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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Door Handle Care

Polished Brass

Whilst you may have spent hours helping your grandparents polish the fireside companion set, when it comes to your door handles, the best way to keep your polished brass door furniture looking shiny is with plain and simple warm soapy water and a soft cloth. The polished brass ranges we supply have all been treated with a special lacquer, and the use of metal polishes or other abrasive cleaners will damage this and cause it to wear away far quicker than it would under normal use. Eventually after a good few years of use, this lacquer may well breakdown, at which point, you should remove the door handle or pull, and treat it with an acetone thinner applied with a soft brush. Dry well with a soft cloth and then polish up with a metal polish. Regular polishing thereafter will keep them looking great.

Chrome

Nice and easy, and low maintenance, the best way to keep your chrome handles looking great is to dust them and give them a quick wash over with the tried and tested soft cloth and warm soapy water combination. Make sure to dry thoroughly afterwards with a lint free cloth or towel. An occasional wipe over with a light oil will also help maintain the appearance of your handles. Don’t use metal polishes or any kind of abrasive cleaner.

Black Antique

Although often coated with hardwearing finishes, iron based products will always be susceptible to rust. To reduce the likelihood of this, make sure to remove any harmful deposits that may lead to corrosion occurring, and wipe over the door handle from time to time with a light oil applied with a soft cloth.

If you can avoid doing the following, you’ll help extend the life of your door handles:

  • Don’t hang excessive weight from the handle e.g. full shopping bags
  • Don’t allow children to hang from or play with the handle
  • Don’t use the handle as a door stop against a wall – far better to install a door stop to prevent the door handle banging against the wall (you can find some great ones here).

Marble Floors

A Honed Finish

Crema Marfil Marble to flatter the feelings
Honed finishing is achieved by using a rough surface that removes little bits of stone from the surface. What you get is a gently smooth feel. Unlike the polished surface, honed will not scratch easily. Yet the surface being exposed in little bits makes it more porous and exposed to staining. Crema Marfil Marble floors with a honed finish in the living room displays a serene, welcoming aura.

The Tumbled Finish

Celebrate with Emperador Light Marble and Royal Beige Marble
How is that naturally worn appearance created? Simple! The marble tiles are tumbled in a drum along with rocks and sand. The impact makes the marble soft to the touch. Tiny chips are created in the marble as a part of the tumbled attractiveness. If you are in search of the rustic, traditional and antique atmosphere, create it with the tumbled magic.

Smooth to the feeling, but giving a good grip nevertheless. Like Emperador Light Marble, the tumbled fits in well into shower surroundings and other moist areas like the kitchen.

Consider several factors like maintenance and appearances before making the final choices. According to the location, the preferred finishing would cast a rich ambiance. Marble down the centuries has been cherished because of beauty and grandeur. Get a chance to continue the glorious tradition in muted shades that speak of an eternity of existence deep in the earth’s womb. Marble will never let you down.

Front Door Trends

The black door is a perfect example of the classic home. This exterior beauty was always around and has never left the option list for most home owners. Even though many people consider black as an odd colour to have on the face of your walls, the door will actually complement the colours of the bricks or paint job and make the green of the garden stand out. It also has the appearance that makes one feel closer to nature because of the rich colour of the wood.

A big door is a generic term for the wider door. However, in this case when we refer to a big door, we mean large. The standard width of a door is about a meter but with the new trends such as a pivot door, the sizes can be up to twenty to thirty centimetres wider. You might not think that is a big difference but when you see it up front you will notice. Big doors also include double front entrance doors which are quite wide and create a classic look.

The beauty of steel is that you can use it in whichever way you want. In recent years, doors were made with a steel frame but designers have become creative to mould the metal into shapes that curve. The shapes look gorgeous when placed against glass and work well with grey doors. Historically, people of nobility would show off their status by using custom metal designs.

Glass doors may be the most common modern trend up to date. Obviously, the whole door won’t be made completely out of glass for safety reasons but the idea is to allow the maximum amount of light in. This gives the house natural light during the day and warmth for the night. These entrances usually have two panels that compromise of glass. It also has an elegant style to add class to your home.

Using Stone Look Floor Products

Tough

The next benefit of using stone look products is its durability. This is possible since it is non-porous, which allows it to be more resistant to dirt, mould and grime. Plus, this floor product is made from the best materials to provide you with the best floor finish for a long period of time.

Wide selection of colours

Another benefit in using stone look floor products is it can easily complement the style of your existing home since it comes in a wide selection of colours. One of the issues homeowners encounter when improving homes is choosing the suitable colour of floors. And, this task is quite stressful since some products have limited options. Fortunately, reliable stone look product providers can offer you with wonderful colours and styles.

Suitable for any concrete flooring

Finally, stone look floor finishes are suitable on any concrete flooring. These include kitchens, family rooms, garage as well as showrooms and cafes. Other than that, homeowners can also find other products that can make concrete finishes more appealing by looking for reliable providers.