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By Ronald PalmerOwner, Mallard’s Edge Homes
Think about the last time you hosted a party. You probably placed hors d’oeuvres and set extra seating in your living, dining and family rooms to encourage guests to mingle throughout the house. But what happened?
Everyone ended up in the kitchen.
And why shouldn’t they? People are comfortable in kitchens. That’s where they and their families cook, eat, do homework, play board games and sip coffee while reading the newspaper.
That’s why Mallard’s Edge Homes takes such pride in creating high-end, functional and comfortable kitchens. The meticulous attention to detail is apparent ...
By Chad Gleske, Owner
Ohio Garage Interiors
Garage floors have come a long way since the old days when concrete provided a revolutionary improvement over dirt or bricks. Today, with many homeowners thinking of their garages as another room of the house, bland, dirty concrete flooring that is subject to cracking and chipping is simply not an option. That’s especially true in Northeast Ohio, where winters—and road salt—are brutal on a garage floor.
As you think about flooring options for your new garage, or fixing a worn concrete floor, two of the most popular choices are epoxy flooring or tiles, which are generally made of rubber, PVC, porcelain or ceramic. As you ponder ...
Porcelain and ceramic tile are timeless hard surface options for any home. They'll never go out of style, they're easy to clean, and they're hard to stain. But, if you live in Northeast Ohio, winter rolls in and the sting of cold floors on bare feet makes you question your design decisions.
The Ditra-heat heated flooring system by Shluter, currently offered by Guhde Flooring America, is a comprehensive floor heating system. Guhde doesn't just sell the Ditra-heat system, they install it as well, complete with a programmable thermostat. For anyone that's attempted installing their own tile at the DIY level, that installation expertise is important.
By Mike Padden
Owner, Encore Garage
During the summer months, dirt, debris and fluid spills from your vehicle can cause your garage floor to look unsightly. But during the fall and winter months, the added problem of water, snow and ice can make it unsafe.
One solution to combating all of the problems above is to install containment mat. When you park your car on the mat, any melted snow and ice will drip onto its surface. Dirt and debris will collect there as well. You can clean the mat when it becomes too dirty, or hang it out to dry when it’s too wet.
The downside to a containment mat is that it only covers a small portion of the garage floor and requires the user to be physical ...
The reality of living with kids and pets is that they make stains. Unfortunately, living on a slab of concrete until everything slows down a little is a non-starter for most homeowners. What are the best attractive and functional flooring options for households on the go?
If it needs to be carpeting, look at something in polyester. Resista carpeting comes in a variety of colors and styles that simply won't absorb spills or accidents. Tigressa H2O is a similar carpet offering that features a waterproof backing, meaning spills won't soak through to create smells and mold.
In hard surfaces, vinyl is an increasingly popular option because of the aesthetic versatility. Coretec flooring, for exa ...
The Ohio Garage Interiors team has been beautifying garages across Northeast Ohio for years. Recently, they tackled this job in Westlake, Ohio.
The homeowners wanted their garage to be a warm, welcoming greeting for guests, while still retaining its functionality. Ohio Garage installed a custom epoxy floor coating that looks clean, and is much more durable than porous concrete, which requires constant sealing and attention.
Watch Ohio Garage's Westlake garage remodel from start to finish:
For more from Ohio Garage Interiors, or to contact them for a quote, visit their exhibit on HGExpo.
Ever wonder what's involved in a complete garage remodel?
Watch the Ohio Garage Interiors crew turn a cluttered, uninspired garage into a sleek, functional extension of the home. The painting, floor coating, and garage cabinetry install took longer than 60 seconds in real time, but the homeowners were back into their garage in a couple days.
Contact Ohio Garage Interiors to schedule your own garage remodel.
Homeowners have lots of questions about grout, and Shawn from Guhde Flooring America has probably been asked all of them.
Grout is the paste, often composed of cement, that fills in the gaps between tiles. Advancements and varying needs in consumer grouts means that there are many variations, sealing methods, and cleaning techniques. Some grouts require sealing and cleaning to keep their attractive finish, and others don't.
Fortunately, you don't have to become an expert in grouts to make use of the best option in your home. Shawn's the grout guy, he'll be your expert:
The garage is the room in your home most likely to need some TLC. When compared to a complete kitchen or bath remodel, the changes are more straightforward and more economical, but it still pays to choose a professional contractor. This is because professionals have access to tools and materials that simply aren't available to consumers at big-box stores.
Diamond-coated grinders and polyaspartic polyurea coatings are prohibitively expensive or simply unavailable to homeowners for a one-off project. Even if they were available, there'd still be a professional touch missing. When it comes to garage flooring for instance, it's all in the preparation. Getting the new flooring to "stick" to the ...
We've got nothing against the insurance industry, but it's no secret that some insurance companies are difficult to deal with when seemingly-covered losses occur.
Homeowners can be at a disadvantage when losses happen because most of us don't spend all day surrounded by insurance jargon. Additionally, catastrophic events can be disorienting and the primary concern is usually the safety of one's own family, with securing fair treatment from insurance companies coming in a distant second.
That's why it's important for homeowners to find an ally in the claims process. One of the first calls you should make after storm damage occurs is to a reputable, local contractor that specializes in insur ...