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Lighter hardwood flooring 'best in small rooms'

22nd Dec 2010 @ 10:00 AM

Selecting a wooden floor is not a straightforward process, as couples have to decide what type of wood they want, the colour, cost and many other things. According to the Woodboys Blog, those with a love of dark hardwood flooring need to bear certain things in mind and decide whether it is feasible... more »

Backsplashes 'can enhance oak worktops'

22nd Dec 2010 @ 9:59 AM

An oak worktop is a beautiful feature in a kitchen in its own right but investing in good backsplashes can bring out its good looks even more. Bob Karlovits, writing for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, stated that while backsplashes take up relatively little space, the impact they can have on the wh... more »

Homemade cleaners 'can damage hardwood flooring'

21st Dec 2010 @ 12:27 PM

Couples may have heard that making their own wooden floor cleaners from ammonia and vinegar can give their hardwood flooring a great shine but this is not the case. Bruce Johnson, a DIY expert and author, told abc7 News that under no circumstances should homeowners attempt to make and use their own... more »

Kitchens 'need conveniently-placed oak worktops'

21st Dec 2010 @ 12:25 PM

A kitchen remodelling project is a big job and it is important that couples do not rush anything, particularly where they will place their oak worktop. Answering a reader's question, Laura Stein, writing for yourhome.ca, said that the key to getting a kitchen renovation right is to work out whe... more »

Solid wood kitchen worktops 'give a homey feel'

21st Dec 2010 @ 12:20 PM

There are numerous advantages to buying an oak worktop or beech worktop as opposed to a granite alternative, including the homely feel and eco-friendliness of the wooden options. According to the doityourself blog, in terms of the environment, couples who buy sustainably-sourced oak and beech workt... more »

Couples 'should ask about hardwood flooring green credentials'

20th Dec 2010 @ 12:36 PM

Those keen on hardwood flooring but worried about the impact the production of it has on the environment should always ask retailers about how green their products are. According to createyourspace, there are numerous issues to take into account when purchasing a wooden floor, including tone, style... more »

Engineered flooring 'good for UK homes'

20th Dec 2010 @ 12:35 PM

Hardwood flooring is a very popular option in UK homes but a more suitable type of floor is engineered flooring. That is according to the Wanda's Place blog, which ran through all of the wooden floor options available to homeowners and highlighted the pros and cons of each. In terms of hardwoo... more »

Now 'is a good time to invest in a new kitchen'

20th Dec 2010 @ 12:34 PM

With VAT to increase in January, now is a good time to invest in an oak worktop or beech worktop for the kitchen before prices go up. According to Anna-Marie Desouza, editor at Build It, the VAT rise will see a rush of shoppers head out to buy big-ticket items. Couples planning a home remodelling ... more »

Engineered flooring 'offers a great choice of styles and finishes'

17th Dec 2010 @ 12:16 PM

Engineered flooring represents a more modern approach to wood flooring and in terms of styles and finishes, it offers a greater choice than solid flooring. According to an article in the Express and Star, one of the key advantages of engineered flooring over oak flooring is that the structural make... more »

Herringbone-patterned hardwood flooring 'to be a big trend in 2011'

17th Dec 2010 @ 12:15 PM

For those planning home remodelling projects in the next 12 months, hardwood flooring with a herringbone pattern will be one of the hottest trends in interior design. That is according to M Grace Sielaff of M Grace Designs, who told the ARA news agency that herringbone-patterned hardwood flooring w... more »

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