Bamboo Flooring – Beautiful, Durable and Sustainable

bamboo flooring

The variety of colors and distinct grains of bamboo make it a popular choice as a flooring material. Bamboo is environmentally friendly, easy to grow and it regenerates quickly. A lot of the bamboo flooring used today comes from Asia. It’s tough and durable, but it’s not a hardwood. Bamboo is actually a grass. Strands […]

StarSilent Sound Absorbing Panels

sound absorbing walls and ceilings

The StarSilent panel is a sound absorbing panel that is made up of post-consumer, recycled, crushed glass bottles and coated with sound permeable plasters. This environmentally friendly product allows designers to utilize a seamless, gypsum board look with sound absorbing qualities. It is utilized in many configurations where gypsum board is typically utilized, and can […]

Comprehensive Stair Building Video for Beginners

how to build a stair case

In this basic stair building video you’ll see how you can quickly and correctly build and install all the elements of two common stair cases. The first is a straight-run stair with plywood treads and risers and the second is an L-shaped stair with house oak treads and risers. This comprehensive video includes how to […]

Class “A” Fire Rating Burn Demo Eco RedShield

fire rating demo redshield

Steve Conboy of Eco Building Products, Inc. and Oceanside Fire Department demonstrate Eco RedShield ™ Protected Lumber being used in a simulated fire event. One building is constructed of raw lumber. The other building is made of Eco RedShield lumber which features a QAI Class “A” Fire Rating. For more information: Eco Building Products, Inc. […]

Green Roofing Products Installation


  GroundGuard® VM is offered by Advanced Building Products. It’s an eco-friendly growing mat that’s used with pre-vegetated systems that require extra soil and root stability. After the root system is established, this is a permanent solution for anchoring vegetation to facilitate transport and installation at the job site.   Advanced Building Products manufactures green […]

The World’s First Commercial Office Building Pre-Certified LEED V4 Platinum


PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 2015 /PRNewswire/ —3.0 University Place announces a partnership with SageGlass Saint-Gobain to build a 190,000 square foot, Class A commercial office building at 41st and Market Streets in the University City section of Philadelphia.  The project is part of a bold plan to create a “Platinum Corridor” of commercial and retail space in […]

Challenges Remain for Housing Recovery


October 22, 2015 Steady employment and economic growth, pent-up demand, affordable home prices and attractive mortgage rates will keep the housing market on a gradual upward trend in 2016. However, persistent headwinds related to shortages and availability of lots and labor, along with rising materials prices are impeding a more robust recovery, according to economists […]

Merger to Form Europe’s Leading Producer of Wood Floors

Kahrs Woor Flooring

October 22, 2012  – Swedish company AB Gustaf Kähr (“Kährs”) and Finnish company Karelia‐Upofloor Oy (“Karelia‐Upofloor) today announces a merger of the two companies, creating Europe’s leading producer of wood floors. The new company will be market leader in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia, and will hold strong positions in other important markets such as […]

New Vinyl Siding Buyer’s Guide Available

Free Vinyl Siding Buyer's Guide

The decision to add siding to your home is a major one, especially in this financial environment. It’s a decision that requires planning, research, and sometimes a little help to make a good decision. This could have a considerable impact on the value of your home now and in the future, and that can have […]

High Quality Fiberglass Pergolas by HB&G Building Products


Throughout the Renaissance period pergolas served as a focal point for gardens, sitting areas and covered walkways. Pergolas are arbor-like structures with rafters and beams that are usually supported by architectural columns. In recent years there has been a significant resurgence in the popularity of these structures, adding a touch of elegance to gardens, decks […]

House Trim – Accentuate Your Accents With Color

house trim accent colors

If the exterior of your home is looking a bit old and dreary, but you don’t have the budget or the time for a major overhaul, you might consider perking up your porch columns, porch railings, trim, shutters and other accents with a splash of vibrant color.  It’s a cost effective, trendy way turn your […]

YTONG Resists Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Termites


YTONG is a lightweight cellular concrete material made of sand, water and air. In addition to being resistant to hurricanes, earthquakes and termites, YTONG also claims to be exceptionally fire resistance. According to the YTONG website, the physical properties of YTONG materials make it the ideal formula for protection against fire as it is non-flammable. The […]

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