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Porcelain or Ceramic Tile -- Which Is for You?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 18, 2014

Do you think that porcelain and ceramic tile are essentially the same? Well, you may be surprised to find that they are not. Although both are manufactured of similar ingredients using...


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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...