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Robbins Hardwood Flooring
...ial space. care and maintenancetaking care of your robbins hardwood flooring is relatively simple. regular sweeping and vacuuming will help maintain the floor's beauty. spills should be wiped up immediately to prevent staining. it's also advisable to use floor protectors under furniture legs to avoid scratching. for a deep clean, specialized hardwood floor cleaners are recommended. conclusionw...
Capel Rugs
...el converted his plow line company into a braided rug manufacturer, sensing an opportunity in the textile market. the company started with just one product, the reversible braided rug, which was an immediate success. this rug was durable, versatile, and affordable, quickly becoming a staple in american homes. craftsmanship at its bestone of the most distinguishing features of capel rugs is the qu...
Aladdin Commercial Hard Surface
...or various commercial applications, it continues to be a frontrunner in the flooring industry. make the smart choice for your business and invest in a flooring solution that will not only meet your immediate needs but also stand the test of time. ...
Carpenter Cushion
...t and durability. the cushion is a critical component that impacts not just the feel of your carpet, but also its longevity and performance. the importance of quality carpet cushion comfortthe immediate benefit of a high-quality carpet cushion is comfort. walking on a carpet with good cushioning feels soft, plush, and luxurious. it can make all the difference when you’re standing for long per...
DAP® Products Inc.
... in the important retail sector where thousands of products vie for attention. powerful advertising and publicity campaigns stimulate high consumer awareness and interest in key dap products. media interviews and coverage on national television and in newspapers and magazines give consumers and professionals a close look at the advantages of using dap products. end users want informati...
Bassett® Furniture
...a. bassett stores offer affordable, finely crafted furniture, lamps, rugs, mirrors and artwork for every room of the home. much of bassett’s furniture and accessories can be delivered almost immediately. bassett also offers customization programs for upholstery, dining, home storage and home entertainment furniture. the customization programs are sophisticated - offering multiple cust...
Norman Shutters
...ocesses to enhance manufacturing, ordering efficiency, installation, aesthetics and long-term performance. it takes the latest and greatest to exceed industry standards — and yours. homeowners are immediately impressed by our shutters’ burnished, furniture-smooth finish and brilliance. yet beauty is more than skin deep. quality is built in from the core of our premium hardwood and composite shutt...
Intertape Packaging Products
...lude shrink film and stretch film as well as carton-sealing equipment, ink jet printing systems and labeling systems. intertape is a leader in the engineered coated products and flexible intermediate bulk container (fibc) industries. with heavy emphasis placed on r&d, ipg is bringing to market many innovative new products for the agricultural and structural fabrics industries. establis...
MAPEI Flooring Adhesives
...ard-thinking, mr. squinzi made it a personal mission to identify trends in the building and flooring industry and to stay a step ahead of those trends by bringing innovative products to market that immediately met the newly founded demands. ...
Signature Hospitality Carpets
...pile graphics. signature has the expertise, experience and equipment required to create products that meet the diverse needs of our industry. we also offer numerous running line carpets for immediate shipments on our stocking products. many of our customers take advantage of our in-house design staff to create custom designs. top quality production, innovative designs and our compa...
Pratt & Larson Tile
...d. enhancing property value aesthetic appeal and resale valueinstalling pratt & larson tile can significantly enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property. this improvement is not just about immediate satisfaction but also translates into increased property value, making it an excellent investment for homeowners planning future resale. national recognition and reliability a brand you can ...
Rex Ceramiche
...rex ceramiche artistiche was founded in 1968 at fiorano modenese. it immediately made its mark on the large-size slab tile market with products exclusive in both their graphics and their application potential. from the ‘70s it made a specialty of working with professionals chosen from various contexts; this yielded unique results in the transformation and personalization of matter, enabl...
Adesso Furniture
... woven fabric, glass, resin, renewable bamboo wood and cork! it wasn't long before a new category of rta furniture was added to the product line. everything from tables, chairs, and pedestals to media and coat racks, and screens was included in this new assortment. the furniture was fresh, contemporary and always reasonably priced. our wide range of products allows us to cater to a var...
Peters-Revington Furniture
...m chromcraft-revington, inc. cri has since grown to include cochrane furniture, and sumter cabinet. peters-revington is proud to offer a wide selection of occasional tables, wall systems, media centers, bookcases and curio cabinets. we pledge to offer superior service and value in all of our home furnishing products...
Speartek Tile & Stone
...design, as they can be used for a dramatic accent wall, a splashback in a kitchen, or to add character to a shower floor. the mosaics come in a variety of materials, including glass, metal, and mixed media, giving designers and homeowners the flexibility to create a focal point that truly reflects their personality and style. innovation and sustainabilityspeartek tile & stone is also dedicate...
Surface Art Tile
...ompetitive prices. this affordability ensures that luxury and elegance are accessible, providing excellent value for your investment. long-term investmentinvesting in these tiles is not just about immediate aesthetics; it’s about long-term value. their durability and timeless designs ensure that your space remains stylish and functional for years, making it a wise investment. conclusion: transfo...
Shaw Floorté LVT Flooring
...'s durability and aesthetic appeal, resulting in a significant reduction in maintenance costs and an enhanced shopping experience. testimonials frequently highlight the ease of installation and the immediate uplift in room aesthetics, underscoring floorté's role in achieving design objectives efficiently and sustainably. conclusionshaw's floorté luxury vinyl tile flooring offers an unparalleled b...
Innovation Cabinetry
..., wholesale manufacturer and distributor. we directly connect with our customers, allowing them to bypass the tediousness and additional costs (associated with) of working with third-party intermediaries. we are members of the american society of interior designers (asid) and the national kitchen and bath association (nkba). the kitchen cabinet manufacturers association (kcma), after ex...
