Installing

Schlüter® Transitions
...it was in 1975 that werner schlüter, while installing tile, thought of a simple way to solve a small problem. what began as a modest idea has since evolved into a company with over forty products that are promoted in countries around the world. innovation and development shape the future developing practical solutions for tiling problems has propelled schlüter-systems into a worldwide compan...
Sistone Natural Stone
...ut creates a usable product from the slurry. currently located in van nuys, california, sistone has approximately 60 employees, including 25 skilled installation specialists, who are at work installing stone sinks, kitchens and bathrooms, at an average of 5 locations a day. also sistone installers can provide demolition services and removal of existing surfaces. our installers work...
Hy-Lite
...are a stylish alternative to traditional window treatments. these prefabricated panels easily install over existing windows and dramatically transform a room in just minutes. measuring and installing just like plantation shutters, acrylic block shutters are available in custom shapes and sizes to meet even the most difficult-to-fill opening. choose from two privacy levels and a v...
PortStone Flooring
...n full sized brick. portstone has the look and feel of brick and stone, but it is much easier and faster to install. it is installed much like ceramic tile onto thin-set mortar, but instead of installing one brick at the time, with portstone paver sheets, as many as 16 bricks can be laid in one motion...
Bone Dry Products
...ler.  originally developed to seal concrete for hazardous waste containment applications, it accelerates the drying time for concrete and is an inexpensive product for sealing concrete prior to installing vinyl, vct or wood flooring.  it is non-toxic and easy to apply.  contractors have been using bone dry for more than 35 years without call backs, failure or job down time...
STANLEY® Tools
...for over 170 years, stanley® has been synonymous with quality, reliability, innovation and value. from the “do-it-yourselfer” installing a ceiling fan to the professional contractor framing new homes, it’s a safe bet that stanley has the right tool for the job. we’re proud of our reputation for excellence, and dedicated to continually testing, designing and improving our products to ensure quality...
Borders/Accents
...feature strip accent will catch more attention than if it were part of a standard pattern. purpleheart wood is a bright, striking purple when freshly cut, darkening into a deeper purple with age. try installing a purpleheart wood border around a cherry-plank flooring. then to make sure it will not go overlooked, implant a strip of polished brass between the contrasting woods. the result is stunnin...
Engineered Stone Countertops
...efits of granite countertopsgranite counters are timeless and not a passing decorating trend. including granite as part of your kitchen or bath design offers many benefits, including: longevity. installing granite countertops ensures your kitchen or bath construction or remodel will last for decades. granite's natural strength withstands heavy use for a lifetime. strength. granite co...
Flagstone
...flagstone walkway and decks have become increasingly popular as more homeowners want their backyards to become lush, intimate spaces. but creating a natural look takes attention to detail. installing flagstone in a yard might seem a daunting and expensive task, but the project can be rewarding -- and affordable -- if homeowners do their homework and don't mind getting dirty. flagstone is defined ...
Flooring
...flooring is the general term for a permanent covering of a floor, or for the work of installing such a floor covering. floor covering is a term to generically describe any finish material applied over a floor structure to provide a walking surface. both terms are used interchangeably but floor covering refers more to loose-laid materials...
Granite Countertops
...efits of granite countertopsgranite counters are timeless and not a passing decorating trend. including granite as part of your kitchen or bath design offers many benefits, including: longevity. installing granite countertops ensures your kitchen or bath construction or remodel will last for decades. granite's natural strength withstands heavy use for a lifetime. strength. granite co...
Parquet Flooring
... raw material and disposal of old wood products is environmentally sound. as homeowners continue to lean toward more classic and colonial designs, a simple way to enhance the look of the floor is by installing a parquet floor be installed at a 45 degree angle. a parquet floor installed in this manner provides a custom look without adding significant cost, and provides a pleasingly subtle backgrou...
