Author Archives: Emily

NTE Podcast: Is it time to rethink ICF?

I’m a huge fan of ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) construction… have been for years. It [...]

NTE Podcast: March Musing‪s‬

It’s been few weeks since Jay and I sat down together to talk about what’s [...]

NTE Podcast: Healthy Materials and Sustainable Space‪s‬

Jay steps up to the plate this week to knock out a great interview with [...]

NTE Podcast: Wood Furniture Re-Finishin‪g‬

One of the hottest topics in our email and phone messages these days is the [...]

Primer FAQ

Do you really need to prime before painting? We get this question a lot! Do [...]

NTE Podcast: Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS) any help to us‪?‬

Oh boy, this is a hot, hot topic right now. People are stuck inside their [...]

NTE Podcast: Ozone Purification

Today we take some time to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of ozone generation for [...]

NTE Podcast: January Q&A

Well, its finally cold here in Wisconsin, so there’s no better time to stay inside [...]

NTE Podcast: New Year’s Resolutions

The holidays are over and the new year is upon us. Jay and I have [...]

NTE Podcast: The BEST of 2020

2020 was a challenge, of course. But here at NTE we were still able to [...]

NTE Podcast: December Mailbag

Jay and I take some excellent listener questions this week. Crawlspace moisture issues, tiling questions [...]

NTE Podcast: It’s time again to give thanks

Just can’t believe how fast Thanksgiving is upon us this year, but with how strange [...]

NTE Podcast: Natural vs Un-Natural

If I’m building a home, should I be choosing natural building materials or man-made, synthetic [...]

NTE Podcast: Calls From Our Listeners

Great to be back after a week of hiking the Appalachian Trial. So beautiful and [...]

NTE Podcast: October Odds & Ends

Jay and I talk about several topics today. Caulking & painting techniques, how-to and how [...]

NTE Podcast: Convincing the Skeptics

Jay and I hear the same thing every single week… “why does my contractor (or [...]

NTE Podcast: Beautiful Healthy Design with Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a world renowned interior designer, furniture expert, stylist, educator and a Lyme [...]

NTE Podcast: Sustainability Disruption with Eric Corey Freed

In the field of environmental architecture and design Eric Corey Freed is truly a one [...]

NTE Podcast: August Mailbag

Hey folks, thanks for tuning in today. Many emails coming to us in the last [...]

NTE Podcast: Flooring 201…DIY or Hire a Pro

If you’re remodeling your home, there are many different flooring materials you can use and [...]

NTE Podcast: Confessions of a Healthy Home Builder

Well, not really confessions, but its a deep look into the day to day dealings [...]

NTE Podcast: Midsummer Update

Short episode today.  Jay and I have both been so busy with projects that we [...]

NTE Podcast: Using Zeolites for Natural Odor Reduction

About 25 years ago, I was introduced to a natural mineral product called Deodoroc. This [...]

NTE Podcast: Healthy Home Hacks v2.0

Its been about 6 months since I promised we’d do another episode  about healthy home [...]

Featured: Cali Bamboo Vinyl PRO Mutestep

Cali Bamboo’s Vinyl PRO Mutestep is 100% waterproof, making it easy to clean and perfect [...]

NTE Podcast: Whole House Air Purification Methods

Air purification is always a hot topic with our clients and even more so these [...]

Featured: Earth Weave Catskill

One of the softest, classiest, organic wool carpets is included in our free shipping sale! [...]

NTE Podcast: Summer Mailbag

Its been about two months since Jay and I dipped into the mailbag, so let’s [...]

NTE Podcast: Concrete and Stone Sealers

Sealers, waterproofers, water repellants…so many terms, so many different products! What are they and why [...]


Memorial Day Sale: Free shipping on qualifying flooring orders!

FREE SHIPPING ALERT! Memorial Day sale… ALL Flooring & Carpeting! Shop all styles and brands [...]

NTE Podcast: Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons

You’ve all heard me say that no project ever goes perfectly smooth. Mother Nature can [...]

NTE Podcast: Our Own Personal Influencers

Last week, Jay and I talked about some of the more common myths and misconceptions [...]

NTE Podcast: Eco-myths and Internet Mis-information

I know I’ve harped on the topic of internet research before, but this episode takes [...]

NTE Podcast: Protecting our Homes From Above and Below

Roofing and waterproofing.  A couple things that Jay and I get asked about regularly, but [...]

NTE Podcast: Healthy Construction During COVID-19

While the nation is on lockdown, work still needs to be done. Today we speak [...]

NTE Podcast: Protecting the Human Immune System w/ Dr Lisa Nagy

** ATTENTION ** This is the most important podcast we’ve ever done! While the world [...]

NTE Podcast: Strengthening our Home’s Immune System

We’re obviously in the midst of a world wide health crises and I know dozens [...]

NTE Podcast: Takin’ it One Day at a Time

Hello my friends. Just a quick update to let you all know that the work [...]

A message to our clients

Hello to my clients and friends. It goes without saying that we are all concerned [...]

NTE Podcast: Specific Subjects of Worry

So often we have clients that are stuck spinning their wheels because of the fear [...]

NTE Podcast: Another Dip Into The Mailbag

So many awesome questions being sent into the show these days, so Jay and Andy [...]

NTE Podcast: Countertop Options

Countertop options. Granite or quartz? Laminate or Solid surface? Choosing the best material for your [...]

NTE Podcast: Bathroom Projects

It’s that time of year. We’re getting antsy. We want to take on a project [...]

NTE Podcast: The Hidden Menace

NTE Podcast: The Hidden Menace. Inside of every home, there are obvious dangers and toxins that [...]

NTE Podcast: Buying an Older Home

Well folks, I’ll warn you that this episode contains some extremely horrible audio. Between my [...]

NTE Podcast: Electrify Everything

Excellent discussion today with Matt Grocoff, an American environmentalist and sustainability advocate, writer, speaker and [...]

NTE Podcast: Welcome to 2020

Oh its so nice to be back! Well, Im back anyways. Jay is still on [...]

NTE Podcast: Goodbye 2019

We’re saying goodbye to 2019 and we just cannot begin to express our gratitude for [...]

NTE Podcast: Great Time To Give Our Thanks

The year is winding down and the holidays are upon us.  Today. Jay and I [...]

NTE Podcast: Navigating Winter Projects

We know how temperatures and humidity can affect the home and home projects during the [...]

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