How to tell what kind of floor you have

January 24, 2012 by · Comments Off on How to tell what kind of floor you have 

You bought a house with wood floors but you are not sure what the make of the floor is. Either the seller didn’t have the information or you forgot to ask. Now you are faced with the issue of how to care for your floor. If you don’t know how to clean your floor, here are some guidelines.

It is how your wood floor is treated, not the wood, important. Some rare occasion you may have an untreated wood floor.

Most of our wood floors are surface sealed. These types of floors are resistant to stain and water damage. If you know that the floor was put in recently, most probably you have this type of floor. Simply sweep and mop.

Another more common type of floor is penetrating or oil treated. Wood has been soaked in oil. You need to care for these types of floors more than the previous. After you sweep, clean and mop use a wax to protect and shine the floor.

You may have a wood floor that is varnished, shellacked, lacquered or simply a wood floor. You need to sweep and wax these floors.

Your Filter Depot

January 22, 2012 by · Comments Off on Your Filter Depot 

Are you looking for a humidifier filters replacement?  Look no further than Your Filter Depot.  Youfilterdepot.com carries a large selection of brand name replacement filters for a variety of humidifier units, including Holmes, Skuttle, Carrier, and many others.  You can search for whatever it is that you need by selecting from the list of categories, or by simply searching the model or part number using the website’s search box.  All of these filters are available at unbeatably low prices, and some are even offered in twin packs, making it easier for you to stock up for your future filter needs.

If you need to eliminate dry air from a room in your home or place of business, you need a Space Gard filter.  Replacement filters and other parts for Space Gard and Aprilaire are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Filters may need to be replaced on a regular basis, every few months or so, so thankfully you have Your Filter Depot available, where you can order replacement filters at extremely low prices whenever you need them.

If you are looking for filters for humidifier units, you have the option to choose from a large number of trusted brands, including Bemis, Sunbeam, Air King and American Standard.  These filters need to be replaced about every six months, so you need a website that is easy to use whenever you need these replacements.  Simply choose from the list of brand names, and then pick the product that best suits your needs.

Do You Want a Heated Floor?

January 21, 2012 by · Comments Off on Do You Want a Heated Floor? 

If you are interested in increasing the value of your home, have you considered putting in a heated floor?  Thought it may not sound very practical, considering under floor heating has benefits that you may never have imagined.  Most people don’t realize that this type of thing could be appealing, but if you have ever walked around a wooden floor during the winter time in bare feet, then you will immediately understand the appeal of having radiant floor heat.  So if you make the decision to consider floor heating, the first step that you have to do is research companies that install the heating, and make a decision as to which company to go with.  If there are multiple companies, then you may want to contact several of them to get quotes, so that you can make sure that you are getting the best deal for your money.  Once you get the best deal, then it’s time to have the company evaluate your house to make sure that your house has the ability to have heated flooring installed, as some homes are better equipped to receive these installations than others.  Once your home has been evaluated, then it’s time for you to pay for the changes and sit back and watch as the company you have chosen turns your floor from ice cold hardwood, to nice warm hardwood, with a few heating coils and some hard work.  And to top it all off, you’ve also increased the value of your home as well!

Why to Basement Finishing Chicago?

January 20, 2012 by · Comments Off on Why to Basement Finishing Chicago? 

Posted by: Chicago Remodeling Solutions

If your family has grown, or you have a teenager who wants their own room then basement finishing Chicago might be a solution to the problem, without having to resort to the hassle of putting one’s current home on the market and selling. The housing market is a tough one for sellers in many areas, and one wouldn’t want to lose money by selling in this situation. But if you need the space then finishing the basement of your home makes perfect sense.

Making the decision to repair or replace one’s roof can be intimidating, but the right roofing company in Chicago can make the process easier. The right people for the job will give accurate, time, materials and pricing information from the beginning of a project. That way one is not inconvenienced or paying more then what was expected. Since a roof is a larger project the associated costs can be rather high, but when the roof is leaking one must just bite the bullet and pay for the repairs or a replacement to avoid further damage to one’s home.

I would not know where to even find the right concrete repair Chicago, but if one’s driveway needs repair or if a concrete slab is needed for a building project then one must start the search. There are a few options out there and asking for a referral from your regular contractor might be a great place to start since they have more experience in this area then the typical home owner does.

Are You Interested in Wicker Furniture?

January 15, 2012 by · Comments Off on Are You Interested in Wicker Furniture? 

If you are interested in getting something to really spice up your life, then it’s time to consider come wicker furniture.  There are plenty of ways to incorporate wicker furniture, and wicker items into your home, so you really only need to look at your home, and make some design decisions.  If you are worried about being able to incorporate wicker into your home, you should search wicker designs and items and see all of the wonderful things that you could purchase, because there are so many products containing wicker that you will definitely be able to find something that you like. 

Whether or not you are interested in getting wicker bedroom furniture, or some outdoor resin wicker patio furniture, there is some wicker for literally everyone that wants to look for wicker furniture.  And don’t worry if you are not sure that wicker is right for your home, because you don’t have to do the entire house with wicker, but I’m sure that there are a few places in your house that you look great with a little touch of wicker – like a set of bowls for the kitchen, or a table and a set of chairs. 

