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The Secrets of Great Wood Floor Refinishing

Wooden floors can really spruce up the appearance of any room. They bring a touch of class, ethereal beauty and presence that is hard to ignore to any space. It’s no secret that in order to have great looking floors, you need to use high quality products and tools on those floors. When they are painted, polished and finished just right, wooden floors are very impressive. Obviously you plan on doing more than just admiring your floors; you plan to walk on them as well. In order to preserve their pristine appearance, there are some things you should know about the art of wood floor refinishing.

There are several ways you can test the finish on your floors to determine if they need to be refinished. First, you can pour a small amount of water onto a small area of your floor. If the water appears as beads, then your finish is fine. If the water that comes in contact with the floor seeps into it, then your floors are in need of refinishing. Another way you can determine whether your floor needs to be refinished is to examine it closely and look for any signs of warping and buckling, if these signs are present, your floors need to be refinished.

Floors that are located in high travel areas will get a worn appearance much faster than floors that are not used much. If you are simply looking for a way to put off the task of wood floor refinishing for a while, you may want to do something to reduce the amount of wear your floors are getting. You can use rugs and runners to help protect your floors.

When you are ready to apply staining to your wooden floors, you do not want to skimp on the amount of coats of polyurethane that you apply. It is a good idea to use at least three applications or coats of polyurethane on all of your floors. This is to be done before you put any staining on. You can choose to use a water based polyutherane or an oil based one. A water based polyurethane does not last as long as an oil base, it is not as toxic, odorless and dries very fast. An oil based polyurethane does have a smell, so you want to use proper ventilation and ensure better protection. It also needs to at least a day to dry before you apply any subsequent coats, as the finish it gives your wooden floors is much deeper and harder. If you are doing wood floor refinishing, you can always remove any old water based polyurethane with a paint stripper or paint remover. If you need to remove an oil base one, you will need to get out a sanding tool to remove the oil in the wood. The task of wood floor refinishing is not an easy one. You may want to consider hiring a professional company.

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Professional Home Cleaning Secrets

Maids and domestic cleaning pros have routines and techniques that enable them to do a fast but thorough house cleaning. Here are a few tips the pros use every day – put them to use and youll find that your housekeeping will be done more quickly and efficiently.

Make a Portable Cleaning Station – Find an appropriate tray to carry all your cleaning supplies in as you go from room to room. Youll save a lot of steps back and forth to the pantry or closet where you keep your cleaning supplies. Everything you need can be carried with you, which brings us to tip #2…

Streamline Your Cleaning Supplies – You dont need a lot of fancy specialized cleaning products. Professional cleaners and maids carry only a few basic items that cover all the chores. A good window and glass cleaner, a degreasing surface cleaner, a cleanser for tile and tubs and an abrasive powdered cleaner are all you need.

Follow a Procedure – Start in one corner of a room beginning at the ceiling and work your way around the room dusting and cleaning from top to bottom, then vacuuming or sweeping the floor. In the bathroom work your way around the room in the same fashion cleaning each surface and fixture. Dont waste your motions – clean everything top to bottom as you move around the room.

Go Green – You can save money and avoid using toxic cleaning agents by making your own eco-friendly cleaning supplies. Make a window and glass cleaner with white vinegar mixed with water and a squirt of liquid detergent. Olive oil and lemon juice make a perfect furniture polish. Baking soda mixed into a paste by adding water makes a great surface scrubber.

For big cleaning jobs you may want some help from professional cleaning services. When its time for seasonal cleaning or if you have a mess thats just too big to handle on your own, a little outside help may be necessary. For cleaning services London has dozens of reputable firms on listing in every neighbourhood.

Alfred Halfnight is a domestic cleaning expert and a London-based freelance journalist with the mission to make you a better, cleaner, happier human being. Check out his other articles for everything you need to know about domestic cleaning London business.

Secrets become a Big Dreamer and Take them Come True

3 fundamental things people need to have and live a successful life are Philosophies, Attitudes and Actions. The way you think about life and the way you look at things influence your attitudes and the way you handle situations in your life. Philosophies are the important element on the way you go in your life. Your actions are the vehicle that make you down that road, good or bad. Below are the secrets of a college dropout and Navy janitor turning his life around to become the Opposing Solo/Lead Solo Pilot for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, The Blue Angels.



The beauty of living in a free society is that WE all have the responsibility for our own path in life. There are many examples of people who have taken a bad situation and turned it around for the better. They took responsibility for themselves instead of blaming others for their situation. If you can learn to create a foundation of GOOD philosophies, then you will affect your attitudes on how you deal with situations and your actions will reflect your foundation. You will have created a successful style of living that will transport you down the road to a life filled with rich experiences, personal growth and the ability to pass the baton to others and inspire them down the same path.


One of the philosophies I talk about is dreaming. My personal belief or philosophy is to DREAM BIG and EXPECT BIG? Why not? As far as we know, this is the only life we have to live, this is not a practice run. I have never met someone who aspired to be a drug addicted thief but I have met many people who dreamed of being a Doctor, Entrepreneur, Professional Athlete, Politician, Scientist etc. These great people used their BIG DREAMS to fuel their SIMPLE choices in life that led them down the path to achievement.


Remember the formula from Math class? Rate X Time = Distance

Here is another formula for life:

Focus/Passion/Action X Commitment/Time/Patience=Success/Accomplishment

This formula has worked for mankind throughout the generations. When I discovered the pieces of this formula I was able to take myself from a very bad situation to a level of achievement that many people will never have the chance to attempt.


You see, I flunked out of college at the age of 22 in debt, with not much left to do except join the military and grow up. I joined the U.S. Navy, spent my first 9 months aboard my ship scrubbing toilets, scraping paint, painting and shining brass. Being a nautical janitor for that amount of time woke me up. If I did not change I could be doing this for a very long time.


I took control and responsibility for my life, changed my philosophies and attitudes about life and ten years almost to the day I flunked out of college I was flying an FA-18 Hornet as the Opposing/Lead Solo Pilot with the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. My tour with the Blue Angels was one of the highlights of my life.


Why was I able to change my life so drastically? I DREAMED BIG and EXPECTED BIG? I fueled my simple choices with those dreams, changed my path and used that life formula to head on a different journey.


DREAM BIG with ME. YOU can too DREAM BIG and achieve financial freedom. Definition of Financial Freedom: You don’t have to work anymore if you don’t want to…


Mark Provo
Leader in Lightyear Wireless-
“Change Your Cell Phone from an expense into Income!”