How to get spots, scuff marks and other gunk off your floors

How to get spots, scuff marks and other gunk off your floors

Most flooring comes with some specific maintenance do’s and don’ts. (Don’t use ammonia-based cleaners on wood, for example.) But how do you remove chewing gum, wax, and other messes? Here are some tips from the experts at Consumer Reports.

Gum and wax. On wood, cover the stain with a sealed ice pack to make it brittle enough to break off in pieces. Do the same on plastic laminate, vinyl, or linoleum, but be especially careful when scraping … (read more)

Bold Decor Idea: yellow chandelier against black walls and white floors

This modern spa space at the luxurious Viceroy Miami hotel in South Florida is as hot as the weather. A bold blend of black, white and yellow welcomes guests who flock to this hotspot for its sumptuous resort amenities, but who stay for its sleek sense of style. The hotel’s claim to fame is its collection of one-of-a-kind Lasvit lighting sculptures. In the impeccably decorated spa, the piece de resistance is the Chamomilla Chandelier, a collaborative effort between Lasvit and modern designer Philippe Starck. Not to be missed, this daring yellow chandelier installation … (read more)