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.

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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

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It seems like yesterday we were celebrating the New Year and now here we are, almost starting the last month of this amazing year that has gave us the opportunity to grow our decorating tastes, try new construction materials and share our lovely and well- coordinated homes with our loved ones. Even though interior design trends are not necessarily as fast- paced as fashion, along these last decades there has been a strong tendency to predict those annual themes that will define the style and look of homes; so in FinishBuild we believe that it is already time to discuss which home decor trends will lead the style of yours spaces during the 12 months that 2017 offers you, in order to plan and execute the best home improvement projects.

Sometimes the hectic pace of modern life can be really stressful, and with such busy schedules many people do not feel it but the new technologies and innovations are changing our world, so fast and hugely that for 2017 interior design tendencies are expected to be from surprising to fresh, with evident technology in between. We cannot assure you that this post will cover all of the most highlighted trends for next year, as they may be millions, but we will try; so if you happen to be interior design enthusiastic or a homeowner who is really interested in knowing what 2017 decorating trends are bringing keep your mind opened, let your curiosity shine and take a peek with us.

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Textures and Colors Inspired By Nature

This is a current trend that everyone will be still following in 2017. Bringing outdoors inside has become an extraordinary style that people will be talking about next year. Your home deserves a great makeover next year, and since furnishing has become more suitable to the working atmosphere need as well as in home décor, soft and organic materials such as cane, rattan or abaca have the attribute to create a serene ambience; providing your spaces with a warm feel where you can escape and relax. Natural textures and mild colors will be the key accomplish this look.

Flooring trends

Flooring materials are our specialty, and we are really excited about the idea that two of the trendiest flooring you will be seeing in 2017 are completely available for you in both our online store and showroom. Terracotta is a warm layout material that nicely replaces popular and white floor tones. Next year it will be possible to find terracotta with a natural matte finish that can be used as feature walls in bathrooms or cladding fireplaces; we absolutely believe that with this flooring option you will be adding character to your interiors.

CORK FLOORING IN YOUR BEDROOM A NATURAL CHOICE 1 300x200 Interior Design Trends: Whats In For 2017In addition, cork will be ruling your underfoot surfaces in 2017 as the stylish material many people know. Warmth and texture are the two best features this flooring material can exceptionally perform in any of your spaces. Cork is noise absorbing; this makes it an ideal alternative for open plan homes. Another excellent choice for 2017 is marble, a refined and classy flooring material that performs at its best as your living room, kitchen or bathroom layouts. Marble gives your room a polished and elegant look, transforming it in an easy and effortless way.

Interior Color Trends

There is no doubt that your home reflects your personal style, your home’s spaces then become an extension of the self. Upgrading your home’s interior walls needs to be a project that says something about your taste, and thus the color trends for the coming year are mostly focused on mixes of muted tones, as well as earthy and vibrant palettes that are strongly connected to organic materials. Fresh whites with beautiful pops of rich colors on walls will be everywhere; pink, coral, teal and Emerald green will be at the top in the list of interior colors.


A natural escape room will be an important element in homes; once again colors and textures play an important role in this very promising trend. Indoor ponds are currently trendy and they will continue to create amazing impact since they add a complement of drama, which makes for a great natural escape just inside your house.

Modular and Minimalist Furniture

As we have mentioned previously in this post, technology will be closely included in the interior design trends for next year. Modularity is another style we will see in 2017, and it comes to cover both necessity and creativity; flexible furnishing arrangement that look awesome in minimalist spaces will be an innovative and bold change you will notice in home designs. This is a nomadic furniture system that amazingly blends elegance with high functionality, which is what any homeowner wants for fulfilling all household needs.

Modern Furniture with Retro Inspiration

THE DARK SIDE OF KITCHENS HOW TO WORK WITH BLACK 12 300x300 Interior Design Trends: Whats In For 2017Home elements inspired by the 60s and 70s is definitely the style you must look for in 2017; wooden chairs, artistic furniture pieces and simple minimalist lamps are some of the several items that you can easily integrated in a modern interior design layout. To make your home even more retro vibe, you can also incorporate lighting solutions and lamps; today the development of modern production technology makes it possible to create stunning lighting designs.

There will definitely be a big shake up of interior trends for 2017, we will see how modern home decoration will celebrate the raw versus the clean throughout a color palette that is earthy and soothing, where orange and cinnamon tones play an interesting role. Next year’s home design trends keep also supporting the organic side of a home constitution as both designers and homeowners experiment with ideas that include nature in almost everywhere, including in urban settings. Furthermore, analogue workshop will be present for those who love to develop DIY projects at homes; this will give the opportunity to embrace slow and low technologies as old crafts or imperfect forms take the main scene in any of your rooms. Moreover, bold and striking colors that beautifully blend with functional materials will be other great features will be seeing in the 2017 interior design trends.


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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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Due to the amazing benefits they add to any surface where they are installed; such as warmth, character and value, wood floors are a classic addition to any home. This extraordinary flooring selection is one of the most sought- after amenities in a home, and in FinishBuild we love choosing top- quality wood flooring for you because of their natural appearance and comfort underfoot; in our opinion wood is beautiful and timeless. Opting for wood as your surfaces choice is not always an easy decision, many people struggle with choosing their wood floor color; this is due to the fact that when people buy a house, they basically inherit the floors that come with it and so they do not face with the changing floor decision until a remodel or new addition is needed. In any case what we recommend to our clients is to keep it harmonious, and match any existing wood floors in order to maintain the flow and integrity of the home.

When it comes to laminate and engineered wood as flooring alternatives, we need to be clear about the fact that neither of them are real wood; this means that these two flooring materials are 100% sawn wood like solid hardwood, for instance. This does not necessary means that the distinction between them and real wood is not murky.

Comparing Engineered Wood vs. Laminate Wood Floors 

Let’s get started with the comparison…Engineered wood floors are made from plywood with a veneer of fine hardwood on top, they were initially developed to be applied on the first floor of a home which was built on a concrete slab or in a basement. However, and since engineered wood flooring technology has significantly evolved over the last 20 years, its products can be used just for any purpose; floors made of engineered wood can even be install in places where you would expect to find plank floors. Today it is completely right to say that engineered wood is most closely aligned to solid hardwood.

