Category Flooring & Stairs

Flooring & Stairs

5 Solutions for Stairs That Squeak

You've seen it-and heard it-in so many scary movies: a stair creaks in the night, startling the homeowner into nervous wakefulness. But in reality, creaky stairs are a common and usually merely annoying problem. The basic cause is generally wear-and-tear on the wooden staircase components causing one wooden section to rub against another or against…
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Flooring & Stairs

The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is the most popular form of resilient flooring (a category that also includes linoleum and cork) because it's low-maintenance, water-resistant, cost-effective, and long-lasting. It also has the perfect balance of firmness and “give,” meaning it springs a bit when you walk on it for a comfortable feel underfoot. And thanks to recent technological advances,…
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Flooring & Stairs

5 Things to Know Before Ripping Up Carpet Yourself

Carpeting brings wall-to-wall softness and warmth to a room, both visually and physically. But over time, its attractive pile can begin to show signs of wear from heavy traffic, stains, and even steam cleanings. Nothing dates a home more quickly than dingy or stained carpeting, so if that spilled soft drink was the last straw, you may…
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