October 23, 2012

Polished Concrete

Every once in a while, an article comes out that tells me exactly what I need to know about a system. This is one of those articles.

Polished Concrete Outshines Other Flooring Options - EBN: 15:2

It's what I would have told you myself, plus quite a bit I didn't know or hadn't thought about. Like the acoustical effects of polished concrete, and the relative costs. I suspect that I'll be coming back over and over again to refer to this one.


October 5, 2012

Ceiling Fans

We've come a long way from this motor.
I recently needed to help a client select a ceiling fan, and I wound up learning exciting new things about motors. (Yes, it's a motor pun. It probably won't be the last pun you'll find on this blog.)

In my occasional series about how stuff works, you'll find posts like this one. The goal is not just to satisfy idle curiosity: along with some nuts and bolts, these posts will focus on why you should care about how stuff works, what questions to ask, and how to find out more.