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The Different Types of Wood for Doors

October 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to wooden doors, there are a variety of species that you can choose from. Here are some examples of the types of wood that you can use for your next wooden door.

 

eto_banner01Knotty alder doors are a popular choice for homeowners because of their uniformity and pronounced grain texture. They have numerous amounts of small knots swirled throughout the door giving them a bold texture. They usually have a darker texture to them and can stain very easily.

Knotty alder interior doors give off a rustic look and are extremely light in density. Expect to see these used for exterior doors, interior doors, and patio doors. This wood is versatile in that it can be used for a variety of applications. This is why it has become so popular among homeowners.

Cherry doors can easily be recognized due to their dark red appearance. They can be stained in multiple shades. They are consisted of a texture that comes out looking smooth with straight grains. With a distinct quality to the wood, they are known for elegant modern households.

Hickory has more of a rugged appearance to it. With streaks and pecks, its color variation is more dramatized than other woods. Plus they can be stained relatively easily in comparison to other wood. The texture on this type of wood is tough and has a medium definition to it. Most households use them for either their exterior doors or patio doors – interior doors can be made of hickory as well but they are not as common.

Maple doors have a long life to them. They are dense and their grain is quite uniform. You’ll usually see streaks that run across the door. These are dark in color and have the occasional patterns left behind by worm tracks. Most maple doors are used for the interior of a household but can be used for the exterior as well.

No matter what type of material that you choose for your door, be sure that it is the right type that matches your household. All of them have their own benefits; it’s up to you to decide which one fits your house the best. Visit your local hardware store and take an in-depth look at each type of wood to ensure that the one you are going to purchase is the right one for your home.
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ETO Doors has everything you need when it comes to doors. Quality, service, and customer appreciation are only some of the things that have made this beloved company so successful. If you’re shopping for knotty alder doors, look no further than ETO Doors.

Pocket Door Designs That Save You Space

September 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by ETO Doors.

If you live in an apartment, condo or small home, you are likely dealing with space issues when it comes to your home decor and layout. This can even be the case for smaller rooms in larger homes. In many instances, you are struggling to find space inside of rooms for furniture and interior design pieces. This can mean that you have less space than you would like for interior doors that swing into the room.

But this doesn’t mean that you have to live with cramped quarters. There are plenty of interior door styles that are ideal for small rooms. If you choose the right interior door, you’ll be able to free up more space and make the room seem bigger than it is and few interior door types give you more freedom of space than pocket doors.

A pocket door is a type of sliding door that goes completely into the wall when it is opened. It can be pulled out of the wall by a hook or latch when it is time for the door to be closed. A pocket door is a great option if you don’t need a door that locks or has a lot of sound-proofing qualities. For example, they are often used to separate the kitchen from the dining room.

Another reason that pocket doors are such a popular choice is that they are great at helping to improve airflow and reduce heating and cooling costs. They can be easily opened and closed if you want to keep certain parts of your living space extra cool or warm. Depending on your home, opening and closing your pocket doors can allow you to reduce or even eliminate your use of air conditioners in the summer or heaters in the winter.

Pocket doors are more than just a practical solution to not having enough space in a room. They are also stylish choices that can add flair and character to any room. One of the best things about pocket doors is that there are so many different styles of doors to choose from that perfectly fit your home decor. For example, frosted glass pocket doors can help to add a level of privacy to a modern home. You can also choose a traditional wood door that integrates seamlessly with a more traditional architecture and design motif. With pocket doors, there are no limits to you ability to use your interior door to accentuate the look and feel of your home.

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ETO Doors sells interior and exterior doors along with accessories. It has instituted initiatives that will help to make the creation of their doors more environmentally-friendly.

Protect Your Property with Electric Fences

June 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Jason Governo

Everyone wants to the sense that their property is kept under lock and key. Even if you live in a nice, safe suburb, you’d probably appreciate knowing that your property wasn’t going anywhere when you lie down at night.

farmsupply3However, this is especially true for those of us who live in rural areas and keep large animals. We need those animals in order to pay our mortgages and feed our families. Unfortunately, there are plenty of other animals, namely coyotes and wolves, that would love to take them off our hands while we sleep.

Of course, sometimes, it’s the livestock that pose the real problem. They get through weak fences, wander off and eventually end up dead or at least costing their owners in property damages.

Either way, an electric fence will end this problem. With a fence installed and an electric fence tester, you can rest assured that your animals will be staying put. The shock isn’t enough to seriously hurt them, but it will be uncomfortable to the point that they don’t risk the shock twice.

At the same time, the jolt won’t kill a wolf, but they’ll never want to deal with it again. Over time, both parties will leave the fence alone for fear of getting the shock again.

