5 Steps to Protecting Your Hardwood Floor From Disaster

Written by Michael Nelson

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4. Use floor mats in spots where people step onrepparttar hardwood directly after being outside. In addition to protecting against wet or muddy footprints, floor mats will help collect any sharp or abrasive materials stuck inrepparttar 145642 treads of shoes. This step will help prevent accidental scraping or scratching.

5. Use felt pads when moving furniture. Or better yet, liftrepparttar 145643 furniture offrepparttar 145644 ground instead of sliding it across your hardwood floor. If felt pads must be used, please make sure that they are free of any debris. Even if a tiny little object like a staple is under that pad when heavy furniture is set upon it, your floor could receive some serious gouges.

These steps will help ensure that your home retains its value by protecting your hardwood floors against major damage.

Accidents do happen, however, no matter how careful you are. If your floor becomes damaged, contactrepparttar 145645 manufacturer orrepparttar 145646 installer for advice.

Michael Nelson is a freelance author and lifelong carpenter. You can read more about hardwood flooring at http://www.hardwoodflooringspot.info

A Unique History of the Light Bulb

Written by Antigone Arthur

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Thomas Edison Entersrepparttar Light Bulb Scene

Finally Thomas Edison, after thousands of experiments, in 1879 figures out that carbonized paper filament produces a lasting light bulb. Thomas Edison's bulb produced light for almost 15 hours. Thus, he is credited with producingrepparttar 145421 first effective and useful incandescent bulb.

Thomas Edison tried more than 6,000 different plant species before he discoveredrepparttar 145422 one that would work as a proper filament. A few years later a gentleman named Lewis Latimer patented a process that allowed carbon filaments to be manufactured more efficiently. His process extendedrepparttar 145423 life of Edison's carbon filaments, producing an even longer lasting light bulb.

Thomas Edison of course never stopped working onrepparttar 145424 light bulb. After creatingrepparttar 145425 first incandescent light bulb to last, he worked on creatingrepparttar 145426 first useful incandescent lamp. Thankfully many other researchers continued to refine Edison's work. Because of this, there are many different varieties of bulb available today.

Let's take a peak at some ofrepparttar 145427 inventions that followedrepparttar 145428 first incandescent bulb.

New Discoveries in Incandescence

The journey ofrepparttar 145429 light bulb did not stop with Edison. Inrepparttar 145430 early 1900s researchers discovered that tungsten filaments were more efficient for producing long lasting light that carbon ones. Now tungsten isrepparttar 145431 standard for light bulb filaments, even in modern times.

Todayrepparttar 145432 light bulb has evolved into a work of art. There are many different categories of light bulb today, aside fromrepparttar 145433 traditional incandescent. Some ofrepparttar 145434 more popular varieties include:

  • Full spectrum light bulbs
  • Automotive LED bulbs
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Halogen light bulbs
  • Projector light bulbs
  • Tanning bed bulbs
  • Specialty light bulbs

As you can see,repparttar 145435 light bulb has come a long way. Thanks torepparttar 145436 hard efforts of many scientists,repparttar 145437 light bulb has evolved into a complex creation!

About The Author:
Antigone Arthur is a successful freelance writer providing consumers with informative articles on such topics as cheap light bulbs, halogen light bulbs, and projector lamps.

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