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What to Ask Before Choosing a Hardwood Floor
We give you the details on cost, installation, wood varieties and more to help you pick the right hardwood flooring
"hardwood floors. Easy enough, right? Pick a wood and be done with it. Not so fast... hardwood floor your home can accommodate, and what will look best with your existing... hardwood floor: thick, solid planks of wood. Engineered wood is made of a veneer layer... of the floor you're working with pretty much will dictate what kind of wood you can... grade and radiant heat floors, wider boards with oil finish, commercial or residential..."
Houzz Tour: See a Maine House With a $240 Annual Energy Bill
Airtight and powered by the sun, this energy-efficient home in a cold-winter climate is an architectural feat
"harnessing heat gained from sunshine. Pratt’s house, designed and built by his colleagues... a wood floor. Need to reread to see if the floor is radiant heat, think not. Another... slab. The heat collection was superb, felt like radiant floor heating (for many less... heating indirectly. There is no radiant in-floor heat in the home; the only space... a home heating system that uses solar-heated water. Not a system that just heats..."
Brick Floors: Could This Durable Material Work for Your House?
You love the old-world look, but will you like the feel of it underfoot? Learn the pros and cons of interior brick flooring
"stage of floor coverings. If you're considering brick floors for your home, keep these... brick floors — they imbue a home with a storied, old-world feel and emit a sense... brick floor. We have radiant heat running under it. In the high traffic areas, they... brick flooring. I love to use brick flooring in high traffic areas because they are... brick floors? We have brick floors in our home in Louisiana. It's a great non-tile..."
The Case for Linoleum and Vinyl Floors
"resilient floors may be the choice for you... resilient flooring, or sheet goods. Resilient flooring's a better term because not all... While no flooring material is perfect, resilient floors have been a popular choice since... resilient flooring is enjoying a resurgence. According to the great people at Floor Covering... the only flooring category enjoying a growing market share. Resilient flooring products... in this flooring series, I've discussed a variety of ceramic tile, plank wood, engineered..."
Designer Confessions: Torn Between Wood Floors
"a wood floor color. Most people inherit the floors that come with the homes they buy... a wood floor, too. I seriously considered painted white floors, and as much as I want... existing wood floors to maintain the flow and integrity of the home. But what to do when... and the floors, the dog is going to win. So while my clients are debating between... herringbone floors and possibly adding a little bit of stain to bring out the variation..."
Kitchen Flooring 101: Find Your Material Match
"Floors take a beating under the best of circumstances, but nowhere more so than in... kitchen floor that can withstand constant traffic and make the style statement you... popular flooring materials. Which one's right for you? More: Guide to a Kitchen Remodel... the in floor radiant heat. So, we will do cork in our house and polish the original... hardwood floor. One product that we use is Woodwise. We have old, red brick floors...."
Drama’s Afoot With Striking Black Floors
"Drench your floors in black for a memorable interior scene... black floor is timeless. Whether you prefer solid, boldly patterned or partnered... black floor haters. I put in black bamboo floors and own four pets. The floors are... granite floors in my bathroom with radiant heating and love. If you clean them with... kitchen floor. I run a rechargeable floor vacuum over it once a day. Maybe twice because... which floor showed the most dirt, but in the end, black floors won. I would still..."
Contractor Tips: Smooth Moves for Hardwood Floors
Dreaming of gorgeous, natural wood floors? Consider these professional pointers before you lay the first plank
"natural wood floors? Consider these professional pointers before you lay the first plank... hardwood floors, you probably wish it did. Wood makes great flooring. It's beautiful... the same floors people are now refinishing), and I seem to remember wall-to-wall carpeting... hardwood floors have almost always been in style for the last couple hundred years,... existing floors, read on for some insight from a contractor that will help you get the..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on a Montana Log House
"harness heat from radiant floor heating and several wood-burning fireplaces.... central heat,” he says. When his client’s initial shock wore off, Andersson got to... use in floor heating and fireplaces. I never would have thought of that!? I actually... about radiant heat without a ventilation system to circulate air....how's the indoor... wood heat as back up but use hydronic underfloor in slab, and under main floor powered..."
AIASF Marin Home Tour: The Hillside House
"water, radiant floor heating, solar electric by Solar City, fresh air intake and exhaust... energy to heat, cool, or light it unless we are using it. The house appears to be large... Walnut flooring, high fly ash content in all concrete, home automation system that... power/heat it when not in use. But most importantly the creative use of materials..."
11 Reasons to Love Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Again
"or tile floors can be downright uncozy. Bruised knees aside, there are plenty of reasons... Hardwood floors. All. The. Way. I don't think hardwood flooring is more expensive. You... hardwood floors. You have the cost of the wood floors, PLUS the cost of rugs which for... that heated concrete flooring is a great alternative for cold and uninviting basements... bedroom floors... @CMR, I have wood flooring throughout the entire house. We had it..."
Prevent Slips and Floor Damage With the Right Rug Pad
Here's what to know about sizes, materials, costs and maintenance of this important companion to your area rugs
"from the floor ala PVC melting onto stone and concrete floors with radiant heat? I... works with radiant heated concrete floors? Great article Karen! You might also want to... use with radiant heated floors! Absolutely neccesary info. Thanks so much for writing... go over radiant heat floors! Ethan Allen has a 20 yr. warranty "Luxury Rug pad" that... hardwood over radiant heat? Tredmor padding is approved by the manufacture for radiant heat..."
How Low Should Your Drapes Go?
Hover, brush the floor or pool like Scarlett O'Hara's tears — we give you the lowdown on curtain length options
"brush the floor or pool like Scarlett O'Hara's tears — we give you the lowdown on curtain... at the floor or hover just above it. These variations are left over from a time before... central heating and air conditioning, when people put up drapes for protection from... with in-floor radiant heating, which is so comfortable and doesn't have any visible... them, the heat goes under the curtain. Curtains that are touching the floor look to..."
Bathroom Style: No More Boring Flooring!
"bathroom floor giving you cold feet? It may be because it's not quite living up to its... potential. Flooring can be a more tedious project to replace compared to installing a... right flooring will completely change the look of your bathroom, and likely prove... installed radiant heat under the 12 x 24" honed carrara tiles in my master bath and love... customized floor or wall for your bathroom I designed a sports fans floor using his fave..."
Bathroom Design: Getting Tile Around the Vanity Right
Prevent water damage and get a seamless look with these pro tips for tiling under and around a bathroom vanity
"vanities and floor tiles, and learn what you should specify when working with your bathroom... for in-floor heat. While it's true that you can't have electric radiant floor heat... to put radiant heat under the tiled shower floor in a walk in shower like the one... Kelly we heat the floors in our shower builds all the time. When we heat a shower floor... install the radiant floor heat in the area the vanity goes. I saw the first example, and..."