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Published: Thursday, 8/31/2006

Upgrade the Interior of Your Home With Southern Pine

Which is more important to a homeowner: a bigger house, or higher quality products within that house? The answer might surprise you.

A recent survey completed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) showed a new trend: when asked to choose between a bigger house with fewer amenities or a smaller home with higher quality products, 63 percent of home owners polled opted for the latter.

So how can you upgrade your home without spending a fortune? Use Southern Pine.

Southern Pine Flooring

Which area of your home takes the most abuse from your family? Chances are it s the floor. Children, pets, high heels -- all of these create wear and tear on your floors. Be sure to choose a flooring material that is not only strong, but adds charm and beauty to any room in your home. Southern Pine flooring is beautiful, durable, and it will stand the test of time. Don t be fooled by other products; they may look like wood, but they re not. Southern Pine flooring offers affordable elegance, customizable charm and that something special -- the warm, golden look of real pine -- to set your home apart.

Southern Pine Paneling

Your walls and ceilings are a reflection of you. Are they painted? Wallpapered? A little of both? If you re looking for something different, something to add sparkle and flair to your walls, try Southern Pine paneling.

Bead board made from Southern Pine immediately transforms any wall or ceiling in your home. Painted a clean white and installed as a wall accent under a chair rail, it offers the look of yesteryear. Run the panels 3/4 of the way up the wall for a strikingly dramatic take on the chair rail. With today s new standard of nine-foot walls, this is sure to create a huge visual impact.

But don t forget your front porch: Southern Pine bead board panels on the ceiling of your front porch add warmth and a true touch of class. Paint the bead board ceiling a soft, robin s-egg blue and watch the light filter and change throughout the day.

Try Southern Pine pattern stock panels in any room in your home for a quick, affordable upgrade.

Maintaining Southern Pine

While no product on the market today is completely maintenance-free, Southern Pine is about as close as it gets. For Southern Pine floors, simple things like putting out mats at the doors, not dragging furniture across it, and using a nice wood floor cleaner will result in gorgeous floors for years to come. After painting or staining and sealing your wall and ceiling panels, you can pretty much forget about them and enjoy the look they bring to your home.

Southern Pine and the Environment

When you choose Southern Pine, you re making an environmentally friendly choice. Wood is the only renewable building material. It can be recycled and regenerated, unlike composite materials. More wood is grown each year than is used in building materials or lost to disease, insects or fire. Thriving forests are good for our health: trees consume carbon dioxide and release oxygen as they grow, making our air easier to breathe.



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