Wooden Overhead Garage Doors

September 29, 2013 by · Comments Off on Wooden Overhead Garage Doors 

In today’s market, you will be able to find a wide variety of designs for an overhead door. These types of garage doors basically occupy less space than sliding garage doors and are set up with an automatic opening and closing door operation. Overhead garage doors are usually made with materials like wood, fiber glass, steel or aluminum. While garage doors made of steel is a very durable and popular choice, they can become dented easily and can be very difficult to repair. Hence, the best and most widely used garage door type is wooden doors.

There is definitely a reason why a wooden garage door remains one of the most popular choices among families. This is because regardless of the changing trends and fashions in home design, wooden garage doors never go out of trend. Wooden garage doors can be easily customized according to your home’s measurements, even if you have opening arches or an uneven garage floor. Also, these types of garage doors are highly dent-resistant when compared to other door materials. They also resist scrapes and scratches. Wooden garage doors are found to last longer, even longer than steel doors, when they are perfectly finished.

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Article posted by Main Garage Doors. The company manufactures high quality overhead Los Angeles garage doors both for residential and commercial purposes.

FAQs about carpet cleaning

September 24, 2013 by · Comments Off on FAQs about carpet cleaning 

Among many FAQs about carpet cleaning, we decided to explore the following:

How soon my carpet will dry after cleaning?

Drying time could vary depending on the air flow inside the room, humidity, and the type of carpet.  Traditionally it can take somewhere from two hours to 12 hours to dry the carpet.  It may be ok to walk on wet carpet with clean shoes, socks or feet while it is drying but limit traffic on the carpet as much as possible.

What kind of cleaning agents should I use to clean carpets?

Basic carpet cleaning agents are similar to your laundry detergent.  So, if you have family members that are sensitive to certain types of detergents, you may want to stay away from carpet cleaners that contain those ingredients.  As a rule of thumb, do not let kids lie on wet carpet after cleaning.

Should I get my area rugs cleaned at the same time?

The answer is ‘yes.” Area rugs get soiled same as carpets. They should be removed and cleaned separately from your carpet and should not be placed back on the carpet until the carpet and the area rug completely dried. Placing an area rug over a wet carpet could lead to mold and odor.

Top Tips on Why You Should Choose a Glass Pool Fence over Any Other Options

September 19, 2013 by · Comments Off on Top Tips on Why You Should Choose a Glass Pool Fence over Any Other Options 

There are many types of pool fencing options in the market, wood, steel, concrete and many more. Though there are a huge variety of choices, frameless glass pool fencing stays as one of the top choices because of its properties and advantages. Glass pool walls are important, it will keep your pool area secure, less prone to accidents and will improve its aesthetic appeal.

Glass pool fences can be quite pricey, but considering the benefits you will get will prove that it will be a wise investment in the long run. Unlike most pool fencing options, glass does not warp through continuous sunlight exposure. Glass has the capability to allow light to travel through it, thus, keeping the temperature inside your pool cool and enjoyable. Glass fences with a stainless steel fastening system will not corrode, decay or age even when it is in constant contact with chlorinated water. The glass itself will not warp and will stay put under varying weather conditions. Glass pool fences are easier to maintain than other types of fences. All you need is a clean sponge to wipe off any dirt that you may see on your glass fence.

Optimize Your Retail Space with Proper Display

September 19, 2013 by · Comments Off on Optimize Your Retail Space with Proper Display 

Are you in the retail business? If you are, then you should know that one important element of having an effective retail space is product positioning. Properly configured product placement can spell the difference between millions in revenues and a business bust. No wonder then that large firms like Walmart and Cosco actually spend millions of dollars in research for the best possible store display configuration. The basic idea is that more essential goods such as the dairy section or bread should be at the back of the store so that people would glance through all the other non-essentials should be closer to the counter the less essential they are. This is why impulse buys are placed near the counter such as cards in the greeting card racks and gum or candy in the countertop display. If your display configuration is well made then you have already laid down the foundation for retail success.

However, actually building success on top of the strong foundation of a good layout would require more substantial work. For instance, a point of interest that should be considered would be the display case designs. Good display case design should take into consideration the ergonomics of pulling things off the shelf. Additionally, beautiful shop furnishing would bring in more customers because aesthetics do tend to play a role on customer return rate. As a last point, you should also make sure that your display is eye-catching yet subtle enough not to take attention away from the merchandise.