Now you may wonder how real wood or not this flooring product is, and according to what we have discussed, the answer is debatable; the base layers of engineered wood floors are made from high-quality plywood and this make them “more natural” than laminate flooring’s pressed wood base. If we need to mention, we would suggest that the cost of engineered wood floors vary from moderate to high; in this sense, you should expect to pay nearly as much for engineered wood as for laminate wood floors. On the other hand we would like to mention that in relation with the refinishing and repairing aspects, they are moderate since this flooring option can be lightly refinished a few times before the veneer begins to wear down to the base plywood layers.

Talking to the best installation areas, engineered wood can be used in any room of your home, except for those areas with highly moisture prone for instance, bathrooms. By choosing engineered wood as your flooring surfaces, and due to the fact that it does not conduct cold well, you will feel them relatively warm; another good reason to pick this flooring material for your home’s spaces is that the unique pattern and deep appearance of the real wood’s veneer, does not accept to be matched by vinyl or laminate’s artificial images.

When it comes to laminate wood flooring, it is important to highlight that this flooring option is made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures; this is an advantage if we think of pricing, the materials needed to make this type of floor are thin pressed wood boards with an image of wood on top covered by a wear layer to protect, so the materials themselves are cheaper, this makes laminate application cost cheaper as well, generally 50 percent less than engineered installation. Sometimes people tend to misunderstand what laminate wood floors are made of, and regarding this we have to mention that even though laminate flooring is composed fibers, and there is some resin in the form of the thin top wear layer, this does not mean that laminate is made of plastic, it is mostly made of wood.

Laminate wood floors prices can be found from very low to moderate, and this may influence the fact that this type of floor cannot be refinished in any way. If you are wondering in which areas of your home you can install laminate wood floors, once again we can tell you that in any of your rooms but bathrooms; because they do not perform well in highly- moisture prone rooms. The main downside of laminate wood flooring is that you can fill in deep scratches on a spot by spot basis, but you cannot refinish it; in case the entire surface become dull or scratched, you will need to re- install.

As we could show you through this article, no matter what your last preference will be, keep in mind that there will be pros and cons when it comes to engineered or laminate wood flooring.

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Having the chance of doing what you love is one of the reasons why life can be such a nice delightful trip. FinishBuild staff is particularly excited about this topic because is aware that might be useful for our team in order to learn more about Indoor Climbing. When it comes about indoor climbing, time seems to go slower; this is due to the fact that when you are practicing this activity you use your entire body.

The fact that climbing exercise engages and works all the muscles group simultaneously, allows you to use and improve your balance and coordination. In addition turns out to be a challenging and motivating experience.

Since it is an activity that you can perform not only on your own but with friends, is an excellent excuse to build new social relationships, increase self-confidence, and create new trust bonds. At FinishBuild we support the “hand-by-hand” learning process, therefore, before jumping on how to build your own climbing place, let’s start with the basics.

What is a climbing wall?

Climbing walls are design to provide you different levels of difficulty that might require technique skills and resilience. However, power of will is what you need the most. Climbing walls are an artificial structure comprised of shaped climbing holds that are attached to the surface both randomly and in specific routes. Before starting, where there is a lack of security cushions, climbers are secured with a safety harness to a climbing rope. On these cases climbing processes are a two person job, because while one is climbing the other as the belayer, is ensuring the safety of the climber.

If you are interested on trying the climbing feature, there are some items you would definitely need for improve your style. First of all, whether you are looking for having a different workout or start a new indoor climbing path is climbing shoes acquirement. The second one would be a chalk bag, which is vital for you to keep your hands dry in order to improve your holds grip. A harness and a belay device would be the last but not least friends you must have to climb happy and safe.

Where to build a Climbing wall?

A home climbing wall does not need to be complex. You can get an excellent work-out on a straight or slightly overhung, straight floor-to-ceiling wall. Regarding the place to build a climbing area, it is important for you to keep in mind that it has to be a place that would be only dedicated to train and improve yourself, or a social area as well, for example one of your house backside wall  where you can gather multifunctional activities including hanging out with friends. Home climbing frames can provide you outstanding benefits for years to come. The standard ceiling height of a garage or an empty room, such as that one that most of all members use to store items is just perfect for a home bouldering wall.

Subsequently, once you have the settled space, is time for the real deal: design and planning, modeling a wall, material and equipment, construction techniques. If you are in the mood for building an indoor climbing wall You already have one step ahead in terms of durability, whether outdoor climbing wall can provide you the outdoors experience, an interior home climbing wall will always be a comfortable temperature and may last longer, elements like rain and sun won’t damage your personal gym, so there would not be wood weathering. On the other hand, tighten each hold every day due to loosening caused by temperature changes or worrying about rusty bolts, or even buying stainless steel bolts would not be an issue. This is a definitely plus saving money and future extra maintenance.

 What is the best material to build a climbing wall?

In order to have strong walls and ceilings the key is the type of material. Outdoor walls can be taller and larger, but you need to develop a system to support them and weather proof them and you will need to create a landing area which will be clean and safe. Take into account that for a climbing wall project the basics structures you might need are:

  1. A strong frame configuration, which would be the one that would maintain your climbing wall.
  2. A resilience flat piece of wood for supporting your holds and bodyweight.

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CLIMBING WALL MATERIALS 3 300x300 Build the impossible: Climbing Wall MaterialsPlywood our first choice, while it is inexpensive, if you used correctly it does not have to look low-priced. In terms of durability, plywood is very tough due to the fact its manufacturing process. Since plywood is normally layered several times over the panels have an extra strength to support and provide a vital structure, this is why plywood is commonly used for shelfs, counters and bookcases. However, if you are going for a natural wood look you will either need to sand and finish the plywood because panels do not are very colorful.

Homemade climbing walls have a few things in common, but in terms of what base do they use in most of the cases are plywood panels. Plywood panels all are made of thick 3/4 inch with strong framing behind, which regularly are 2×6 on 16 inch centers or 2×4 on 12 inch centers. and they have a plentiful supply of T-nuts, which are the systems you might need to install climbing holds.


