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According to Chinese culture, strength and softness is exactly how a Chinese person was supposed to conduct himself in society which happens to be Bamboo characteristics. This trendy flooring material can elevate the elegance of a space almost instantly. At FinishBuild we care about your flooring aspects but most of all, we give special attention to the feeling that well-finished surfaces can provide you. Similar to hardwood and yet, still distinct and different, comes Bamboo flooring to add some long-lasting support. Bamboo is a natural surface covering material that has many of the properties of hardwood flooring, even though it is actually produced from a type of grass.

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What FinishBuild loves about bamboo flooring is that it will bring you joy, stability and well-based memories. Sustainable but also eco-friendly, Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Because this material grows so rapidly, it can be harvested frequently without damaging the ecosystems of bamboo forests. Nevertheless, choosing Bamboo flooring is a great choice that US households make every day in contribution to Mother Earth for those interested in green building materials.

 Bamboo has been used through history not only because of the strength of the material. Bamboo sticks are hollow and it has become a symbol of the internal capacity of a modest person to accommodate the opinions of others. For these reasons, in China, bamboo was also eulogized in songs and poetry. With the stability of planned building, Bamboo flooring would be a great decision for flooring in an endless number of home applications.

The Benefits of Natural Bamboo Flooring

1.Ecologically Friendly: Bamboo is made from natural vegetation. The bamboo plant is a highly renewable resource, which means that while it takes a tree 50 years to reach a height of 10 m, a Bamboo can easily reach the same height after only 50 days, and after five years it can be used for commercial purposes.6 reasons for choosing bamboo flooring 2 300x300 6 Reasons for Choosing Bamboo Flooring

2.Water Resistant: Bamboo belongs to the lily family and is native to shady, tropical rainforests where there is plenty of water. This material is slightly more resistant to water damage, stains, and warping than hardwood materials, although it is still a concern. As people are becoming more ecologically conscious they are demanding products that reflect these values.

3.Price: When it comes to prices, Bamboo flooring is valued at about the same level as most hardwood floors. Prices you can find in the market might rank from $2.00 per square foot – $8.00 per square foot. Bamboo flooring is a relatively economical material considering it is a natural resource and the resilience properties it carries; however prices per square foot would depend on a variety of characteristics.

4.Quality: Bamboo, is extremely strong, because of the principles of mechanics Bamboo happen to own much greater flexural and stable capacity than a solid structure. These variations allow bamboo to combine its lean elegance with immense strength; no wonder why we already are seeing bamboo bicycle and bamboo houses.

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5.Long-lasting material: Thanks to its large number of fibers, Bamboo remains connected with very fine fibers, which are the secret that makes it unbreakable, these fibers run the entire length of the bamboo stem connecting all the segments. However, FinishBuild experts says that the darker the bamboo the less long-lasting it will be. That is due to the dark kinds are caused by a process known as carbonization, which places the bamboo under a high level of heat and pressure. This both changes the color and weakens the material.

6.Refinishing: Over time Bamboo flooring might discolored, scratched, or marred. FinsihBuild is glad to work with Bamboo Flooring because its surfaces can be refinished, sanding it down and subsequently re-enhance with finishing coats to add a fresh new look.

Bamboo gives and provides by empting its interiors, so if you are into a humble but strong and also stable lifestyle then this Chinese Plant would be the best companion. FinishBuild is glad to have the opportunity to learn from Bamboo who when in the storm times, it bends with the wind. And when the storm ceases, it resumes its upright position. Its ability to cope with adversity and still stand firmly without losing its original ground is moving.

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Unique materials and innovative designs are two of most important pillars we base our work in FinishBuild. Constant and current information is what we always try to do before to start any article, thus we are able to offer our readers exceptional ideas and tips on how to make their spaces look and perform at their best. As many of us know, interior doors are key pieces in any home since they are not only privacy providers but also an integral part of a room’s décor; so if you are the type of person that is limited with the idea of plain white doors for your interiors, we might suggest: you need to think again. Besides the important decision on what color your walls can be or what piece of hanging art you want to add to your spaces; your home interior doors should be considered as a starting point that people see before coming in to any room, so stop thinking of your interior doors as just a permanent framework and create a gorgeous statement, like furniture does. The idea then is to start taking seriously your home interior’s doors, they play a more valuable role than you might realize, they can make a big difference in detail and style that you will appreciate it once you finish the makeover process.

