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5 Solutions for Stairs That Squeak 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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6 Things to Know About Travertine Flooring & Stairs

6 Things to Know About Travertine

If you're considering travertine tile and weighing it against marble and granite, here's what to expect of the stone's appearance, maintenance, and cost.

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How To: Grout Tile Flooring & Stairs

How To: Grout Tile

This part of a tile project can be easily DIYed if you've brushed up on how to tile grout and begin with the right supplies. Get the illustrated guide here.

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The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring 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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5 Things to Know Before Ripping Up Carpet Yourself 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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How To: Polish Wood Floors Flooring & Stairs

How To: Polish Wood Floors

Your hardwood flooring gets a beating every day. Learn how to polish wood floors to give them like-new luster with a few simple steps.

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