CLIMBING WALL MATERIALS 2 300x300 Build the impossible: Climbing Wall MaterialsConsidering timber as climbing wall option is also valid. Timber is not toxic and is safe to handle and touch, which represents a nice characteristics for climbing projects. Nevertheless, FinishBuild recommends joining eco-friendly material. But if you are in the mood of investing on Timber, you may find out that timber or wood is a natural insulator and can reduce energy needs especially when it is used in windows, doors and floors.
For a Climbing wall, wood would enhance your workouts, giving you a natural atmosphere. Being light, it is easy to install and can be worked with simple equipment.


CLIMBING WALL MATERIALS 1 300x300 Build the impossible: Climbing Wall MaterialsAfter opening climbing holes on the panel, you would definitely may require T-nuts. These little beauties get into the panel holes on the back of the ply so when bolts go through, there is a nut there waiting to hold on securely. According to DIY owners, the recommended is 3/8th measure bolts. Nevertheless, remember that size should fit your holds, make sure you match them with the correct T-nuts. These friends would be the responsible of climbing holds installation, so be picky about the purchasing part.

“Learn to love what you have been taught to fear”

Felix Baumgartner

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elevators on 2016 go upper with viny 1 300x300 Elevator flooring options: On 2018 Go Upper with VinylHave you ever think about the looks of an elevator? Do you actually remember how the floor looked like? Are you looking for elevator flooring options? According to Livescience, the reason why we forget small details relays on the act of actually crossing a door, or in this case, getting out of the elevator. Short-term memory failure is due to the doorway. The very act of walking through a doorway may hint to the brain that a new scene has started and it should store prior memories away, thereby causing strange memory lapses.

From bright to dark, from colorful to dusk, elevators offer a small waiting time while you reach your high. A few theories affirm that elevators began as simple rope or chain hoists but generally speaking an elevator is essentially a platform that is either pulled or pushed up by a mechanical means. Today elevators consist of a cab or a cage mounted on a platform within an enclosed space called a shaft or sometimes a “hoistway”.

No doubt this is one of the most magnificent creations by humankind. But when it comes to flooring style, what is the first that comes to your mind? There are plenty of options but it might all depend on the type of building you own. For example, the chances of finding carpet on a mall elevator are almost none or porcelain on an industrial cage. For that reason Elevators industry has developed its own set of varieties in order to settled the one that you need.

Elevator Decorative Sheet: Vinyl

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Vinyl tiles are our number one choice on commercial elevator decorative sheet. Whether a classic or a casual look you need, vinyl is has it.

Even though vinyl floors are frequently chosen for its versatility due to the manufacturing process of vinyl flooring, aspects, such as, the reproduction of just about any look. Technological advances are also now allowing printing samples that perfectly reproduces wood appearance but also texture of natural elements such as stone, rustic wood and slate.

On the other hand vinyl tiles have high resilience to abrasion and impact damage and can be repeatedly refinished with chemical strippers. Selecting between vinyl sheets and tiles is simply a matter of taste and installation preference. Vinyl flooring products are used mostly in commercial and institutional applications, and elevator areas are no exception. Vinyl flooring products commonly come on tiles and sheet versions. They are available on single rolls of large sheets.

Elevator Flooring Options: Porcelain

Usually selected by customers due to its versatile flooring style, Finish Build porcelain tiles add a shiny floor covering which are specially treated to make them impermeable to water and ingrained dirt. But when it comes to elevators porcelain tiles features are usually thicker and therefore heavier to handle than other ceramic tiles. For this reason, it is generally more expensive and to owners concern it might add an extra weight in cages.

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Continuing with the features of Finish build features, another goodness regarding ceramic and porcelain tiles is the flexible decorative aspects. Wide selections of tiles are available at Finish Build online store. So, take your time to decide, our selection range between Africa, Amira, Antalya, Apolo, Asia, Bellagio, Chroma, Coti di sole, Crema de marfil, Dolomite, Hickory, Nutrend, Sonoma is waiting for you.

Elevator Cab Flooring Options: Best Flooring for Elevators: Rectified Porcelain

Rectified porcelain tiles are generally used to increase comfort in home and business areas, but we thought that since they presentation is lighter than regular porcelain, it might be a suitable choice in the case of elevator. At the present time our catalog have Kronenhahn wood line, wich corresponds to a smooth wood light colors that might agree on a warm look, therefore if the building aims for a more serious style, rectified porcelain can make the job. Our current options are Casona Beige, Casona blanco, Vintage Grey come on 8x 48 cm. Others, such as, Sand, White and Imperial Grey from the same line, come on measures of 9x 36 cm.

Commercial Elevator Flooring Options: Elevators matching Vinyl

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While some vinyl products allow you to place the material over old flooring, others require you to install it directly on top of the subfloor or underlayment. The reason why we bet for vinyl products is the weight and the versatility on appearance. Since commercial, passenger or even residential elevators can come on different sizes, and vinyl installation might cross with uneven floors, we suggest placing vinyl on underlayment products.

Vinyl flooring is well known by its reputation of softness and warmness. Finish Build vinyl flooring is comfortable for your feet and is warmer than natural surfaces such as wood or ceramic.Additionally, for commercial purposes, vinyl tiles or sheets provide some sound isolation which absorbs impact noise and sound, which become very handy on elevators.

Easy to sweep and vacuuming Finish Build vinyl floors might just need mopping with warm water and slight detergent to provide a more thorough cleaning.

“Friends are like elevators buttons, they either take you up or take you down”

Tom Osbourne

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At FinishBuild we have the opportunity to offer you a gamma of textures on the rectified porcelain matter. The surface patter     ning on tiles can include wood, stone and even metal. Most of these patterns, such as those replicating wood and stone, are produced through transfer printing, where a pattern is pressed into the flooring board itself.

 On this section, since what we are thinking on a warm a cozy place for your family and friends wood patterns might be a good choice. Rectified porcelain tiles, such as, Brush Elm would agree on showing a light color. You might like to take into account the fact that rectified tiles can adjust to your living room dimensions is a plus you might not want to elude, this is due to the manufacturing process which guarantees each tile is exactly the same size and shape, and therefore it is possible to lay them cleanly and carefully with very little extra fill products. So before if you are actually considering this type of flooring products check first the tile dimensions. This way you can make you installation process cheaper and stress-free as well.

