Numerous Creators, Yet A Single Process

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Numerous Creators, Yet A Single Process laminate flooring

Things worth knowing prior to installation day. You’ve learned all you need to (Hopefully by visiting our store and this website), shopped smart and made your best purchase decision. Now we offer two words of advice: be prepared. Get ready for the day your new laminate flooring will arrive for installation. Being prepared and involved will help insure that the process is done smoothly and efficiently, and, hopefully, eliminate expressions of “I wish I’d remembered to…”. Knowing what to expect will also be a lot less stressful on you, your family and your home. Let the pros do the job is our first advice. Installing this type of floor yourself is difficult work, labor intensive and extremely exacting. We recommend you call upon a reliable professional to install your laminate floor. That way you can be assured of a beautiful, efficient and correct installation. However, while installing laminate flooring is a skill that is developed through years of experience, your understanding of the basics of installation will increase your knowledge of the process and enhance your confidence in the professionals working in your home. We strongly recommend you call upon a reliable, seasoned, dedicated professional to install your laminate floor.

That way you can be assured of a beautiful, efficient and correct installation. Which is precisely what our goal is for you. However, while installing laminate flooring is a skill that is developed through training and experience, your understanding of the basics of installation will increase your knowledge of the process and enhance your confidence in the professionals working in your home. So please allow us to cover some of the basics with you. Numerous creators, yet a single process. Today there are many manufacturers producing laminate flooring products. Most manufacturers have their own specific installation guidelines, however the overall process is the same. Laminate floors use what is known as a “floating floor” installation. This means the planks or tiles simply lay on top of the floor without being adhered to the subfloor and are only adhered to each other on the edges. Side seams are either glued together or joined using a “glueless” installation where the planks or tiles tightly interlock together.

Both installations are considered floating floors. First, your floor goes under the glass. The first step an installer takes when installing a laminate floor is to closely inspect your subfloor for any imperfections. While no floor is perfectly level, the subfloor should be checked for any noticeable gaps or ridges that could cause problems. Your floor is then cleaned. The installers will also make sure that the laminate planks or tiles have had sufficient time to acclimate to their new surroundings. Probably by delivering them days ahead of installation. Understand underlayment, for it’s the next step. The installers now put down an underlayment directly over your subfloor. This underlayment allows the floor to expand and contract with changes in temperature and also acts as a sound and moisture barrier. In some installations, there are two underlayment layers. The first layer is installed to specifically act as a moisture barrier while the second layer provides a sound barrier and enhances your flooring’s performance. The underlayment is typically rolled out and taped together at the seams. Installers will cut the pieces of underlayment where needed with a precision utility knife to make a perfect fit. Now your laminate planks or tiles are laid.

Laminate flooring is a popular flooring option because of its attractiveness, durability, scratch resistance and, most importantly, its ease of installation. Laminates can be laid down on almost all subfloors with minimal preparations, which is why many homeowners tackle its installation as a DIY project. But, when it comes to concrete subfloors, excessive moisture is a definite concern. There are many factors to consider in order to install laminate flooring properly on a concrete subfloor. If you efficiently manage all these criteria, you can rest assured that your floor installation will be completed perfectly. Here’s a guide to installing laminate flooring over concrete to get great-looking floors that last for years. The installation process will vary according to the type of laminate planks and tiles you choose. They can be floated on the subfloor, for instance, if they have a click-lock system. Floorboards: Buy 10% more square footage of floorboards than is necessary to ensure you have enough in stock in case of wastage.

What’s Not To Like About Vinegar.

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What's Not To Like About Vinegar. baking soda

Many people would like to make their own nontoxic cleaning products but they don’t know how. They’re also concerned about whether they’ll clean as well as the store-bought variety. After reading this post, you will have all the information you’ll need to make your own natural, effective homemade cleaners. I’ve been using my own homemade cleaning products for years. They’re easy and inexpensive to make and they’re safe to use. Don’t wait one more day without making your own! And don’t worry about proportions of ingredients you see on the internet. The recipes do not need to be exact to work. In fact, you could use straight vinegar and have all the cleaning power you need for 90% of your cleaning needs. More good news. One all-purpose cleaner will take the place of most of the cleaning products under your bathroom and kitchen sinks so you’ll have more empty space.

