I see it time and time again, we went with a cheaper contractor and my project turned out horrible. There are many reasons why customers select a contractor, most of the time its price driven, which is the absolute wrong way to go, other times its a trust factor. You feel comfortable with a contractor and they have been referred and verified online.
In my opinion you should go with the higher priced contractor. I'm sure you are scratching your head right now saying, "That's Crazy" the truth is the higher priced contractor usually is in compliance with all local city and state regulations and probably pays taxes, worker's comp and liability insurance. Lastly, the higher priced contractor pays his employees above average resulting in a happy team which equates to quality workmanship. I understand wanting to get a good price, but just keep this in mind when selecting a contractor for your project. Here at California Flooring Service, we pride ourselves in being an above board company and being fully licensed, bonded and insured.
Going with the cheapest contractor can have its serious consequences. These guys cheat the system by not having worker's comp, or liability insurance or even the proper license. They will also use inferior installation products and cut many corners. You do get what you pay for.
Thanks for reading,
Licensed Tile & Flooring Contractor
When looking for a Hardwood Flooring Contractor in Laguna Niguel or surrounding areas, it is important to check the cslb.ca.gov website for proper licensing and insurance info. I have seen a lot of new flooring companies popping up lately that not only don't have proper insurances but they do not even have a C-15 Flooring License.
California requires that all flooring contractors have a C-15 license, properly bonded and Insured. here at California Flooring Service we have a C-15 Flooring License to do hardwood flooring and other types of flooring and we also carry a C-54 Tile and Stone License. Along with liability insurance and worker's comp.
So, the next time you are vetting a contractor and you are getting a super cheap price, the reason may very well be that they are skirting the system.
Only hire licensed contractors and protect yourself and investment.
Thanks for stopping by.
Jason Ramsay, Licensed Wood Flooring & Tile Contractor and proud member of NTCA.
If you are a concerned consumer and care about what kind of carpet is in your home and your family is living on, then you might want to check out this new hypoallergenic carpet from Mohawk called Air.O
Air.o’s fibers don’t absorb moisture, which helps prevent the growth of allergens and microbes making it hypoallergenic, and that’s nothing to sneeze at. Air.o’s easy to clean and its unique, unified construction provides better airflow, releasing more dust and dirt with each vacuum than with carpet installed with traditional padding. Air.o’s carpet has the padding attached and therefore traditional installation methods for carpet have been revolutionized. No more toxic seaming tape that requires the use of an iron to melt the glue and do the seams.
Air.o’s Inherent stain resistance, superior soil protection, and durable construction make Air.o Unified Soft Flooring the perfect choice for a long-lasting and beautiful floor for your home. Simply put, Air.o is built to last, and Mohawk Carpet as the warranties to back it up. Lastly, Air.o’s carpet fiber is created using advanced polymers. With no latex or harmful VOCs, your hypoallergenic carpet is safe and odor-free.
I really feel this carpet is going to change the way people think about carpet in the home. If hypoallergenic and 0 VOC carpet is something that you may be interested in, then contact me today at (949) 716-6611 to set up an in home or showroom consultation.
Here at California Flooring Service, we specialize in Luxury Vinyl FlooringInstallation(LVF). You will hear it called Luxury Vinyl Planks or LVP as well. Not all are create equal. Now being down at the front line and seeing what products are better than others I can tell you that we are pleased to promote Provenza’s MaxCore LVP 100% Waterproof flooring line, which includes two beautiful floor collections that feature state-of-the-art LVP technology that results in a highly durable, 100% WATERPROOF flooring product that stands up to your lifestyle while also achieving a real wood grain effect.
Provenza MaxCore Waterproof LVP floor collections are durable, scratch, stain and fade resistant, easy to clean and maintain, hypoallergenic and perfect for busy households with pets, children and daily traffic. I would like to point out that in my opinion these types of flooring can still scratch under the right circumstances, but for the most part they are scratch resistant.
Luxury Vinyl Flooringis a product that before installed it is super crucial that the sub floor be prepped perfectly. There is no cutting corners on this aspect. So whoever installs this type of flooring for you, insist upon and also pay a little extra to make sure your sub floor has high spots ground down and low spots filled in with a self leveling underlayment (SLU)
This is Provenza’s Uptown Chic Haute Pepper. I think it’s a really good looking floor. It has a real wood texture with an aluminum oxide ceramic bead technological finish. So when looking for a Luxury Vinyl Flooring, take a look at Provenza’s Uptown Chic and you may find it to be the perfect product for your home. Call me today for a consultation and more info on this product.
