2015

How To Choose Outdoor Tile For Your Porch Or Patio

Tile made from porcelain, ceramic, concrete or natural stone can be a great addition to any space thanks to its natural strength and durability, low maintenance and versatility. These features also make tile a solid choice for outdoor spaces, such as porches, patios and other areas designed for outdoor living. Of course, not every indoor tile will work outdoors, and choosing the wrong tile could mean ugly cracks and stains as well as dangerously slippery surfaces for family and visitors.

5 Steps To Achieving A Distressed Look On Your Wooden Floors

So, you love the look of old, distressed wood floors, but your home's wood floors are anything but worn and distressed. Does this mean that, in order to achieve that rustic look, you need to replace your flooring entirely? Not necessarily! With the right tools and technique (along with a weekend of your time), you can transform your existing wooden floors to achieve that aged, distressed look that you love. Just follow some simple steps.

Your Guide To Remedying Stains On Your Wood Floor

If you have a beautiful hardwood floor, finding a stain on the finish can be horror-inducing. Will your floor need refinished? Will the section need to be replaced? Can the stain be removed? Fortunately, stains on your floor might not be expensive or permanent. Knowing what caused the stain and how serious it is can help you to know what remedy is needed to restore your floor.  White Stains Or Rings

4 Ways To Protect Your Flooring From Scratches And Scuffs

If you're installing nice, shiny, smooth laminate flooring, you must take steps now to protect the surface from scratches and scuffs. Do not wait until the first problem appears. If you let scratches or scuffs form, then any water-resistant layer on the flooring (if that's the type you've gotten) will be breached. Spills and even small droplets can soak into the core of the board and cause warping or mildew. Full-on protection now can save you a lot of trouble later.

Breaking Down 3 Kinds Of Hardwood Flooring For Your Home

If you are considering having hardwood flooring installed in your home, you will quickly realize that there are different options available to you. The main three options you will find are modular planks, hardwood tiles, and custom hardwood, all of which have their own advantages and disadvantages. By understanding the differences, you can select the type of hardwood flooring that will work best in your own home. Modular Planks A common product sold at your local home improvement warehouse is modular planks.