Artificial Grass is a Budget-Friendly Solution

February 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Home Improvement

This blog is written by Artificial Turf Supply

Do you want to save money? You might need to invest in synthetic grass. Many homeowners have switched from using natural grass landscaping to fake grass because it’s more economical. Here are a few reasons it is considered a cost-effective landscape solution.

Artificial grass eliminates the use of water. From the first day of owning synthetic grass, you can stop using water to maintain your lawn. This means you don’t have to water the grass twice a day or turn on the sprinklers. You don’t even need sprinklers anymore! For this reason, synthetic grass can save you a lot of money on your home water bill.

Artificial grass a long-term investment. For many, the switch from using natural grass landscaping to fake grass was an investment in their time and money. Fake grass doesn’t require the same amount of time to maintain as natural grass. It doesn’t require regular water, mowing, or fertilizing. While artificial grass cost might be considered expensive up front, it ends up paying for itself in maintenance and water costs alone. So while you might have to pay a little more in the beginning, it will surely pay off down the road.

If you don’t want to go over your budget, consider getting a quote for the amount you need and sticking within your budget requirements. Artificial Turf Supply, one of the leading artificial turf manufacturers in the industry, makes it possible for online consumers to request quotes directly from their website.

Artificial Turf Supply is a manufacturer-direct supplier of wholesale artificial turf solutions, including residential, commercial, and athletic turf for sports.

Feeling New Again

February 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Hardware, Industrial and Manufacturing

By: The Foam Factory

Have you ever purchased a piece of furniture out of the blue just because  you saw that it was cheap while walking along the road? Or perhaps was it a really good deal from your friend? You feel so happy and excited about it until you sit on it for a long period of time. You then realize that although it was cheap and it looks nice, it does not provide adequate comfort as the cushion filling of these have already been worn over time. Fortunately, replacing these cushions do not take too much effort neither do they cost a lot.

Foam is a medium which provides lift of cushioning by keeping air in between the many individual cells. Over time, however, these cells get smaller and smaller as you sit or put weight on it. Eventually, there will come a time when they just do not provide you with the padding that you need. When this happens, you normally replace the whole foam altogether, but that normally costs a lot. Now, they have found a way to recycle worn out cushions by simply opening them and replacing the old foam with new foam inserts. Because you are using the old casings, the look of your furniture will not change, but the padding can be increased or decreased by changing the amount of foam inserts.

Replacing the foam with inserts instead of the whole cushion is simple and cost effective, transforming your once worn out lounge chair into feeling new.

The Foam Factory sells foam inserts that you can stuff into old foam casings so that you wont need to have to buy new cushions every time they get worn.

Finding the Right Contractor

February 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Home Improvement

Written by Chicago Remodeling Solutions

No matter how great your idea for a renovation is and how on top of it it is you think you are, eventually it’s times to call a contractor. This is often when your good idea runs out of steam as you start fixating on how difficult it can be to find good remodeling contractors in Chicago.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be like this. The first thing you need to do is ask around. Chances are you have friends and family who have a contractor they can recommend. No commercial can outdo a recommendation from someone you personally trust.

After that, go online and start looking for positive reviews. While testimonials are fine, reviews that people have voluntarily left themselves are far better.

Lastly, visit the company’s websites and look that they have plenty of experience and an actual physical address they’re working from. Chicago Remodeling Solutions is an example of a company whose website reflects both these promising aspects. Others may claim a history or plenty of experience, but have little to back it up. Or they may simply lack a physical address which is worrisome when you consider it will be hard to track them down if anything goes wrong.

So there you have it. Follow these easy pieces of advice and you’ll get the contractor you need helping your project out.

Chicago Remodeling Solutions offers all kinds of services for those looking to get help remodeling their home in Chicago. Whether you need porch builders in Chicago, concrete repair in Chicago or just about anything else, they’re the people to call.

In Floor Heating for a Better Home

February 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Home Improvement

Written by EZ Floor Heat

There are too many ways to count how you can improve your home both in terms of actually providing more enjoyment to its inhabitants and increasing its overall value. Of course, it’s tough to do both. Any parent, for example, knows it’s next to impossible to make everyone happy with whatever decision you make. As a result, your options become a lot more limited when it comes to home renovations that everyone will appreciate equally.

