How to Accurately Measure Flooring

December 18th, 2014

If you are considering whether or not to lay a new floor in your home, the first task you have to get right is correctly measuring the space you have to work with. Not only will it help you accurately budget the project but it will also give you an idea of the time it will take.

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Accurately measuring a room before choosing your new flooring is critical to a smooth project and in achieving a perfect result. Not correctly measuring the indentations around an alcove, fireplace or forgetting to include the top step of the landing are all common mistakes that can cost you money and set you back.

After 29 years working in the flooring industry, how to measure correctly remains one of the most common questions I get asked and unfortunately I have seen many customers who fall at this first hurdle. To help, I have created a free guide to take away some of the headache. It includes how to accurately measure areas for solid wood flooring, laminate and carpets.

The ‘How to take accurate floor measurements’ guide includes sections on:

-          Measuring the total area of a room
-          Indentations and recesses
-          Staircases
-          Landings
-          Details on measuring L-shaped areas.

Download the guide here if you are about to embark on a new flooring project and want to get it right first time.

By Lou at Floorsave

Things You Should Consider When Looking for a Replacement Window

12.17_5Replacing a window isn’t just about taking out the old one, buying a replacement from the nearby store, and then putting the new one in place. This might seem a bit exaggerated, but the window replacement process actually starts the moment you decide to have your old window replaced. You can’t just have your old window removed and think about what to replace it with; you have to decide the replacement BEFORE doing that. 


How to Prevent Common Home Holiday Hazards & Accidents

December 16th, 2014

The holidays are a busy, erratic and altogether crazy time of year for homeowners — entertaining guests, putting up the tree, stringing up lights and cooking for days. With all of the guests and extra work comes the added danger of accidents. Statistics show that more than 12,500 people are rushed to the emergency room every year due to holiday-related injuries. There is also a reported $17 million in holiday-related property damage done.

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