Unica
...libration differences should be expected. this series is suitable for residential and commercial applications. for proper bonding, lht/lft mortar for large format and heavy tiles should be used when installing tiles with a dimensional length greater than 15”, and rectangular shape and plank tile, per industry standards. proper thinset coverage is also necessary, and in some cases, back buttering ...
Icon Series
...ibration differences should be expected. this series is suitable for residential and commercial applications. for proper bonding, lft/lht mortar for large format and heavy tiles should be used when installing tiles with a dimensional length greater than 15”, and rectangular shape and plank tile, per industry standards. proper thinset coverage is also necessary, and in some cases, back buttering ...
Ultimate Guide to Vinyl Sheet Flooring
... risk of walk-off, which is the idea that after years of use, the design wears off the vinyl. today’s vinyl is made with a protective top coat that helps keep the printed image of the design intact. installing vinyl sheet vinyl sheet installation methods simplify the process and let installers match the installation technique to the jobsite conditions. jobsite conditions to consider are: √...
Pergo Extreme Waterproof Tile Options
...proof laminate flooring category. fifteen gorgeous waterproof styles comprise this eye-catching array of realistic stone floors, offering multiple widths and lengths for extreme design versatility. installing pergo is simple with innovative click together technology. it is for your or a professional to install beautiful pergo waterproof flooring in your home. plus, pergo offers industry-leading ...
Pergo Wood Originals Collection
...zling, natural visual. the widest selection of beautiful wood looks ever offered in waterproof laminate planks, wood originals also offers multiple width and lengths for supreme design versatility. installing pergo waterproof vinyl plank flooring is simple with innovative click together technology. it is for your or a professional to install beautiful pergo luxury vinyl flooring in your home. pl...
Pergo TimberCraft® + WetProtect™
... for superior durability, scratch- and scuff-resistance √ 12mm thickness for maximum stability and a natural wood-floor sound √ easy-to-install locking system requires no glue and makes installing a laminate floor an easy diy project — coordinated moldings available √ wet mop or steam mop for easy cleanup, perfect for kitchens or baths √ underlayment is required, and we...
Wood-Look Vinyl Flooring
...nyl sheet are incredibly easy to care for. these floors repel soil and spills so just a quick wipe-up or a sweep and mop is usually all you need to do. ease of installationmaybe you’d never dream of installing a hardwood floor yourself, but wood-look vinyl can be quite diy-friendly. self-adhering luxury vinyl tile and planks with our fastak installation use a repositionable, pressure-sensitive ad...
Wood-Look Vinyl Flooring
...nyl sheet are incredibly easy to care for. these floors repel soil and spills so just a quick wipe-up or a sweep and mop is usually all you need to do. ease of installationmaybe you’d never dream of installing a hardwood floor yourself, but wood-look vinyl can be quite diy-friendly. self-adhering luxury vinyl tile and planks with our fastak installation use a repositionable, pressure-sensitive ad...
Ultimate Guide to Laminate Flooring
...sistant to stains, moisture, scratches, and general wear and tear. laminate is expensive. laminate is one of the most affordable options on the market, especially when it's compared to the costs of installing carpet, tile, and hardwood. laminate looks cheap. laminate floors today take on incredibly realistic wood and tile visuals and are far from cheap looking. in fact, it can be difficult to ...
7 Reasons Why Vinyl Plank is Better Than Ceramic Tile
...ile you are choosing, ceramics can cost as much as hardwood or high-quality carpet. materials aside, it costs 40% less to install vinyl plank than it does to install ceramic tile. faster and easier. installing ceramic tile is labor-intensive and takes a lot of time, so you will most likely need a professional if you want it installed properly. vinyl plank is diy-friendly and 60% quicker to instal...
Ultimate Guide to Hardwood Flooring
...e your home, but hardwood floors can do the same. rich, dark shades of wood paired with the perfect accent rug can create a cozy space that will look and feel warmer. hardwood flooring installation installing wood floors is a lot more complicated than painting your walls or replacing the hardware on your kitchen cabinets, so it is not recommended as a diy project. in the long run, you will save ...
