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  • The Alluring Art of Embroidery

    Photography Courtesy of Shutterstock Embroidery is the art of using needle and thread, yarn, or fine wire to decorate a material. A practice that is as far reaching as it is old, embroidery methods have been found on every continent but Antartica and the craft continues to be practiced by…

  • An Overview of Acoustical Plaster

    Photography Courtesy of Fellert Although plaster has been used since the ancient world, acoustical plaster has been gaining momentum in the industry over the last couple of decades due to its sound absorption properties and seamless appearance. Acoustical plaster has an array of inherent advantages that include flexibility, ease of…

  • Between the Tiles: Comparing Cement Grout and Epoxy Grout

    Photography Courtesy of Emser  TileExplore Materials and Sample Grout plays a fundamental role in tile installations. Though it often goes unnoticed, grout is hard at work between the tiles, bonding them together, strengthening their surface, and fighting off water damage and stains, while imparting a finished look for floors, walls,…

  • Painting Possibilities: Oil-Based and Water-Based Paints

    Depending on the desired aesthetic, a coat of paint possesses the power to inject character and color into any interior, calling for a careful consideration of the correct coating. After pinpointing a precise color, it is important to understand which type of paint will have the most potential to meet…

  • Tile Tales: An Exploration of Porcelain Versus Ceramic

    Photography Courtesy of Design and Direct Source Explore Materials and Sample When choosing the type of tile that works best for your space, it pays to do your homework. Porcelain and ceramic are commonly considered to be one in the same. Both are made of clay baked in a kiln…

  • Vinyl Wallcoverings: The Differences Between Type I, Type II, and Type III

    Photography Courtesy of Koroseal Interior ProductsExplore Materials and Sample When it comes to ornamenting the walls of an interior space, there is no shortage of options out there today. But few products offer more durability and ease of cleaning than commercial grade vinyl wallcoverings, which are produced for use across…