This article was submitted by Display Warehouse; makers of the highest quality acrylic display caseavailable in the market.

Why Bamboo Flooring is Better for the Environment

September 17, 2013 by · Comments Off on Why Bamboo Flooring is Better for the Environment 

Discount bamboo flooring is increasing in popularity for residential installation. It is an economically friendly alternative to traditional hardwood floors because bamboo grass only takes about seven years to re-grow. Other sources for hardwood flooring sources including oak, ash, pine and maple can take decades to re-grow back to its original height when it was cut down. We need to keep as many of these ancient trees untouched as possible to increase the amount of oxygen production in our atmosphere. Using bamboo flooring instead of other types of hardwood flooring is easier on the environment.
Buying a bamboo floor at wholesale locations offers an affordable and superior alternative to hardwood flooring. For the last 20 years, manufacturers have developed a combination of pressed bamboo fibers under high pressure. This process makes the flooring incredibly durable and just as hard as an oak plank. However, even though bamboo flooring may be cheaper than hardwood, don’t settle for the most inexpensive price. Low quality bamboo flooring scratches easily and can be damaged by pets. If you want to have durable flooring, choose a vendor that prices their products at mid to high ranges.
Bamboo flooring is best used in living areas, hallways and entryways, bathrooms and kitchens. Use bamboo flooring stained light or dark for a contemporary feel in your home. Bamboo flooring has been engineered to look just as beautiful as hard wood. Take care of your flooring with a mop, water and mild soap. No special treatments are required with quality bamboo flooring.

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Guest post is provided by Bamboo Flooring Facts. For a ballpark estimate on bamboo flooring price, read the articles provided at www.bamboo-flooring-facts.com.

Various Medallion Applications for a Classically Beautiful Home

September 17, 2013 by · Comments Off on Various Medallion Applications for a Classically Beautiful Home 

A beautiful home can be fulfilling and can be a point of pride for just about anyone. This is a reason why people spend thousands of dollars on home improvement projects and following modern trends in home design. The problem with trend riding though is that they die as quickly as they get hot so that means home renovations that runs into the thousands of dollars every couple of year. A way to prevent this is to use timeless designs on your home. You should not fear that your home might look drab or dull because a properly executed classic design can be a sight to behold.

One classic design element to take into consideration would be tile medallions. Whether you on the floor, on the walls or even on the ceiling, tile medallions are beautiful and also stunning additions to any room that are timeless owing to their classic patterns and extremely durable and long lasting material, which is usually hard wood, stone, marble or granite. If you look at pictures of old mansions of the rich and famous, tile medallions are a common design element.

One common application of tile medallions is the floor medallion. This is what we commonly see in hotel and restaurant lobbies; a circular or elliptical compass design with a classy nautical feel. A floor medallion is a throwback to the olden days of rich industrialists of the gilded age. It is classy, timeless and very low maintenance which makes it a good addition to any home.


Article submitted by Medallion Depot. For backsplash medallionor other medallion applications, go check out the wide selection at Medallion Depot.

Tips for Buying Real Estate

September 16, 2013 by · Comments Off on Tips for Buying Real Estate 

Buying a home, especially your first home, can be a life altering event.  It’s a big deal!  Your home becomes your haven in the midst of a stress-filled life.  For that reason, you should find a home that helps you unwind and relax at the end of the day.  The home you buy can also impact your credit score for years to come.

Here are some of the top tips when scoping out the real estate market:

1) Do your homework: What exactly does that mean?  It means that you should know all of your information before scouring the marketplace.  In other words, have information on hand such as your credit score and your debt-to-income ratio.

2) Be honest with yourself: It’s so important to be honest with yourself about your budget and what you really want in your home.  Part of the necessary homework is to make a list of all the qualities that you do want and that you don’t want in your home.

3) Know the market: One of the biggest mistakes that buyers make is not researching the market trends.  It’s important to follow the current trends in the market so that you’re familiar with the average asking prices and when is the right time to buy.  If you do this, you will most likely save money in the long run and feel better about the decision to buy a specific home.

