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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

Moving companies gear up for peak season

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Moving companies gear up for peak season By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Local News Facebookcenter_img Brothers Moving and Storage employees pack up the contents of a house in preparation for moving. Crissy Hillis packs up framed art work for the move. Demand for professional movers spikes during the summer months and local companies say manpower may be unavailable for those that wait too long to hire help. The moving industry picks up significantly more business between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Amy Martin, an office assistant at Brothers Moving & Storage in Odessa, said the busy moving season reaches its peak in June and July with many preferring to hold off moving until the end of the school year. She said relocation to a new home or school district is often a smoother transition for families when it occurs during the summer break. Martin said residents should book and secure moving assistance as soon as they find out their closing date on a home or are nearing the end of their apartment lease because available appointment spots fill up fast. The company’s owner, Paul Woodruff, said two to three weeks is not that far out in advance to hire professional movers and advised those relocating to at least aim to book a move a month, if not several months, out. “Don’t wait until the week of or two days before,” Woodruff said. “You will be without moving assistance.” Texas registered as U-Haul’s No. 1 growth state in America for the third consecutive year, a 2018 U-Haul migration trends report stated. U-Haul growth state data is calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state during a calendar year, and the information collected compiles more than two million one-way U-Haul truck sharing transactions, their website states. Woodruff said the demand for movers can be hard to meet with oil production in the Permian Basin at a high. He said companies like his are affected by not only by the influx of people moving to Midland-Odessa, but also the labor pool from which he is able to employ eligible workers for labor services. Less than a dozen movers work for Brothers Moving & Storage and they complete about two to five moves a day for both household and business moves. With summer ramping up, Woodruff said the company must walk a fine line of finding additional labor while still being critical of providing a standard of quality service. He said people moving should also be patient with movers who might need additional breaks as temperatures rise in order to stay hydrated and safe during work. TAGS  Twitter Previous articleFator on stage at Wagner NoëlNext articleRichard Milburn Acadmy logo RGB.jpg Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Karen Lynn McKinley, 67

first_imgKaren L. (Hurst) McKinley, died on April 24, 2019, at her home, surrounded by family and friends, at the age of 67. Born March 9, 1952, in Greensburg, Indiana, daughter of Don E. and Wilna K. Hurst, she graduated from Greencastle High School in 1970. She went on to graduate from Ball State University in 1974, with bachelor’s degrees in both Journalism and English.Karen’s career began as the first female criminal police reporter for the Anderson Daily Bulletin. Soon after, she moved back home to Greensburg to own and operate Dorothy’s Colorama. Her passion for journalism lead her back to the field, as she soon became a reporter and photographer for the Greensburg Daily News, achieving the rank of Managing Editor in 1983. She left the newspaper industry for public service, working at River Valley Resources for over 30 years before retiring in June 2018 to spend more time with her family, in particular her five grandchildren.During her career, Karen raised two fine sons, Justin and Joshua. Karen’s indefatigable work ethic throughout her life not only provided for her family, but also served as a benchmark for her sons, and will continue to build a legacy for many generations to follow.Karen was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greensburg. She was active in Big Brothers / Big Sisters (now Champions of Youth), where she served as Vice President.She is survived by her mother Wilna (Konzelman) Hurst of Bloomington, Indiana; sons Justin (Rhiannon) McKinley of Camby, Indiana, and Joshua (Amber) McKinley of Greensburg, Indiana; brother Dave (Francie) Hurst of Bloomington, Indiana, and sister Luann (Chuck) Evens of Fortville, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her father, Don Hurst.Funeral mass will be held at noon on Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Greensburg, Indiana, with Fr. John Meyer officiating. A luncheon will follow mass for family and friends to gather and share memories.Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church building fund, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Champions of Youth (formerly Big Brothers / Big Sisters) in Greensburg, Indiana, and Animal Welfare Institute (awionline.org).Karen’s attitude and relentless drive will be missed in the town of Greensburg, in her workplace, and amongst her friends and family.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more