When looking for an acoustic performanceoption under your wood flooring there are many different types of underlayments to choose from, from rubber to cork and other synthetics. Choosing the right one can make all the difference. I would like to discuss an amazing new option from Sika Flooring Products called AcouBond System. Here at California Flooring Service this is now what we recommend for superior acoustical performance and even installing solid wood flooring over concrete. This is a game changer!
The Sika®AcouBond®-System incorporates Direct Bond Technology with acoustic performance. The Sika®AcouBond®-System consists of SikaLayer-03, a 1/8” (3 mm) proprietary specially slotted foam mat, and the SikaBond®-T53, unique permanently elastic, super strong, sound dampening adhesive that form a tenacious bond to wood flooring, plywood subfloors, concrete and other common subfloor materials.
Where to Use: Used to bond structurally sound solid and engineered hardwood in new construction and renovations in residential, office, and industrial buildings as well as sales and show rooms. It is commonly used over in-floor radiant heating and on grade cement and gypsum-based slabs. Field testing demonstrates unmatched sound reductions.
Advantages: Independently tested to – IIC 59 and STC 60 | Independently tested to – FIIC 59 and FSTC 59 | Extremely easy to install | Structurally bonds wood flooring to subfloor | SikaBond-T53 bonds solid wood flooring up to 8 in. (18 cm) wide and engineered planks up to14 in. (36 cm) wide directly to concrete substrates | No limitations on maximum wood length | Eliminates the extensive labor of installing cork underlayments | No need for sleepers and plywood over concrete and gypsum-based subfloors | Innovative walk-on work method | Can reduce overall installation costs up to 30% | Suitable for bonding wood floors directly onto old ceramic tiles | Reduces stress on the substrate.
Can you install tile over an existing tile or stone back splash? the answer is YES!
For situations where the stone or tile cannot be removed or that it would cause other problems, we can most of the time go right over it without scarifying the existing material but by using a product called Prim Gripby Mapei.
ECO Prim Gripis a ready-to-use, low-VOC, synthetic resin-based primer with bond-promoting silica aggregates suspended in a dispersion. It enhances the performance and adhesion of mortars to existing ceramics and difficult-to-bond-to substrates. Plus, it improves bonding of self-leveling underlayments (SLUs) and bonds of render coats over cementitious substrates. Suitable for a wide variety of substrates,ECO Prim Gripcombines excellent versatility with an easy, low-odor application.
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Here you can see an example of where we used the Prim Grip:
Speaking with your tile contractor about grout options is a crucial step to prolonging the look and life of your tile installation. Here at California Flooring Service we exclusively use PRISM by Custom Building products. We find this to be one of the best go to grouts for tile and stone.
Prism® Ultimate Performance Groutsets a new standard in cement-based grout technology. Prism’s calcium Aluminate cement based formula offers consistent color with no shading regardless of tile type, temperature or humidity. And it will not effloresce. The rapid setting formula results in high early strength and dense joints for the highest stain resistance in grout joints up to 1/2″. A unique blend of lightweight recycled glass and fine aggregate sand allows for a smooth consistency that is easy to spread and clean.
Regardless if you use California Flooring Service for your next project or not, definitely consider having your contractor use this product to keep your investment looking as beautiful as possible.
Crack isolation membrane’s are a must. Here at California Flooring Service, we always use one. Also known as anti fracture or another favorite of ours is an uncoupling membrane by Schluter-Ditra.
All concrete has cracks or will eventually crack. So if you are going to spend your hard earned money on a beautiful stone or tile, the last thing you want to happen is to have the transference of cracks show through on your tile. I highly recommend you have your flooring contractor install one of the following membranes based upon your subfloor or foundation.
One of the best is the Schluter.