{Laminate Flooring
... maintenance tips use felt pads under furniture legs to prevent scratching. lift rather than drag furniture when moving it. sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dirt and grit. clean spills immediately to prevent damage. avoid using excessive water or steam mops, which can damage the laminate. trends in laminate flooring reclaimed wood looks: laminate floors mimicking the rustic b...
Elysium Tiles
...f unique mosaics and luxurious porcelain tiles. our warehouse-distribution center is over 120,000 sqft is located in anaheim, california. we offer thousands of stocked mosaic and porcelain tile for immediate delivery. we have created unique and original mosaic designs using hand-cut stained glass, aluminum, stainless steel, ceramics, slate, marble, travertine, stone, porcelain, jewels, crystal, m...
Shaw Floorté Hardwood Flooring
...orting best management practices for timber harvesting and prioritizing the use of renewable resources. this commitment ensures that choosing shaw's floorté is a decision that benefits not just the immediate project but the planet at large. case studies and testimonialsthe practical benefits and design enhancements provided by shaw's floorté hardwood flooring are best illustrated through real-wor...
Axminster Carpet
... not only renewable but also biodegradable, making these carpets an environmentally friendly option. maintenance and longevitymaintaining an axminster carpet is straightforward. regular vacuuming, immediate attention to spills, and periodic professional cleaning can keep these carpets looking new for years. their enduring quality ensures that, unlike other floor coverings, they don’t need frequen...
Berber Carpet
...ecific color pattern, modern variations offer a range of colors and patterns to fit various interior designs. maintenance requirements: regular vacuuming is essential to maintain a berber carpet. immediate attention to spills is also recommended to prevent staining. installation considerations: professional installation is advised to ensure the carpet is properly stretched and secured, prevent...
Commercial (Tufted)
...lity, design, and material. balancing cost with the desired attributes is key. maintenance and longevityproper maintenance is crucial for extending the life of tufted carpets. regular vacuuming, immediate stain removal, and occasional professional cleaning are recommended. most commercial tufted carpets come with warranties, reflecting their expected lifespan and durability. conclusiontufted c...
Commercial Loop Pile
...nvironmentally conscious market. maintenance considerationswhile loop pile carpets are generally low-maintenance, understanding their care requirements is crucial for longevity. regular vacuuming, immediate attention to spills, and periodic professional cleaning are recommended. it's important for buyers to consider the ease of maintenance in their selection process. application in various comme...
Cushion Back Carpeting
...llation is key to maximizing the lifespan and appearance of cushion back carpeting. hiring a professional installer who has experience with this type of carpet is recommended. regular vacuuming and immediate attention to spills and stains are essential for maintaining the carpet’s look and longevity. conclusioncushion back carpeting offers an array of benefits that make it an attractive option fo...
Fusion Bonded Carpet
...th eco-friendly materials and manufacturing processes. maintenance and longevityto ensure the longevity of fusion bonded carpets, regular maintenance is crucial. this includes routine vacuuming, immediate attention to spills, and periodic professional cleaning. proper maintenance not only extends the carpet's life but also maintains its appearance and functionality. environmental consideration...
Hand Carved/Artistic Carpets
...or scheme. it's also important to consider the care and maintenance of these carpets. while they are durable, they do require proper care to maintain their beauty. this includes regular vacuuming, immediate attention to spills, and occasional professional cleaning. a sustainable choicemany consumers today are also concerned about the sustainability of their purchases. hand-carved carpets are oft...
Indoor/Outdoor Carpet
...nance and care tips regular vacuuming helps to keep the carpet clean and prolong its life. for outdoor use, ensure the carpet has proper drainage to prevent water accumulation. treat spills immediately to prevent staining. periodically, hose down the carpet and allow it to dry completely to prevent mildew. environmental considerationsas consumers become more environmentally conscious,...
Loop Pile Carpet
.... installation: professional installation is recommended to ensure longevity and optimal performance. maintenance tips vacuum regularly: this prevents dirt from settling into the fibers. immediate spot cleaning: attend to spills promptly to prevent staining. professional cleaning: periodic professional cleaning can prolong the carpet's life. environmental and health considerationsm...
Patterned Carpet
...vity of patterned carpets. it's recommended to hire professional installers to ensure that patterns align correctly, especially in rooms with irregular shapes or multiple angles. regular vacuuming, immediate stain treatment, and periodic professional cleaning can help maintain the carpet's appearance and extend its lifespan. the eco-friendly aspectmany manufacturers are now offering eco-friendly ...
Prayer Rugs
...ds the direction of prayer. when the time for prayer comes, the worshipper lays the rug on the ground, so that the top points towards the direction of mecca, saudi arabia. after prayer, the rug is immediately folded or rolled, and put away for the next use. this ensures that the rug remains clean. the arabic word for a prayer rug is "sajada," which comes from the same root word (sjd) as "masjed"...
Prefinished Engineered Parquet
...and decorators weigh the benefits of prefinished versus unfinished and engineered versus solid wood. prefinished vs. unfinished: prefinished floors offer convenience and a ready-to-walk-on surface immediately after installation. in contrast, unfinished floors require sanding, staining, and sealing post-installation, which can be time-consuming and inconvenient. however, unfinished floors provide ...
Prefinished Solid Parquet
...ished vs. unfinished parquet flooringthe choice between prefinished and unfinished parquet flooring hinges on several factors. prefinished flooring offers convenience and a ready-to-walk-on surface immediately after installation. the factory-applied finishes are generally more durable and less prone to onsite inconsistencies. unfinished flooring, while offering more customization in terms of finis...
Wilton Carpet
...g the lifespan of a wilton carpet. it is advisable to have the carpet installed by professionals who understand how to handle its unique weave and texture. regarding maintenance, regular vacuuming, immediate attention to spills, and periodic professional cleaning will keep a wilton carpet looking its best. cost considerationswhile wilton carpets may represent a higher initial investment compared ...
