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Another step to follow would be the use of a wood sealant. This sealant protects your hardwood floor by making it water resistant, thus making the floor easy to maintain and clean. It is of utmost importance to treat the wood before any sealing can take place. You need to put at least five coats of wood vanish for protection. If these recommendations are respected, you will find that there will be no need to worry about the floor for a long period of time. It is true that research will help you get better knowledge of how hardwood floors can be cared for. However, you want to ensure that the manufacturer’s instructions are respected to the letter.
It is also a good idea to keep a list of things that you don’t like; things you may have seen in a magazine or noted when visiting other log homes. Some of the most frequent complaints one hears about log homes, especially older models, is the lack of storage space and small closets or bathrooms. This is most often the result of poor planning or not taking into consideration the diameter of log walls and the lack of attics in most log homes. Refer to your list when discussing details with your designer and remember that in most cases you cannot build a closet or a bathroom that is too large.
With all the choices available, you will find tile flooring that can be installed in any room of your home. Many people are getting away from carpeting because of the dust mites that can accumulate in the carpet, so the possibilities are endless as to where and how you can install tile flooring. You can even find tile flooring on patios and barbeque areas. Tile flooring can be found in any flooring, home improvement, or building supply store. Many of the choices are stock items so you won’t have to wait for a special order to come in. The combinations of patterns and colors are endless with tile flooring.
Many homeowners love having this type of flooring because they are so easy to maintain. These tiles do not require a lot of cleaning or even special cleaners and tools. And if a tile gets a crack or sustains some damage, you only need to take out that tile and put in a new one - problem solved! Your floor looks good once again. When you are sure this type of tiles are the right flooring material for your home, the next step is for you to find out how you can install the tiles. Vinyl tiles are easy to install but mistakes do happen. So make sure you buy extra tiles. To begin installation, prepare the base floor. Ensure the base floor is level. There should not be any holes, raised areas, or anything that will prevent the base floor from being completely flat. Remove any nails or tacks, fill up the holes, and sand down the bumps. When you’ve got the base floor smoothed and leveled, you are ready to install the vinyl tiles floor. Don’t stick the tiles down right away; try to lay out the tiles in the pattern you want. When you are satisfied with the general layout of the tiles, you can start sticking the tiles to the base floor. Once the last tile is installed, you have vinyl flooring you are going to be happy about for many years.
One of the best tips about using a basement for additional living space is to raise the ceiling. Adding an extra foot (or more) in the height of your basement ceiling is much less expensive than adding an additional floor or expanding the overall floor plan, and the added height will eliminate that closed-in feeling you get with so many basements. Adding or enlarging dormers is another way of capturing space from a second story or loft that is framed by a sloping roof line. You will be surprised how a well-positioned dormer can make a small loft appear much larger and provide vertical walls to accept seating, bookcases or tables that usually will not work with a conventional knee wall.
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