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Art & Home: Barry Underwood

Art & Home: Barry Underwood

Contemporary Artist: Barry Underwood This week for Art & Home, I wanted to switch it up a bit and go with a contemporary artist. But I wanted to make it even more special for me, so I picked contemporary photography, an art medium that is close to my heart. A few years back, when I was still in school studying photography, I visited …

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How Should I Prepare for my Vinyl Flooring Installation?

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Dear Ben, Congratulations on getting your new flooring! It’s always exciting when you’re on the verge of making a major update to your home. You’re smart to wait before jumping in blindly. Preparation is key in flooring projects! Here are a few important items to look for before you begin the installation process. Holes or Cracks in Your Subfloor Your …

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What we ask when you shop for floors

Embarking on your first flooring project and don’t know where to start? You’re not alone! Many customers come into our showroom and have no idea what questions to ask or where to start. With over 400 floors to view in our showroom and even more online, it can be overwhelming! What We Ask You Sometimes customers are overwhelmed by the selection that …

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Types of Moldings for Laminate Flooring Installation

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Dear Al, Your moldings are the last step in your flooring project. These are the finishing pieces that make your floors look complete. They’re also vital to the comfort and safety of your floors. There are many types of moldings you can choose from. Each serves a distinct purpose. Base Shoe Molding. This molding covers the space between the wall …

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What is Angle-Angle Laminate Installation?

Angle-angle laminate installation is one of the most easy and DIY friendly installation methods available. When purchasing a laminate floor, be sure to pay close attention to the type of installation mentioned by the manufacturer. Using the wrong tools or improper installation technique can damage your new floors! Do I Install Angle-Angle Like Other Laminate Floors? Yes and no. Angle-angle installation works with …

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Is there a special installation process for laminate flooring in bathrooms?

How to install laminate flooring in bathrooms is a common dilemma for homeowners. Provided you take certain precautions, laminate flooring can be used and will look great in bathrooms. As long as you follow the precautions below, you should have a beautiful floor that will last for years! Use A Square Edge Design In general, it is recommended that a square edge …

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Your Guide to Installing Laminate Flooring On an Uneven Subfloor

Your guide to installing laminate flooring on an uneven subfloor requires you to pay attention to a few key aspects. Follow the tips below and your installation should go smoothly! How Level Is Your Subfloor? Most manufacturers require you to have it level to within ¼” over 10 ft. This is to insure the integrity of the floor and will …

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How to Determine The Direction To Install My Laminate Flooring

If you are making your laminate flooring a DIY project, you might wonder what is the right direction to install my laminate flooring? When deciding the direction to install  laminate flooring, you have to consider your space, lighting and decor. The best way to decide is to lay out the floor and visualize what looks best. Here are a few …

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Should I Get Floating or Glue Down Flooring?

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Dear Erica, For years, glue down or nail down flooring was the only way to install floors. For some types of flooring, such as carpet, this is still true. Without glue or nails, it’s normal to wonder how the floor will remain secured to the subfloor and free of movement under your feet. Glue Down Floors Traditionally, glue down floors …

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