One again we would love to recap on the PEI rating, known as The Porcelain Enamel Institute PEI, which said that tiles are classified in order to determine the recommended application for a tile. All tiles are classified with a PEI rating and the scale is as follows:

PEI 0.  Recommended to a non-foot traffic area, for example, a wall-tile  project.

PEI 1. Corresponds to very light traffic areas such as bathroom.

PEI 2.  Is for light traffic places (bathroom and bedroom)

PEI 3. This is the type for light and moderate traffic zones such as, home flooring.

PEI 4. Moderate to heavy traffic, which is usually used to entrance, hallway, kitchen, balcony and some commercial applications)

PEI 5. Heavy traffic direct to all domestic/commercial uses with heavy abrasion/footfall.

Most ceramic floor tiles will carry a PEI rating from 3 to 4 with porcelain tiles ranging from PEI 3 to 5. Finish Build staff suggest regarding PEI 3 or 4 as you best option, because of its many uses and resilient features. For future purposes it is important to take it into account or at least be aware of it before any purchase.

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rectified porcelain tiles for a living room 1 300x300 Rectified Porcelain Tiles for a living roomPorcelain tiles features are usually thicker and therefore heavier to handle than other ceramic tiles. For this reason, it is generally more expensive. Frequently specialized cements are necessary for installation of porcelain tiles. Consequently, regarding installation methods, it might be wise to use a stronger adhesive to hold the weight on walls.

Continuing with the features of FinishBuild features, another goodness regarding ceramic and rectified porcelain tiles is the flexible ornamental aspects. Rectified porcelain tiles are generally used to increase comfort such as kitchen areas, laundry spaces and also living room zones as well. At the present time our catalog have Kronenhahn wood line, wich corresponds to a smooth wood light colors that might agree on the warm look you might be interested on. Casona Beige, Casona blanco, Vintage Grey come on 8x 48 cm. Others, such as, Sand, White and Imperial Grey from the same line, come on measures of 9x 36 cm.

Items to boost your living room energy

Lights & High ceilings

rectified porcelain tiles for a living room 3 300x300 Rectified Porcelain Tiles for a living roomIf your living room is blessed with high ceilings, you might want to take full advantage of that extra space. While vertical space does not support squeezing in an extra seat, drawing the eye upward does benefit your living room area in order to give the impression that your room is far larger and majestic than it actually is.

Work with your walls

In the case you are into art, music or into any particular geek collection, we encourage you to show it. Nothing describes you more than personal items you truly love. Therefore, fill that vertical space with an electrifying art gallery.


rectified porcelain tiles for a living room 4 300x300 Rectified Porcelain Tiles for a living roomCorner sofa. If you have a small corner living room space, sometimes going with the largest piece of furniture possible can actually make it feel bigger. A generously sized corner sofa for instance, is comfortable and able to seat loads of people and since it reads as just one piece, it helps the room feel uncluttered. A modern corner sofa with clean, straight lines works better in a small space than an overstuffed version.

Petite sofa. You might want to take into account a slimmed-down love seat or a petite sofa on for size instead. Choose one with clean lines and exposed legs for the airiest look. A small sofa floats in the middle of this open-plan space, facing a media center on the wall. One armchair and an upholstered ottoman (that can double as an extra seat) round out the group. Seats: three or four.

Try a backless sofa. In an not built up space, sometimes the best position for the sofa is not on the wall but in the middle of the room, which can really gobble up your space. A backless sofa is a very chic alternative and can be used from both sides, meaning a bonus when seating because options are endless. And if you want to use it in a larger room someday, it can act as a divider between two seating areas.

Or Bounce the sofa. Who says a living room has to require a couch at all? If your space is tight, try rotating two or four armchairs around a coffee table as an alternative. For multifunctional area, make the coffee table a tray-topped ottoman that can be used as a seat, or add a couple of poufs to chill on a cozy place.

Nature elements

rectified porcelain tiles for a living room 2 300x300 Rectified Porcelain Tiles for a living roomFinishBuild is a very enthusiastic on adding nature elements. We believe that the more you and your love ones are in contact with natural surroundings the happier you will be.  Mother Nature is a wonderful and delightful manner to add resonance to a living room. Lush greenery softens corners and fools the eye into thinking there is more to the room than there really is. Plants are especially effective in corners and beside or behind sofas.

Multifunctional furniture

FinishBuild is always supporting multifunctional spaces, consequently nesting side tables that can be moved around as needed are a virtuous idea. Another suggestion might be wall to storage. A floor-to-ceiling storage wall can be customized to contain from books, ornament figures and even a media center. Pull-down desks is very common, in order to safe space and combine activities on the same area.

Go Crystal. To add a more elegant but chic look to your living room area, glass or acrylic are wonderful materials to use in a living room, because they take up zero visual space. Try a coffee table or with crystal look in one of these corners to share a cup of tea or why not you might have lunch there too.

A Fireplace on the living room?

rectified porcelain tiles for a living room 5 300x300 Rectified Porcelain Tiles for a living roomFinish Build staff definitely recommends adding low seats can actually make the fireplace area look more inviting. Another suitable option can be 2 or 3 poufs on a colorful rug to make it more intimate. A pair of small backless seats, in front of the fireplace in the living room to sneak in some extra seating without blocking the room’s prime point.

Finish Build staff hopes that this general tips would have been useful for your current project or your start-over operation. Mandy Hale, once said that happiness is an inside job. Therefore, do not assign anyone else that much power over your life. May your spaces reflect what make you feel happy. You start…we Finish!

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There is a section of the surface covering market that has been     noticeably evolving these last years; vinyl, which made its big first appearance in 1933 in a composition tile displayed at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, however war years made scarce the product and it was not until the late 1940 that vinyl became well marketed. Since it is not a rigid material, and instead it can bend or roll and it can even react to the environment in a flexible way, vinyl flooring belongs to the “Resilient Flooring” category. In addition, as reported by Floor Covering Weekly (2012) in one of its article, vinyl flooring is experiencing high records in sales, and this is certainly due to the unique benefits provided by this covering material.  This affordable flooring option has made quite a few improvements to the classic designs when first introduced. Today’s flooring vinyl is available in advanced printing and texturing technologies, offering both the best looking and best performing; whether the style you are looking for is chic, rustic or contemporary, vinyl will definitely surprise you. What in FinishBuild likes us the most is the fact that when it comes to vinyl, this is another easy to install as well as maintain, long lasting option, and it also provides a comfortable surface to walk on.