Window Treatments
...simple and affordable way to transform the whole look and feel of an interior space. fresh paint, wallpaper or new furniture will work nicely too, but changing the window treatments offers an immediate visual reward that you can easily do it yourself. there are countless ways to decorate with window treatments. some of the choices include: vertical blinds, draperies, wood shutters and ro...
Wool Carpets
...rpets regular vacuuming: regular vacuuming is essential to keep wool carpets clean and free of dirt and dust. using a vacuum with a beater bar or brush is effective in removing embedded soil. immediate spill response: in case of spills, immediate action is necessary. blotting the spill with a clean, dry cloth and avoiding rubbing is crucial to prevent the stain from setting in. professiona...
Take a Room-by-Room Approach to Renovations
...e. the true beginning of any project is defining your vision for the finished space. these on-trend ideas can help you get started. multi-purpose room makeover if you spend any time on social media, you know laundry and multi-purpose mudroom updates are popular. having a well-organized, attractive workspace can make the less glamorous aspects of homeownership more appealing. today's ...
Shaw Advantage System
...r reduced downtimedelivered in efficient, easy to handle rolls.installs with a simple two step peel- and-stick anchoring process.eliminates the mess, curing time and odors of wet adhesives allowing immediate occupancy.ideal for use in occupied space.engineered to work with vertical installation technology – minimizing furniture and systems removal.easily removed – easily installed for convenient s...
ADURA®Max Plank Flooring
...in resistance.  adura®max is an expanded polymer core floor (also known as wpc)  adura®max dampens sound by 30%, for more peace and quiet in homes with multiple stories, plus those with media rooms, music rooms and kids play spaces  can be installed over existing hard surface floors, including those with grout lines (like ceramic tile)  features a thicker, more rigid wate...
Ultimate Guide to Vinyl Sheet Flooring
...nnington offers floors with these attributes, but not every flooring manufacturer does. cleaning vinyl sheet vinyl is one of the easiest floors to clean and maintain. here’s how: wipe spills up immediately. vinyl is a great flooring option for moisture-prone rooms, but it shouldn't be in contact with moisture for that long. if something spills or puddles on your vinyl, wipe it up right away to...
Loferski Appointed Director of Marketing at Bostik
...ative segments dedicated to specialty materials – adhesive solutions, advanced materials and coating solutions – accounting for some 80% of group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive intermediates segment. arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, inter alia, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a per...
iQ POWER TOOLS Wins Back to Back Pro Tool Innovation Awards
...moreno valley, california, september 25, 2020 - judges consisting of contractors, construction business owners, tradesmen, and media professionals voted on the most innovative construction and outdoor power equipment industry products in the world. this year, 78 different manufacturers and brands submitted over 320 products in dozens of categories for a chance to take home a 2020 pro too...
Daltile's *Peel & Stick* Mosaics Enjoy Strong Sales During Covid
...ome. set up for simplystick mosaix takes mere minutes. a new backsplash can be installed in an hour or two. and, because homeowners don’t have to come back and grout, they can install and enjoy immediately.” for additional information on simplystick mosaix, visit https://www.daltile.com/product/simplystick-mosaix. about daltile daltile is the industry-leading brand of ceramic, porcelain,...
Daltile 'Style Squad' Influencer Shows Consumers How DIY Easy RevoTile Is
...ugust 19, 2020 – one of daltile’s new style squad influencers is living proof for her followers regarding just how fast and easy daltile’s new revotile is to install. daltile’s most recent social media campaign is the newly-launched “style squad”, made up of popular influencers who are fans of daltile and have used various daltile products in their own projects. the story that frills & d...
How to Choose the Best Plank Floor
... when a floor is waterproof? simply put, it means peace of mind. a waterproof floor won't swell, buckle, or lose its integrity when wet. spills and splashes on hardwood floors need to be cleaned up immediately to avoid damage, while rigid core floors can be subjected to moisture without concern. durability – durability is the all-encompassing term for how well a floor will hold up to everyday li...
How Lighting Affects Your Flooring
...lighting plays a huge role in how your flooring and other furnishings will look in your home. just like color or paint, lighting impacts the overall feeling and mood of the space. improper lighting can cause glare, eye strain and even headaches. in both home renovations and new construction, lighting and flooring are typically two elements that are thought of last; but your space will only look i...
Rugs 101
...s may work to the surface after use or vacuuming. never pull these ends out - clip them off even with the rug's surface in order to not cause any damage to the rug's weave. clean spills and spots immediately - but never rub a spill. always blot to prevent fraying of the yarns. simple soap and water should remove most stains. however, be sure to test cleaning solutions in an inconspicuous area to...
Kitchen Flooring Guide
...the kitchen is the hub of your home, where you cook meals and gather for parties. kitchen floors must withstand frequent foot traffic, dropped dishes and utensils, and spills galore. but because it’s a room you'll likely spend a lot of time in, it must also indulge your craving for great style. what kind of flooring is best for kitchens? all of our flooring is suitable for use in kitchens and e...
Vinyl Flooring That Looks Like Stone
...imagine the look of natural stone: the captivating mosaic shapes, the delicate veining and the gorgeous blend of organic colors and clefts. you can enjoy the beauty of materials like slate, travertine and quartz, artfully captured in stone-look vinyl flooring. authentically designed "stone" vinyl flooring at armstrong flooring, we offer several ways to get vinyl flooring that realistically mimi...
Decorating Walls with Flooring
...wood on the walls was a popular mid-century decorating trend, and, like many looks of that time, it's recently re-emerged, new and improved. discover how you can transform a room from top to bottom with the enduring beauty and durability of armstrong products — on your walls. today's style-minded homeowners are approaching flooring from a whole new angle — using it to create accent walls and art...
