Those who are in the process of renovating their residential or commercial properties have likely spent countless hours agonizing over a myriad of flooring options. While natural hardwood floors ranks highly in terms of aesthetics, they are often expensive and require a lot of maintenance and upkeep. Vinyl plank flooring, however, is an excellent alternative. With a variety of colors and finishes, it can mimic the look an expensive hardwood floor for a fraction of the price.

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When we have a pet there is no question, there is only one answer,  the pet is always the one who is right. At least we should give it to her. Think of your comfort and also so that our space does not become a complete disaster if our capricious feline does not like it too much.

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Destacada2 300x138 Get to Know the Most Common Causes & Solutions of Water Stains

It is very easy for homeowners to identify water stains after a rainstorm, there are obvious signs people can notice in order to determine there is a problem with the roof. Ok, but what happens if it has not rained and constant leaks are still occurring? The answer to this question can be tricky sometimes as there are different reasons that can be causing such problems. Nevertheless, there is something very important you have to keep in mind and it is the fact that a slow leak is usually harder to find than a big one, this is due to the possibility stains have to migrate from their original opening.

As a new homeowner or potential home’s buyer, it will be essential for you to inspect your entire property in order to determine the different causes of leaks in any area of your home; to achieve this, your visual inspection skills will be key to identify the area above and around the stain, remember that the location of the stain will always give you an idea about where to find the possible source of that annoying water leak. What you are about to read is a list of some of the most common sources of ceiling stains.

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Stains at Outside wall or Ceiling Corners

These of stains appear at the ceiling along outside walls at the corners due to ice dams leakage; which causes trouble when they melt and once ice “dams”, blocks the path of the melting water because it has nowhere to go and typically finds their way in behind your gutters or underneath your shingles. Moreover, when attic’s insulation is insufficient and there are attic air leaks, it is very likely that ice dams causes the leaking. What it takes to prevent this, is to have the attic air leaks sealed and add more insulation to the attic; this way you will have roof leakage from ice dams away.

Stains Below Bathroom Exhaust Fans

This type of stains starts when a bathroom exhaust fan is connected to an un- insulated duct, runs through the attic space and thus does not make an airtight connection to an appropriate roof cap. Furthermore, moisture gets trapped in your home without the right ventilation and insulation system, this leads to condensation to build up. In order to solve this problem, you might need to contact a qualified contractor who can determine whether or not you have an adequate ventilation based on your house’s size. Additionally, you can also run kitchen and bath fans when you cook or use any of your bathrooms, make it a habit if possible.

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Once home inspector finds a stain below a plumbing fixture, the next thing to do is to use a moisture meter to see if there is active leaking. It could happen that the stain is dry, in this case the plumbing fixture above should be meticulously tested, then the stain should be checked again.

Ceiling Stains that Appear Without Any Sign of Roof Leaks

These random ceiling stains occur due to condensation in the attic, for instance. Once enough frost builds up in this area of your home, then it can leave enough water and when it melts stains in many random places show up. This is why it would be very important to check the attic, you should pay special attention to the valleys where two roos planes come together. Also, the insulation should be dry as well as in good condition. In addition, those houses located in cold climates are highly prone to develop ice dams on the roof, this can cause water to leak into the attic from melting snow and ice on the roof.

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Early solutions to water stains in your home will be always the best way to keep owning a home that not only looks amazing, but also is in great conditions; strive to avoid a frequent mistake many homeowners make which is ignoring their water stains, the prompter you address them the better you solve a minimal issue that can turn into an irreparable damage. It is true that water stains may have diverse sources which are not that easy to locate; however, deep inspection and counting on the assessment and help of a professional can save you from spending a lot of money as well as time, if you make the decision to call an expert as soon as you start noticing irregular water stains in your home. I also would like to recommend you not to try to fix any stain or damaged drywall until you are sure you have addressed the moisture problem licked that is causing the problem, otherwise water will continue to seep and all of the work and effort you have done will be in vain. In FinishBuild we are aware of the fact that your property is a huge investment, this is why we offer the best home inspection service; whether for your house’s interiors or exteriors, we will make sure your home is protected for many years to come.

