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Fusion: You don’t have to be a scientist to appreciate this rock

Posted by admin on Aug 26, 2013 8:25:50 PM
If you took a poll of the first image people thought of when hearing the word “fusion”, you would probably get back a myriad of responses in return. Some may picture a car made by Ford, others that razor with the really cool commercials, and more still a defunct professional soccer team from Miami. Science fans and ComicCon goers will have their own associations as well, and though these may lead more into the realm of geekdom (and more than likely conjured up while playing WarCraft and eating M&Ms), they are still forms of fusion in their own right. Though all of these may be an accurate description of the word, the basic foundation of it is quite a bit simpler. At its core, fusion is classified as the artificial combination of two things which cannot be combined naturally on their own. Perhaps the best example of this is fusion cuisine, which takes elements of different culinary categories and combines them together to create something new, fresh and unique (not to mention delicious!). Fusion is alive and well in the world of contracting as well, and nobody has wielded its awesome power and potential more than the Shouldice Family.

In business for 65 strong years and counting, Shouldice Designer Stone has made numerous contributions to the home renovation industry. Purveyors of fine stone options for everything from landscaping to residential to commercial and beyond, Shouldice is well known in the market for both great customer interaction and product innovation. One of the first companies to produce synthetic stone in Canada, Shouldice took the creative skills to an entirely new level in 2005 with the invention of Fusion Stone, a do-it-yourself masonry option.

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Topics: great lakes stone, stone veneer panels, fake stone, Fusion, stack stone, popular, dry stack stone, thin stone, manufactured stone, stone selex, stacked stone veneer, stone, stone veneer siding, do it yourself masonry, faux stone, cultured stone, fusion stone, stone fireplace

For sure footing around your pool or patio surface, choose Rubaroc!

Posted by admin on Jun 26, 2013 11:24:51 AM

The invention of a substance called rubber brought about many changes in the day-to-day activities of modern man. No longer were shoes uncomfortable to walk in, steering wheels cold and unforgiving or tires chipping away in chunks of rock on the side of the road. Rubber also brought countless joys to children in the form of toys, balloons and squeaky oversized noses (all things parents wish had remained without invention, I’m sure). It was quite literally bouncing around everywhere! But there was one puzzle this magical substance could not solve, and that was being a meaningful contributor to outdoor living spaces. Until Rubaroc International arrived, that is.

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Topics: deck, safety surfacing, rubaroc, popular, rubber surfacing, safetydeck, surface, rubber, propath, rubabarc

Bison are not extinct. They’re made of wood and installed on rooftops!

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2013 12:14:45 AM
Oh, home on the range, where the deer, antelope and…bison plays? Or at least they did play there before early American settlers nearly wiped them out (freakin’ Americans). Thankfully they can now be found grazing and steadily multiplying in number at several natural parks and nature reserves across North America. Or if you’re in the market for a new patio system or backyard project, they also come in wooden tile form as well!

Since 1995, United Construction Products Inc. have been manufacturing and supplying Bison brand decking pedestals and wood decking tiles for commercial and residential customers alike…and seldom is heard a discouraging word. What are wooden tiles and pedestals, you may ask? Well essentially they are a false ceiling type of system, but developed for your deck or patio instead of being used overhead. Here’s how it works: say you are the proud owner of a rooftop patio or balcony and are looking to spice up your design or renovate it into something more fresh and natural. The first thing you would do is contact The Deck Store (goes without saying), but the second thing would be to purchase and install Bison deck supports. They come in a variety of styles and sizes, and are even designed to hold joists (if you so choose). They are adjustable in height, and can be used for a variety of decking applications, such as rooftops, plazas, concrete patios or in-water features. Featuring a patented screw-to-adjust system, these supports ensure level and smooth installation each and every time out.

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Topics: bison, popular, Roof Deck Tiles, Decks, Roof Deck Systems, Rooftop Decks, Modular Decks Tiles, Pedestal Pavers, Roof Top Decks, wood tiles

Is it real rock? Or is it NextStone?

Posted by admin on Jun 19, 2013 1:20:37 PM

When you say the word "rock" several things come to mind. You might picture anything from head banging and mosh pits, to frustrated cavemen trying to invent the wheel, or even mountains, cliffs and canyons. Depending on which group of thinkers you reside in, you may or may not be interested in the advances in modern geology. Climbing a peak of synthetic rock probably doesn't differ much from scaling the real thing (for example), and stone wheels will probably perform just about as well as their manufactured counterparts…poorly. But what if the rock you’re thinking of is not related to concerts or The Flintstones, but rather is intended to spice up your yard space and compliment your deck design? Well that, my friends, is where NextStone comes in.

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Topics: boulder creek stones, synthetic stone, NextStone, popular, simulated stone siding, faux panels, manufactured ledgestone, veneers artificial brick, residential rock paneling

Free E-Book: 5 Steps to Choosing the Right Deck Contractor

Posted by admin on Jun 6, 2013 12:18:07 PM

If you've ever gone through a renovation project on your home, you know it can be a tedious process. It's usually full of constant inconveniences, noise, and wind sprints down your street after the family dog (I have yet to find a contractor who knows how a gate works). And all that is after you've gone through the painstaking process of selecting the individual or company who was lucky enough to get your business! There has to be a better way...right?

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Topics: Deck Contractor, popular, Decks, The Deck Store Library, e-book, decking design, Services

Free eBook: 7 Ways New Materials & Technology are Changing Deck Designing

Posted by admin on May 13, 2013 2:53:06 PM

These days, shopping for decking materials is like trying to pick a unique grain of rice out of your bowl; they all look the same, feel the same, and generally all appear equal to each other. Though you may not be as picky when choosing a Chinese restaurants based on the uniformity of their rice dishes, you can ill afford to be as easy going about the material chosen to adjourn your deck. Let's face it, the investment is substantially more on your deck, and the longevity and satisfaction has to last you more than an hour. With that in mind, The Deck Store is proud to present you with an all-new e-Book "7 Ways New Materials & Technology are Changing Deck Designing" ebook. This publication aims to provide you enough valid information to make a more informative decision about your next decking project, while simultaneously bringing you up to speed on the advancements that have taken place in the industry in the last 15 years.

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Topics: New Products, popular, Deck Lighting, Decks, Awnings, Landscape, Roof, Hidden Fastening System, media, Adjustable Patio Covers, decking design, lighting, TimberTech, Pools

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