How to Choose the Best Plank Floor
... when a floor is waterproof? simply put, it means peace of mind. a waterproof floor won’t swell, buckle, or lose its integrity when wet. spills and splashes on hardwood floors need to be cleaned up immediately to avoid damage, while rigid core floors can be subjected to moisture without concern. durability – durability is the all-encompassing term for how well a floor will hold up to everyday lif...
Best Laminate Flooring for Your Kitchen
...ed equal when it comes to water resistance. only a floor like pergo outlast+ is proven to hold up to spills for up to 24 hours. which is beneficial, because you can’t always be there to clean it up immediately. what is your budget?finally, decide how much bang you want to get for your buck. you might want new cabinetry to match your new floor, but complete kitchen renovations take significant amo...
Ultimate Guide to Laminate Flooring
...as the leader in flooring, mannington has put together a guide that details everything you need to know about the laminate flooring options on the market. from an overview on the different options available, to benefits, misconceptions and cleaning tips, take the confusion out of floor shopping by reading this handy guide. laminate flooring optionslaminate flooring is offered in a variety of colo...
7 Reasons Why Vinyl Plank is Better Than Ceramic Tile
...vinyl planks are taking over the flooring industry, and for good reason! as technology advances, so does the way the flooring we install in our homes is engineered. if you’re weighing the pros and cons of both options, here are 7 reasons why vinyl plank is a better choice than ceramic tile: cost. vinyl plank is much more budget-friendly than ceramic tile. depending on the type of tile you are cho...
Why Choose Waterproof Vinyl Plank Flooring
...statement in any room including kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, living areas, dining spaces.adura®max – ideal for sound dampening, giving you peace and quiet in homes with multiple stories or those with media rooms, music rooms and kids play spaces.adura®rigid – strong and durable with superior indentation resistance ideal for home gyms, kids’ rooms and kitchens.adura®flex – a stable and reliable glu...
MANNINGTON HEADS INTO THE WOODS WITH NEW ADURA® MAX APEX FLOORS
...homeowners who desire hardwood floors know that sometimes real wood just isn't a practical choice. now rooms that are prone to spills and wet messes can still have the look of wood (plus the exceptional performance of a luxury vinyl tile) with mannington’s new adura®maxapex--floors that mix authenticity with durability and ease of care in innovative ways. “adura®maxapex offers everything a consum...
How To Make Dark Walls Work In Your Home
...from bedrooms to living rooms, bathrooms and even tighter spaces like laundry rooms, dark colors can elevate the elegance of your home design when paired with the right flooring, furnishings, and accessories. see how you can incorporate dark wall color into your home design. dress your bathroom with dark jewel tones. rich tones on your walls, like the emerald jade color seen here work best when p...
Be the First to see Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams New Spring 2019 Collection
...oral, a plush chenille. it has a clean silhouette features splayed metal legs, a tight curved back and spacious t-seat cushions that wrap the front. new additions to popular favorites bond media console – new finish option our bond collection of media consoles in richly textured faux shagreen is now also available in a chic cream finish, bronze mirrored top and architectural det...
TV Personalities Headline High Point Market
...ngs trade show – to share business-building insights with attendees. the events are part of the trade show's biannual keynote series, managed by the high point market authority (hpma), open to media, furnishings buyers and professional interior designers with registered passes. on saturday, april 6, beginning at 2:30 p.m., design celebrities filicia and kressley, current bravo networ...
Broome + Greene To Open First Trade Showroom In The Design Center At theMART
...t (formerly the merchandise mart), located in the center of the sought-after river north submarket, is interwoven into the fabric of chicago as an innovator in business, technology, culture, art, media and more. as the largest privately held commercial building in the united states, it is one of the world's leading commercial buildings, wholesale design centers and the preeminent interna...
Tarkett North America Transitions to One Brand
...solon, ohio, dec. 17, 2018 /prnewswire/ -- tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, announces that effective immediately, tarkett north america will transition its sub-brands of johnsonite, tandus centiva, desso and lexmark to tarkett. the company will be transitioning collateral over the ensuing months. (prnewsfoto/tarkett) the i...
Home Safe Home
...ystem. regularly cleaning and assessing operations can help you keep on top of potential concerns. also keep up on regular service schedules so an expert can evaluate problems that may not be immediately apparent and ensure your appliances are operating at peak efficiency. window treatments windows, and more particularly window treatments, can often play a significant role in a roo...
Advice from SMART Carpet and Flooring: Elderly Should Avoid Using Porcelain Tile in Bathrooms
...a store, smart carpet and flooring customers can save up to 50% off typical store prices. smart carpet and flooring includes everything from measuring and layout to installation and financing. media contact: danielle d'angelo smart carpet and flooring 732-292-6100 205786@email4pr.com www.smartcarpet.com source smart carpet and flooring ...
SMART Carpet and Flooring Reveals Their Naughty & Nice List for Protecting Floors This Holiday Season
...our tree because these will hold any water that spills and damage your floor's finish. 5. do not: let water stay on carpets or floors. if spills happen while watering, be sure to clean it up immediately. the nice list 1. do: create a barrier between the christmas tree and floors to prevent any water from spilling and causing damage. this can be done using plastic drain trays that ...
Gerflor Brings DLW Linoleum Stateside
...ndustry to provide product-specific epds for its entire product portfolio. its products are in full compliance with iso 14001 standards and floorscore™ certification. find gerflor usa on social media: gerflor usa for facebook, linkedin, and twitter. for more information, visit www.gerflorusa.com, call 877-437-3567 or email info@gerflorusa.com. ...
