American Walnut Flooring
Flooring & Lighting

American Walnut Flooring

It doesn’t matter that it’s one of the most durable and loveliest wood plank flooring species there is. Such characteristics may win it a spot in people’s favorite flooring materials, but they can’t prevent American walnut flooring from squeaking. Squeaking floors can be attributed to the incorrect choice of adhesive, use of poor-quality subflooring, improper installation, and prolonged exposure to extreme weather conditions. Of all the possible causes mentioned above, the last could be your greatest opponent. In many cases, it may even be invincible since there’s nothing you can…

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Discount Tiffany Lamps
Flooring & Lighting

Discount Tiffany Lamps

Thought to be included in the movement known as Art Nouveau, Tiffany lamps were a conduit through which the artistic beauty of Tiffany Studios could be made accessible to a larger, less wealthy audience. Already recognized for creating stunningly intricate windows, Louis C Tiffany was responsible for inventing and patenting favrile glass. Taken from the French word fabrile, favrile glass refers to a handmade product and describes a type of iridescent glass made when multiple colors of glass are combined when the glass remains hot. The unusual method produces vividly…

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Brass Arc Floor Lamp for Your Home
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Brass Arc Floor Lamp for Your Home

Brass has a long history that can be traced back to antiquity. It is produced by combining copper and zinc and it is similar to bronze in the sense that bronze also uses copper as its base metal. Bronze is usually a combination of other materials like arsenic, phosphorus, and aluminum and copper whereas brass only contains the two mentioned metals. Since ancient times there has been a variety of uses for brass. Because of its attractive color that in some ways resembles that of gold it has been used…

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How to Use Wool Carpet Dye
Flooring & Lighting

How to Use Wool Carpet Dye

At some point when you own a home you’re going to redecorate to accommodate changing tastes. Typically you will be replacing worn-out items like wallpaper or old carpeting. Replacing carpet can be prohibitively expensive. It makes perfect sense to dye your carpet, instead of replacing it, especially if it is in good condition. If you have a wool carpet or a wool-polyester blend, you’re in luck. Wool absorbs dyes much easier than synthetic fibers. It will also be fairly colorfast once it’s dry. Carpet dye, unlike clothing dye and other…

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Tips for Carpet Care in Chicago
Flooring & Lighting

Tips for Carpet Care in Chicago

Carpet in Chicago is almost a necessity. It’s insulting! The temperature of your flooring in Chicago doesn’t feel so nice against your bare feet when it’s 20 below and the Windy City is living up to its name. The first rule to keeping out the dirt is catching it at the door. If you can get your family or convince yourself to take your shoes off at the door, this will be a huge help. If you are unable to accomplish this, you can at least put an entrance rug…

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Travertine Floor Designs
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Travertine Floor Designs

There are so many colors that you can choose from when you have plans of installing a travertine floor in your home. Some people have a lot of difficulty in deciding which color they want for their room’s flooring and they need some help and advice to come up with a decision. The most important point is to make sure that everything inside the room blends well together if you want your home to become as wonderful looking as possible. If you spend some of your time to learn how…

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