Fortunately, there is a solution. You can install in floor heating and immediately become everyone’s hero. Why? Because electric heated floors provide a whole new dimension of warmth during those cold winter days. Even when fall becomes chilly, heated floors can hit the spot long before it’s time to turn on the central heating.

And, here’s the best part: everyone wins. Because heated floors are now an option anyone can install. So you get the heated floors your whole family will love and your guests will marvel at while not breaking the bank in the process.

If you haven’t looked into heated floors before, it’s time you start. They’re the future of warm homes and will not only increase the overall value of yours, but the amount of joy your family and guests get from it too.

EZ Floor Heat provides heated floor solutions that people can install on their own. The result is a much more comfortable house in the winter and a smaller budget for the process.

Keep Cool and Work On

February 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Home Improvement

By Movincool

                IT Maintenance does not just involve making sure your computer’s software is up to date. It doesn’t also just mean making sure everything is plugged in and plugged in right. And IT it is certainly not just turning thing off and on again. There’s a lot of technical nitty gritty about IT maintenance but one part of it is cooling. We all know computers run at certain temperatures and as they keep working they start getting hotter and hotter. It is important to make sure that computers and servers are kept at cool temperatures because not only does this mean they won’t break down, but is also means they will work more efficient and faster. But how does one do that? It’s not all about making sure your computer has a lot of built-in fans, sometimes a little external help is needed.

                A portable air conditioner can be of great assitance when it comes to keeping your company’s computers cool and IT maintenance. Air conditioning isn’t only for people it’s great for technology too! For larger scale computer and server rooms, try out industrial air conditioning products. You know they’ll pack a punch and handle to work since industrial air conditioning was designed for high heat use.

                The IT department’s tools aren’t just software and their immense knowledge on computer systems, sometimes it’s also some, literally, cool technology to help get the job done better. Keep your computers cool and experience the wonders of the portable air conditioner.

Movincool is a DENSO corporation brand that offers outdoor cooling solutions and a wide array of portable air conditioners designed for various purposes.

Simple Guide to Understanding Your Furnace Filter

February 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Home Improvement

Written by Your Filter Connection

When it’s cold outside, the home furnace is your trusted friend, the unit that keeps you warm and toasty. A home furnace is also expensive, which is why it’s important to properly take of the unit. Proper care of your furnace will extend the life of the unit and improve the quality of the air inside your home.

Maintaining your home furnace is easy. There are many simple yet effective things you can do to keep it in great shape, including checking the pilot light and lubricating the blower motor. But this article focuses on the furnace filter. Learn the purpose of a furnace filter, when to check the filter, and how to purchase a replacement filter.

Furnace Filter 101

Before you can take proper care of your furnace, it’s important to understand the purpose of the filter. The purpose of a filter inside the furnace or heating system of your home is to trap contaminants in the air. Why is this important? The construction of homes has improved over the years, which means your home has pretty good insulation compared to homes 50 years ago. But with good insulation comes another problem: dust and contaminants get trapped inside your home, polluting the very air you breathe. For many people, the contaminated air is the cause of allergies. Luckily, a proper filter can trap these contaminants from going back into the air.

When to Check the Filter

The appropriate time to check the filter in your furnace depends on your home environment. For example, you might have to change the filter more often if someone smokes inside the home. Other reasons that might require more frequent filter replacement include regular cooking fumes, and excess dirt and dust. To be safe, it’s recommended to check the filter once a month. If the filter is dirty, it’s time to replace it.

How to Purchase a Replacement Filter

In order to replace your filter, you will need to find the right size and model filter from a retailer that specializes in replacement filters. For example, Your Filter Connection makes it easy for consumers to find the filter they need by size and brand. While you might want to save money, it’s not recommended to go with generic filters. Generic filters might not work as well as high-quality filters that have been designed for your furnace. What’s more, a cheap or generic filter might actually hurt your furnace.


Your Filter Connection is an online distributer of air filters for trusted brands in the industry. The company carries heater filter replacements, filters for air purifiers, filters for humidifiers, and more.

Garage Door Layer and Material Options

February 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Home Improvement

This article was written by Eto Doors.

One of the most important features that you need to consider when purchasing a garage door is its construction. This means thinking about the type of construction method used in making the door along with the materials used. Both of these factors are critical in getting a garage door that is right price for you while also providing you with the right level of security and insulation.

