2017

  • Why Timber Floor Sanding is Always Best Left to Professionals


    It's always recommended that you sand and refinish your home's timber floors on a regular basis; sanding will remove scratches and scuffs, as well as an old layer of finish that may be holding dirt and dust. After sanding, you can put down a fresh coat of sealant to help protect the floors. While floor sanding may seem like a simple job, there are some very good reasons why it's best left to a professional; note a few of those reasons here so you know how to take the best care of your home's flooring.
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  • How to Properly Care for Timber Floors in the Home


    Real hardwood floors can enhance the look of any home, as they are very stylish and timeless. They're also very hygienic, as they don't hold the same amount of dust and dirt that often gets trapped in carpet fibres; if anyone in the family has breathing disorders or sensitivities to dust and other allergens, timber floors can be the right choice for flooring. However, you do need to ensure you're caring for your timber floors properly so that they don't suffer undue damage, and will stay in good condition for as long as possible.
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  • How to Choose the Right Type of Flooring for Your Brand-New Home


    When you are planning to build your new home, you have to make so many decisions. Once you've determined the overall design, you need to pick all of the materials. What kind of timber will you want to use for the doors, and will you choose granite for your kitchen countertops? One of the biggest questions involves the flooring. What do you need to consider when it comes to the various types available?
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  • Key Considerations When Sourcing For Outdoor Tiles


    If you have an exterior living space, whether in the form of a patio, verandah, pool area and more, you need appropriate flooring materials for the area. Since tile tends to be a popular flooring material, a mistake some people make is basing their exterior flooring choices solely on pricing. Although this may seem like an economical approach to take, you should bear in mind that outdoor flooring will vastly differ from interior flooring.
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  • Looking for Versatile and Affordable Flooring for Home or Office? Try Carpet Tiles!


    Carpet tiles are just as the name implies; small square tiles of carpeting with a peel-and-stick backing that you apply over a subfloor without added glues or adhesives. The underside of the carpet tile is usually made of a thick rubber, so you don't need an additional layer of foam or rubber installed when installing carpet tiles. If you've never considered carpet tiles for home or the office, note a few reasons why this might be the best flooring choice for your space.
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  • Why Laminate Flooring May Be the Best Choice for Your Home


    Laminate flooring is a good choice for any home, but especially those homes that see lots of foot traffic from kids and pets and for families where someone has allergies and sensitivities. A laminate floor is made from synthetic materials that are glued together in layers; the top layer is then pressed, painted, or otherwise treated to look like stone, wood, or virtually any other material. Installing laminate flooring allows you to have the look of these high-end materials while enjoying the benefits of laminate; note a few of those benefits here so you know if this is the right choice for your home.
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  • Distinct Pros and Little-Known Cons of Blackbutt Timber Flooring


    Blackbutt is a timber species that is native to Australia, particularly along the coasts of NSW and Queensland. This wood species is readily available. Thus, it has been a staple in the construction industry. Over the years, though, this wood species has steadily been making an appearance in residential and commercial properties as flooring and decking. Despite its name, the colour of blackbutt timber ranges from light hues of brown to golden yellow.
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  • Here's Why You Should Invest in Engineered Hardwood Flooring


    There are many reasons people prefer timber flooring. Besides being durable, the natural look of timber flooring enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of your home. The flooring itself comes in a myriad of options to choose from. Engineered wood flooring is among one of the most sought after timber flooring solutions by homeowners. Unlike solid hardwood that is used on flooring straight out of the trees, engineered hardwood goes through a different process.
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  • 4 Reasons to Use Carpeting in Your Attic Conversion Instead of Laminate Wood


    When you're converting your attic, there are plenty of things that you need to think about. However, many people forget to consider all the types of flooring that are available, instead opting for laminate flooring without thinking about the alternatives. It's a somewhat understandable decision; most attic rooms make use of laminate flooring, and it's not like laminate performs the role poorly. That said, you'll actually find that carpeting is far more advantageous, and here are just four reasons why.
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  • Techniques You Could Consider To Remedy Uneven Flooring


    Having to contend with an uneven floor is common when replacing or installing new flooring. To ensure that your new structural hardwood floor is flawless, you would have to make sure that the subflooring is smooth and even. If you are embarking on a DIY flooring project, the following are some of the techniques you could consider to remedy uneven flooring. The use of a levelling compound One of the easiest ways to fix uneven subflooring would be by applying a levelling compound.
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