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

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

Visual pros of Vinyl Flooring products

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

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

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

What kind of color?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What FinishBuild recommends:

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

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


 

Materials you would use:

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

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

Phase 2:

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

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

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

Phase 3:

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

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

How To Install A Floating Vinyl Plank Floor

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

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

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

Elements you must take into account

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

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

Tiles:

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

Flooring Tiles:

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

Sinks:

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

Doors:

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

Illumination:

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

Go vertical:

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

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

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

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

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

Flooring Popular Florida Wood Selections

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

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

Pine:

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

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

Cedar:

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

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

Flooring Uses of  Wood Remains

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Model and Size

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

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

Types of sauna materials

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

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

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

Vapor Barrier

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

Sauna Doors

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

Lighting

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

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

Burning Stove:

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

 

 

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finishbuild thinks about school gym flooring options destacada2 300x138 DIY Garage Ideas: Genious Item Organization

Did you know that statistically speaking, garages are one of the most common areas for storing items of any kind? Whether is for dog food, gardening items, tool kits, sports items, or even old paint cans, no wonder why Americans often go for self- storage space renting.

Nowadays, garages are an important part of American households, since they are a vital extension of houses, garages usually tent to pack memories, projects we never dare to accomplish and any other promise with never reached, don’t you agree? We all have a trace of this, and whatever your reasons are, FinishBuild understands that sometimes finding yourself in clutter spaces can affect your mood toward others. Therefore we invite you to check our:

Garage organization draft: Purpose

Regarding sport items you regularly used, we suggest you to place them close to the garage door. Purpose defeat any other argumentation in garage organization systems, therefore in the case of rarely used items try to place them in spots where you rarely look, the highest-to-reach is a good example.

In the Garage, items you use together should be side by side. In order for you to find them without losing time, items such as gardening tools and lawn chemicals, should be stored close to one another, same situation with nails, hammer and carpentry tools.

In the case of bulky equipment such as lawnmowers, wheelbarrow and ladders, try to locate them in corners, where they can stay steady and protect you in case of being bumped or knocked over by your car.

What FinishBuild staff recommends

When it comes to your garage, our number one advice is: avoid items on the floor whenever possible. Since this area regularly provides shelter to your car, you might not want to be way-crowded in case of emergency. Subsequently, you might be surprise on how much freedom and positive aspects can you get from a free path. Nevertheless, the advantages of garage space can be wisely profitable if you consider these ideas:

 Set a proper base: 

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Regarding flooring garage products, we consider that it does not have to be focused on a particularly chic look but a more serene and functional base, for this reason FinishBuild suggests you to try with a more neutral and long lasting material such as sealed concrete floor that can be also colored with some covering products like epoxy painting. In addition, we believe that an extra safety measures are never overrated for these kind of areas, therefore some vinyl sheet to protect high traffic areas can also enhance your household garage.

On the other hand, is highly recommendable not only to seal properly you garage foundations but also any other area that might cause you a future air or water leakage. On this way you might definitely be adding some extra safety measure on minimizing the danger of contaminants such as car drain, paint, solvents or gardening supplies toward other area inside the house or into conditioned spaces. 


Set proper illumination:

Garages should be able to provide you a suitable illumination atmosphere in order to allow you to find items you need, or even to provide you a time to time work area. FinishBuild suggest to add white lighting, opt for 4-foot fluorescent light bulbs which work well in cold temps. On the other hand incandescent bulbs are also another options in which you can find the halogen and xenon bulb types. These kinds provide a more focused lighting than fluorescents are highly useful for detailed projects. Even though Halogens produce the brightest most focused light also generate the most heat, therefore we suggest you to consider which is best for you.

Overhead Space:

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Garage would probably not be one of your gathering room first option, this is why FinishBuild encourages you to take advantage of upper space around explore to install some drill shelving units around your upper garage area. In addition, also keep into account that ceiling is an unlimited spot for hanging long, flat items you do not use every day, such as ladders and seasonal sports gear. Thus, make sure that any shelves you hang from the ceiling don’t interfere with your garage door’s operation and that there is enough clearance to avoid scraping the roof of your car.

