The Nuts and Bolts: March 19, 2014

Conklin Bros Announces the Launch Informative and Educational Flooring Guide

Conklin Bros, a company that offers high quality flooring, recently announced the launch of their new Conklin Bros Flooring Guide. The educational and helpful guide will feature a series of articles that will offer tips on floor covering, carpet, and more. Over time, the guide will be expanded to include videos made by employees of Conklin Bros, as well as hosting live Google hangouts.

The first article in the newly-released guide features invaluable advice on a topic that can be confusing and even overwhelming at times for many people: how to choose the best type of carpet. As the guide notes, the knowledgeable experts at Conklin Bros understand that a lot of people do not know how to select the correct kind of carpet for their home or office. In addition to causing the home or business owners to feel stressed, it can also lead to them making the wrong decision, and spending their hard-earned money on carpet that won't really work for their needs.

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Energize Connecticut Advises Home Owners to Assess and Properly Insulate Their Homes

An infographic showing insulation needs of a home.

As the winter weather begins to fade and the spring weather moves in, it is the perfect time for homeowners to assess any damage caused by ice dams and properly insulate their homes. Assessing the damage and correcting the insulation will prepare home owners for the cooling season as well as next winter.

One of the biggest obstacles facing many Connecticut residents is improving the energy efficiency of their homes, and improving the insulation is a great way to begin. Sealing and insulating is one of the most cost-effective ways to make a home more comfortable and energy efficient. And with spring's not too hot, not too cold temperatures, this is the best time to get up into the attic to begin.

Information on energy-saving programs can be found at

Blueair Showcases How “Seeing Is Believing” at 2014 International Home + Housewares Show

The Blueair Sense was released nationally to consumers at last June's Dwell on Design Conference in Los Angeles and will be on display at the IHHS – WHERE? with national consumer availability for the first time.

The high-tech consumer air cleaning system was developed in conjunction with Sweden's world-famous Claesson Koivisto Rune architecture and design studio. Built with environmentally friendly materials and proven to purify indoor air of allergens, viruses, and other airborne pollutants, the tastefully designed Sense offers motion sensor controls, high-efficiency electronics, and whisper silent operation for the most discerning consumers. Blueair's line of high-end purifiers removes 99.97% of particles in the air fast and efficiently. Lowering the concentration of airborne pollutants has been shown to reduce headaches, colds, cough, allergies, and other common ailments.

Attendees at the show can visit the Blueair booth in the "wired + well expo" to see how air purifiers actually work to rid the air of pollutants through its revolutionary “Smoke Box.” The Blueair team will be holding live demonstrations for those stopping by the booth.

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Design Inspired, Outdoor Living Trends Take Full Advantage of Low Maintenance AZEK Building Products

As spring approaches and homeowners begin to plan vacations and leisure getaways, now more than ever, outdoor living spaces are becoming a focal point of warm weather entertainment. With nearly 85% of all single family homes having an outdoor living area, it's easy to see why dreams of outdoor barbeques and relaxing summer nights take over.

According to the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects, one of the hottest Outdoor Design Trends is having a Deck, Patio or Terrace. For deck projects specifically, building with a durable, low maintenance material makes a great investment because enjoying the outdoors can be relaxing and luxurious given the right deck materials, designs and amenities.

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