This achromatic, non-color is a trending choice for floors and wallsUtility grade Maple, stained with a water-based, custom color;
It’s low-VOC, indoor-air friendly, and it looks just like no other.
These are all cool things the Yoga Bar’s owner can say,But a lot of today’s floors are simply trending grey.
Couple turns former Anderson Township barn into spectacular natural home
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It started with a vision: Preserve the spacious serenity. Restore and transform the barn into the grand centerpiece. Gaze out from any window and feel the tranquility of sprawling pastures, a winding creek and the natural acoustics of wildlife and waterfalls.
Instead of a collective group of neighboring farmers ready to hoist the beams and hammer the nails, it took 18 months of intense focus by Karen and Jerry Whitney who, all the while, lived in a trailer on the property.
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"It’s sustainable,” Karen says. “It was the natural thing to do, and it has paid off in the way the home looks and feels. Coming home from work is like entering a spa or a retreat.”
Cork, hardwood, tile and wool carpet – installed in five days and looking great seven weeks later
As should be done with all new construction projects, moisture levels were monitored for weeks before the hardwood flooring installation began. After acclimating the boxes of flooring on-site for three days, the transformation began. It took five days:
Managing flooring heights and ensuring floors contain no urea formaldehyde mean extra work on this jobI made myself very clear on this project: All products would be proven to contain no added urea formaldehyde, and there would be no transitions.
The homeowner had selected three styles of cork flooring that were almost ½-inch in thickness; prefinished solid hardwood that was ¾-inch; and the tile, the first flooring to go in, was sitting at 1-1/16th inches in height once installed.
To complicate the job further, the cork was a floating floor, meaning that it does not get glued or nailed to the subfloor, which typically requires transitions, such as T-molding, where it meets up with other floors like tile and hardwood.
So, we decided on a modified transition.
Backyard deer-feeder adds unmatchable natural touch, felt throughout this home’s interior
Porcelain tile flooring – one style for the kitchen and laundry room, another for the foyer and bathrooms – offers clean lines and extreme durability.
It blends seamlessly with the hand-scraped, prefinished hardwood flooring, which has been used to replace carpet in the dining room.
Triexta carpet – made from corn-based fuel – softens the family room, which is filled with natural light, thanks to large windows there, and in the adjoining foyer. Standing there, something tells you to look again, out of the double glass doors in the family room.
Demand will mean more product selection, but can your retailer tell you what standards a product meets? “Renee, Renee, Renee. This is fabulous!”
Friends are in awe when they walk into Renee’s new master bathroom, one of many rooms she is remodeling in her newly purchased Indian Hill home, just northeast of Cincinnati, OH.
This room used a perfect balance of both textured and smooth surfaces. Line patterns within the porcelain tile are the perfect upscale-spa backdrop for the sleek lines of the bathtub, shower enclosure and plumbing fixtures.