How to pick the right flooring for your basement

July 31, 2010  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Basements, Floors & Roofs

If, you are thinking of remodelling your old basement, flooring is one factor which needs due consideration. Materials which are moisture resistant are perfect for your basement floor.  Thus if you are thinking of carpeting your basement, stop right there.  Nothing can be worse than that as the moisture from the floor may totally spoil your carpet. Instead you can opt for concrete titles for your basement flooring. You can go for the colourful ones or get the plain ones and draw colourful patterns on them to quench you artistic thirst.

Cork flooring is another practical alternative as moisture doesn’t damage cork. Cork contains a waxy ingredient called suberin which prevents water from damaging it. Besides this, using cork for you basement flooring can be an eco-friendly alternative too, if you wish to go green.

Similar to carpets, wood flooring is a big no-no as well, as moisture will gradually rot your wooden flooring.

Curtain Wall Renovation

July 08, 2010  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Home Care, Home Improvement, Renovations, Repairs & Maintenance

Renovating a curtain wall depends a lot on the right sort of expertise and knowledge. A curtain wall is a sort of an outer covering of a building which acts as a shield by saving the construction from several climactic wraths and rages. As it is a non-structural product it is mostly constructed with a light weight material which brings about a reduction in the construction cost.

You require renovating and repairing a curtain wall to extend its tenure of providing you with the right kind of service. If the curtain wall is properly designed and installed then it can indeed last for ten to fifteen years without causing any sort of trouble. You have to take the best care of curtain walls to minimize or limit the entrance of water within the surface and this will definitely help the structure hold on to its undaunted form for a longer period of time.

A Beginners Guide To Hanging Drywall

July 05, 2010  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Construction queries, Home Care, Home Decor, Home Improvement, Renovations

If you are planning for a commercial or domestic remodeling project then you should have a bit more knowledge about the hanging and finishing of a drywall. Apart from experience, required knowledge in this case will make your work done quite fast and also help you save on your cash. Firstly, you should decide how thick your drywall is going to be. If you are having a drywall in a kind of space susceptible to regular dampness then it is better to make use of a green board in this case.

Green board is a sort of a dry wall which is extensively used in places where you are planning to have tubs and showers. Next, a thick drywall is going to provide you with better insulation and greater security. Remember that you need to cut the drywall carefully according to the required dimension. Finishing of a drywall is almost an artistic endeavor. Professionals make use of different techniques and styles for the better finishing of a drywall. Thus, for the purpose you need to contact an expert drywall contractor.

Advantages of Installing French Patio Doors

July 01, 2010  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Deck & Patio, Home Care, Home Decor, Home Design, Home Improvement, Interior designs

When living in a small house you can indeed have a sense of increased space with the installation of French patio doors. It is definite that such a choice would not cost you much. As a patio door makes your living space look all the more large and convincing so you can now utilize the area for several enthralling outdoor activities. So now when you plan for an outdoor room apart from thinking about folding chairs and a table for picnic you can even think of investing for a patio door.

Patio doors are extremely convenient to use as they tend to keep the room extremely cool during the summer season. For this you just need to have an outdoor area which is disconnected from the main zone of the house by means of a patio door. So, when you cook in this outdoor part the rest of the house is easily saved from the heat of cooking. Therefore, a patio door works in several ways to make your living all the more easy and comfortable.