A Brief Guide to the Fascinating History of Ceramic Tile

September 29, 2010
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A Brief Guide to the Fascinating History of Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is one of the oldest flooring options in the world. In fact ceramic tiles in one form or another have been around since the dawn of civilization. Here is a brief breakdown of the history of ceramic tile use all over the world. Ceramic Tile in the Ancient World Mesopotamian city-states like...
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Schluter System Ditra Underlayment – Protecting Your Investment in Fine Tile Flooring

September 27, 2010
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Schluter System Ditra Underlayment – Protecting Your Investment in Fine Tile Flooring

Ceramic tile is the flooring choice for many people because it is so durable, attractive and easy to care for. It is in fact an excellent flooring choice for almost any room. However installing a tile floor can be a little tricky. And in order for the installation to be as secure and durable...
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Common Kitchen Layouts Explained

September 22, 2010
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Common Kitchen Layouts Explained

Attractive functional kitchens usually do not just ‘happen” they require planning, a good design and an installer who can put it all together. The concept to begin with is that there are three basic task areas to coordinate in the average kitchen; these are food storage (refrigerator), cooking (stove/microwave), and cleanup (sink/garbage disposal/dishwasher). For...
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Laminate Floors – How to Prevent That “Clicking Sound”

September 15, 2010
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Laminate Floors – How to Prevent That “Clicking Sound”

Laminate flooring is wonderful stuff and many people love it not only for its appearance but its durability and ease of maintenance as well. One complaint that some laminate floor owners do have however is that their laminate flooring makes a hollow clicking sound when walked on that can become rather annoying after a...
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Can the Colors in Your Home Really Change Your Mood?

September 9, 2010
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Can the Colors in Your Home Really Change Your Mood?

Is it possible that adding certain colors to a room, whether on the walls, the floors or in the form of new window treatments could actually alter a person’s mood when they walk into it? According to design experts the answer is a resounding yes. Color, like beauty, can be very much in the...
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Making Over a Guest Bedroom in Time for the Holidays

September 9, 2010
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Making Over a Guest Bedroom in Time for the Holidays

Summers over, the kids are back in school and before you know it the holidays will be here again. For many people that means houseguest of course and opening up the guest bedroom again. If your spare room is looking a little dowdy though don’t despair. There is still plenty of time to make...
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