Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 24, 1971 · Page 20
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 20

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, May 24, 1971
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FLOWER POWER SETS THE THEME for young glrPg bedroom. Floral print carpeting shown here lets little sleepers live In a garden of color, Room accessories can also carry floral motif. Wild Flower carpeting from Armstrong, BOYS' ROOM IS easy to clean, no matter how much mud and dirt they track in, thanks to easy-care sheet vinyl flooring. Suggested is Luran Foamcraft sheet vinyl by GAP. JUST PEEL AND place. That.'e all there is to custom shag floor coverings, when carpet tiles are used. These have self-adhering, • latex foam backing. They're by Mohawk. . • LOUVER IDEA Vertical louvered fences make impressive background for fruit treesV . 8 - Koisuth County Advance Mohday, May 24, 1971 ELECTRICIANS HOME BUSINESS FARM Start with Adequate Wiring! ,\\\ Remodeling your home, or building a new one? Be sure to install adequate wiring to meet all your electrical living needs. Rely on us. Algeria, Iowa. r a Flooring Goes Modern, Goes Decorative, Too *REVEttf STICKING After painting window sashes, move window up and down when paint is partiaily dry, to Stop sticking. - . counter or- used as a freestanding unit. Clean Up, fix Vp \o*> Some of the newest advancements for home improvements are absolutely flooring! . And that can be taken literally. Today's floors have become an important part of decorating, redecorating or planning every room in the house. There are new ideas for the treatment of traditional flooring materials, such as wood, plus new developments in floor coverings. Oak Looks New Consider oak flooring, once traditionally flavored. Now it goes modern with colors .and . patterns. Oak floors can be a short cut to improving the appearance, and .value of a home. Because . they will serve 50 years or longer, oak floors, now hidden oy carpeting or tile, can be uncovered) re- flrilshed and give many years of service. After checking the floor's joints for proper tightness, all wax or adhesive should be .completely removed. After the floor .has dried, it can be sanded and refinished with new colors or designs. There is no harm done to the mighty oak floor if the color or pattern is changed. Oak floors should not be painted. Paint not only hides the grain patterns of the wood surface but may not stand up to wear very well. A clear or colored, penetrating sealer is usually used. Sealers soak into the fibers of the wood and become part of it. . , ' In heavy traffic areas, a polyurethane finish can be applied over the sealer without obscuring the wood's natural markings. ... Carpet Tiles Arrive Some houses, built on concrete slabs, do not have permanent hardwood floors, so the project becomes installation rather than renovation. When it's preferable to cover the floor, carpet tiles provide a modern answer. Carpeting is sometimes put down directly on the concrete foundation or over a rough plywood subfloor in a house with concrete slabs: Carpet tiles, first introduced in 1965, have under- ; gone many refinements and improvements. "^i. . :Tj5day 0 there" is a >ride choice of thick shags, printed • or embossed tiles, new 18- inch square sizes and bright, exciting colors. , What hasn't changed is the resilient backing of high density foam rubber. The foam rubber backing means a nonskid, insulating and easy to install tile, which doesn't need a separate underlay. Vinyl Decorates Vinyl sheet flooring* is yet, another way to tastefully decorate a room. It is easy to care for and insulates against noise. A damp sponge wipes up potential stains and paper toweling takes care of spills. : . , This type, of flooring is re- '. Snips Help Handyman, Speed Gutting Jobs NEW SHAPE carpet tiles, a • far cry from traditional squares and rectangles, create unusual floor cover- Ings. They're Versailles, in Phillips 66 olefln fibers. , silient 'and is featured in' many styles. From elegant marble, to abstract flowers, cushioned sheet vinyl flooring is long wearing and easy to care for. Many styles contain a transparent wear layer of -polyvinyl chloride. This means . that the pattern or color never wears, only the special layer gets the traffic. . Vacuuming or periodic, sweeping is sufficient for weekly maintenance. As for Waxing, the continuous, nonporous vinyl wear layer gives a floor covering that makes waxing unnecessary; , - ;' Need to renew some flash- ings around the house? Replace a section of rain gutter or spout, or cut some vinyl tiles for a new kitchen floor?' To turn the life of the home handyman brighter* there's a new type of metal-. cutting snip that will help with au these jobs. It's called a pipe and duct snip. This compound-action snip is especially useful in cutting leaders, gutters' and sheet metal pipe* and ducts, eleven vinyl tiles.' It can make its own holes for starting, Will cut through double layers or seams and is designed to give a clean cut without distorting edges, A safety factor Is that waste metal curls up and forward out of the pipe.and duct snip's jaws and cannot cut the operator's hand, Some basic rules to follow when working with metal snips are suggested here, by J. Wiss and Sons, makers of pipe and duct snips. Always cut with snip handles at right angles to the metal. Slanting makes cutting difficult and may spring the blades. '• v> • In starting a cut, .line up BUSINESS Color is the keynote In today'* decorating. Literally hundreds of charming colors are available. We can mix virtually any .paint color you detlre — match paint' to :V<a|Jpaper, draperies prid other fabrics — tomethlngalmoit unheard of a decade or two ago. It requires years of study, expert knowledge and experience. Color -not just painting and decorating — is our business. - . , . Why not phone us? Discuss you color problems right in your own home. Here, with your furnishings and suggested colors right before your eyes, you can more readily visualize results. V [en's Painting Cb. Algeria's Painter 6V Decorator , Phone 295-2142 ^ ; 1302 East McGregor St. Algona, Iowa. 5051.1 ^^^^AJtnJQf^^^ M^JLoAMJl. JWIWLJV/ iW&fiiJa /LlWfMnMM'' \WTW3>^Tm.fKl Visit with your fo^ us! MONIV AVAILAILI FOR; • KITCHEN MODERNIZATION • ROOM ADDITIONS • EXTRA BATHROOMS • REPAIRS —REMODELING • ALL IMPROVEMENT NEEDS L|T US HILP 0«r;loh| experience enpbles ui to lerve you fatter, easier, more personally. , «^ . 7' • ™ *nu Kuuuiv «»^ iiiQ inonGy, too. See us today . *' u< 14 I. ITATI Savings & ALOONA, IOWA the upper blade with the scribed line and hold the rip just ;ab6ve the plane of the work.. Cut with even pressure, making short strokes, especially on curves. Proper care -of metal snips is simple. After use, wipe the blades clean and apply a thin coating of machine oil, DOWN WITH TRASH Trull disposal, t major environmental problem, may get an auist from a new major electric appliance, the Whirlpool Trash Mas her compactor, which can reduce a week's worth of trash-including food Wastes, cartons, bottles, aerosol cans-down to a little bag, Compactor can be Installed under a kitchen a small IMPROVEMENT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR HOME Stop in for tvt In building materials I MILLER LUMBER COMPANY 109 So. lantry Algeria, ta« - BEED HARDWARE rejuvenate. P If you'd like to improve that home of yours, think of starting in the kitchen or laundry - wrtere the wife says she spends most of her waking hours. A new household appliance will do wonders for the style, color scheme and even the efficiency of any home. Beed Hardware has a whole store full of major appliance bargains - and they can order any special size and color you might want in a new home. Complete selections of the top appliance lines... Amana •:- Westinghouse •:• Hoover — Step In or call today — CWtf Rtiuvonatbr " Chief Reinvigorafor fef^.f 1? 1 '>** 4 W I CHOCK ICED OUH OUJN HAHUWAHI V ' (. ' * * ' '',"",• •./ 'V^ : ^ ; ^' 'V' TITOMKA, IOIA ,V, «1

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