Is It Time You Refinished Your Timber Floors?

Knowing when to refinish your timber flooring can be quite tricky. You don't want to do it too often, but refinishing before you're down to bare wood means that you won't need to sand the area to get it back to its former glory. Here are signs that it's time to refinish your timber flooring. Uneven wear Parts of your flooring will take more of a daily pounding than others. High-traffic areas that receive plenty of footfall are going to lose their finish far faster; you'll begin to see this when lighter patches emerge across such areas, often forming paths into and out of rooms.

2 Reasons to Install Floating Floors in Your Holiday Home

As Australian summertime approaches, it's time to start thinking about getting around to those holiday home renovations you've been planning. When it comes to getting your property remodelled quickly, few better flooring options floating wood floorboards. Floating floors use an installation method where the floorboards attach to each other rather than to the substrate, and it offers many benefits over traditionally nailed-down wood. Here are two reasons to use floating floors in your holiday home.

Tips to keep a carpet as good as new

Our carpets suffer a lot. They are constantly scuffed by our feet and our furniture, fade in sunlight, and sometimes suffer from spills and burns. Everyone knows how a new carpet can transform a home, but how can you protect it once it is installed? Here are some of the easiest—and cheapest—ways of keeping your carpet as good as new. Doormats Make sure every entrance to your home has a doormat.

4 Reasons to Choose Hardwood Flooring Over Softwood Flooring

There are plenty of things to consider when you're choosing timber floors for your home, but one of the most fundamental decisions you'll need to make is whether to choose a hardwood species or a softwood species. You'll have heard people talk about hardwoods and softwoods, but you might not quite understand what those terms mean. It all comes down to the type of tree that produced the wood and the structure of its seeds, but it's the characteristics of hardwoods and softwoods that really matters.

How Mosaic Tiles Add a Touch of Class and Comfort to the Home

Most people think that mosaic tiles are only suitable for countertops, walls or spas. However, mosaic tiles can also add a touch of class and elegance to your floors. Bathroom floors can be turned into unique spaces, while corridors, living rooms and kitchens can also be completely transformed by a mosaic feel. Mosaic tiles are unique due to the multiple elements that are infused into their design. For example, earth tones of grey and brown can be contrasted against solid colours such as white, black, yellow and red.