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10 June 2020

New Isokern Linear Fireplace Featured on DIY Network’s ‘I Want That’

The DIY Network will feature an array of highly anticipated home and bath products in the latest premiere of its hit show, ‘I Want That.’ Recorded at the 2020 Builders, Kitchen and Bath Show in Las Vegas, spotlights will include exclusive looks at trending products like the all New Maximus Linear Isokern® Fireplace.

The Maximus Linear Isokern Fireplace is a gas burning fireplace with a sleek, modern design and made from pure Icelandic pumice. Viewers can learn about how Isokern® sources this volcanic pumice and more when tuning in to the episode premiering Friday, June 12 at 1pm (ET) on the DIY Network, and Tuesday, June 16 at 8am (ET) on HGTV.

Check your cable listings for the DIY/HGTV network channel number in your area. For more information on how you can incorporate this new linear series into a project or new home build, call 1.800.642.2920.

 

11 March 2020

Increasing Your Home Value With an Iso-Outdoor Kitchen System

Being a homeowner these days seems to come with more cost than it does reward. Like driving a car off the lot, you never know when the market will leave you upside down on your investment.

But what if you could guarantee your home would turn a profit years from now, with one easy project? Well finally, here is some good news: maximizing your home’s value can easily be achieved by adding an outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor living areas perform as an extension of your home. More square footage = more value added, meaning more money back in your pocket. You’ll also find that it can improve other areas of your home. Tired backyard in need of revival? An outdoor kitchen could bring out its fullest potential. What once was a patch of grass and stand-alone grill is now an outdoor oasis with countless amenities at your fingertips. This article even declares that outdoor kitchens will give you a luxury experience.

There are a lot of ways to complete a project like this, but going with a big box store definitely isn’t a recommended option! They often source cheap materials that can break down in extreme weather conditions, leaving you without an outdoor kitchen in as little as 5 years from now! Instead, try looking for a local company that manufactures and installs their own product. A company that checks both of these boxes is Earthcore Industries, who just launched an all-new Iso-outdoor Modular Kitchen System.

Earthcore has been making modular products out of pure volcanic pumice for over 30 years. Pumice is a natural insulator, proving to be highly durable and weather-resistant, guaranteeing a long-lasting result. Using this as a building material ensures a great return on investment. They also offer you a full range of layout options, finishes, and upgrades all-in-one comprehensive package. And better yet, financing is available for as low as 99$/month!

But the best part? The value of having an outdoor living space in your home is only increasing. According to this article, some homeowners saw a 55% return on investment, while others have reported a 100% and even 200% as a possibility.

Between the increased time spent with family and friends and the return on investment seen when selling your home, there is really no way you could go wrong with an outdoor kitchen addition. Making your home into a money maker has never been so easy.

For more information on the Iso-outdoor program, visit www.iso-outdoor.co or call 1-833-476-5376.

 

Finished Iso-outdoor Kitchen

23 January 2020

The Best Way to Modernize Homes in 2020

Isokern Fireplaces creates New Linear Series that Exceeds Modern Standards

Isokern Maximus Linear Series

2019 was often remarked as a definitive year to observe popular home buying, styling and selling trends. And while there is still a lot to unpack, we know one thing is for sure: Times are still changing, and so is the housing market. And according to an article from Realtor.com, millennials will be the ones doing the driving.

The article states, “The largest cohort of millennials will turn 30 in 2020—historically, that’s when people tend to think of buying their first home … By the middle of the year this generation will account for more than 50% of mortgages taken out in the country. That’s more than all other generations, combined.”

This all begs the question, what home features will encourage a millennial to take the house-buying plunge? Well, an article from Business Insider states that, “Millennials typically have an affinity for a minimalist lifestyle and aren’t interested in the outdated interior design that often characterizes baby boomers’ homes.”

To put it plainly, they want modern.

“There are plenty of ways to modernize a home, but one of the best and most overlooked ways is with a fireplace,” states CEO of Isokern Fireplaces, Carl Spadaro. Millennial buyers are often skeptical about fireplaces and their ability to add value to a home because they seem high maintenance or dangerous. But fireplaces can check all the boxes for young home buyers by being modern, sustainable and easy to maintain.

One of the ways Isokern Fireplaces is accomplishing this as a company is by creating new fireplaces, like the all-new Maximus Linear Series. It’s a gas burning fireplace with a sleek, modern design and no shortage of customization potential. It comes in an open front or glass front firebox and can be finished with colored firebrick, colored glass media and optional log sets. And the best part? They’re all made from sustainable, Icelandic pumice which is a natural insulator and an environmentally friendly material.

For more information on how you can incorporate this new linear series into a project or new home build, visit Earthcore.co.

8 October 2019

Stonecore Featured on Horizon Stone’s Distributor Spotlight

Our Partners at Stonecore were featured this week on Horizon Stone’s blog, ‘On the Horizon.’ We’re so stoked for this feature! Thank you Horizon Stone for the spotlight and great job to the team at Stonecore for all of your hard work!

Read the feature here.

3 September 2019

How to Prep your Fireplace for a Hurricane

With Hurricane Dorian approaching the Florida coast (right by our Earthcore headquarters, no less!) we figured now would be a good time to share how we batten down our fireplaces for tropical storms!

