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We are your up-to-date election news and candidate site.  We are focusing our efforts on the upcoming 2012 election.  We will be covering news on the congressional races as well as the Senate races.  Our main goal will be to focus on the presidential race as well but not much light has been shed on the candidates as of yet.  Check back regularly for new posts about the races.

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Why Would Anyone Want to Get a Beaulieu Carpet?  

The Beaulieu carpet company is known for being one of the largest carpet manufacturers in the world today. The company has come a long way from their original focus on Oriental rugs. Today they don’t even produce Oriental rugs any longer. They are strictly a broadloom rug manufacturer (in the United States) now and I think we’re all thankful for that. For those of you who have not heard of Beaulieu they are an enormous rug company that has been around since 1978. Beaulieu is responsible for selling many of the rugs that are purchased every day.

Broadloom carpets are the ones installed across entire rooms. They are made wider than the small area rugs to avoid having seams in your room. These are the most popular carpets inside homes, and Beaulieu makes them very well because it is their specialty. s

One of the best things about Beaulieu is the selection they have to choose from. No matter what style you want in your home Beaulieu has it. From shag to Berber they have the style you’re after. Beaulieu is especially well known for their Berber carpet. Their Berber is rated higher than just about all the rest out there. They have many different styles of Berber to choose from, and you should not have a problem getting something that will fit your home. They are the third largest carpet company in the United States, the largest in Canada, and they have a presence in Australia as well. Because of their sheer size they are easy to get in touch with, and you can find their carpets in every part of the United States and Canada.

While you may not have heard about Beaulieu specifically, they have two other brands under their name (Coronet and Hollytex) that may sound familiar.

Beaulieu Bliss Carpet
Carpet Padding
Mohawk Carpet
Shaw Carpet
Scotchguard Carpet
Carpet Cleaning
Carpet Care
Discount Carpet
Shaw Rugs
Carpet Tiles

Beaulieu carpets have been shown to last longer than many other, cheaper, brands out there. They are worth the extra cost when you are buying a new rug. The little bit of extra money spent will save a substantial amount by the time you have to replace your carpet.

Going with a quality brand like Beaulieu is a strong investment for your home or your business. They have great customer service, offer good warranties, and a high quality product. All of these reasons explain why they are the third largest carpet provider in the United States.

Maintenance of Hardwood Flooring in the White House – Secret Tips

                So, your hardwood flooring has been installed and you are ready to start cleaning and caring for the floor. There are several precautions you should take when cleaning your floor. The flooring could come with several manufacturer warranty do’s and don’ts when it comes to your floor, or the particular flooring you have could need extra care.

                Rule #1 of hardwood flooring is always; always, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the type of product to use on your floors. If something ever was to happen to the floor an inspector will be sent out to your property to check the flooring, and they will begin to research what type of flooring cleaner was used on the floor. If you use a product not recommended by the manufacturer and it causes damage to the floor the claim on the flooring will more than likely be denied by the inspector, and you could be out thousands of dollars. So, always make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and cautions on how to properly clean the floor.

                There are several care and cleaning tips you should do and not do when taking care of your new floor. First, never use a damp mop on the flooring, water and hardwood are not a good mix so be sure to keep the two separate. Secondly, vacuum your floor regularly to keep dirt and grit from getting into the cracks of your flooring, once this gets down into the cracks it is virtually impossible to get it out. Thirdly, you should never wax the flooring, especially if it has a polyurethane finish. Another important rule is to always clean up spills immediately to keep them from damaging the floor. Lastly, never use any kind of cleaner with oil soap, which can damage the finish of your floor and give it a dull look.

Mohawk Kahala Bamboo
Mohawk Brandymill
Anderson Hickory Forge Hammer Glow
Virginia Vintage Hardwood Flooring
Somerset Oak Gunstock
Somerset Maple Natural
Somerset Country Collection Buttercup
Somerset Wood Flooring
Teragren Synergy Floating
Teragren Craftsman

                Maintenance of your new hardwood flooring will be extremely easy. Usually a by-product to having hardwood flooring is the cleaning process because it is usually simple, but as stressed earlier be sure to use the directions and caring instructions for your floor to keep from causing damage and breaking your warranty. Most importantly enjoy the floors for many years to come!

For more information on hand scraped flooring or exotic hardwood flooring care and maintenance please visit this news article from the White House.