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The Best Types of Flooring to Install In Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2016 at 9:20 AM / by Home Services Expert

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All you know is that you don't want carpeting. After that, you're stumped about which type of flooring is best suited for your next home improvement project. And who could blame you?

A new floor represents an investment in your home, so cost is likely to factor highly in your decision process. So will looks, color and comfort, which must be balanced against practical matters such as the room's function and how much wear and tear the floor will be subjected to on a daily basis. And don't forget maintenance and your own threshold for housekeeping.

Let the Chico flooring specialists at Experts In Your Home walk you through the six most common types of flooring: solid wood, laminate, engineered wood, vinyl, linoleum and ceramic tile:

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Floor Care Tips: How to Properly Clean Wood Floors

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Pick a surface – any surface – and when it gets dirty, it's tempting to turn to the most ubiquitous cleaning agents around: soap and water.

But when that surface is wood – and in particular, a wood floor – anything more than a damp rag or cloth can damage your wood floor. Wood expands when it's wet and so can crack, splinter and warp.

As the flooring specialists at Experts In Your Home knows, you cannot properly clean a wood floor unless you know which type of wood floor you have installed in your home. Then you can clean it with confidence – and ensure that it gives you years of lasting beauty and durability in return.

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Floor Care Tips: How to Keep Wood Floors Looking Like New

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2016 at 12:12 PM / by Home Services Expert

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It's a rare homeowner who doesn't gravitate to the warm and alluring look of hardwood floors. It's also a rare homeowner who doesn't initially harbor the notion that they're difficult to maintain and so is tempted to turn to tile or carpet instead.

It's a paradox, alright: hardwood floors appear sturdy and vulnerable at the same time. But maintaining them and keeping them looking shiny and new is probably far simpler than you think – and so are worth considering as a beautiful and low-maintenance floor in your home.

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