Sustainability is a pressing concern for most Australian homeowners. This is largely due to the growing understanding on how the materials and design used to construct a home negatively or positively influence the natural world. The concept of sustainability can be applied whether you're renovating an older home or building a brand new home. Choosing sustainable building materials is increasingly easy with many companies now manufacturing products that meet the required credentials.
29 December 2018
Even with daily vacuuming and regular maintenance, hardwood floors may still lose their shine over the years. The finishing wears away and the wood becomes exposed to foot traffic, pet paws, moisture and other damaging factors. In this case, it is essential to refinish the floor not only to restore its lustre but also to extend its durability. However, before you embark on this task, here are a few things that will help you get the best value from a refinishing project.
24 August 2018
A deck is usually very serene and looks good if it is made of timber. As you entertain and relax in the outdoors throughout the year, timber decking can be the most material for the area during these activities. Timber decking projects which have been done in a classic and artistic way can add an organic feel onto the concrete urban environment we have today. Timber decking also allows your deck to have a contemporary, functional and sleek look.
25 January 2018
The carpeting you choose for your home is very important; because carpeting can be expensive, you want it to last as long as possible, but it should also be comfortable and complement your home's style and decor. Choosing carpeting by price alone can mean fibres that are stiff and uncomfortable and that easily holds stains; on the other hand, very expensive carpeting may actually be too delicate for your home and family, and you may need to repair and clean it more often than you expected.
27 June 2017
For thousands of years, ceramic tile has been one of the most popular tiling choices in the world. It's an extremely long lasting yet easy to care for product that when well installed and maintained can even last the lifetime of a building. Ceramic tiles can be used in every room because they can be customised into different designs to suit your home space. The following are a few reasons why you should pick ceramic tile.
24 January 2017
Several factors should be considered when installing and using timber flooring materials in order to enjoy the full benefits that this material can offer. This article includes helpful tips that you should think of when you are considering different kinds of timber flooring for use in your home. Reclaimed Timber Reclaimed timber is usually very tough because it has undergone weathering over the years. Such timber can be used in most parts of the home, such as the bedrooms and the living room.
23 January 2017
One of the most sought after types of flooring tile available in the construction industry today is porcelain tile. Porcelain tile is basically a more contemporary version of ceramic tile and it is revered for the many benefits it can provide building owners. If you are interested in installing porcelain tile flooring in your home, it is important to first understand the benefits you stand to gain. Below are some top benefits associated with porcelain tile floor installations.
29 December 2016
You have to research properly on the kind of material to use to floor your man cave. The room is the area in your house that is your perfect getaway from all your life struggles. You don't want a room that will inconvenience you in any way. You know you like your room tidy, comfortable and full of life. It's time for you to choose from wood, laminate or tiles to get the perfect floor for your hideout.
22 December 2016
Vinyl is one of the most popular flooring materials, and that should come as no surprise. After all, it comes at great value while offering a wide range of styles, colours, and designs. If you've decided on vinyl, you might think that all you now need to do is pick out which of those many design options you would like, but it actually pays to think about the type of backing that will be used.
21 December 2016
So, you've decided to use hardwood flooring across your ground floor, but you still haven't come to a decision regarding the stairs. Many people will opt for carpeting on each step, but this isn't necessarily a trend that you need to follow. In fact, there are several reasons why you should strongly consider using hardwood planks instead of carpeting. Here are just four. 1. Impressive Longevity As the walkway connecting two levels of your house, the stairs probably get more foot traffic than any other area of your home.
18 November 2016