Nora Mitchell

Flooring and Product Reviews: Nora Mitchell

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Nora has more than 5 years experience in the floor covering industry, acquiring vast knowledge about installation and material selection.

She now enjoys working as a writer and an interior decorator.

She has been featured in The Spruce, Homes & Gardens, Southern Living and Real Homes.

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Latest Articles by Nora:

ipe decking vs trex decking

Ipe Decking Vs. Trex Decking: Exotic Wood or Composite?

If you are considering building a new deck there are several material options to consider. Two of the most popular options are hardwoods and composite wood. Of those choices, Ipe wood and Trex composite are at the top of many lists. If your consideration (or initial research query) brings you … Read more

how to extend concrete patio with wood deck

How To Extend a Concrete Patio with a Wood Deck

Patios are a great place to entertain on summer evenings and can hold your grill and maybe a couple of deck chairs. However, a cold slab of concrete isn’t the most attractive solution and they typically aren’t big enough to enjoy properly. You can extend a concrete patio with a … Read more

deckorators decking review

Deckorators Decking Review

Composite decking is one of the up and coming decking materials that seems to grow in popularity with every new brand. One of those brands, Deckorators, has changed the game by offering more styles and options than most other brands. In this Deckorators Decking review we will look at all … Read more

dirt devil vs bissell

Dirt Devil Vs. Bissell: Brand Versus Brand Comparison

When you think about vacuum cleaner brands several names may come to mind. Two of the most innovative and versatile brands, though, are Dirt Devil and Bissell. These two brands make up a bulk of the annual sales in the floor cleaning industry and for good reason. In this Dirt … Read more

can you paint trex or composite decking

Can You Paint Trex or Composite Decking? A Complete Guide

Most homeowners buy a composite decking like Trex because there is virtually no maintenance needed once installed. The single-color dyed during the manufacturing process is designed to last a lifetime. Sometimes, though, you may find that you want to alter the color a little (or a lot). This can be … Read more

zuri decking review

Zuri Decking Review: Pros, Cons and Costs

There are a lot of decking options out there for you to choose from. But how do you know which is the best choice for you? Word of mouth and research are the most common sources for homeowners looking to add a deck to their home. For the research side, … Read more

hoover smartwash vs bisell proheat 2x

Hoover SmartWash Vs. Bissell ProHeat 2x

Keeping your home clean and fresh requires routine cleaning and maintenance regimens. With carpeting, vacuums are great at removing surface and some embedded dirt, dust and debris. However, ground in dirt, stains and odors will require a more thorough cleaning. This is where carpet shampooers come into play. In the … Read more

miele cseries roud up

Miele C-Series Round Up: Comparing the C1 vs. C2 vs. C3

Miele is one of the most well-known and renowned vacuum cleaner brands in the world. With performance greater than Dyson, power equal to Kirby and Rainbow and designs to fit any style or need, Miele excels everywhere. There is a lot of confusion with their models, though, from the names … Read more

alternative decking materials

Alternative Decking Materials: A Complete Guide To Non-Wood Decking

Since the first deck was installed in a home, wood has been the primary decking material. However, since then, we have come to find and use alternative materials. Some better, some worse, but all a viable option. If you are looking to build a new deck but aren’t sure what … Read more

front deck ideas for small houses

Front Deck Ideas for Small Houses

When we think about a deck the first thing that probably comes to mind is a large wooden deck with a barbecue pit and some chairs sprawling into a large back yard. However, it isn’t uncommon to also have a deck on the front of your home. While it may … Read more