The Tile Shop—as the name coyly suggests—specializes in tile for every imaginable surface and aesthetic style, making it easy for DIY handypeople to tackle small home projects, such as modernizing an avocado-green and penicillin-pink bathroom floor or re-grouting a small garden grotto. Underscore a kitchen with the appetizing orange of pirita siena ceramic tiles ($2.19 per square foot), then trim the counters in lizett beige ($3.99 each) for a complementary finish. Pick up a honeycomb pattern of hex matte black ($4.99 per square foot)—the quintessential backsplash for a gothy bumblebee—or add a touch of character to a small surface with a deep green verde butterfly mosaic ($11.99 per square foot). With its enormous selection of floor tiles, wall tiles, mosaics, and natural stone, the possibilities are as endless as a drive across Nebraska. The Tile Shop also has a plentiful selection of grout and tools for grouting it all together while grinning groutishly.
The botanical bond between the Mickman Brothers has sparked more than three decades of award-winning landscaping services and their unwavering commitment to eco-friendly harvesting practices. Comb through the aisles of Mickman Brothers' garden center to discover a colorful variety of 4-inch annuals ($4.79) and persistent perennials ($7.99), which grace the public with years of repeated appearances, like Kiss farewell tours. Assorted floral shrubbery, such as a rhododendron ($24.99), regally presides over mulched kingdoms to accent landscapes and decorate house façades. The vivid red petals and prodigious stamen of a tropical hibiscus ($14.99) form a horticultural satellite for insects to download up-to-date pollen reports and test emergency sprinkler alert systems. The Mickman Brothers' helpful blog for plant purchasers suffering from greenhouse quandaries works in concert with on-site employees to answer customer questions.
Common phrases, from “pounding the pavement” to “hitting the road,” point to how roughly humans treat their beloved, supportive asphalt. In response, the technicians at Suburban Sealcoat challenge this norm, administering services that protect and rehabilitate any sturdy, blackened surface. With a 6% SS-polymer-blend additive in their sealant, they safeguard pavement against dangers ranging from environmental wear and tear to cars with weak bladders. They also eradicate cracks with a hot-rubber filler heated to a sizzling 400 degrees. And when the techs aren't treating, cleaning, or patching up asphalt, they can be found re-striping parking lots, clearly delineating spaces to prevent cars from parking inside of each other.
The skilled staff at Color Works Finishing values communication and recognizes that home improvement is made easier through collaboration. Technicians talk to customers throughout the entire process, sharing their vision at an initial walk-through and providing a plan for completing the project. The painters then tailor their process to each surface, sanding woodwork before painting and making sure that murals of creepy ventriloquist dummies can never peek back through. To ensure that areas not designated for painting remain color-free, the staff uses drop cloths and painter's tape and removes the covers of electrical outlets.