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Thursday, February 25, 2010

IceStone - Distributed by DalTile

Thanks to our friends at IceStone and DalTile the below information was provided by our rep's from the IceStone web-site

"IceStone Durable Surfaces are made from 100% recycled glass and cement to create a high performance, green concrete material.
IceStone® surfaces are the ideal choice if you are searching for an eco-friendly, green countertop. IceStone surfaces can also be used for backsplashes, bathroom vanities, table tops, bar tops, interior walls, and commercial flooring applications. Beautiful shower and bathtub surrounds and kitchen sinks can be made with IceStone as well. IceStone surfaces can be mounted vertically or horizontally.

IceStone durable surfaces do not contain any petrochemicals and therefore will not fade from direct sun exposure. IceStone products are a healthy and safe choice for your surface needs, as they are chemically benign and 99.5% inorganic. Third party testing results are available upon request.

The fabrication, installation, and maintenance of IceStone surfaces follow similar standards used with natural stone.

Due to its high recycled content and Cradle to Cradle Gold Certification, IceStone materials can contribute to LEED points"

Monday, February 22, 2010

Shaw Carpet Fun Facts!

Thanks to our wonderful friends at Shaw Carpets here is a fun fact about carpet!

"The warm comfort that carpet provides is not just your imagination. Unlike other types of flooring, carpet is a natural insulator, providing additional warmth in cold seasons.

The use of carpet in a wall-to-wall application actually increases the R-value, or insulation level, of the carpet area, potentially saving homeowners like you utility costs while reducing energy use. The R-value (thermal resistance) measures how much a material resists the movement of heat through a ceiling, wall, or floor in a building. The higher the number, the more effective the insulation.

Recently, tests carried out at the Johns Manville Technical Center Thermal Labs, one of the most sophisticated laboratories of its kind in the world, confirm carpet and pad significantly increase R-value compared to other flooring materials. Results varied according to the carpet's construction, with heavier products generally providing higher R-value. Carpets were tested with and without cushion, and the combination maximized the R-value. Carpet really is warmer."

Read more about this aother great info about Shaw Carpeting through our website:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday's Hot Topic: Natural Stone Care

Project Professional sells numerous styles of counter-tops from acrylic, glass, granite, marble, slate, tile to onyx and limestone, but how do they all get cared for? Thanks to the amazing folks at StoneTech Professional here are some great tips on caring for your natural stone.
1. Do seal every 6 months!
2. Do clean up spills IMMEDIATELY, spills do penetrate these very porous surfaces!
3. Do use trivets or mats under hot dishes and cookware use placemat under china, ceramics,glass, silver, copper and other metals, they can scratch the sealant and stone!
4. Do dust surfaces frequently, dust can cause scratching
5. Do use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus

Dont's (and even some of these may shock you!:
1. Don't wait to clean up spills on stone
2. Don't use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or tub and tile cleaners
3. Don't use vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other all purpose cleaners
4. Don't use abrasive cleaners or alkaline cleaners

The complete line is at our showroom so that you can care properly for your natural stone! Get more info through our web-site:
Cleaners: Revitalizer, Cleaner, KlenzAll, Restore, Oil and Stain Remover
Protectants: Bullet Proof Sealers, Heavy Duty Sealer, Exterior Sealer
Transformers: Polish, Enhance, High Gloss

Thursday, February 11, 2010


We are officially open to the public! Finally the General Retail Public can buy top of the line (NOT BOX STORE) products directly from the manufacturers! Check out our extensive list of manufacturers at: Metion this blog and receive 50% off materials through February!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentines Special Promo!

Valentine Special - Between now and February 12, come visit our showroom and receive a $15 gift certificate to the Chart House. Limited gift certificates available, set your appointment now!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Looking to 'Go Green' with your home improvement project? We have a great solution!
Nova Cork - Nova Naturals 11mm 12"x36" click planks starting at $5.94 sq/ft
Nova Cork - Nova Tiles 4mm glue down 12x12 starting at $3.71 sq/ft
You can visit the link below or link in through our website to see color and style options!Welcome to Nova Distinctive Floors! or