Decorating Your Home with Bold Colors
...ith a solution such as velux no leak solar powered fresh air skylights, which can bathe the space in natural light and open to bring in fresh air. another smart way to capture natural light is by installing an option like sun tunnel skylights. with their low-profile design, they create a sleek appearance, and installation is also quick and easy. learn more at whyskylights.com. bold fur...
Expand Your Kitchen - How space-saving sliding door hardware can help
...and adjustable door hangers for easy installation, as well as options up to 400 pounds, featuring wall-mounted, heavy-gauge i-beam tracks and smooth-rolling, ball-bearing four-wheel hangers. installing wall-mount sliding door hardware in your kitchen - and beyond - can be an easy yet high-impact improvement that reduces space constraints while adding warmth, functionality and appeal t...
Simple Home Renovations/7 projects that improve resale value
... for the more versatile dimmers. plus, in today's technology-driven world, there's an app for seemingly everything - including lighting. homeowners can control the ambiance from their phones by installing smart lightbulbs and lighting strips. grunge-free garage even though a garage's functionality is the top concern for most buyers, a dingy, unkempt space can be a real turn-off. one...
Home Improvements with High ROI
...range of interior designs. if you already have wood floors that are in reasonably good condition, whether in use or under carpet, go ahead and refinish them for a budget-friendly alternative to installing new flooring. another option that holds or even increases the value of your investment is tile, particularly in spaces like kitchens, bathrooms and laundry areas. roofing re-roofi...
Simple summer home maintenance tips for comfort and energy savings
... seal the deal: examine the home's pipes and connections, as well as all vents, and add caulking or sealant, if needed, to ensure they are air-tight. clear the air: breathe easier this summer by installing a whole-home air purification system, such as the new lennox pureair s, which is integrated with your home's heating and cooling system. these systems are much more effective at elimi...
Fresh Home Upgrades for Spring
...t with all of the new growth and hues of green that abound during spring, it's natural to be more mindful of the environment. earth-friendly upgrades like switching out inefficient lighting or installing low-flow toilets and shower heads can make a sizable difference. another option for energy conservation: look for ways to maximize natural light for heat and to brighten rooms. well-p...
The beauty of barn doors
...hallways and narrow rooms. you just need enough adjacent wall footage to slide the door over." barn doors offer economic advantages, too. while pocket doors have similar space-saving benefits, installing them requires wall reconstruction - a messy and expensive business. because barn doors run on hardware installed outside the frame, they need no such preparatory construction, saving ti...
5 budget-friendly master bathroom upgrades you'll cherish for years
... important than the bathroom. if your current bathroom feels more like a cave than spa, it's time for a major lighting overhaul. modern fixtures allow you to use fewer bulbs more efficiently, and installing a dimmer switch gives you the bright light when you need it without blinding yourself in the morning. lastly, this is a great time to replace all of your old bulbs with energy-efficient...
Save Money Through Energy Efficiency
...r to manage home energy use. in fact, the doe estimates you can save as much as 10 percent a year on energy costs by simply adjusting the temperature up or down when you're away during the day. installing a programmable thermostat that never forgets to adjust on a busy morning and kicks back on before you arrive home can help you earn these savings and reduce energy consumption. home ...
7 Steps for a Healthier Home
...ather than pushing potentially harmful dust particles into your house and causing your systems to work overtime, inspect your air filter often and change it regularly. you might also want to consider installing a whole-home air purifier or placing portable air purifiers in frequently used rooms. reduce energy and natural resource usage. try installing timers on your lights so they turn on only ...
3 ways to personalize your home's curb appeal with an eye-catching front door
...rs. among the dozens of affordable ways you can personalize your home’s curb appeal, the first tip from better homes and gardens is to “dress up the front door.” one way they note to do that is by installing a custom wood door. “wooden doors are most often used in custom or specialized design situations since they are easiest to manipulate,” explains the diy network. “with the countless opti...
