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creating a kid-friendly basement play space


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creating a kid-friendly basement play space

I wanted to finish my basement in a way that was bright, fun, and easy to keep clean. My plans were to create a space that the kids could do whatever they want in and not cause any permanent damage. I have done all that I can to protect the walls, but was still left with the difficult choice of what to use to cover the concrete floors. Did I want carpeting that would be more comfortable for them to sit on or did I want hardwood floors that would be easier to clean? I went back and forth for a few weeks and finally talked with a flooring professional. So, what did we do? My blog will tell you!

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Tips For Keeping Your Classroom Floor Stain Free

With the heavy traffic of twenty or thirty students using your classroom for seven or eight hours a day, your commercial carpet can begin to show plenty of wear and stains. Dingy carpet affects the cleanliness and appearance of your classroom.  Fortunately, teachers and school can employ some basic strategies to help prevent carpet from becoming stained or looking worn.  1. Choose Carpet Squares Instead of using commercial rolled berber, opt for carpet tiles instead. Read More 

Six Hints That Make Removing And Replacing Tile Caulk Easier, Faster And Better

If the caulk in your shower or other tiled surface is dried and cracking, then you replacing it is important to prevent water intrusion. Removing the old caulk and replacing it with new material isn't difficult, but many people fail because they don't do the little things of tile installation right. Below are six hints to making the job easier and faster, as well as provide results that are pleasing to the eye and durable: Read More 

Should You Refinish Or Replace Your Cork Floors?

As flooring trends come and go, one fairly new entry to the market that shows some staying power has been cork flooring. Providing the same classy look and easy maintenance as hardwood floors, with a softer, warmer feel, these flooring panels come in a variety of shades and patterns to fit any decor. However, like its hardwood cousins, a cork floor needs some occasional maintenance, including refinishing to eliminate signs of wear. Read More