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Flooring Choices
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


Selecting a floor to enhance your home's appearance, while giving you a great feel, requires you to do your homework. There are several flooring materials to choose from. It all depends on the quality you desire, level of maintenance, the amount of money you are willing to spend, and the overall appearance you are looking for.

• Laminate Floors: Offer you the beautiful, authentic look of hardwood combined with easy care to suit everyone's active lifestyle. Similar to laminate countertops, laminate floors are extremely durable. They are easy to install and can be conveniently placed over nearly any sub floor. Easily maintained.

• Hardwood Floors: Hardwood will never go out of style. They will add to the resale value of your home, but also they offer great benefits such as eliminating trapped dust and pollen that many other floors absorb. You can put your own creativity into hardwood by selecting from a wide range of stains. By adding a rich glow, hardwood floors will compliment any room. However, they do require a certain amount of maintenance.

• Cork Flooring: Cork flooring will cut down on your heating...more

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Bamboo Flooring
Caring For Your Oriental Rug
Cleaning Hardwood Floors
Cork Flooring
Flooring Choices
Glass Block Flooring
Hardwood Flooring Installation
Laminate Flooring
Prefinished vs. Unfinished Wood Flooring
Radiant Floor Heating
Securing Wood Floors
Wood Flooring Options

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Hardwood Flooring Installation
Hardwood floors can be installed almost anywhere in the home. With proper maintenance, hardwood floors can endure heavy traffic, water spills, and other related elements. Aside from maintenance, proper installation also plays a role on the life and beauty of your hardwood

flooring. Hardwood floors can be installed over several different sub floors including concrete, plywood, and existing hardwood. You have the option of installing, sanding and finishing hardwood flooring, or using...more

Caring For Your Oriental Rug
Oriental carpets are a valuable part of many people's homes. Whether they were inherited from the family, specially picked out as a collector's piece, or simply purchased for aesthetic reasons, it is important to take the time to maintain your oriental carpet. Oriental carpets

require unique cleaning and maintenance in order to ensure its longevity. There are several helpful tips that you can follow to ensure your investment. Here are some tips for caring for your oriental carpet...more

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