture across a laminate floor. Use an...
[How To] Installing Snap-together Tiles
How To Install Snap-Together Laminate Tiles   Locking laminate tiles snap together and, like their glued counterparts, float on a foam underlayment. The underlayment allows the floor to expand and contract as a unit and makes it feel comfortable underfoot. Assembly varies by manufacturer. Some styles use a tongue-and-groove configuration. Others employ locking strips. Some brands require that you angle the units as...
Organize Small Bathroom Vanity
How To Organize Small Bathroom Vanity Hard to believe, but indoor plumbing wasn't common in homes prior to World War II. As late as the 1940s, more than a third of U.S. homes still didn't have flush toilets. Even more lacked a bathtub or shower. These days, that same percentage of homes has at least 2.5 bathrooms. They're bigger, too....
How to Organize a Nursery Using Task-Centered Stations
Creating a functional nursery space is all about anticipating your needs. That said, knowing what those needs are - not to mention just where and when they’ll pop up - can be difficult, especially if you’re new to the mommy gig. Wondering how to organize your nursery? Try thinking about the things you’ll need to do on a daily basis....
Vessel Sink Faucet
Vessel faucets are taller than the average faucet and most often require only one hole for mounting. They are taller so that they can come up over the vessel sinks which are often mounted on top of the countertop. Vessel sink faucets are available in various heights to accommodate the variable heights of vessel sinks. Using a vessel faucet can...
Plumbing 101 | DIY | Swamp Cooler Pump Replacement
Plumbing 101 | DIY | Swamp Cooler Pump Replacement Installing a new swamp cooler pump is an easy do it yourself project. If your cooler’s pump is not turning on when you run the swamp cooler on the pump or the cool settings then the pump could be bad. The pump can often get clogged with debris or calcium buildup. When that happens it...
Why are Quartz Countertops So Enticing?
The world of interior design became a better place when quartz countertops became a real viable, stylish and functional contender for the those searching for a new surface for their kitchen. Kitchen countertops are an important part of the kitchen, so when you begin the hunt for new tops you need to acknowledge the fact that kitchen countertops get used....
Brass Cabinet Hardware
Many homes built or updated between the 1970's and 2000's are likely to contain polished brass hardware.  Whether it be sliding closet doors, cabinet knobs, doorknobs and door hinges, brass is was a very common finish to use. I think we can all agree to be content that the polished brass/ gold phase has passed.   Many people are now "de-brassing" their homes...
Small Bedroom Decor: 6 Tips for Success
Have a small bedroom and aren't sure how to get the most out of your space? Does your bedroom need to multitask as a home office, library and storage room as well? Although our bedrooms really only need a bed, very often we are forced to fit a desk, dresser, chairs, or other furniture in this room as well. If...