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Home Living : April 26th 2011
4 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Vital to choose right floor covering » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING The right floor covering will be the main factor in deciding how comfortable your house is each season. Comfort aside, when changing floor covering, keep in mind durability and its placement in the house. In a hectic family home, durable floor coverings are a must. When thinking about floors for a bustling family home, one of the most important things to consider is their durability. Nowadays there is a huge range of durable floor coverings for every area of the home. When considering floor coverings, always make sure who uses the room. So its only common sense to use nylon carpet in children's rooms. Nylon can be cleaned easily, if it is treated with satin-resistant protection, as most nylon carpets are today. Polypropylene carpets have become popular in recent times but, while these are extremely resistant to staining, which is important if the carpet is used in children's room, they are not quite as durable as nylon carpets. The ideal, if you have the funds, is to install wool carpet, as it looks beautiful and gives a cosy, warm feel to the home. Areas used for entertaining guests look classy when carpeted in wool. Wool carpet is the most durable type there is, though it is not as easy to clean as nylon carpet. A carpet's durability is often dependent on the way it is constructed. Cut-pile carpets (looped yarns with the top cut off), for example, look great but can create shadows and show footprints easily. Loop-pile carpets are extremely durable and easy to clean, because the dirt tends to stay near the surface. They are a good choice for high-traffic areas like entrance halls and hallways. Other benefits of carpet include its insulating qualities, and the fact that it reduces the noise level in the home, which is good news for the frazzled parents of boisterous kids. There are, of course, other options besides carpet. In high-traffic area like entrance halls, bathrooms and kitchens, there can be some degree of success with non-slip vinyl, which is safe and extremely durable. While timber flooring looks stunning, it is often not recommended for family homes. Timbers don't tend to last the distance. Tiles can be similarly troublesome in family homes, with terracotta tiles known to be absorbent of spills, and other glazed tiles often slippery and unforgiving when toddlers inevitably take a tumble. HMBTT QPPM GFODFT we specialise in: Shower Screens Splashbacks Glass Pool Fences All Mirrors Glass Balustrading Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote Dbmm opx gps tqfdjbm efbmt 1527 299 7:4 :918 :299 NFSDVQPOE HMBTT Tipxsppn . SZEF 37 Dpotujuvujpo Se xxx/nfsdvqpoe/dpn nfsdvqpoe`ipvAipunbjm/dpn 2185986i hln wk17 LEATHER CARE SPECIALISTS Home - Office - Auto - Boat - Plane p99050607 m0410606040 e firstname.lastname@example.org w devineleathercare.com.au BEFORE AFTER 2018590m 29/3 Renew, protect or recolour your leather furniture DEVINE LEATHERCARE 2082531i 5/4 )NSTYLE 0ROMOTION %NTRIES #LOSE &RIDAY TH /CTOBER 4ERMS AND #ONDITIONS !PPLY 0ERMIT .UMBER ,403 Instyle Blinds and Shutters Pty Ltd STYLE SERVICE DESIGN Phone (02) for a Free Measure and Quote 2nd Prize Value $1,500 2 nights @ Shangri--La Hotel The Rocks Sydney for 2 people 3rd Prize Value $1,000 iPad2 1st Prize Value $4,500 5 Nights stay at the Chevron Renaissance Towers Gold Coast for 4 persons For more details visit www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au You are automatically entered into the draw when you purchase over $3000 on blinds and/or shutters with Instyle in one transaction. LEICHHARDT 800 Parramatta Rd Ph. 9560 3780 BROOKVALE 724 Pittwater Rd Ph. 9905 9055 Unique Teak Furniture www.uniqueteak.com.au 2297381i 26/4 +20% OFF All Other Floor Stock RUSTIC TEAK DAYBEDS 50% OFF THIS WEEKEND ONLY OVER 100 STYLES It s the Supershades End Of Summer Sale 30%off ShanXi Roller Blinds 30%off Kirra Roman Blinds The only good thing about the end of summer 9938 4377 Showroom 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale email@example.com supershades.com.au Free All suburbs in home consultation
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