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Home Living : September 21st 2010
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9 Nowadays you can use timber all over » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING Modern design trends and new technologies have shattered widely- held myths that timber flooring is only suitable in specific areas of a home. Sydney Flooring founder and managing director Bill Durkowyak said there were still certain misconceptions about using timber floors in apartments, upper levels of homes and even in kitchens. ''Any notions of timber flooring being excessively noisy are rooted in a fairly distant past," Mr Durkowyak said. ''Nowadays we have excellent acoustic underlay products which dramatically reduce noise transmission, so you can rest easy knowing that you're not disturbing people in the apartment below just by walking around. ''It's a mistake, also, to think timber flooring needs to stop at the base of the stairs and that there's an imperative to switch to carpet at that point. ''Wooden staircases can be a magnificent feature in their own right and generally enhance the sense of openness and space. ''The sense of flow provided by timber floors enhances the aesthetics and provides a seamless transition from one living space to the next. ''Timber floors, especially using wide boards, are designed to create a greater sense of continuity and space." Different living areas can be given an individual look and feel by adding distinctive rugs and other furnishings, which can also be updated to accommodate new design trends. ''The kitchen is another misunderstood area when it comes to timber flooring. ''Many people express concern that the timber in their kitchen could be easily damaged by water and other spillages, when in reality timber is perfect for kitchens due to its durability and ease of cleaning,'' he said. ''In essence, there's hardly a room in the home where timber flooring can't be installed. ''That means the homeowner ultimately benefits from an even greater variety in flooring options," Mr Durkowyak said. Details: sydneyflooring.com.au, 9755 1899 Phone 9628 6022 or 0419 407 550 8mm Twin Wall Polycarbonate Window awnings, patio covers, carports Lets in light, keeps out heat Flat, bullnose, gable, barrel vault designs Got You Covered Awnings & Decks Pty Ltd e: firstname.lastname@example.org LIC NO: 160443 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 2198514i hlc wk13 glassrooms conservatories garden rooms ground & 1st floor extensions BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C 1300 721 150 Designed and built for your lifestyle. Call for an obligation free in-home consultation. Showroom: 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains email@example.com www.classichomeimprovements.com.au Create an improvement that will allow your home to breath fresh living space 2150467K HLF wk45 TIMBER KITCHEN RESTORATIONS We refinish your timber doors & benchtops, bringing them back to new for much le ss than the cost of a new kitchen Ph: 1300 888 245 www.aglrestoration.com.au free quote all areas 2122417i hlf wk33 SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit E18/2A Victoria Ave CASTLE HILL OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE DEAN 2095242i hlnw wk45 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2070199i hln wk50 built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors Frameless Shower Screens
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