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Home Living : April 26th 2011
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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. • Over 16 Years Experience • New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave Castle Hill Authorised Dealer GARAGE DOORS & AUTOMATIONS P/L SERVICES TO ALL DOORS AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR $440 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 7188 2123670i 22/03 BUILT IN WARDROBES 9725 2266 www.kingwardrobe.com.au f. 9725 2166 e. firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 4/94 Hassall St, Wetherill Park GUARANTEED TO BEAT ANY PRICE Life time guarantee. Call now for a FREE measure & quote. We service all areas Eftpos available 2034523i 19/04 from $389 Combinations Instant back relief its all about Quality & Comfort Showroom & Warehouse 1 Vuko Place, Warriewood Home Hub Centre - Castle Hill Cnr Hudson & Victoria Ave Phone: 9913 1133 www.niceinteriors.com.au Phone 9634 8855 NEW 2273508m 8/3 FROM ONLY $1299 Nordic Chair + Stool HOME CINEMA Modular Seating System With effortless reclining manual or motor option 1 FREE MOTOR FOR EVERY 2 SEATS 2080640i 19/4 CALL US TODAY TO SAVE $400 ON YOUR NEXT BATHROOM RENOVATIONS SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Designer Selections • Natural Stone • Frameless Screens • Aussie Made Vanities • Stylish Taps & Fittings • Quality Componentry • Top Tradies Simply the best Bring your measurements for an On the spot Quotation PAY LESS FOR THE BEST 9899 2822 BCAD Installations PTY LTD 1/9 Packard Ave CASTLE HILL 2080943i 12/4 25 years at this location Builders Lic:180 223 C
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