There’s something about oak hardwood flooring that just can’t be imitated. But sometimes it can difficult to decide which type of oak hardwood flooring to install. Do you prefer the look of parquet flooring? Or would you consider the sublime beauty found in antique flooring, also available in oak?
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Italian stuccos are among some of the most popular indoor and outdoor wall treatments today. Sometimes referred to as Venetian, Tuscan, or Italian plasters, they include finishes such as stucco opaco, marmorino, mantovano, and veneziano, just to name a few.
Lime-based, these stuccos offer a true advantage to other types of wall treatments; and not only because of their own intrinsic beauty. Italian stuccos, if applied properly, however, become even more attractive as they age. But from a practical standpoint, they are also resistant to cracking and peeling, never need painting, and do not fade in sunlight.
You have seen them in high-end home and garden magazines, Internet decorating sites, and maybe at a friends home, those sublime statements of relaxation and refined good tastes with a touch of nature-brought-indoors included; interior waterfalls. And now you want one for yourself.
Nothing soothes the senses and calms the nerves like decorative interior fountains and water features. And to have one indoors makes enjoying this method of combined decor and relaxation a year-round treat. Interior wall fountains have made their debut, and people are flocking by the droves to have them installed.
Easy to clean and get to stay that way, installing vinyl plastic gutters may be the answer to one less maintenance headache on your home upkeep agenda. Here we’ll take a look at the advantages as well as the drawbacks of vinyl/plastic gutters and then you can decide whether this popular metal-gutter alternative is the right product for you.
Pick a Color
Vinyl/plastic gutters come in a huge array of colors. If you’re trying to match a particularly unusual color of paint or stone, for example, most likely you’ll be able find a complementary color in vinyl or plastic guttering.
Are you a wood lover and want to incorporate the look as much as possible into your home? Does the thought of domestic and exotic hardwoods; oak, hickory, or maple hardwood flooring; and solid or faux wood ceiling beams make you light up? Well in the case of the latter (wood ceiling beams), here is a comparison that might just help you out with choosing between the two.
Even Better Than the Real Thing?