Garage Sale – Building Materials – Sale

Garage Sale
Excess Building Materials Blowout!!
Address: 2600 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Saturday: 8am – 3pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Tile – Cork – Flooring – Windows – Cabinets Countertops – More!

Do you have a small project and need a little bit of something? Help this beautiful material avoid the landfill and help us clean out our extra materials!
No reasonable offer will be refused.
Credit Cards Accepted.

Flooring Care & Maintenance Part 2

Natural Marmoleum is one of the greenest floors on the market. It’s bio-based, highly durable, non-toxic, anti-microbial and easy to maintain. Marmoleum is made from natural ingredients including linseed oil, wood flour, rosins, and jute fibers. It has antibacterial properties that fight common allergens found in most living spaces. Studies have shown that harmful micro-organisms cannot live or breed on Marmoleum flooring.

 

Initial Care:
  1. Sweep, dust, or vacuum the floor.
  2. Damp mop the floor with Marmoleum Floor Cleaner at the correct dilution. Do NOT flood the floor. Marmoleum is made from natural raw materials and harsh alkalis or cleaners with high pH such as Ammonia should be avoided.
  3. Rinse the floor with a clean mop.
  4. Allow to dry.

 

Regular Care:

Sweep, dust mop, damp mop, or vacuum as needed. For ingrained dirt, a scrubbing sponge (non-abrasive) or nylon brush is ideal.

Spots and Spills: The vast majority of spills,including pet accidents, can be cleaned off your Marmoleum floor.

  1. Act quickly.
  2. Scrape or blot as much as possible.
  3. Mop with diluted Marmoleum Cleaner.
  4. Damp mop with clean water.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 if necessary.

If the stain persists, as it may with glue, varnish, paint, ink, tar, cosmetics, show polish, some wines, coffee and some other substances, the solution is to remove the surface finish and the stain with it. Apply undiluted Marmoleum cleaner to the affected area and leave in contact with the floor for 2-3 minutes. Rub the stained area with a nylon kitchen pad then rinse with clean water. Repeat if necessary. Once dry, apply a small amount of finish.

 

Restorative Care:

In case of accidental damage to the Topshield top layer, excessive wear or desire for additional gloss, the following steps can be taken:

  1. Sweep, dust mop, or vacuum the floor.
  2. Scrub floor using undiluted Marmoleum floor cleaner.
  3. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if necessary.
  5. Apply 2 thin coats of Marmoleum Floor Finish. Use a clean lint-free cloth, or better still, a well squeezed out fresh mop head and apply the finish evenly, working backwards. Make sure you do not apply finish to wall base, carpets, furniture, etc. ALLOW THE FINISH TO DRY BETWEEN COATS (usually 30-40 minutes). If you prefer a higher gloss level, apply a third thin coat. Never apply more than 3 coats of finish in a 24 hour period.

 

How Often to Clean the Floor:

This will depend on variables such as the type of use it gets and whether dirt has been trafficked in from outside. Sweeping, dust mopping, or vacuuming is likely to be the most frequent procedure. If the floor is muddy it can be cleaned with a damp mop, making sure the dirt is rinsed out of the mop and not spread back on the floor. If the soiling is tenacious, use Marmoleum Concentrated Floor Cleaner as previously instructed in restorative care. After several such applications, you may wish to apply one or more additional thin coats of Marmoleum Floor Finish to restore the gloss level. Do not over apply finish over areas which are not walked on (such as wall base) as this just causes unnecessary build-up of polish. The need to apply finish may vary dramatically from perhaps every couple of months to annually, depending on the degree of usage or other circumstances.

 

Ambering:

Marmoleum is made from natural materials and many of its most desirable performance attributes (durability, anti-microbial properties) are the result of the continued oxidation of the linseed oil over its life. During the manufacturing process this oxidation may result in a yellowish cast, known as ambering, on the product when it is initially taken out of its packaging. This visual discoloration is only TEMPORARY. When exposed to light, the ambering disappears. The process may take only a few hours in bright sunlight but longer with artificial light. Applying a finish over the ambering makes NO difference-it will still disappear with exposure to sunlight.

Celebrate Your “Independents” Month

MetroIBA is an alliance of over 200 independent businesses owners devoted to preserving the locally owned, independent businesses that help the Twin Cities maintain its unique community character and economic strength.

A kick-off event for the 2012 “Celebrate Your Independents” campaign.

During the month of July, “Celebrate Your Independents” will offer shoppers exclusive deals through buylocaltwincities.com as well as a chance for two people to win $1000 in gift cards from the participating MetroIBA member businesses, such as Bibelot Shops, Black Dog Café, Electric Fetus, First Tech, Ingebretsen’s, Linden Hills Co-op, Midwest Mountaineering, Peapods, Wet Paint, and Castle Building & Remodeling.

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Media: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Members and Public 5:30 pm – 7:30 p.m.

Firsttech
2640 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-374-8000

Check it out at www.buylocaltwincities.org

Castle Building & Remodeling Named 2012 Market Leader

Castle Building & Remodeling is proud to announce that it has been named a Market Leader for 2012 by Professional Remodeler. The award is given to a few select regional firms in the largest remodeling markets in the country each year. Castle increased revenue in 2011 and is currently seeing growth in 2012.

The Market Leaders of 2012 have been ranked according to ability to defeat the economic downturn. Every market leader, including Castle Building & Remodeling, has shown a steady increase in business the past few years.  Castle’s guaranteed professional service delivers a value to clients that has allowed Castle to grow while other remodelers are shrinking.  Castle’s unique design selection studios have made the selection process in remodeling easy and allow selections to be made locally for everything from a flooring or handyman project all the way up to a whole house remodeling project.

With so many great remodeling companies in the nation, it is great honor to be recognized as a Market Leader for 2012.