Lumber Liquidators introduces Floor Finder app
Toano, Va-based Lumber Liquidators has unveiled its new Floor Finder app, available to iPhone and iPad users.
The app provides mobile access to every floor in Lumber Liquidators’ inventory and includes a feature called The Visualizer, which allows users to place a number of flooring choices in a photo of their own room. These photos can then be uploaded to social media platforms where friends can opine on the user’s flooring choices.
“We’re especially excited about The Visualizer feature in our new app,” said Tom Sullivan, founder of Lumber Liquidators. “Now customers can see how a floor will look in their home before laying a single board.”
Customers can also make purchases directly from the app or locate their local store. They can scan QR codes found in stores or catalogs to get more product information and exclusive deals. The app also features a calculator to help customers determine the amount of flooring needed for an upcoming project.
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Texas officials hold West Nile classes at Home Depot, Lowe’s
The City of Fort Worth, Texas, has announced that it will hold do-it-yourself help sessions for dealing with mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile virus at a number of Home Depot and Lowe’s locations.
Tarrant county residents can attend Saturday and Sunday classes at Lowe’s or Home Depot on Aug. 25 and 26. (The weekend seminars began in early August.) Classes will focus on mosquito eradication and methods for eliminating nesting areas in and around homes, apartments or condos.
While the most common advice is to drain standing water, there are some situations where this can’t be done. In these cases, public health officials recommend treating standing water with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti). Bti can be purchased at hardware stores or retail garden centers.
West Nile Virus is a disease that spreads from birds to humans through infected mosquitoes. Cases have been reported throughout the United States, with nearly half of them concentrated in Texas. Northern Texas has been particularly hard hit, and a number of cities have begun aerial spraying. The mayor of Dallas called a state of emergency on Aug. 15.
Construction begins on another Menards in Wyoming
The ground has been broken for a Menards store in Cheyenne, Wyo., according to an article in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle. The 202,948-sq-ft. megastore will become the Midwestern retailer’s second location in the state. Menards’ first store in Wyoming opened in Casper.
Menards is building the store on 24 acres it purchased from the city of Cheyenne for $5.35 million. The targeted opening date is in the spring.
The site can accommodate three more retail businesses or restaurants, the newspaper reported. Menards will pay for street extensions, a new pedestrian and bicycle underpass, a traffic signal, and a new parking lot near some city soccer fields.