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Floor Joist Cross Bracing – A Guide

The floors in your home are incredibly important when it comes to structure and safety.  If you have floors that are bouncy or have a slight give, this could be a sign that they are unsafe. Your floors should be solid and provide the support you need to walk on … Read more

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Can You Sand Caulk?

Caulking your home, whether it is in your bathroom, kitchen, or elsewhere, can be a tough job.  Just like with painting, caulking requires a lot of preparation and skill. If you make a mistake, it can be hard to fix it without completely starting over.  This is why many people … Read more

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Terrazzo Floor Restoration – Complete Guide 2022

Having a terrazzo floor can be a great feature for your home. Its unique, antique styling makes it a good addition and it can add value as well as curb appeal.  However, unlike wood floors, it can also be slightly brittle if it is very old.  Because of this, you … Read more

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5 Best Garage Floor Mats for 2022 and Beyond

Our garages were designed as a safe place to store our cars. While that is still a major use, there are many more uses now, including mechanic and workshop space, household storage and much more. The biggest issue next to organization is floor protection. Scratches, staining, fading, marks and even … Read more

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How to Remove Old Oil Stains From a Garage Floor

If you get oil stains on your garage floor, you probably want some tips on how to remove them. If you don’t act quickly, oil spots can soak in and can be nearly impossible to get rid of.  Luckily, there are a few things you can try, even if you … Read more

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How to Install Plywood Over a Subfloor

When you are installing a finished flooring like hardwood or carpeting, you will need an underlayment.  Underlayment smooths out imperfections in the subfloor and gives you a solid base to lay flooring onto. By adding this layer, you can be sure that your finished flooring will be level and even.  … Read more

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Linoleum Flooring: A Complete Guide for 2023 and Beyond

While linoleum may be the oldest non-natural floor in existence, it gained popularity in the 1940s and 50s. However, today linoleum is as popular as ever and competes with vinyl and laminate for best alternative flooring. Linoleum comes in various forms now, with more styles, colors and size options than … Read more

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How Long Does It Take for Polyurethane to Dry?

Polyurethane is one of the best finishes you can use for your home’s hardwood floors.  Its heavy-duty sealing properties make it resistant to spills, marring and other damage. It also helps bring out deep undertones and patterns in the wood for a nice, deep finish.  However, applying polyurethane can be … Read more

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Terrazzo Flooring: The Definitive Guide

Terrazzo flooring has graced offices and government buildings for over 400 years. The idea of bringing it into your home is now far more than a reality. With benefits such as life-long application, low maintenance and unlimited design potential, homeowners are rushing to get Terrazzo installed in some part of … Read more

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What is a Floating Floor – All Your Questions Answered

For those of you doing your research for a new flooring, you may have come across the term floating floor. If you are unfamiliar with the term it may conjure images of the Jetson’s floating down a sidewalk. Unfortunately, that isn’t what floating floor means. Floating floors are types of … Read more