Schluter®-DITRA is a polyethylene membrane with a grid structure of square cavities, each cut back in a dovetail configuration, and an anchoring fleece laminated to the underside. The anchoring fleece is embedded in thin-set mortar to provide a mechanical bond to the substrate. Tile is installed over DITRA using the thin-bed method in such a way that the mortar becomes mechanically anchored in the square, cutback cavities of the matting. Designed specifically for ceramic tile and dimension stone installations, DITRA serves as an uncoupling layer, crack isolation, waterproofing membrane, and vapor management layer that accommodates moisture from beneath the tile covering. Further, DITRA performs all these functions while still providing adequate support/load distribution for the tile covering.
The combination of these four essential functions allows for the successful installation of tile over a wide range of substrates, including plywood/ OSB, concrete, gypsum, heated floors, etc. DITRA is 1/8″ (3 mm) thick, which minimizes tile assembly thickness and reduces transitions to lower surface coverings (e.g., carpet, engineered wood, and vinyl). DITRA allows for ceramic tile application over single-layer plywood or OSB subfloors on joists spaced up to 19.2″ (488 mm) o.c. Uncoupling Tile has been successfully installed for thousands of years by incorporating an uncoupling layer, or forgiving shear interface, within the tile assembly. DITRA provides uncoupling through its open rib structure, which allows for in-plane movement that effectively neutralizes the differential movement stresses between the substrate and the tile, thus eliminating the major cause of cracking and delaminating of the tiled surface.
DITRA provides reliable waterproofing in interior and exterior applications. Its polyethylene composition protects the substrate from moisture penetration, which is particularly important in today’s building environment where most substrates are moisture-sensitive. Vapor management The distinguishing feature of DITRA is the existence of free space created by the configured channels on the underside of the matting. The free space provides a route for excess moisture and vapor to escape from the substrate that could otherwise cause damage to the tile layer above. Thus, DITRA effectively manages moisture beneath the tile covering.
Schluter Uncoupling Crack Isolation
When placed on a solid foundation, columns or pillars can support tremendous loads. The same physical principle applies to DITRA installations. Column-like mortar structures are formed in the cutback cavities of the matting. Loads are transferred from the tile covering through these column-like mortar structures to the substrate. Since the matting is virtually incompressible within the tile assembly, the advantages of uncoupling are achieved without sacrificing point load distribution capabilities. The ability of DITRA installations to support and distribute heavy loads while preserving the integrity of the tiled surface has been verified through extensive laboratory and field testing, including applications exposed to vehicular traffic.
In conclusion there are other types of membranes including another favorite of ours Dragon Skin which is a monolithic membrane, meaning there are no seams and it stretches. Bottom line is insist your flooring contractor in Orange County uses a crack isolation, anti fracture or uncoupling membrane under your tile or stone to prolong the beauty and your investment.
Summary: Epoxy garage floors in Laguna Niguel is just a phone call away. Epoxy garage floors in Laguna Niguel is just a phone call away. We specialize in epoxy floors for garages.Imagine having a beautiful, new Epoxy garage floorinstalled in one day and driving on it the next day. That can be a reality from California Flooring Service. We use Roll on Rock® revolutionary garage floor Epoxy systems. With more than 40,000,000 sq ft sold you can rest assured that you are getting a premium garage floor coating that will look great for years to come.
Call us today for your epoxy garage floor at (949) 716-6611 and we will bring samples to your house. Most epoxy garage floors take only 1 day.
Keep an eye out for deals on carpet installation offered by national chains. In order to gain customers, they will install carpet for cheap prices. This is a great time to have new carpet put into your home, as the cost of labor and installation often can exceed the cost of the actual product.
Installing carpet can be a daunting task if done yourself, or an expensive task if you pay a professional to do it. Fortunately there is an alternative. Much like vinyl floor tiles, there are carpet tiles that exist. These too have adhesive backing that allows you to install them easily, and they look just like real sheet carpeting when installed.
Before investing in new hardwood floors, check with a professional, about looking at the current floors in your home. Sometimes, you may have beautiful, natural hardwood hiding underneath layers of carpet or linoleum, that is just waiting to be refinished. You will wind up with a nicer looking, higher quality floor for less money.
No-Nonsense Advice And Ideas For Home Improvement Projects
Nearly everyone has at least one thing that they would like to see changed about their home. Fortunately, many home improvements are projects that even a novice homeowner can tackle. You can, with a little planning, easily accomplish projects like cabinet refacing, adding decorative molding to walls, windows, doors, or outdoor projects like improving your gutter system. Some things, however, are best left to the pros, especially if they involve electricity or plumbing. This article will help you decide if your home improvement project can be done by yourself, or if you need to call in expert help.