Containers:

For easy and quick storage, we advise you to purchase stackable clear-plastic bins with covers, they not only will help you to gather small handy tools but also help you to maintain them dry and ready to go. Try label them in order for you to keep a control of what you own. These clear jars are available in different sizes for sorting hardware and small items. However do not get to excited, buy just the amount you think your garage require, remember that plastics have a wicked influence on Mother Earth. On the other hand, if you aim for privacy, lockable cabinets are also a good choice for storing chemicals products and other items you want to avoid to your kids to get into.

Open Shelves:

When choosing storage units, you have the last verdict. Open shelves are another viable options for those who prefer direct access to tools and any other items in the garage. These shelves are less expensive, and the absence of swinging doors allow you to scan what you have stored. For some users cabinets with doors give the excuse to stay disorganized because you can hide the evidence, which might apply for some, in any of the cases it is a matter of preference.

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Tool hanger:

For the DIY’s, a tool hanger is the best option for men who are always using carpentry or engine tools on their daily basis, subsequently we suggest plywood drilled structure to hang tools for more accessible and comfortable work.

Adjust big items to the wall:

Even thought we might think of endless solutions to avoid items around your garage, there are some that just not would be able to hide. In the case of well-proportioned items, we suggest to gather wheelbarrows, ladders, and any other big items and even hang them on the wall instead of leaving it on the floor. It does not have to be suspended, with the use of some plumbing hooks screwed to the wall (1-1/2-in. hooks) you can attached them to the wall to maintain them steady.Be wise and drill a pilot hole and then drive in the screw hook to hold the wheelbarrow upright. To release the wheelbarrow, just turn the hook.

Care is equal to love:

Last but no least. Break-ins are common, therefore secure the entry door with a dead bolt and keep garage windows locked. And no matter how short periods you might think you would be away of your garage door, always close it. For more information regarding smart ideas, FinishBuild recommends this creative idea on saving space: http://www.familyhandyman.com/garage/storage/garage-storage-space-saving-sliding-shelves/step-by-step

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finishbuild types of bricks uses in interior design DESTACADA 300x138 FinishBuild: Types of bricks & Uses in Interior Design

It is inevitable for FinishBuild to start writing about bricks and not to recall the 1933 Disney adapted version of the three little pigs’ story. Besides being the best example of a loyal material, bricks are also increasing its popularity on the eco-friendly field. Brick is made of natural clay minerals, including kaolin and shale. On addition, small amounts of manganese, barium, and other additives are combined with the clay to produce different shades. Once they are mixed, each mixture is fired to around 2000F. Among the goodness that bricks own, there is also the fact that is not only a non-combustible material, but also has the plus of being high wind protection. Studies have found that homes made with brick exceed the 34 mph impact resistance requirement for high velocity hurricane zones in the Florida building code.

Brick also go above Florida’s impact resistance requirements for essential facilities in hurricane areas, which it is an interesting plus for such seasonally storm area. Brick also counts with a high superior moisture control, due to its covering finishes. Consequently, brick veneer wall systems help minimize mold growth, wood rot and infestation by insects.

When it comes to style, brick has always been the reflection of rustic and country style, as well as the humble households build in the late 19th century.  Nowadays, it is astonishing how exposed bricks can change the interiors of any room, whether is by giving it a country style or an industrial one. FinishBuild is glad to suggest places to add this material to boost your appearance.

Bricks on FinishBuild Wall: Types

Through history we might have seen a slight variation among the sizes of bricks, which basically not only depend of the geographical location but also the purpose of the product in demand.

A bigger brick, for instance it generally used for a thicker & isolated wall. Remember castles, for example? Historically speaking meant that bigger bricks were necessary in colder climates, while a smaller brick was adequate, and more economical, in warmer regions. Nowadays this is no longer an issue, for brick modern walls specific insulation materials are now extra added if it is required.

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Flowing from architectural style, ranging from colonial to Victorian to post-modernist. It is one of the few materials that can actually look better with age. Brick also absorbs noise, giving it an acoustic advantage over other materials – especially helpful in densely populated areas.  According to Juan Rodriguez, in TheBalance, in the masonry field we can find five predominant types of bricks that are classified by manufactured composition.

