Which Tile to Choose – Marble Or Travertine

Natural stone is lifetime beauty. As it has become more affordable, many people consider using natural stone tiles for their properties. There are plenty of types of natural stone including travertine, marble, limestone and slate which make the selection difficult for consumers. In this article, we will evaluate marble and travertine which are the most…

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Using Non-Bank Lenders to Fund Short-Term or Transitional Business Financing Needs

The Challenge: Traditional Bank Lenders usually don’t like funding businesses during periods of variable cash flow or unpredictable collateral – e.g., periods of very high business growth, or on the flip side, reduced operating performance. The Solution: Non-Bank (Alternative) Lenders specializing in asset based lending or those that provide short term bridge loans can often…

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Fish Skin – Trash or Luxury Item?

Do not be fooled by fish skin – it is much more than a waste product of the fish and food industry. Craftsmen, artists and fashion houses appreciate its beauty and robustness, turning it into exquisite cloth, accessories, pictures or even book covers. Once treated, the skin is known as fish or ocean leather, a…

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Three Underpainting Practices for Oil Painting

The practice of underpainting is almost as large an area of study as oil painting. The purpose of an underpainting is to establish the composition and overall light/dark pattern while initiating the development of volumes and substance to the forms. An underpainting allows you to envision the totality of the pictorial idea. In addition to…

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10 Prom Theme Ideas

Planning your school’s prom? Here are some themes to consider. Remember, you need to pick a prom theme that will create a beautiful atmosphere and look great in photos. Use interesting backdrops and props and pay attention to lighting and details. Enchanted Forest Set a romantic nighttime mood with beautiful backdrops of trees and dazzling…

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