Flooring

To showcase its durability, this subfloor went through the iron man of building products 

the 2018 the new american remodel home

Restored ironwork and a return to French doors in the façade keep the focus of The New American Home on the original home’s core as something that remained true to its period design while also transcending the traditional architecture of its old Orlando neighborhood. The side additions and connecting stone-and-brick terraces project a timeless estate feel that fits Florida, but would be equally at home in the Northeast or Midwest.

Carefully chosen and finely detailed products define the 2018 New American Remodel

Last year’s residential winner was New York-based Bromley Caldari Architects, which won for its use of Emilceramica tiles in a Fire Island guesthouse project called “Ocean View House.”

Want a few grand and a free trip to Italy?

Photo courtesy Jeffrey A. Davis, Davis Photograph

This inspiring modernization of an 80-year-old historical structure holds lessons any remodeler can put to work

Mapei ultraflex tile

A mortar that solved all the problems large-format tiles caused 

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.

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