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How to Estimate Roofing Jobs

Follow these steps to quickly and accurately calculate roofing materials, often without getting on the roof. Contractors often provide estimates and quotes that don’t result in actual work. The homeowner was either simply “doing research” or made decisions with a different quote. In the case of roofing jobs, this can amount to countless hours of calculation, [...]

Knowing Your Way Around a Tile Saw

Manufacturing advancements in recent years have made tile products easier to maintain and more durable. By Peter Fabris Tile, always a popular choice for flooring and wall coverings in new homes and renovation projects, is growing in popularity. Manufacturing advancements in recent years have made tile products easier to maintain; provided better aesthetics and durability; and [...]

The Large-Format Tile Revolution Comes of Age

Thanks to an exciting new large-format tile option, adding a sense of scale, sweep and grandeur to even the smallest rooms has never been easier, By Jack Roberts Is bigger always better? In the world of decorative tile, that was largely a moot question, until recently. Both consumer and residential markets have been dominated by smaller [...]

Wow Clients with these Five Trends in Flooring Materials

By Will Hudson, Laminate and Vinyl Plank Flooring Merchant, The Home Depot Sleek, stylish flooring materials can set any property’s tone, and allow owners to inject their personality. Fortunately, recent innovations in flooring materials have increased the possibilities for a luxurious yet affordable implementation. In turn, it’s essential to stay on top of the latest [...]

The Bath Report: Discover the Latest Trends and Innovations

By Paul West, Divisional Merchandise Manager, The Home Depot Flip tiles vertically to make the space feel larger simply by drawing the eye up versus across. Add a subway pattern or incorporate a trendy color with Cashmere Blue from the Merola collection. Smart Tile for backsplashes is also popular for property managers looking to save [...]

Finding the Correct Direction for Laying Hardwood Floors

Visual congruity is everything when it comes to hardwood floor installation. You must make sure the boards run away from the main entrance of the room, yet make sure they run perpendicular to the floor joists. Here are guidelines to find the correct direction for laying hardwood floors: All about the Appearance The key to [...]

Tips You Can Use When Installing Bamboo Floors

It looks like wood. Feels like wood. It even cuts like wood. But let's get one thing straight about bamboo - it's not wood, which means you have to approach the installation process a little differently. Here are some helpful tips when installing bamboo floors. Start with the shading. Since bamboo is a natural product, it [...]

Everything to Know about Wood Floor Finishes

The floor is sanded. Check. Smoothed. Check. Now if you're ready for the staining, here is everything you need to know about wood floor finishes. As you approach the process, there are two options available – a colored finish, or a stain or wood dye. The colored finish includes things like browned lacquer, a floor [...]

Staining Hardwood Floors Without Sanding

When you walk across the hardwood floor, you hear it. Your shoes stick to the floor with each and every step. It's a peeling sound that people obviously want to do without. Some equate it to that old "nail-across-a-chalkboard" sound. That sound indicates that the floor needs to be re-stained. But what if sanding is [...]

2017 Pickup Trucks for Pros

Comfort and safety add to pickup practicality By Steve Sturgess More features have made working pickup trucks for pros that double as recreational vehicles when off duty more attractive than ever. There’s big news in driver-assist safety features, such as lane keeping and collision avoidance. Full-sized trucks Ram 1500 With the available 3.0 V6 EcoDiesel [...]
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