Conn's HomePlus Helps Three Families Still Recovering from Hurricane Harvey
...se money for third-party charitable organizations. matching public donations, more than $500,000 in funds and products were extended to local, community-based efforts to help residents in the immediate wake of hurricane harvey. about conn's, inc. conn's homeplus is a specialty retailer currently operating more than 120 retail locations in alabama, arizona, colorado, georgia, louisian...
A New Brand Of Transformational Furniture Brings Space-Saving Solutions To The U.S. Market
... to customer service, warehousing, logistics and marketing, xtraroom is positioned for growth and success. the products are competitively priced and are available throughout north america for immediate shipping through xtraroom.com. "our sales, logistics and customer service teams are dedicated to supporting and servicing all of our customers' needs," said goldwax. "we invite the furnis...
Natuzzi-LG 'Smart Living Concept' Marries Intelligent Sofa, Smart Home Devices
...ings industry. the official sponsor and organizer of the high point market in high point, n.c. is the high point market authority. find the high point market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt. www.highpointmarket.org ...
Tarkett completes the acquisition of Lexmark, reinforcing its presence in the North America hospitality segment
...g offering to key international accounts and strengthens our expertise in this segment. we are very pleased to welcome paul cleary and his team to the tarkett family.” the acquisition will be immediately accretive to group ebitda margin up to +50bps after synergies on a full year basis. the transaction will be financed with an existing credit facility. on a pro-forma basis, tarkett exp...
Ashley HomeStore Licensee Hill Country Holdings Recognized For Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts
... 2018 /prnewswire/ -- hill country holdings, licensee for the 14 ashley homestores in houston and one of the retailer's largest independent owners, has been recognized with progressive business media's innovator award for the company's yearlong effort to refurnish homes and rebuild lives shattered by hurricane harvey. presented at progressive business media's 2018 next conference in aus...
Simple Home Renovations/7 projects that improve resale value
...  even if you have no immediate plans for leaving your home, it's a good idea to approach renovations with resale value in mind. upgrades that are likely to appeal to future buyers protect your investment while also improving your enjoyment of the home. one key to a successful renovation is figuring out how to personalize the space without making it so customized that it's not a...
Do the math: Homebuying now may save a lot
...n be 5 or 10 percent of the purchase price - not 20. and because every buyer's situation is unique, it's important to do the math. in today's market, it could take a family earning the national median income up to 20 years to save 20 percent, according to calculations by u.s. mortgage insurers using a methodology developed by the center for responsible lending; a lot can change during th...
Tricked out with Tech/Bathroom features that take smart living to a whole new level
...'s rays. tech-sessories the big features may deliver the wow factor, but little touches can add up for a big impact as well. mirrors that recognize your face and voice to deliver customized media, such as news and music, can also be programmed to alter the temperature and lighting while you conduct your toiletry business. other accessories to round out your high-tech renovation inclu...
How to use color psychology to influence the mood of your home
...emotions you desire.” most people talk about neutrals like black and white, according to a new color study conducted online by harris poll on behalf of sherwin-williams through listening to social media conversation about colors mentioned with areas of the home. but when asked directly, the majority of participants say more vibrant colors should be used throughout the home, such as blue, red an...
7 often missed baby-proofing tips
...y and block, twist or tear the intestines. be sure to take note of what is in a child's play environment that may pose a risk. if you think your child has swallowed a magnet, seek medical attention immediately recalled products. be aware of the latest safety recalls and get dangerous products out of the home. sign up for recall notices at www.cpsc.gov. furniture tip-overs. children will pull a...
Add Light with DIY Decor
...a dresser with similarly styled items. find more creative ideas to bring a touch of light to your home decor at joann.com. glitter and lights canvas crafting time: 3-5 hours skill level: intermediate supplies and tools: foam brush 18-by-24-inch canvas decoupage medium ultra-fine to coarse gold glitter craft knife 3 packages battery-operated warm white led moon lights duct tape p...
How trending home colors achieve their 'hot' status each year
... what's happening in society, and people's state of emotion because of these events. all this information helps us predict what colors will resonate with people in the coming year." for example, immediately following 9/11, pinks and browns were popular because people craved comfort and security. for 2017, a blending of various cultural norms influenced the choice of purples as color of the year...
Starting Your Smart Home Transformation
...n attention to devices that help manage your home's operation and efficiency. thermostats that auto adjust to designated climate settings are a popular option for many homeowners because they bring immediate returns in reducing your overall energy usage. irrigation systems and power management products are also wise investments when it comes to optimizing your home's use of natural resources. ...
How to Maintain Marble Floors
... but noticeably lighter, repeat the procedure. if it's just as bad as it was, it will only come out with the help of a professional restorer. etch marks can usually be prevented by wiping up spills immediately and using the right cleaners. be careful what you use to clean. acids are the main enemy of calcitic marbles.avoid cleaners containing vinegar or citrus, as well as abrasive powders and c...
The home design trend you need to know about
...r personality. this might be one of the biggest reasons why people have taken to mixing materials, as it truly allows you to create a home that is uniquely yours. bold and innovative the most immediate effect of mixing materials is that it opens new possibilities and new ways of expression. an example of this can be likened to how hard stone surfaces in a room can be complemented by soft car...
Leading Furniture Manufacturer Comfort Research Honored Among National Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies®
...g, affordable furniture. virtually sold to every mass retailer with a significant presence on the web, comfort research's promise to customers is big and fat – functional, affordable and trendy. multimedia here.  ...
AmpliVox Introduces New Collaboration Huddle Table with Technology Support Features
...outlets, two usb power ports, and one usb network plug. an optional mount for monitors measuring 32" to 52" attaches to one end of the table, creating a comfortable setting for teleconferencing, multimedia presentations, and other viewing opportunities. the table provides room for six standard chairs or three ada-compliant seating positions. "we are excited to offer this new addition to augment ...
