There are seven common mistakes that people frequently make when designing their home. These mistakes are often reinforced in home design magazines and television shows. Explained below are the seven most common mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.
This article has been written from an Australian perspective. If you live in North America, Europe, or elsewhere in the northern hemisphere, reverse the north/south orientations mentioned below.
1st deadly sin: Not orientating living spaces north
This is the biggest mistake most people make when designing their home. There is nothing worst than living in a home that is cold in the winter and hot in the summer. But you can have both.
Ideally, orientate all bedroom & living areas to face north. This will provide perfect sun penetration to every room in the house. But realistically this is impossible for most homes that are restricted by the average suburban block. The following rules generally apply for typical suburban …
Here are some of the advantages of a timber flooring before we discuss other aspects of owning one:
1) Timber flooring is a natural product and is sourced from self sustaining forests and manufactured using low energy.
2) Timber floors offer warmth, appealing natural tones and unsurpassed beauty.
3) Unlimited options in hues, width of boards and possibilities of patterns.
4) Wood has the inherent quality of insulation and remains warm under your feet.
5) If you suffer from allergies like asthma, these do not trap dirt or pollen among other allergens and makes for a safe addition to bedrooms and living area.
6) Hygiene is supreme as timber does not allow bacterial growth and can be easily cleaned.
7) Get any kind of grain, specie or color.
8) Maintaining timber flooring is no hard work.
9) Does not get damaged when you drop things accidentally offering practicality with resilience.
10) Ideal for both traditional and contemporary dcor offering a …
If you are building a new house or renovating your old home, the type of floor is a major factor that can alter the looks of your home, your comfort and of course, the budget. Getting wood flooring is a good decision as it gives elegant and rich look to your home. Since there is variety of options available, you should gather information about the types of woods available for wooden flooring India to help you decide.
Real wood floors
Real wood floors are most preferred wood for flooring. It is the solid hardwood and is the traditional hardwood style of flooring. If budget and time is not an issue, this wood would be the first choice for the users. It is available in various wood types including Oak, steamed Beech, Cherry, Maple and Ash. It is available in different thickness and width. You can choose one according to your preferences. However, it needs lots of maintenance and care. Protect …
Gym flooring must be resilient enough to remain rigid under great pressure. Gym flooring should be capable of withstanding hard impacts, while also remaining completely level and stable. This is a tall order for any flooring product, but there are many rubber flooring products manufactured with just these needs in mind. The best gym flooring will keep a level surface, but also absorb noise and remain flexible.
Commercial Mats and Rubber is a large manufacturer of gym flooring, with several models suitable for all sports purposes. Commercial Mats and Rubber’s Diamond Mega Plate tiles are engineered to work in tough conditions and cancel noise, while also remaining rigid under very large loads. Better yet, Diamond Mega Plates are solid 4×4 tiles that interlock with one another, requiring no toxic glue or chemicals in order to install. The Diamond Mega Plates should remain perfectly in place without any need for adhesives. The rubber used in the construction of the Diamond Mega …
Vibrant, high-gloss, and luxurious those are the traits that characterize Max Windsors Maximus collection of hardwood floors. The color palette in this collection is DaVinci like, awe-inspiring, and straight from a painters brush. Nowhere else will you see such brilliant shades of mahogany, copper, and delectable dutch chocolate.
Max Windsors Maximus collection appeals to the senses in a way that no other hardwood flooring manufacturer can match. The bleeding colors create dramatic color splashes and variations from plank to plank, with both smooth and hand scraped texturing to further enhance the woods natural character.
If you are a fan of bold color variations and crave that water-color effect in a hardwood floor, youll love Handscraped American Walnut. Santos Mahogany is another knock-out, stopping traffic right in your very own kitchen with flecks of maple, infused with satiny caramel and butterscotch.
You wont have such dramatic color variations and texture in the smooth hardwoods, but for those who want something a …
Burnaby, BC Looking for flooring materials can be a big hassle. Although there are so many different kinds to choose from – carpeting, hardwood, or laminate, Burnaby boasts one of the best flooring and installation companies in the area: Mike’s Carpet and Flooring. Mike’s brings it all together for customers seeking top brand names in laminate Burnaby, tile, hardwood, bamboo, cork or carpeting.
Getting a new floor is a very stressful time as daily routines are interrupted from floors that are ripped up making the area uninhabitable for a while. At Mike’s, a carpeting and tile store in Burnaby, experienced staff members can help by walking customers through each step of the flooring process, beginning with the selection of the floor material itself. Each home has it own identity and every home owner has their own unique requirements for making their perfect floor.
For high traffic areas vinyl, certain carpeting and linoleum are often used due to their lower cost …
When you would want to provide the looks of wood to your house, which place do you think is the best to start with? The idea of a having a floor made of wood might cross your mind because instinctively that is your first thought. The wood flooring is not a new concept. If you were to go to a hilly area, you would find that the entire houses are made of wood. This is because wood is a bad conductor of heat. All the houses in the hills might not be made of wood but the maximum number have got wood flooring. The reason for this is simple. Wood flooring does not allow excessive heat or cold to permeate. Also it enhances the beauty of the house giving it an exotic look.
The wood flooring in any house helps it have the beauty and natural grace that no other substance can impart in looks. The sense of exotic beauty …
Ceramic tile flooring is an excellent option for both residential and commercial flooring purposes. Ceramic tile flooring is aesthetically beautiful and is an integral element of home or office dcor. Available in multiple color ranges, ceramic tile flooring has been the favorite of people for years. Though it is quite expensive, people choose it due to the great look it offers. However, ceramic flooring poses the risk of slip and fall accidents for which anti slip tile treatment is certainly called for.
There are a number of companies offering anti slip tile treatment service of which Interlake Chemicals is a prominent name. You need to be judicious enough to hire the best of companies to make the best use of your shining ceramic flooring without putting the safety of your family members at risk.
Ceramic tile flooring is one of the most durable surfaces used as flooring in both residential and commercial applications. However, one does not get the idea …
Expert in Bamboo Flooring Mandurah, Perth 6210 Western Australia
Some tips for hiring a Carpet Store and Bamboo Flooring installer
1.)Check to make sure that they have a contractors license.
2.)Get two or more references.
3.)Ask how long they have been in business.
4.)Get at least one other bid for the job to make sure they are not ripping you off.
5.)Get flat rate estimates so you know the total you will pay beforehand.
What is Bamboo Flooring
Manufactured bamboo floors are typically made available in planks with either vertical- or horizontal-grain orientation. Bamboo flooring may also be classified as Vertical and Horizontal. In vertical bamboo floors, a vertical plank will have each of the component pieces stood vertically on their narrowest edge and then press laminated side to side. The effect is a lined, almost uniform look to the surface of the finished floor plank. Horizontal bamboo floors have individual slats that are arranged in a horizontal direction, on …
Those who maintain buildings that they rent out for events and add more value by installing a wood dance floor. A professionally-made ballroom dance floor adds versatility to a large room and provide comfort for dancers (not to mention the fact that it’s an excellent surface for other activities, including tap, ballet and even yoga and other types of exercise), expanding the number of potential clients willing to pay higher rental fees for a better venue. You should be aware however that not all wooden dance floors are created equal; here’s some useful information about what makes for a top-quality wood dance floor.
Any type of wooden dance floor, whether it’s a general ballroom dance floor, ballet dance floor, tap dance floor or exercise surface needs to be made of good, solid hardwood. Maple coated with urethane is the most expensive but also the best surface for a wood dance floor, most able to stand up to the …