Tips to Help You Select and Prepare for Your New Kitchen Countertop

A new granite countertop for your kitchen will provide you with a beautiful and long-lasting surface. Granite is a neutral material that will go well with a variety of color schemes, and you can choose from one of a selection of attractive patterns and colors. Here are some tips and recommendations to help you prepare for and manage the installation of your new granite countertop. Check Measurements There are several measurements you will need to take into consideration when you are planning for a new granite countertop for your kitchen. [Read More]

4 Tips for Using a Space Heater in a Room With Laminate Flooring

During the winter, you may choose to supplement your heating with a space heater in certain rooms. Unfortunately, laminate flooring can sometimes react poorly when excessive heat is applied to near to the flooring. This can result in slight warping, bubbling, or shifting of your flooring. It is still possible to safely use a space heater in a room with laminate flooring, but you should take the following steps to help protect your flooring from any unnecessary heat damage. [Read More]

Glass Tile Installation: Bonding Mortar Tips

The use of glass tiles in a home usually gives it a touch of style that is almost impossible to replicate with largely opaque materials such as ceramic. This, in addition to the fact that glass can blend seamlessly into almost any already-installed house theme, has seen a rise in the use of glass tiles -- both as accent pieces and as field tiles. However, glass usually works its aesthetic magic only when properly installed. [Read More]

2 Misconceptions About Water Softeners Debunked

If you have considered having a water softener installed at your home, then you likely already know how much better soft water is for your skin, hair, home appliances, and plumbing than hard water is. However, if you have not yet decided to "pull the trigger" and have a water softening system installed in your home, then you may have decided against it due to one of the following myths. Read on to learn the truth behind two common misconceptions about home water softeners and why you can have soft water in your home without raising your blood pressure or sacrificing the health of your garden. [Read More]