hottest flooring trends 2017
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The hottest flooring trends for 2017

January 15, 2017 David Best

Trends matter – even when it comes to the humble floor. In the world of interior design, whether you’re planning your next house extensions or you’re just refreshing your existing layout, it’s important not to forget about the floor. It might seem less significant than furnishings, layout and décor, but the floor is the basis of your entire interior decorating theme.

Having said that, there are so many choices – and you want to be up-to-date. For decades homeowners have had the options of hardwood flooring, carpets, tiles and vinyl floors available.… continue reading

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3 Important Tips For Polished Concrete Floors and Walls

August 22, 2016 David Best

The legendary designer Coco Chanel once advised: “before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” In other words, less is more – and one of the hottest trends for home improvement is minimalism.

And when you take something away, you can create a stunning effect, especially when using polished concrete – where the everyday grey building material that forms the walls and foundation of many homes is transformed into a beautiful, minimalist feature.

Pondering polished concrete floors or walls for your home? Let’s look at some ideas and considerations.… continue reading

Choosing carpet fibres
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What Types of Carpet Fibres Are There?

July 10, 2015 David Best

There are three main types of pure carpet fibres available in Australia, namely Nylon, Polypropylene, and Wool. There is also a fourth variety being a blend of these. This may turn out more effective depending on the circumstances.

Nylon Carpet Fibres

Nylon is by far the most popular carpet fibre used today. It’s durable, versatile, and well priced. It can also be dyed to create a wide variety of colours and designs. Because Nylon is so easy to dye, it can be prone to stains.

To minimize this effect it’s advisable to have the carpet treated with a stain resistant product.… continue reading

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Carpet Styles To Choose From

July 10, 2015 David Best

There are so many carpet styles to choose from these days that it’s hard to make heads or tails of it all. Each one has its benefits and its downside. Lets take a look at each in detail to see what’s best for you

Cut Pile

Cut pile is created by taking loop pile and trimming the top. This results in a trimmed carpet that has a dense yet soft look and feel. This is one of the most popular carpet styles used in residential housing.

Saxony

Saxony cut pile carpet is made from two or more fibres and heatset straight.… continue reading

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Types Of Flooring: The Ultimate Guide

July 9, 2015 David Best

There are many choices when it comes to types of flooring. Not only are there different kinds. There are also different designs, materials, and colours. Each type of flooring has it’s own characteristics, with it’s own attendant benefits and disadvantages.

Choosing Among Types of Flooring

The main types of flooring are Timber, Laminate, Carpet, Vinyl, Concrete, and Cork. Within each of these materials are unique colours, designs and styles that all have their own applications. When it comes to choosing what flooring type you’re after you need to think about:

How heavy will the traffic flow be?… continue reading
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Types of Timber Flooring & What’s Best

March 4, 2015 David Best

When it comes to types of timber flooring there are a number of options to consider. These depend on the foundation you’re working with, your budget, and the appearance you want. Each has it’s own unique look and benefits. Let’s examine each.

Solid Timber Flooring

Traditional boards are types of timber flooring  laid on bearers or joists above the ground. These typically come in 100mm and 150mm widths and various lengths. The standard thickness is 19mm. Thicker timber is available. Solid timber floors require adequate ventilation underneath to prevent warping.

This timber is traditionally available in three grades.… continue reading