Home Design Solutions

A few considerations for designing a new Home. And perhaps for renovating the present one. Focus on Location Few of us have unlimited funds, so we can’t just choose to live wherever we want. But we should find the best location that we can afford. Consider land, neighbourhood, infrastructure, transport, shopping, parks, access to commodities, […]

Steam Mops

Steam mops appeared around the year 2000. They were marketed as an effective and environmentally safe tool for cleaning floors. Unfortunately they are not appropriate for all flooring materials. But they are very useful for cleaning some floor surfaces. Part of the appeal of steam mops is their ability to clean mites, mould and bacteria […]

Timber Kitchens

Kitchen Timber Floor Sydney For the past few generations most homes used vinyl or tiles the kitchen floor. This was mostly due to the water proof qualities of these materials, though tiles and good vinyl could also look quite stylish. Some more expensive homes used stone flooring because of the improved appearance and that fact […]

Grain and Cut

Timber Floor Sydney Timber can be cut from a tree in several different ways.  The angle that a timber plank is cut relative to the centre of the tree affects the grain pattern. Plain Saw Timber planks can be in parallel from one side of the tree trunk to the other. The grain pattern of […]

Sanding Hardwood

Timber Floor Sydney Hardwood is one of the oldest flooring options. It has remained popular because of its pleasing appearance and because it is extremely long lasting. The appearance varies with both the variety of timber used for the flooring and the colour stain that is applied afterward; there are suitable options for almost any […]

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl Plank Sydney Vinyl flooring has always been a good economical flooring option for home. It is inexpensive and requires minimal maintenance. Vinyl Planks imitate the look of timber. This gives many attractive décor options, many of which look far more expensive than economical vinyl. Because vinyl flooring is made of individual tiles any damage […]

Sound Proofing Floors

Hardwood timber floors look great and last for decades. One of their few disadvantages is that they will not soundproof the floor. A hardwood floor upstairs will transfer sound to the rooms below. Floating Timber floors Sydney Floating floors are most commonly installed for either heat insulation purposes or for soundproofing. The materials used between […]

Parquet floors

Timber Floor Sydney Patterned floors are more often seen with tiles and vinyl floors. These can often be made pre-patterned. But wooden floors can also feature patterns. In fact this was once almost common in some public buildings like churches and ballrooms, and even high class hotels and reception halls. These types of floors are […]

Timber Hardness

Hardwood Timber Floor Sydney Solid timber is very hard, so timber floors will last for decades. They may be re-sanded from time to time. The hardness of various types of timber will vary according to the species of wood. The harness is measured by the Janka test and indicated by the Janka number. The Janka […]

Floating Timber Floors Sydney

Floating Timber Floors Sydney Floating floors are not attached to the sub-floor beneath them. This makes then easy to install, provided that there is already a sub-floor in position. The great advantage of floating floors is the acoustic isolation. The sound of footsteps does not carry through the floor, so noise in upstairs tends not […]

Rest 0f the Room

Timber Floors Sydney Timber is a great choice of almost any flooring in the home. Except for bathrooms and other ‘wet areas’ good timber will work almost anywhere, even in Kitchens. But the flooring is only part of the room, the rest of the surroundings are also an important part of the décor. And we […]

Fixing Issues with Bamboo Flooring

Flooring is an investment for your Home. Even if you do not have immediate plans to sell the home you should consider the flooring an investment for yourself. You will be using this floor for many years to come; choose a reliable flooring option that make you comfortable. Bamboo flooring is prone to moisture and […]