Caulking gaps between drywall is a necessary step in home improvement. Even if you complete a beautiful paint job, if you don’t first completely caulk the gaps between the panels of drywall the room will look unfinished. Unfinished gaps will even show up when you wall paper a room. Caulking is a must, anytime you drywall.
If you have a small, cramped kitchen make sure to choose light colored cabinetry. If you go with dark cabinetry, it will make your kitchen seem even smaller. Choosing a light color, can in fact enhance your sense of space and make your kitchen seem warmer.
Clean out your home every few months by taking a look around and collecting items that you no longer need. It is a great feeling to update your home decor as well as giving unwanted items to charity. Take those things you no longer need and donate them to a local charity or orphanage. This will de-clutter your home and give you space for new items.
As you have read in this article, with just a little planning and some investigation, you can take on basic home improvement projects and make your home a happy, healthy place for your family. By knowing what projects you can do and what projects you should leave to the experts, you can even save a significant amount of money. So pick up that hammer and those nails, and have fun with your next home improvement project!
Using dragon skin anti fracture membrane under your tile or stone can make all the difference in a lasting installation.Installing an anti fracture membrane and waterproofing skin over your sub floor can make all the difference in the world to a lasting tile floor installation.
At California Flooring Service we use Dragon Skin from Siena. Below I will discuss a little bit about the anti fracture/waterproofing product.
Siena Dragon Skin is a premium, ready to use waterproofing and anti-fracture membrane, manufactured with a mixture of latex polymers and other proprietary additives to produce a high quality elastomeric barrier. Dragon Skin is easily applied using a trowel, a roller, paint brush or a sprayer. Dragon Skin is a light purple color when wet, and changes to a dark purple color to indicate when it is dry. Dragon Skin bonds to most surfaces, dries quickly and is ready to flood test in as little as 24 hours. Dragon Skin exceeds the requirements for ANSI A118.10 for waterproofing membranes and ANSI A118.12 for crack isolation. It can be use in residential, commercial, interior and exterior tile and stone installations. IAPMO has listed Siena Dragon Skin for use as a shower pan liner (IAPMO R&T, File # 6892).
Dragon Skin is used on recommended substrates as a barrier to water migration for load bearing thin set tile and stone installation, and as a crack isolation membrane used to prevent shrinkage or on-structural cracks up to 1/8” transmitting from the substrate through to the finished goods. Use polymer modified mortars meeting ANSI A118.4 or A118.11 for tile or stone installation over membrane. So, before having your tile or stone installed ask your contractor about this product. this can really make a difference to promoting the integrity of the installation.
Naturally Aged Wood Flooringis a company in Orange County providing many different types of wood. one series in particular that I love is the Medallion Collection. The Medallion Collection is one of the newest, and best selling collections featuring 20 different styles of 7 ½” French Oak product featuring a sawn, 3MM ware layer with no maintenance required, and a UV polyurethane finish. Lightly wire brushed, with a mixture of colors, and character grades. Another attribute is that this is very reasonably priced. Now days with French Oakbeing very popular, a lot of manufacturer’s are charging an arm and a leg.
Here is a photo of a wood flooring job in Corona Del Mar that we just finished with The Medallion Collection, color: Donar Oak
We just installed this Marazzi wood Look Tile in an Orange County House. The material is 9″ x 36″ and I have to say it looks absolutely amazing. Marazzi tilehas a show room in Anaheim and you can go to the showroom and look at all the beautiful samples they have. When you find something you like, you can purchase the material and when it comes time for installation we will come pick it up the day of.
Marazzi’s Harmony’s modern exotic wood look lets you make your design passion your lifestyle expression. Four dramatically shaded wood effects reign on an extremely flat surface with a strong porcelain core. Harmony looks like wood but performs better – porcelain is impervious and withstands water as well as freezing conditions when most woods cannot.
