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  • Which hardware do you need when installing a sliding door?

    Thinking about installing a sliding door in your house? You are probably struggling with how to find the right hardware for it. Luckily, you can choose from several different types and categories of hardware. All you need to do described in our step-by-step guide below.

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    Step #1 Get informed

    There are a lot of different hardware options available, and it only depends on you which type of hardware you will purchase for your sliding door. If you want to get a customized option, you can choose individual components and arrange them into a kit. That way you will get exactly what you need, but it may end up a little too expensive (if you’re worried about the budget). On the flip side, you can purchase a hardware kit which contains the essential components (guides, screws, handles, pulls, etc.) you can install on your sliding door. The most popular kit is the flat track, but you can choose between several other styles as well. If you are working with heavy duty, you might want to use box rail kit which comes with it. For a touch of creativity and elegance, you can choose between architectural or industrial series kits.

    Step #2 Measure

    After you collect all the information about sliding door hardware, you might want to measure the opening height and width. That way you will get the precise data that will help you decide which hardware do you need for installing sliding door.

    Step #3 Select door material

    Door material can also affect the type of hardware you need when installing sliding door in your house. There are usually three types of material used with sliding door: glass, wood, and metal. If you’re thinking about a metal door, for example, you need a hardware that can handle the weight and the pressure. That means you will choose kits that are designed to handle the heavy duty. On the other hand, a regular wood door needs reliable hardware that can be made of stainless steel, which will give it a nice touch.

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    Step #4 Compare hardware

    Since there are different manufacturers and retailers of sliding door hardware, the smart thing to do before purchasing a hardware kit is a comparison. You can do that online (type “sliding door hardware” on Amazon page or directly on Google) or you can go to your local hardware shop and compare on spot. If you’re doing an online search, set up the criteria for comparison, such as price, material, durability, design, etc. and compare different kits based on that. Otherwise, going in a local hardware shop can give you an advantage of having a professional help on the spot. Just ask the shop clerk anything you need to know before you make your final decision.

    Step #5 Select the kit for you

    After you’ve gone through all the previous steps, you’re ready to select a hardware kit for your door. Just follow the guidelines and recommendations you got from professionals and you won’t end up short. Remember to choose a hardware that is reliable and durable first, and then look for different styles and design.

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  • Liquid Screed For Flooring Design and Style

    Choosing Liquid Screed – Design And Style

    Liquid screed floors are trending these days. People are more into giving a modern and chic look with these floors rather than going for the traditional wood flooring. They may be a little expensive but they are long lasting, and there is no fear of damaging them.

    Other than being trendy, there are other benefits of flowing screed. It is easy to pour and allows quick dry. There are many companies that are working as liquid screed suppliers in the market. Most of them are suppliers to the big fish in the market who are offering the services of installing liquid flow screeds. There are other suppliers who provide floor screeds to home and businesses. Watching out the changing trends, the suppliers keep all of their options open. This way, when the trend changes, later on, they will not have to face any problems.

    Before you chose to work with a certain supplier you need to look for a few things. Such as:

    Market reputation – you must move as around the market and do your researches before you hire a screed supplier. Customer reviews as important but so are the market reviews.

    Credit reputation – most of the suppliers, work on credit. You have to make sure that they have a good credit reputation, or your money can be stuck, and there would be nothing you can do about it.

    Customer support – a good supplier, has proper channels to communicate with its customers. It is a customer’s right to ask about his order and the time of delivery. The supplier who cannot give you the right information at the right time then there is no use working with him. You will risk your work and time.

    Keeping promises – a supplier needs to be responsible enough to keep his promises. If a supplier promises you to deliver on a certain date, then he should deliver it on the given date. If he is unable to keep his promise, then he surely is risking his reputation and customer trust.

    Reliable – people who are in supply business keep on changing their products as per the customer demands and changing trends. Try to work with a supplier who has been dealing with screed for a long time. It will ensure that he is going nowhere and you can always call him up for assistance.