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Limestone vs. Travertine Pavers: Which is Best for Your Project?

Limestone and travertine pavers are chosen for outdoor applications because of their natural beauty and durability. Deciding which of these products is best for your outdoor space is easy when you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each option. The overall style, product cost, maintenance, and longevity all play important . . . Read more

Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile: What’s the Difference?

If you haven’t purchased porcelain or ceramic tiles before, differentiating between these two materials can be tricky. They have similar qualities and look the same. To make matters even more confusing, porcelain is technically a type of ceramic. So how much of a distinction is there, really, besides the price? . . . Read more

How to Build a Dog House

As man’s best friend, your beloved canine should have a dog house that protects it from the weather and gives it a place to rest. So throw your dog a bone and build a shelter that gives new meaning to being in the dog house. Here’s how to do it . . . Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Decking

Building a deck is a great project to invest in as the weather gets nicer. It’s the perfect place to have your friends and family over for a barbecue, and of course you’ll love enjoying the product of your hard work all summer. Getting started on a deck can seem . . . Read more

3 Easy Step-By-Step DIY Deck Projects

Many homeowners enjoy having a wood or composite deck, even though owning a deck involves some extra outdoor maintenance. Although major deck repairs are difficult to do by yourself, minor issues such as repairing loose boards and addressing discoloration are simple enough for a DIY weekend project. Learn how to . . . Read more