3 Ways Soapstone Enhances Home Design
...a “go-to” material for kitchen and bath designs, indoor and outdoor living spaces and more. there are three primary reasons for the revived interest in soapstone, according to steven schrenk, digital media director and design consultant at polycor, who has been working with natural stone for 22 years. aesthetics: one major factor driving soapstone’s appeal is shifting aesthetic trends. while desi...
Bold and Blended
... considering perform in areas such as: noise control: especially if you’re replacing an older cooling and heating system, you may have been battling the sounds it was emitting for years. you’ll immediately notice the difference with many of today’s appliances, which are designed to offer quiet operation. some even function at a sound level lower than a human whisper. energy management: look...
Deck Design Made Easy
...ices flowing. there are countless online resources to help homeowners create and plan their ideal outdoor living space. a great starting point is perusing the outdoor living projects posted on social media channels, such as houzz and pinterest. for more inspirational images and valuable information, check out the websites of home and garden magazines, contractors and decking manufacturers. dive ...
Top 5 secrets from professionals on home renovation
...e to a stylish kitchen and relax on their deck? but experienced homeowners will tell you, it’s not just these big showy upgrades that are important. often, it’s the unseen upgrades you might not be immediately aware of that really make a difference and impact the quality of life in your home. it’s especially important to remind first-time homeowners of these five considerations to keep in mind whe...
Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families
...(bpt) - parents, grandparents and children all living happily together under one roof — it’s an iconic american image you may associate with “the good old days.” in reality, more americans are now living in multi-generational households than at any time in the past 75 years, according to pew research center. the growing number of multi-generational households means homeowners, remodelers and build...
How to use color psychology when painting your home
...(bpt) - do you ever wonder why you feel immediately relaxed when you enter a spa, yet when you enter a gym, you feel alert and energized? the answer can be found in the colors selected to decorate the space. "interior designers use color psychology to evoke an emotional response," says sue wadden, director of color marketing for sherwin-williams. "homeowners can use this strategy to connect color...
Petri Plumbing & Heating Offers Tips on How to Protect Your Home While Out of Town
...ually keep them when you're home, since noticeable changes could hint that you're not around, especially if your curtains are uncharacteristically left closed for a week. do not overshare on social media – don't share your date of departure on social media. why make yourself an easy target by telling the world that there's no one at home? for brooklyn-area homeowners who want extra advice ab...
4 great ways to create an outdoor living space
... that fulfill all your outdoor needs. need the ability to put water exactly where you want it in your outdoor workspace? a pulldown faucet from danze offers great looks and exceptional versatility. media makes it way outdoors many of the technology wonders you enjoy indoors are making their way into outdoor environments. from built-in flatscreen tvs that can stream video, to video gaming system...
3 surprising home elements you can automate
...(bpt) - just a decade or two ago, home automation was still something of a novelty. some homeowners might have had programmable thermostats in their homes, but many probably hadn’t thought of automating things like window coverings. moreover, they likely viewed any home automation they did have as a convenience.today, home automation is becoming an essential efficiency-enhancing element in many ho...
5 secrets to building the best media room
...r movie theaters are more expensive than ever, and it makes sense why more people are building a home theater in their house. with some planning and amazing electronic toys, it’s possible to create a media room that delivers theater-quality sound and visuals. and you can enjoy it in more comfortable seats and without obnoxious strangers interrupting the show. but 4k televisions, surround-sound sp...
6 holiday-friendly home design features
...you simply use a broom to move debris in front of the unit. a tap of the toe turns the vacuum on, and the unit sucks the dirt inside a pull-out pan. you can open the drawer and ditch the dirt immediately, or leave it for later while you entertain guests. central dirt-removal vacuum systems are an optional kitchen appliance in select clayton home designs. * fireplace — few home features ...
Boston Company Offers Tips on How to Protect Your Home While Out of Town
...ystem, notify the monitoring company that you plan to be away. consider an outside motion sensor that will alert your neighbors and police if anyone attempts a break-in. do not overshare on social media – don't share your date of departure on social media. why make yourself an easy target by telling the world that there's no one at home? for boston-area homeowners who want extra advice about...
5 Mistakes New Homeowners Make That Attract Pests
...ally designed to help deter household pests. ignoring flooring and siding damagetermites are called "silent destroyers" because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in a home or yard without immediate signs of damage. they cause more than $5 billion in damage every year in the united states, according to the national pest management association.house foundations, wood framing, furniture and...
Creative Ways to Add Order to Your Home
...ff each box to give it a finished look and feel. hang boxes in a cluster to create a shelf organizer with multiple storage spaces. diy burlap bulletin board crafting time: variesskill level: intermediatesupplies and tools: 2/3 yard patterned burlap unframed cork board scissors staple gunsmall hammer 3/8-inch grosgrain ribbon glue dot runner high temperature hot glue gun ch...
Get a Fresh Look with Easy Furniture Updates
... when dry, distress edges with hand sander until desired look is achieved. using soft cloth, wipe on dark wax and buff. sitting pretty painted chair crafting time: 1-2 hours skill level: intermediate supplies and tools: white cotton canvas to cover seat and back of chair masking tape in a variety of widths tulip soft fabric paint in ebony, crimson red, royal blue and sunshine yellow ...
Kitchen Trends 9 Ideas for your Redesign
...rt granite and one part wood separates prep and dining spaces yet still looks classy.jewel tide™ 5/8 random glass mosaic in beach pebble tile for mixingour tile designers have really taken the mixed media trend to heart. you’ll find mosaics that mix stone with glass and glass with metallic. or try a brick tile on the wall and a wood tile on the floor. put a shaped mosaic on the floor with large f...
5 Freezer Hacks that Save Time & Money
...save $750 on their food bill when buying in bulk1. a freezer provides additional storage space, giving you the flexibility to store larger quantities of food out of the way while you keep items for immediate use close by. a great option is the frigidaire freezer, which boasts ample storage capacity, superior organization and peace of mind. plus, it's energy star qualified and is more than 22 perce...