7 'little' upgrades that can mean a lot to homebuyers
...ome's entrance is the feature that officially welcomes potential buyers into your humble abode. replacing an old, weathered front door with a new one creates a positive first impression. what’s more, installing a steel entry door returns 90 percent of its value at the time of resale, according to remodeling magazine’s cost vs. value report. * put a water-efficient faucet in the bathroom — a gre...
5 green home improvements that can help sell your home for more
...g as they live in the home." some green projects you can easily accomplish yourself, like replacing less efficient light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs or leds throughout the house, or installing a programmable thermostat. other improvements may require professional expertise but can result in even bigger payoffs.  here are five popular green home improvements that could hel...
4 design upgrades for a spring refresh
...llennial to baby boomer. while simple in design, pivotal makes a bold, modern statement with its sleek handles and angular spout. to further amplify the contemporary aesthetic, focus on simplicity by installing mirrored cabinets to store toiletries. for a more traditional look, pair a stainless faucet finish with warm cabinetry such as toasted almond oak. wallpaper wonder for people who choose t...
5 tips to create an affordable and rewarding home DIY project
...while some projects — like a complete bathroom remodel — are going to be expensive, other diy projects can be tackled in an economical and enjoyable way. these projects may include repainting a room, installing a new ceiling fan or replacing old, damaged baseboards. the limit is your imagination, so look around your house to see what home improvements could enhance your home and then apply these t...
Breathe easier with carpet
...presented at the 2012 annual meetings of the american academy of asthma, allergy, and immunology (aaaai) and the american college of allergy, asthma and immunology (acaai). studies were conducted by installing carpet in a stainless steel test chamber room. the room with the carpet was allowed to stabilize in the environment and then a known amount of dust containing allergens was introduced into ...
Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less
...nd throws. you can’t change your couch every time the season changes, but switching out pillows and throws is a great way to give seasonal flare to your living room decor. create a statement wall. installing graphic wallpaper or wood planking on one wall, or simply painting one wall or the ceiling a contrasting color, can add drama to any room in the house. spruce up the deck for summer enjo...
Make a striking focal point the foundation of your spa-like bathroom
...a long day, it also serves as a striking visual focal point for modern baths. considering fixture alternatives already have a standard alcove tub, but still want to create your spa at home? try installing a deep soak tub drain, which has a unique overflow feature that allows 2-inch deeper water than a standard bathtub drain. this universal drain works in most standard bathtubs — and that cou...
Natural Stone in the Shower
...es make it a popular choice, especially in bathrooms where it can transform a utilitarian space into a spa-like retreat.  long considered a great choice for countertops, more homeowners are now installing natural stone in the shower.stone can be a good choice for the shower, but it does require certain care and maintenance," said david bonasera, owner of esp, a san jose, california-based dis...
Smart storage ideas to squeeze extra space from your bathroom
...od, visit  href="http://www.sterlingplumbing.com" dare to go vertical expand the storage potential of a small bathroom by using vertical storage options. floor space may be limited, but by installing shelving and other smart storage options on walls, you dramatically increase space for necessities. for example, floating shelves are an elegant and space-saving option that are easy to ins...
Where to find rebates, tax credits and rewards for energy-efficient home improvements
...money in the long run. however, many eco-friendly home improvements that help lower your energy bills can also pay off right away in the form of rebates and tax credits. whether you're considering installing an energy-efficient tankless water heater, putting solar panels on your house, or adding a skylight, chances are you can find a program that will put cash back in your pocket for improving ...
Trend alert: Wood planks warm up ceilings and walls
...thing simple like poplar beadboard finished with a light, natural stain. that would look crisp and airy, adding visual interest while remaining pleasingly low-key." home renovators discovered that installing new wood floorboards overhead is not only a surefire way to refresh an interior - even change its character entirely, if so desired - but also an effective method of covering old, damaged c...
4 hot bathroom design trends that don't have to cost a bundle
...es such as grab bars, higher vanities and chair-height toilets. aging-in-place upgrades are among the most useful and cost-effective bathroom improvements. following this pattern can be as simple as installing grab bars in showers and tubs, and next to toilets. replacing knob faucets with single-handle or lever-style faucets allows people with dexterity challenges to easily and safely function in...