Buying the right home comes down to doing your homework on yourself and the marketplace!

Top Tips On Why You Should Install An Under Floor Heating System

September 15, 2013 by · Comments Off on Top Tips On Why You Should Install An Under Floor Heating System 

In the United States alone, the popularity of a ceramic tile floor heating is increasing each year. It provides better heat flow with fewer costs than a traditional radiator. Floor heat during the winter season is important, it protects us from having flu, colds and other diseases. If you are fairly new to under floor heating, here is a simple guide to help you understand the benefits of choosing this system to replace your old traditional radiator.

Under floor heater is installed right next to your floor. The coils give off warmth by heating water to 60 degrees Celsius in its internal pump. Heat is evenly distributed in your floor and through your home furniture to avoid any cold areas. It also does not blow out hot air like what radiators do that can make the air inside your home too stuffy to breathe. Floor space is out of the question as an under floor heating system will not occupy any of it. There also wouldn’t be any bulky machines sitting at one corner that collects dust mites.

Article submitted by EZ Floor Heat. EZ Floor heat is the leading supplier of electric under floor heating systems in the United States. The company provides a variety of products such as towel warmers, LED shower heads, Snow melting mats, warm tiles thermostat, linear drains and a whole lot more.

Live the High Life with Luxury Linen

September 13, 2013 by · Comments Off on Live the High Life with Luxury Linen 

From the Grand Caymans, the Isle of Man to Luxemburg, luxury is always at the top of the list. From the finest materials, workmanship, and designs of master artisans, the rich and famous spare no expense in the quest for top quality luxury living. With the use of hard wood, granite and marble for floors as well as glass crystals and even precious stones for decorations, the wealthy spare no expense in making the most out of their home retreats. While not everyone can afford to live like a king and decorate with diamonds, some items are more affordable, like fine table linens.

You don’t need to spend a small personal fortune to achieve the same effect. Spice up special occasions such as your next Christmas feast with the finest Christmas tablecloths. Enliven your next celebration with the luxurious look and feel of the finest cotton threads spread across your table setting with luxury items such as fine cotton napkins and table covers. Live the high life in style with nothing but the best in luxury cotton ware and decorate your house with beautiful cotton covers and cloths.

Next time you’re in the market to plan your next celebration, take an idea or two from the playbook of the rich and famous, and decorate your home with the finest cotton and linen ware. Decorate with style and class, and watch your guests indulge themselves in the beauty and grandeur of your fine table linens.

This article was submitted by Home Linen. Home Linen offers the widest selection of linen ware, fine table covers, towels, and more.

Warm Chilly Rooms with Draft Blockers

September 10, 2013 by · Comments Off on Warm Chilly Rooms with Draft Blockers 

One of the most agitating issues homeowners and renters face in their homes is a drafty doorway. Big picture, they don’t carry the level of seriousness as plumbing or structural issues, but drafts make buildings uncomfortable and inefficient; two things no building should be. Sometimes, a draft can cut through a room far from the source it originates from, making it an even harder issue to solve. When you’re able to locate a draft as originating from a door, the easiest solution is a draft blocker; a simple weighted or slide-on system that blocks the movement of unwanted air.

Draft blockers are made in two typical styles. The more secure of the two is made from two cylinder-shaped pads filled with stuffing materials such as polyester, cotton, or foam, attached by fabric that spans the width of the door’s underside thickness. This slides along the bottom of the door, putting foam cylinders on either side, blocking drafts while moving with the door when it opens and closes. They’re light enough to glide along the floor without bunching, and are silent as well. These stoppers are perfect for interiors or doors with an additional storm door, but for exterior doors or ones with substantial thresholds, framing and thresholds preventing this style of draft stopper from being implemented effectively.

For exterior doors, the simpler draft blocker style is effective, which is just a simple one-sided tube that rests against the door’s base. Packed with dense materials like expanded polystyrene foam beads or popcorn kernels, these stoppers block air by forming a barricade around the gaps that are present in the door jamb. Eliminating drafts not only improves personal comfort, your heating and cooling systems aren’t forced to work as hard to keep temperatures at acceptable levels. In short, blocking drafts saves money, so the next time you feel a gust while on the couch or at the table, don’t put on a coat, get a draft blocker.