Inspiring Interior Door Style

As a home element we use every day, interiors doors give you the opportunity to live a tactile experience which leaves an incredible impression, because you do not feel the same when closing a solid wood door as you do by closing a hollow door that was made of synthetic materials. Check the following ideas on how to choose really inspiring interior doors and open up to new styles for your home.

Flush Door Panels

We definitely love the simplicity and elegance of this type of interior doors; they come with a hollow or solid core, and you can also find them primed for painting or finished in a wood veneer. Flush doors are the perfect option if you are striving to a modern architecture look. The most highlighted part of this type of door is that you can order it either in your favorite veneer design or in the custom configuration you have always want it, it all depends on your budget; often veneers significantly increase the cost.

Versatile Pantry Styles Doors

For this door interior design a sliding glass barn door is really suitable; exposed tracks which are used for a kitchen pantry perform multipurpose duties as a message board. You can also use it to write right on the glass grocery lists, important appointments or family notes; and at the same time you will be seeing through the glass how much sugar or coffee you have.

Asian Inspired Interior Panels

When we talk about Asian style in a home, we immediately think of sliding doors, perhaps this is due to the Shoji screen doors we can watch on Asian movies; Asian inspired doors are a great solution for light- sharing in interiors. They are ideal whether for a bathroom or a kitchen. In case you decide on one of this Asian door design for you bathroom, be sure that you will provide to this space a calming and spa-like feel. On the other hand if you choose it for you kitchen, the sliding door with wooden window- like panes will suitably blend with a modern cabinetry.

Two, Three or more Panel for Home Doors

Keep it classic without being boring with more than one panel door; there are many variations on these designs. From traditional architecture to bold styles, panel doors are the best option you have in order to distinguish your home’s style. You should be able to find any of this type of door in hollow core as well as in solid wood, many of these designs come in their painted or stained wood (particularly oak) version; options are vast!

Arch- Top End Interior Door

This is a very French door style and we totally love it! If we go to the top of this door design, we surely look at an exquisite detail and finish arch which offers an elegant introduction into the room of the house you have chosen. It is amazing how eye- catching can be an arch- top interior door; a sophisticated and vintage style that can be achieve with simple trim and graceful curves.

Glass Doors

Once again we must say that when it comes to glass doors, choices are massive. It is just a matter of choosing the suitable one for you, decide which look you will likely want these as focal points or installed in specific places where added light is needed. Central halls, studies or dining room are the chosen living spaces where these doors are located, they are charming and really functional; however it is important to mention that this type of interior door is best left for generous budgets; if this is your case, then be prepared to enjoy a sophisticated design. And now that we are mentioning glass doors as an excellent alternative for your interior doors, mirrored doors give a (literally) reflection of your style, they have also the ability to make the space feel more open and this is a big plus for that small area of your house.

Doors do not need to be a simple coat of paint element in your home; provide your interior with magnificent pieces of architecture, in order to create a unique décor style that you, your family and guests will love. Whether you have already experienced the adventure of replacing one of your interior door or you are about to do it for the first time, opt for interior doors that are not just beautiful, but also that fit excellent into the room, focus on your design needs and instantly you will be adding attitude to the room. Go out there and check what is modern and gorgeous related to doors designs; enhance your home interior through style, color and texture…you dream it, we Build it!


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Did you know when Queen Victoria died the Irish were ordered to paint their doors black as a sign of grief. Doors symbolize hope, opportunity, communication and liberation. To rebel, Irish painted their doors in all different colors. When it comes to pick a door for interior areas the task is easy, but when you have to choose a suitable door that divides a space from your backyard, options are endless. We would love to offer you a brief review on the options you can think of.

