Hardwood Floor Refinishing

The main tool you will need is a sander but make sure that it is one that you can easily handle. Some people like to use an orbital sander, which is small enough to be hand-held and operates by a cord or battery pack. If you are unsure which to get talk to someone in the home improvement store for their advice. You will also need a shop vacuum cleaner, sandpaper, broom, and hammer. You will also need a stain for the floor and rollers or brushes to apply it along with a sealant. The sealant can be applied with a roller. To avoid inhaling in the dust from the sanding and the fumes from the stain and sealant you should use a face mask.

Make sure that if you have a ceiling fan that you turn it off and close all the air vents. To help prevent the spread … Read the rest

Sliding vs Swing Gates

Cost

A swing garage door is usually less costly than a sliding entryway. Despite the fact that they can be about the same size and made of the same kind of material, it’s the mounting that can change the expense the most. For sliding carport entryways, you require a track and rollers, while swinging doors just need pivots.

Maintenance

A swing door is the most support free kind of entryway, particularly in the event that it’s a manual door. At that point, there’s no engine or hardware to stress over. A sliding door, notwithstanding, requires a track that is spotless. In the event that any sort of flotsam and jetsam like sand or leaves gets on the track, it can prevent the doors from sliding smoothly and even wreck them. Brushes can be used to clear the track every time the doors open, solving this issue.

Space

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George Nelson Bench

Coffee Table

This is probably the first thing that comes to our mind. The George Nelson Bench makes a beautiful living room center table that accommodates a couple of magazines or even a food tray. Some homeowners even use it at their patio as coffee table, which blends elegantly with the outdoor landscape of their patio. Moreover, if you want think of your office space, this popular piece of furniture can be a great substitute for your office lounge center table as well.

Office Lobby Waiting Seat

If you have a small office that can’t accommodate huge sectional sofas, this model is a great idea for lobby waiting seat especially for a short waiting period. Moreover, if you have a couple of great chairs at the lobby space, it can server the purpose of a coffee table as well.

Outdoor Garden Bench

GNB has been primarily designed as an outdoor … Read the rest

Choose Commercial Laminate

When it comes to laminate, it’s essential to choose floors with the right AC rating. AC ratings describe the type of traffic that different products can withstand.

  • AC1: These floors are ideal for light residential use in spaces such as bedrooms.
  • AC2: These floors are designed for moderate residential use in areas such as kitchens and living rooms.
  • AC3: These floors are ideal for light commercial traffic or heavy residential traffic.
  • AC4: These floors are designed for light-to-moderate commercial use and feature an extra-durable wear layer.
  • AC5: These floors are ideal for moderate-to-high traffic commercial buildings such as grocery stores and busy offices.

To ensure the longest possible product life and best installation results, we only carry laminate floors with a rating of AC3 or higher at S&G Carpet and More.

In addition to offering durability, laminate also offers flexibility in both large and small spaces. Laminate floors are available … Read the rest

Carpet Warranties

Not-so-Great Warranties

The most common types of carpet warranties are “wear” warranties. And, what “wear” means to you, the customer, may be very different from the manufacturer. “Wear” does not necessarily relate to appearance levels, so it’s best to ask your carpet retailer for an explanation about what their warranty entails. Another thing to consider is stains. Today’s carpets are far more resistant to stains than carpeting of the past, but it is still important you know what your company’s stain policy is ahead of time. So be sure to ask about that as well.

Don’t be frightened of warranties, just use common sense and ask for information.

Warranties to Consider

An appearance warranty or guarantee is one of the best offers available. Some carpet companies actually offer you a certain number of days to consider your new carpet. And, if you decide it doesn’t look right you can have … Read the rest

Buy Door Knobs

Measure Your Door

First, you should do the bore hole measurement. In other words, you should measure the diameter of the bore hole to buy the right sized unit. Make a note of the size. Next, you should measure the backset. This is the space between the edge of the door and the bore hole. Usually, the size is between 2 3/4 or 2 3/4 inches.

Find out how think your door is. Your measurement should start at the left edge and end at the right edge. Often, interior doors are around 3.5 cm thick.

Opt for a Lock and Doorknob

Opt for a lockset. Usually, locksets are divided into two primary categories: cylindrical and mortise. The later feature a rectangular body that glides into a pocket that has a similar shape. The other type feature a rotund body and tends to go into a bore hole and joins the … Read the rest

Beni Ourain Rug

Made of wool from the Atlas Mountains’ sheep, Beni Ourain rugs feature traditional and contemporary patterns in colors that contrast with the naturally white or ivory wool on the other parts of the rugs. The wool used in the various patterns was dyed with natural materials. A series of geometric shapes, such as diamonds, highlight some of the rugs. Others display a design that conveys a cultural story or event. Some of the textiles include fringe.

Often serving as focal points and artwork in interior design, the handmade rugs hang on walls and cover floors. They also are used as clothing decoration, saddle blankets, shrouds for the deceased, prayer mats and to sleep on or under. Certain Beni Ourain rugs bear symbols that identify their purpose. For example, some of the rug users believe particular symbols promote fertility or guard against evil. Likewise, some rug makers burn the sides of … Read the rest

Floor Installation

Sub-floor

The subfloor is the layer that is below our flooring and supports the floor. To make sure that it is in good condition before you install your new floor you need to check to see if there is any dipping or sagging as you walk over it. If there are any severe dips they will most like be noticeable. If you see any problems, you should either add supports underneath to prevent any more damage or replace the portions of the floor that is damaged. The smoother your sub-floor the better the new floor will look once it is done. This is especially true for tile because a floor that is uneven could result in cracks or breaks in the tile.

General floor installation tips

Although the correct methods for installing new flooring depends on the flooring you choose there are some things that you need to do for … Read the rest

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Renovating Your Kitchen

Undergoing a full kitchen renovation is exciting. You are building your dream kitchen from the ground up, nothing can get in the way of your creativity, and at the end of the process you will be left with a show-stopping kitchen to wow your friends. Be careful, however, not to fall into a few common traps a lot of people find themselves in through poor preparation. Below are five mistakes you can easily avoid with a little extra planning.

Leaving Extras to The End

A common mistake among people wishing to remodel a whole room is to focus solely on the larger areas in their initial plans. While it is important to decide early on countertop material, flooring, paint color and whether to fit an island, leaving the smaller details until after the project is underway can cause problems down the line. For example, if you buy stools before … Read the rest

Benefits of Column Radiators

Easily replace old radiators

The latest column radiators are able to maintain the retro look of the old style of radiator which makes it very easy to set-up the home with the latest hardware. Many of the latest radiators can make use of the previous pipe work to avoid the expense and inconvenience of changing the layout of the central heating system.

Practical for rooms with high ceilings

This style of radiator is a practical option for rooms with high ceilings or towering walls. The large surface area is useful to heat the biggest rooms, and the superior heat output and heat retention make them more efficient than alternative options, such as the standard panel radiator.

Horizontal and vertical designs

The column radiators are available in plenty of shapes and sizes to easily match the local decor or room surroundings. The radiators can range from the horizontal or shape-type unit … Read the rest