Benefits of choosing vinyl as your flooring surface

By using advanced photographic technologies, the ability to imitate real hardwoods and stones is an incredible process done by vinyl flooring manufacturers. The following are some of the many benefits you take home when you decide on this flooring option:

Vinyl is an amazing realistic replication of natural materials; so the look and feel you can achieve at a lower cost are some of the features you can identify in this flooring product.

There are many brands that offer 100% vinyl material; and this especially for Luxury Vinyl Tile, which satisfies Green building standards and earns LEED points in commercial applications.

Vinyl eases the maintenance process; by simply use a damp mopping you can successfully cover the cleaning aspect.

Exceptional selection of sizes and shapes; they vary from each manufacturers but there are many available styles. FinishBuild’s planks have 6.5mm (9).

Highly resistant to scratch, stain, dent and scuff; and this is thanks to vinyl’s specialized wear layers, floors are also coat with urethane to enhance durability.

Extraordinary durability; most of the vinyl floors that have been treated with high technologies are constructed to withstand commercial war and tear, which make them ideal for high traffic areas and other areas of the home.

Budget friendly; economics factor are very significant for both commercial and residential applications, providing the look and feel of rich and natural material at a lower cost.

Our recommended areas to install it

There are some distinct layers applied in every vinyl sheet or plank that make it a quality product to be installed whether in light or high traffic areas. Here you will find the most suitable areas you can consider vinyl as your underfoot surface:

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Basements
  • Living rooms
  • Laundry rooms

Get the best from vinyl: FinishBuild Luxury Living Room Styles

With so many different colors and patterns, vinyl’s versatility makes it a homeowners’ perfect choice. These are FinishBuild’s luxury living room styles:

Our Smoked Tawny looks great in a smooth dark look; its aged effect is perfect for an authentic luxurious living room.

If you want to achieve a wood look in your living room, we totally recommend you FinishBuild’s Wild Lava; let the furniture and a fire place inject personality into your living area, and enjoy of a warm cozy space.

Go for a rustic appeal with our Mojave Desert; and add some stylish pieces of furniture to create a beautiful contrast between modern and light country style.

Show off the best of a sleek simplicity look, by selecting neutral colors in your furniture and our Silver Dollar vinyl planks to create an anchor between your living room and a pleasant conversation.

Repairing vinyl flooring

Accidents on any type of flooring are very common, and when it comes about vinyl surfaces there is no need to replace a whole plank or sheet just because it Is sustained some damage; instead of thisuse a scrap piece of the flooring material and install a “patch” which is practically undetectable.

Cut the vinyl piece

In this step you will need to cut a piece of scrap vinyl that matches the pattern around damaged vinyl. This piece should be longer and wider than the pattern around the damaged area.

Use adhesive tape in the scrap vinyl

Make the pattern of the scrap vinyl and the vinyl on the floor match, and tape the pattern down with duct tape; be sure the tape holds the piece firmly, however do not cover the pattern around the damaged area.

Cut the lines of the pattern

In this step we recommend you to use a straightedge and a sharp utility knife, and then cut along the lines of the patterns. Hold the utility knife straight up and down, cut along the break of the line rather than the center of the pattern line. Next, score the vinyl and press securely so the blade goes through the patch and the flooring vinyl.

Take out the damaged vinyl piece

Once you cut out the pattern, remove the tape and take out the damaged vinyl. To break the vinyl away from the adhesive you can use a putty knife.

Dry fit vinyl patch

Make sure to clean off the old adhesive and dry fit the patch; for this step use the utility knife to trim the patch where necessary and bevel the bottom edges.

Apply the vinyl floor adhesive

You can use the putty knife in order to applya coat vinyl floor adhesive to the floor.

Put the vinyl patch into place

Achieve this, press the patch into place; after that clean the seams with damp rag and lay a heavy object on the patch, so the drying time of the adhesive is properly achieved.

Mix a vinyl seam sealer

Once the adhesive dried, clean the patch’s seam and mix a vinyl seam sealer; sealer will melt the seam and so it will blend in with the rest of the floor.

As you could read vinyl is a very useful and adaptable material; it can be installed over concrete, wood or existing flooring. This durable flooring option stands up to moisture and it also  provides a broad range of natural designs, from realistic wood grains to elegant stones. Thanks to the important improvements vinyl manufacturers are showing, thinking of vinyl as your flooring option can make you imagine there are an endless design ideas to choose from.

As always FinishBuild encourages you and your design project, revolutionize your living room…you start, we Finish!

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base destacada 300x138 Flooring Flats Tips for Happy Neighbors

On previous articles we have done general reviews of home areas. Even though our suggestions can be applied to any homegrown we would like to take a special concentration on flat or apartment areas, which can be a tricky at some point. We explain you why: Concerning from top to bottom areas, flooring products can be an annoying element, due to sound transmission. The setting process of a laminate or hardwood floor in place of carpet, for example, results in more impact travelling into the floor.

Noises like this can quickly turn out to be displeasure for downstairs neighbors, often without the upper property being aware of it.

FinishBuild recognizes that noise footsteps, chair scrape, dropped items can be a very discomforting factor that no one should have or might want on their daily basis. The thing is, despite the fact we love flooring products for they style and the difference they make in the appearance of any apartment, regarding durability, flats can be actually very challenging to keep up, in addition wear and tear factors should be a primary consideration when you are thinking on choosing a flooring product to lay in your apartment.

Nevertheless challenging is not synonym of impossible. Nowadays, flooring products are an attractive alternative but they are not always recommended for every type of building. Residential flats are generally designed to use carpeted flooring products, in the case of hard timber flooring surfaces is not appropriate in residential buildings for the reason that their susceptibility to impact noise transmission. Flats affected by impact noise problems can also suffer from more general issues of poor sound insulation.

Therefore, in order to maintain peace and harmony around your residence, we suggest you that before removing soft floor coverings, we recommend you to communicate with your downstairs neighbor about the current level of sound isolation between properties in order to identify if the sound protection is upright enough to allow the use of a hard flooring products on your surface. Generally, only specially designed flats with extensive floor structures are able to embrace hard flooring products without causing hostile neighbor response.

