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Home Living : June 8th 2010
4 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, 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 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 y p y y r 30 years experience in the building trade. Chesworths Call us for a quote 9831 5984 or visit our website www.chesworths.com.au We offer High Quality Home Extensions and Additions to suit your budget. Thinking of Extending Your Home? Home Improvements Pty Ltd Bld Lic R99697 2124610K HLW wk44 WWW.HALFPRICESHUTTERS.COM.AU CALL 13 61 21 AND SAVE CALL 13 61 21 AND SAVE UNIMAIL RP290909 * This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, special offer or coupon. HUGE STOCK CLEARANCE SALE ALL SMART STILE PLANTATION and ROLLER SHUTTER STOCK MUST BE SOLD HURRY! CALL TODAY NEGOTIATE A DEAL TODAY! 18month Payment Plan (conditions apply) *HEAT PUMPS • Gas Boosted Solar • Electric Boosted solar • Electric Hot Water Systems • Gas Hot Water Systems GAS HEATER SERVICE WITH WOOD & GAS HEATERS AVAILABLE 2166293i ccg wk49 from $389 wardrobe specialists Guaranteed to beat any price Life time guarantee. Call now for a FREE measure & quote. We service all areas Eftpos available 9725 2266 f. 9725 2166 e. firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 4/94 Hassall St, Wetherill Park Licence Number 219462c 2120961i hlw wk50
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