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Your type of sink will determine what you use to clean it

This week we had more than 40 questions by email, [email protected] And they were great questions. I want to share those with you because if one person has this problem, others do also.

But first, I would like to solve a mystery for some homeowners. Who doesn’t like a good mystery? I know I do. Well unless it has to do with my home. Those mysteries are no fun. A customer was in the store and asked me how to get rid of a hard water stain at the bottom of his sink. My first question was what kind of sink did he have? If it’s porcelain, well then it’s easy – Delete Germ and a 3M scrubby sponge. Put a ring around the stain and then start cleaning. It will clean up immediately and then you want to rinse right away. End of story.

But when I asked my customer about his sink, he said “how am I supposed to know?” I asked him if the sink and the countertop were all one piece and he said yes. Those are man-made, marble counter tops. And if you read this article often then you know, they are delicate. These tops have to be cleaned with different products. You can use Bring It On, or Gel Gloss. They will take a little elbow grease, but they are safe and will provide a protective coating, that repels water stains.

Now if you are still confused about what kind of sink you have, look under the sink. If the bottom side of the sink looks chalky, it’s a man-made product.


Now to the email …

Question: I have couple of very noticeable burned (black) marks on my oak hardwood floor. Can anything be done to remove the burned marks without replacing the oak

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5 Key Tips on How to Determine Bathroom Renovation Cost

Bathroom renovation is never an inexpensive undertaking. For that reason it is a good idea to calculate how much it will cost you before you start throwing out the existing one in order to determine whether you can actually afford it or if it is a better idea to wait a few months to collect enough money. It is impossible to calculate bathroom renovation cost to every cent because as with most home improvement projects, there is always a chance of unpleasant surprises which are impossible to predict before the renovation project. Nevertheless, you can determine bathroom renovation cost very accurately if you pay attention to the following 5 things and add another 10 to 15 percent to the sum for unforeseen expenses:

1. New bathroom fixtures. This is the easiest part of calculating the cost of your renovation project. All you need to do is to determine what you need and how much it will cost you. The overall price of new bathroom fixtures depends greatly on the size of your bathroom, fixtures you want to replace and your personal preferences when it comes to style, design and materials.

2. Scale of your renovation project. Obviously, the more complicated and extensive the renovation the higher the price. Relocation of the fixtures, adding in new ones, etc. dramatically increases bathroom renovation cost. So if you would like to stay within a set budget, you are highly recommended to think through your wishes very well.

3. Removal of the old bathroom. Removing old ceramic tiles, bathtub, toilet, etc. is hard labor but it will cost you a great deal of money if you hire someone to do it for you. You cannot ruin anything really if you remove the old bathroom yourself which is why it is worth to consider making …

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