The recipe I use for my all-purpose clean is the one I describe below for cleaning glass and mirrors. Vinegar is the secret ingredient. Vinegar is nontoxic, inexpensive, and a workhorse when it comes to degreasing, declogging, and demineralizing toilets, showers, tubs, and sinks. Not only is it gentle on all surfaces, but it’s also a disinfectant. What’s not to like about vinegar? Vinegar is the king of cleaners and baking soda is the queen. My natural cleaner go-to person is Annie B. Bond. She’s an authority on natural homemade cleaners and has written several books and articles on the subject. You’ll find a lot of great information on her website. Vinegar is the new smell of clean. We’ve been trained to think that clean smells like chemicals. Did you ever notice when you walk down the cleaning aisle that you sneeze or get a runny nose? I either hold my breath on that aisle or avoid it altogether because I don’t want to inhale the toxic fumes . When buying vinegar, Annie recommends Heinz white distilled vinegar because it is made of vegetables, not petroleum. Conventional cleaning products no longer smell like clean to me.

What's Not To Like About Vinegar. bathroom kitchen

They smell like what they are—chemicals masked by lemon scents. While you’re getting used to the smell of vinegar-based cleaners, know that the smell dissipates quickly. If the smell of vinegar bothers you, hang in there while you change your paradigm about what clean should smell like. Again, it smells like vinegar! At one point I thought I’d have to buy a new toilet because mine looked so disgusting and wouldn’t come clean. Then I remembered that vinegar is the best at removing mineral deposits. Revitalize an old, mineral stained toilet, sink, shower, or tub with virtually no effort. • For the toilet: Pour 1 cup of vinegar into the toilet and let sit overnight. Add a few tablespoons of baking soda for extra whitening power. In the morning, scrub with a scrubbie or toilet brush, then flush. What could be easier than that! If the mineral deposits are thick, you may need to do this for a few nights, but you will be amazed that your toilet will look like new. Vinegar naturally deodorizes and kills germs too!

• For the sink or tub: You can partially fill the sink or tub and add vinegar or you can soak a wash cloth in vinegar and place it over any places you want to demineralize. Unclog the sink or tub drain: Pour ½ cup of baking soda down a clogged drain. Then pour ½ cup of vinegar into the drain and cover for a few minutes until the fizzing stops. Then pour a liter or two of boiling water into the drain. For very clogged drains, you may need to “snake” the drain and repeat the process. Clean Mirrors or Glass (also for an all-purpose cleaner): Combine 2 cups water, ¼ cup vinegar and ½ teaspoon of liquid dish soap in a spray bottle to make a fantastic natural window cleaner. For a streak-free mirror or window, use a microfiber cloth. I also use this recipe for my all-purpose cleaner.

Disinfect Surfaces. Vinegar is your go-to natural disinfectant for use in the bathroom or kitchen. Mix 1 part vinegar with four parts water for an all-purpose cleaning solution that will disinfect anything from shower stalls to tubs to counter tops to doorknobs. Greasy Kitchen Surfaces: Dip a sponge in vinegar and wipe down the greasy surfaces (stove, countertop, pots and pans, and fan covers). Be sure to label your spray bottles of homemade cleaning solutions. I always think I’ll remember what’s in the bottle, but I never do. So have I sold you on the idea that vinegar is one of the very best cleaners around? If you’re eager to read more, here’s an article about the top 10 uses for vinegar. Learn to love the smell of vinegar in your home – it says clean and disinfected! Clear out the toxic cleaners under your bathroom and kitchen sinks and make way for one or two spray bottles of cleaners–so safe you can drink them!