5 tips to prepare the bath for winter
...ccessories to fit the season is a great way to change the look of the bath. display cozy, plush robes to keep bathers warm when stepping out of the shower and make guests feel right at home. consider installing robe hooks close to the shower door for easy access. for added flair, incorporate accessories such as towels in a festive pattern, splashes of gold in soap dishes, or hints of bronze in can...
Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families
...uipped with everything the occupants need for independence — such as cooking facilities, a bathroom, sleeping and living spaces. you may find you need to create a bathroom or kitchen in a space where installing traditional plumbing might be problematic. above-floor plumbing can be a cost-effective solution for virtually anywhere in a house. traditional plumbing may require you to open walls, add ...
Tips for creating a virtually self-cleaning bathroom
... steamy showers and baths. excess moisture in a bathroom is one of the leading causes of mold and mildew, which can be unsightly, smelly and unhealthy. yes, you can achieve freedom from cleaning. by installing easy-to-clean bathroom fixtures and materials, you can invest less time, effort and energy keeping the room clean. unexpected guests — drop in unannounced at any time! ...
Conserve energy and save money this fall by weatherizing your home with these easy tips
...ill by repairing issues found in a home energy audit, according to the u.s. department of energy. bonus tip! invest in a programmable thermostat. prevent working your heating equipment overtime by installing a programmable thermostat to automatically raise and lower the air temperature based on the time of day or if you’re away from home. by turning your thermostat back even eight degrees for e...
3 surprising home elements you can automate
...bly wished there was some way to unlock your front door without a key — and from miles away. smart locks allow you to do both those things and more. you can replace or supplement an existing lock by installing a smart lock, and you won’t need a professional locksmith to do it. if you can install a regular lock and operate a smartphone, you have the expertise you need to add and use a smart lock. ...
Keeping the Character/Renovation with original charm in mind
...also preserves the existing structure and architectural integrity of a home. "no ductwork makes my life so much easier," curtis said. "there's less time and money spent on finding ductwork space and installing the systems, so we no longer have to sacrifice design." installing a ductless system, such as those offered by mitsubishi electric cooling & heating, is a simple solution for eliminating w...
5 Tips for Tackling a Home Improvement Project
... leave some leeway for any unexpected issues that may arise. 2. diy or hire an expert? some projects are simple enough to diy, like swapping out the greenery in the yard. but other projects, like installing solar panels or getting a new water heater, may be outside your wheelhouse and better handled by experts. honestly assess your own level of expertise, permit requirements and local regulati...
Spacious Upgrades/Ideas to Easily Enhance the Master Closet
...onsider accessories. if you plan to update your closet with a wire system, there are a multitude of perfect accessories to include such as a tie and belt rack or shoe shelves. you may also consider installing a laminate or wood system. these products can provide drawers, doors, decorative molding and more and can transform your closet into a personal haven. "adding drawers into your closet ...
Luxurious Laundry Room Transformations
...tivity and a sense of calm. make use of cabinets, woven baskets and lidded containers to keep items like serving pieces, craft supplies, gift wrap and vases well out of sight. * if space permits, installing a refrigerator in the laundry room is incredibly useful. when entertaining, a well-stocked second refrigerator will allow you to turn your laundry room into a party prep and staging area. i...
Mini-Makeovers Deliver Big Home Value
...e best return on investment. "a minor kitchen remodel is one of the best investments homeowners can make," said terrill. "projects including refinishing the cabinets, updating the countertops, and installing new appliances all provide a high return without breaking the bank." bathroom brush-up although typically the smallest rooms in the home, bathrooms can still make a big statement. even...
4 Tips to Make Home Maintenance Easier
...minders so that you'll never miss a maintenance date. in addition, find creative ways to make tasks easier. it can be tough to keep items in place while nailing or screwing into walls or ceilings, or installing features such as under-cabinet lighting. glue dots are a handy solution that won't damage the surface, don't expand and won't make a mess. get organized. daily home maintenance tasks li...