Noise impact

STCIIC Rating Scale70 300x203 Flooring Flats Tips for Happy NeighborsAccording to BuildDirect Company, sound transmission is ranked by three different principles, where each one defines a different way in which sound is diffused. Sound absorption of flooring product coverings may be measured on two of those scales. The third applies to room-to-room transmission, more appropriate for walls. As follow: IIC acronym for impact insulation class is measured in terms of how well sound vibrations travel through a floor to the room that is below your own.

  • IIC 50 has the least impact sound absorption quality. Regarding apartments it would be insufficient for most on a high floor short of a proper protection in the area between the floor and the ceiling below. Most stone and tile will fall into this category.
  • IIC 60 indicates a medium impact sound absorption quality and encompasses floorings such as wood, laminates, and some vinyls.
  • IIC 65 corresponds to high level of impact sound transmission absorption and includes superior sound reduction materials like carpet and cork.

Impact insulation class is importantly influenced by the faces and areas under the floor. These previous rating can be substantially improved by many options such as, setting underlayment, before your flooring products, isolation, or by floating the floor.

Reducing noise

NRC which corresponds noise reduction coefficient, measures the amount of noise that is absorbed by the material and not reflected. A room with a high NRC rating would eliminate background noise and echoes to help clarify speech. Without it, sound waves would bounce off the walls and crash into each other, creating a cacophony of continuous sound, making individual words impossible to distinguish. Vinyl, cork, and rubber for instance, have a fairly high NRC rating, with hardwood, bamboo, tile, and stone at the bottom of the scale for sound absorption.


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flooring flats tips for happy neighbors 1 300x300 Flooring Flats Tips for Happy NeighborsNoise blocking is a strategic move to any sound proof area, since happiness is necessary last thing you need is a loudly and lousy floor. MoonWalk underlayment can perfectly go with FinishBuild flooring products, installation under floor boards in order to decrease the sound of footsteps and other noises being transmitted to the room below. On the other hand, other of the interesting features about MoonWalk underlayment is also useful in a bedroom or home office where a quiet environment is desirable. Humidity it would not be a problem either due to is manufactured moisture barrier, flooring areas, such as; studios and theater spaces would be safe, promising a high quality long lasting product as well. Another plus you could add to preserve your mental sanity and your flooring products performance is considering mats beneath furniture or equipment it might be a blessed to floor boards. Finally we close this episode, we encourage you to build possible, even on apartments, regarding keeping the sound quality, a private place is possible. 


   flooring flats tips for happy neighbors 2 300x300 Flooring Flats Tips for Happy NeighborsLaminate flooring can be customized to mimic the look of tile or even hardwood flooring. Even installing process can be noiseless because it is a simple process. In the case of flats, Finish Build Laminate flooring products can be a suitable match due to its durability and low maintenance. We also consider that since liquids splashing might happen form time to time, dark colors such as Driftwood, Heron, French Cottage could be a high quality proposal to your apartment  and in the case you own pets is even better.



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This element can be a delight because it is multipurpose, you can use it in order to take care of your flooring specific areas, such as, the entrance, for example which can be very messy at some point particularly if the apartment is in a rainy area or if your occupants have pets. On the other hand, we suggest you to choose a high-quality durable flooring product based on the thickness of planks. This can help you avoid replacing the floors, in case you decide to move out, and will also increase your flat price. FinishBuild reminds you that you can always choose, therefore, by boosting your style and priorities we can help you to examine the specific issues in order to choose accordingly.

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 THE DARK SIDE OF KITCHENS HOW TO WORK WITH BLACK destacada 300x138 Rustic & Modern Kitchen with Laminate Flooring

Would you like to have place at home where you can incorporate nature charm and warmth with modern furniture? Then a rustic modern kitchen could be what you home is missing; an space at home where you can escape the hectic fast-paced city life and just for a moment dream of what a quiet country life combine with modern elements would be like.

Being honest “modern rustic” may sound a buzz term, however FinishBuild feels very enthusiastic when it comes about giving you ideas to upgrade the look in any of your home’s space; in this article we would like to focus on flooring in a kitchen with a rustic finish, just to embody those natural wood elements that many people enjoy when in a countryside area. The idea of this kitchen project is to feature amazing natural elements, a great flooring option and some unexpected modern furniture, which would surprisingly turn into a well modern rustic kitchen style.

FinishBuilds rustic modern ideas

Dark & natural look

%name Rustic & Modern Kitchen with Laminate FlooringFinishBuild’s Brazilian cherry will be your wise choice if you are looking for a warm dark natural look for your kitchen. Wide wooden planks of this excellent laminate floor in conjunction with wood ceiling beams and wood cabinets will bring a wonderful look to your rustic modern kitchen. To light up your beautiful kitchen with a modern touch, you can add a hanging plank with some lanterns or candles over the main counter top or table.

Rustic mixes and modern appliances

Our Strandwoven laminate flooring would be ideal to integrate rustic mixes such as cabinets and counter tops with stainless steel appliances, for instance: oven, stoves and fridge. To illuminate the space, we suggest completing it with pendant lights. Enjoy of a really intimate room while you prepare your and your family favorite’s dishes.

Your favorite rock element and our Sage

Having stone and our stunning Sage laminate floor as underfoot in your kitchen will reflect a true rustic impact. This flooring will be perfect if combine it with any rock element, whether quartz or granite as you counter tops surfaces; you will also appreciate how modern this style will look.

Defining elements in your brand new modern rustic kitchen

Now let’s make it clear, the fact your kitchen is rustic does not necessary mean your furniture has to be;

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Age wood cabinets and a natural fireplace; they will emit that warm glow any rustic kitchen needs to make you, your family and guests cozy. Regarding to the fireplace and since the main aspect Is to portray a rustic style; you can opt for whether stone as your fireplace or a modern wood stove, whatever your choice is, remember that a wood-burning fireplace will suitably complement this natural style room.

Furniture and appliances

Since we are adding the modern finish to your rustic kitchen, needless to say that you should keep theses pieces as modern as you consider; mid-century appliances such as dishwasher drawers or under counter refrigerators nicely suit this kitchen style.

