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Recent Tile & Grout Maintenance Articles


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The Homeowner's Guide to Tile Grout

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 10, 2014

Today, trendy tile is used as an eye-catching decorative feature, covering walls, floors, countertops, and backsplashes in some of the most striking homes in town. But no matter how...


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Easy DIY Fixes for a Naturally Clean Kitchen

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 26, 2014

Are you sick and tired of spending big bucks on chemical cleaners chockfull of scary ingredients? If so, it may seem that your only option is to go out and purchase organic versions...


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Install a New Kitchen with Timeless Style

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 22, 2014

A new kitchen installation will cost you about $55K for a high-end job these days and take a minimum of 15 to 20 weeks ... during which time, you'll be without any but the most basic...


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10 Questions and Answers about Terracotta

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 14, 2014

Terracotta is gorgeous, earthy, and green. A richly colored ceramic, it is used for many diverse purposes in house and home, including plumbing pipes; bricks and pavers; floor, roofing,...


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5 Sweeping Statements about Brooms

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 02, 2014

Much as we might want to deny it, housework is a basic fact of adult life. And because everyone needs at least a rudimentary path to their doorway, you can’t get much more basic...


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11 Uses for Wooden Dowels

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 13, 2013

Wooden dowels too often seem like one of those things that stacks up around the house or workshop -- you buy some for a project, you use what you need, and then you have leftovers that...


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Ecological DIY Scrubbing Cleansers

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 24, 2013

When faced with dirty bathroom tile or a stove top caked in cooked on grease, it is so tempting to reach for the bottle of Prefab Toxic Scrub That Will Not Be Named or to chicken out...


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What to Do When There is a Bathroom Ceiling Leak

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Jan 11, 2013

If the ceiling's going to leak in any finished room of the house, it might as well be the bathroom. After all, this is one area that's used to water. But enough of this foolish positive...