The increasing popularity of DIY projects in the current slowdown

May 7, 2010

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Most people refrain from undertaking a DIY project since they neither have the expertise nor the tools to complete it in an effective manner. Further, the fear of expensive repairs and maintenance in the future in case the project goes wrong also deters a number of prospective DIY enthusiasts. However, the current economic slowdown has forced people to look at different ways to save money, and DIY projects instead of hiring a contractor as one such option.

Although there is no comparison between a DIY enthusiast and a professional contractor in terms of the experience and availability of resources, one factor that makes DIY project more attractive is the cost attached to it. What you would be charged by a professional contractor would be significantly higher as compared to what you would incur if you completed the job yourself. This financial motive is one of the biggest reasons why the current slowdown has resulted in an increased number of Do It yourself enthusiasts.

Although financial motive is important, the sense of achievement involved with completing a job is something that is characteristic of a DIY project. The fact that you get to call something your own is what attracts most people to completing a job themselves rather than hiring a professional contractor.

One of the most important benefits of hiring a professional contractor is the years of experience and the resources that they bring into a project. You can easily check on the references provided by contractors to know about the previous work done by them. Further, professionals have all the tools and equipments that would be required to complete a job. Although a DIY enthusiast cannot match up to the experience levels of a professional contractor, it has become very easy to get access to high grade tools and equipment in an affordable manner.

Be it tiling, carpentry, or a plumbing job; you would require a specialized set of tools to complete the task at hand. Without the right resources you would not be able to achieve the right finish; thereby resulting in future repairs and maintenance costs. However, you can easily find highly effective tools and resources such as the grout grabber, Pro Pan, Kirb perfect, tile sealers, Tuscan Leveling System and trowels on the internet. These resources will not only make your job much easier but will result in a much more defined and finished look to your renovation work.

Although the financial slowdown is what is forcing people towards Do It Yourself projects, it is not as easy as it sounds. A DIY work gone wrong can result in more repairs and maintenance expenditure than what a professional contractor would have charged. It is for this reason that you should properly analyze the job at hand and should be prepared with the right tools and equipment before starting your project. A properly completed DIY project will give you a sense of achievement and will save you on a lot of financial expenditure.

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FlooringSupplyShop.com offers preformed shower pans with Ebbe square shower drain

March 20, 2009

After many months of joint testing by FlooringSupplyShop with Ebbe drain and Fin Pan, FlooringSupplyShop is proud to introduce their preformed shower pans with Ebbe square shower drain.  This product is  available in 11 different metal finish grades that can be replaced in seconds.

These shower pans are available only at www.flooringsupplyshop.com and from Tile Depot at their physical location (5047 w Jefferson Blvd Los Angeles CA 90016)  These ready for tile shower pans make building customized shower environments simple and worry free. These are preformed waterproof components that simplify construction in some cases and make possible shapes that would be nearly impossible otherwise. They allow you to customize your shower space to suit your specific needs.

Your shower floor will become the foundation for your new shower.  It is critically important that it is properly constructed and does not ever leak.  As you may already be aware this is the area where tiled shower failures most often occur.  Spending a bit more money on a quality floor system is the best protection you can have against shower floor failure.  It’s like buying shower insurance.

Flooring Supply Shop has scoured the market to bring you the best shower floor system available. We have looked for a system that was straight and true, light weight and very easy to install into its space.  This is easy to lay tile with no difficult, messy and expensive epoxy mortar requirements. the pns are available in a large variety of standard sizes as well as custom ones.  The attractive looking, square, drain easily adjusts up or down to match the height of the tile.  This all makes our ready for tile shower pans the right choice for you.

We couldn’t find the full service shower system we were looking for anywhere on the market so we got creative.  We contacted our friends at Fin Pan and asked them to make shower floors for Flooring Supply Shop that incorporated the Ebbe Square shower drain.   Now we have the best of both worlds.   Finally, we can offer you a shower floor that meets all of your requirements.  When all the work is completed you will see the Ebbe Square drain in the center of your new shower floor fitting nicely within your floor tile, matching the finish of your plumbing. All of this makes for a shower floor system from Flooring Supply Shop that will give you results you can be proud of for forty or more years.

