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Terrazzo Hard Surfaces Make Happy Homeowners

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When deciding on floor material, the choices can become overwhelming. There are just so many to choose from! Marble, terrazzo, travertine, limestone, granite, vinyl, ceramic, linoleum, hardwood, carpet, wool, bamboo — just a handful of the variety of flooring materials available to consumers. Though everyone has their tastes and preferences, it seems as though hard surface materials win out. A recent survey shows for example that a whopping 95% of consumers prefer hardwood for common living areas. In the bedroom, 56% of consumers prefer hardwood over carpet. Surveys aside, the purchasing information speaks for itself. In 2010, 39% of flooring material sold for commercial purposes was hard surface, compared to the 25% of soft surface. The following year, more than two out of three floor rep

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Consider Travertine For Your Floors

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All of the features in a house, none are quite as used so much as the floor. Floors are, believe it or not, one of the most important features of a house. Flooring material can make all the difference when deciding buying or selling a house. Though the two main types of flooring, soft material (such as carpet and wool) and hard material (such as hardwood, granite, travertine, and terrazzo), are both excellent choices, hard surface flooring is a bit more popular. In 2011 for example, about 66% of flooring replacement jobs used hard materials rather than soft ones. A year before, more than 39% of the surface materials sold for commercial applications were hard materials, compared to carpet and rugs (25%).

Why is this the case? Well, for starters, hardwood floors can increase a property’s value

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How to Buy a House

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Buying a house can be both exciting, and a little bit intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. Although it is a bit of a tricky process, it is far from impossible. Here’s what you need to do.

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The first thing you’re going to need to do when buying a house is, well, find a home for sale locally that you’ll want to live in. Naturally, you should try looking online. There are a ton of great listing sites out there, but don’t only do that. You should also drive around the area you’d like to live in, Learn more ...

5 Questions That Can Help You Get Better Custom Made Cabinets

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If you’re remodeling your home — particularly your kitchen or bathroom, but really any room — then custom made cabinets are one of the best investments you can make. But how do you choose which company makes those custom made cabinets to ensure you’re getting what you pay for? Here are some questions you can ask prospective cabinetry companies:

  1. How Many Materials Can You Offer?

    The value of custom wood kitchen cabinets leads some people to believe that solid wood is the best choice for all parts of a cabinet. But that’s not always true; the best custom bathroom cabinets, for example, will often be at least partially made of MDF to better withstand the heat and humidity unavoidable in most bathrooms. You should be offered a variety of materials so you get a good balanc

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Why Do Florida Dog Parks Need Solar Power?

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Right now, the best electricians are already installing millions of solar panels for both residential and commercial use. Some companies are taking it one step further, testing out new solar charging stations in public outdoor areas, such as playgrounds and dog parks. St. Petersburg, Florida dog parks are among the first to embrace the new charging stations that run almost entirely off of solar power.

“Five stations, capable of charging cellphones and tablets even on cloudy days, thanks to a battery, are now available, including at Vinoy Park (which has two) as well as Lake Vista and Walter Fuller dog parks,” an April 17 Tampa Bay Times article reports. According to the mayor of St. Petersburg, Ri

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