Number  1 is: Common burnt clay bricks are formed by pressing in molds and subsequently dried and fired in a kiln. Burnt clay bricks are frequently used in general work to structure base and when these bricks are used for walls construction, they have need of plastering or rendering.

Number 2 is: Sand lime bricks which as its word suggests they are made by mixing sand, fly ash -which is known as pulverized fly ash- and lime followed by a chemical process during wet mixing. These types of bricks are called self-cementing. The mix is then molded under pressure forming the brick and offer an excellent strength as a load-bearing member. Color and shape are also smooth and uniform (in most of the cases).

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Number  3 is: Engineering bricks, which are blocks manufactured at extremely high temperature, forming a dense and strong brick classified on 3 types. Even though all allow strength and water absorption, Engineering bricks are class A or B, however class B bricks are the cheapest engineering bricks. They are generally red in color, and less uniform than facing bricks. In addition in contrast with class A bricks that are 125N/mm² in strength, class B bricks owns a strength of 75N/mm² .

Number 4 is: Concrete bricks are made from solid concrete. Sand/lime or calcium silicate bricks are made with sand aggregate and 5% to 10% hydrated lime and are cured in an autoclave. Properties of these units are specified in ASTM C 73. They are available in severe weathering (SW) and moderate weathering (MW) grades, according to MASONRYCONSTRUCTION.Concrete bricks, on the other hand, are made with sand aggregate and cement materials. Concrete bricks are usually placed in frontages or fences, and even though they are not an extravagant appealing, it provide a classic urban presence.

Number 5 is: Fly ash clay bricks in contrast with common clay bricks are manufactured with fly ash and an addition of clay material, at about 1,000Cnevertheless, studies have shown that these bricks are not that durable as they seem due to the fact that they might produce pop-outs when come into contact with moisture and water, causing these bricks to expand.

Types of bricks: Where to add exposed bricks inside you house

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Hallway royal exposed bricks: Give yourself a royal journey inside your own house interior with guests. Explore hallway brick walls looks with common clay bricks or brick, which are now more a esthetic and can provide you a more chic version of medieval looks. These tiles are successfully used especially in the hallways, but can be also used in the kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms.

Exposed bricks in the bathroom: are a great bathroom solution, just as we have said at the beginning of this post, regular bricks are highly strong when it comes to moisture areas, however if you do not want to commit to regular cleaning process you can also, seal to protect it from humidity.

Bricks in the living room: Bricks look best when applied in central and focal areas and FinishBuild agrees with you. Exposed bricks can be apply for eye-catchy designs. In the gamma of materials, concrete is not only a great finish to work with but also, as it is functional structurally and can be polished for a high gloss in the case you want it in a living-room or office.  They also can acquire matte or unfinished for a rustic appealing which can twist common areas into a versatile atmosphere.  Concrete as bricks can be used on floors, countertops, sinks, bathtubs, fireplaces.

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Explore bold graphics in your office, those are a nice option for combining your exposed bricks in living rooms areas, murals, and even painting bold symbols on an exposed brick wall to make an instant accent wall in your bedroom or living room. FinishBuild encourages you to create your own artwork using ideas found around your city such as symbols, literary numbers and letters, or even abstract painting can turn a bland and boring wall into a work of art.

Do not forget to light it up

Take into account that even though exposed bricks can absolutely enhance your home and office areas, less is more, which means that you might want to try slightly bricks, uneven in shape and color, to create that reckless atmosphere but also accentuates that royal and histrionic look. FinishBuild suggest you to purchase proper lighting for your royal look. Spotlights, upper-lights, or lower-lights can guarantee you proper interaction between details of texture and natural color attenuations.

FinishBuild cannot deny that there is something magical & charm about bricks in interior design. It may be their traditional precede looks of towers, citadels, and castles, however the truth is that solidity and comfort is are both clearly aspects the third little pig saw on Brick materials.

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Destacada 300x138 What You Need To Know About Berber Carpets

As a homeowner who is always looking forward to improve your spaces and make the most of them, it is very probable that you feel attracted by all the different colors and textures that you can find in the accessories that the home market has to offer. In this opportunity we would like to share entertaining information about Berber carpets, which is a style of carpet among all the types of carpeting you can opt for. But before to start mentioning the pros or cons of this eye- catching home accessory, let’s make some research about the origin of this amazing style of carpet. Berber carpet owns its name to a tribe of people located in North Africa; they make their cloaks base on the same multi-leveled loops, using heathered and flecked yarns in order to create unique loops from the largest ones to tighter loops that help to give the yarn special interest and definition.