An Ebbe Square shower drain is already installed in to the new shower pans  making tile cutting around the drain a non-issue.   Simple cuts are easily made, saving precious time.  Ebbe drains are sized to match standard 1/2″, 1″, 2″, and 4” tile without cutting.  When cutting is needed, cuts are straight saw cuts with no grinding to match a radius. Just imagine how much easier glass mosaics will be to install.

Further Inquiries:   For those requiring technical details, installation assistance, and answers to all their questions, flooringsupplyshop.com provides their acclaimed customer service.  These experts are there to assist with the selection and installation of PreFormed™ solutions and Ebbe square shower drains.   Flooringsupplyshop.com is pleased to offer free consultations to assist customers with the selection and estimation of required materials. flooringsupplyshop.com holds one of the largest inventories of tile supplies and provides same day shipping for online orders. Customer satisfaction is a priority which is why flooringsupplyshop.com offers a money back guarantee on all PreFormed systems and Ebbe Square shower drains. If you’d like more information about products, or to schedule an interview with Motti Vaknin, President of the International Flooring Center, please visit us at our store International Flooring Center: 5047 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90016, call the office at 877-880-8453 or e-mail flooringsupplyshop.com directly at contact@flooringsupplyshop.com

FlooringSupplyShop.com, the online distributor of International Flooring Center, Inc., has announced that it has engaged Blanke Corporation

March 19, 2009

Los Angeles, CA – www.flooringsupplyshop.com., the online distributor of International Flooring Center, Inc., has announced that it has engaged Blanke Corporation … as its distributor for the Flooring system Products market in California.

flooringsupplyshop.com will sell and provide customer support services and tech support for Blanke ’s complete line of Blanke UNI-Mat PRO, Blanke PERMAT, Blanke ULTRA-DRAIN, Blanke Transition’s, Blanke AQUA SHIELD, Blanke DRAIN Mat and more including Customer support and tech support.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Motti Vaknin President of International Flooring Center, Inc. / www.flooringsupplyshop.com. Said: “I am exciting Blanke Corporation flooring system line. They have the most professional flooring product line with a full range of solutions for the tile industry, that can provide major advantages for our customers.”

Mr. Motti Vaknin, President of International Flooring Center, Inc. / www.flooringsupplyshop.com, said: “International Flooring Center, Inc./ www.flooringsupplyshop.com is pleased to represent Blanke Corporation in California. We are confident that this will be a successful relationship. knowing and testing Blanke’s product for over 2 years, we trust the product, and our customers would love it, now we will be able to deliver our full line of Blanke florring systemt quickly to our customers.

Not like Schluter system Blanke product are superior and pass the Tile Council of North America testing

With their Online Store International Flooring Center, Inc. / www.flooringsupplyshop.com. expands their local coverage thru out the united states including Canada and other countries.

About Blanke Corporation

Founded in 1948, Blanke and Co., the parent company of Blanke Corporation began operations forming industrial grade wire and fabricating special metal parts from brass, aluminum and rust resistant metals.

Expertise gained during these early years enabled the company to assume a leadership role in an emerging industry by becoming one of the first producers of metal trims and profiles for ceramic tile and stone installations.

For more information abut Blanke Corporation, please visit Blanke Corporation web site

For information: www.flooringsupplyshop.com or Contact: contact@flooringsupplyshop.com Phone: 877-880-8453

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If you’d like more information about our product, or to schedule an interview with Motti Vaknin, please call our office at 877-880-8453 or e-mail at contact@flooringsupplyshop.com

ProMelt Snow Melting System SunTouch ProMelt products are a simple way to eliminate snow and ice from

March 19, 2009

SunTouch® ProMelt™ Snow Melting System

Pre-woven snow melting mats for quick and simple installations.

SunTouch ProMelt products are a simple way to eliminate snow and ice from stair way, drive way, entry way and more..

Follow these recommendations when selecting ProMelt Mats:

1. Determine what voltage will be used: 120VAC, 208VAC, 240VAC, or 277VAC.

2. Determine the heat output. The climate and amount of snowfall will dictate this choice. In general, most systems will require 50 Watts/Sq.Ft. spacing to melt snow and ice. Some residential or light commercial systems in temperate climates may need only 38 Watts/Sq.Ft. spacing.

