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24th April 2017

5 of the Best Low-Maintenance Floors


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Long gone are the days of installing carpets in kitchens and bathrooms. After all, those floors must take one hell of a beating. From spills, to high temperatures, steam and smashed plates, it’s important to make sure you have a had wearing floor that can stand the test of time without too much input. 

Low-maintenance, easy-care flooring is the best choice for any home needing an upgrade, and with materials such as concrete and vinyl making a name for themselves in the world of interior design, it’s easy to see why. Check out this great selection of flooring, ideal for any room in the house. 

This hardwearing, chic Amtico stone flooring is a combination of the Kura Anise, Equator Wave and Kura Opium designs, all available from our showroom in Weston-super-Mare. Perfect for creating glamour and style in hallways, kitchens and bathrooms.

 

 
Taking inspiration from weathered steel, KarnDean has released this beautiful range of Eisen tiles, which feature a blend of dark tones and subtle patterning which blend seamlessly into any style of décor. Pop into our showroom in Weston-super-Mare to find out more about this stunning floor.

 

 
We love the soft and subtle mid-tone stripes in Amtico’s Equator Tide design. Using a colour palette of warm minks and cool greys, this flooring will undoubtedly retain its elegance for years to come.

 


Another great option for rooms with heavy traffic is KarnDean’s LooseLay flooring. Our favourite is the Country Oak, which gives an authentic rustic appearance of unfinished timbers, without the practical difficulties of waxing, sanding or porosity that comes with real oak flooring. Incredibly fast and easy to fit and repair, this is available from our showroom in Weston-super-Mare. 

 

 
This Amtico Ink Wash wood flooring is one way to bring style and practicality to your kitchen. Available at our store in Weston-super-Mare.

For beautiful furniture, get in touch with our experienced, knowledgeable staff by calling 01934 513740 or email us via the Contact Us page. You can also visit us at our furniture and carpet showroom on the High Street in Weston-super-Mare.

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11th April 2017

Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Home



With the weather hit highs of 23 degrees this weekend, now is the perfect time to throw open the windows and give your home a good spring clean! Even the cleanest of houses accumulate dust and grime over the winter period, so why not spend a day tackling the darkest corners of your home to leave it sparkling and fresh for the new season. We’ve put together a list of our top tips for getting your spring cleaning done this weekend:

  • Start at the top
    The most effective way to clean is to start at the top of a room and work down to make sure any cobwebs and dust are removed.
  • Use homemade cleaners
    If you suffer from hay fever or other allergies, making your own cleaning products is a great way to avoid any reactions or flare-ups. Using baking soda and vinegar recipes can be just as effective as using store-bought products.
  • Beat rugs
    Taking removable floor coverings outside and giving them an airing in the sunshine will help to remove any stale smells accumulated over winter. Take a broom and give them a good beating to shake out any dust and particles the hoover might have missed.
  • Don’t forget the carpets
    Spring is a great time to clean carpets as they can take a while to dry. Use a carpet shampoo or hire a carpet cleaner to remove the built-up dirt, then open the windows to help speed up the drying process.  
  • Seal hard floors
    Applying wax or sealers to hard floors will give them a shine and help them stay protected for another year.
  • Tackle cabinet doors
    Grease from cooking can build up on cabinet doors, particularly if you have been cooking with the windows closed during the winter. Use a cabinet cleaner to remove any grime and leave the cabinets conditioned and moisturised.
  • Make the windows shine
    Let as much sunlight in as possible by cleaning the windows inside and out. A great tip for windows is to clean them when they are not in direct sunlight, as this can leave streaks on the glass. Remember to clean the window frames and vents as these can collect a lot of grime.
  • Freshen curtains
    Net curtains and drapes can collect a lot of dust and pollution, so take them down and run them through the washing machine on a cool wash. Thicker curtains may need taking to the dry cleaners, especially if they are made from a delicate fabric.
  • Clean appliances
    Whether you live in a hard water area or not, all appliances benefit from the occasional deep clean to make them last longer. Use a descaling cleaner on the washing machine, dishwasher, iron and kettle. Deep clean the oven, hob and microwave to remove any built-up grime. Pull everything out of the fridge and wash with warm soapy water, and de-frost the freezer to get it ready for a summer of ice cubes.
  • De-clutter the wardrobes
    Packing away winter clothes and taking a few bags of unused clothing to the charity shop will help you to feel organised and streamlined.
  • Clean duvets and pillows
    Duvets and pillows can get overlooked during the winter months. Take them to the launderette or wash them in the bath and hang them out to dry in the sunshine.  
  • Organise your DVDs and books
    Take everything off the shelves and donate or sell anything you no longer need. Re-organise your shelves and dust them before putting back on the shelf.

For beautiful furniture, get in touch with our experienced, knowledgeable staff by calling 01934 513740 or email us via the Contact Us page. You can also visit us at our furniture and carpet showroom on the High Street in Weston-super-Mare.


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3rd April 2017

5 of Our Best Sideboards


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Are you running out of cupboard space? Need some extra drawers and display shelves? Sideboards are a great way to add storage to any living or dining area, while also providing you with the perfect space to display photos and lighting. Whether your style is chilled out country chic or fresh, sharp and contemporary, we have a sideboard for you. Check out our list of some of the best sideboards we have available.
 

Rustic: Hampshire Sideboard 

One of most popular ranges, the Hampshire Collection features this beautifully constructed solid oak and oak veneer sideboard with rustic crafted metal handles. Also available in a two-door option for smaller spaces. Both sizes of sideboard are currently in the sale, call in to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare to find out more.

 

Traditional: Bordeaux Sideboard

For a traditional take on the humble sideboard, the Bordeaux range offers this beautifully constructed oak piece which will add long-lasting character to any room. Available in a smaller two-door option for those limited on space. Both items are currently in the sale!

 

Contemporary: Royal Oak Sideboard
 

The Royal Oak Collection offers a fresh contemporary style, featuring sleek metal handles against a solid oak and oak veneer build. On closer inspection of this item, the quality of craftsmanship is evident – this is a piece that will stand the test of time! Also available in a two-door option for smaller spaces, both sizes are currently in the sale.

 

Antique: Old Charm Sideboard
 

If your heart belongs to Old World Charm, this is the sideboard for you. Expertly crafted from oak, the antique style of this piece will be the talking point of any dining room. With detailed engravings and chunky metal handles, this sideboard could be in your family for generations to come. Also available as a two-door option or a dresser top so that you can complete the look. All items currently in the sale!
 

Country: Corndale Tetbury Sideboard
 

Inspired by the Cotswolds, the Corndale Tetbury range is perfect for creating a country chic look in living and dining areas. These beautiful sideboards are hand painted to add a genuine rustic charm, and finished with simple metal handles. Also available in a two-door option for smaller spaces.

  

If you are looking for the perfect sideboard for your home, get in touch with our experienced, knowledgeable staff by calling 01934 513740 or email us via the Contact Us page. You can also visit us at our furniture and carpet showroom on the High Street in Weston-super-Mare.

 

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