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  1. Vinyl Floor/Stair Cap Trim Adhesive

    Vinyl Floor/Stair Cap Trim Adhesive

    Frequently we are asked what is the best adhesive to use for trim. More specifically what is the best adhesive to use for stair caps and flush-stair noses used in vinyl floors. We generally recommend a pressure sensitive adhesive product from PPG. The brand name is called Liquid Nails. More information can be found at the web site at

    Basic Concepts:

    Pressure sensitive adhesive is an glue compound require pressure to initiate bonding between the adhesive and the substrate, whereas other adhesives require heat, water or a solvent. Factors that influence bonding include surface energy, preparation smoothness and temperature.

    Shear strength refers to an item’s ability to withstand tangential force.

    Flexibility refers to an item’s ability to show

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  2. Reviews Bounty Reward Program

    Reviews Bounty Reward Program

    We now offer a Bounty for reviews. In the basic sense, a Bounty is a payout for services rendered. It could be bringing a fugitive to justice in the wild west of the eighteenth century to the discovery of a software exploit in the 21st century. For us, the bounty is about incentivizing quality reviews for real money.

    By definition, the bounty money is always given after the completed action. We have two tier program. The first tier is giving you a Starbucks gift card for a short review right after the review. It is not a Bounty. To get a bounty, you have to agree to it before the transaction. We will give out bounties of various amounts as part of the quotation process payable after the review process is complete.

    Our Bounties may be substantial. $100- $200 in value. If we had not offered a bounty before we quoted your project for quotation, the bounty will not be offered. This is important. We will always offer the bounty with the quote. This will be

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  3. What is Quality?

    Ask this question to ten people you will get 10 different answers. The problem with defining quality is related to personal view point of cost versus quality. The person answering always wants to define the requirements in a way a product marketer would. This is not necessary. Quality is conformance to requirements. It is as simple as those three words.

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  4. FSC Is Part of the Solution

    FSC Is Part of the Solution

    This post is a quick background on the Forest Stewardship Council, the FSC. The are an important part of the supply chain for wood and paper products in the consumer market.

    You will find that many products in our catalog are FSC certified. FSC stands for The Forest Stewardship Council. The web page for the FSC is FSC Certifications works outside of state regulations, and is an example of a non-state market driven environmental governance. This means that it uses the market place to drive the sustainable management of forests. The FSC Label is an example of the use of public purchasing power to create shifts in industry and regulate the negative environmental impacts of deforestation. When you purchase products that have the FSC label you are contributing to the solution of deforestation.

    Mission and Vision

    Protecting forests for future generations. The Forest Stewardship Council represents a global shift from government to governance and its creation is a primary example of the use of market and economic factors to create movement on a global environmental issue. The evolving historical context in which the FSC was formed is theorized to reflect a much broader skepticism towards state power and as a consequence a shift away from traditional state-centric forms of regulation. That said, although the FSC transcends national boundaries, the state continues to play a part in the regulatory landscape of the domestic forest and as such the FSC must develop appropriate domestic governance to reflect this.

    Useful Links

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  5. Doors Now at Our Store

    We are pleased to tell you that has recently added entrance doors as a purchase option. This is an area in which our staff has a great deal of experience as we have been selling doors in our parallel retail operations for almost fourteen years. Initially we are offering some of our mahogany entrance door units with various options in style. These are ready-to-stain, of excellent quality with warranty, and an excellent value. These are in-stock and can be shipped to anywhere in the continental US within a few days. Custom made doors and special order sizes are available as well. Should you have a style of door in mind, chances are we can provide it to you at a competitive price, just send us a picture and specifications and our staff will get going.

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  6. Bamboo Factory

    If you ever wondered how bamboo floors are manufactured, here is a video for you. I found this YouTube video while researching information for the Forest Stewardship Council article posted last week. This fun video was uploaded in 2009 and has a good number of views. It includes the manufacturing process of bamboo flooring from start to finish at a factory in Vietnam.

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  7. Cabinet Mounting Tips

    We offer a variety of decorative hardware products to meet your needs. If you are looking for a complete set of new hardware or a single piece, we can help.   Please feel free to look through our collection of hardware. We have 2 high-level categories to start with; Kitchen Decorative Hardware and Bath Hardware. Below is a list/map of the hardware.

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  8. New Flooring FAQ

    We have taken many of the questions we get daily and rolled them into a FAQ page

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  9. Sales Help

    In an effort to get our customers the highest quality top brands in flooring and home improvement products for the absolute lowest and best prices, we kindly request that you call our 888-735-6679 number, log in to chat, or email us at, to talk with one of Rocky's sales associates, who will gladly assist you in this process. The prices that we have listed on the Internet may not be as low as we can go.So we really encourage you to call and discuss this.<span>&nbsp; </span>As a matter of fact, you are guaranteed to get a lower price on many of our products if you call or chat with us. In keeping with our mission statement, we do make an honest bargain and we love to talk!

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  10. Best Kept Secret:

    Google Sketchup

    In April  2006, Google announced Google SketchUp, a freely-downloadable version of Professional Licensed which debuted in August 2000 as a general purpose 3D content creation tool, with the tagline "3D for Everyone" and envisioning a software program "that would allow design professionals to draw the way they want by emulating the feel and freedom of working with pen and paper in a simple and elegant interface, that would be fun to use and easy to learn, and that would be used by designers to play with their designs in a way that is not possible with traditional design software. It also has user friendly buttons to make it easier to use.

    This tool can help you draw out your remoldeling project with great detail.  This exercise is helpful in

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  11. Site Launch

    Welcome to Products Direct.  This new site is a manifestation of what we have been doing in the non-internet version for many years, that is, to provide Quality Home Improvement Products at Affordable Prices!


    This is simple economics; buy low, sell at a discount to pass on savings to you the customer.   Our history is all hands-on.   Starting an online Web site is an extension of this expertise and experience.  The film strip images s

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