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2011-11-02 07:00:00

Texas-based GLASS RECYCLED has donated kitchen and bathroom countertop materials to the University of Texas-Tyler TxAire project. GLASS RECYCLED is one of a number of environmentally-friendly materials and building practices that will be compared and monitored against traditional building options as part of the Texas Allergy, Indoor Environment and Energy Instituteâs (TxAire) - initiative. Plano, Texas (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 Texas-based GLASS RECYCLED has donated kitchen and...

2011-10-27 07:00:00

GLASS RECYCLED - a Texas-based company that is saving the environment, â˜one kitchen at a timeâ by using discarded glass to make stunning kitchen countertops and flooring has - created a eco-friendly remodeling checklist. Plano, TX (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 GLASS RECYCLED - a Texas-based company that is saving the environment, â˜one kitchen at a timeâ by using discarded glass to make stunning kitchen countertops and...

2011-07-18 07:45:00

NAZARETH, Pa., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kitchen Magic, the Northeast's largest kitchen cabinet refacing and remodeling company announces the addition of CAMBRIA quartz countertop surfaces to its repertoire of countertop products. "CAMBRIA clicked for us from the beginning," said Kitchen Magic President, Brett Bacho. "Both Kitchen Magic and CAMBRIA are family owned businesses, both American manufacturers and both stand behind our products with Lifetime Warranties, so we are very...

2011-07-16 00:00:35

IMS, a pioneer and leader in natural stone refinishing and concrete cleaning, polishing and restoration, has released an educational video series for building engineers/managers and other professionals, to answer common questions"¦ (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 IMS, Inc. the pioneers in concrete and natural stone restoration, have launched an innovative new video series for professionals and consumers alike. Featuring state-of-the-art high definition images and crystal clear sound...

2011-07-06 09:41:00

CLEVELAND, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to home improvements, a kitchen makeover is usually at the top of the list. But replacing old, dull and outdated countertops doesn't have to be expensive and time consuming. In fact, with a little imagination, not a lot of money and a weekend to spare, people can change and update the entire look of their kitchen with painted countertops. Michaela Harbert, founder of Countertop Transfauxmations®, created an easy,...

2011-07-03 00:01:48

The advanced new SenGuardâ“ž¢ Permanent Marble & Granite Sealer from Countertop Specialty, publisher of leading marble and granite consumer resource website CountertopSpecialty.com, was chosen for a new episode of DIY Network's popular home remodeling show Sweat Equity. The SenGuardâ“ž¢ Sealer represents a major technological breakthrough and is becoming a favorite among homeowners and professional contractors like Sweat Equity...

2011-01-13 06:50:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the finished results are stunning, small kitchen remodeling can come with a big price tag. However, this should not turn people away from renovating this key part of the home because the benefits outweigh the costs. Here are six ways to remodel a kitchen on a budget. 1. One of the most dramatic ways to update this room is to add new cabinets. However, if a homeowner has been blessed with solid wood boxes, frames and doors, they should...

2010-12-21 14:23:18

Researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) have analysed levels of radon, a natural radioactive gas, in 58 secondary schools in Galicia. The results show that 34% of these schools exceed the limit of 400 Bequerels/m3 recommended by the European Union. Excessive inhalation of radon is associated with lung cancer. "Out of all the secondary schools where samples were taken, 34% had radon levels in excess of 400 Bequerels/m3 in some of their classrooms or offices", Juan...

2010-11-01 10:57:00

DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Daltile has relaunched its ONE(TM) Quartz line of quartz slabs and tiles with the introduction of 24 new colors and two new collections. The new Micro Flecks collection features a fine grain detail, while the Geo Flecks collection reflects the look of natural granite and limestone graining. "This re-launch of Daltile's ONE Quartz surfaces brings together the beauty of natural quartz and modern technology, paired with more...


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2005-05-25 18:45:14

Rhyolite is an igneous, volcanic (extrusive) rock, of felsic composition, with aphanitic to porphyritic texture. Mineral assembly is usually quartz, alkali feldspar and plagioclase (in a ratio > 1:2). Biotite and pyroxene are common accessory minerals. Rhyolite can be considered as the extrusive equivalent to the plutonic granite rock. Due to their high content of silica, rhyolite form highly viscous lavas. They can also occur as breccias or in volcanic necks and dikes. Like obsidian,...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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