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The Care and Maintenance of Glass Doors

Installing a glass door in your home is a great way to add character and style to your front entrance. Whether the entire door is made out of glass or just parts of it, your home can benefit from the inside as well as the outside when you install glass. Not only will it look great for people who see the home from the street, but glass doors allow natural light to fill the living room, hallways and other areas of your home.

If you do have glass doors in your home, however, you’ll want to make sure that you are caring for them properly. The glass isn’t cheap, and not doing proper maintenance can lead to major problems down the road. You’ll also need to do plenty of routine cleaning to keep the glass doors looking good.

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you have glass doors in your home:

Don’t Slam Them: This might seem obvious, but slamming a glass door can cause it to shatter immediately or lead to cracks and stress fractures that get worse over time.

Clean Regularly: The key to keeping glass doors looking great is to clean them on a regular basis. Fingerprints, rain and snow are just some of the things that can make glass doors dirty. You can use warm, soapy water and a soft cloth for your routine cleaning.

Don’t Use Harsh Abrasives: Trying to use harsh abrasives as a cleaning shortcut can lead to a disaster on glass doors, leaving the surface scratched. Instead, invest in a mild abrasive to use for deep cleaning. You can find these at any home repair store.

Bio: The preceding post was developed by Eto Doors. They are one of the leading retailers of quality doors for interior and exterior use. Visit the Eto Doors website to see their selection or read helpful Eto Doors reviews from customers.

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How to Upgrade to Foam Cushions the Easy and Affordable Way

How-to-Upgrade-to-Foam-Cushions-the-Easy-and-Affordable-WaySay that you’ve finally realized how much better your couch or sofa would be with foam cushions, instead of flimsy, expensive, (and not to forget, gross) traditional cushions. You’ve come to the conclusion that this simple improvement would make your home that much cozier. But now you’re unsure of what to do—once you’ve passed the threshold of discovering how much better foam is, you may have a paralyzing moment of indecision. You can’t simply continue to sit on your old, inadequate sofa cushions, yet you may be worried about how much work it will be to make the change.

You’ll be glad to find out that you have no reason to worry—whether you’re upgrading your furniture or replacing damaged cushion foam. It’s easy to take care of it yourself with a few basic measurements to have new foam in no time.

Take the cover off whatever cushion you’d like to fill with foam, and empty it. Then, flatten it out and measure the greatest length and width of the covering, from one seam to another. For covers that aren’t a perfect square or rectangle shape, measure where they are biggest—you want to avoid the tight corners and curved edges, as these can throw your measurements off. Add an inch to each measurement to give yourself room to adjust in case the measurements are slightly off or if your cushion is asymmetrical.

That’s it! From there, you’ll have everything you need to get started with new foam!

 

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Tools Needed to Tend to Your Artificial Grass

Article written by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division.

One of the main benefits of making the switch to artificial grass is the low maintenance required. Unlike with natural grass, you never need to worry about mowing, trimming or reseeding your fake grass and it will require almost no water. The occasional watering to help clean the lawn or cool it down is all you need.

However, despite the reduced need for regular upkeep, you will have to perform some occasional maintenance in order to keep your synthetic lawn looking great. The good news is that you don’t need to do a lot of work and you only need some basic equipment. Make sure you have these tools handy before you start your artificial turf installation so you’ll be ready to do the required upkeep on your lawn:

Rake or Soft Brush: It’s important to remove any organic debris such as dead leaves from your artificial lawn. If not removed, this debris can sink to the base of your lawn and rot. Eventually, this can lead to mold and fungus or damage your turf. Using a rake or a soft brush on your lawn will help to get rid of this debris. You can also rake or brush against the grain to get the blades of your lawn to stand up straight.

Leaf Blower: Another weapon in your arsenal against organic debris is a leaf blower. Using the power of a leaf blower can get out small particles of debris without damaging your lawn.

Mild Detergent: If you ever have a spill (such as food or drink) or have a child drop gum on your artificial lawn, mild detergent is the perfect solution. Just apply and scrub with a soft towel to avoid stains.


Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division is the choice of many home and business owners looking for top quality fake grass for their properties. Their team of experienced synthetic turf experts can help you with the purchase and installation of artificial lawns.

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