Great Ideas For Stair RailingsWritten by Andrew Caxton
Stair railings at home are more than a simple way to get from a floor to another. You design an extension of your personal likes in decoration, with ornamental parts of wood, iron and other material easy to install that will enhance value of your house at same time. If you think that stair railings are one of first things that people see when they come in, you should think as well that, for building a new staircase or just to make an improvement, ask always for advice and good service of a qualified person who will give you some good ideas for.
Currently there is a wide variety of materials to build a stair railing. Long time ago and still today, houses had stairs wood railings, as wood is a nice material to work with. Especially beautiful are which are made of oak wood… with wonderful red colour and knocks that are unmistakable. The star of house will be an oak wood balustrade, without any doubt. If we try to match colour of stairs with wood flooring it will give beauty elegance to our homes. Although it can be a difficult task due to many stair parts that we need to have in account to choose…like balusters, handrails, treads, and ornamental trim pieces. On a staircase first part we notice is railing. It has its important use, one is to provide security for going up and down stairs, and other is to hold up balustrade of staircase. These elements must be kept in mind when staircase is going to have a railing design. Unique, are wood railings. They are charm, grace, and soft, perfect end for your house, improving look of it and of course increasing value of it. They are durable and strong. Wood is choice that never goes out of style.
Hardwood Floors: Beautiful, But a Pain to Keep CleanWritten by Allen Shaw
Hardwood Floors are beautiful to look at and expensive to install. But keeping them clean is not necessarily easiest thing to do. Growing up in a house with hardwood floors, I know how hard it was for my Mom to keep floors shiny, especially with four kids. With two boys and two girls constantly running in and out of house with various forms of “outside world” caked to our shoes, I believe my Mom finally just gave up. If she had followed even basic rules for keeping a hardwood floor clean with four of us tracking Mother Nature in on a daily basis, she wouldn’t have had time for anything else.
Dirt and dust is your hardwood floor’s worst enemy. Though microscopic in size, minute granules scratch your hardwood floor’s finish and over time transforms your mirror-finished floor into a floor more reminiscent of floors of log cabins inhabited long ago by our ancestors. Following are some tips to keep your investment shiny and new for years to come.
Though there are many manufacturers of hardwood floors to choose from, and they all have their own rules for keeping your floor clean and grit-free, there are some basic rules you can follow to keep your floors looking good.
For surface finishes:
Always use manufacturer’s recommended cleaning products. If manufacturer is not known, use a generic cleaning hardwood floor cleaner.
When little Junior spills his soda on a daily basis, wipe it up immediately with a damp cloth.