What Causes Ridges in Fingernails?

The causes of fingernail ridges vary from common and harmless to rare and threatening. If you have noticed formation of ridges in your fingernails, the likely cause depends on the particular nature of those ridges. Normal Vertical Ridges Ridges extending from the base to the tip of the fingernail are termed vertical; they are often …

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Why Are My Nails Soft?

Medically referred to as hapalonychia, a soft nails can be the result of too much water being retained in the nail. Soft nails are linked with a few medical conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Soft nails caused by conditions of skin inflammation generally start at the base of the nail bed and work their …

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Does Water Damage Leather?

Leather can be beautiful and functional, and it will last a long time if treated properly. While leather is a durable material, damage may occur occasionally. The cleaning of damaged or soiled leather is a simple process. The most important thing to remember during cleaning is to use a light hand, so the integrity of …

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Does Laminate Flooring Need to Acclimate?

More Info: Most laminate flooring manufacturers recommend you acclimate the flooring before installation. The length of time required depends on the climate and room conditions.  Failure to acclimate the individual boards can result in a void of warranty. What Does Acclimate Mean? Acclimate means the flooring boards need to adjust to the same climate condition …

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Can Laminate Flooring Be Used in a Bathroom

More Info: Laminate flooring can be used in the bathroom as well as other rooms that may be subjected to modest moisture.  It should never be used in any application where there is threat of water pooling on the surface. While laminate flooring is but an imitation of real wood, it does impart character and …

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