Some people love wicker for a sun room sitting chairs or a couch, and some enjoy it outside, on a patio, or deck, or in a garden.  There are even sets of bedroom furniture that have wicker incorporated into them, like end tables, and bed frames.

Why use General Contractors Los Angeles on your project?

January 14, 2012 by · Comments Off on Why use General Contractors Los Angeles on your project? 

When considering undergoing major works on your home, it is important to get it right first time and to do the best job possible, which may mean employing General Contractors Los Angeles to get the job done properly. There are many dangers that can come from attempting to complete a task such as this on your own if you do not have any previous experience. Saving money attempting a DIY job can be fatal and end up costing more in the long run.

Getting a professional Home Improvement Los Angeles team in, to carry out the work will leave you feeling confident and happy that the job will be completed on time and will look great. There is nothing worse than looking at a construction job that has been completed by an amateur, which looks unprofessional and may not even be safe. The actual building work is just one aspect, the planning and design are also of equal importance to a project, and this requires a lot of specialist knowledge.

Conducting a Los Angeles Home Remodeling is a big investment for anyone, and you do not want to see your money being wasted by poor workmanship and bad planning of your finances. The people that do this as a full time job really can take the project to the next level and provide you with something that you can be proud of, and can appreciate for many years to come. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that it is a great idea to do this type of thing alone.

Tips On Caring For Your Wicker Patio Furniture

January 13, 2012 by · Comments Off on Tips On Caring For Your Wicker Patio Furniture 

Caring for wicker patio furniture makes it last longer and retain its attractive look for longer. Patio furniture is exposed to the elements and can deteriorate very fast if not properly handled. The effects of water and sunshine take toll on furniture over the years but this can be managed. Placing furniture outside makes for very good relaxed setting. However, the sun will soon beat down on it and the rain will tear it to tatters. Some wicker furniture from endurable material like plastic can last longer in outdoor conditions while seagrass furniture will wear out very fast.

Seagrass furniture should especially be handled very carefully. It is advisable not to opt for seagrass furniture for outdoors. However, if placed outdoors, it should not be exposed to sunshine and rain. The seagrass rots very fast and becomes very weak. If placed outdoors, it should be covered when not in use, or taken indoors. This shields it from the elements and it can last longer and retain its color for longer.

Apart from the elements of nature, pests can be very harmful to furniture. Furniture that is placed outdoors could be attacked and weakened by pests such as termites. Even furniture indoors like sunroom furniture could be vulnerable to attacks from rats, termites and wasps. This can be prevented by spraying pesticides. Mould and fungi can also attack furniture if it is in damp conditions. This can be solved by keeping rooms dry. Caring for furniture starts by very simple steps.

Tea Towels and Room Décor

January 12, 2012 by · Comments Off on Tea Towels and Room Décor 

Tea towels make excellent gifts. Aside from being all-around handy in the kitchen, they can liven up the room by injecting a little color. Lamont tea towels, for example, come in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles, and are affordable. Their 100% cotton waffle weave tea towels are on sale for £2.75, 15% off the normal price. Or there’s the poli-dry fruit tea towel, a charming accent to any kitchen, available for £4.11, also 15% of the normal price.

In terms of the combination of aesthetics and practicality, the same can—and should—be said of your bedding. If you’re looking for new bed linens, consider Egyptian cotton bedding. Crafted from some of the world’s finest cotton, these linens are soft, cozy, sensuous, and elegant. The thread count usually ranges from 400 to 1000, and the linens themselves are often available in a variety of colors, though softer tones and pastels tend to accentuate their texture the best. Most are machine washable and can tumble dry, though because of their 100% cotton constancy some people prefer to hang dry them.

And if you’re going to get new linens, why not at least take a look at new curtains. For many folks, finding the right set of curtains can be tricky; there are so many options, and whichever you choose can have an enormous impact on the room’s aesthetic appeal. However, once you’ve figured out which type of curtains to go with, the room makeover usually completes itself.

Have You Ever Thought About Frameless Glass Pool Fence?

January 11, 2012 by · Comments Off on Have You Ever Thought About Frameless Glass Pool Fence? 

If you are the owner of a decent looking pool, then maybe it’s time to take into consideration something that would make your decent pool look just a little bit better – something like semi frameless glass fencing.  You could make something that looks decent into something that looks amazing by simply adding a touch of class or ideas of brilliance, and one of those would be a frameless glass pool fence.  Those who are considering some type of touch up work for their pool; they should also be considering frameless glass balustrades, among other things.  There are so many great things that you can do to an outside sitting area, specifically one with a pool, a fence of glass, or a type of special tiling, not to mention that you can change the furniture, as well as almost every feature of the pool area.  There are even things that you can do to change the appearance of the pool itself, by changing the material of the bottom of it – there are pools that have concrete, some with tile, and some with natural rock.  I have even seen pools that are shaped like certain objects, specifically a liberty bell, and variations of the typical square, oval, and circular pools that are seen so frequently.  If you are interested in making some changes so that your pool will stand out, then consider making some of the changes above, because those are sure to attract attention.