Why Emergency Preparedness Matters/Tips to Prevent Storm Damage
...n result in a number of inconveniences if the outage requires special arrangements such as meals out and overnight hotel stays." the easiest way to prepare for a weather-related power outage is by installing a standby generator in advance of the storm season. fortunately, attaining the safety and comfort provided by a standby generator during a storm event has become more reasonable thanks to e...
Emergency Preparedness Tips/Prepare your home for a power outage
...t of items to consider when packing your emergency supply kit can be found at www.fema.gov. portable vs. standby generators "beyond preparing an emergency kit, purchasing a portable generator or installing a standby generator is the simplest way to keep the power on and ensure a family stays safe when a strong storm or other emergency knocks utility power offline," grandy said. "understanding...
5 Ways to Create a Safer Bathroom
... large, walk-in shower to get one with a low threshold. as trips can be as dangerous as slips, look for a safe shower pan that is level with the floor, making it easy to step inside. * get a grip. installing grab bars in the shower and next to the tub is a good idea for everyone, but it's especially important for those looking to stay in their home as they age. some products, such as the new de...
Caring for Your Stone Surfaces
...wary about misleading promises with some do-it-yourself granite cleaning products claiming they can remove stains and water marks or reduce dullness and scratching. "having grown up manufacturing, installing and restoring stone surfaces, i can assure you an off-the-shelf granite cleaner can't deliver on those promises," said sciarrino. "in most circumstances, there are home remedies, and we're ...
Luxurious Laundry Room Transformations
...tivity and a sense of calm. make use of cabinets, woven baskets and lidded containers to keep items like serving pieces, craft supplies, gift wrap and vases well out of sight. * if space permits, installing a refrigerator in the laundry room is incredibly useful. when entertaining, a well-stocked second refrigerator will allow you to turn your laundry room into a party prep and staging area. i...
Shedding Light on Replacement Windows
...tyle, climate and budget. type a pocket window is perfect in situations where the home's existing window frame and surrounding wall are in good condition, but the sash is in need of improvement. installing a complete replacement window is a good choice for projects involving more substantial renovation. material the most common materials used for windows are vinyl, wood, clad-wood and alu...
Paint Like a Pro/Easy Exterior and Interior Painting Tips
...ct the wrong paint. you can avoid this by using the right paint from the start. * be sure to "back prime" any newly installed woodwork. this means you should prime and seal the whole board before installing it. this will protect the backboard from moisture and prevent bloating and cracking once new woodwork is applied. ideas for impressive interiors when approaching interior projects, use ...
Find inspiration for your home in 2013 with the latest design trends
...exture." another great tip to accomplishing this trend is to look at construction materials in new ways. molding and paneling can add architectural detail well beyond crown molding and baseboards. installing framing on a wall and painting it with complementary paint colors can change the look and feel of any room. "unique treatments instantly increase the texture, depth and visual appeal, witho...
Adding a Little Luxury to Your Home
...tallic accents glow. flooring - sometimes the floor can get overlooked as a design element in a room. but a beautiful floor can pull the whole look of a room together. refinishing hardwood floors, installing laminate or stone flooring, replacing carpets, or investing in quality area rugs are all ways you can add the perfect finishing touch to a room. there are a lot of ways you can add luxur...
Does Your Family Have a Fire Escape Plan?
...commend these tips to make a plan for keeping your family and home safe. make a plan on average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. installing smoke alarms on every level of the home and developing a plan of escape can give your family precious minutes to get out and get to safety. * draw a floor plan of your home and sketch ex...
Need a Quick Room Makeover? Look to Lighting Solutions
...t fit. dining room * using dimmers and layering with light gives you flexibility for different occasions. * for an elegant look, blend low levels of light sources throughout the room. * when installing light over the dining room table, be careful not to create shadows on your guest's faces. placing additional light sources elsewhere in the room helps to balance the light. * use adjustabl...