3. Determine the square footage of the area to be melted. Do not include areas under built-ins like planters or similar obstructions. Stay 3-6″ from edges of slabs and do not cross expansion joints if possible. Add up all the areas to be melted and round down the nearest mat size(s) to fill the area. Either 2′-wide or 3′-wide mats can be selected.

Free Shipping on all our ProMelt Snow Melting Systems by SunTouch.

Only at flooringsupplyshop.com Lowest Price Guarantee click here for full detail

Only at flooringsupplyshop.com everything in stock and ship same day

Not sure what and how many you need, we here to Help

Contact@flooringsupplyshop.com by Phone 877-880-8453 (TILE) , Email, or Fax, or stop by our store with the layout of your room and we will give you complete list of what you need.

Click on our Flooring Calculator to calculate not just how many electrical floor heaters you need, you can also see how much it will cost you daily or yearly, and adjust your uses base on your electrical floor heating budget.

We are not and Internet-based store like most of our competition, we have a physical store showroom, warehouse based in Los Angeles, CA . We welcome our customers and website visitors to our store.

Store hours 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Mon – Fri, and 12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm Sunday

We ship same day any order received until 4:00 pm, (PST) any next day or 2nd day order coming up to 4:45 pm (PST) will also be ship same day.

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FlooringSupplyShop.com Offers PreFormed™ Tile Systems from FinPan

March 19, 2009

flooringsupplyshop.com offers tile substrate solutions provided through FinPan’s PreFormed™ line of quality products. FinPan and its subsidiary T. Clear Corporation, provides a line of PreFormed™ products are solutions readily applied under a variety of flooring materials. The Shower Pan, Niches and Shower Seats are easily adaptable tile substrates solutions which come in a variety of sizes. Among the lightest products of their kind in the industry and the most easily installed these versatile one piece systems provide the foundation for tiling in a variety of situations. Tile can be applied directly to the niches and shower seats to blend into existing architectural structures and interior tile designs. The 202 Curb and 120 Slope are additional PreFormed™ products that provide ease of installation by helping to prepare and mold the construction into a professional finish. The 202 Curb fits along the edges of countertops, knee walls, door jambs and platform edges. The 120 Slope is a Styrofoam® cut-to-fit product that quickly and efficiently creates the proper slope for drainage.

All PreFormed™ products are easy to handle and install. They are readily adaptable to existing commercial and residential constructions in the bathroom, kitchen, hall or exterior. FinPan® guarantees that their PreFormed™ products will never erode or degrade and they all are specifically designed to reduce build up of condensation and deter potentially harmful molds and fungi. To ensure a watertight fit, flooringsupplyshop.com recommends either SealGuard™  C-Cure™  Pro Red as the waterproofing membrane. Unlike some other more expensive water sealants C-Cure Pro Red and SealGuard are simple to apply and suitable for commercial and residential stone and tile installations. Home renovation of this type offers the advantages of comfort and value with little effort and cost which is the reason PreFormed™ systems are used by professionals and non-professional installers alike. It is for these reasons and more that flooringsupplyshop.com selects FinPan’s quality products to provide their valued customers.

For more information on PreFormed™ products, please visit www.finpan.com.

Further Inquiries

For those requiring technical details, installation assistance or general inquiries, flooringsupplyshop.com provides their acclaimed customer service to assist with the selection and installation of PreFormed™ solutions. flooringsupplyshop.com is pleased to offer free consultations to assist customers with the selection and estimation of required materials. flooringsupplyshop.com holds one of the largest inventories of tile supplies and provides same day shipping for online orders. Customer satisfaction is a priority which is why flooringsupplyshop.com offers a money back guarantee on all PreFormed™ systems.

If you’d like more information about products, or to schedule an interview with Motti Vaknin, President of the International Flooring Center.

Please visit us at our store International Flooring Center:

5047 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90016

call the office at 877-880-8453 or e-mail flooringsupplyshop.com directly at contact@flooringsupplyshop.com.