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Wool Vs Nylon Carpet: Which Is Best For You?

It’s the age old question of carpet: which is better – wool or nylon? Homeowners inevitably grapple with that question when the time comes to recarpet their homes. And the truth is, both varieties of carpet have a lot going for them. So we thought we would put together a quick guide to choosing between wool and nylon carpet. As you’re reading it, there’s one thing you need to consider: what’s your priority? When you know your own priorities, the choice between two great products will be much easier! Continue reading

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How To Make Vinyl Floors Shine

Vinyl floors are pretty hard to beat. They’re durable, good-looking, affordable, and easy to install. As far as flooring goes, that’s about as good as it gets. But, as with all flooring materials, maintenance is key to make it go the distance. After a while, no doubt, you’ll notice your vinyl floor lose some of that shine it had in the beginning. So how can you make vinyl floors shine again? There are plenty of different approaches, but here’s our advice. Continue reading

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How To Polish Timber Floors

Timber floors are among the most rewarding. They hold their elegant appearance over time, and even adopt new character as they age. But without the right maintenance, timber floors can quickly deteriorate. So how do you polish and maintain your timber floors? There are a few different approaches you can take, depending on the type of timber used in your floors. However, we like to stick to the tried and tested methods. Here’s how to polish and maintain your timber floors – straight from the experts! Continue reading

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The Top 5 Office Flooring Materials

Getting an office refit means making no end of tough decisions. From computer software, to cutlery for the break room, it can almost seem never-ending. But there’s one decision that literally forms the basis of all others in your office: flooring materials! Choosing the right flooring materials for your office is essential. However, with so many options to choose from, it’s not always cut and dry. Luckily, there are some clear standouts to get you started. So read on and, hopefully, be inspired! Continue reading

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Insulated Carpet Types For The Cooler Months

Home insulation: those words normally conjure images of fibreglass bales and roof cavities. But the fact is, you can insulate your home in many different ways. Now that we are coming into the cooler months of the year, you’re probably starting to wonder what you can do to ease the strain on your heaters. Our advice: look at insulated carpet types. Carpet can make a big difference in the thermal insulation qualities of your home. And if your home is better insulated, you get two excellent advantages. Firstly, you get better comfort underfoot so those cold winter mornings are a little less harsh. Secondly, you get better energy efficiency and a leaner power bill. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the thermal properties of insulated carpet types.

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A Guide To Choosing The Right Carpet For Your Home

A Guide To Choosing The Right Carpet For Your Home

If you’ve hit a few showroom floors already, you’ve probably come to realise that there are a lot of carpets out there. You’ve probably also come to the realisation that this is a good and bad thing. Of course, no one wants to be short on choices. But having hundreds to choose from doesn’t exactly make your job easy. Luckily, help is at hand! We have drawn on our own experiences to put together this list on choosing the right carpet. And hopefully, it has everything you need to get underway! Continue reading

When Is The Right Time To Replace Your Carpet?

When Is The Right Time To Replace Your Carpet?

Getting new carpet is an exciting proposition – it’s a chance to completely reinvent your home. But it’s also a big investment, so it’s understandable that you want to wait for precisely the right time to do it. And that raises the question: when is the right time to replace your carpet? By and large, that’s a decision for you to make. However, there are a few signs that can indicate the need for you to replace your carpet. So if you’re looking for a reason to rejuvenate your floors, read on! Continue reading

6 Bathroom Flooring Ideas For Your Home

6 Bathroom Flooring Ideas For Your Home

The right choice in bathroom flooring can really make your bathroom come to life. Whether it is a natural stone finish, or a floor to ceiling tile arrangement, bathroom flooring is one of the most powerful design tools at your disposal. But, despite how it might seem, there are more options available to you than tiles alone. Sure, they may not all offer the same excellent features, but under certain circumstances, they can turn out very nicely. So if you’re stuck for bathroom flooring ideas, have a read through our list! Continue reading