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Key Elements of Stunning Interior Design


  Home should be a place of refuge and relaxation, as well as somewhere to welcome people into and entertain guests. Since our homes are such important places, it’s worth investing in them so that they make us feel comfortable and happy. Below are a few key factors to think about when refurbishing your home … Continue reading Key Elements of Stunning Interior Design

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How to Choose Between Oak & Walnut Flooring


  Choosing flooring for your home can be a significant decision. Whilst fashion trends, popular interior styles and often furniture change fairly frequently, purchasing a high-quality hardwood floor is an investment that will last many years, so it’s important that your flooring will both accommodate and outlive each of these fleeting fashions. Two of the … Continue reading How to Choose Between Oak & Walnut Flooring

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Why Consider Parquet Flooring for Houses?


  Whether you’re moving into a new-build or thinking of refurbishing your 100-year-old home, laying down flooring of any kind is always an expense, and opting for the cheapest product available to you is always almost a case of false economy. At Urbane Living we offer a range of flooring options suitable for a variety … Continue reading Why Consider Parquet Flooring for Houses?

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Do's and Don't When Hanging Wallpaper


INSTALLATION GUIDELINES Installation guidelines are included with every delivery and in every box. Please read them carefully and check for specific instructions.   DELICACY OF SOME WALLCOVERINGS Natural products and textiles wallcoverings are delicate. Never allow glue nor water to get on the front of the material as this will leave permanent marks.   CLOSING … Continue reading Do’s and Don’t When Hanging Wallpaper

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How To Hang Horizontal Hanging Wallpaper


SUPPLEMENTARY INSTALLATION GUIDELINES One and the same wallcovering. On the left picture installed horizontally, on the right picture installed vertically. A completely different result. Which one do you prefer?   INSTALLATION Starting from the corner, measure a distance which is 5 cm (2 inches) shorter than the width of the wallcovering and mark that place. … Continue reading How To Hang Horizontal Hanging Wallpaper

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How To Hang Textile Wallpaper


INSTALLATION GUIDELINES Reception of the material Installation guidelines are included with every delivery and in every box. Please read them carefully and check for specific instructions. Be sure all material has the same run lot number before installation. Final inspection should be made as to correct pattern, color and any defects in craftmanship. No claims … Continue reading How To Hang Textile Wallpaper

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How To Hang Non-woven Wallpaper


INSTALLATION GUIDELINES Reception of the material Installation guidelines are included with every delivery and in every box. Please read them carefully and check for specific instructions. Be sure all material has the same run lot number before installation. Final inspection should be made as to correct pattern, color and any defects in craftmanship. No claims … Continue reading How To Hang Non-woven Wallpaper

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How To Hang Natural Fibre Wallpaper


INSTALLATION GUIDELINES Reception of the material Installation guidelines are included with every delivery and in every box. Please read them carefully and check for specific instructions. Be sure all material has the same run lot number before installation. Final inspection should be made as to correct pattern, color and any defects in craftmanship. No claims … Continue reading How To Hang Natural Fibre Wallpaper

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Janka Wood Hardness


Janka Hardness scale for wood floors This table shows the different hardness to timber floors. The higher the number the harder the wood floor. Wood Flooring Species Janka Hardness Lignum vitae / Guayacan / Pockenholz 4500 Patagonian Rosewood / Curupay / Angico Preto / Piptadenia Macrocarpa / Brazilian Tiger Mahogany 3840 Brazilian Ebony 3692 Ipê … Continue reading Janka Wood Hardness

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Installing Wood Flooring/Parquet


Sub-floors: Having the best sub-floor means achieving the best results in creating a timber floor.   Screed: The screed, or generally the load-bearing layer, constitutes the support which must give adequate resistance to the various mechanical stresses imparted by the floor itself and the floor in use, like static and dynamic loads. The screed is … Continue reading Installing Wood Flooring/Parquet

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