Get Inspired by Outdoor Living Ideas
...inspired by neighbors, home improvement shows and social media channels like pinterest and houzz, today's homeowners are entering the deck planning and building process more informed than ever before. but sorting through this wealth of information and inspiration can make it hard to decipher what's really hot for today's outdoor spaces - and to choose what's right for your home. surveying the ...
Why Emergency Preparedness Matters/Tips to Prevent Storm Damage
...lated emergencies, but it's also one of the easiest to correct by using a generator. there are two common generator types: portable generators and standby generators. * a portable generator is an immediate but temporary solution. typically powered by gasoline, it is lower in cost and doesn't require installation time, but it can only power a few items for a few hours. * a standby generator is ...
Tips for a Clean, Guest-Ready Home
...ts the right water coverage by loading some pointing up and some pointing down, including knives. and remember, safety first, especially if kids are helping. if you don't plan to run the dishwasher immediately, remember to rinse foods such as mustard, mayonnaise and tomato based products as they may cause discoloration of plastics if allowed to sit for a long period of time. fill the upper rack...
Emergency Preparedness Tips/Prepare your home for a power outage
... utility power offline," grandy said. "understanding the distinction between these options will help any family determine which is the better choice for their home." * a portable generator is an immediate, but temporary, solution. a portable gas generator is less expensive than a standby unit and doesn't require installation time. its benefits have limits, as it can only power a few home applia...
Tips for a Healthier Home - Follow the Four C's from Trusted HGTV Contractor Mike Holmes
...ery project on the list. rather than setting lofty goals that make it easy to procrastinate, the key to a productive and effective list is to be realistic. start with the projects that will have an immediate effect on creating and maintaining a safer and healthier home. "keep your 'honey-do' list manageable. move long-term projects to the end and bump up the jobs that will help make your home ...
Caring for Your Stone Surfaces
... first installed, sciarrino advises homeowners make sure the granite or marble is sealed upon installation. it's not uncommon for a new counter to be installed without a protective seal, leaving it immediately susceptible to stains and etches. after installation, he said, plan a regular routine of daily cleaning and frequent polishing. "although granite, marble and other natural-stone surfaces ...
Simple Tips Keep Clutter at Bay
...ith purchase that you don't really need. remember, clutter creates more clutter. 2. create zones. in other words, make a space for everything. your entryway can become a repository, so sort mail immediately (recycle what you don't need), hang coats rather than draping them on available furniture and use a shoe bin or tray to organize pairs you wear frequently. in the bedroom closet, use ver...
Take Time to Tackle Home Maintenance
...ure to grow and thrive in warm, humid conditions. inspect your home for excess water and moisture build-up from leaky roofs, faucets, basement drains, dishwashers and washing machines, and fix them immediately. e exercise caution around appliances. before using appliances such as space heaters and toaster ovens, make sure they are working properly. never drape an electrical cord over a sink. a...
A Modern Master Suite - Adding technology - and style - to the bedroom
... design association (ifda) looked at what designers expect to see in american homes by the year 2020. the report predicts that: -master bedroom suites will get busier, sharing time as a home office, media center or exercise room. -97 percent of respondents believe that by 2020 many home furnishings will be activated by means such as voice and sensor. primary candidates for remote control/motoriz...
Transforming Your Bedroom Into a Stylish, Functional Retreat
...a tranquil retreat. "today's bedroom is for more than just sleeping," says emily henderson, host of "secrets from a stylist" and hgtv's season 5 "design star" winner. "from working and engaging with media to reading, relaxing and watching tv, we are doing more in our bedrooms than before. but that doesn't mean we have to compromise great style and comfort. i like to help create spaces that are co...
Pest Prevention Basics/What you need to know to keep pests out of your home
... signs of beg bug droppings, eggs or live nymphs. -regularly inspect backpacks for signs of bed bugs. -if you suspect a bed bug infestation, contact a licensed pest management professional for an immediate inspection. bathroom common pests: spiders spiders like to lurk in corners, cabinets and drawers, as well as clothing and behind curtains. if you have a persistent spider problem, it's mo...
New mobile app puts flooring in hand
...udes a feature called the visualizer. this allows users to see how a floor will actually look in their very own room, using a room photo taken by the user. these photos can also be uploaded to social media platforms where friends and family can share their opinions on the new, virtual flooring. users can also make purchases directly from the app or scan qr codes located in stores or in catalog...
Home organization for the busy household
...ganization - places to put things and labels for identifying what you've stored so you can easily find whatever you need quickly and easily," says martha stewart, founder of martha stewart living omnimedia, "with that in mind, we have created a very effective, thoughtfully designed, and beautiful array of products manufactured by avery and available at staples and on staples.com." * teach your...
Mohawk Makes a Splash with Statement-Making Pinterest Boards that Inspire and Educate Consumers
...urated 15 pin boards, which visually communicate mohawk’s key brand stories, while also showcasing its influential role as a home fashion and design leader. pinterest is the third most popular social media site, ranking behind only facebook and twitter, and it is rapidly gaining users each day. best described as a virtual corkboard, pinterest allows users to pin online content, primarily images...
Get Your Kitchen Holiday-Ready
...zones with hand dishwashing detergent. then wash the entire cabinet, including the handle areas, with an oil soap solution, such as murphy oil soap. just wipe lightly with the solution and buff dry immediately with a terry cleaning cloth. always wipe dry with any grain or pattern. * if cabinets are dull from wear or age, spray furniture polish lightly across the exterior to fill in the pores and ...