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If you own horses, large animals or are worried about predators around your property, you need electric fence wire. Fortunately, Farm Supply Store has all the products you need for the job and then some.

Tips for Keeping a Warm Home This Winter

December 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by: Foam Factory, Inc.

It’s that time of year! Where tree leaves darken to golden amber and the wind cools to a blustery current that stings the ends of noses. Winter is right around the corner and the cold air will soon seep through the doorways of homes. A warm and cozy house is a desirable sanctuary during the bitter cold, and maintaining this cozy environment can be costly if you’re not prepared.

Furniture Upholstery

One way to ward off the winter chill is to upholster your furniture with high density foam sheets and to line your mattress with a mattress topper. Toppers will insulate your body heat far more efficiently than what you encounter with spring mattresses.

So, why are foam toppers such effective tools to heat the bedroom? Memory foam has insulating properties that hold heat more efficiently than innersprings. It all has to do with the nature of the visco-elastic material from which the memory foam is made.

While lining your furniture and mattress with memory foam may be a poor choice in perpetually warm environments, it can be a great source of heat conservation in the winter and cooler climates. You can even order the foam from Canada to save money on the materials. Coupled with reduced heating bills, you’ll be pocketing hundreds extra during your first year of renovation.

Doors and Windows

Draft stoppers are another inexpensive and simple option to keep our abodes cozy and warm in the chilly months. A draft stopper is a thin sheet of foam applied to areas like windows and doors. Some people use stuffed socks or rolled up towels to do this, but foam allows you to seal these drafty spots with a thin piece of barely-noticeable foam. This makes your space feel more modern and attractive, and it keeps you toasty.

The idea behind draft stoppers is to better insulate the home by covering any small gaps that exist around your windows and doors. These stoppers also alleviate financial worries that come from high heating costs in the winter months.

Braving the cold can be enough of a challenge outdoors, so keeping a warm home is crucial to areas that receive heavy snow. A few simple changes to the home can make all the difference when it comes to maintaining a warm and desirable home environment. Make sure you can hang up your mittens at the door!

Tricks for Proper Artificial Grass Installation

September 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division.

Installing your own fake grass lawn is much easier than you might think. While you can hire a professional installer if you want to avoid any hassles, chances are that you can install your own fake grass with limited landscaping experience. However, you do need to take care in order to ensure that it’s done properly. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you plan on putting in your own artificial grass lawn:

Remove the weeds from underneath your installation point. Any weeds that grow below your artificial turf lawn can poke through and damage your lawn. Instead, use commercially available weed killer several days before to completely wipe out any weeds that exist. Don’t worry about going overboard: you are taking out the natural grass anyway.

Protect against weeds with a weed barrier. Even if you get rid of all weeds initially, they can come back underneath your synthetic grass lawn over time. You can purchase a 15 to 25 year weed barrier just below your lawn to protect against future weed growth. It can be installed using basic landscaping staples.

Use a carpet or box knife to cut pieces as large as possible. Buying pieces of turf that are as close to the size of your lawn as possible eliminates the need to piece together different slices of turf with seams. Planning ahead of time can help you to avoid this issue. If you do need to seam your turf together, you can either use commercially available carpet seaming or long landscaping staples.


Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division is a leading supplier of top end artificial grass to a wide range of customers. Go to their website to see their entire collection of turf options from leading manufacturers.

Garden Protection

August 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Jason Governo

Gardening can be one of the most rewarding activities you take on. Obviously, everyone loves seeing the physical results of their hard work, whether that be vegetables or huge flowers. But it’s also great exercise and gets you under the sun and in the fresh air. It’s also an activity you can do your entire life, meaning you can start a garden and see it through for decades.

Maybe that’s why it’s so frustrating when you walk out to your garden to find that some critter has been through it and taken off with your hard work. For many people, it could take months or even years to recreate their success—success that some animal ruined in a matter of seconds.

That’s why you should consider measures for keeping them at bay. Electric fence supplies are a great way to ensure that any animal that tries to get to your precious garden never makes the same mistake twice. Plus, it’s non-lethal and affordable. So install one today and never worry about your hard work again.

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A lot goes into running a successful farm, from long hours to knowing the ins and outs of your operation to having the right supplies to help you get the job done day in and day out. At Farm Supply Store, we carry all the supplies you’d ever want to ensure your animals stay safe right where you want them; things like aluminum wire and electrical options are just two examples.

Tips on Buying Artificial Grass for Your Deck

July 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division

Are you thinking about installing fake grass on your deck? Synthetic turf is a beautiful flooring material that can be used to enhance decks and patios. However, not all fake grass looks great on decks. Some are better suited for indoor projects while other models are designed for lawns. To find the right turf for your deck, follow these helpful tips:

Look for outdoor-ready synthetic turf. Durability is an important factor when shopping for synthetic turf for your deck. It’s important to find turf that has been designed for the great outdoors. This means it must UV-resistant, so that it won’t deteriorate or fade in the sun. Outdoor-ready turf should also be durable enough to withstand rain, wind, and heat.

