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Quick Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is right around the corner and while cleaning your house of built-up dirt and dust can be therapeutic, you won’t want to spend all of your weekends inside cleaning. Take note of these quick and easy ways to spring clean your home so that you can enjoy more time outside in the warmer weather with your family, and less time indoors scrubbing dirt away.

Greet Your Guests with Care

When you invite guests over it’s important to make them feel welcome. What better way to do that than by greeting them with a beautiful doormat, which will also keep the dirt, gravel and mud from entering your home with them.

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Don’t Ignore Overlooked Surfaces!

While you might be good at dusting your tables and window sills, don’t forget to take care of the forgotten surfaces! Windows should be cleaned of build-up from the previous cold and messy months, while everything from ceiling fans, furniture, light fixtures and blinds should be cleaned free of lingering dust.

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Fresh Start with Linens

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to only consist of cleaning your house. Consider replacing your linens with a new set of sheets or a comforter that brings a dose of sunshine and energy into your room. This can range from sheets with a bright pattern on them, to an accent pillow in a chalky pastel.

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Attack Those Floors!

Now that your windows, fans and furniture have been cleaned, all of that dust and build-up is most likely resting on your hardwood or carpet. Consider deep cleaning your carpets or take advantage of our Hard to Beat Flooring sale and receive a complimentary iRobot Braava to clean your floors for you so that you can spend the warmer days outside with your family enjoying the much needed sunshine.

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For more cleaning tips, visit our cleaning guide: HERE

 

Let the Braava Brave Your Dirty Floors

From rain boots tracking water into your home and sand being shaken out of clothes, to snow being tracked in from your dog, there will always be endless ways for dirt, snow, ice and grit to be brought into your home. Not only does this make a mess for you, but it can also ruin your floors.

Because you can’t control every speck of dirt that enters your home, you can take preventive measures by placing doormats at every entrance to keep some of the grime from being tracked indoors. While doormats can’t keep everything at bay, it’s important to make it a routine to clean and care for your floors, as properly maintained floors can increase the longevity of your floors and home.

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For hard surfaces, mopping or sweeping daily or weekly will keep dirt build-up to a minimum, and vacuuming carpet regularly is key if you live in a sandy area.

For those with hard surface floors, the iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot can be your helping hand for cleaner floors freeing up your time to play with your kids, run errands, or even catch some shut eye. The iRobot Braava 380t uses dry or damp cloths to mop hard-surface floors for you, keeping dust, daily dirt and smudges under control automatically. Simply attach a cleaning cloth, set Braava down and press either the Sweep or Mop button. In Sweep mode, Braava dry mops, picking up dust, dirt and hair. In Mop mode, Braava damp mops, lifting surface dirt and grime onto the cloth.

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The iRobot Braava has two cleaning modes for both dry and damp cleaning, with quiet motors and a soft-touch bumper for safe and quiet cleaning. No longer will you have to struggle to get those hard to reach areas under your furniture, as the Braava can reach those hard spots for you.

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With the purchase of $1,500 or more on select flooring at Eheart Interior Solutions, you will receive a complimentary iRobot Braava, making at-home clean up a breeze. Our Hard to Beat Flooring Sale, going on from March 6th – April 26th, will also allow you to save 30% on select hardwood, laminate, tile and vinyl flooring.

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Stop by today to see how we can bring beautiful new floors to your home and “keep daily dirt in check” with the iRobot Braava 380t.

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When it comes to your home

When it comes to your home, flooring is important in each and every room you inhabit, but there are some rooms in your home that require more thought; the bathroom being one. Regardless of the room you are selecting flooring for, it’s always important to consider your budget, your style, and the flooring requirements of that specific room.

Big questions to run through are, “how does it look,” “how does it feel,” and “how well does it repel stains and water?” Once you can confidently answer those questions with your flooring options, you’ll be better able to select your new bathroom flooring!

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Akando Tile by Design Distinctions

A Big No

Carpet is the worst flooring selection for your bathroom, with hardwood being a close second. While hardwood brings a warm and polished look to your floors, over time the moisture will ruin the hardwood, making this a “bottom of the totem pole” choice. Save the hardwood for your kitchen!

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Laminate is easy to clean, durable, and available in various styles, but if the base comes into contact with moisture, the laminate will begin to bubble, and will eventually need to be torn out and replaced. If selecting laminate, just be cautious of excess water being splashed out of the bathtub by energetic kids!

