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10 Questions and Answers about Terracotta

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 14, 2014

Terracotta is gorgeous, earthy, and green. A richly colored ceramic, it is used for many diverse purposes in house and home, including plumbing pipes; bricks and pavers; floor, roofing,...


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Recycled Content Tile: Choose the Eco-Friendly Option

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 09, 2014

Whether it's used for flooring, backsplashes, or countertops, tile is beautiful, durable, and fire resistant. Easy to maintain using biodegradable cleansers, it's also hypoallergenic...


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When Back-to-School Blues Last Beyond the First Day

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 02, 2014

The first day of school is an annual end-of-summer event which tends to evoke mixed emotions in both young and old. Even after you negotiate this major milestone, your son or daughter...


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4 Little-Known Disadvantages of Exercise

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 10, 2014

Exercise: it’s got to be good for you … and the more the better, right? Wrong. While a moderate amount of exercise appropriate to your age and state of health is beneficial,...


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Dazzling DIY Countertop Transformations

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 18, 2014

After cabinets, countertops are the main focal point of your kitchen. Besides serving as an essential work surface, your counters set a mood and express your character. Do you prefer...


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Tile that’s Gorgeous *and* Green

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 26, 2014

There are two strong trends in tile these days. The first is the use of new technology and out-of-the-box thinking to create handsome styles that appeal to the senses, while the second...


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Who's the Greenest Floor of All?

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 05, 2014

Ah, those things we put our feet (or wheels) on. Floors do a whole lot for us without asking for much in return, and if you're thinking about replacing or upgrading yours, have you...


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Not All Linoleum is Created Equal

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 02, 2014

I may have mentioned recently that I'm in the process of getting ready to replace my bathroom floor, which is currently a mix of aging vinyl flooring and carpeting. The vinyl floor...