The Best Rug Pad For Kilim Rugs

Every rug needs a rug pad and kilims are no exception to this rule. The nature of the weave is one in that it creates for a flat rug. As tight as the weave usually is, it is also very flexible if there is no solid pad to keep the rug in place. Don’t waste…

Ball Valve History & Mystery

Here is a light hearted history and trivia on the ball valve. Read it and you will never take your natural gas or electricity for granted again, OK so maybe you will… Ball Valve mystery? The humble ball valve has a checkered history and somewhat murky origins. It may not be cloak and dagger stuff,…

How to Wallpaper Over a Brick or Cement Block Wall

The problems of concealing grouting and rough surfaces are easily overcome. Lining paper, if properly applied, will stretch over and hide the rough patches and the effect can be completed by using a heavy or embossed wallpaper. This technique also applies to walls built of cement blocks. If you are building with brick or cement…

Flat Styles: The Future of Web Design?

There is virtually no design element which offers a more meaningful shape to minimalism than what flat designs do. Their earliest history can be traced back to the times when designers felt that there was an urgent need to replace the much popular skeumorphic style. Skeumorphism can very simply be described as a design concept…

What is the Difference Between Travertine and Limestone

There are far more geological similarities than differences between travertine and limestone. Both are formed by the settling of plants, animals, sea shells, sand, and mud on the sea beds. As millions of years pass, this sediment continues to settle and the weight of additional settlement causes the limestone and travertine to compress and harden.…

Interesting Violin Facts – 7 Fun Facts

Learning the violin takes a lot of time and patience so it can lead to needing something to keep you going back – especially for children. There are a number of interesting violin facts that will keep you coming back to your instrument and make you want to learn it even more. 1. One of…