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When customers are looking to buy commercial flooring, there are two main priorities that we would like to share. When it comes about laminate flooring products, we believe this significant additions should reflect the image of your business and the style of your corporate image. Therefore let’s work on reflecting competence and efficiency. We have come with the idea of helping you in order to realize that there is a particular flooring product for your business establishment. So, if you already have a laminate flooring product in mind: keep into account that the surface of the material should be easy to wipe clean, which basically means that the maintenance of the laminate flooring should be simple to vacuuming or sweeping on a regular basis.

Visual pros of Vinyl Flooring products

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What we truly enjoy about vinyl flooring installation systems is that -besides coming and easy installation procedures such as the interlocking path or the sheet features- it can be install over existing floors. There is no need when it comes about flooring you can install the floating vinyl plank flooring over the existing one without a problem. It is not challenging to install new floating vinyl planks over your old laminate, ceramics, or concrete, as long as you prepare the existing flooring properly.

  • Vinyl covers are easy to roll out; therefore, the covering process is finished quickly.
  • They are available in different sizes and thickness; this would depend on the particular time you will use the vinyl covering.
  • Vinyl covers’ maintenance is great. Just a quick mopping will be enough to clean them up.
  • You will find them in a great range of colors; so you can choose the one that best expresses your business spirit.

Floating vinyl flooring is perfect for people who enjoy to get home and get ready for the master couch or just prefer to stand on their feet most of the time. Vinyl flooring would definitely surprise you on how comfortable and quiet this floor can be. When it comes about the most beautiful and realistic flooring solution available on the market these days. You will find it in a great range of colors, patterns and designs. If you are looking for a high-quality vinyl flooring that can resemble wood and stone to perfection, then you should definitely choose the floating vinyl planks.

What kind of color?

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Always opt for neutral colors, according to the University of Texas, a study in the impact on work places, earth tones stimulates the mind, yellow, on the other hand inspires creativity and creates a calming balance environment.

An important aspect to take into account is the saturation color and the intensity of the color choice as well. When it comes to professional environments, walls are important as well, therefore, take into consideration that highly saturated, bright colors will stimulate while softer, muted colors will soothe the mind. Alternatively, colors that resemble nature such as sky blue, green would definitely increase efficiency and focus.  Red, lava style color, for instance might not be that suitable. Even though is an active color, it might turn intense and alarming at times. Knowing as the trigger of creativity and happiness, optimism, is a very energetic and fresh option for your commercial business interior.

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Tipos de piso destacada 300x138 How to Make a Proper Vinyl Flooring DIY Installation

Vinyl flooring usually has preserve its common presentation, such as single in rolls of large sheets, however time also has reward vinyl in matters of style and nowadays vinyl flooring is available in more practical, much easier to setting up formats.

At Finish Build vinyl flooring tiles are always recommended for commercial uses. Due to the lack of weight FinishBuild vinyl flooring products are usually purchased in 12-inch squares that feature adhesive backing. The thicker the tile is, the better it will hold up over longer periods of time, but what we really think it is important is the acoustic properties this material owns. Installing tile is an ideal project for DIY eagers, particularly in smaller rooms or in this case fashion shows ramp.

Nevertheless, it is important to purchase all tiles from the same lot because, while other lots may be labeled as being the same pattern and color, slight differences in shade may occur. When it comes about setting your chalk lines, starting in the center of the room is what we usually recommend. After removing paper backing, press tiles into place. Keep into account that trimming your tiles at the walls and other edges. Subsequently we suggest you to roll tiles in both directions to set them steady.

What FinishBuild recommends:

3 300x300 How to Make a Proper Vinyl Flooring DIY InstallationWhen it comes to installing vinyl planks, let me tell you is perfectly doable. Since vinyl flooring planks come with an easy interlocking system, you can easily jump on the journey of actually doing it yourself. At FinishBuild we are here, once again, with the purpose of helping you on do the first moves.

First of all let’s clean the room. Before starting, empty your room of all furniture and make sure that the surface of the room is perfectly smooth by removing nails, debris and scraping up any old adhesive. Take into account that your sub floor needs to be dry as well as be smooth and as even possible because every lump, bump and crease may appear visible. Make a template of the floor using felt paper.


