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What is auxiliary heating?

Auxiliary heating refers to a secondary heating source for various heat pumps or machines that are used during winter time. Under normal conditions, heat pumps will run using standard power. When the temperature level detects that more heat is necessary to fill up a certain room or space, the auxiliary heating mechanism will be automatically [...]

What is Felt?

Felt refers to a fabric that is not woven but made from natural fibers, soap and water. It takes a lot of work to create Felt because the fabric is dense and is made from lasting interlocking fibers. Each kind of wool comes with its own distinct features and is a reflection of the environment [...]

What is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring refers to a hybrid type of flooring that appears like stone or hardwood. It is not necessarily engineering or vinyl tiling though it is very similar to all those. People prefer laminate flooring for its simple installation processes. One can fix even hundreds of square feet within a weekend. Laminate flooring is also [...]

What is Decoupage?

Decoupage refers to the craft of decorating wooden furniture and other household objects with the use of cut-out pictures. This form of art started during the 18th century with the aim of imitating the attractive hand-painted lacquer products that were imported from Asia. It is fairly easy to decoupage an item and achieve an elegant [...]

What is Ikea?

Ikea is a firm registered in Sweden, which sells ready to assemble furniture, homewares and appliances. At present, Ikea is the largest furniture retailer in the world. Ikea stands for Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd. The first two letters I and K stand for Ingvar Kamprad, the founder’s name while letters E and A stand for [...]

What is a jelly roll pan?

Jelly roll pans are baking pans that have 1-inch high sides. They differ from the standard baking pan or sheet because of the raised sides. The side of the jelly roll pan is typically 1 inch deep which is very practical in various baking and cooking needs. Some generic cooking or baking pans are referred [...]

What is a duvet cover?

Duvets are flat bags that are typically stuffed with down type of feathers, wool, and or other natural stuffing materials. These bags are covered by so-called duvet covers making them ideal for beddings.  Some people refer to duvets or duvet covers as comforters.  The main difference is that comforters are mainly padded sheets that are [...]

What is bonded leather?

Bonded leather refers to a type of leather that is made be reconstituting scrap leather pieces and mixing them with bonding agents and materials. Similar to paper production, making bond leather involves using pulp from shredded pieces of scrap leather. This pulp will then be mixed with other bonding agents and put into layers or [...]

What is Birchbox?

Birchbox is the leading name in the discovery commerce industry. It offers monthly subscription services to its female customers from across the globe. The company behind Birchbox holds its headquarters in New York, USA but also caters to customers in UK and France among others. Birchbox offers its customers various samples of the latest branded [...]

What is zoning?

Zoning is practice for urban or city planning wherein several areas of land are divided, segregated, or classified according to its permitted use.  The basic concept of zoning regulates the type of structures, buildings, or activities that can be done in a particular area or piece of land.  Cities and municipalities across the globe for [...]

What is TJX?

TJX is one of the biggest names in the global retail industry.  TJX is officially known as The TJX Companies, Inc and is based in Massachusetts in the USA.  This company is known for its off-price department store concept.  Most people can buy a variety of clothing and apparel at TJX stores across the globe. [...]

What is DTM paint?

What is DTM paint? DTM or “Direct to Metal” paint is a good choice of paint for various un-primed metal surfaces.  Whether the metal surface is for the interior or exterior, DTM paints are recommended for people who want to “do it themselves”.  Since DTM paints do not need a primer on the metal surface, [...]

What are BTU’s in Air-conditioners?

What are BTU’s in Air-conditioners? BTU stands for British Thermal Unit and this pertains to the measurement of heat or thermal energy. In its basic sense, it takes one BTU to heat one pound of water to an extra Fahrenheit degree. So for example, 10 ounces of water registers a 29 degree Fahrenheit, one BTU [...]

What is Made of Iron?

What is Made of Iron? Made of Iron is a heavy metal band from Germany. It was formed in 1999 and initially started playing cover songs from the iconic heavy metal band “Iron Maiden”. Obviously, band members were great fans of Iron Maiden and enjoyed playing songs of their music idol and main influence. Current [...]