Floor Decorating Ideas – Bamboo For Flooring

When I was growing up the choice of floor decoration was oilcloth [a thin type of linoleum], or linoleum [lino] in the bedrooms and, in the living rooms downstairs, lino covered with a large rug or, if you had a better budget , herringbone hardwood flooring with a large rug in the middle. A stair…

Bricks & Sticks: Staircases

Staircases offer style as well as functional appeal to a home. Many home owners and buyers don’t always understand staircase options available. Knowing the parts of a staircase, configurations and basic code requirements can help you find the best staircase for your remodeling or new-construction project. Parts of a staircase. Balusters are the vertical posts…

When to Use Scaffolding

Scaffolding is a tool not an option. Like many other tools scaffolding is designed with a specific purpose in mind. Also like a tool knowing when and how to use scaffolding a must. Fear not, I'm here to clue you in a bit. Scaffolding is generally used when a ladder is not practical or comfortable…

Laminate Flooring

A laminate floor is not real wood but is made of a fiber core with a printed layer to look like wood, tile or various other looks, it is covered with a thermosetting plastic resin called melamine. It has many advantages over traditional flooring. It is less expensive than the real thing. It is highly…

Penlac Nail Laquer for Nail Fungus Treatment

Penlac nail lacquer is the only topical prescription drug for treating nail fungus infections. The active ingredient is the drug, ciclopirox. Penlac is a solution; it comes packaged in a glass bottle with a little paintbrush, like fingernail polish, and it is used in much the same way. Every day you paint the affected nail,…

Characteristics of Granite – Why Do People Use Granite?

Granite symbolizes strength, durability and elegance. Contrary to popular belief, granite is not only used in industrial construction, but it is also an option for homeowners. As time progresses, more and more uses for granite has been discovered. Apart from using it on floors and countertops, like what is done today, it has other purposes.…

Virtual vs Bricks and Mortar

There are basically three general views in today’s world of business. The first is that the only thing stable and asset tangible is a company that possesses a building and has in stock an inventory of whatever they are selling. The next are those who have grasped to a certain degree the benefits of virtual…

Bow Rosin: How to Choose the Right Rosin for You

The friction created by rosin is essential for playing all bowed stringed instruments such as violins. But the choices of types and brands are varied and vast. There are quite a few questions – and unresolved matters of opinion – on the technical matter of rosin use on violin, viola and cello bows. It’s common…