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Weekly Roundup

by Kuhrich on Monday, October 7, 2013

So it’s been a very long time since our last weekly roundup, but we’re going to jump right back in like we haven’t missed a beat. Today we’ve got some great design advice, industry news and a new product recommendation. Here goes!

First, let’s talk about design. I know the Fall is a favorite decorating season for many people (By people I mean women). I came across a great post on Houzz.com that gives some great advice on materials, colors, textures and methods for fall decorating. If you’re in need of some new design ideas, give this post a read.

Let’s move on to some industry news. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the general consensus among industry analysts is that the trajectory for the housing industry recovery is going to continue on an upward trend. Certain states and regions throughout the country might enjoy a more robust recovery period than others, but this is good news across the board nonetheless. Check out this article for more info.

Last, but not least, I came across a new product that seems to have some promise. We install hardwood floors in almost every home that we build. Even in new homes, our installers often have to do some sanding and leveling of the subfloor prior to installing the hardwood. This is usually a result of expansion and contraction of the building components that have been exposed to extreme conditions outside. Weyerhaeuser (I don’t know how to pronounce it either) has recently started selling a product called Hardwood Edge. This subfloor sheathing was specifically designed for installation beneath hardwood flooring. It was created to provide total stability and evenness underneath a flooring type that is definitely not forgiving to imperfections. Weyerhaeuser even made a video to demonstrate the strengths and innovation of this product, if you want to check it out.

 

 

 

 

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com