Give it a meaning

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Our first suggestion is starting on the purpose of your backyard. A place like this can have several uses; therefore by sketching which ways you would ideally like to use your exterior, you can define the style you need. With a settled resolution you can begin on creating an interrelated look.  So, whether is a garden, family reunion area, kids’ recreational space or a simple personal favorite place, once you have chosen the meaning, the rest is a guiding process. Keep in mind that whatever is your purpose, compromise is determined and unclutter is vital. Simplify your design by keeping decor items on a slight side. Additionally, since backyards are outdoor areas, make sure that your green sides stay well-maintained with regular cuttings and proper plant care. Keep into account that any aspect of our life’s that we pay attention to receives power, therefore, if you are not that into taking care of plants, do not have them. Perhaps you might prefer a plush seating area, perfect for relaxation or even a fire pit. Depending on how much space is available, you can consider sticking with one main function or breaking your yard up into a few distinct areas.

puerta 5 300x300 2016 Backyard doors: Sliding or Hinged?On the other hand, it is important to preserve the harmony between spaces, for example, if your home is based on cedar looks, try to use a solid wood or high-end wood finishes on the frames of your door choice. French sliding doors offer the most design options, because you can select the door style, accessories and glass. If you want your patio door to have the same architectural style and feel of your front entry and garage doors, than a hinged or French door can do the job.

Backyard doors provide open access and allow interior spaces to embrace natural light. Generally, we tend to think that patio doors are only suitable for houses with a backyard, a swimming pool, or for breathtaking views. Not necessarily. Doors of this type are used for exterior areas, which can be easily installed on balcony facing towards a beautiful view. What we really enjoy about these exterior doors is that catches the eye of anyone entering the room and it is one of the most defining style signs of your home.

Sliding Doors

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 Nowadays, frames and glass are more energy efficient now and many products incorporate multi-point locking mechanism. Sliding doors are also known as gliding doors and besides being operational they also allow people to get a clear view into another space, which add an air of glamour to the interior and exterior of a home.. Regarding function they are very practical and the fact that offer a clear, minimalist design allows you to match it with almost any style you like.

Sliding doors let in a lot of natural light and you can create a dramatic effect by combining colors on a colored curtain for instance. They are made from reinforced glass or plastic, polycarbonate in some cases. Even though might seem made of thin glass this feature makes of sliding door a charming but strong door.

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Sliding doors are energy efficient, since they are able to remain open, ventilation is constant, and therefore, rooms would receive excellent airflow. On the other hand, on some specific models, the glass provide excellent insulation from the extreme weather of the desert. Another plus is the external screens placed on the sliding doors which gladly provides defense against unwanted bugs and insects.

Another outstanding feature is the space, sliding glass doors provide a large doorway which is highly appreciated when moving big items between rooms or in and out of your home. With its sliding mechanism, there are no external hinges which could damage the items being moved. Nevertheless, if you live in a cool weather area, extreme conditions including ice, tornados and wind storms might cause damage to the glass in these doors.

Hinged Style

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Nowadays, technology developed new hinges models and at the present moment is found almost everywhere, in the aerospace field, military, and computing. In fact, the desk on which the average reader’s computer sits probably has more hinges than one might expect. Hinged patio doors are the classic look for most of homeowners. Generally manufactured in pairs, two doors connected by a hinge in a continuous sill frame where one is fixed, and the other is active and swings in or out. Double-hinged patio doors are often used to create expansive views from interior spaces.

Hinged patio doors are commonly the focal point of a room due to its glam and elegance consists of panels that have large glass areas. The in-swing door has interior-mounted hinges. The out-swing door has tamper-proof exterior hinges. Its screen is on the interior side of the door. If security is one of the things that concerns you, most of hinged doors come with multipoint locks offering you a distinctive locking system that secures the door in three locations for your mind peace.

When it comes to outdoors areas, backyards never overestimate the power of visual points. Subsequently we encourage you to add some color to ornament your outdoor areas. Just the same as you would do it with your interiors, bring some color through chairs or benches. Nonetheless, seek inspiration from nature as well; there are some flowers that can live happily without much of attention, such as, lavender, jade or black rose if you are on a busy schedule.

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  destacada 300x75 Convex Molding: Molding Tips on Exterior Doors

At FinishBuild every end is considered a new beginning; therefore we have decided to start for one of the elements that usually allow us to get into a different area, or the opposite, to get out of a particular place. Anyhow, these transitions from a zone to another can be delightful having the knowledge to the direction. But what if you would have to choose, based only in the look of a door. How would that door be?

