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  1. Question and Answer
    We are buying a real fixer upper home (closing is on Monday). For the most part after a good scrubbing and putting in a new fridge and stove it will be liveable and we will move in. We will be fixing it up as we save up money. What we have saved now will be going towards a new fridge, stove...
  2. Question and Answer
    I've tried EVERYTHING!!! Vinegar, water, ammonia, glass cleaner, Bona, special laminate floor cleaner....the list goes on! Still I have streaky floors! It almost looks like an oily film. I had to give up my hardwood because we kept getting flooded and the laminate is much easier to...
  3. Question and Answer
    I have had carpet in my bedrooms, family room and livingroom. I am seriously considering getting hardwood floors in all of my bedrooms. I would like to know your pros and cons of keeping each clean Thanks
  4. Green Living
    I'm moving on to my next flooring project - getting rid of very old carpet upstairs and putting in wood floors. I found a guy on craigslist who tears down barns and sells the 100 year old wood which is in good condition but has great character. It's about $3.50 square foot - depending on how...
  5. Home Environment
    I just moved to my new flat and I can tell the hardwood floors are dirty. I know they're unfinished because I put some drops of water in a corner and they didn't bead, they just soaked right in. I plan to sweep and vacuum frequently and have a no shoes policy, but I'd really like to give them...
  6. Question and Answer
    If so, do you have any hints for cleaning them? We're going to redo the verathane this summer, but not now! So there's areas (some of them very large) that are unfinished and dirty. The best product I know is Superclean, which works, but makes my nose go nuts when I'm using it. Afterwards, I'm...
  7. Home Decorating
    Has anyone painted their concrete floors? I'm thinking of doing this in DS10's room. He has carpet, and I was thinking I could pull that up, and paint the floor a neutral color and decorate with his same rug. The carpet is nasty because he was a very sick child and threw up a lot when he was...
  8. Question and Answer
    i just threw away a big carpet remant and under it looks like it was really wet..the dog had some accidents more than i thought i guess..anything i can do frugally to fix the floor? thanks
  9. DIY
    We're thinking of staining our concrete slab. Anyone have advice or experience with this?? Thanks, Becky
  10. General Chat
    We have wood floors all through our home and they need to be refinished.I would like to put it off till next summer.Has anyone used those do it yourself kits for wood floors that are suppose to take out small scratches and scuff marks.A kit cost 20 $ at Wal mart and I was thinking of maybe using...
  11. Freebies
    http://www.laminatesfloorscheap.com/products/index.php?a=freeSample Listed below are all the Laminate Flooring Products that we carry. More pricing detail can be found by clicking the the 'more detail' link next to the price display. Additional product pictures can be accessed by clicking the...
  12. DIY
    I just got the estimate to redo my hardwood floors. The estimate is $1700. I know the floors will look great but I just can't see myself paying someone $1700 if I can do the work myself. I have a neighbor who is constantly saying I would not be able to do it because I am not strong enough...
  13. Home Environment
    I have marble floors in the living room/dining area and down the hallway. All I've been told is to just use water to clean them. But that looks awful! It leaves streaks and spots that look almost as bad as anything that could spill and dry. I had my parents back in the States check on anything...
  14. Home Environment
    Hi, I am having a bit of a hard time cleaning my floors. They are Pergo and I read that water with a cup of vinegar would work. Well they do not look good at all. Is there anything I can use to clean them? I tried wood cleaner but that did not work either. Any ideas? Thanks. Kiara
  15. Home Environment
    I sit down in my lazy chair after a long day of cleaning, painting or some other, equally strenuous activity and see dust bunnies hiding under the grandfather clock! Or I walk through the living room on my way out the door to paint or clean somewhere else and since I've opened the blinds it's...
  16. Home Environment
    Do you get down on your hands and knees, use a sponge mop, use an old-fashioned type of mop (Can't think of what it's called...the kind that has all the string things that make up the mop), or a Swiffer type floor cleaner? Right now, I'm just using a Swiffer wet cloth, but with the new foyer...
  17. Home Environment
    Now if I'd read that a few years back, I'd consider myself certifiable but I found a few things that helped me get a good shine and maintain it without a whole lot of thought or effort. It's amazing when you learn how to do something well, and easily ---it becomes a joy. Half the time I think...
  18. Home Environment
    to clean them. I'm iso a regular cleaner. I've heard of using vinegar and water, but I'm not sure I like the idea of water on wood. I don't see a super shiny finish on these floors, so I am not sure what type of protection seal there is. They are in good condition though. I don't care if they...
  19. Home Decorating
    We have a lot of hardwood throughout our house, and while I really prefer the look of it, I sometimes wonder if just vacuuming carpeting is easier. Of course it is easier to change the look when you have hardwood since you can just change a throw/accent rug for a new look. Plus, it's a great...
  20. General Chat
    If company comes, can they eat off yours? Not mine, I hate scrubbing floors and always wait until the very last to do them. Yours?
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