An introduction to solid wood flooring

Solid wood is a luxurious choice of flooring that many consumers desire having in their home. This coveted item comes in a diverse range of wood species, varying greatly in grain, pattern, strength, colour and cost. When adding new flooring to your home it is important that you think about the natural light that is available and the use and size of the room. This will help to determine the types of flooring that would be most appropriate as well as the colouring and size of any planks or tiles…

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The genuine article or an artificial tree?

With Christmas just a couple of months, a choice should be made whether to have a genuine Christmas tree or a fake one. It is a discussion that happens each year in countless homes across the country and here we will investigate the advantages and disadvantages of each sort of tree. Having a genuine tree can bring an exquisite, traditional and lively feel into your home. A genuine pine or fir will have an unmistakable, new aroma that you simply don’t get with a fake one. There are heaps of…

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An Introduction to CIPP Lining

If you have leaking pipes to deal with, then you will want to know about CIPP lining and why it is such a popular solution when it comes to rehabilitating failing pipe work. Image Credit First Steps CIPP stands for cured in place pipe, or what could be described as a pipe that is inside a faulty pipe, which can be very effective in repairing many kinds of pipes of varying diameters. A pipe or drain lining company will initially investigate the piping with a camera to see if anything…

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Biggest engagement ring  trends for you

As spring turns to summer, the season of love is upon us. Whether you are awaiting the big question or gearing yourself up to ask it, you may – forgivably – be agonising over the perfect ring to mark the moment. With so many gorgeous engagement bands out there, you may be tempted to shower your loved one in gold rather that choosing that one perfect item; however, tradition permits just one ring for the commitment. Don’t get to carried away with lots of gold either as prying eyes of…

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How to make quick low-cost energy savings

We are fortunate to live in an era dominated by technology and innovation. Smart technology, transportation efficiency, and useful applications are everywhere, making it easier for all of us to live more efficiently. So, with all these amazing innovations, it should be easier than ever to live greener. Here are some low-cost changes you can make straight away: Lower your Thermostat Adopt the habit of lowering the temperature on your thermostat when away from home. Dropping temperatures by only three to five degrees will reduce your monthly electricity bill and…

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How to have an event that stands out

In a packed annual calendar of ​​corporate events, how do you make yours stand out from the rest? Most delegates complain when they realize that they are invited to yet another conference but there are some easy ways to arouse more enthusiasm and excitement for your event. Try out some of these ideas to make your event a prominent conference this year: Speaker If the budget allows, try to order at least one famous or well-known speaker for your event. Someone who is entertaining, liked, has a great reputation in…

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How Organisms Can Help to Decontaminate Soil

The German Democratic Republic may have ceased to exist thirty years ago, but incredibly it’s still reckoned to be one of the biggest uranium-producing countries. Well over 200,000 tonnes of uranium, a highly radioactive element, were produced in and around Thuringia and Saxony, which has resulted in severe contamination of the soil in those areas. Image Credit Soil Contamination Affects Future Land Use When soil is contaminated by the presence of heavy metals, acid formation helps to dissolve those metals, leaching them into the surrounding ground and potentially contaminating groundwater.…

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Your floor colour is important

Choosing the right colour for your flooring can really make or break your interior design. The choice of colours, tones and finishes can be bewildering and when you consider that it takes years for a good interior decorator to master the art, you may well despair.  Don’t worry, with three simple tips you can choose a floor colour that will complement your design and give your interiors the wow factor. Image Credit Consider size The colour you choose for your flooring can have a major impact on the way you…

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Netball history facts

In Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891, 30-year-old James Naismith was tasked with creating a game that could be played indoors by high-spirited men. Previously, all other games had resulted in many injuries, so for Naismith, the challenge was to create an energetic game that saw fewer players limping away. Naismith created a game where a ball had to be lobbed into a peach basket suspended quite high up, with the logic being that if the ball had to be dropped into the goal, it couldn’t be thrown at high speed and…

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Is painting my floor a good idea?

If you take a trip to your local home improvement exhibition, you won’t find any stands concerned with painting your floor. Image Credit There’s no aisle devoted to it at the DIY store either. Tiles, carpets, laminate flooring and real wood lays are all an option – by why is a painted floor taboo? Old world charm Simply put, it’s a flooring solution you can carry out yourself, and one that you don’t need any professional qualifications to do. It’s also a flooring style that has been popular in the…

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