Do-It-Yourself Home Projects Help You Save
...et - from finishing rod racks to cabinets and overhead ceiling-mounted shelving - at retail stores such as www.walmart.com. update flooring to cover existing flooring, use floating laminate pieces. installing wood laminate in your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, or living room is easy with snap-together pieces. check out www.diynetwork.com for step-by-step instructions. make cleanup a breeze wh...
Economy, housing market drive smaller, smarter home-remodeling projects
...paces that lack below-floor drainage; that is, where a bathroom does not currently exist, such as a basement, an attic, a garage or even a bedroom closet. in these situations, many plumbers recommend installing macerating, above-floor plumbing. "with a macerating, or up-flush, toilet, there is no need to break up the floor to install drainage lines," says al warren, a licensed plumbing contrac...
Cold weather offers perfect opportunity to work on these projects
...s. use winter as time to knock the little things off the list. for those who can't wait to get started, there are plenty of projects that can completely change your home without removing walls or installing an addition. introducing new color to a space will help fine-tune an interior's design or even completely reinvent a room. winter is the perfect time to modernize your home's feel with ...
USFloors provides bright light in Dalton
...led by alpharetta, ga.-based, united renewable energy. william silva, the company’s president, added, “usfloors continues to show leadership in sustainable manufacturing practices and job growth.” installing this solar array adds to one of the many sustainable practices of usfloors, a company actively working toward a solar powered future for the region, noted brian anderson, president of the d...
Put the Fun in Function - Making the Most of Kitchen Storage
...organizers recommends observing the flow of activity in your kitchen and organizing around it. stone agrees, saying, "i believe the kitchen should be designed for the way you live." whether you're installing new cabinets or working with your existing units, try to optimize your space by creating specified storage areas. * group objects by purpose and dedicate specific storage areas for them....
Size Up Your Siding Ways To Invest In Your Home
...? siding materials have different life spans and maintenance requirements. "as siding wears out," says gentzel, "the effort and cost of maintaining tired siding can add up to be more expensive than installing new siding." how's the curb appeal? if your home looks faded or is starting to look run-down, re-siding can be the quickest and most cost-effective solution to update and beautify it. ...
Three Tips for a Greener Garage
...ncy (epa) says that sealing and insulating garage walls and ceilings can be a cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and save money on your utility bills. this can include weather stripping, installing energy-efficient windows and installing an energy-efficient door from the garage to your house. going green in the garage is easy - on you and on the environment. for additional informat...
Weekend Home Projects on a Budget / Easy Outdoor Improvements
...cking, the hole must extend at least 6 inches (150mm) below the frost line. deck hardware, if applicable, should also be kept away from water as a safeguard versus rust and other corrosives. when installing basketball goal poles or other equipment that requires a solid footing for safe use, follow the manufacturer's recommendations concerning mounting hole depth and size. 2. tamp the sides ...
Getting the "Green Light" at Home
...g off all lighting when leaving a room, especially during the day. * utilizing task lighting versus turning on all overhead lighting when only focused lighting is needed, such as reading in bed. * installing timers on outdoor lighting so lights are on only when needed. it's easier than you think to turn energy savings into a bright idea. for more information about energy-efficient lighting o...
Installation Instructions for VersaLock AG Laminat
...installing laminate floors has never been easier with versalock ag laminate flooring by shaw floors. this flooring requires minimal adhesive, tools and preparation. begin by measuring the floor, laying underlayment and determining how many planks will be required to cover the room. it is recommended to choose random lengths of planks and various planks from different cartons to enhance the look of...
6 mistakes to avoid with hardwood floors
...hardwood floors are a great investment. between their timeless beauty, sophisticated appearance and impressive design versatility, it's virtually impossible to regret installing hardwood floors for your home. despite how convenient and beneficial these surfaces can be compared to other types of floors, there are certain things to keep in mind when choosing, installing and maintaining them....
