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Ceiling surfaces

There are several other types of ceiling finishes other than wallpaper. These include polystyrene tiles; veneer-sheet polystyrene in different patterns and textured effects; textured ceiling papers, wood cladding; illuminated ceilings and decorative plaster finishes. The reasons for applying a decorative … Continue reading

13. June 2012 by admin
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Ceiling Tiles

There are several types of ceiling tiles such as cork, wood fibre or polystyrene, which make attractive ceiling finishes. The ceiling surface should be prepared carefully. It should be smooth, clean and grease free. Where distemper has been used, this … Continue reading

13. June 2012 by admin
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How Much Wallpaper To Use

To calculate the wall angle strip needed, measure the complete perimeter of the room. The length of main supporting and bridging tee angle strip depends on the size of panel used. The main supports must be the width of the … Continue reading

11. June 2012 by admin
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How to Update Your Old Bathroom

If you decide on a refit for the bathroom, careful thought is needed as to the present and future requirements of those using it. Space may be better utilized by a general rearrangement. Modern, matching colours in surfaces and appliances, … Continue reading

10. June 2012 by admin
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Ideas for New Bathrooms

Lighting If the bathroom has a high ceiling, it may be possible to recess lighting above a false ceiling. Some shaving mirrors have lights incorporated. Strip lights can be concealed behind curtain pelmets or under cupboards. All lights must be … Continue reading

10. June 2012 by admin
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How to Reduce Condensation in the Bathroom

Cutting condensation As bathrooms are subject to condensation, thin polystyrene sheeting applied behind the wallpaper or panelling will help to insulate the walls, raising the touch temperature and so reduce condensation. Emulsion paint can be used on the walls and … Continue reading

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Cutting Laminate Flooring

Scoring Cut laminate face side up to avoid edge flaking. First, set a straight edge along the cutting line, steadying this with one hand. Take the handyman’s knife or laminate cutter and score gently the full length of the sheet … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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Laying Stair Carpet

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Carpeting the staircase Close-fitting carpet on a staircase gives a look of luxury, and planning and laying may be left to the expert. Strip carpets, which do not fit in the stairs, can be more easily laid as they are … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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Laying Laminate Flooring

Many adhesives are used for fixing household laminates. These may be divided into three types: impact or contact adhesives; synthetic resins; and epoxy-based resins. Impact adhesives demand accurate initial positioning. Before starting make sure that you have the materials and … Continue reading

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Cork or Wood Flooring?

The natural colours and richness of timber provide, in the form of wood floors, both a decorative and hardwearing flooring surface. Wood flooring may consist of hard or soft wood, laid in strips, or a woodblock or parquet flooring. Techniques … Continue reading

10. November 2011 by admin
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