 

Materials you would use:

  1. Pencil
  2. Tape measure
  3. Hammer
  4. Vinyl cutting knife
  5. Sealant
  6. Broom

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Once we have a clean surface, there is an important move you should definitely consider if you are aiming for outstanding results: Level your subfloor​, generally vinyl planks flooring products can be install onto existed flooring surfaces. Therefore check the condition of your subfloor, if a surface is in poor conditions, you may need to substitute it. You can drill in a plywood underlayment with screws fairly easily, nevertheless it is important to screw heads below the surface of the wood. If you install an underlayment over your existing subfloor, make sure the surface is level. Afterwards, sealing is our next step. Paint a coat of sealant onto your subfloor. Protect the bottom of your walls or cabinets with strips of masking tape to avoid splash. Once the floor is sealed, let it cure for as long as required before you start laying your vinyl planks.

Phase 2:

Now is time for you to make an important choice. Decide on which direction you will lay your vinyl planks. Subsequently, measure the floor to work out where the middle of your middle row will sit. This is your middle line. In order to be double extra sure, I personally suggest (and if you have the time) to face vinyl planks on the floor to get a clear idea of how can tiles adjust to the space. This also can help you to get a visual plus of the vinyl planks you might have to cut in order to fit edges. Next, hammer a nail at each end of this line and then tie a string chalk line between them. Snap your string chalk line to mark your center line on the floor.

Now proceed to set each plank by laying the first row of vinyl plank flooring, whether is by peeling them off on the back for each plank (in the case they are the adhesive type) or by assemble them if they come with the interlocking system. Subsequently flatten them it into place, over the top of the center line and remember that each vinyl plank has a directional arrow on its backing paper. At FinishBuild we strongly suggest that in order to obtain the finest visual result, lay all your planks facing the same way.

Lay the second row of vinyl plank flooring next to the first. Stagger the second row so the end of each plank lines up with the middle of the plank in the previous row. When laying the third row of planks, use your combination square to make sure its joins line up with the joins in the first row and try to maintain this staggered pattern going the whole way across the floor.

Phase 3:

pros and cons of vinyl flooring destacada 8 300x300 How to Make a Proper Vinyl Flooring DIY InstallationOn this phase you must let go the extra vinyl material. Some of your vinyl floor planks will need to be trimmed to fit around the floor corners. Take into account that in phase 2 you can be aware of how much material is not going to be longer needed however, this phase allows you to measure and mark out your lines on each plank and make your cuts with a trimming knife. In order to get finest results, go over the cut line two or three times instead of trying to cut all at once. When your trim is finished, remove the backing paper and stick the plank in place hoping for the best. We recommend you (in case you have adhesive type) to curve and bend the board as you lay it down, visualize that when installing part of the vinyl plank would be against the floor while the part yet to be placed is in the air. Successively, roll the board down and onto the surface of your floor. The aim with this procedure is to avoid the development of air pockets, however you can also help yourself with a piece of fabric on your hand to press the boards to the ground.

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To sum up, after installation, clean adhesive from tile surfaces with wet cloth. Fasten trim and moldings to the wall, not the flooring. In addition, avoid heavy traffic on the new installation for at least 72 hours while adhesive sets. If you are interest on see more about vinyl interlocking systems installation, we invite to check this video:

How To Install A Floating Vinyl Plank Floor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u8B_xE9ZVo&t=318s

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Small bathroom 300x138 Small Bathroom Ideas for this 2017

Social Human condition has established that healthy body habits are highly recommendable nowadays or mandatory in other cases. This form of self – caring is part of some cultures between hygiene conditions and the fact that self-bathing is a matter of reducing skin and emotionally breakthroughs. Therefore, whether you are in the mood for spoiling yourself or just do it because it makes you happy, we remind you that at FinishBuild bath-time is me-time.

First of all we must agree on the fact that taking a shower can be easily accomplished by water and soap. Nevertheless, shower-times are more than that. We believe that we can create space that not only would satisfy your eye but also we would talk about how to make bigger than it looks.

