Why Go The Hardwood Route?

first_img Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Subscribe Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff At Home Why Go The Hardwood Route? With all the flooring options available, it’s all a matter of preference which one to choose. Here we discuss the benefits of hardwood. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, July 5, 2013 | 11:46 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena If you were to choose between two, say, tables, which would you choose? The plastic one or the wooden one? If you’re like most Americans, you’d most likely choose the wooden table. There’s something about wood that exudes class and elegance.When it comes to flooring, you won’t be faced with a simple choice however, especially with all the types of floorings available today. But when it comes to hardwood flooring, one cannot ignore how beautiful and elegant it is compared to others.The one thing about hardwood flooring that causes most people to look towards other options though is the price. Despite being the most expensive among the most common flooring options, hardwood has its advantages and benefits that outweigh the initial premium of its price.The benefits and advantages? For one, hardwood lasts for decades. Other options may last for years, but would need eventual replacement, which means additional costs. But with hardwood, with just minimal maintenance, your initial investment can last a lifetime. That’s a one-time fee for forever flooring folks.Talking about minimal maintenance, hardwood flooring is also very easy to clean. Muddy shoes? One mopping and it’s all good.Another reason to go hardwood is that it is more hygienic. Other floorings may be dust magnets or use harmful chemicals that can affect kids, but with hardwood, you won’t have the same aromatic problems. And though you can say the same for stone and tile floors, there’s something about wood that makes a home feel warmer.Hardwood floors are also great insulators, staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In fact, just one inch of hardwood has the same insulation properties of 15 inches of concrete. Yay for nature!Aesthetic-wise, hardwood makes a home look classy and elegant, but more so than that, it is also highly customizable. You can create custom patterns using different types of wood, create massive works of art using wooden tiles, vary the tones and color for each room, etc.In short, hardwood floors need not be a single color or pattern and how it ends up looking like depends on your own creativity.In all, it all depends on what you personally prefer. Some like the coziness of carpets, while others enjoy the 60’s vibe of linoleum. Some may enjoy the cool stone tiles and its unique textures, while others think marble flooring is best. But despite your personal preferences, hardwood is always worth a look.Homeowners looking to hardwood-ify their homes, you can call Sav-On Carpet & Drapery Co. for a free estimate at (626) 795-8045.Though Sav-On is known for its carpets, company also specializes in hardwood floors. To find out more about Sav-On’s range of services as well as samples of hardwood floorings, visit http://floorsandshutters.com or you can drop by at 3740 E. Foothill Blvd. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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first_imgDutch divestment Greencore Group is to sell its Dutch-based convenience foods business, Greencore Continental, to Convenience Foods Europe. Greencore Continental supplies sandwiches, chilled pizzas and chilled sauces to customers based in Continental Europe. It had a turnover of E58.2m (£48.6m) for the year ended 25 September 2009.Grocery growth Latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel have signalled positive growth from UK multiples for the 12 weeks to 11 July 2010. Grocery market growth reached 4.4% the highest since February as World Cup promotions and warm weather boosted sales. The Co-operative saw the strongest rise in this period, with year-on-year growth of 19.3%, while Iceland grew by 11.4%.New M&S plantMarks & Spencer has opened a new 1.1 million sq ft distribution centre on ProLogis Park Bradford, just off the M606. It will serve all M&S stores with ambient food from next year.McVitie’s rewardsUnited Biscuits UK is to launch a rewards scheme across 360 million packs of McVitie’s biscuits from 16 August. McVitie’s VIP Club will offer consumers the chance to claim tea-break treats or build up a collection of points in order to claim larger rewards.Ingredients initiativeButter brand Lurpak is inviting bakers and retailers to promote their wares on a new website, aiming to help consumers source good food ingredients. The Good Food Finder will allow both consumers and bakery business owners to submit their own food finds into the database. To get listed, go to www.lurpak.co.uk/goodfoodfinderlast_img read more