At the beginning, Berber carpets were thought to be installed only in basement rooms or home offices; but then thanks to how versatile they are, this style can excellently fits in any type of décor, what makes it now a really popular choice for all of the areas of your home. Today is possible to find both traditional and modern Berber carpet designs that are exceptionally distinguished by its different knotting patterns, dyes as well as textures.

Opting for Berber carpet: Pros

Berber is one of the most durable styles of residential carpet; this is the most popular selling point of this type of carpet. Even though Berber is made in looped and thus the fiber is stronger than it is in cut form, this does not necessary mean that all Berbers are the most durable among the carpet styles. The key to select a good quality carpet is by comparing two products with the same pattern of composition, and choose that one which has better durability for the same amount of money.

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Since there are many types of Berbers, it will be very important for you to learn about them, in order to determine which one will provide you the best value for what you have paid. Moreover, this type of carpet is available in different prices that can be comparable to other cut- pile carpet styles. The fact Berber tends to be lower priced is mainly due to olefin fiber, which is a less costly material than any other fibers, like nylon or wool. Another reason why you can fin really affordable Berber carpets is because of their manufacturing process, which is less demanding than saxonies or friezes.

Additionally, this type of carpet can be found in unique designs and color schemes. Berber carpet generally has a flecked color skin, what gives it an amazing ability to match with multiple interior design schemes; and at this point we might want to highlight that in order to prevent wear patterns, and have your Berber carpets looking awesomely the whole year you should clean it every six to 12 months.

Fortunately wool Berber carpets are so versatile that they do not only provide your spaces with great appearance but also with comfort as they offer you a cushion sensation underfoot as you walk on them. Furthermore, Berber carpets contribute to insulate the room where they are installed, in both temperature and sound; this advantage make this style of carpet an excellent choice for your children’s bedroom or playroom, your family room or any other place of your home.

Opting for Berber carpet: Cons

Berber carpets are made from a loop construction; this can represent a con as there is the possibility of snagging or running, because objects can get caught in the loop and pull it out. However, it takes a lot of force to actually snag a Berber but there are some ways to prevent this from happening.

Another con you may find when having Berber carpets in your spaces is actually a contradictory statement (opposite to one of the pros we have mentioned), because many homeowners think that cheaper Berber have a rough feel and then they get cheaper olefin Berber carpets, finding them very comfortable and this is not an attribute of this style of carpet.

Rather than being stain resistant, we might define Berber as a great spills resistant alternative for your home flooring; spills then to sit on the surface of the carpet, so if you can notice them early, you are likely to prevent them from sinking into the fiber. On the other hand, most of the fibers of Berber are natural and non- toxic, they do not support bacteria growth; this brings you to another great attribute about this type of carpet, and it is due to the fact that Berber is fairly easy to clean and for instance, traditional Berber comes in multi- colored design, so it is easy to hide soiling or any other kind of stains that can occur. Basically this con can be omitted from our disadvantages list; we rather keep our thoughts positive and leave this at one less con.

Berber carpets have become a common option for high traffic areas with considerable heavy use for instance, offices. This way we can see how they have moved our from basement and have gain place in all areas of the home, Berber carpets can now be installed on stairs or railing posts. With Berber carpets there is no need to concern about your pets damaging the carpet, or the carper catching your pets’ claws; however in case you have a cat that really enjoys to sharpen its claws, there will be the possibility of damage the carpet material by repeatedly kneading the carpet, for this particular scenario we would like to recommend you to select a good quality carpet, this style of carpets take a lot of force to tear out one loop. And for more formal areas such as living rooms or dinning rooms, you can choose for a solid color that helps reduce the casual feel that a traditional multi-colored Berber can provide.

