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What is the Best Floor Covering for Pets?

Debbie Gartner knows her flooring.  Below she has some great articles about flooring for pets. Top pet questions about flooring   Pets are an important part of our family, and choosing flooring that works with your pets is important for…

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Oak Hardwood Flooring For Your Home

Oak hardwood flooring for your home

What are the benefits of Oak Hardwood Flooring for your home in Los Angeles CA? Oak is the most popular species of hardwood flooring here in Los Angeles. If you see hardwood in a home, chances are it’s oak. So,…

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Trends in Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring trends

Hardwood is the preferred type of flooring in Los Angeles. Hardwood floors are beautiful, last a lifetime (and then some), and they are easy to clean and maintain. Those with allergies and asthma especially prefer hardwood flooring, and we are…

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What is Concrete Honeycombing?

What is concrete honeycombing

While Honeycombing of concrete can look like it is being attacked from some sort of creature or chemical, that is rarely the case except in decorative concrete flatwork where the surface has been “released” to reveal the larger aggregate.  This…

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Dark Hardwood Floors

Dark Hardwood Floors

In Los Angeles, dark hardwood flooring is very stylish. Many of my customers love the dark look…they even ask for Ebony. Dark is sleek and stylish and gives your Rhode Island home a sophisticated look. How do you get dark…

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Chrome Traps are they Worth the Money?

Chrome traps, are they worth the money?

I like to think I am a “live and let live” kind of guy—-but some things—-for lack of a better way to put it—-have no redeeming social value! I am talking about your garden variety, Big Orange Toolbox, chrome plumbing traps. …

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Should You Add Carpet Runners to Your Steps?

Carpet Runners for Steps

What are carpet runners? A carpet runner goes on top of your hardwood steps. Unlike wall to wall carpet, carpet runners cover most of the step, but still show the hardwood on either side. They are bound on the sides…

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Is Your Bathroom Fan Working?

Your bathroom fan is making a noise but may not be working

Your bathroom has an exhaust fan. Hopefully. While not required in every instance, in modern construction I think they are essential. For this exercise let’s assume you have one.  How do you know it works?  “Well, I can hear it running,” you…

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Is Laminate Flooring Waterproof?

Is Laminate Flooring Waterproof?

In short, the answer is NO, laminate flooring is NOT waterproof.  There is a common misperception out there that laminate is waterproof, and I believe this is due to the fact that many customers mistakenly confuse vinyl and laminate flooring. Many…

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Have You Washed Your Attic Insulation Lately?

Have you washed your attic insulation lately?

You best hop to it then if you haven’t!  If you do not keep your insulation washed you may be wasting valuable money in extra heating and cooling costs! OK wait a minute. Brain-fart. This is silly—NOBODY washes insulation—what the heck…

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How to Make Your Los Angeles Home Look Larger

Tips on making your Los Angeles home look larger

Making your Los Angeles home look larger – How your flooring can help Here’s how you can leverage the floors to make your home in Los Angeles look larger. 1. Use the same type of flooring material and same color…

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Do you have hardwood underneath your carpet?

Should I Refinish The Hardwood Floors or Replace The Carpet

Is it better to refinish the hardwood or replace the carpet? Do you have hardwood under your carpet?  You may have just found a nice gift.  Consider yourself lucky as you have options and may be able to improve your homes…

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