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Home Living : April 27th 2010
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5 Warm wood » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING There's nothing more luxurious than stepping out of bed on a chilly morning on to a warm and comfortable floor. What many homeowners don't realise is that it's possible to successfully lay solid wooden flooring over all types of underfloor heating if you follow a few simple guidelines. Sydney Flooring director and founder Bill Durkowyak has been installing timber floors for more than 50 years and still gets a buzz when his clients realise the natural charm and character timber flooring brings to their home. But Mr Durkowyak offers sage advice for clients considering the installation of heating beneath a timber floor. ''The biggest factor to consider is the choice of timber product," he says. ''All natural timbers react to wet and dry changes in the atmosphere and heat will naturally create a shrinking effect known in the industry as 'gapping'. Clients need to be aware of gapping and what can be done to minimise damage to their new timber floor.'' Ask about timber product specifications plus details on structure, dimensions and preparation the timber has undergone prior to manufacture. ''All good timber floor companies should have this information readily available," Mr Durkowyak said. ''For example, while all timbers react fairly similarly to drying conditions, timbers such as tallowwood and ironbark are some of the slowest to react and may be a better choice than, say, cypress pine." Also ensure that the site is correctly prepared and that a suitable temperature control system is installed as temperatures above 26˚C can permanently damage timber floors. 2140674i hln wk29 M.I. PLASTERBOARD SUPPLIERS • Boral Plasterboard • Insulation • James Hardie Fibre Cement Products • Rondo Steel Stud & Ceiling Systems • Unitex Lightweight Cladding & Textures • Timber Flooring• Tools • Fasteners • Decorative Cornice • Ceiling Tiles • Fixing Compounds & More LININGS SALES 9417 8966 2A McCabe Place, Chatswood NSW 2067 PHONE: 9417 8966 PLASTERBOARD SALES - SYDNEY WIDE R3.5 GLASSWOOL NOW IN STOCK PLANTATION SHUTTERS Plantation Shutters www.sarmax.com.au email: firstname.lastname@example.org Just a few reasons to call Sarmax NOW for your free quote Privacy Noise reduction Ventilation Light control Insulation Low maintenance Cedar or aluminium Basswood Custom made High quality Local family business Save $ - buy direct from the importer Your team that thinks outside the square Call us today 0428 178 997 2039454im 17/1 Wk34 WE SPECIALISE IN: • Shower Screens • Splashbacks • Glass Pool Fences • All Mirrors • Glass Balustrading • Reliable service • High quality products • Factory direct prices • Free measure & quote 2230153i_hln_w36 Open 6 Days + Parking at door All work Guaranteed - Call now! Warehouse prices direct to the public 2138420i hln wk33 CARPETS CERAMICS TIMBER VINYLS PERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS CARPORTS 1300 361 390 Visit our Showroom 361 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills NSW 2120 www.pergolaland.com.au Call Us to arrange a booking with one of our experienced Design Consultants 1 The Trusted Outdoor Additions Specialist awnings shutters blinds curtains Ph 9938 4377 www.supershades.com.au FREE $100 GIFT VOUCHER TRIPLE EXPO Warriewood 22-23May Visit us at the Shows for your free $100 voucher HOMESHOW Darling Harbour 10-16May *Conditions apply. Min order value $1000. Valid until 31 Dec 2010. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c
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