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Comparing Bamboo Flooring To Hardwood Floors

Comparing Bamboo Flooring To Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors feature beautiful surfaces that appeal to numerous Australian homeowners. However, many people have started to compare conventional hardwood flooring with bamboo. This decision has an assortment of consequences regarding convenience, durability, style...

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About Parquetry Flooring

About Parquetry Flooring

Parquet flooring is among the most distinctive types of wood floor due to how it is created. Instead of being installed in planks, small slats of wood with the end-grain facing up are arranged into tiles of various sizes, for example 600mm by 120mm. The thickness of...

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How To Select Right Type Of Timber Floor

How To Select Right Type Of Timber Floor

Timber remains the top flooring material throughout Australia and is available in various species, colours, grains and finishes, so you should have no trouble finding something that accommodates your flooring project by viewing our online catalogue. Installing Timber...

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Flooring Trends – Timber Look Laminate Floors

Flooring Trends – Timber Look Laminate Floors

For many years, laminate flooring has been popular among homes everywhere. Laminate flooring has improved considerably over these years as well, making it often difficult to distinguish between the laminate and real timber flooring. Laminate flooring has many pros,...

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Sanding a Floor – Tips That Help You Through the Process

Sanding a Floor – Tips That Help You Through the Process

Choosing to do away with wall-to-wall carpeting and enjoying the beauty of a hardwood floor is a smart decision. While you may not have tackled this type of project before, you can manage the essentials easier than you may think. Here are some steps that will ensure...

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Click Lock Floors Vs Tongue And Groove Floors

Click Lock Floors Vs Tongue And Groove Floors

Part 1 While “all men are created equal”, the same is not true with our choices of floating wood floors. While many look the same and use the same basic design, the quality of their manufacturing can vary greatly. Take a look at tongue and groove flooring and click...

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How To Lay Your Flooring Planks

How To Lay Your Flooring Planks

  Before you opt to lay your beautiful new floor covering yourself, no matter if it is engineered timber, laminate, or solid wood, hopefully you'll be prepared for the task when the moment arrives. When it comes to laying a floor, there are many things to consider,...

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Timber Floor Finishing Types To Consider

Timber Floor Finishing Types To Consider

Something to consider before you decide on your flooring, is the surface finish you like. Are you after a more natural look, something to give an antique vibe, or perhaps a fresh, modern satin lacquer floor is the order of the day? As always we’re here to help! This...

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What Type Of Floor Should You Choose?

What Type Of Floor Should You Choose?

Choosing a new floor for your home or business is a big decision. First and foremost, you will need to decide what type of flooring product best suits your needs. Although there are the standard wood, vinyl and laminate types, there is still a lot to consider when...

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Tips On Caring For Your Dream Floor

Tips On Caring For Your Dream Floor

Without a doubt purchasing a new floor is a big decision, and in many cases a substantial financial commitment, so to get the most out of your flooring investment it’s very important to do your research ahead of time to make sure you’re choosing the best type of floor...

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