Ottawa Senators’ strong finish to November shows team headed in right direction

first_imgOTTAWA — Despite closing out November with a 3-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday, the Ottawa Senators had a relatively successful month, especially after playing 16 games in a 28-day span.Sure, the Senators ended the month mired in a four-game losing skid; however, the team finished 8-8-0, earning victories in five of six outings before their recent slump. In a season where Ottawa fans are seeking a glimmer of hope, November provided relief for some.NHL POWER RANKINGS: Bruins, Capitals lead the way with Sabres, Habs slippingTeam GoaltendingThe Sens’ goaltending tandem of Anders Nilsson and Craig Anderson rank 20th league-wide with a 3.06 team goals against average, and they also ranked as high as 14th prior to their 7-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Friday.Despite the lopsided decision, the team is on pace to cut its goals against by 50 from the previous season — Ottawa’s 301 goals allowed, 3.65 GAA in 2018-19 were a league-worst.The club’s current combined .906 save percentage has the team slotted in a16th-place tie with the Vancouver Canucks. By contrast, the Senators finished with a .897 mark (27th) last season.Nilsson currently leads the tandem in net with a .917 save percentage. Ultimately though, after allowing seven goals on 35 shots Friday against Minnesota, the six-foot-six Swede slid from eighth to 15th among NHL netminders.ANDERS NILSSONThats it. That’s the tweet. Robbing guys left and right. pic.twitter.com/TQzdKbLLRd— Hailey Salvian (@hailey_salvian) November 8, 2019Sens fans were also bestowed with a glimpse of the future on the final night of November when 25-year-old netminder Marcus Hogberg was recalled from Ottawa’s AHL-affiliate Belleville and stopped 24 of 26 Flames’ shots on Saturday. He was filling in for Anderson who suffered what head coach D.J. Smith called a “minor tweak.”The veteran goaltender is traveling with the team in the midst of their five-game road trip and will likely return to action before returning home to face the Boston Bruins December 9.Penalty KillA saving grace for the Senators this season has been their shorthanded player. Assistant coach Jack Capuano has brought along his expertise to a penalty kill unit which ranks 18th in the NHL (82.5 percent). Prior to Saturday’s matchup with Calgary, the team actually ranked 13th on the PK, but the Flames managed one goal on three power-play attempts. Still, with five clubs within 1.5 percent of each other, rankings vary on a nightly basis.The Senators’ PK unit closed out November giving up three goals on 30 power-play opportunities, a 90 percent success rate.#44 puts the #Sens back in front on the PK.GOAL: Pageau (3) SHG(unassisted) pic.twitter.com/fUxyVGSb3z— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) October 24, 2019Connor Brown and Jean-Gabriel Pageau lead all Senators’ forwards in shorthanded ice time. Brown’s 3:01 average TOI on the kill unit ranks third among all NHL forwards, while his total of 81:18 tops all forwards. This serves as a sign, though, that the team needs to stay out of the box.Defenseman Ron Hainsey sits fourth in shorthanded ice time — logging a total of 92:24 — and is ninth among all d-men, averaging 3:25 minutes while shorthanded.Pageau, Pageau, PageauJean-Gabriel Pageau had a November to remember in the annals of Senators’ history. His 11 goals during the month equaled Bob Kudelski’s total in 1993. Only Marian Hossa (12 in 2002) and Daniel Alfredsson (13 in 2005) had better November goal-scoring numbers.Tied with Bruins’ Brad Marchand and Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, Pageau’s 11 goals put him behind only Marchand’s teammate David Pasternak (12) and Oilers’ Connor McDavid (13) for the lead in November.The 27-year old’s highlight came on Nov. 13 in New Jersey, when Pageau notched a hat trick in a 4-2 win over the Devils. Ottawa’s victory kickstarted the team to winning five of six games and came on the throes of an 8-2 loss in Carolina.MORE: Jean-Gabriel Pageau coming into his own as Sens seek turnaroundA pending unrestricted free agent, Pageau’s scoring exploits aren’t making Senators’ General Manager Pierre Dorion’s decision an easy one. Pageau has not only proven himself as a dependable centre but has a penchant for turning it up a notch come playoff time. The New York Rangers witnessed this firsthand in 2017 when the Ottawa resident posted a four-goal performance, including a double-overtime game winner.Teams are already taking note of the Senators’ alternate captain, and Dorion is likely in a position to acquire a high draft pick plus a prospect in a trade. However, Pageau’s leadership qualities and ability to fill a role on both sides of the puck is something a growing club requires. Right now, Dorion is in a no-win position. A deal may benefit the Senators long-term but may draw the ire of some of its fan base, by trading another fan favourite.As for Pageau himself, there’s no doubt he wants to remain with the club. Having spent the majority of his life in the city or on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, he said as much in a Sporting News Q&A prior to the season.“I’m an Ottawa Senator. This is where my career started. This is the team that showed confidence in me. I’m happy here. I love representing the Senators. Every time I wear the logo, I take pride,” told Sporting News in late August. “Ottawa is close to people I love, my wife, my family, my friends. I’ve got to meet so many people through the years. Like I said I’m happy here. My main focus isn’t about the contract. It’s really about the team – how we’re going to approach and start this year the right way.”last_img read more