Tips For Installing Vinyl FlooringWritten by Lee Dobbins
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3) Measure twice, cut once. Measure room properly so that you get right amount of vinyl. Don’t forget to add in for any jogs in room. Make a template of exact floor using builders paper and transfer that template onto vinyl using washable pen. This way you can get a pretty close cut that you can just fit in.
4) Let your vinyl acclimate. Let your new flooring sit in room for 24 hours before you install it.
5) Follow Instructions. Follow manufacturers instructions for laying floor. Typically, you will apply adhesive to half and roll that out, then do other half. Use a roller to make sure it adheres well – roll from middle out to edges.
6) Refrain from walking on your new floor for 24 hours.
Lee Dobbins is contributing writer at http://www.flooring-info-online.com where you can find out more about how to choose flooring for your home.
Here There Be Dragons – The Symbolism Of Dragon Lore In Western HistoryWritten by Faith Harper
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The dragon also plays a vital role in Arthurian legend. While actual Arthurian dragon slaying tales are minimal, dragons are invoked for symbolic reasons in relation to key Arthurian figures. Arthur himself, along with his father Uther, was often referred to as “head dragon” (using more archaic term Pendragon). In this instance, dragons represent conflict, discord, and dissention. King Vortigen’s prophecy from Merlin uses symbology of dragons to announce his imminent fall from power. Merlin tells Vortigen that his tower rests on two warring dragons, creating an unstable foundation for his future leadership.
For Tristan and Lancelot, most famous dragon-slaying medieval Knights of Round Table, dragons represent an all-consuming passion that lead to their downfall. Tristan is thought to have slain a dragon shortly before meeting Isuelt, who heals him from wounds he obtained during battle. The love potion they drank together was listed as dragon blood in many accounts of famous story. Lancelot’s dragon slaying is done in order to save Elaine, whom Lancelot has a torrid affair with, thinking she is Guinevere. Again, many of accounts of this tale attribute Lancelot’s affair to mind-altering affects of a dragon-blood potion.
While dragons are often used to symbolize evil itself (or embodiment of evil in form of Devil), dragons also represented many of byproducts of evil, including rage, power, passion, and strife. Ironically, these powerful images are in direct contrast to role of dragon in Eastern mythology, where dragon invokes an almost Christ-like form as a benevolent creature that represents son of heaven.
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