We have all experienced the trepidation and time involved when searching for a tradesperson to attend to issues around the home. Horst Lueckl has some tips to make the process a little easier...by Horst Lueckl
So you’ve finally made all the necessary arrangements for tearing out the 15-year-old carpet in the living room. The only thing left to consider is what type of flooring to replace it with…by Brooke Gilliland
There’s something comforting about carpet – and these days some almost even clean themselves.by Alicia Brodersen
Timber floors are a great addition to any home and have the ability to add warmth and class to your humble abode.by Briana Domjen
It’s never too late for even the most miserable interior wall in your home to be resurrected to either its former glory or given a stunning new persona – and the good news is that it’s possible to transform it yourself without too much effort.by Judy Judd-Sandwell
Thinking of tiling bathroom or kitchen walls yourself? Don’t be fooled by the idea that putting tiles on a wall means gluing them next to each other in an orderly way and trowelling on some grouting.by Judy Judd-Sandwell
Carpet was once a prized possession for its warmth, sound insulation and comfort plus decorative enhancement but nowadays it shares its crown with hard floor coverings that complement sleek, sophisticated décor.by Judy Judd-Sandwell
There’s still plenty to learn about tiles, despite it being 20,000 years since the first fired ceramic piece was made and almost 5,000 years since the Egyptians began to use tiles in architecture and wall cladding.by Judy Judd-Sandwell
Tiling these days is simple and fun with a huge range of materials, shapes and colours to choose from. Peninsula Living looks at the latest trends ....by Alicia Law
When humans began seeking shelter by building their own homes, they used wooden planks for flooring but it wasn’t until after 1625, when French parquetry was invented, that the practical, ugly duckling plank became a swan, gracing the most affluent and royal homes.by Judy Judd-Sandwell
There are several factors to consider when looking at carpeting your home, including quality, durability, maintenance and, of course, price.by The Housing Industry Association
Clarifying what constitutes a defect in a timber floor can be a matter of interpretation. Disputes between tradesmen and their clients are as common as sand at the beach and arise due to a myriad of reasons.
If you are a home decorator and are about to embark on tiling a room or two, then you’d be wise to read our DIY tiling guide first.
Today the ever-evolving world of tiles is about fashion and functionality. Local tile showrooms have immaculate designs and clever colour selections that will inspire you believe. And before you know it, another home renovation will be on the cards…by Danielle Chenery
Timber flooring—the pros and cons. Timber flooring has made a resounding comeback in recent years and with good reasons—timeless quality and hard wear. Well-sealed timber is stain, chemical and spill-resistant and relatively low allergenic.