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Flooring

  • A New Interior for an Antique House

    Addressing structural issues first made the interior finish work easier.

     
  • Wilsonart Contract Floorings eight new designs for its commercial-grade high-pressure laminate flooring are grouped into two trends: urban renewal and global influence. The four Urban Renewal designs (metro oak, chic teak, uptown walnut, and studio walnut) complement metal and glass with gray. Going Global mimics exotic wood: Paradise Bamboo complements the companys Bamboo-Natural flooring, while Bubinga resembles wood from a tree in swampy areas of Africa. Both flooring groups are suited for healthcare, education, and other commercial applications. wilsonartcontractflooring.com

    Wilsonart Contract Flooring Urban Renewal and Global Influence

    Eight new designs for commercial-grade high-laminate flooring based on urban and global designs.

     
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    Raised Floors for the Low Country

    Elevated floors on pier foundations are mandated in V zones and recommended in coastal A zones. But the moisture and energy details can be a head-scratcher. Whether a builder places the floor system on pier supports or on a perimeter stemwall, he has to face interrelated problems of air sealing...

     
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    Tile Doorway Detail

    Q: Tile Doorway Detail When there's an entry between an exterior tiled deck and an interior living space, how should the threshold be detailed so that the doorway doesn't leak? My client uses a wheelchair and would like the interior and exterior floors to be in approximately the same plane.

     
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    JLC Extra Q&A: Tips for Snaking Wires

    Q. I have to rewire an old home that has well-maintained plaster walls throughout. I'd like to do this without gutting the interior. Any tips for wire-snaking?

     
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    Products

    Interior trim; flashing

     
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    Plumbing and Straightening Walls

    This quick, accurate method prevents problems with the framing and finishes that follow.

     
  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Fla.

    Arquitectonica takes a fresh approach to new headquarters for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

     
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    Soundings

    Durable Wood-Floor Finishes

     
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    Creating High-End Interiors With MDF

    Though it costs less than wood, MDF is arguably a better material for a paint-grade job. Here are some design and installation tips.

     
 
 
 
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