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What is the Best Tile for Kitchen Floors?

Adding tile to your kitchen is a great way to give it a sleek, sophisticated look. However, picking out which type of tile is right for your home can be a bit tricky. There are several great options available, so it’s important to understand the pros and cons of each . . . Read more

How to Replace Damaged Areas of Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring adds an elegant touch to any home, whether you lay the floor yourself or have original, antique flooring. However, damaged areas of hardwood flooring can not only wreck the aesthetic of the room, but they can also throw your OCD into high gear. Fortunately, replacing damaged areas of . . . Read more

How to Install Manufactured Stone Veneer Siding

Manufactured stone veneer (MSV) has the look and feel of real stone. However, this material offers an alternative that’s highly customizable and much more affordable. As an experienced DIYer, you can even install this veneer yourself. Discover how it can give your home a touch of elegance, and learn how . . . Read more

Roof Fire Ratings Guide

Your roof can have one of four fire ratings classifications: Class A, Class B, Class C, or unrated. A Class A roof is ideal for fire protection and may be required by your building codes depending on your place of residence. Whether you’re constructing a new home or outfitting an . . . Read more

Top 7 Stone Siding FAQs

Builders and architects have used stone as a building material for centuries. Today’s homeowners can choose from a number of stone siding options that uphold the material’s classic and sophisticated look. Read on for answers to the top 7 questions you may have about stone siding. 1. What are my . . . Read more

5 Advantages of Vinyl Siding

In the late 1950s and early 60s, vinyl siding made its debut on American homes, in an era when aluminum siding reigned supreme. The earliest vinyl gained a bad reputation; the inferior materials of the day had a tendency to crack and sag. But today’s high-tech plastic and vinyl materials . . . Read more