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Slate tile installation in bathrooom
Flooring and stairs

Slate Tile installation - video

...slate tile from Glendyne. Slate is a natural stone, so its surfaces have more character and inconsistencies in texture - and at times in thickness - than manufactured tiles. This can mean a bit more effort on the part of installers, but a more natural look with the finished product. Glendyne tiles are less porous than ...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...slate, a smooth glassy look and even something that looks a bit like normal shingles, so they have nailed the aesthetics for making them fit nicely into existing neighbourhoods. Unfortunately some options are best not used in Canada, the mock slate for example would probably hold snow that would otherwise slide off a g...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...Slate floors and counters: Slate bathroom counter and flooring © Ecohome Slate is a natural stone, extracted from what was the bottom of ancient oceans, and can commonly be found from Quebec to Newfoundland. Finished floors generally have widely varying colours and texture. See our Natural Slate tile installati...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...slate for bathroom floors and shower walls Lightweight synthetic gypsum drywall with high recycled content Mineral-wool insulation , including the insulation used under the slab LED lighting fixtures and bulbs Interior paints and floor adhesives with zero volatile organic compounds A DIY Green living roof U...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...slate counter beneath my laptop is more than ready for an additional coat of food-safe sealant! And secondly, today’s laminate surfaces are far more resistant to scratches and burns from contact with hot pans or purses with metal feet than older laminate counters. That said, take sensible precautions to make laminate...

Green Home Design - What makes a city livable
Choosing where to live

What makes a green home livable to you?

...slate opportunities for personalization of spaces. (One thing I think about a lot is the idea of ‘home as a gallery’ where people can display the things that are most important to them). Be creative and play with natural light – think about sunshine, daylight, warmth, fresh air, large windows, and rooms with a view. ...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...slate tiles and is supported on trusses with a 32’’ raised heal and 30’’ of loose fill cellulose. Next comes a 6 mil polyethylene barrier sealed with tapes, then 1.5’’ strapping to create a service cavity, followed by 1/2’’ of drywall. Dense packed cellulose insulation in the walls Heating and...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...slate bed pool table, ping pong table and foosball, Where's our invite? (For after "social distancing" of course) You should probably invest in the ultimate basement sump pump, monitoring & battery backup system Double sump pump and sump pump battery - belt and suspenders! How to size a sump pump batter...