Elements you must take into account

Small bathroom 1 300x300 Small Bathroom Ideas for this 2017Mirrors:

In Feng Shui, the use of elements such as metal, can help you enormously space saving as well. Mirrors have the honorable addition of being able to reproduce what it reflects, therefore if you happen to have a very tiny piece of toilet and a sink side by side, we suggest you to place and long horizontal piece of glass just above these pieces, in order to get the best of visual tricks. Mirrors are not also a good way of enhancing your bathroom area but also are a nice functional addition.

Tiles:

Small bathroom 2 300x300 Small Bathroom Ideas for this 2017If your bathroom and you happen to have a space problem, there are some elements you can exchange in order to get the view of a bigger bathroom. Let´s begin with sizes, when it comes about bathroom, the proportions are a vital, and it highly influences decoration and can increase or reduce your bathroom physical areas.

Flooring Tiles:

According to some interior design companies, in order to get the best of space inside a house, flooring tiles and wall bathroom tiles should match. This addition can help you with harmony creation and in the case you need a visual but also spacious home area, continuity is vital and an important element. Therefore, we suggest you to get tiles that go with minimal contrast, lighter colors like BLANCO from our brand KRONENHAHN, line CASONA.

Sinks:

Small bathroom 3 300x300 Small Bathroom Ideas for this 2017Opt for going with ¨less is more¨, when it comes about small sized bathrooms. Regarding the bathroom, aesthetics is the reflection of what your daily life can be and when there is less you gain in space. Therefore try by getting the goodness of our FinishBuild BA130 15″ SQUARE CERAMIC ABOVE MOUNT BATHROOM BASIN VESSEL model, which comes in 13″ H x 22″ W x 22″ D, ideal for tiny spaces. This reloaded versions not only can help you to safe space but also adds an outstanding aesthetic for guests including yourself. We also suggest you the BA129 16″ ROUND CERAMIC ABOVE MOUNT BATHROOM BASIN VESSEL that can offer a more uniform geometric appearance if you are not that into corners or pointy edges.

Doors:

Small bathroom 4 300x300 Small Bathroom Ideas for this 2017How can we forget the proper use of manual locking systems? When it comes about bathing experience, you must be aware that privacy is everything and priceless. Regarding the materials you can use for shower doors, at FinishBuild we strongly recommend you to explore with glass materials that can easily help you to get a closer look of things and at the same time you can get the sense of spaciousness. In order to get the best of comfort, try by setting a focal point, we suggest you to start matching the perfect combination of unpretentious additions such as the glass on the door, the light clear tone on the tiles and even the size if the mirror you are going to get.

Illumination:

When it comes about illumination, remember to take into account that natural light can enhance your home spaces at reasonable prices. Natural light can work perfectly when you happen to own small spaces, which allows you to get the best of both worlds: privacy and nature. Therefore try by adding upper sliding windows that can easily offer you an outlet to unexpected odors and concentration of fumes. The use of recessed lighting is a choice in case you have no option but adding artificial light. Try non-direct lights that might come from the ceiling.

Go vertical:

Small bathroom 5 300x300 Small Bathroom Ideas for this 2017Try to storage as much as you can but in a scaling way, customized medicine cabinets for instance, can be a nice solution to space craving. Therefore if you are into having your own personal items properly organized, going vertical is a cool option. On the other hand, when it comes about small bathroom dimensions, you should take into account that if cabinets are located on the base of your floor.

To sum up we would like you to remind you that you deserve a nice experience, and making yourself happy should be the journey not the task. Therefore if you happen to have a small bathroom, we suggest you to go functional with maximizing your space, with a Lazy Susan addition for personal hygiene products. Believe or not when it comes about physical illusions we must agree on the fact that theory is not necessarily better than practice. For this reason we have come with this research regarding which particular items should you avoid when it comes about small spaces. There are tricks everywhere therefore we must share them.

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Greenery 15-0343 is Pantone’s 2017 selection and at FinishBuild we could not be more excited about this particular selection. According to Leatrice Eiseman –executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute- Greenery 15-0343 comes for satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize.