Whether are made from a combination of materials, wood, stone, metal, glass, paper, leaves or hides, doors can fluctuate among cultures and purposes. According to Enciclopaedia Britannica, doors are consider basically on wood-paneled doors, constructed of stiles or vertical beams and rails horizontal beams, framed together to support panels and occasionally equipped with locks and hinges.

1 4 300x300 Convex Molding: Molding Tips on Exterior DoorsAn example of how culture influences is The Republic of China the wooden door usually consisted of two panels, the lower one solid and the upper one a wooden lattice backed with paper. On the other hand, the typical Western medieval door was of vertical planks backed with horizontals or diagonal bracing. Furthermore, in domestic architecture, interior double doors appeared in Italy in the 15th century where the paneled effect was simplified until, in the 20th century, a single, hollow-core, flush panel door has become most common.


There also are several types of specialized modern doors. The louvered (or blind) door and the screen door have been used primarily in the United States. Another style also display is the Dutch door, which is a door cut in two, just by the middle, permitting the upper half to open while the lower half remains locked.

Other innovations such as, the revolving door and the folding door are great options for small areas where space is vital. The sliding door inspired by the Japanese shoji is another classic and zen example. For outdoors, the canopy door which turns out at the top of the frame and the rolling door that also opens to the top, commonly used on garage.

 Convex molding: The basics

The Classic moldings may be divided into two classes, simple and compound; generally employed for the bases of columns, which are seen below the eye, both concave moldings and convex moldings. The compound moldings are those composed of curves of contrary flexure, where the upper part is concave and the lower convex.

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Convex molding: Color

 Regarding color, molding is a blessing because match with almost any shade of the palette. Usually the come on cream colors, such as beige or white. Other styles resembling wood look can be display on brown or oak. On the other hand you also have the option of painting outdoors in order to contrast you door and molding combination. If you have for example a white door, we suggest you to combine it with a white molding to continue with the harmony of elements. Try to match it with a colorful wall paint cover, in order to add light and a modern look, strong colors can go perfectly as well.

A few more tips on Convex molding

According to TrimGuide regarding installing crown molding here are just a pair of tips to make the decision easier on you:

Molding painting? Never paint crown molding white, over time crown molding might collect dust, and with the addition of another element such as the paint cover might look grimy. Therefore, unless you want to go and clean these commonly high surfaces frequently, we suggest you to choose your colored crown molding.

Matching. If you cannot find the proper color to match your molding with your doors or walls then choose paint but always on different color than the ceiling and the wall.  Remember that these elements are designed for ornamental purposes. Therefore they should make a detectable contrast.  In an ideal world, we have considered that you might want to paint your crown molding the same color as the window, door, and floor trim, in order to avoid a rainbow style.

Last but not least, to maintain the accordance of elements, try to paint the crown molding the same color in the whole house to produce unification of your home.  There are exceptions to this however, if you happen to join one unique porch area that has exposed stained wood beams for instance, you might want the molding to combine with the beams shade.

FinishBuild Molding

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At FinishBuild Molding such as M18968 is the most elaborated one. Others like M614 and M734 come with a succession of alternate rounds and hollows, the latter very deeply cut, and a few small fillets. With molding the main goal relays on the desire to draw attention to the ornament view. This seem to be subject to The Greeks and its decorative sense of design which originally were merely painted. Nowadays the carving extended from flat surfaces patterns to convex and combined designs.


 As we have checked, the success of a clean molding porch area would depend on how constant your cleaning and vacuuming method is. Regarding molding dirt and dust will be your elements to take into account. So, in order to preserve relaxing areas such as moldings on doors, FinishBuild consider that attention once in a while, might be enough, remembering that it would be a non that affected area such a laminate kitchen floor. Therefore it should be deep vacuumed once in a while just to remove the dirt on the surface. Vinegar, can be a deep cleaning ingredient mixed with water of course.

Finally, last but never least, you should take care of yourself first. Go and take action, going fashion with gloves. And please do not forget to cover your mouth while this cleaning task. Anyhow, we hope this article might help, enrolled or entertained you in relation to molding on exterior doors. And remember…

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