Category : Architecture : Home & Garden

Marble Floor Refinishing

Architecture
Marble feels rock-solid, but it's actually one of the softer stone materials available. True refinishing of old marble floors involves not just stripping off wax and grime, but actually sanding down the surface as you would sand wood. Refinishing a marble floor is a big project that must be done cor

How to Store Maple Firewood

Architecture
Sugar maple is an excellent firewood. It is followed in a close second by red maple. Storing the maple firewood correctly only adds to its burning potential. Dry firewood is easier to light and burns cleaner, meaning, it produces less smoke. Store maple firewood either indoors or outdoors. If you st

How to Glue Backsplash Tiles

Architecture
The tiles for new backsplashes are glued to the wall with either mortar, tile adhesive or tile mastic, which is a form of adhesive that is particularly easy to work with. In most cases, mastic is the best choice for backsplashes because you usually don't need a lot of holding power as you would get

How Are Bathtubs Installed?

Architecture
If you have decided that the harvest gold or avocado green tub in your bathroom just does not reflect your personal style, it is time to replace it. Installing a new tub in place of the old one takes a bit of planning, but it can be done by the handy homeowner. Usually the most difficult part of the

How to Lay Brick on Sand

Architecture
A brick patio provides a low maintenance surface on which you can host outdoor events, but brick patios can be expensive to have installed professionally. The solution is to install your own brick patio, and it really isn't that difficult. With a few days' worth of time and a small set of outdoor to

Carpet Underpad Installation

Architecture
If you are fitting your own carpet, you must first install carpet under-padding to extend the life of your carpet and to comply with the manufacturer's warranty. In addition, padding imparts a rich, luxurious feel to the floor, it provides thermal insulation, and it reduces noise by absorbing sound.

How to Build a Floating Floor

Architecture
Building a floating floor is a method of creating a wood floor with laminate floorboards that have the appearance of hardwood without the intensive labor of nailing actual hardwood floorboards in place. With a floating floor, the laminate boards are snapped together, using a tongue-and-groove proces