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  1. Home Decorating
    Does anyone know how to get old glue from asbestos tile that was used to hold carpet down? Since the tile is asbestos it would not be prudent to dislodge any tiles. The carpeting is very old and the glue won't come off the tiles. Eventually, we will cover the asbestos tiles with different...
  2. General Chat
    Do you love it or hate it? We are looking at flooring for our kitchen since it is now going to be coming out due to mother nature's damages in April. We don't know yet if the insurance is going to be covering it or not as we had damaged a large section of the floor ourselves prior to the new...
  3. Green Living
    As I had posted previously, I had found someone who was going to supply me with wood from a torn down barn. I paid $3,500 for 825 sq ft of wood up front (huge mistake, but their references checked out.) Well, this guy and his partner had a falling out, their business is dissolving and both are...
  4. Home Decorating
    I thought I posted this yesterday, but I must have pressed preview instead of submit because I can't find it now. I used to hate laminate flooring and wouldn't even consider it. We had put some down back when it first came out and it looked fake, chipped when things fell on it, and felt like...
  5. Green Living
    Well, I did serious research into green flooring for my basement rec room. Because it's subflooring I was limited - no bamboo or wood. I have pets and so cork was also out - read lots of bad reviews about durability with pets. So that left me with real linoleum...but it was so expensive. Just...
  6. Home Environment
    DH and I are looking for new laminate flooring to finish the main level of the house. We'll be selling the house, hence the laminate. The laminate we have right now is not the best. It has gouges and is cut completely wrong. Whoever installed it before we got to it did a really poor job with...
  7. Question and Answer
    I didn't want to hijack Pips thread (beautiful job btw Pip). Do any of you have hardwood floors in your living room? Do you like it? pro and cons please. How about pets? We have dogs and was wondering if the nails will destroy the floor? thanks
  8. Question and Answer
    DH and I have an opportunity to buy Shaw laminate flooring for 0.99/sq. ft, which is a big deal to me considering we need to replace almost 1,000 sq. ft. of carpeting. My questions are: (a) For those of you who may have hardwood laminate flooring, do you like it? Does it seem durable? (b)...
  9. General Chat
    The house didn't sell this summer/autumn, so we have taken it off the market. Don't know if we will try again in the spring or not. Meanwhile, we are thinking about replacing some flooring and our kitchen countertops. It will probably add to the value, but it is also something we have been...
  10. Home Environment
    I'm sitting here debating the issues. I currently have an off white berber, that is horrible to keep clean. The vacuum is good, but due to the deep textures and grooves, it doesn't vacuum up nice. I pay $250 one to 2 times a year to clean it. Or it looks disgusting. I have a home daycare...
  11. Home Environment
    I know there have been a couple threads about homemade cleaner recipes, but I couldn't find them. I am really looking for a hardwood floor cleaner, I have a good window, and multi-purpose cleaner but I'm really needing something to use on my hardwood floors. I know vinegar would work, but I...
  12. Home Environment
    This has been a VERY busy week. We have had a ton of home improvements done, and frankly, I am exhausted and I need to start cleaning up! We have had our fireplace retiled, it was white and now it is an earthy slate colour. We had a white pillar in our living room that is now a square oak...
  13. new flooring 2006

    I'm a woman with no mechanical skills and put in new flooring myself. The cost of tools to do this was minimal ( laminate install kit and a jigsaw= less than 100 dollars). If I can do it you can too !!! Helps to read the directions, they write them on a 8th grade level... so anyone can understand t
  14. Home Environment
    Murphy's Oil Coupons I'm sick of using 2 different things to clean my floors with. I use vinegar on the bathrooms and kitchen, which is linoleum and ceramic tile, but Murphy's Oil Soap on my living room and hallway, which is bamboo. Can you use the vinegar on the bamboo also? I am also wanting...
  15. Freebies
    Fill in the information below and we will send you a free sample piece of kennel flooring and a brochure at no charge. http://www.yourfencestore.com/kf/brochure_kf.htm
  16. Home Decorating
    Anyone have experience with both? I'd like to hear your reviews of either or both actually. We're looking at both. We have some hardwood under our carpet. So if we go with that we'll have to 1. try to match it 2. sand 3. stain 4. seal it, about 5 times. IF we should go with laminate, it has a...
  17. Home Decorating
    I know the trend in new homes is NOT to put wall to wall carpeting throughout. I love the idea of having a clean floor or an easy to clean floor and as I'm sooooo sick of this old carpet that I have I wanna hear more input on what your flooring is. Do you have wood floors? Do you love/hate...
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