Natural light

Even if your kitchen space does not have a wide open window to let sunlight pour into your kitchen, we are sure that there is at least a window so we recommend not to block them and instead use lightweight curtains to cover them. To balance this natural light aspect with some electrical pieces, our

THE DARK SIDE OF KITCHENS HOW TO WORK WITH BLACK 11 300x300 Rustic & Modern Kitchen with Laminate FlooringStainless steel finishes‘ time

The request for “easy to clean” appliances in the kitchen is on the rise, and what’s better than choosing stainless steel counter tops and back splashes? They are easy to be integrated in your rustic style and the greatest news is that faucet manufacturers are offering up as more and more of these brilliant options.

Natural color pallet

Whether you prefer dark or lighter colors, in any rustic modern kitchen the colors are subdued. You could cover your kitchen’s walls in a natural material like wood or stone.

5 really interesting kitchen facts FinishBuild would like to share with you

So far we have been helping you on how to add that particular modern rustic finish to your kitchen. Additionally, there are some interesting kitchen facts you might like to know about your cozy indoor area:

THE DARK SIDE OF KITCHENS HOW TO WORK WITH BLACK 10 300x300 Rustic & Modern Kitchen with Laminate FlooringIs it your brand new modern rustic kitchen the cleanest area in your house?

When it comes to clean spaces at home, people definitely do not think of the bathroom as a potential area in this category. However we need to let you know that it is actually your kitchen’s sink with the worst culprit, with over 100,000 times more germs that a bathroom or toilet…yes this is true.

Clever cheat to eliminate freezer smells

Speaking of smells, in case you do not how to rid freezer smells in your new rustic modern kitchen; fill a (clean!) sock with coffee granules, because they can remove musty smells from your freezer, you might think this is odd, but it really works.

Hold it on! It’s just an onion

There is no need to experience the dreaded tears when chopping up an onion; to avoid this awful moment, you can carefully cut your onion under cold water. Or if you prefer, you can try putting it in the freezer for a while before chopping it. In addition, if you have trouble trying to remove the onion smell from your hands, use lemon juice to wash them.

What about your chopping board?

The average chopping board has more than 200% more germs than the average toilet seat, did you know that? Based on this statement FinishBuild would like to recommend you to separate boards for raw and cooked food and in order to keep you kitchen healthy, make sure you always use hot soapy water to clean it up. Or you might consider acquiring a glass board, it is not more hygienic than the wooden ones, but they are less likely to retain liquids.

Have the gadgets you simply need to have

Let’s be honest, there are some kitchen necessities we seldom use, for instance: melon baller or avocado slicer, to be precise: 87% of people own those gadgets and they do not use them. So, try to purchase only the kitchen utensils you actually need, this way you save space in your kitchen that can be used to place other useful kitchen elements.

The key to a modern rustic kitchen is a superb laminate flooring that best evokes wood, modern furniture, and preserved and exposed natural architectural elements. Remember that the color scheme should be very simple and if possible, allow windows to bring the outdoors in your kitchen space. In our opinion, this style has an informal elegance and shows modern aspects at their best! FinishBuild encourages you to create modern interiors that express your character and style.

Whether you like it modern, with rustic look or both…you start, we Finish!

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INDIA INSPIR DESTACADA 300x138 Hardwood In A Living Room Inspired By India...And More

Every flooring choice you made should bring a comfortable as well as an inviting feel to your home; this will deliver a striking design aesthetic to your space. Hardwoods are among the most durable and beautiful of flooring options; they are one of the few that will truly boost the value of the property as well, since there is a huge number of wood flooring styles and finishes that home and property owners can find. From FinishBuild’s point of view, this flooring alternative is a simple way to add luxury to a space. Aside from its visual appeal, hardwood is sturdy nature and its affordable price makes it a popular choice among other flooring options. Your living room is where you and your loved ones spend quality time, is the shelter where you and your family gather to talk over new projects, and furthermore your living room is what tells you have finally arrived home. What we are trying to say is that flooring plays an essential role in your house; this is why often upgrades can increase its value, and also help to better its aesthetics and functionality.

Create an authentic impact in your living room: FinishBuild suggestion

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A living room inspired by India

India is known for its delicate silks as well as other textiles, which are integrated from everywhere. Not for nothing this country is worldwide known for owing one of the seven wonders, which is the Taj Mahal; an architecture marvel, where it can be clearly appreciated the role of interior design. Through times, we have seen the different changes in interior design styles, for instance Minimalist or Contemporary, however Indian interior design style remains intact and clear stated. In case you are still wondering why we chose this country to be part of this article; the answer is very easy: based on India’s culture, amusing heritage and history, designers are embracing the rich colors and textures which are key elements of Indian design to incorporate them into their design projects. There are some other reasons that drove us to choose this style, and in order to add one more FinishBuild believes that handcrafted furniture (made with traditional Hindu methods), and printed cottons are two significant aspects that paired with our Calico hardwood as a surface for a living room with this style, will add a rustic appearance and really solid quality to any living room space.

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Before purchasing hardwood

Ok, you have made your decision on taking hardwood as your living room flooring, because you know this choice is both timeless and timely, plus it will add a beautiful look to your room; however there a few things you should review before you hand over that credit card, or sign any check.


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You might probably know it, however we would like to let you know that each species of Harwood comes with its own particular characteristics; and depending on which part of the tree is cut, the wood’s color is determined. Moreover, natural variations of this material combine to create your floor’s unique natural beauty.

Pre- finished

This version of hardwood comes with multiple coats of sprayed urethane on its boards, which then turn into UV dried, and in this way creates a lasting finish. Pre-finished hardwood floors are already sanded, screened and stained from really manufacturing plants. This is the hardwood version we can offer you in FinishBuild, the one that can be screened and recoated at home in order to revitalize its finishes and refresh the flooring’s natural beauty.

Finish in Place

On the other hand, there is “finish in place” hardwood what basically means to having unfinished hardwood installed, sanded nor stained, and the coats of urethane needed are apply in your home; this version takes more time than pre- finished boards, however the results is a level of customization that cannot be found on any flooring store.

Consequences based on the effects of weather

Since it is a natural product, hardwood can asymmetrically expand and contract, depending on the changes in moisture and temperature. As a result, you can be found dealing with hairline cracks or some variations in height or width. In any case, if you are planning to install hardwood in a wet climate, be sure your home is well insulated. In opposition, if you live in a dry climate, you should think of using a whole house humidifier, this way you minimize the effects of weather.

