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Everything You Need to Know About Garage Carpet

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Oct 22, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

Your garage doesn't have to be a cold, sterile place. One of the quickest ways to warm up your garage and add to its four-season functionality? Consider carpet. But is carpet the right choice for your garage? Let's take a look at contemporary carpet options for the garage, along with other appealing types of floor covering.

The 411 on Garage Carpet

Picking out garage carpet doesn't mean heading to your local carpet store or laying down leftover interior carpet remnants. Standard carpeting is not designed to hold up to the wear and tear of a typical garage. Additionally, it is difficult to clean -- particularly when it comes to automotive fluids, which can also cause carpet fibers to breakdown.

Using standard carpet in the garage is also a safety issue, including everything from mold and mildew problems to fire hazards.

Just how dangerous is standard carpeting in the garage? Many local ordinances forbid its installation due to the number of fires caused by petroleum-stained standard indoor carpeting.

Introducing....Carpet Tiles

But this doesn't mean you're not without options. Indoor carpet tiles, also called carpet squares, are an increasingly popular choice for homeowners.

These interlocking tiles offer all of the benefits of conventional carpeting with additional protection against chemicals and staining thanks to tough construction made to hold up to abrasion, fading, and even mold and mildew. Even better?  Because they "float," over your current floor, they require no glue or other chemical adhesive. They also come in a variety of styles and colors to fit your unique design aesthetic.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Garage from Getting Too Hot

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Sep 01, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

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How to Turn Your Garage into a Dedicated DIY Destination

Posted by Mary Johnson on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Fueled by the promise of savings and the inspiration of everything from home renovation television shows to social media, the do-it-yourself trend has more momentum than ever. Just how strong is it? A staggering 70 percent of all home renovation projects involve a DIY component. If you're looking to join this group of handy homeowners but lack the space for building projects of your own, why not turn your garage into a dedicated destination for the DIY projects of your dreams? Here's what you need to know.

A space and a place for everything means
easier access and less effort.

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3 Ways to Get Your Garage Summer-Ready

Posted by Mike Hammond on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 06:00 AM

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3 Reasons to Make Your Garage a Thing of Beauty

Posted by Mary Johnson on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

While the old adage insisting that "beauty is in the eye of the

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Is Your Garage Door Opener a Target for Thieves?

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 12:30 PM

Openers were designed to make your life easier, but thieves can use them against you.

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Four Steps to Turning Your Garage Into an Auto Repair Center

Posted by Mike Hammond on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 06:00 AM

Does nothing get your engine started faster than thinking about working on cars? Unfortunately, many homeowners lack the space and equipment to satisfy the urge to make like Danny Zuko and pals in the famous "Greased Lightning" scene from Grease. However, this may be more within your reach -- sans the singing and dancing -- than you think. Consider these four steps to execute the garage remodeling project of your dreams: turning your garage into your personal auto repair center.

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How to Make a Mud Room in the Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Talk to any avid outdoorsman or mom of active kids, and one thing would likely top their domestic wish lists: a mud room. Unfortunately, most houses are short on space and mud rooms don't often make the cut when it comes to cutting into other essential spaces, such as kitchens and dens. The perfect place for a mud room? Your garage. Here's how to make it happen.

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8 Smart Storage Options for Your Garage

Posted by Mary Johnson on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

When you first move into a house, you appraise the clean, empty garage and vow never to soil it. Then life gets in the way of your ambitious goals and, before you know it, you've filled every inch with clutter.

A Consumer Reports poll of 1,000 garage owners revealed that 62 percent of respondents described their garages as disorganized. If you relate to that sentiment, carve out a few hours this weekend to implement these simple storage strategies.

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4 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garage

Posted by Mike Hammond on Sun, Jun 28, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

Ah, spring. Thoughts turn to bursting blooms, backyard barbecues and... spring cleaning? While spring cleaning may not be your favorite thing to look forward to about summer, it does offer the perfect opportunity to assess the mess left behind by winter and get off to a fresh start during the traditional season of renewal. One spot in your home most likely in need of a seasonal spruce up? Your garage. Let's countdown four ways to take your garage from winter's doldrums to spring's awakening this year.

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