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5 Small Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference With Your Hardwood Floors

Area Rug on Hardwood Floors

Whether you’ve moved into an older home or the home you’ve lived in for years has hardwood flooring, sometimes it just needs some freshening up. Hardwood flooring is durable, made to withstand years of use and abuse while still looking beautiful. However, over time they may start to look dull or scratched from moving around…

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5 Meditation Room Decor Ideas to Help You Get Your Zen On

Meditation Room Decor Ideas

Designing a meditation room in your home is a great way to gain peace of mind. You can create a designated space to relax in and get your zen on! Meditating is no longer only reserved for traditional monks and those who have a passion for the new age lifestyle. Meditation has proven mental and physical…

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This is How to Install Hardwood Floors Over Concrete

Install Hardwood Flooring Over Concrete Slab

When you install hardwood floors, concrete is one of the best bases to work from — there are only a few steps to take. Follow these steps with care to safely complete the installation yourself. Whether you’re planning on renting out your home or looking to increase its value, using concrete as a base is a…

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What is a Janka Hardness Rating and How Important is it?

What is a Janka Rating and How Important is it? #JankaRating

A Janka rating is a hardness estimate given to wood. In hardwood flooring, the score is used to determine the durability of hardwood species that it might be suitable for a home. No matter what species you’re interested in, chances are, it has already undergone the Janka hardness test. Use this guide to understand precisely…

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What you need to Know about Prefinished Hardwood Flooring vs Unfinished

What you need to Know about Prefinished vs Unfinished Hardwood Flooring

For many years, unfinished hardwood flooring was the backbone of this particular niche of the flooring industry. But prefinished hardwood flooring has been rapidly becoming more popular among both residential and commercial customers in recent years. If you’re going to run a tally and go by popularity alone, prefinished selections would probably have the edge…

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Species Profile: Brazilian Walnut (Ipe)

Species Profile: Brazilian Walnut (IPE)

“Ipe” or Brazilian Walnut (Ocotea Porosa) is a favorite hardwood flooring option often seen in higher-end decor. Because of its beauty and durability, it’s a dearly beloved hardwood species. Despite the name, it has no relationship to the true Walnut tree — and, that’s just one fun fact. Now, let’s take a closer look at one…

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What are the Benefits of High-Quality Oak Flooring?

What are the Best Features of High-Quality Oak Flooring?

This is a guest post contributed by Zac Ferry, an experienced writer, blogger, and social media promoter. He provides valuable information which helps readers to get more ideas. Follow him on Google+ and Twitter to see what he shares next. Solid oak flooring is insanely popular because of its durability. It is suitable for all types of…

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5 Grueling Facts You Must Face Before You Invest in Rental Property

5 Grueling Facts You Must Face Before You Invest in Rental Property

Many wise investors realize that rental property is a great way to grow long-term wealth. With the homes being well taken care of, the maintenance of multiple houses is not astronomical, and you make a decent amount of money on a monthly basis from each rental property you own. While this seems like a simple…

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This is How to Choose the Best Hardwood Flooring for any Home

How to Choose the Best Hardwood Flooring for Your Home

So, you’re thinking about retiring your old floors, or you’re moving into a new space, and you’re interested in a natural, easy-to-maintain flooring choice. Of course, hardwood is an excellent pick for many people — it’s easier to clean than carpets and is known to stand the test of time. But, there are so many available…

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