Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring Sale!

To celebreate the changing of the seasons and the merciful end of Oregon's relentlessly cold and wet weather, we're offering 10% off on all orders greater than $500.

The South Sister Volcano, viewed from Elk Lake

This offer only runs through May 6th, so take this opportunity to stock up on all of the surface protection you'll need for the peak building season ahead.

Interested? Questions? Call us at (541) 633-7793, email us at or visit our website

Monday, April 20, 2015

Learn About Protecting Your Home During A Remodel

Visit our Slideshare page to learn more about the necessary steps and precautions you should take when protecting your home during a remodel project. In our slidehsare presentation, we cover the need for adequate dust control, ventilation, floor protection, and and finish protection.

DoorGuard in use
Check our our other Slideshare presentations where you can learn about carpet protection and dust control/lead containment. Be sure to stay up to date as we will be regularly posting new files to Slideshare.

If you have any questions about carpet protection, dust control, or any other products we offer, call us at (541) 633-7793, email us at or visit our website

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Controlling Dust

In any remodel project, however simple it may be, dealing with dust is a necessity. Some dust will always tracked throughout a house, whether it be on shoes, tools, etc... Yet allowing too much dust to leave the work area can cause substantial damage to hardwood floors, can permeate HVAC systems, and can leave carpeting ruined. Failing to account for dust can lead to hours of extra work and can cause hundreds of dollars in replacement costs.

The ZipWall dust control barrier in use
Standing dust on a hardwood floor can lead to unsightly scratches and can dull or even damage a floor's finish. A damaged hardwood floor typically costs $2-3 per square foot to sand and refinish. Prevent this damage by controlling dust with a ZipWall system, and by protecting your floors with a  temporary floor protection solution.

As dust leaves a work site attention needs to be paid to protecting carpets, as well. A common way to protect carpet is to place kraft paper on top. However, paper is a bad solution because it is easily torn (which allows dust in) by nearly all construction equipment, and it does not provide a spill-resistant barrier. Carpet films present a far better solution, as the film resists tears and and prevents liquids from seeping into a carpet.

To learn any more about dust prevention, floor protection, or carpet films, please email us at, call us at (541) 633-7793, or visit our website

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Building Green; A New Standard

Two years ago a seemingly normal six-story building was completed in downtown Seattle. What's abnormal, however, is in that two year span that modern-looking building has produced 60% more energy than it has consumed. That remarkable achievement has garnered the Bullitt Center a Living Building Certification.

From the outside, nothing about the Bullitt Center looks revolutionary

The Living Building Challenge pushes builders and architects alike to create structures that actively aid in improving the environment. This is a far more difficult certification to achieve than the current LEED standards. As such, the Bullitt center is likely the most efficient building in the nation, likely consuming 50% less energy than the next leading building.

To learn more about the array of green surface protection products that we supply, visit the "Environmentally Friendly" page on our website.