Hardwood floors are rustic, timeless,
and aesthetically pleasing; this explains why homeowners seek out
places that possess this classic wood style. Whether you currently
own a home with hardwood floors or are looking into a wood floor
installation here is your instructive guide.
There are three different types of wood
floors: laminate, engineered, and solid wood.
Laminate – Invented in 1977,
it has come a long way from its Swedish ancestors. Initially the poor
man’s floor, they now have a better appearance and performance,
making laminate floors widely recognized and used. Laminate is the
layering of material (usually fiberboard) with a top layer of a
wooden board and stain. Although not real wood, laminate is the most
inexpensive “wood” floor and great for those on a budget and
still in want of a pleasing look.
Engineered – Not quite the
real but a step closer, engineered wood floors ...
Halloween is one of the most fun and
affordable holidays for families to celebrate. The cost
per person is relatively low compared to a holiday such as
Christmas, so everyone can participate easily. Plus, what is better
than dressing up your children or pets in cute costumes, putting
ghost decorations in your yard, and serving up some witches’ brew
to your friends?
Halloween is best enjoyed when you and
your family are being safe. With an estimated 179
million people celebrating Halloween this year, your front yard
will probably be bustling with trick-or-treaters. Here are some tips
to make your yard fun and safe.The American
Academy of Pediatrics recommends that homeowners remove things
from their yards and pathways like bikes and garden hoses that can
trip children. Also make sure there are no clotheslines,
lawn ornaments, or wire fencing in your yard that can trip up
trick or treaters. Zillo...
The future is here. Look no further
founding websites for a look at the promising new innovations
that are making waves in the agriculture and landscaping industries.
Farmers and greenhouse owners are using these innovations to help
with labor shortages, to maximize production, and to save money.
A firm called Abundant Robotics is
building a robotic
apple picker with
the help of a $10 million investment from GV (formerly Google
Ventures). Here is a YouTube video showing their robot
vacuuming apples off trees:
In an article
for Tech Crunch, CEO Dan Steere says “It’s very difficult
to locate fruit that’s ready to be picked within a canopy and then
retrieve it without turning it into apple sauce.” Yet, that is
exactly what these robots are designed to do. Because the robots use
vacuums to pick apples, they are able to gently remove them from...
Visiting a pumpkin patch is one of the
most enjoyable fall pastimes – who would not get excited at the
prospect of finding the perfect pumpkin, or taking home some charming
miniature gourds? Commonly found on front porches across America,
members of the gourd family are standard home ornaments this time of
year; they are also perfect for artistic minds, chefs, and crafters!
This autumn, prepare to think outside the patch with some exciting,
unusual uses for the pumpkins and gourds in your life.The pumpkin, a ribbed, jolly orange
member of the gourd family, is a quintessential fall staple for many
reasons. Whether found in a pumpkin pie or carved on the front steps,
pumpkins are known for their versatility: the question is, how can
you get more creative than the classic jack-o-lantern look this fall?Pumpkins in Your Household DécorIf you are planning to carve pumpkins
the old-fashioned way, try takin...
Passion is the mother of many great
qualities. It takes passion in order to have intense motivation; the
type of motivation that achieves greatness. Articles upon articles
have been written on passionate employees because it is been figured
out that passionate employees produce successful businesses. We will
explore the why, what, and how of this passion kick.
As stated above, passion produces the
type of motivation that achieves success. When a person is passionate
about something they will jump leaps and bounds for it. In his Forbes
article, Ian Altman (B2B integrity based sales and growth expert)
says that he would like to see an employee that is “on
a scale from 0 to 10 – might be a seven in technical skills but who
ranks a ten in passion, teamwork, and commitment.” Altman explains
how passion creates a drive for work and gives a sense of purpose.
Passionate employees not only get t...