Garage doors are typically made from two types of materials. Many older houses have garage doors made out of wood but that doesn’t mean that they are “out of date” choice. Wooden doors are very stylish options, especially when added to garages attached to Victorian or Craftsman-style homes. Your other option for garage door materials is metal — specifically steel. Steel doors are typically less expensive than wooden doors and come in many different styles. They can even be painted to match your home.

Steel doors usually come in one of three construction types:

Single Layer: A steel garage door is constructed by stamping out layers of galvanized steel. In the case of single layer doors, they are made from a single sheet of steel that has been stamped. These are the most economical types of steel doors but are also the easiest to dent and offer the least amount of insulation.

Double Layer: Double layer steel doors have a single layer of galvanized steel on the outside. However, there is also a thick layer of a rubberlike material such as polyurethane or polystyrene on the back. This provides additional insulation and also gives a level of sound muffling – which is important if you plan on doing loud work in your garage.

Triple Layer: Triple layer doors are similar to double layer doors but with the addition of a galvanized skin on the inside. This helps keep the back layer of polyurethane or polystyrene protected.

Bio: Eto Doors offers garage doors along with interior and exterior doors. Visit their site to see their collection and read helpful Eto Doors reviews.

Caring for Hand Tools

February 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Hardware

Written by: Toolsmith Direct

The tools in your toolbox will mostly last a life time. A metric socket wrench will undergo heavy wear throughout its lifetime, but proper care and maintenance will keep it useful well into your elder years. Home owners should keep a well stocked tool box for maintenance around the house, but it’s important to keep those tools in top shape when it comes time for repairs.

Abolish Rust

Use a microfiber cloth, or a heavy duty industrial rag to wipe down tools after use. Tools that come into contact with greasy parts, like a combination wrench, may collect grime. Keep a steel brush around to wipe these tools clean. Check tools for moving parts, and lubricate them with WD-40 or some other oil-based lubricant.

Proper Storage

Keep your garage, your toolbox or wherever else your tools are kept as dry as possible. Tool racks should be placed in a location that is easy to access, but kept out of reach of children and minors. Whether you choose to use racks or toolboxes, group your similar tools together. Put torque wrenches with your other socket wrenches, keep screwdrivers together, and try to line tools up by size for easy reference.


Keep your blades as sharp as possible by sharpening them regularly. You should also check your tools for damage to moving parts, and use warranties as needed to replace these parts. Make sure that you have a system to tell your damaged tools apart from the ones that work, then get those tools serviced as quickly as possible.

Cool off with an Ice Cream Party

February 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Entertaining

Ice Cream, gelato and frozen yogurt are hot ticket items these days. Party themes around frozen treats are popular and fun. But it doesn’t stop with the ice cream. Plastic yogurt spoons are a part of that fun, with colors and styles to match the themes of your party. Here are some ideas to throw a magical ice-cream social for the kids and adult friends in your life.


Wondering when it’s cool to serve ice cream? Ice cream socials are a great twist on traditional parties. Baby showers can have baby food themed frozen treats for tasting. Wedding showers can add gelato to compliment mimosas and tea. Frozen treats are also perfect for kids parties, where the dessert can be a great alternative to cake.


The toppings for your gelato add flavor and help to dress up the party. Flavors and sprinkles aren’t the only way to have fun with ice cream. Cups, cones, and spoons all have their sweet factor, and dressing up such a basic dessert in style can take a theme to the next level. Choose the flavor of your ice cream based on the theme of the party, then order colored plastic spoons to match your colors. Be sure to include topping that match the theme, including colorful sprinkles and fresh fruit (perfect for luau themes).


Aside from the cups and cones, you’ll need something for guests to actually eat with. If you don’t want a sink full of spoons after your party, try some yogurt spoons. You can include tasting spoons for a buffet style event where guests are expected to sample multiple flavors. Cup lids and take-home cups let guests take their ice cream home with them too, which is perfect for party favors. You can also find large to-go containers to package the left-overs for your family. Offering different sizes of cone? Try some cone holders so that guests can pick what they want without holding up the line. Be sure to put your toppings in pan liners, where you can easily re-seal them and package them in your refrigerator.

Some of the most prominent ice cream and gelato bars invest heavily in colors, spoons, and toppings to make their frozen treats a one-of-a-kind experience. Bringing that same flair to your party will make your event a memorable one.


Gelato Products distributes ice cream supplies for the home or business. You can order essential gelato supplies, like custom cups and spoons, from Gelato Products online.