As unfortunate as it might be, basements are some of the largest sources of moisture within a house – concrete not only lets in moisture, but it actually draws the moisture in through the concrete pores. As a result, installing mold resistant basement flooring is really the only viable solution to prevent this moisture from becoming a hazard in your home.
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Although still fairly new to the commercial market, heavy duty laminate flooring is beginning to stake its claim as the heavy-duty, high-wear floor of choice for the future. Manufacturers have recently realized the benefit in upgrading the durability of their laminate for residential homes, making this kind of flooring not only excellent for industrial use but for daily home use as well.
Three Reasons to Choose Heavy-Duty Laminate
Too often, choosing bathtubs is a task that gets tossed aside casually by the bathroom renovator, and homeowners make a quick decision without really considering the consequences.
Only after the tub is installed, and they step into their tub to take a bath do they realize that just a little bit of research could have avoided a bathtub purchase that doesn’t suit their needs. Bathtubs have an approximate lifespan of 50 years – so it’s worth the investment of time and money!
Bathtub Functionality and Size
Before laying down the flooring for the room you’re working on, it’s absolutely important that you install the correct subfloor first. But what the best type of subfloor might be for one room isn’t necessarily the right type of subfloor for another – it all hinges on what kind of flooring your project entails.
Not only does the subfloor have to work with the flooring to protect it from moisture, but it needs to be able to support the floor as well. The thickness of your subfloor will depend on the construction design of your home, which will be indicated in the house plans.
Subfloor and Ceramic
A plumb bob is a tool used to ensure that a building structure like a door frame or a shelving support is as vertical as possible. It is also used to measure if an object is placed directly under a point above it, such as placing a shower drain relative to some point on the ceiling, or putting something right under a lighting fixture.
This isn’t a tool used by plumbers, as some people might think, in fact it’s name has nothing to do with plumbing at all. The term plumb comes from the Latin word for lead, plumbum, because such tools were typically made of lead, and the adjective plumb developed by extension.