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Quick-Step featured on Operation Build’s ‘I’m Coming Home’ renovation

Muse_-7910_previewCalhoun, Ga.—Operation Build, A&E’s home improvement series, has selected Quick-Step flooring for its nationally televised “I’m Coming Home” show, which is dedicated to providing lifestyle solutions for military heroes and their families.

Quick-Step donated Eligna Heritage Oak laminate flooring, a weathered look with a natural authentic texture in an extra-long plank style, for the project. It was installed in the Concord, N.C. home of Susan and Mark McClamrock. Their 22-year-old son, Army Pfc. James F. McClamrock, was killed in action in Iraq in 2010.

“We are so grateful that we could help the McClamrocks and pay tribute to their brave son through our involvement with ‘I’m Coming Home,’” said Jason Sims, director of brand marketing, distribution. “Operation Build is about Americans helping Americans, and in this case, it is neighbors helping neighbors. Quick-Step flooring is made in North Carolina by American craftsmen.”

The makeover of the McClamrock home included several rooms and the relocation of their master bedroom downstairs to make it easier on Susan McClamrock, who has recently suffered some health issues.

Episode one of Operation Build’s “I’m Coming Home” featuring the McClamrock renovation aired on A&E Network on Nov. 4. It will air again on FYI Network at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 11. Episode two will air on A&E at 7:00 a.m. on Nov. 11 and on FYI at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 18.

MUSE Residential was the designer on the project, and Todd Monroe of JJ Haines and Travis Spicer of Integrity Flooring donated their time for installation.

For more information, visit quick-step.com.

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NAHB supports lead paint rule amendments

Responding to concerns from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and affiliated trade groups, Reps. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and a bipartisan list of original co-sponsors today introduced legislation to make much-needed improvements to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Repair, Renovation and Painting (LRRP) rule. Continue reading NAHB supports lead paint rule amendments

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EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) enforced this month

Washington—As of Oct. 1, the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) addressing the presence and removal of lead-based paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities reached its date of enforcement.

The EPA regulation requires a Certified Renovator (CR) and the incorporation of lead safe work practices in most pre-1978 residences and child-occupied properties beginning on or after April 22, 2010. Lead-based paint was banned in the U.S. in 1978. Continue reading EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) enforced this month