The Benefits of Lino Flooring

When it comes to choosing a floor surface, people will take many issues into account. Cost, appearance, practicality, maybe even the old sense of needing to keep up with the Joneses, even if these days Mr and Mrs Jones have trouble with their credit card bill. When making a decision, not many would consider vinyl…

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How To Remove Linoleum

When getting that new floor installed removal of the old one yourself can save money but could present an enormous challenge. Depending on the age of the  linoleum  and the type of adhesive used it could be extremely difficult to remove. Sometimes  linoleum  was installed and only glued around the edges and around heat ducts…

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Portable Ladder Safety

Portable ladders provide a convenient way of performing work at height and you’d think that after the years they’ve been in use that the relevant safety issues would be pretty well entrenched in people’s minds. But if the number of people injured or killed each year while using portable ladders is any indication it’s anything…

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Different Staircase Materials

Sound Attenuation Properties of Different Materials for Staircase Construction Sound – Is vibrations in the air which the Human Ear is able to detect frequencies from 500 Hz (low-pitch) – 6,000 Hz (high-pitch). Artificially sound can also be measured and quantified using a Sound Level Meter. Amplitude is the measurement of the intensity of the…

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Building Safe Stairs

As a general rule of thumb in stair building the sum of the tread and riser should equal around 17 1/2 inches. This is a general rule of thumb for a comfortable, easy to walk up and down set of stairs. For example if your stair tread is 10 inches and the stair riser is…

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Dropped Objects

It is common knowledge in the construction and marine industries that dropped objects present a very real danger to worker safety. In one case investigated by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a construction worker was standing under a scaffold while a worker and three sections of a ladder were being hoisted above…

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The Advantages of Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is less expensive than other types of flooring and it can actually make a room look very appealing. In some cases it is almost indistinguishable from real wood floors. There are many advantages to choosing laminate flooring over other options. Here are some of the reasons why it might be the best option…

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Designing Your Kitchen for Your Budget

“How come it costs that much?” That must be one of the questions that I hear the most often when I submit price quotations for kitchen cabinetry to homeowners. Although it is true that cabinetry can be designed to be low-budget, middle-range, or high-end, there are so many factors involved that can easily push an…

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LSD Review

What seemed like a tiny blip on the radar has by now completely shaken the entire network of film industry spread across the country. Easily a milestone in Indian cinema this path breaking film is arguably better than most blockbusters released this year, or for that matter any year. The underlying mood of the film…

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A New Look For Your Roof

The wide array of shingle options that are currently on the market for a roofing company’s client is very exciting. Now is a great time to be putting up a new home, or just re-roofing your existing home. There are so many different material choices available! Many houses in your neighborhood may still have asphalt…

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How To Paint Your Car

Masking & Preparation To begin this venture we need to clean the metal on the car. After we clean the metal, make sure it’s dry before we begin to mask the car, also do a last minute check to be sure it’s free of all dirt grease and other contaminants. Now it’s time to mask…

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Doctor Who Action Figures Collection

The Doctor Who Action Figures are a treat for every Doctor Who fan. It comes in a set of 10 action figures that is packaged in a window style carton. The figures are characters from the first series that was aired in 2005. Some of the Doctor Who Figure characters though have already appeared or…

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4 Most Common Types of Construction Accidents That Cause Serious Injury and Death

Construction site accidents are responsible for numerous injuries and deaths each year. While construction site accidents vary in severity, the following article discusses the four most common types that result in the most serious injuries, including death. Electrical Accidents – Perhaps the most common accident occurs because of contact with power lines. Overhead and buried…

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Get ‘Er Done

“It’s a Problem When It’s a Problem” Anticipating a problem before it exists is an excellent way to avoid unnecessary expense and business interruption. Truly, “a stitch in time saves nine,” but you need balance. There is an undeniable advantage to being first to market, and that advantage can be lost if you are buried…

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