Installing a Pre-hung Interior Door

Need help with installing a pre-hung interior door? Pre-hung doors are doors that come directly from our Door Shop and are positioned in the door frame. These doors are much easier when it comes to installing, as they are already on hinges and ready to pop right into your rough opening. At Builders Surplus, we …

Understanding Hardwood Flooring Grades

When you are picking out your hardwood flooring, you will notice it comes in different grades. Included here is a brief guide of understanding hardwood flooring grades. These grades are given to each floor to distinguish what bundle of hardwood flooring is better than another. In addition, grades are based on the different characteristics and …

Moulding Profile Guide

Crown, casing and baseboard mouldings can add a very simple, yet impactful touch to any room in the house. Whether you are renovating, or simply redecorating, mouldings go a long way into the style you are looking to achieve. Not sure what to use in your renovation or redecorating project? Your moulding profile guide will give …

Basic Color Concepts

Color choices. We talk about complementary or contrasting shades in interior design all the time. While color is all around us, what do you know about basic color concepts?   Basic Color Concepts: The Color Wheel It’s one of the first things learned in the field of visual arts. The color wheel is a chart …

Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring: What is the Best Option?

Laminate and vinyl appear similar. They are priced almost the same to each other. Regarding installation, both are quite easy to install for the casual Sunday warrior. But that’s about all you’re going to find in terms of similarities between laminate vs. vinyl flooring. Laminate flooring is made up of high density fiberboard, which comes …

New Construction Windows vs. Replacement Windows

Remodeling? Starting from scratch? Or looking for a replacement? Here’s a quick guide into new construction windows vs. replacement windows and which options might best suit your situation. When shopping for new windows, there are a couple of options: new construction and/or replacement windows. It’s important to understand the difference between the two before making …

Quick Fixes: Update, Modernize, Declutter

You’d love to remodel a little before the holidays, but need to keep an eye on your wallet. Here are a few budget friendly quick fixes which will allow you to update your home in time for entertaining family and friends.   4 Quick Fixes: Update, Modernize, Declutter Decorative Moulding Quite simply, it’s one of …

5 Trends Still Going Strong in 2017

So, what were some of the home design trends making headlines early in 2017? And which ones are still going strong at year’s end? Here are 5 trends still in the news.   5 Trends … Still Hot! White kitchens. From pure to snowy to ivory cabinets, white in the kitchen is still one of …

Max Shares 5 Reasons: Shop, Save, Smile

Here’s 5 reasons to shop, save, smile at Builders Surplus. Budgets can be a main concern for today’s homeowners. As a result, Max T. Value sharpens his pencil, looks for the best deals, and keeps the prices low for our customers. Max is always searching for a great selection of first quality building materials. And he loves when he …

Top 4 Choices for Interior Door Styles

If you’re remodeling the inside of your home, is there a specific style door you’d like to incorporate? Wood, wood with glass, molded, and bi-folds are the top 4 choices for interior door styles. When it comes to choosing a door, what would work best in your home?   WOOD Mostly found in pine or …