Requisite of a new mindset is what Pantone seems to spread with its new color selection. Besides making a clearly more nature statement Pantone also aims to establish a deeper connection with our inner side. If you see, Greenery 15-0343 has a not only smooth look that can be exceptionally combined with any other dark earth colors but a peaceful tone that can look splendid on neutral light colors.

How Can I Combine Greenery 15-0343 with FinishBuild Flooring Products?

Pantone’s proposal comes with a story, “where we are in our lives and what we desire”. Laurie Pressman (vice president with Pantone Color Institute). This statement take us to a more conscious living where past or future do not take control, where present is lived to its fullest.

When it comes to flooring, combinations are uninterrupted. On the other hand, it is always a good incentive to start with some path in mind. On this 2017, FinishBuild offers you vinyl flooring products that can match perfectly with Pantone’s 2017 selection. Supposing you are planning on adding change your living-room wall’s color into a more Greenery tone.

Match the versatility of your office personality with vinyl flooring looks and Greenery 15-0343. If you are looking for consistent look and a steady surface, then vinyl is the perfect combination. Many business managers prefer vinyl tiles for Lounge areas due to the fact they are simple to install. However, sheet flooring may be ideal if you need to wrap the vinyl around the edge of the stairs. Consider the look you want for your stairs and the installation process that will be easiest for you when deciding on a type of vinyl flooring.

What FinishBuild recommends with Greenery:

Greenery is paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallics and even the enduring presence of PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. These palettes easily cross over fashion, beauty, product and graphic design applications.

Revive:

Following the Pantone suggestions, Greenery 15-0343 can be a nice addition on living-room furniture. On this 2017 we invite to explore reviving you home vibes into a sectional sofa or any other type that allows you to play with multiple configurations.  Ideally, any sectional you purchase will include fixtures that connect the pieces to keep them from separating. Laminate CHARCOAL code: L-0101487.8TRCHA, from KRONENHAHN is our suggestion on laminate flooring products. Taking into account that you would have strong colors, I personally suggest a neutral tone on your walls, no matter if you happen to own a house or a very illuminated apartment, the key is to get the best of Greenery tones inside your home areas.

Restore:

Taking into account the pursuit of vitality, we advise you in order to oxygenate GRAPHYTE code: L-0101486.5DRIGRA from our line DRIFTWOOD for a neutral tone. However, earth dark tones such as COFFEE code: L-0101485HERCOF or TEAK code: L-0101485HERTEA from our line HERON can match perfectly with a green futon is a sofa/bed combo. Functionally remains a priority on your home with FinishBuild,  therefore in terms of comfort and usefulness a green futon can folds or releases itself downward to create a large, flat, cushioned sleeping surface. Perfect combination on style and functionality for starting 2017, don’t you think?

Renew:

In order to reinvigorate your home spaces, FinishBuild laminate flooring suggestion is BARIL OAK code: L- 0101487.8FREBAR, CENDRE OAK code: L-0101487.8FRECEN and FER OAK code: L-0101487.8FREFER. All of these laminate presentations provide a more neutral set for any greenery items you might want to add to any of your home spaces. Its surfaces come in wood matte finish V-Grove, with a thickness of 12.3Mm, which in addition you can combine it with three types of molding like the reducer type, the T-molding or the landing/stair molding. This laminate flooring products at FinishBuild correspond to the standard rate of Ac3.

Last but never least, we cannot miss our SWISS KRONO with any of our NOBLESSE OIL FINISH line, which can definitely add an industrial, vintage or even minimalist look on flooring appealing’s. Try LION, ISABELLINE or ECRU for clear atmospheres. On the other hand if you want to decor a open planned apartment try Greenery 15-0343 on furniture, white on your walls and WALNUT SEPIA or OAK CAMEL for earth tones on your home base.

Greenery 15-0343  and Fashion

Since 2001Pantone has come with a very positive influence in several industry fields and fashion is no exception, color has historically influenced trends in all facets of design and in 2017 with “greenery” as the chosen color of the year, brands are also very into this new phase of tones. Ranging on products, from handbags to jewelry and housewares, greenery is vital  on this year’s runways, walking in various forms such as  Gucci, Kenzo, Bagelencia, Michael Kors, Zac Posen, and Cynthia Rowley.

