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 In most of American households exterior covering is not only important but necessary most of all where season conditions seems to run our days. Once you come across the need of actually requiring layers on your walls, you change to siding which in other words embodies one of the most important individual elements of your house against nature misfortunes. Siding is the responsible of making difference in climate control, weather protection, and visual appealing.

Vinyl siding is a proposal that home building material industries introduce in the late 1950s and early 60s, which happen to compete with other classic siding features at the time, such as, aluminum and concrete.

Considered frequently for only the least expensive homes, vinyl siding it is currently one of the most popular choices for home construction. Applied not only in the field of flooring, vinyl siding is a material that has settled its reputation on cladding as well, this is due to the fact to new sophisticated manufacturing techniques and the integration of high-tech materials that make of this material a more durable and energy efficient than other siding options.

Home Vinyl Siding Characteristics

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New vinyl siding provides an extra layer of protection against storms and environmental damage, as well as enhancing energy productivity. Thickness of vinyl products can fluctuate from .035″ to .052″. Today, the thinnest vinyl siding commonly used is .040″, and is known as “builder’s grade”.

Installation affluence:

Vinyl siding is manufactured with its own partial fastening or locking system that is coupled with nails that ‘loose’ fasten the product to the exterior wall. This methods can be either a rolled or an extruded lock, which provide you an easy installation process. Vinyl siding locking system, either extruded or rolled has a bottom lock which adapt into either a start piece or onto the top lock of the panel below. The top lock is then ‘loose’ nailed to hold the panel to the wall. Keep into account that vinyl siding will normally tend to expand and contract more with temperature variations this ‘loose’ nailing allows for float which is necessary.

UV protection:

On the other hand an significant addition that vinyl materials have now, and that is the  UV “coating” utilized by some producers that is applied to the surface of the product which filters out UV spectral light from the sun. This new addition provides a more long-lasting feature on vinyl because sunlight is responsible of rushing PVC material deprivation.

Types of Vinyl Siding

vinyl siding 1 300x300 Vinyl Products: What is 2017 Vinyl Siding?Smooth Lap Clapboard: also called horizontal siding, is a style that’s often associated with the charming look of Victorian homes. Even though smooth lap siding was designed to be installed in an intersecting row pattern to allow wooden clapboards to expand when they expanded with moisture from rain and snow, today’s vinyl clapboard siding comes in single, double, or triple rows in varying heights.

Vertical Board and Batten: Board and batten, sometimes called barn siding, is the type that will provide you the rustic look but with a contemporary flair. Available in both smooth and wood-textured finishes, vertical board and batten siding are typically coming in 12 inch boards with a one inch bead. Some producers would offer you a more elegant version of rounded tops, which easily work well with outdoors country style.

Dutch Lap look: this style on vinyl siding provides a more dramatics appealing, distinguished by the notch or groove at the top of each piece it is possible to see a shadow line between the clapboards. Vinyl materials has come up with an authentic wood resemble which provides you a reliable traditional wood siding look.

Vinyl Shakes: No more regular painting and maintenance, vinyl shakes keep their natural good looks with little to no effort on the part of the homeowner. The best manufacturers replicate the unique cedar grain and texture so perfectly it’s almost impossible to tell the difference. Regarding installation processes, vinyl shakes can be installed over the entire home, used as accents in dormers, gables or even window bays for luxurious architectural detail.

We just wanted to offer you a weak review of the most popular types of vinyl siding, however, it is important to mention that when it comes to siding vinyl has many styles to offer you such as  horizontal siding that enhances southern homes and add the classic vibe you can find in a peaceful neighborhood.

Reasons Why FinishBuild Suggests You Vinyl Siding

Perfect matching:

Our number one reason is about Vinyl siding compatibility. According to DreyRoofing on its “Advantages of Vinyl Siding”, while some cladding requires removing what is already on your home before improvement installations, vinyl siding works with almost any existing exterior, therefore you can install vinyl over many other types of cladding, which reduces retrofitting costs. On the other hand, vinyl siding is also lightweight, which means it would be a piece of cake and cheaper to install.

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Incredibly Versatile:

Since vinyl siding is a manufactured product by mankind, designs are attached to our imagination. Vinyl siding comes in hundreds of colors, textures, and profiles to suit your dream exterior requirements. Form CEDAR to nature colors resembling rainforests, this product come on any color your like and works with both horizontal and vertical applications for any home profile.

