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Shag Area Rugs, A Great Way To Create A Safe And Easy To Clean Home

December 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Placing other types of rugs by home entrances, sinks, or in other areas where the flooring is likely to get wet is your best bet of reducing the chance for falls. Additionally, the softness of shag area rugs offer great cushioning for the first steps of any baby.Shag area rugs come in a large variety […]

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Radiant Heat Isnt Just For Floor Heating

December 1st, 2007 · No Comments

According to the Radiant Panel Association’s website: “Radiant heating uses a warm surface to transfer heat to individuals and into a space rather than moving heated air. Although the air is warmed, the majority of the heat travels through the air and warms other surfaces, similar to a light shining on a wall. This natural […]

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The Benefits of Radiant Heating: How Do They Compare With Other Heating Applications

November 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Some of the benefits of radiant heat: Comfort: Let your bare feet soak up the warmth of soothing heat without the dust and noise associated with other heating sources. Enjoy evenly distributed heat throughout your home kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and basement. Custom Designed: Whether for supplemental floor warming, or total space heating, every system is […]

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Tags: Ceramic and Tile Flooring · Flooring Articles

Radiant Heat Defined

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

What exactly is radiant heating? Many people mistake radiant heating for hydronic (hot water) tubing, but that is only a portion of radiant heating family of technologies. To say that plastic or pex tubing with hot liquid being pumped through it is the only radiant heating technology would be like listing bananas and apples as […]

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Ice Dams, Snow Loads, Icicles

November 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Heatizon Systems products, and their approved applications, proudly carry the ETL Mark for the United States and Canada verifying that they have been tested to and successfully passed the stringent tests established by both UL and CSA. It is important to note that Heatizon Systems Roof Snow and Ice Melt products are the only products […]

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Natural Beauty that Changes Over Time

November 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Wood floors are one of the few flooring options that become more beautiful with age. Like all natural products that experience change over time, wood floors will experience subtle color changes as they age. This natural process called patina will add to the beauty and character of the floor. Different species of wood flooring will […]

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Radiant Heating Concrete Slabs

November 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

I recently read the “Off The Wall – HeatingHelp.com” area of the April 2007 issue of Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine. The first inquiry focused on the following question: “Can I also put a 140 degree loop for the towel warmer/radiator in my upstairs bathroom?” Since I am not a plumber I found the answers given […]

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Radiant Heat And Ceramic Floor Tile

November 20th, 2007 · No Comments

If you have radiant heat and are planning a ceramic floor tile installation, then understanding the function of membranes will certain be beneficial. This article will teach you about various membranes in conjunction with radiant heat, so that your floor tile installation will be done properly. There have been many tragic ceramic floor tile installation […]

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In vogue: fashionable vinyl flooring is heating up the kitchen

November 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Vinyl manufacturers nave a message for builders and remodelers: This is not your mother’s vinyl flooring. Gone are the wimpy white floors that tore or dented at the slightest insult; floors that eventually turned yellow, were difficult to install, and failed miserably whenever they tried to imitate their higher-priced ceramic, wood, or slate cousins. These […]

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Laminate Flooring – Cleaning & Maintenance

November 18th, 2007 · No Comments

One of the biggest advantages of laminate floors is that they are made to look good for many years with a minimum of effort. Most laminates come with a 10 to 25 years residential warranty against staining, wearing and fading, depending on the brand. All you really need for cleaning are a vacuum cleaner, a […]

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