Priming existing tile to install new tile over it.I get asked time and time again, “Is installing tile over old tile ok?” The answer is no. If you do not want to go through the expense of tile demolition and deal with all the dust and have your project take longer than than you would like, then I have an answer for you. There is a great new product out there, not really new to us flooring contractors but fairly new to the public. It’s a primer by one of my favorite company’s in the flooring industry and it allows us to roll over your existing tile and within 1 hour we can start installing new tile. AMAZING!!
so if you are looking to do a quick bathroom, kitchen, or even complete tile floor remodel,this may be an option worth exploring. Call me today at (949)716-6611 for a FREE over the phone consultation to discuss if this may be the approach needed for your project.
Product: Perfect Carpet For Selling Your Home
Version: Royalty Carpet
Type: 100% Nylon 6
Reviewed by: TheFloorPro on March 7, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars
Perfect Carpet For Selling Your Home In Orange County- Are you selling your home in Orange County, Ca and looking for an inexpensive carpet to put in your home? Well I have the perfect carpet for you.
Perfect Carpet For Selling Your Home In Orange County
Are you selling your home in Orange County, Ca and looking for an inexpensive carpet to put in your home? Well I have the perfect carpet for you. We use a 100% Nylon 6 carpet that we buy in bulk and can offer awesome prices on the carpet, padding and installation. How about $2.99 per square foot for whole package? Well you can’t beat that with a baseball bat. Ha!
So if you are doing a quick flip, or sprucing up a bit to sell or even if you have a rental, I have the perfect carpet solution for you. We will come in and remove all the old carpet and padding, clean the sub-floor and install new fresh 1/2″ 6lb. padding, install the carpet, vacuum it and haul everything away for a finish that is ready for furniture or staging and to achieve the objective in an economical way.
Call me today for the perfect carpet for selling your home in Orange County, Ca. (949)716-6611
You can learn a little more about staging on the link below.
Product: Provenza Heirllom Collection Wood Flooring
Version: The Heirlom Collection
Type: Wire Brushed Hardwood Flooring
Reviewed by: TheFloorPro on February 29, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars
The Heirloom Collection are wire brushed, hand scraped, hand distressed, carbonized and smoked floors with a naturally beautiful UV Cured Oil finish. Heirloom... truly elegant hardwood floors for your home.
European Oak That Will Not Break The Bank!
The latest in wood flooring trends lately is European Oak. While it is a beautiful look, it be quite pricey. There is one particular manufacturer that is making it relatively inexpensive to achieve this look. It is Provenza with the Heirloom Collection. In particular the Dover color. This floor looks amazing after installed. it also comes oiled already from the manufacturer saving you the expense of having to pay the installers to oil your floor after installed. The Heirloom Collection are wire brushed, hand scraped, hand distressed, carbonized and smoked floors with a naturally beautiful UV Cured Oil finish. Heirloom… truly elegant hardwood floors for your home.
So if you are looking for the European Oak look, take a peak at the Provenza Heirloom Collection, you will be happy you did. Call me today for your FREE in home estimate.
Hardwood Flooring can be a relatively simple home improvement project even for a novice homeowner in Orange County, Ca. Focus on putting tile in your kitchen and bathrooms and replace your carpet with hardwood flooring. Home improvement stores have a wealth of information about how to make this process easy for you to complete.
If your home improvement project involves moving appliances or other furniture in your house, make sure to put something down to protect your floors. Particularly if you have existing hardwood flooring, taking out large items can make a big mess and scratch up your flooring. Taking a few minutes to protect your floors can save you a lot of money in the long run.
If you are thinking of changing the flooring or carpet in your home, go with hardwood flooring. Hardwood is much easier to clean that carpet. It is also very strong and durable and looks attractive. Another advantage of hardwood is that it can be refinished from time to time depending on the style, so it can always appear to be brand new!
Are you tired of vinyl and carpeting? Maybe it is time to install those hardwood floors that you know will last a lifetime and beautify your home. Hardwood floors are elegant and tasteful, and they are easy to maintain. Nice hardwood flooring shines and speaks volume about the value of your home.
Well, hopefully the collection of tips were enough to give you a great start on what to do and expect when it comes to improving your own home. This collection was carefully constructed to be an aid in your arsenal so that you can begin to hone your home improvement skills into doing great and safe improvement jobs. If this task seems to large for you to tackle, contact us today at (949)716-6611.
