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Because of consumer demand for environmentally conscious alternatives, manufacturers are working diligently to expand their current offerings to include water-based solutions that preform as well as oil-based products.Years before the Green Movement, some manufacturers introduced a low V.O.C., wa...
02/23/2009
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Here is some information that we have collected over the years that some may find helpful.If you are going to have pavers installed either on your walkway or driveway, or patio,consider the advice of the contractor in having the pavers installed over a concrete bed, or some refer to as a mud bed ...
02/18/2009
We have had several calls during the previous year, concernig what is known as poly droplets.When small polyurethane droplets form along the edges of each floor board, moisture is always the blame.The droplets are caused by polyurethane flowing into the gaps between floor boards while the floor i...
02/13/2009
IN remodels, flooring can be brought into the home as soon as there is space for it.In new construction, flooring should be brought into a home only after the hvac system has been in operation for at least one week. To speed up the acclimation process, you should strip flooring from its boxes and...
02/10/2009
You may have done this many times,lugged that old ironing board out of the closet,used it then put it back again.Even though ironing may not be as popular as say 20 years ago, there still is a need for it,and now there is an easier way to approach an old task.An intelligently designed ironing boa...
02/09/2009
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The most common source of indoor radon is uranium in the soil or rock on which homes are built.As uranium naturally breaks down,it releases radon gas which is colorless, orderless, radioactive gas. Radon gas enters homes through dirt floors, cracks in concrete walls and floors, floor drains, and ...
02/05/2009
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This is some nice info. from an article in a popular construction magazine. With all the new materials available today designing for the future is smart,but unfortunately, it isn't always fashionable. Choosing universal -design accessories like grab bars and door pulls often means settling for mi...
02/05/2009
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Today's exhaust fans quietly mitigate moisture,promote health, and save energy with smart switches. Roaring bathroom fans like the one we could hear from our living room,are a thing of the past.Fan noise is measured in sones, an indication of perceived loudness.A 1-sone sound is likened to the so...
02/04/2009
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Here are some top 10 dont's when remodeling a kitchen. Don't settle for cheap drawer slides.They're noisy and flimsy.Do not choose tile for countertops unless you are willing to scrub grout joints often.Don't install a light-gauge stainless steel sink.It will flex, and dent over time and they scr...
02/02/2009
Bronze is a metal alloy primarily composed of copper and tin, but it can contain other elements. It develops a patina also over time, turning a dark golden brown color. Only a stainless steel countertop is harder than Bronze. However Bronze can still be scratched; as with all other metal countert...
01/30/2009
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