Flooring

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

TrimJoist

Open-web floor trusses are great for routing utilities, but having to custom order them can hold up a framing schedule. Enter TrimJoist. 

The Kasai collection from Italian company Ceramiche Refin is inspired by yakisugi, the ancient Japanese method of charring wood siding to add to its durability and beauty. 

Am I recommending you get on a plane and fly to Italy to look at tile? Yes. 

Italian tile products-Cersaie 2017-Cooperativa Ceramica D'Imola-Tube collection

Italian tile, high on style: Cooperativa Ceramica D'Imola's Tube collection was just one example of handsome large-format tile offerings at this year's Cersaie.

Check out the latest looks and trending textures in Italian tile 

A woodhaven 8715v deluxe stair gauge

A stair gauge that belongs in every framing carpenter's toolbox

Huber AdvanTech closeup

Photo: courtesy Huber Engineered Woods

An adhesive that ensures quieter subfloors, resulting in happier clients

Raising a sunken living-room floor

Photos: courtesy Antonio Aguirre

The once-popular sunken living room gets a modern makeover to one floor level

New state-of-the-art manufacturing and printing techniques have resulted in much more intriguing and versatile tiles.

Created with both 3D digital print techniques and roller applications to achieve the look of ancient terra cotta, Villa Medici is a surface that pairs well with old-world inspired interiors.

Inspired by the emerging trends driving today’s residential and commercial designs, Ascend is a collection of natural stone tiles that includes two marbles and two limestones. 

This glass mosaic was designed to bring the contemporary, weathered feel of sea glass to backsplashes, tub, and shower surrounds.

The CushionStep vinyl sheet flooring features a thicker, more plush construction designed for everyday durability and added comfort.

This high-pressure laminate (HPL) surface by Formica comes in a granite pattern featuring gold tones with iron veining that can complement a variety of cabinetry from light maple to dark cherry. 

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