It’s easy for many bathroom installation companies with the Glasgow areas to state that the bathrooms they refurbish are the best around. But are they indeed?
In most cases, local bathroom design and installation firms are more than happy to install a new bathroom by simply using the same items as they have done in so many projects before
So why is this important from a prospective customers point of view and surely if you desire a bespoke bathroom you will need to pay a premium?
Not so as we discovered after assigning Hamilton bathroom design and installation company “Dynamic Home Improvements” based in Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
This company takes the time to carefully plan and design every single bathroom differently to ensure that each and every job they complete is unique to the customer. They even offer customers a completely free of charge CAD design for you to view so that you can see how your bathroom will look before any final decisions are made to proceed to the ordering and subsequent installation stage. Add this to the free plan and design service which is done within the customers own home is a clear advantage to any prospective homeowner who is in the market to upgrade their tired old bathroom.
So what is a CAD? If you do not know then CAD stands for Computer Aided Design. The designers at Dynamic Home in Lanarkshire will provide you with fully completed 3-dimensional colour drawings that show how your bathroom will look. You can view the bathroom furniture colour, style and worktop appearance without having to visit a showroom and you can ask to see changes to the design free of charge.
This is also very handy if you want to look at different bath sizes and styles if you are uncertain … Continue Reading
During the past 6 years garage restoration has emerged as the largest growth market in home remodeling. Franchises have been built selling garage cabinets, organizing systems and epoxy coated decorative flooring.
The one area that has stifled growth of this market is the concrete flooring. Most garage floor concrete slabs are built on grade. The problem is that earth has a lot of moisture. When the earth gets saturated with moisture it pushes upward from pressure. The pressure can be so strong that moisture vapor will push upwards through concrete. This is called hydrostatic pressure.
If you ever put a rubber mat on a concrete floor and found moisture underneath, hydrostatic pressure is the cause. Moisture pressure underneath a garage floor concrete slab will push upwards through air holes, capillaries and cracks. Moisture will push to the surface and pushes salts in the concrete upwards as well. When the moisture and salts reach an epoxy coating it starts breaking down the chemical cross linking of the coating. This causes chipping and delaminates coatings. In some cases a coating will peel off the floor in sheets.
The theory to solve the problem is to etch the floor providing more surface area for the coating to stick to. Some products promote etching the floor with an acid solution. The problem is two-fold. First, acid particles can get into small pinholes in the concrete. Even when washing the surface it does not remove all the small acid particles. Secondly washing the acid off saturates the concrete with water. It can take weeks for the floor to fully dry even though it looks and feels dry. Later when you add the coating, the coating will reactivate the acid eventually causing chipping. Dirt, sand and tires will abrade the surface and you have an unsightly … Continue Reading