Top Tips for Party Prep
...rtop. according to benedict, the kitchen is the room that will make the first - and most lasting - impression on guests. keeping surfaces glistening is the easiest thing a host can do to make an immediate difference in its look and feel. "when properly cleaned and protected, there is nothing that surrounds a room in luxury and stands the test of time like natural stone," says benedict, host...
A Beautiful Nursery on a Budget
...rt from crib to toddler-, day-, and eventually a full-sized bed, which means they will grow with your child. * consider other adaptable furniture pieces. this includes armoires that can convert into media centers, and dressers that can serve as changing tables. learn more at www.lajobi.com. get personal give the nursery its own special look with accessories that are not only attractive, but h...
Mohawk “Colors of Spring” National Sale Features Aggressive Consumer Rebate and Financing Offers, Free TV Commercials
...lers wanting to support the sale with a local television advertising schedule. llerena said that mohawk is supporting the sale with a national advertising campaign in print, television and online media, and is giving dealers a variety of tools to build their own corresponding local advertising programs. among the sale components are: • national pre-roll spots on hgtv.com and diynetwork.com ...
The master suite: a haven within your home
...master suite" instead. don't just create a cozy room meant for sleeping, because in recent years it really has turned into so much more. the growing trend of making the master suite one of your immediate family's choice gathering spots stems from a flagging economy and the fact that more people are choosing to enjoy leisure time at home instead of out on the town. and believe it or not, many a...
Economy, housing market drive smaller, smarter home-remodeling projects
...ngs may be looking up, but the economy remains sluggish. that reality, coupled with tight lending and home resale uncertainty, is driving consumers to prioritize home improvements based not just on immediate need, but also on potential appeal to future buyers. for the most part, it is best to make useful improvements that will appeal to a wide range of buyers down the road, say experts. procee...
Shaw, HGTV team up for co-branded flooring line - Licensing partnership extends an already strong relationship
...ive offerings.” additionally, the mill will be supporting the program through national advertising and public relations that begin in the summer, including television and online ads as well as social media outreach. by cutting edge, she explained, the hgtv brand “will be integrated in a powerful way on shawfloors.com and in the shaw web studio offerings for retailers. additionally, shaw will la...
Mohawk Industries Turning “Green” Into Green: Ideas You Can Use Today
...ommunity. • people: engaged in the business and community to make an impact. • planet: stewardship of natural resources to ensure healthy continuity. using these, stores have been able to make immediate changes that result in better profitability. here are some ideas you can start implementing today: cut down disposables. the costs for disposable items—coffee cups in the break room, for in...
Stop Stinky Kitchen Smells with Easy Tips from the "Queen of Clean"
...lems will vanish by morning. * ghastly garbage disposal: put the plug in the sink and fill it with about three inches of warm water along with a handful of baking soda. turn the disposal on and immediately pull the plug. the suction created - coupled with the baking soda - cleans out trapped food and sends it down the drain. * scorched supper stench: to help clear the smell of burned food,...
J Mish Donates Wool Yarn to Help Soak up BP Oil Spill
... for other uses. in our case, waste wool yarn will soak up oil!!     we generate leftover wool yarns on every production run, and had over 3,000 pounds of wool that we could dispatch to the cause immediately.   excess access is requesting any natural fibers toward the cause. for more information visit: www.matteroftrust.org   to view other photos of the cleanup effort, visit: http://ww...
Mapei keeps growing - Buys additional property in Dalton, manufacturing plant in Bulgaria
...poses; we’ll begin retrofitting the plant to produce mapei powdered products right away,” said ray knecht, mapei unit manager, dalton operations. “in the meantime, we’ll start using the plant space immediately as a regional distribution center for products from our tile and stone installation systems and concrete restoration systems. we’ll give our customers in the southeast improved service while...
Refresh Your Nest Affordable ways to liven up your home
...shade will create a different look and feel to a room or space. this is a small lifestyle change, and not an unobtainable luxury. timeless trends nancy robinson and julie m. smith, of nine muses media, have put together some timeless trends that will help you visualize and explore the possibilities for updating your home. calm yourself living with a neutral interior palette is like being...
Ask A Designer: How To Layer A Rug Over Carpet
...ting out of place, and find out how to position the rug in relation to the room’s furniture. watch the video for the full scoop! do you have a design dilemma? send your questions to askadesigner@hhmedia.com...
Bostik's BEST® | Wood Flooring Urethane Adhesive and Moisture Vapor Control
...hesive and moisture control membrane. its superior properties provide a tough, flexible, tenacious bond to a variety of surfaces. bostik’s best® high tacking formula exhibits exceptional green grab immediately after troweling, making installation easier and more secure. this adhesive has low voc’s (measured per epa method 24) and does not contain any water. bostik's best® contains bostik's blockad...
aesthetics
...enjoyment of it. Tactile AestheticsThe tactile aesthetics of a floor covering are integral to our interaction with the space. When we think about floor coverings, the immediate thought is often how they look; however, how they feel under our feet is just as significant. The texture of a carpet can influence our perception of comfort and luxury. A thick, plush carpet ...
converter
...An intermediate that usually buys raw fiber, processes it to a carpet manufacturer's specification, then sells the finished product to the carpet manufacturer...
buttering
...The spreading of a bond coat to the back of the ceramic tile immediately before tile is placed...
compression resistance
...Measurement of rubber cushion’s load-bearing characteristics. This indicates the product’s response to immediate loading such as that experienced when it is stepped upon...
gouge
...A groove or cavity in the flooring surface accompanied by material removal and penetration below the immediate flooring surface...
moisture-related
... subfloor installations. Water Intrusion: Subfloors can be vulnerable to water intrusion from plumbing leaks, inadequate waterproofing, or flooding. Prompt detection and remediation of water intrusion issues are vital to prevent long-term damage to the floor covering. Environmental Moisture Issues: High Humidity: Elevated humidity levels in the a...

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