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Home Living : February 21st 2012
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 MB FLOATING FLOOR Luke Van Dyck LUKE says ... A floating floor is made up of a timber veneer layer on either a plywood or backing board. It comes pre-finished, boxed in set lengths. It has a clip-lock system that you simply clip together. It is easy to carry and sold per square metre. The more expensive boards have a thicker layer or a real hardwood timber veneer which can be sanded. They also have a stable plywood base. This sys- tem is very easy to install. Because it is pre-finished you can walk on it as soon as it's installed. You will also need an under- lay for the boards to sit on. The best underlays have an acoustic rating. It can go over a concrete slab making it a popular choice in apartments. The surface should be dead level for this system to work. If it's not the floating floor will not sit properly and will bounce or flex and unclip when you walk on it, causing damage. FLOORING DON'T GET FLOORED CHOOSE TIMBER: IT'S ONLY NATURAL Solid hardwood floorboards are a favourite of celebrity television presenter, builder and author Luke Van Dyck. Janita Singh TWO common types of sub-floor structures for Australian homes are concrete slab and timber- framed joist and bearers con- struction. Celebrity television presen- ter, builder and author, Luke Van Dyck, talks about how proper flooring can either make or break a home's feel and appeal, and ways to choose wisely in his new book Home Maintenance. ''The size of your family and lifestyle you want will be factors in deciding floor surface,'' he says. Then family allergies, pets, appeal in the room, wear and tear will all help in your decision-making process. Van Dyck, a third generation builder and in the trade for a decade, says his favourite is solid hardwood flooring. ''There are many varieties to choose from so you can really tailor the colour and look that you desire,'' he said. ''As timber is a natural prod- uct, I recommend you get it delivered to site two weeks prior to the installation. This will allow the timber to ac- climatise and get the exact site- specific humidity content. Home Maintenance: RRP $35. • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST •Gas&Wood Fireplaces • AGA Rayburn Cookers • Butler Sinks & Traditional Tapware CHEMINEE 118 Stanmore Road, Stanmore NSW 2048 Ph: 9564 2694 Fax: 9569 8802 www.cheminee.com.au FIREPLACES 2104082 2/8 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5 www.fleurfurniture.com.au FRENCH STYLE BEDROOM AND DINING SUITES | CHANDELIERS LAMPS 267 Victoria Road, GLADESVILLE p (02) 9817 1844 | f (02) 9818 3257 Parking to the rear of shop | Closed Mondays -- Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm 2116078 16/8 1582-1584 Canterbury Road Punchbowl Tel 9708 6888 | 9708 6688 | 0452 831 168 www.atoptide.com.au Mon-Fri9am-5pm|Sat-Sun9.30am-4pm Custom kitchen supplied to your budget. Please send your kitchen size for a quote or come to our showroom, talk to us for details 2015290 7/2/12 email@example.com ATOPTIDE Good Kitchen & Bathroom $1800 9 cabinets polyuethane doors, 1 end panel, 2 kickboards and 2 pcs of granite benchtops. GRANITE & QUARTZ STONE BENCHTOPS FOR WHOLE SALE Kitchen accessories & appliances, bathroom wares and more are all at attranctive price. Aust P/L Unit 1/244-254 Horsley Road, MILPERRA 9774 4242 FREE REMOVAL & INSTALLATION N Designer kitchens and bathrooms at factory prices N Fully range of kitchens and bathrooms on display in our showroom N Ring now for a 3D computer design & quote N 10 Year Guarantee Bld.Lic.No.91082C 2179134i 15/2 KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS
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