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Home Living : August 10th 2010
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Entertain in the kitchen » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING The kitchen is the heart of the family home. No longer just a place for cooking and washing up, it's become one of the key entertaining areas. With all this activity, most people want their kitchen benchtops to look good, as well as being durable and easy to clean. The benchtop is the focal point of any modern kitchen. But choosing the benchtop that works for you can be a daunting task. When you have stone, laminate, granite, marble, steel, timber and concrete to choose from, it can be very challenging. Your decision often comes down to price, aesthetics and practicality, but wouldn't it be good if you knew all the pros and cons of every surface so you can make a fully informed decision? Here's a quick helpful guide from Kitcheners Kitchens of the different types of benchtop available Laminate: This synthetic cost-effective option is made up of several layers. It's affordable, durable, versatile and comes in a variety of colours and styles that even emulate a particular natural look-alike timber or granite. Granite and marble: Go back to basics and back to nature with these classic surfaces that come in a highly- polished or matt-honed finish. It's visually spectacular, ultra-smooth and cool on the fingers. Corian: This beautiful solid surface is a patented blend of acrylic and natural minerals. It's non-porous and stain- resistant and comes in many colours, both matt and gloss. CaesarStone: This ever-popular man- made stone is low-maintenance, as well as stain- and scratch-resistant. It's non-porous, waterproof and heat- resistant and, best of all, looks fantastic. Stainless steel: Great for that cutting- edge industrial look and feel, it is highly durable. However you must maintain it regularly, as scratching can occur quite easily. If you are very particular about surfaces, there are many more options such as timber, tile and concrete. Details: kitcheners.com.au Allambie Marble Crafts Add value and luxury to your home • Custom made kitchen bench tops and vanity tops • Calacatta & Carrara, Travertine, Granite & Marble available • Your recommended local CaesarStone specialist • Professional & reliable service from qualified stonemasons • Replacement of old bench tops available 179 South Creek Road Dee Why P: 9981 6133 F: 9981 6177 www.allambiemarble.com.au 2155874i hln wk31 Call 9977 1392 0405 621 727 www.ecoat.com.au ONE DAY INSTALL Long Life Coating Indoor & Outdoor ...no more ugly concrete At last... 2088431m 3/8 hln 06 Coatings for inside Coatings for outside VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.plumprojects.net.au • Alterations & Additions • New Homes • Granny Flats Contact Paul Chapman Mob: 0404 379 550 Ph: 9481 7319 Builders licence number 146477C ABN 69 101 180 750 2236424i hln wk6 email@example.com Revitalise Your Tiles & Hard Surfaces! The great thing about tiles is that they outlast many other floor coverings. Unfortunately, over time, dirt can become ingrained in the tiles and grout joints, which can be very hard to remove by home owners. At Tile Cleaning Solutions, we have a way of cleaning that "hard to remove" dirt from tiles. The process we use utilises hot water at high pressure to remove all the in-ground dirt and oils from the tiles and grout joints. A powerful vacuum simultaneously removes the water and dirt from the floor, leaving it totally clean, just like the first day the tiles were installed. It sounds messy...it isn't. Because all the cleaning is completed in a dome that is attached to the floor, there is no mess or overspray. We can clean and/or seal all internal and external tiles, pavers, stone surfaces, stencilcrete, stencilled & concrete driveways. MINOR REPAIRS ALSO DONE BY A QUALIFIED TILER. To book in a quote or demonstration call 0401 925 090 or 0419 227 514 Tile Cleaning Solutions 2111333i_hlw_w02 BUILT-IN WARDROBES SHOWER SCREENS www.completewardrobes.com.au • Small Business Award Winner 2136780i nst wk22 Open 6 Days + Parking at door All work Guaranteed - Call now! Warehouse prices direct to the public 2138420i hln wk4 CARPETS CERAMICS TIMBER VINYLS 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
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