Quickstep Reclaime Collection
Product: QuikStep Reclaimé Laminate Flooring
Type: Laminate Flooring
Reviewed by: TheFloorPro on February 24, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars
SummaryReclaimé is the newest collection of laminate flooring planks from QuickStep. Let the time worn charm of Reclaimé Laminate planks remind you of vintage flooring planks with both its texture and unique appearance.The QuikStep Reclaimé Collection features the visual charm of a time-worn, reclaimed hardwood floor. Choose from planks reminiscent of vintage wood, weathered by time and the elements or planks with “skip-sawn” texturing – nostalgic hallmarks of historic craftsmanship when wood was cut by hand.
Reclaimé is the newest collection of laminate flooring planks from QuickStep. Let the time worn charm of Reclaimé Laminate planks remind you of vintage flooring planks with both its texture and unique appearance.
I absolutely love this laminate flooring and you will too. Contact me today to bring samples to your home.
The Savannah Series is a rectified color body porcelain. This tile is absolutely beautiful and looks amazingly real. It is the synthesis of digital technology applied to aesthetic research. Giving the appearance of visual perfection and the elegance of clean, welcoming ambiances, the Savannah Series reflects the soul of wood with its timeless beauty and silent perfect lines. The Savannah Series is a rectified color body porcelain. This tile is absolutely beautiful and looks amazingly real. It is the synthesis of digital technology applied to aesthetic research. Giving the appearance of visual perfection and the elegance of clean, welcoming ambiances, the Savannah Series reflects the soul of wood with its timeless beauty and silent perfect lines. Because this material is a porcelain product, minimal maintenance is required. Savannah Series is available in three sizes and six colors.
Numerous patterns can be created with the available sizes. When installing rectangular tiles 15 inches or longer with a staggered joint, industry standard is that the offset should not exceed 33%. Piece to piece variation in shade or color are inherent in all fired clay products; therefore, it is recommended to mix tiles from several boxes at a time during installation to achieve the best range of color. When mixing sizes within a series, shade, texture and calibration differences should be expected. This series is suitable for residential and commercial applications.
For proper bonding, medium bed mortar should be used when installing tiles with a dimensional length greater than 15”, and rectangular shape and plank tile, per industry standards. Proper thin-set coverage is also necessary, and in some cases, back buttering of tile may be required.
I cannot say enough good things about this particular tile and look. We have installed thousands of sqft. of this material and it seriously looks AWESOME! I can highly recommend this product and look with 100% confidence that you will love it. You can learn more about it here
Product: Laminate Flooring Lumber Liquidators
Type: Laminate Flooring
Product Author: Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring
Reviewed by: TheFloorPro on February 22, 2016
Rating: 1.5 Stars
SummaryAccording to the newer report, the CDC estimated that the risk of cancer from being exposed to the company's laminate flooring, which contain formaldehyde, was six to 30 cases per 100,000 people.
Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring are Cancerous, CDC Report Finds
Counsel & Heal, on Mon, 22 Feb 2016 06:26:15 -0800
According to the newer report, the CDC estimated that the risk of cancer from being exposed to the company’s laminate flooring, which contain formaldehyde, was six to 30 cases per 100,000 people. The federal agency added that the results are still …
Lumber Liquidators stock plunges as CDC raises cancer risk of flooring
4029tv, on Mon, 22 Feb 2016 06:03:45 -0800
The Centers for Disease Control issued a report on Feb. 18 that raised its estimate of the cancer risk from formaldehyde in some laminate flooring. The CDC says it could result in between 6 and 30 cancer cases per 100,000 people exposed to the flooring.
If you are renovating your kitchen but need to spend less money, consider using laminate flooring. These synthetic options are generally much less expensive than wood, tile, or stone. They are also easier to care for. Many of these products are designed to closely mimic the natural products, so that the difference is only visible on close inspection. Do not settle for inexpensive laminate flooring as this type is normally not regulated and many customers have learned the hard way by buying from companies that import from over seas. Contact a reputable flooring contractor that will insure you get a safe product installed in your home for you and your family.
If you do not like the looks of your hardwood, tile, or even laminate flooring, you may want to install carpeting. It gives a home a comfortable, lived in feeling and is much better for your joints. Just remember to pull it up if you ever move, since no one wants a home with used carpeting.
You could drastically hurt your home if you don’t know what you’re doing regarding repairs and home improvements. Take the tips you have learned here and use them to create a plan for your next home improvement project.