Install a Granite Countertop & Kitchen Cabinets
...installing a granite countertop and kitchen cabinet...
Mohawk Uniclic Laminate Installation with Chip Wade
...erview of the process, chip talks about acclimating your flooring to the room before installation, ensuring your subfloor is in good shape and clear of all debris, and the particulars of choosing and installing underlayment. he also provides techniques for creating a uniform expansion gap and maintaining variation in plank selection for a natural look as you lay your planks...
Mohawk Ceramic Tile Installation with Chip Wade
...if your approach to home improvement is diy, then you want to ensure you're approaching every job fully equipped with the knowledge you need to do it right. when it comes to installing ceramic tile, there's a lot to know! hgtv's chip wade walks through every step of a mohawk ceramic tile installation project, even down to the necessary preparation and the recommended type of tile for certain jobs...
Installing Cork Floors
...bob confronts the remodeling challenge of choosing a flooring material that will deaden sound without sacrificing the sleek, clean look of tile or stone. so contractors install cork underlayment and click-together cork tiles...
Bamboo Flooring Installation Video!
...installing your bamboo floor has never been so easy. with green future strand woven bamboo flooring you can get it installed in no time and with little to no experience. using their unique lockedge system this installation is glue-less and mess free. you can save time and money and know that you have the best, most durable, climate resistant flooring in the world...
Installing COREtec Plus using Angle/Tap Profile
...for a written version of the installation instruction and recommendations, please visit: http://www.usfloorsllc.com/wp-content... shows how to install usfloors' patent-pending coretec plus and coretec plus xl with the angle/tap glueless installation method...
How to Install ADURA®Max Vinyl Plank Floors
...how to install mannington adura®max lvp wpc flooring. mannington strongly recommends using trained, professional installers for the best long-term performance of any of our flooring products. anyone installing mannington products is urged to follow all directions and advice in the installation guidelines. we have based all our instructions on industry-accepted recommendations as well as results ...
BerryAlloc PureClick Installation Video (US version)
... either corner of the room and click your way to the other side. you can start the next row where you’ve finished the previous row. dreamclick: a 360° locking system! dreamclick is unbeatable for installing planks thanks to its unique identical interlocking profile on all 4 sides. the planks click together easily on each side of the plank, back, front, left or right. some advantages: super ...
Installing RevWood flooring from Mohawk
...installing revwood flooring from mohawk is quick and easy with uniclic® technology, our exclusive glueless locking system. for most customers, we recommend hiring a professional to properly install it, but you can still do a few things to prepare...
Mohawk Carpet Installation
...while do-it-yourself home improvement projects are increasingly popular, installing carpet is a specialized skill. at mohawk, we recommend finding a professional installation team to make sure your new carpet is expertly installed so you'll be satisfied with it for years to come. once you find a professional installer, there are a few ways to prepare for your new carpet's arrival....
stretch-in
...Installation procedure for installing carpet over separate cushion using a tackless strip; properly performed with a power-stretcher...
conventional installation
...Method of installing ceramic tile with Portland cement mortar...
standard engineered
...The traditional construction for engineered hardwood boards and laminate products. These products require the pieces to be glued to each other prior to installing over the subfloor...
substrate
...The surface on which the vinyl flooring will be laid. If installing over a wood substrate, an underlayment will generally be necessary. A concrete substrate will not require an underlayment but will require some floor preparation. ...
flooring
...Flooring is the general term for a permanent covering of a floor, or for the work of installing such a floor covering. Floor covering is a term to generically describe any finish material applied over a floor structure to provide a walking surface. Both terms are used interchangeably but floor covering refers more to loose-laid materials. Materials almost always classified as flooring include c...
click flooring
... tongue-and-groove, but instead of fitting directly into the groove, the board must be angled or "tapped" in to make the curved or barbed tongue fit into the modified groove. No adhesive is used when installing a "click" floor, making board replacement easier. This system not only exists for engineered wood floors but also engineered bamboo and a small number of solid floors (such as "par...

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