• A Quick Look at Hardwood Floors with Contrasting Borders

    Adding a contrasting border to hardwood flooring will create a unique look while helping to break up your space. The contrasting border will highlight the center area and is the perfect finishing touch for a formal room or even an entryway. With the right equipment rentals, you can easily install hardwood floor with a contrasting border yourself. Here is a quick overview of the process.  

    Gather the Materials 

    Before you begin, make sure you have all of the necessary materials to complete the job. This includes all of the necessary tools and equipment rentals. For wood for the flooring, you will need one dominant color of wood to use in the center section of the floor, plus different wood for accent strips, the border itself, and the perimeter. Some people choose to add tiles to the corners of the perimeter for an additional layer of color and texture. If you choose to use tiles, you will need those as well.  

    Map Out the Design 

    Before you start actually installing the hardwood floor, you will need to decide what kind of design you want to have. It helps to use a large piece of paper for the center of the floor and then experiment with strips of wood you plan to use for the other parts of the flooring to get the exact look you want. After you know what kind of design you want, cut your pieces of wood accordingly using a table saw.  

    Build Out Your Flooring 

    To install the flooring, start in the center and work outward until all of the pieces are in place. You will need floor adhesive and finishing nails to keep the boards in place. After you have installed the floor, don’t put any furniture on top of it for 24 hours. You can walk on the floor, but try to keep the foot traffic to a minimum for the first day.  

    Design your own hardwood floors with contrasting borders with equipment rentals from A Tool Shed. We also offer a huge selection of used equipment for sale in San Jose for low prices. Learn more about our rentals and equipment sales by calling (800) 286-6574.

  • Reasons to Rent an Ozone Generator

    If you’re concerned about the air quality in your home, then you may wish to consider renting an ozone generator. As the name suggests, these generators produce ozone, which is the central element of the ozone layer that protects the planet. Although experts disagree over the effectiveness of ozone generators, many people find them to be effective tools for dealing with odors and pollutants in interior air. 

    Most people who rent ozone generators do so to deal with odors. They are effective at getting rid of odors from smoke, tobacco, skunks, and other contaminants, even if the odors have permeated carpet, furniture and other fabrics. Ozone generators can also help to neutralize contaminants in the air. Keep in mind that ozone generators cause respiratory problems for some people, so limit your generator usage to as short a period as possible. 

    Rent ozone generators, dehumidifiers, and fans from A Tool Shed when you need to treat your indoor air. Reserve your tool rentals in San Jose today by calling (800) 286-6574.

  • How to Make a Chalkboard Organizer

    A chalkboard organizer is a stylish way to keep your family’s schedules on track and share other important household news. Although these organizers are expensive to buy, you can make your own easily with the right tools.  

    Watch this video for simple instructions on how to make a chalkboard organizer. With rental equipment, you don’t have to buy the tools you need, which will help to make the project even more affordable.  

    At A Tool Shed, we have all of the tool rentals and new and used equipment you need for projects of all sizes. To learn more about tools for rent in San Jose, please call (800) 286-6574.

  • Surprising Things You Can Do with an Air Compressor

    Air compressors are usually used for just a few purposes, such as pumping air into tires and powering tools that rely on pressurized air. However, you may be surprised at just how many things you can do with an air compressor, when you start thinking outside the box. If an air compressor isn’t on your tool rental reservation list now, these surprising ideas for using this common piece of equipment may change your mind.  

    Clean Up Yard Waste 

    After you use a weed whacker, mow the lawn, or do some landscaping, you’re likely to have piles of weeds and clippings that need to be cleaned up. Instead of trying to rake up your yard waste or otherwise manually get it out of your landscaping, give the area a few quick blasts with the air compressor. Simply keep the pressure set to 30 psi or less, and you can clean up your yard in an instant. This trick will work in other spaces as well, such as inside a garage that needs to be blown out.  

    Get Your Charcoal Grill Going 

    Charcoal grills give foods a distinct flavor, but they can be frustrating because of the amount of time it can take to get the coals hot and the fire going. An air compressor can change that. Turn the air pressure down and point the pressurized air at the base of your starter flame to get ready to grill in minutes.  

    Try Some Holiday Decorating 

    Nothing says the holidays like snow, but that kind of winter weather is not the norm for everyone. You can get into the spirit for a holiday party or a neighborhood home decorating contest by using an air compressor to create a winter wonderland with artificial snow.  

    A Tool Shed offers a variety of air compressors among our tool rentals in San Jose. Contact us today to make a reservation or for advice on picking the right size compressor for your job by dialing (800) 286-6574.