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Plaskoff Construction

Matt Plaskoff, president and founder of Plaskoff Construction, identifies the products his firm uses for building homes.


By Matt Plaskoff, President and Founder, Tarzana, Calif. With Contributions from Plaskoff Construction Senior Estimator Clint Whitman and Architect John Himes April 30, 2006
This article first appeared in the CB May 2006 issue of Custom Builder.

Jiffy Seal Waterproofing Membranes

 

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Jiffy Seal waterproofing membranes from Protecto Wrap are designed for use on concrete, masonry, metal and wooden structures as protection against water, salts and certain acids and alkalis. Application areas include foundation walls, split slabs, tunnels, plaza decks, parking decks, balconies, spandrels, earth shelters, bridge decks, shower pans, mechanical rooms and beneath stucco.

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IN MY OWN WORDS

"Over the years, this product saved our company thousands of times its cost in damage from water. It will continue to serve our clients — and our peace of mind — on rainy summer nights as the winds come blasting in from the ocean."

Isokern Magnum Series Fireplace Systems

www.isokern.net

 
The Magnum Series from Isokern Fireplaces and Chimney Systems offers a taller, straight-back interior design that meets the need for a larger, traditional-looking fireplace without sacrificing usability. Available in three different firebox sizes — 36-inch, 42-inch and 48-inch — the Magnum can be custom-finished to suit designer or homeowner specifications.

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IN MY OWN WORDS

"Isokern fireplace and chimney systems, although slightly more expensive than standard zero-clearance prefabricated fireplaces, are less costly than traditional masonry models. At the same time, they offer the same appearance and flexibility of size and shape as a masonry fireplace. The interiors look and feel just like a true masonry firebox, and they come in herringbone and running bond patterns."

CaesarStone Quartz Surface Countertops

www.caesarstoneus.com

Made of 93 percent natural quartz and backed by a 10-year warranty, CaesarStone Quartz Surface countertops offer form and function. With stain-, crack-, scratch-, chemical-, and heat-resistant properties, CaesarStone Quartz Surface is useful for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, flooring, tabletops and wall paneling.

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IN MY OWN WORDS

"CaesarStone quartz surface countertops are a natural alternative to both traditional stone and resin-based materials. CaesarStone offers a greater control over color consistency, a typical challenge with natural materials, while maintaining the appearance and feel of stone. It also provides a durable surface that is easy to care for and can be cut into much thinner sections, offering greater design flexibility."

Teragren Bamboo Flooring
 

www.teragren.com

When home builders purchase Teragren's bamboo flooring, they are also buying the following features of the Teragren product line:

  • Availability in various lengths
  • Usability for wide plank and floating applications
  • Included bamboo accessories and stair parts and coordinating bamboo panels and bamboo veneer to complement the flooring products

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IN MY OWN WORDS

"Teragren bamboo flooring is harder and more dimensionally stable than most wood flooring. It comes pre-finished and installs quickly. Not only can you experience a beautiful, easy-to-install product, but bamboo is also an easily renewable resource."

Eco-Tek and Eco-Cem Flooring

www.modernarcinc.com

 
Modern Arc carries Peel Eco Materia, a line of eco-friendly, design surface materials. Eco-Cem sustainable slabs and tiles comprise compound silicon-calcium cement strengthened with cellulose fibers (20 percent wood pulp). Eco-Tek sustainable slab and tile agglomerates are made of natural stone aggregate materials with a cement binder.

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IN MY OWN WORDS

"Eco-Tek and Eco-Cem are eco-friendly floor coverings made from silicone cement, recycled stone, glass and cellulose fibers. They come in clean contemporary finishes in the form of tiles or slabs as large as 4 feet by 8 feet and as thin as a ¼ inch. Both are green alternative products that look great."

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