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A New Perspective for a New Year

Jan 10, 2013

Life is all about perspective. The beautiful thing about one’s perspective is you can never be wrong; whether it be a designer seeing an empty room becoming a masterpiece, an architect seeing the same room become realized, or a child seeing the empty room as a fort to run around and play in. All completely different, yet all completely right.

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Is Bamboo Right for You?

Mar 13, 2008 by Lumber Liquidators -USA

What to look for when buying bamboo flooring. An increasing number of homeowners are seeking out eco-conscious and sustainable materials for their homes. As a result, retailers are expanding the number of options available them. That is no more evident than in flooring. Bamboo, one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth, is becoming a particularly popular and ecologically sound choice for homeowners and builders. The United States Green Building Council’s LEED program …

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Carpet Made Simple

Apr 29, 2007 by Simply Floored

Carpet is made through a process called tufting. The yarn is stitched through a backing material by gigantic sewing machines with hundreds of rows of sewing needles, creating thousands of tufts made of looped yarn. The backing material is then coated with an adhesive or latex to lock the tufts in place …

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Porcelain Tile vs. Stone Tile

Sep 10, 2012 by StonePeak Ceramics

Subtle organic beauty marks StonePeak’s unglazed porcelain limestone. Featuring thru-body color variations and dimensionality of real limestone, while delivering precisely squared corners and greater durability than natural stone. And, like real limestone, no two StonePeak limestone tiles are alike.

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5 Things You Should Know About Cleaning Porcelain Tiles

Aug 13, 2012 by StonePeak Ceramics

Envision watching your brand new porcelain tiles getting installed. Watching them put the finishing touch on the installation, and seeing for the first time your brand new floor in all of its glory. New, pristine, and virtually untouched. Then picture someone coming in out of the rain and tracking mud and grime all over your new floor.

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Ceramic Tile vs. Porcelain Tile

Aug 13, 2012 by StonePeak Ceramics

If you were taking the verbal section of the SAT, one of the questions might look similar to this: A square is to a rectangle, as ___________ is to ceramic tile. The answer of course would be porcelain tile. Much like a square has stricter credentials, however still meets the qualifications of a rectangle, porcelain tile is just that. While porcelain tile fits the description of ceramic tile, it takes it a step further in differentiating itself from its close relative.

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Project: Green Idea House Part 2

Aug 13, 2012 by StonePeak Ceramics

StonePeak is excited to be a part of a new case study showcasing the latest and greatest eco-friendly construction material designed for sustainability and energy efficiency. The Green Idea House is a 2,100 square foot home that is being remodeled to give it a modern look that says it is possible to be both environmentally sensitive and beautiful.

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Wood Floors do not Always Come in Planks

Jul 19, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

Wood floors are much loved by many. For those who like to be unique, they often try to search for exotics. However, if your preference is to source locally, exotics definitely do not fit the bill. Is there a compromise? Absolutely!

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Free Form Carpet Tiles

Jun 01, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

I always love options that allow for versatility and that can transform to suit multiple spaces. Scale Living, free form carpet tiles from Vorwerk Carpet and designer Hadi Teherani, definitely provides options.

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It's as Easy as One, Two, Tree to be Green: Hardwood Bargains Partners with American Forests for Global Releaf® Program

Apr 02, 2012 by Hardwood Bargains

Earth Day is April 22, but Hardwood Bargains is going green early this year. The online retailer of quality and affordable hardwood flooring, is stepping up to the plate of eco responsibility by partnering with American Forests, the nation’s oldest non-profit conservation organization, for the Global Releaf® forest restoration program. Starting April 1, (HardwoodBargains.com)[http://HardwoodBargains.com) will replant two trees for each tree used in the production of the flooring they sell.

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Life Cycle of Ceramic Tile vs. Carpet

Mar 15, 2012 by StonePeak Ceramics

When you begin the arduous task of researching a project, it is easy to see the initial costs in front of you and walk away. However in these situations it usually pays off to look a little deeper.

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MODULAR DIY CARPET TILES AFFORDABLE SOLUTION FOR PET OWNERS

Jan 18, 2012 by iCarpetiles.com

Got pets? According to the latest pet owners survey from the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 62 percent of U.S. households do. Despite the down economy, Americans continue to spend money on their pets, an estimated $50.84 billion this year alone, according APPA. Pet owners are discovering products like carpet tiles from iCarpetiles.com, an affordable DIY flooring product that’s easy to install, clean or replace – especially since accidents, spills and dirt come with the territory.

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Reclaimed Wood Flooring and Products

Sep 14, 2011 by MeCC Interiors

After a brief hiatus to focus on this year’s Oceana Ball (more to come on that in the future), we’re attempting to return to our normal routine and schedule. Having spent an inordinate amount of time the past several months concentrating on all things themed “Oceana,” including pieces of driftwood that washed up onto the shores of some of our native beaches, taking a look at reclaimed wood seemed a logical fit.

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Hardwood Flooring with an Eco-Twist

Aug 09, 2011 by MeCC Interiors

Most hardwood floors that are labelled “green” come from sustainably managed forests and/or feature local wood species, thus saving on transportation and the overall global footprint. BR111has taken a different approach with their well-known exotic flooring collection through the introduction of their Green Label Collection.

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Epoxy Floors as a ‘Green’ Solution to Household Maintenance

Jul 25, 2011 by Car Guys Flooring

Epoxy garage floor paint is making its mark on the building community as a durable and attractive way to protect both indoor and outdoor surfaces. However, what many homeowners may not know is that epoxy floors are also a “green” building material, offering many environmental benefits over competing products.

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When Deciding on a Garage Floor Coating, What Should I Look For?

Jul 22, 2011 by Car Guys Flooring

When deciding on what kind of garage flooring product to work with, it’s important to focus on not just the quality of the product, but the convenience of use and estimated coverage area. Nothing is more frustrating than shelling out the money to start your project, only to find that there are several “extras” you will need to track down before you begin, or finding out mid-application that you’re going to run short on supplies before you reach the finish line.

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Are Epoxy Floors Worth the Investment?

Jul 20, 2011 by Car Guys Flooring

When considering whether epoxy flooring is right for your home improvement plan, you may not be looking at the big picture when comparing its cost to that of its competitors. Home owners often like the idea of an epoxy floor, but are put off by the price when comparing it to regular concrete paints, tiles, or simply leaving the surface “as is.” However, when evaluating what epoxy floors can do for your home’s aesthetic appeal, protection, and long-term resale value, epoxy comes out the clear winner, offering exceptional returns on your initial investment.

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Epoxy Garage Floor Installation

Jul 18, 2011 by Car Guys Flooring

With flooring epoxy kits, customers receive every single item necessary to tackle their do-it-yourself epoxy flooring installation from start to finish. Our company aims to make each buyer’s experience as simple as possible, ensuring that a single afternoon of effort results in a long-lasting, professional grade floor they can enjoy for years to come. Here’s how it works:

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Understanding Permits

Jun 23, 2011 by Level One Construction

As a homeowner, you are not legally permitted to perform your own renovation work, with the exception of the electrical, but it is strongly recommended amateurs not do this as disastrous results can occur.

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Bringing the Great Outdoors Into Your Home

Jul 30, 2008 by Lumber Liquidators -USA

Many people find that bringing design elements from nature to an indoor environment creates a calm and tranquil mood within their home. From flooring to paint colors, there are unlimited ways to merge the wilderness with everyday life.

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