I sat down on my couch the other day and realized there was an unsightly white ring on my beautiful coffee table. Clearly someone (most likely me) had set a hot mug of coffee on there which had penetrated the stain. Fortunately, I was able to remove it. But what happens when it’s a deeper stain? Read on to find out!
Northern VA is officially experiencing a heat wave! Looks like spring is behind us and summer is coming in with a bang! And while we appreciate being kept cool and comfortable, especially during hot or humid summer months, we quickly get ‘hot under the collar’ when our air conditioner stops working. What’s worse, it can sometimes be days or even weeks before a repairman can get to us to fix or replace it, depending on what the problem is. By taking extra good care of your unit now you might just prevent problems later. Here are a few tips for extra summer care for your air conditioner. Utilizing them won’t just keep your air conditioner in good working order– it will also help you save money on your next bill!
Well, folks – seems like once again we are spending more and more time at home, staring at our four walls. And that means we start to notice all of the design elements of our homes we want to start changing. A little sprucing up here – a little refresh there….so much to do! So why not start with your floors?! Thanks to indecortrends.com, here are 9 fun new trends in floors for 2022!
The pandemic seemed to bring about all kinds of DIY home projects – from fresh paint to whole renovations, there was no shortage of home improvement projects. One project that seemed to pop up time and time again – painting tile floors! If you’re thinking of getting on this trendy train, read on to see what the process entails and why proper preparation is key!
The DC area saw it’s first major snow of 2022 yesterday. Snow days are fun and all, but the mess it creates in our homes is…well….not fun. Kids coming in from sledding, pets tracking in muddy snow, temperature changes, and all of us bringing salt in from outside puts a lot of stress on our floors. Here are 5 tips to keep your floors looking good!
When you replace your wood floors in your home, you’re often left with a lot of leftover: whether it’s from the floor you’re replacing or leftover from the new floor you just installed, you’re probably wondering what you can do with it! If it’s leftovers from the new floor, we recommend saving that in case you need to replace any planks. But if you’re just itching to use it or you have a bunch of your old flooring in good shape, here are 6 fun DIY ideas to repurpose it thanks to Sawdust Sisters!
At Flooring Experts, a lot of the work we do relates to restoring floors that have been damaged by unfortunate incidents in homes and businesses. Whether floors have been damaged by water or fire, we have solutions to either restore or replace them. But how do you know if your floors have been damaged? Does damage show up differently depending on the type of flooring you have? Read on to find out!
The holiday season is officially in full swing (even though the local radio stations have been blasting holiday tunes since before Thanksgiving!). As we drive around town, we are seeing more and more beautiful light displays. Some people keep it simple, some go all out. Whatever your style is, HGTV has some great light ideas to inspire you!
Today is GivingTuesday, a movement created just 9 short years ago to inspire people to make a difference in the world, both big and small!
Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away! While it can be a fun day if you’re the guest, it can be super stressful if you are the host! Between cooking and cleaning and keeping everyone entertained, it’s downright overwhelming and exhausting! Here are some tips to make the day a bit more stress-free (and safer!
We all want our homes to look like those “perfect” photos we see in magazines. When the holidays come around and it’s your turn to host family and friends, those dreams of home design perfection are even more apparent! Luckily, there are a few easy things you can do without committing to a full on reno!
Winter is coming….and that means more time inside hiding from the cold. Nothing feels as good as curling up on the sofa in front of a warm fire and relaxing. So how do you make sure your living room is up to par?! Our friends at HGTV share 40 tips to make sure your home is a winter haven.
In today’s world, options for flooring are endless. From hardwood to laminate, tile to vinyl and everything in between, there’s no shortage of choices! But each flooring option comes with its own set of unique challenges and limitations. Learning what they are and how to handle them is key to maintaining a long and happy relationship with your floor. Here, we examine some of the issues with laminate flooring and how to solve them!
Basements are a great part of any house – it’s the place where the kids can go wild, you can set up a home theater, your own personal gym may be down there – so many possibilities! So when you need to get some new flooring down there, what do you choose? You need something that can stand up to wear and tear but also something that can handle the different temperatures we often see in this part of the house. Choosing the right flooring for your specific circumstances is important for your health and your wallet.
If you’re like me, you have ceramic tile floors covering a large part of your house. My kitchen and foyer areas are entirely ceramic. After almost 8 years in my house, they are looking nasty – especially in the high traffic areas. So how do I keep them looking clean and sparkly? Luckily, HGTV.com offers some help!
If your home is like most homes, your kitchen is one of the busiest (if not THE busiest) rooms in the house. Lots of traffic in and out, cooking, cleaning and the place EVERYONE seems to gather at parties. So naturally, you want a flooring option that is both beautiful and low maintenance! Seriously – who has time to worry about your floors with everything else going on in your life?! Here we go over some of the lowest-maintenance materials out there!
The luster, or “sheen level” of a floor is determined by how the flooring surface reflects light at a particular angle. The luster is measured with a small device called a gloss meter, which measures the amount of reflected light from the light beamed at a given angle onto the floor. This gives us our “scale;” with “Matte” on one end, (being the least glossy and reflective, and “High gloss” on the other end, (being the most shiny and most reflective of the finishes).
It’s difficult to know everything that goes on below your flooring. Underneath the hardwood, laminate, tile, or carpet lies the subfloor, and it’s a component that only gets attention during a full-scale renovation or a full-blown problem. Even some of the telltale signs are easy to ignore. By the time that the issue becomes apparent, it might be too late for your subfloor.
Buying new floors? Read on for these common mistakes people make when ordering flooring for DIY projects!
Ah, summer in the DMV…it’s hot, humid and sticky! If you’re melting, we have a cure for what ails you – ICE CREAM! Check out the list of the best local ice cream…