 

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CAT DEPARTAMENT DESTACADA 300x138 Tips for a Happy Cat Caring Inside Your Apartment

Numbers of pet owners are stupendously increasing nowadays. Whether is for those who are looking an extra- companion in their lives or those who decide to add a guardian to the little ones, we must agree that pets make us feel a lot of things. Nevertheless, when space is tiny such as an apartment, having a cat living inside the home is an experience that might pop your daily routine, however does not imply that cannot be makeable. For this reason FinishBuild has come with a couple of advices that can help you through the meow-journey inside a flat.

The good side of having cats in an apartment

Cats are among the best-suited of all companion animals to have in apartment. Since you do not have to take them out as a dog for example, cats are at much less risk of being hit by cars, getting into fights, or even become pregnant. Most cats are extremely well-suited to living indoors for their entire lives. In fact, many veterinarians and breeders recommend that cats be kept inside at all times, for their own health and welfare.

Disease-free: Cats inside apartments have a generously reduced risk of contracting infectious diseases from other domestic or wild animals. In addition due to the fact that they are widely available to a variety of high-quality commercial feline foods, cats do not require of a supplement on their diets.

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Walking-time free:  On the contrary to dogs, cats do not crave for outdoors to exercise, they are masters of finding curious ways of stretching up. However, you can contribute to your cat physical activity by adding some cat toys that will definitely maintain your indoor cat occupied and active for hours.

However, before bringing a cat into a flat, you as a prospective owner should consider whether or not this arrangement is going to be right for you, and for the cat in question.

Before cat-comfort inside your apartment, consider

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Risky areas: One of the biggest dangers for cats living in high-rise homes is that they can fall from a balcony or open window. For this reason owners who live in high places must be sure of adapting a suitable environment for your kitten. Netting, fencing or other barriers around balconies and windows that remain open, can help you greatly. Are you worried about the looks? Try FinishBuild advices on camouflage, plants and ornamental decorations can solve the problem.

Things you love: Remove the things you love. Kittens are curious and they will be ready to play with anything they can find, especially inanimate objects that you might love. Remember those lovely fabrics you use for having on the couch? Yes, those you might want to remove them. Try instead a couple of wicker balls for keep your cat busy.

What you must have for your cats inside you apartment

  1. Padded Perches: FinishBuild suggest you to yourself and your cat a good time by purchasing a padded perches which can be useful for them in order to have claws fun. Another option is to attach larger perches to the side of the ceiling.

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2. A cardboard box: Best human invention that cats would always be grateful for. Bring into your apartment a box, since cats love to get into suitcases, wardrobes, this items would be a very and simple toy to get.

3. A pet case: They might be a little freaked out by the unusual activity, especially if you have people your cat does not see regularly. Even though cats tend to be very detached and independent, others can be very territorial when it comes to guests reunions. Therefore, you might want to consider a pet case to keep them safe. You also do not want them running outside unnoticed when you are leaving doors open to carry stuff in or out.

  1. The litter box: Last but never least. This item is crucial for a cat apartment, since cats need to have free access to a clean litterbox at all times you might want to consider at least two litterboxes in appropriate locations throughout the home, especially if more than one cat lives there.

Are you considering more than one cat?

Despite cats might seem reserve at times, most cats are extremely social and do well when it comes to living together, so Finishbuild suggest that as long as they are properly introduced to their housemates, life can be joyful. The ideal scenery would be to have both from the very beginning, with the same age in order to learn together.

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According to reviews, it seems especially nice to have at least two cats in an apartment, this way both animals would have companionship, social interaction and a playmate, even though they probably will sleep most of the time. However, FinishBuild reminds you that cats are nocturnal by nature; they are naturally more active at night than during the daytime. Therefore beware at night for its own safety, you might want to let your cat know its spot for bedtime.

 

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WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT RUBBER FLOORING destacada 300x138 What Should I know About Rubber Flooring?

Well-known as a fantastic resilient flooring option Rubber flooring is part of our today’s post. In FinishBuild, what we would like to focus in, is in the prevention of misfortunes that rubber flooring presume as one of its important characteristics. Even though Rubber flooring is generally focused on particular areas such as, basements, gyms, playgrounds, trailers, garages, dog kennels, and industrial areas, you can also use it inside households or offices, because rubber flooring aims to all areas that manage high amounts of foot traffic and abuse.

