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Home Living : June 8th 2010
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Smart ways with wood » ADVERTISING FEATURE A new timber floor is a long-term investment, expected to last well into the future, so it needs to be well cared for. To help homeowners maintain the smart new look of their timber floor, Robyn Barnes from Boral Timber provides a number of tips to minimise damage and keep the floor looking its best. Use mats around all doors that lead into the home in order to trap dirt and prevent it from being trodden into the floor. Small rugs and hall runners can also help to collect dirt that might otherwise scratch the floors surface. Add protective pads to all furniture, such as tables and lounges, preventing scuffing and allowing them to be moved around with no issues. If your furniture is fitted with castors, use barrel ones rather than ball castors. Protect the floor from direct sunlight and move any rugs around periodically to prevent darker and lighter patches from forming. In areas with extreme temperature or moisture fluctuations, try to maintain an ambient temperature indoors to avoid either dryness that could cause gaps and cupping in the timber floor, or excessive levels of moisture and/or relative humidity that can cause the boards to swell. Avoid wearing high heels when walking across the floor to protect the floor from dents and scratches. Keep pets claws trimmed so that theyre unable to scratch the floor. Regularly clean high-traffic areas using either a vacuum with a soft bristle head or electrostatic attachment, or an electrostatic mop. Avoid using steam mops. Wipe up spills immediately with a dry cloth or paper towel to prevent staining, or for sticky spills, dampen the cloth slightly. To remove ground-in dirt, use a damp lint-free mop, wrung out first to ensure you only use a minimal amount of water on the floor. A pH-neutral floor cleaner can also help to remove stubborn dirt. A recommended timber floor cleaner should be used to avoid damaging the surface seal. Do not use household detergents, polish, steel wool pads, wax or similar products, as these can be too abrasive and might damage the surface or make the floor slippery. Details: 1800 818 317 or boraltimberflooring.com.au HOMELIVING 2243196i hlc wk39 PLANS ACTRON DESIGN PTY LTD • ALL PLANS • EXTENSIONS • NEW HOMES • COMMERCIAL www.actron.com.au NORTH SHORE 9410 3363 PLANTATION SHUTTERS Plantation Shutters www.sarmax.com.au email: email@example.com 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 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS It is easy to convert your existing old inefficient fireplace to an efficient Jetmaster open wood or gas fire, slow combustion wood heater or a Heat & Glo AT Supreme balanced flue glass fronted gas log space heater (pictured left). The AT Supreme heats around 100sq meters and features an airtight firebox which takes air from outside for combustion, never taking oxygen from your room - brilliant for your indoor air quality. Jetmaster open fires can burn wood or gas. Choose from a range of stunningly realistic gas coal, log or pebble fires. Jetmaster's Kemlan wood heater inserts are perfect for heating large areas and overnight burn. With so many options to convert your existing fireplace why choose anything else other than Jetmaster. $350 off. For a very limited time only get $350 off AT Supreme balanced flue gas log insert. Call into your Jetmaster showroom or visit us at www.jetmaster.com.au Jetmaster Castlecrag - 167 Eastern Valley Way (cnr Covelee Circuit) 02 9958 1777 Jetmaster Castle Hill - 3/10 Salisbury Rd (between the Tavern & the RTA) 02 9680 7279 Bring your existing fireplace to life and gain exceptional clean heat. Call (02) 9977 1392 www.ecoat.com.au 0405 621 727 ONE DAY INSTALL Long Life Coating Indoor & Outdoor ...no more ugly concrete At last... 2064974m 1/6 hln 49 BEFORE AFTER SHUTTER SPECIALISTS PH: 9868 5373 ONLY 2149982i hln wk34 BEAT ANY GENUINE QUOTE ALL SHUTTER REPAIRS SLIDING • BI-FOLD • HINGED • FIXED
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