How to Care for Laminate Flooring

Written by E. Timothy Uy

It's hard to damage and easy to care for laminate floors. Here are some tips on how to properly maintain them:

1. Carefully readrepparttar warranty and care instructions provided for your flooring. Follow them as much as you can and refer to them if a problem develops.

2. Ask for post-installation care instructions.You may not be able to moprepparttar 105562 floor for 48 hours or you may be given other care instructions,depending onrepparttar 105563 flooring brand.

3. Don't wet-mop laminate floors, because puddles could seep behind basebords and under your floor, damaging them.Only vacuum and then damp-mop them. 4. Don't ever apply wax or acrylic floor finishes.

5. Use onlyrepparttar 105564 stain-removal products recommended byrepparttar 105565 flooring manufacturer.Typical suggestions in product literature are: acetone, for cigarette burns and nail-polish spills, and mineral spirits for grease and tar.

Start Your Next Home Improvement Project With Tools and Hardware You Buy Online

Written by Craig Whitley

One ofrepparttar mistakes most do-it-yourself homeowners makes during significant home improvement projects is in trying to completerepparttar 100496 job withoutrepparttar 100497 right tools. How many times have you tried to use a flat-head screwdriver instead ofrepparttar 100498 right wood chisel, for example? You getrepparttar 100499 picture, right? All of us are guilty of trying to take shortcuts or save money and opt to inventing what I call "poor-boy" methods and ways to perform a home improvement task usingrepparttar 100500 wrong tool.

It's not that we don't know better. For we almost always know when we're not working withrepparttar 100501 right tools. But, we either can't affordrepparttar 100502 right tool atrepparttar 100503 time, or we're in a hurry and don't want to takerepparttar 100504 time that it takes to run to Home Depot, Lowe's orrepparttar 100505 local hardware store to buyrepparttar 100506 correct tool to dorepparttar 100507 job.

This is particularlyrepparttar 100508 cases when we're being asked to do what I call "honey-do" projects. You know what I'm talking about, right? That's when your spouse (notice I didn't say wife) is sweet to you for no apparent reason and after buttering you up tells you (notice I didn't say "asks you")"Honey, this weekend when you have some time I would like for you to do [insert task here] for me." Then before you can respond you hear, "Oh, and while you're at it honey can you also do [task 2], and [task 3] and [task 4] and ......." You getrepparttar 100509 picture -- that's what I can "honey do projects" and almost all of them will require tools to perform.

Notice to that honey-do projects aroundrepparttar 100510 house never come one at a time, they usually come in bunches. And if you’re not willing to create a check-off list to noterepparttar 100511 ones you've completed, trust me, you spouse will gladly createrepparttar 100512 check-off list for you. In fact, my spouse typically gives a hug, a kiss, a nibble onrepparttar 100513 ear -- then slidesrepparttar 100514 check-off list in my shirt pocket and says "Honey, here's a short list of just a few things I would like for you to do aroundrepparttar 100515 house this weekend." That list usually laps around torepparttar 100516 backside ofrepparttar 100517 page.

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