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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Jim Vonch, a sales rep at Schilling Design Center and Lumber Yard in Mokena, says exotic walnut is one of the hottest selling products in the hardwood flooring market right now.
If you’re a do-it-yourselfer and plan on installing a hardwood floor in your home this winter, Jim Vonch has a couple of tips for you to keep in mind. Vonch is flooring sales rep at Schilling Design Center and Lumber Yard in Mokena. He speaks from experience. He has worked in the flooring industry for 17 years. 1. Before you start, he insists you acclimate hardwood-flooring products in your home. “Acclimating is very important for the product,” Vonch said. “What that means is you have to take the product into the home and I usually open up the ends of the boxes. You want to get that in there—I like to do a minimum of three days. “Get that in the home. The wood has to get used to your environment. It climate-izes to your environment. Wood …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Local expert Jim Vonch of Schilling Lumber suggests you dig in to questions about your own lifestyle before you dig into a home improvement flooring project.
Wood or laminate? It’s not Shakespeare—but that is the question many homeowners ask before tackling an indoor home improvement flooring project. Jim Vonch, a flooring sales rep with Schilling Design Center and Lumber in Mokena, likes to ask customers a few questions before he comes up with his answer. What area of the home are you interested in doing? What kind of lifestyle do you lead? Do you have pets? Kids? After Vonch gathers this bit of personal information, then he offers his advice and often makes his recommendations. He starts with this: There are pros and cons to both wood and laminate flooring products. Hardwood products will scratch and show dents. Most stained wood floors will undergo a change in color over time, albeit even a …