Add Value To Your Home With These Home Improvement Tips
Anyone needs a little advice in home improvement, even if you are a professional. There are just those projects that you may not be 100% sure of, or techniques that you don’t know about. If this is the case, great advice could be just a click away. Start with this article and learn some great tips about home-improvement today.
Fix the leaky faucet in your house. The water wasted from leaks can add up to hundreds of gallons per year, leading to a higher water bill for you and an unnecessary waste of a natural resource. Fixing a leak can be as simple as replacing a washer, so there is no reason not to do this simple improvement for your home.
Avoid making expensive renovations based on personal tastes. Spending $1,000 a tile on your bathroom may seem like a good plan but the odds are if you eventually sell, you will not recoup that money. If the change is not something that can be appreciated by someone other than you, consider doing something different.
A good way to get ideas on home improvement can be to look around in a hardware store. Hardware stores will often have plans that can be used to get new ideas for improving ones home. They will also have the needed materials for whatever project one chooses to take on.
The cost of getting a new roof is often one of the more costly things to fix on a house. Get more than one estimate and don’t forget to look at references. Also be sure to ask them to include a few different material options in their quotes since there are a number of them that are available. Have your contractor help you make a decision.
Take note of the final location of all appliances when you are planning to remodel your kitchen. If you need outlets or gas lines moved or installed, be sure to arrange to have a licensed contractor tackle this job. Don’t forget to have the contractor install a outlet in the cabinet above where the microwave will be housed.
When hiring a licensed contractor to perform a home improvement project on your property, never agree to a repair or home improvement contract that requires full payment before satisfactory completion of all contracted work. If you have already made full payment, it is unlikely that problems with the work quality will be fixed without additional payment or legal action.
Home improvement tips, like the ones in this article, are always going to come in handy when you approach the various situations you will come across in a variety of home-improvement projects. From simple repairs to the home to great and elaborate remodeling projects, learn all you can so you can do your best.
Hard flooring surfaces are allergy sufferer friendly. Allergens like pet dander and dust tend to build up in carpet and even with frequent vacuuming, the allergens can still be there. Those allergens don’t have as many hiding places in hardwood floors. Read More Here
Battling allergies starts in the home
San Antonio Express-News, on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:39:55 -0700
When possible, choose hard-surface floors such as wood or tile, said Dr. Patricia Gomez Dinger, owner of Advanced Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center in San Antonio. “If you have to make a decision between having carpet and not having carpet, not …
Flooring: Given the client’s allergies, the architect passed on carpets and other soft surfaces that attract allergens and pollutants, and opted instead for terrazzo floors – which don’t off-gas – in the kitchen and living areas. The most radical change came in the bedroom, where he replaced old dust-collecting carpets with stylish concrete floors, using a finish called Milestone. “It’s a top coating that allows us to bring in a custom color and has a mottled finish, so it has some depth to it,” he says. “It’s a very interesting floor surface.” More Info Here
From my experience removing the carpet and padding in your home and installing hardwood floors can definitely ease allergies in your family. Customers have reported breathing better and sleeping better after the carpet was removed. Also the carpet can harbor germs and particulates that can cause you to be ill and you never even know. So in my opinion if you have a sensitive body to particulates I would suggest installing hardwood floors.
Product: Hardwood Floors Orange County Showroom
Reviewed by: Jason Ramsay on February 10, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars
Price: $2500.00 - $25000.00
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If you have an older home, you may find that there are hardwood floors underneath any carpeting currently installed. Many homes prior to 1950s were required to have hard wood as their sub-floor. This means that there may be gold in those floorboards. They may need some refinishing, but not having to pay to have them installed would be a huge money saver. If this is not the case, then consider installation of new hardwood floors.
Not every home improvement project has to be a major overhaul or a major expense; there are a number of quick and easy updates you can make at a reasonable cost to add value and appeal to your home. Start with paint. Paint your walls, your cabinets, your trim or your doors. You can even paint your stove or floor tiles with specialty paint designed for that purpose. Increase storage space by installing closet or pantry organizers. Replace boring kitchen cabinet knobs with ones that are unique and decorative.
While you’re at it, do the same with your plain white electrical wall plates. Enhance your new paint job with fresh, bright curtains and sheers. Rent a floor buffer, and buff any existing hardwood floors. A little cash and a dash of creativity can result in some dramatic changes.
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