Greenery aims to the opposite: minimalism. Pressman referred to a motto by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood that partly inspired Pantone to choose Greenery: “Buy less, choose well, make it last”.

To sum up, Greenery comes with a fresh and emotive vibe that can easily invite us to a more peaceful and soft expression environmentally, fashionable and personally speaking. I personally must share with you guys that this 2017 Pantone selection can be the start of new beginning based on compassion path toward each other as human beings and towards a more conscious action plans toward Mother Nature.

It is good to be back. I hope at least someone read this and if is the case, I am glad to share that we would be here for you on this 2017, focusing on whatever you might think is interesting, please send your comments or suggest me topics you would like to read about.

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  hardwood flooring sources in florida destacada 300x75 Hardwood Flooring Sources in Florida

Did you know that forests cover about half of Florida’s land area? These lungs of mother nature are located in Orlando in the north area of the state, forests in the most counties are at least 50% arboreal, however in the south of Florida, half of the  40%.

These extensive amounts of oxygen sources are also responsible of being an important part of flooring products, furniture, construction additions, and even pharmaceutical products, therefore in order to maintain the balance between each field, regulations are very authoritarian regarding the purposes of the nature resource. According to The Forestry Florida Association Statewide, there are 17.3 million acres of forests, which a 15.4 million acres of those timberlands belongs to working forests. Of this 15.4, 71% of these forest areas are privately owned; the rest is owned by state and local (18%) and federal (11%) governments.

Flooring Popular Florida Wood Selections

According to the Universty of Florida, IFAS extention, species selection are bases on pines growth in Florida.  These include slash pine, longleaf pine, loblolly pine, and sand pine.  Other pines that grow in Florida, which have little commercial value, include pond pine, spruce pine, and shortleaf pine.

When it comes about commercial purpose, there are some factors that must be considered, like potential for germination, potential for survival and establishment, potential for good growth rates and potential for mature trees to set seed. This guidelines are justified in order to maintain productivity of the material in every each field of manufacture.

Pine:

Pine is one of the most charming look you can use in the flooring field. Due to its marvelous light tones, pines are grown in plantations for timber, which tend to be more resinous, and therefore more durable than neat. This a type of wood can be widely used in carpentry items such as furniture, window frames, paneling and roofing. In Florida, pine plantations can be found in Lafayette County and Jefferson County. It is important to mention that in pine plantation since this type of wood requires a gentle treatment, procedures such as, components analysis and durability examinations.

2f 300x300 Hardwood Flooring Sources in FloridaWhat we love about pine lumber is the natural patterns that make allows a simple but also natural decorative solutions. Therefore, if you are into humble but fascinating looks the grain in the pine can stand on its own. Pine lumber can also be very resistant to decay and rotting, however, make sure of getting a pine lumber materials that has been pressure treated.

Cedar:

Natural looks are never underestimated and wood is one of the choices on decking materials nowadays. Cedar trees often live a long time, and regarding its wood is also very resistant to bugs. Its natural oils in the wood of cedar are toxic to insects, which makes of this species an appealing choice to a decking project.  Nevertheless the heartwood of the tree the deeper colored red part, is on the other hand, rot resistant.

Pros & Cons: Cedar wood discards voluntarily moisture absorption which allows this type of wood to lie flat and straight. Regarding the color, you have to clean it and reseal it every year or two in order to maintain its attractiveness. However, it is harsh to keep that warm, rich, natural and fresh look. Cedar wood can vary on its cost from moderate, to high prices, it depends on the species as we mention before. On any case if you are into Cedar for its kindness you might have to dedicate part of your time taking care of it through the years.

Flooring Uses of  Wood Remains

Leftovers on wood plantations are never overrated, on the contrary, they are responsible of other flooring products such as:

3t 300x300 Hardwood Flooring Sources in FloridaComposite Decking: Due to its innocuous, smooth surface, composite decking has settled as one of other suitable choice on the market. Composite Decking products are made of comprised recyclable materials, which make them a cost-effective product choice matching the quality material as well. In addition since these products are craft by mankind any style is available, so if you are in the mood of emphasize an sophisticated, textured pattern or emulate the look of real wood, is one of your goals then, Composite Decking is for you. Due to its easy-to-use hidden clip system for installation, you might even want to try to install it yourself.

