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What to look for when Shopping for new Floors

February 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The decision to update floors in a home is a decision that many consumers make each year.  Whether their current floors are outdated or the homeowners are just ready for a change, each year millions of people hit the home improvement and flooring stores in search of the perfect product for their homes. There are […]

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Is Laminate Flooring Your Choice?

February 3rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Laminate flooring is a material that is made to resemble wood flooring. This type of flooring has many advantages that other woods simply cannot provide you with. When you take a close look at it, you can not really tell that it isn’t a true hardwood either. This is one of the advantages. Let’s compare […]

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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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Floor Care: No Wax Floor

November 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Most no-wax floors will accumulate tiny scratches over time that can dull the appearance of the floor. Before reaching for the polish, though, you need to make sure the floor is clean. Some cleaning products leave a residue that must be removed before the finish is applied. Otherwise, you’ll just be sealing dirt, cleaner residue, […]

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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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5 Steps To Complete A Successful Ceramic Tile Installation

November 21st, 2007 · 2 Comments

If laying ceramic tiles is totally new to you, “5 Steps to complete a successful ceramic tile installation” is a set of basic but important tips that you will help you avoid making costly mistakes on your next bathroom or ceramic tile installation. Plan which Tile This step is often underestimated and sometimes even forgotten […]

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History of the Carpet Industry in the United States

November 20th, 2007 · No Comments

In the Beginning – Woven Carpet The carpet industry in the United States began in 1791 when William Sprague started the first woven carpet mill in Philadelphia. Others opened during the early 1800s in New England. Included in that area was Beattie Manufacturing Company in Little Falls, New Jersey, a company that operated until 1979. […]

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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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