Category: Home Improvement

WEST LAKE FLOORING – TILES

Tiles Flooring Perth Tile remain one of the most popular flooring options for many rooms of the house. Bathrooms, kitchens, laundries and increasingly spa or swimming areas require waterproof floors, and while stone is now also a good option traditional tiles remain a solid and popular choice. Tile come in every colour so they can suit any décor.   Ceramic Floor Tile Perth These are an...

Kitchen Floors

A century ago kitchens were built with wooden floors or stone because that was the material available at the time. The introduction of ceramic tiles and vinyl flooring changed that situation as floors could now be made waterproof. Recent design trends have seen the reintroduction of wood, along with a few other materials, that are suitable for kitchens. Modern treatments have made these...

Painting Children’s Rooms

Children’s Rooms Painters Sydney Children are affected by the bedroom they are in. In some ways children appreciate the decorations more than adults; children like to see favourite characters or pictures on the walls. Painting and decorating a room provides a stimulating environment for a child. One common complaint with decorating for children is that their taste changes so quickly. Last...

General Wooden Floor Hacks

Wooden Floors last for decades, but even the most robust materials can be scratched or damaged. A few tricks can make all the difference. Put cork coasters under chairs and table legs to prevent scratching of wooden floors. Attach with blu-tack. Use a rug under a larger items, such as pianos. For temporary items on a wooden floor, cover the legs with old socks. When raw wood is dented it can...

What to Consider When Buying Paint

Colour – There is no rule here, but the colour you paint the walls must suit the way you decorate the room. Floor colour is semi-permanent, second only to the floor. You can change both of these things, but this is a major task. Plan the colour in advance according to the way you intend to decorate the room.   A colour wheel is useful for this. The colours of the spectrum are arranged in...

Advice For Timber Flooring Perth

Protect Timber Floors Perth Even the hardest timber is prone to scratches; there are many other things harder than timber, so chairs, tables and high heeled shoes are all a risk. Protect the floor from scratches by using coasters under furniture legs. Have people remove shoes. Put down rugs where nessesary.   Repairs without Floor sanding Perth Scratches can often be repaired, or at least...

Some Science in Cooking

Cookware imparts energy (as heat) to the food being cooked. Whether the heat is from gas or electrical elements it must be distributed evenly upon the food. With more complex cooking methods it may also be important to be able to control changes in the heat in a precise manner. Thermal Conductivity The jets of a gas cooker will have gaps between them, as will the elements of an electric coil. For...

TAURUS FLOORING – Sound Flooring Options

A carpeted floor has two acoustic advantages. One is that it prevents those outside and downstairs from hearing our music, television, footsteps or domestic disagreements. The other is that it provides a less harsh acoustic environment for those inside. Where a hard surface reflects sound and provides a bright, harsh acoustic environment a carpeted floor is absorbing and creates a warm acoustic...

CLICK CLAD – Piping and Drinking Water

There are several areas where water might be contaminated, though the main two are the treatment plant where the water originated, and the pipes it travels through. Neither of these are designed to cause problems; designers and builders aim to reduce and eliminate problems with drinking water. But contamination issues are complex, there is not always agreement about problems and their causes,...

HYDROSUPPY – DIY HYDRONIC HEATING

It is surprising that a hydronic heating system can be installed in a DIY (Do it Yourself) manner. But it is the design concept of hydronics that is tricky, not the installation procedure.  If the supplier and installer are clear on what a particular building requite, then the system can be designed accordingly. DIY Hydronic heating kits include all the components necessary for installing a...