Here’s a few tips to help secure your hearth, and home, against mother nature…

  1. Check your firebox for any cracks or gaps.

    Make sure to assess the state of your firebox for any signs of wear. Cracks and gaps could lead to major damage in multiple areas of your home – especially if flooding occurs. If possible, mend any obvious problems before the storm arrives!

  2. Check your chimney for any pre-hurricane problems or structural issues.

    An unstable chimney could seriously compromise your home’s ability to withstand major storms like hurricanes, considering their high force winds and heavy rainfall. That’s why it’s best to inspect your chimney for structural issues and try to remedy any problems as soon as possible. Likewise, exposed metal chimney is vulnerable to rust, and concrete, stone or brick can crack. Take all of these factors into consideration while evaluating how your chimney could withstand the approaching storm.

  3. Make sure your fireplace dampers are closed.

    Unless you want a waterpark in your living room, make sure all dampers are CLOSED! Most fireplaces have a throat damper, just above the firebox. Some also have a top mount damper at the top opening of the chimney flue. Whatever your setup make sure they are secure and sealed tight!

  4. Invest in a secure chimney cap!

    Chimney caps provide a “roof” over the hole at the top of your chimney flue. They keep most rain out and are an added defense in hurricanes. But keep in mind that your cap could be compromised by heavy winds if not secured tightly. So check that it’s secure before the storm!

  5. Use hurricane straps on your chimney for added support.

    If you’re anticipating extreme wind speeds and feel it necessary to keep your chimney from potentially collapsing or damaging other parts of your home, use hurricane straps. An article from hurricanepreparednesstips.com says it best here:

    “Chimneys along the sides of a home should be firmly attached with hurricane straps to the roof where they meet to avoid it detaching and toppling over. Straps can also help connect chimneys atop the roof, if you attach them to the roof frame from inside. Place them at every corner and on the studs. If there isn’t framing available to attach the straps, the best thing to do is add more.”

  6. Stay safe!

    Last but not least, stay safe! Know where the safest spots in your home are and if you have to evacuate, don’t hesitate! Gather belongings and take your designated evacuation route.

     

We hope everyone stays safe in the storm, and our thoughts and prayers go to citizens of the Abaco Islands and the Bahamas.

19 August 2019

Isokern Proud Sponsor of Mutual Materials Annual Golf Tournament

Isokern Proud Sponsors of Mutual Materials Annual Golf Tournament

Olympia, WA – August 19, 2019 — Isokern Fireplaces and Chimneys was a proud sponsor of the 2019 Mutual Materials Annual Golf Tournament. Mutual Materials held the Golf Tournament on Saturday August 19th, at the Olypmia Country & Golf Club in Olympia, WA. During this time Isokern took the time to network with their partners in the Northwest that are apart of their dealer network of over 600 across North America.

The Olympia Country & Golf Club is nestled in the tall firs, overlooking Budd Inlet, sits one of the hidden gems of northwest golf. Sprawling over 6200 yards through tree lined fairways, these championship holes have played host to Olympia families for generations. Known for its tight fairways and lighting fast greens, Olympia Country and Golf is a test for the most accomplished of golfers, but with four sets of tees, it allows golfers of all abilities to have an enjoyable round of golf.

 

22 July 2019

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®: See earthcore Introduce Their Custom Luxury Fireplaces

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®: See earthcore Introduce Their Custom Luxury Fireplaces

Los Angeles, CA – July 23, 2019 — Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is pleased to announce an exclusive interview with earthcore CEO Carl Spadaro to discuss their custom indoor and outdoor fireplaces.

earthcore is a company that designs custom luxury fireplaces. After 70 years of unparalleled performance in the construction industry, earthcore’s Isokern line has become the most trusted modular system in the world. Extracted from Iceland’s Mt. Hekla volcano, Isokern brand products have been made from the cleanest, purest pumice for more than 80 years. earthcore’s Isokern fireplaces are deliberately designed to highlight a home’s aesthetics, accentuate its architecture and give it that often rare refined ambiance. Since 1989, earthcore has proudly provided exceptional products combined with unmatched customer service from their 10 solution centers and dedicated network of more than 400 dealers.

Spadaro says that earthcore has one simple — but very important — goal. He explains, “For going on thirty years, our mission is to make fire better. How do we do that? By using a unique material building our fireplaces, but our mission is to provide a safe, efficient, affordable product for the consumer, architects and building professionals.”

For more information about earthcore’s custom luxury fireplaces, visit earthcore.co and tune in to Fox Business Network as sponsored content on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 5:30pm EST and Bloomberg International on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:30pm GMT and Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 10:30am D.F. and 3:00pm HKT.

About Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is a weekly half-hour show featuring global executives sharing their business insights and framing the opportunities shaping their industries. Hosted by a business mogul, Kathy Ireland interviews some of the brightest minds in business today. The show broadcasts on Fox Business Network as part of their sponsored content line up and globally on Bloomberg International. Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® extends beyond the weekly on-air program with digital content delivered on various video platforms and across social media.

Visit www.tvwwb.com for detailed airing schedules or check local listings.

 

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