Rubber Flooring contributes to a Green Style: Rubber flooring easy qualify as an eco-friendly product, due to the natural and recycled rubber materials that they are made from, meaning that you would be helping on decreasing the non-biodegradable waste in the ecosystem. Rubber flooring in most of cases contribute to your pocket, these products tend to be more affordable than their non-natural synthetic rubber counterparts.

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  1. Rubber flooring roll.
  2. Rubber flooring tiles.
  3. Standard rubber mats.

Rubber flooring Rolls: Easy to work with, rubber flooring roll can be laid down similar to wall to wall carpet. When it comes about the requirements of your project, sizes of the rolls you need are based on the longest wall in the space. You can easily cut the flooring roll to make it fit around obstacles and corners, for a perfect result. This type of flooring is presented in a range of different designs and provides the benefit of enabling patterns to be used and easily continued. It is possible to use this method for commercial and residential properties, and when it comes about the thickness of the rubber, you chose according to the use.

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT RUBBER FLOORING 2 300x300 What Should I know About Rubber Flooring?Rubber flooring Tiles: Rubber flooring tiles in allows you more freedom at installation time besides it came with a multicolored patterns options. This method requires some additional calculation, because in order to obtain the right number to cover the entire surface you need to do your own calculations. In addition, some tile cutting might be necessary to ensure that they fit precisely, in corners for it example.

Rubber flooring Mats: The convenient way to lay an additional floor covering over one that already exists. This is the best choice for a non-slip pathway from one point to another on a hard surface in the house or office, such as slate or marble, or as a waterproof cushion for tired feet in the work area for your kitchen. These mats are available in a range of different thicknesses and styles, to make it easy to find one to suit your needs. FinishBuild rubber flooring thickness depend, for instance a thin rubber flooring mat is accurate for a simply walked across area, while a thicker grooved mat is better for areas where you might be standing for extended periods.

Therefore, depending of the style you prefer between the style and the location area you are planning to upgrade. For example a small area might be served well with interlocking tiles, while other areas such as a hall could be suited for a runner mat. FinishBuild reminds you that even though rubber flooring products can be easily installed you can ensure them by using either polyurethane-based adhesive glue or double-sided tape. Thinking wise is one of the best installation steps for a long-lasting rubber flooring addition. Comfort and safety are the two words for describing this type of flooring besides being eminently adjustable, rubber flooring can be transported and refitted easily into a variety of situations and environments.

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What FinishBuild loves about Rubber flooring?

  • Durable under heavy training equipment: Rubber flooring provides a soft surface, that it is also low maintenance, needing only an occasional washing with a mop and natural cleaner. Due to the fact that rubber flooring is durable enough to absorb physical impacts and prevent the force from reaching the surfaces below, in the gym, garage, and playground flooring are great examples of how rubber flooring tiles and mats can resist physical damage.
  • Comfort: Rubber flooring naturally comes with a high level of friction, which essentially means more traction and stability for you, which enhance the level of grip and safety while your feet are on top of them. In addition rubber flooring also comes with textured surfaces so as to provide an even more resilient and trustworthy flooring option, which make of rubber flooring a nice options for matching safety and style in the house.
  • Moisture: The texture and makeup of rubber flooring dissuades the buildup of germs and other harmful microorganisms. FinishBuild rubber flooring does not provide a suitable surface for dust mites and allergens. Although it is often unnoticed as a source of potential hazard, water can cause serious damage and rubber flooring prevents this because rubber has an innate ability to resist water. It prohibits the formation of microbial byproducts like mold, which helps to make an area safer and healthier.

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What should I be aware of regarding Rubber Flooring?

FinishBuild would like you to pay special attention on the materials behind rubber flooring, otherwise you might be missing an important part of information that might help you or affect you in any flooring project:

-Industrial level: Keep in mind that synthetic rubbers are made from petroleum, which means that are low impact and generally energy efficient. What makes synthetic rubber attractive is the fact that it is extremely durable and lasts longer than other types of rubberised flooring. It is more expensive than regular rubber, but the initial high cost is offset by its long life.

-Allergic concerns: Natural rubber is made from latex, and it is also popular with many customers, but the drawback is that some people are allergic to it.

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