Laminate: How can we forget, at FinishBuild we love laminate, which is a synthetic material placed on particleboard, which is made of compressed wood. It comes in high-pressure and low-pressure varieties. Its durability, tracks them on a long lasting flooring option which represents an attractive alternative rather than wood flooring.  Highly scratch and stain resistant and extreme impact warriors, laminate flooring products at FinishBuild might be used over radiant heated concrete structures and it would not fade due to exposure to sunlight. Explore our picks on wood looks, such as DRIFTWOOD ARENA, CALIZA, LAVA or IRON which would definitely add an accurate wood look to any household flooring.

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Your house’s flooring serves as the foundation of its interior, therefore having good quality floors allows you to have underfoot surfaces that look great even without all the furnishings and wall decors. Due to the fact that flooring is a permanent part of your home, it is essential for you to select good quality floor materials that not only enhance your home interior design but also improve your entire living lifestyle. Selecting good quality flooring is as important as executing the right steps and considerations before installing it. As society keeps developing, homeowners’ flooring needs grow and so today they are looking for unique ways that led them to improve their individual home living styles, thus having top- quality floors at home is a need.

Floors make the entire home a stable and intact space; when it comes to tile flooring, I need to highlight that this is one of the floor types that have notoriously increased in demand due mostly to it adaptability, designs, sealants and eye- catching accents. In this post I would like to focus on tile floor as it has the ability to add comfort and elegance to any room of your home, at the same time this type of floor upgrades the value of your property; make sure you have considered the following factors before installing tile floors.

Decide If You Are Going to Keep or Not Your Baseboards

Considering whether or not you will remove your baseboards before installing your new tiles is a key step as most flooring types need a small gap between the edge of the floor and the wall in order to allow room for movement. On the one hand if you do not remove your baseboards, that gap I just mentioned must be covered with a convex molding whose cross section is a quarter of a circle, this may affect the trim’s aesthetics, that convex molding is known as a quarter round. On the other hand, you will not need any quarter round if you decide to install new baseboards once your tile has been installed, thus this guarantees a clean aesthetic that is often a chosen method of many professionals.

Check If you Have Foundation Problems

Pay special attention to the foundation of your flooring, because if it shifting, your tile will too and therefore this can lead to undesirable cracks and breaks that will turn into more money investment as you need to repair them; moreover those foundation problems are not precisely eye- catching. In case you do not have foundation problems, then you should not have any inconvenient regarding tile breaking or cracking.

Tile Installation on a Second Floor or in a Home with a Pier and Beam Construction

Since tile requires a waterproof subfloor when it is installed on top of wood surfaces, otherwise it will swell and thus will break or crack, you will need to install cement board to ensure that this problem does not occur.

If You Are Planning To Paint

In case you want to roll out the new flooring before you paint, a common suggestion is to do it before installing tiles, this way it is easier as you do not have to worry about splattering paint on your new floors. However, it is possible that your walls will have a few nicks after the floors are installed and thus it will definitely get a little dirty. What many pros prefer is to paint over any blemishes that happen during installation, perhaps you might want to consider this idea.

Are You Considering Refinishing Your Staircase With Your New Flooring?

When tiling a staircase, one of the most important aspects to consider is figuring out how you are going to finish the edges of your steps. Tile rarely has a matching stairnose piece available, so that leaves bullnose which is a piece of tile with a small rounded edge; think of a Schluter strip as your main option. Bullnose and unfinished edges will blend better with the rest of your tile.

Kids or Pets

if you have kids or pets, take a look at color body and through body porcelain tile because even though they are a little bit different, each one ensures extra scratch resistance so you are not going to see a notice marks; fortunately tiles are well- equipped to resist foot and paw prints.

 Your home needs to be a place where you can relax after a very long tiring day at work, so comfort from your feet should be a priority you need to cover by installing an exceptional piece of good quality tile flooring. Steeping on comfortable flooring make you feel good, without even notice it, this is what makes easier for you to tell the difference between a regular floor and an excellent quality tile floor.