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Try to maintain the life of your hardwood by doing annual deep cleanings; remember that as your supplier, FinishBuild would be glad to help you with care guide for cleaning and maintenance.

Some of the hardwood flooring trends

Today’s flooring market opens up a whole new world of design possibilities, which certainly ease your making-decision process; these latest trends fit impressively your personal style and add more natural looks to the spaces where are installed.

Wider and longer planks

This is a great improvement since wider planks visually open up a small area; they are excellent for living rooms, master bedrooms or any area in your home, and furthermore they can be installed horizontally, vertically or even diagonally. Wider and longer planks are definitely on the rise.

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Gray tones

Regardinf this we need to emphasize that this hardwood style is gaining popularity in recent years, although it was first introduced to add a “neutral” tone whether for wall, carpeting or tiles. Now hardwood comes in this tone, and is the perfect way to revolutionize any of your areas at home. It comes in a range selection from light neutrals to deep saturated charcoals. Gray hardwood trend is absolutely a true statement piece.

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Darker woods

People might think this trends resembles the traditional look pattern in any room, however today’s hardwood flooring is all about color, so as you choose a deep and dark color, you will reach an awesome bold design impact. Darker hardwoods come in an amazing variety of finish; from oak to cherry or walnut, they would help you create a sleek look.

Reclaimed hardwood

It is made from solid wood sources, and originates from old barns, farmhouses, beams or logs salvaged from rivers and lakes. Reclaimed hardwood is eco- friendly and this trend is appealing today’s green customers.

In brief, installing hardwood as a living room’s surface is one of the most popular flooring choices available, due to its ability to coordinate with any design style. The different tones it can be found nowadays, add to its beauty and its resistance a great option for high-traffic areas. FinishBuild is aware of the fact that flooring customers are looking for more personality from their hardwood floors; and as new technologies are emerging in the hardwood flooring industry, there will surely be more options available than ever before to suit consumers’ tastes and styles.

Whichever your favorite style is…you start, we Finish!

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Nowadays, art galleries purposes have changed, in order to develop a more appealing art areas artists have had done the unthinkable by getting out of their comfort zone. According to Director of The Rider University Art, Harry I. Naar the purpose of an Art Gallery is to cultivate and displayed a diverse range of high quality exhibitions, lectures and programs, including educational offerings, concerts, and special events to the University and the surrounding community, which allow students and general public insights into the visual arts and creative process. Based on that premise, FinishBuild is attempting to offer another perspective of what an art gallery could be. Even though we will advise you on laminate flooring options we have carefully choose for you we would also like to see art as a tool to explore new perceptions.

 Eilean Hooper-Greenhill on Museums and Interpretations of Visual Culture, said: the idea of the arts center has to be ‘reborn’ and some of its characteristics and challenges are clear. Seeing communication as the basis on which culture is both maintained and transformed, demands a new approach to arts center pedagogy. With that being said, in the purpose of mixing cultures and personal perspectives, we have come with the idea of setting an art area that succumbs to a unique style.

Multidisciplinary spaces and flooring variation

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Anthropologist Margaret Mead, believed that arts center should invest in shops, restaurants. We believe that, in order to extending a warm atmosphere gathering social areas can provide a more welcoming notion of a social and culture place. Arts center have invested, take a look of the Louvre, for example, that have its famous café Louvre. You might want to take into account what flooring variety can do to social areas. Fluctuate between floors in art galleries or arts center can set the mood for a specific activity. Usually neutral colors are a wise choice in order to get the best profit of your social areas potential.

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2 2 1 300x300 Best Flooring Options for Art Spaces

Therefore, in order to improve your art area into a social dynamic one, FinishBuild considers that clear wood look flooring is a boosting option in order to provide a charm but also well-dressed style. Bring the best of your creativity by choosing from Kronenhahn laminate flooring options like ARENA. Flooring flowing between rooms is also considerable when it comes to flat surfaces, NEIGE OAK of Kronenhahn as well can help you to set a more neutral environment.

On the other hand, if warmness is part of your goals as well, then we would love to advise Parkay Floors which is also part of our selection on laminate flooring products. SAPELLI has the particular uniqueness of a solid wood look.

LION and OAK CAMEL are also another feature of our brand supplier Swiss  Krono on clear and fine laminate flooring products. Display on different thickness, we are confident by saying that you will find the tile style specifications you are looking for.

Advantages on maintenance

1 2 1 300x300 Best Flooring Options for Art SpacesLaminate floors besides of its adding a shiny surface, come with an extra strength and protection to the floor tiles against day-to-day use and splits. It also makes cleaning time easier. Footprints and stains can be washed and wiped off from the surface with no struggle. The floorboards pigment will not fade or vanish easily and it is highly impact tough.

Tiles Patterns

Floorboards textures will add noble and realistic look, no wonder why numerous people engaged them. Styles and tones are virtually endless, ranging from dark to light wood effects such as cherry and ash. Alternatively there are also laminate floorings that mimic the look of stone tiles. Therefore, by using laminate flooring means you will be saving wood and less natural resources which automatically made you ecofriendly as well.


1 3 300x300 Best Flooring Options for Art SpacesWhen it comes to specific purpose, Finish Build flooring material might vary too, if it is about space with the aim of display fine arts for instance, hardwood flooring style would be the best option in order to reproduce the charming classic reputation. Things to picture are the type of traffic, the impact on the flooring as well as the softness of the floor. Accordingly, the flooring material for your dance studio floors should have high level of scratch resistance. We adore the shades on our hardwood section, and TOPAZ from our Nuvelle collection is among our favorites.

Keep in mind that Hardwood flooring strips generally produces a larger vision of the room than it actually is. Plank hardwood boards are wider than strip hardwood flooring, most of the time 3 inches to 6 inches in thickness. This is an important characteristic if your art spaces are small and want to improve your customer’s perception.

Your comfort, last but never least, you should always trust of your guts. Art is invisible only to those who do not have passion for what they create. Give the best of you on every single element of your project and it would be definitely reflected on your spaces. We are Culture.

Art and love is the same thing: It´s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you

 Chuck Klosterman

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