How Dirty are Carpets, Really?

How dirty are carpets?

The oldest carpet ever discovered, thought to be about 2,500 years old, was found in a Scythian tomb in southern Siberia in the 1940s. While the carpet in most businesses isn’t that old, sometimes it sure looks that way. The reality is that carpets wear out over time faster than any other flooring option available. When …

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How to Tell a Con… from a Pro

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Most scammers aren’t thoughtful enough to use red flags on their logo, so you’ll have to figure out these warning signs on your own. —You cannot verify the name, address, phone number or other basic info or credentials about the installer:If you can’t find the contractor on Google, Yelp!, Angie’s List or any other professional …

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Best Flooring for Rental Properties

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Choosing the best flooring for your rental property first requires you ask yourself a few basic questions. Are you leasing out a high-end house in a ritzy part of town or are you renting an efficiency via Section 8 (or, as is most often the case, is your property somewhere in the middle of the …

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How to tell a Pro… from a Con

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The Craigslist ad seemed legit at first. Discount Flooring & Remodeling Services wasn’t necessarily the catchiest name for a contractor service you’d ever heard of, but it was the price that really caught your eye: $100 flat instillation fee per room. And that wasn’t even the best part! Wood panel OR tile, it read.  You thought, “I can …

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Slip-Resistant Commercial Flooring

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The number one insurance cost for restaurants is slippage. And it’s no wonder—more than 4 million employees and guests are injured in slips at restaurants every year, costing a total of about $2 billion in medical costs and loss of time at work.  And that’s just restaurants. Whether you’re building a new location for your business …

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