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Vinyl, which is budget-friendly and extremely easy to clean and maintain, is the most popular bathroom flooring choice with consumers. While vinyl is waterproof and stain-resistant, keep in mind the importance of choosing a quality vinyl, as the higher quality products will be better able to reduce the risk of water seeping under.

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Mannington Vinyl in Allegany

Best

The best flooring option for your bathroom is tile. Durable, budget-friendly, waterproof, and stain-resistant, tile not only cleans well, but it also brings a classic look to your room. If you have children or elderly family members in your home, consider being cautious and choosing a slip-resistant tile. If options for slip-resistant are limited, go for smaller tiles, as more grout means less slip. One of the only downsides to tile is that it gets cold, especially in the winter, so if you have room in your budget, consider installing a floor heating system to keep your feet warm on the colder days of fall and winter!

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Design Distinctions Tile in Urmi

If you’re still unsure of which flooring would be best for your bathroom or simply want to ask questions, visit us in our showroom and we would be more than happy to go over the proper flooring products to fulfill your requirements!

What is your favorite type of flooring for the bathroom?

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3 Trends to Try in 2015

With the New Year upon us, it’s time to start taking note of any updates or décor changes that you would like to make to your home. Updates can range from new flooring, updated furniture, new wall colors, or a complete flip of a room. A new year encourages people to try new things that they otherwise wouldn’t consider, and we are here to give you 3 adventurous trends to try in 2015.

Go Bold with Gold

Brighter and more elegant than in years past, gold fixtures are once again coming back into the spotlight as an accent for bathrooms and kitchens. Gold fixtures, when used appropriately and in conjunction with the room’s current décor, can add a touch of glamour or vintage charisma to the room. A gold faucet and drawer handles give a feeling of elegance and charm when paired with light wood, white cabinets, or marble countertops.

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Create Visual Impact with Texture

Another hot trend of 2015 is to create a visual impact with the addition of fabrics and patterns into your décor. Whether it’s via pillows, curtains, or artwork, adding texture to your space with geometric patterns, floral prints, ethnic prints, and images will become a popular design aspect. If you’re feeling bold incorporate a cowhide or fluffy rug into your room to bring texture to your floors.

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Matte Black is Back

Marking its spot in modern décor is the use of matte finishes in your home. Not only does matte add character and depth, but it can also add edge to your room, especially when matte black is used. The cozier, more inviting shade of black softens the harsh color, transforming your room from drab and dark, to dramatic and elegant.  To balance the matte black in your room, incorporate furniture or accents in a soft white, and for those with a family, using a matte black wall as a chalkboard can add a touch of warmth to your walls.

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What décor trend of 2015 are you most excited about?

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3 Tips for Entertaining for the Holidays

Holiday cheer is all around. From local carolers going door to door singing loud and merrily, to candles and lights decorating houses in your neighborhood. While there are many ways to bring the holiday spirit to your home, it’s never too late to include our 3 tips for entertaining for the holidays into your decor.

One of the most important décor objectives is to create a warm welcome for your family and friends when they enter your home. You can hang wreaths on your front door and windows, or wrap garland that has been intertwined with white, twinkling lights, around your front door. To truly capture the holiday spirit, place friendly holiday décor near your main entrance to make your guests feel like they are home with their first step inside.

The holidays mean something different to each family, so it’s important to make your home feel like the holidays, however you choose to celebrate. Your family might love the classic holiday atmosphere, while others are drawn to a more modern approach. To bring the holidays to your home, depending on your taste in décor, hang vintage or glittery ornaments on your tree or on shelves. Plaid, throw blankets and red pillows are perfect additions to your chairs and couches, as this not only brings the classic holiday feel to your space, but it also allows your guests to stay warm during the cold evenings.

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Lastly, for those families hosting a holiday party, creating the perfect table setting can be one of the most important tasks you have. Sparkly gold and a rich green create an elegant feel, while red, brown and green brings the classic holiday cheer to your dining room. Decorate your table with a centerpiece that can act as the focal point, such as a vase of flowers or berries, and surround it with votive or pillar candles, in colors complementing your color scheme.

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From personalized table settings, twinkling lights around your door, or red and green décor, there are many ways to still bring the holiday spirit to your home, and from our Eheart Interior Solutions family to you and yours, we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!