Fortunately, the tile industry focuses on ease your life by working on really suitable choices for any of tile application you need to do at home; rating tiles in a scale from Class 1 to Class 5, being 1 the less resistant to abrasion and 5 being the most resistant. Once again I need to highlight that right tile installation will depend on both, the type of flooring you are looking for and the research on the flooring brands shortlisted you make before making the finale decision to purchase that important and permanent decorative piece for your home.

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WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE BUILDING MY OWN SAUNA desacada 300x138 What Should I Know Before Building My Own Sauna?

Saunas not only exist from ancient times with the purpose of cleaning and distress your body, from Rome hot bath cameras were also a social alternative to bond and create alliances, and nowadays we still use them as social but also healthy conventions. Even though hot air or vapor have the goodness of ease your body into a more relaxing state, saunas also helps you to help your body  cleanse toxins, ease muscular aches and promote a deeper breathing phase. Thanks to saunas skin health increases in an optimum level and believe or not can make you feel younger.

What do I need to know before building my own sauna?

Installing a home sauna can be a huge, exciting not to mention that you would have an outstanding advantage above mortals who enjoy the art of relaxing-time. FinishBuild first tip is to choose the style you want.

Model and Size

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Take into account that saunas do not have to be necessarily big, some saunas can be smaller just for a single person. Keep in mind that for example indoor saunas are the popular choice among Americans, however it is also possible to own external saunas which can go perfectly fitted near a pool or overlooking a view. Still, choosing the size is the most important part, because from that point you would design and start.

Take into account that if you plan to add an external sauna, electrical installation might have to own an extra care and protection, sauna electrical requirements can range from around 220 volts. Furthermore, in the case of any sauna installation you must remember an exhaust vent nearby, to siphon off moisture generated by the steam.

Types of sauna materials

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Bamboo: Bamboo natural solid planks are now available for the construction field. As natural renewable source Bamboo has many benefits that can suit your sauna project. Highly recommended for asthma individuals, bamboo materials can also resist moisture and water environments.

Cedar: is another classic choice it gives off a pleasant fragrance, resists rot, doesn’t splinter easily and doesn’t absorb excess. However, you can use other soft woods, such as hemlock and spruce.

When it comes about flooring sauna materials, FinishBuild would like to emphasize that using the same materials for building these units can maintain the harmony and increase the flowing temperature into a balanced way. Nevertheless, people also consider concrete, tile or another durable highly resistant materials, due to the fact that moisture can be harmful and also tends to collect bacteria growth.

Vapor Barrier

This item is one of the must-have materials you cannot ignore when building a personal sauna. According to KANSAS UNIVERSITY, vapor barriers prevent moisture from passing through the insulation and condensing on the cold outer surfaces. Build it for two main functions, vapor barriers keep moisture inside a home, and prevent it from condensing in the insulation. In the case of saunas vapor barriers reflect heat energy back in and preserves moisture out of walls. These isolation materials should be install with stapler with the foil side facing you.

Sauna Doors

When it comes to sauna doors, the best option to opt for is insulated glass units which not only are easy to install but also can enhance your sauna interiors. On the other hand glass panel doors are also an outstanding look for sauna doors as well. Whatever you choose we recommend to pick up doors that come with non-locking ball latch systems in order to get an easy and functional access.

Lighting

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Take into account that saunas would be areas where humidity would play a constant role. For this reason FinishBuild suggest you to try with aluminum fixtures that besides protecting electric systems would provide your sauna a chic appealing. White glass vapor proof lighting can also be an interesting and safe addition to places where moisture would be recurrent.

Finally as another viable option you can also count on incandescent light bulbs that come with the advantage of maintaining a neutral temperature on the light bulb which are usually acclaimed for high heat use.

Burning Stove:

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Last but not least, once you have got the structure you need to take into account the energy source. Regarding private saunas an installation that goes through the wall at stove level and then up the outside of the sauna structure it is almost mandatory. This might require a custom work to get the pipe for going through the wall. In addition you might need to get a double walled pipe so that the heat is reduced where the pipe comes into contact with the wall. Take into account that heat might be in contact with the sauna walls, therefore assure yourself a space line or an isolation addition for this path.

 

 

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