New Safety Considerations:

When it comes to reducing the risk of home fires, vinyl siding has come now with high fire safety ratings. Most of residential vinyl siding meet the terms with strict National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations regarding insulation of electrical and transmission cables. This characteristic makes of vinyl a good fit for older homes, which tend to have a higher risk of electrical fires. However, you should never rely on siding to protect your home if your electrical system shows you signs of aging or failure.

What Should I Take Into Account Before Vinyl Siding Purchasing?

Check PVC stipulations:

vinyl siding 2 300x300 Vinyl Products: What is 2017 Vinyl Siding?Even though Vinyl is well-known by its unfriendly components, today’s vinyl siding is manufactured to suit residential and environmental regulations. Vinyl siding can release toxic fumes when burning, particularly dioxins, and smoke containing high amounts of Hydrochloric acid. This is not only an environmental concern, but the fumes can be dangerous to firefighters and eyewitnesses, not to mention consequences on smoke inhalation for anyone trapped in the burning structure. Therefore make sure you are choosing proper eco-friendly vinyl.

Vinyl is affordable:

According to BuilDirect, professionally installed vinyl siding can go between $2,500-$8,750 for 1,250 square feet, while professionally installed wood siding can cost you $6,500-$10,000 for the same square footage (retrieved from CostHelper).

Electrical Savings:

Insulated vinyl siding offers you a safeguard blanket over the studs, keeping your home warmer in cold seasons and cooler in summer. Insulated vinyl siding prevents heat loss between the wall, which means that while in most of the cases, homes have insulation between the wall studs, in the case of vinyl, the studs themselves bleed heat where they come in contact with exterior siding.

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Destacada 1 1 300x138 Best Flooring Options for Art Spaces

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.

What we recommend 

Laminate

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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.

Hardwood

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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%name Country  Kitchen FinishBuild TipsOur Kitchens have a habit of being one of our most importantand meaningful memories of childhood. Recalled as a warm place where our moms and grandmas practice the alchemy on feeding time, kitchens would definitely have a place on our souls.

Since we love what we do FinishBuild has prepared a set of tips in order to share creativity and useful ideas for an endearing place such as, Kitchens. Today, these meals areas are highly social zones, as a result of this, people seems to make an extra effort to add style and in some cases luxury items, ornament belongings to make kitchens more appealing to the eye of guests.

In order to recreate a dreaming kitchen space we have decided to talk about other elements besides laminate flooring products suggested. Therefore, you would have some alternatives in order to combine our flooring products and boosting your creativity. So, while food is ready, let´s take a look of possible sceneries where baking are likely possible and conversations are shared.

Matching

Even though wood flooring is the traditional choice for countless country kitchens, there are other ecofriendly and engineered options that will give you the rustic look you desire and that have minimum care requirements, such as our current products. Alternatively colors and patterns can vary so you can choose not only between a wood look feature but a type of shade as well.

Keeping it simple is crucial to build the kitchen of your dreams, and when it comes to flooring products possibilities are endless, so take your time, and take a look of our options:

Laminate 

 Finish Build laminate floors products such as, Espresso Acacia or Nocce would add a rustic style to your flooring kitchen surfaces. So, if you are into white furniture, those laminate flooring options may go well with a country look. Keep into account that wood look floors would do the job on creating a cozy atmosphere, but try to avoid too dark items otherwise you cooking areas would look gloomy and the idea is to make it appealable.

Laminate is great in Kitchens when you use a fair thickness type of floor boards, for example, in the case of kitchen where traffic is almost continuing a C3 or a C4 can work, as a result you can achieve the look of a wood look and solid flooring product. What we love about laminate flooring products is also that maintenance comes to be easy because laminate floor materials are designed with an invisible top wear layer which acts as a barrier over each piece, protecting it from stains, dirt, smears, and water penetration.

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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, it provides some sound isolation which absorbs impact noise and sound. 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.

Pros

Variability

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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.

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Finish Build vinyl flooring have high resilience to abrasion and impact damage which consents refinished processes with chemical strippers and mechanical buffing equipment. Planks are available in a variety of colors from Smoked Tawny, Alpine Mist to Silver Dollar.