Say yes to one color. There are many styles of fake grass, including beautiful three- and four-toned models that look beautiful in the front or back yard. However, these models are best suited for lawns and landscaping. When it comes to flooring for your deck, you don’t necessarily want the flooring to look like grass. Instead, go for a single hue such as emerald or olive green.

Go for the soft stuff. The deck should be a comfortable place where friends and family can gather, chat, and relax. To create a comfortable carpet underfoot, purchase high-quality synthetic turf that is soft to the touch. Unlike low-quality synthetic lawn products, the good stuff shouldn’t feel like plastic.

Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division provides synthetic lawns for homeowners and businesses.

Instant Curb Appeal With Artificial Grass

June 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division

Improving your home’s appearance doesn’t have to be a huge or costly project. Indeed, there are many quick and easy DIY home improvement projects that can enhance the appearance of your home and save you money in the long run. If you want a simple, high-impact way to add curb appeal, install artificial grass.

Landscaping with Artificial Grass

Add color and beauty to your home by landscaping with artificial grass. Designed to look and perform like natural grass, synthetic lawns can instantly enhance the look of your home without costing you a lot of time or money. While the initial investment might seem steep, many people save up front by buying wholesale. What’s more, the initial investment is nothing compared to the long-term savings of installing synthetic turf. Fake grass eliminates the need for regular water and lawn care.

What can you do with artificial grass? Many homeowners use it to create lush lawns. Some homeowners use it to design unique front door pathways. You can also landscape the side yards and the sidewalks with fake grass, both of which will also add curb appeal.

DIY Artificial Grass

You don’t have to be a landscape architect to install fake grass. Synthetic turf is relatively easy to install, and many residential projects take only a few days. While some homeowners choose to hire professional installers, many install the turf on their own. To ensure proper installation of your synthetic turf, follow the installation manual and purchase or rent the right tools.

Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division is a leading manufacturer of advanced artificial grass solutions at wholesale prices.

Improve Your Side Yard with Artificial Grass

May 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Artificial Turf Supply

Does your side yard need a makeover? Many homeowners focus on improving their front yards and back yards while the side yard gets overlooked. But even the side yard requires attention. A side yard that isn’t properly maintained can bring down the value of your home. Plus, it doesn’t look good. Whether you want to upgrade your property or simply improve the look of your side yard, consider installing artificial grass.

Easy DIY Project

Artificial grass is an easy, cost-effective way to upgrade your side yard. Don’t spend more than a few days improving your side yard. If you use fake grass, you don’t have to. In fact, most artificial grass projects can be completed within a few days, making an artificial grass installation the perfect DIY project. All you need is the right tools and a little help, both of which you can find online at Artificial Turf Supply. You will also need to download the easy-to-read installation guide.

Cost-Effective Solution

If you’re concerned about cost, don’t be. Fake grass is a cost-effective investment that is cheaper in the long run than natural grass. With a natural grass side yard, you will need to pay for regular irrigation and lawn care, including mowing, fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Even if you maintain the side yard on a regular basis, it might not look as nice as it should. Some side yards are in the shade, while others don’t get enough water. However, synthetic lawns don’t require water or any maintenance, which is why is pays to install fake grass.

Artificial Turf Supply is an online retailer of residential, commercial, and athletic-grade synthetic turf at wholesale prices.

How to Properly Maintain a House

May 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Al Donohue

If you’re looking at Wyckoff homes for sale, you probably can’t wait to make your purchase and move on. That’s always an exciting day, of course. However, that’s also just the first step in a long line of living in a beautiful home in Wyckoff. Another essential component is maintaining that house to the best of your abilities.

Believe it or not, one of the easiest things you can do to maintain your home is simply keep it clean. The type of debris that people bring in from the outside plays a huge part in wearing down floors over time. So be sure you clean your floors regularly and have people remove their shoes when they enter your home.

This cleaning regiment must also involve measures you take around the seasons. Everyone’s heard of spring cleaning before, but it’s essential you actually do it. All the wear and tear the New Jersey winter can put your home through must be addressed. Everything from cleaning out your garage to your gutters needs to be a priority.

The same goes for getting ready for winter. Clean out the gutters again and go through every bit of your home to ensure it’s ready for the cold weather and snow.

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Ebergen County Homesare experts in the Ridgewood homes for salemarket. So if you’re thinking about making the area your new home, you’ll want to rely on the expertise and experience in the area to ensure you get the house of your dreams in the perfect location.

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