Author: ROXY

3 Benefits of a Sit to Standing Desk on Your Health

With desk jobs where you are sitting 8–10 hours a day, barely getting any movement in at all, hunched over a keyboard and staring into a screen, it comes as no surprise that people are developing all sorts of health issues. From weight gain and protruding potbellies to leg and joint pain, back problems from sitting too long and the general woes of a sedentary lifestyle, there are so many problems that arise from sitting around too long. Standing Desks—The Solution We Have All Been Seeking Most people can’t escape being at a desk at some point in their...

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Why Use A TileBacker Board?

Backer boards are a great substrate material for tile installation. They are hard, flat and buckle down well; this stability allows you to adhere tiles easily onto them using a thinset mortar, creating a level and consistent tile surface. What’s more is that tile backer boards made from Magnesium Oxide Oxysulphate (MOS) provide excellent dimensional stability, bending strength and moisture resistance, making them an excellent option for high moisture areas and underfloor heating systems—they don’t contract or expand when subject to temperature change. Installation Backer boards can be used for all kinds of tile jobs, including walls, counters, and floors. They are also used for thin exterior brick and stone. Companies sometimes manufacture backer board sheets with a smoother side for ceramic-tile mastic and the rougher side for thinset mortar. Let’s look at some benefits of using tile backer boards: Water proof Builders mostly install tile backer boards in wet areas; these include entry ways, laundry rooms, mudrooms, bathrooms and even kitchen backsplash. The moisture-resistant properties of backer boards prevents them from swelling or rotting over time, compared to traditional materials like fiber cement boards, plasterboards and plywood that can disintegrate or break when wet. Unlike substrates that are susceptible to mold, if moisture penetrates thorough the joints or cracks, backer boards developed with Sulfate MgO board technology—like the ones provided by MagMatrix—don’t pose these problems. Ideal for walls surrounding bathtubs...

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Old Home Plumbing Problems: Why My Kitchen Drain Keeps Clogging

Old homes may look enchanting and quaint, but they hide a dark secret: faulty plumbing. Because they’ve been around for so long, their water system can get compromised due to corroded pipes, tree root intrusions, as well as pipe leakages. Moreover, the fixtures are often outdated, requiring complete replacements. If you live in a delightfully dingy house, here are a few reasons why your kitchen drains keep clogging. 1. The Absence of a Vent Pipe Many properties that have been around for a long time lack vent pipes. However, vent pipes are crucial when it comes to preventing pipes from...

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How Has Summer Damaged Your Asphalt Roof?

We’re done with summer, and we’re even almost done with fall; so it’s time to welcome the freezing cold, snow, hot chocolate, and other gifts of winter. But winter also brings several house maintenance headaches with it that you need to look into before the snow begins. This includes making sure your roof can withstand it. Your roof provided you with shelter throughout the summer. And you need it to stay put during the winter. Understanding how your roofing system works, what kind of roofing materials it’s made of, and how the summer may have damaged it all highly...

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3 Tips to Organize the House Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and most people are busy preparing for the holiday. Some people are traveling to see loved ones or just making use of the break. Others are about to pull an extra shift at work and others still are preparing to host friends and family for the weekend—or perhaps just a dinner or two. No matter what your plans are, there’s no better time than a cozy holiday like this to tidy up your space. Enjoy the freedom and peace of mind that comes with a clean home as you carry on with your plans....

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