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Create a timeless look in your home

(NC)—Like fashion, interior design trends change with the seasons. Each month, different colours and patterns become the new “it” look, inspiring us to overhaul our home décor.

Keeping up with the latest looks can be challenging, not to mention expensive. That's why it's important to remember that keeping your home décor modern isn't so much about buying trendy furniture as it is about being practical. Invest in timeless pieces that are suited to your lifestyle and create a calm environment.

Delta Faucet, a leader in beautifying home interiors, offers the following tips to make sure your space will always feel fresh:

Choose multi-functional products with hidden technology and beautiful design to create a modern feel. Think televis... Read More Click Here

The Importance of a truly flat Floor for proper Floating Floor Installations

A truly flat floor is crucial to the installation of a properly installed floor.

The most common problem with all kinds of hard surface flooring, are areas where the flooring sinks or bounces when you walk over them, due to floor leveling negligence. In most cases, this will never deteriorate the integrity of your flooring; however this is not always true.  Engineered flooring, with a bad enough sub floor, has a tendency to separate from itself at the joints. Furthermore, this tends to be the cause of gapping with laminate flooring.  

A properly leveled sub floor will yield flooring that feels nice and solid, and lasts longer!  Floor leveling is by far the most powerful reason laminate has obtained a negative reputation as poor quality, however real wood engineered flooring is prone to the same poor leveling circumstances if the floor leveling is not inspected and corrected if required.

 Dealing with a wooden sub floor is much easier to work with than a concrete sub floor; however in both cases, the solution is adding leveling compound to low spots or if possible, gr... Read More Click Here

Your summer guide to geothermal heating and cooling

(NC)—Geothermal heating and cooling is one of the most environmentally-friendly options available to homeowners, and serves as a great method for working towards a self-sufficient home. Instead of pulling heat from natural gas, fuel oil or electrical heat sources, geothermal heating draws from the earth's natural heat below the frost line.

As spring arrives and the ground thaws to facilitate the installation of this system, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) encourages homeowners to consider geothermal heating as a long-term solution to high home heating and cooling bills, and as a great way to protect the environment for future generations.

How it Works

Using an underground piping system, called a ground loop, a high-pressure liquid is circulated in order to absorb the natural warmth from deep in the earth surrounding your home, transferring this heat through your home's forced air or radiant flooring system. In the summer, this process is reversed. Heat is drawn from inside the home throug... Read More Click Here

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DateArticle TitleSource
Sep 2012  Create a timeless look in your home 
Apr 2012  Importance of Floor Leveling  CMO Flooring 
Mar 2012  Your summer guide to geothermal heating and cooling 
Mar 2012  Popular paint projects for spring 
Mar 2012  Renew and redo your bathroom 
Jul 2011  Home Renovations and Insurance 
Jul 2011  Soundproof your way to a quieter more relaxed home 
Mar 2011  Builders expect to hear requests for green features 
Mar 2011  Choosing the Ideal spa & hot tub 
Mar 2011  Soy—based eco—flooring latest trend for today's healthy homes 
Feb 2011  A homeowner's “dirty little secret” 
Feb 2011  Soothing comfort solutions 
Oct 2010  Accentuate the positive: The dos and don'ts of decorating with accents 
Oct 2010  Energy efficiency tips for seasonal change 
Mar 2010  Design News: Leather flooring is getting rave reviews  BC Thermal Imaging Ltd. 
Mar 2010  The enduring appeal of cork flooring  BC Thermal Imaging Ltd. 
Feb 2010  Is Landscaping a Major Asset?  Prefab Metal Building Kits 
Jan 2010  The Softer Side of Modern  BC Thermal Imaging Ltd. 
Jan 2010  Six Projects to Dramatically Update Your Kitchen in Six Hours or Less  BC Thermal Imaging Ltd. 
Nov 2009  Ten Reasons Why You Need a Garden Shed  Prefab Metal Building Kits 
Oct 2009  How to do-it-yourself, but smarter  BC Thermal Imaging Ltd. 
Sep 2009  Charlie's Moving Tips  Home Remodeling Advice 
Sep 2009  Charlie's Advice on Building a New Home  Home Remodeling Advice 
Sep 2009  Charlie's HVAC System Tips  Home Remodeling Advice 
Sep 2009  Charlie's General Home Tips  Home Remodeling Advice 
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