There are dozens of ways to dress up a metal column, but few make the job as easy as the Wrap-A-Round. The red oak or paint-grade column cover comes in widths from 12 to 48 inches and lengths from 8 to 10 feet. The maker claims it can be glued to any steel column with construction adhesive. The product can also be used for curved walls, bar fronts, and kitchen islands. Prices start at $37 each. Dean Column, 800/442-3455, www.deancolumn.com.
Make your client’s basement more comfortable and reduce subslab vapor drive with a Delta-FL air-gap membrane. The dimpled plastic sheet installs over the slab, creating a 5/16-inch air space that keeps wood, carpet, and other porous materials from wicking moisture. The membrane also boosts the floor’s temperature, reducing condensation during...
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