Setting up

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Vinyl flooring were previously available single in rolls of large sheets, this type of flooring has improved through the years and is now available in more practical, much easier to set up formats. As we have said on previous articles on Finish Build, “click” installation systems make the job. It is a simple process to put in place besides you avoid the need for gluing and other products during the installation. In case that occasionally you have to cut the plank to fit in a smaller space, a pocket knife is all that is needed. If damaged, Finish Build vinyl flooring planks can normally be easily replaced. Therefore our staff recommends keeping a few spare tiles to that purpose. As its production costs are lower than Laminate planks, vinyl flooring is generally a more affordable option than natural materials making it a material of choice for rooms such as the kitchen, bedroom or commercial locations.

Cons

Bursts and Furniture

What happen with vinyl flooring products generally is that they have a tendency to warp to any particles left beneath them during installation. For instance, a trapped bit of dust could eventually become a bump into your floors. We consider that you should take extra care during vinyl flooring installation to make sure that there are absolutely no particles left on the subfloor. This can be tedious, yes, but the vacuuming is well worth the final product.

Although vinyl flooring will hold up for many situations, it does not mean that is a super concrete floor. Dropping a glass or moving heavy furniture can result in scratches and gouges that are difficult to remove. If you are into do furniture relocation, be sure to cover the feet with felt, or ask for help, it is not overrated, and lift the piece, with friends or family, off the ground before moving it.

Unlike hardwood, vinyl flooring commonly does not add much resale value to your house or business location. Therefore, if you are renovating in order to increase the value of your home, vinyl flooring may not be the best option.

Composition

Vinyl Flooring is a finished flooring material used primarily in commercial and institutional applications.  But most of these products are composed of colored polyvinyl chloride which is highly contaminant to the environment.

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Keeping in mind that Laminate wood-look flooring has a huge variety of styles depending on the form of the material that is used, our Staff has come with the idea of providing a very brief trip through the concepts and main characteristics of flooring types such as:  Hardwood, Engineered, Laminate and Vinyl.

Hardwood flooring

CLIMBING WALL MATERIALS 3 300x300 The H.E.L.V. profileHardwood flooring, as the name suggests, wood is the main ingredient. Some of the most popular wood floors are popular known as Brazilian cherry, Red oak, Walnut, Pine, Birch and Maple.  Usually made from solid natural wood, hardwood floor boards are made with a tongue and groove system for easy installation. Hardwood floor is easy to sand and refinish but they are more delicate than laminate flooring. They dent easier. So, if you like using high heels, these types of floor boards might not work for you. Dropping heavy objects on the floor probably cause hollows as well. On the other hand, pouring might be another fact to consider, they cannot be left wet or boards will swell and expand.  Hardwood floors are manufactured in one of two ways: solid wood flooring or engineered wood flooring.

Engineered flooring

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When it comes to laminate flooring it is important to mention that engineered wood floors are not laminate. Laminate flooring does not contain wood, and if it does, is on a very low amount of wood. You can find more regarding laminate flooring on our previous articles.

Engineered Flooring is prepared with hardwood thin pieces, came with a crisscross layering manufacturing, which seems a suitable option for floor conditions that require a strong flat for extra weight and strength. Its core is usually plywood or high-density fiberboard (HDF) and the top layer is composed of a of hardwood surface which is joined above the core to mimic kinds of hardwood.  Engineered hardwood has the natural characteristics of the selected wood species as opposed to a photographic layer (which is what laminate provides).  The reason people tend to choose engineered hardwood over natural hardwood is due to its moisture combat and heat resistance because of the core material.

Vinyl Flooring

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Vinyl flooring is a special product made from a singular type of plastic known as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in addition is available in a number of colors and patterns that can be crafted to resemble more expensive floors such as hardwood, tile or stone. Vinyl, cork and linoleum flooring are also known as sturdy, because of their ability to “bounce back” or “give” upon impact. This quality makes these types of floors more comfortable to stand on for longer periods of time, than others.

Even though there may be other flooring types available in the market, these are the choices that most homeowners are using in their own homes nowadays. While all of them are feasible choices, the best alternative will still depend on your personal preferences on type of wood used, budget, color, design, and other relative features.

Laminate flooring

%name The H.E.L.V. profileOn this case, the core of laminate floor boards is typically made of high density fiber (HDF) as opposed to slabs of wood. The top layer is a photographic layer which is designed to resemble the look of hardwood, bamboo or stone. These planks are typically 3/8” thick and they are installed using the same groove system as the Hardwood floorboards, meaning you can install or uninstall with ease. It is the most durable and easiest to clean.

Choose accordingly today and give your home or office the one-of-a-kind makeover that it deserves.

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