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  1. 7 Noteworthy Maintenance Tips for Luxury Vinyl

    7 Noteworthy Maintenance Tips for Luxury Vinyl

    Any flooring material requires cleaning and maintenance on a regular basis. Regular care lengthens the life of your floor, guarantees that warranties will be honored, and keeps the surface looking its best. Once the floor is in use, dirt, stains, scratches, and tears are inevitable. The longer the time between cleanings and repairs, the worse the problem becomes.

    How Much Are You Willing To Do?
    How will the room be used? Does the family spend considerable time walking in and out of the room from the outdoors?. Is the furniture moveable? High-traffic and heavy-use areas such as entrances, staircases, landings, and kitchens might be more efficient and lower maintenance when covered in durable materials like stone, vinyl, non-slippery tile, natural tile or laminate. Softer floor coverings such as plush carpet, work well in lighter use areas such as living rooms and bedrooms, where comfort is desired

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  2. 5 Reasons Why Our BBB Membership Benefits You

    5 Reasons Why Our BBB Membership Benefits You

    Many companies, whether large or small, affiliate themselves with the Council of Better Business Bureaus. At Products Direct® we wanted to determine how that would benefit our customers.  Here are the 5 top reasons that caused us to decide to become accredited members of our local Better Business Bureau.

    1. As we began to survey our customers, we found that a high level of TRUST was established immediately when they saw the BBB logo on our site.  When asked, they acknowledged that they recognized us to be a legitimate online business; one that operated with integrity; one that stands behind the product and service we offer.

    2. The online flooring marketplace is very competitive.  New companies spring up online overnight. They also disappear just as fast.  We’ve been around for a very long tim
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  3. How to Measure Quality in Your Search for Vinyl Floor

    How to Measure Quality in Your Search for Vinyl Floor

    Ask ten people how they measure quality in Vinyl flooring, and you will get ten different answers. The problem with defining quality is that it is related to a personal point of view. Too often, the product marketer establishes the solution and not the individual user.

    We operate on the assumption that “Quality is Conformance to Requirements.” Your requirements. That simple.

    What is your lifestyle? Do you have Children? Pets? Are you preparing your house to sell? Are you a person that eats while standing in the kitchen or do you prefer to sit at the dining room table? How often do you entertain on your floor? What type of entertainment? Just remember, you will be living with your floor every day. What are the top three requirements that you have to meet to be happy? Now, prioritize and measure these items against your budget.

    Don’t assume that high quality means high price. Realize tha

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  4. Vinyl Floor/Stair Cap Trim Adhesive

    Vinyl Floor/Stair Cap Trim Adhesive

    Frequently we are asked what is the best adhesive to use for trim. More specifically what is the best adhesive to use for stair caps and flush-stair noses used in vinyl floors. We generally recommend a pressure sensitive adhesive product from PPG. The brand name is called Liquid Nails. More information can be found at the web site at LiquidNails.com.

    Basic Concepts:

    Pressure sensitive adhesive is an glue compound require pressure to initiate bonding between the adhesive and the substrate, whereas other adhesives require heat, water or a solvent. Factors that influence bonding include surface energy, preparation smoothness and temperature.

    Shear strength refers to an item’s ability to withstand tangential force.

    Flexibility refers to an item’s ability to show

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  5. What is Quality?

    Ask this question to ten people you will get 10 different answers. The problem with defining quality is related to personal view point of cost versus quality. The person answering always wants to define the requirements in a way a product marketer would. This is not necessary. Quality is conformance to requirements. It is as simple as those three words.

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  6. Cabinet Mounting Tips

    We offer a variety of decorative hardware products to meet your needs. If you are looking for a complete set of new hardware or a single piece, we can help.   Please feel free to look through our collection of hardware. We have 2 high-level categories to start with; Kitchen Decorative Hardware and Bath Hardware. Below is a list/map of the hardware.

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  7. New Flooring FAQ

    We have taken many of the questions we get daily and rolled them into a FAQ page

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  8. Best Kept Secret:

    Google Sketchup

    In April  2006, Google announced Google SketchUp, a freely-downloadable version of Professional Licensed which debuted in August 2000 as a general purpose 3D content creation tool, with the tagline "3D for Everyone" and envisioning a software program "that would allow design professionals to draw the way they want by emulating the feel and freedom of working with pen and paper in a simple and elegant interface, that would be fun to use and easy to learn, and that would be used by designers to play with their designs in a way that is not possible with traditional design software. It also has user friendly buttons to make it easier to use.

    This tool can help you draw out your remoldeling project with great detail.  This exercise is helpful in

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