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Make Your Home Beautiful With Boen Flooring London

December 8, 2015

When looking for a quality brand of flooring there are only a handful of reputable companies to choose from at the top of the list one company stands out from all the rest. Boen, creator of flooring since as far back as the 1600s in Norway. Boen has history of creating flooring that is of a very high quality with enormous attention to detail utilizing raw materials to create a beautiful and classic product. Boen considers their employees of artisan quality being diligent in crafting a timeless and elegant product. Boen creators of flooring offering a remarkable appearance that is adaptable to every style of interior with their strip design and smooth crafted finishes.

With several types of flooring from engineered flooring that is comprised of 3 layers consisting of a top layer of hardwood and two layers of spruce offering the customer a durable choice when traditional hardwood is not always an option. Boen has traditional hardwood flooring that is a popular choice of the masses. Definitely oak with its ever tight grain makes for a durable walking surface and excellent for hardwood flooring being elegant and gracious while promoting durability and longevity. Boen flooring London has a natural grade of flooring that is consists of spilly streaks of sap as well as various knots.

Boen offers 2 types of topcoat finishes made from lacquer complementing the hardwood with a smooth and flawless finish. A lacquer matt finish is primarily dull in sheen with a maintainable surface. The lacquer satin finish has a sheen that is slightly glossy finish that promotes durability while being easy to clean.

Boen flooring London can be installed easily in both residential as well as commercial applications. The uniclick and x-press system allows the engineered flooring to be installed as a floating style floor allowing a faster and more precise installation. This means strait lines and no gaping between boards. When using an in floor heating system Boen engineered flooring can be used with a barrier between the flooring and the in floor system.

The maintenance while very easy on Boen prefinished flooring is still a necessity that is why Boen has designed products and specifications on how to care and maintain its flooring. Boen Daily Cleaner, Boen Refresher, and Bona Naturale Polish all should be used as directed by the instructions for care and maintenance. Recommendations for treating floors are as follows: Bed rooms or living room areas (twice a Year) or as needed Hallways, stairways, traffic areas (twice a month) or as needed Places with heavy traffic should be treated 52 weeks a year (commercial buildings, schools, etc.)

Interior Design Course

February 14, 2015

Skilled interior designers are highly sought after professionals
and can therefore earn quite a lucrative income so if you are thinking
about taking an interior design course with the intention of becoming a
professional interior designer afterwards, then it is a good idea to
know what it involves.

A professional interior designer can be
more or less described as someone who has the necessary education,
qualifications and experience, as well as the imagination, creative
talent and artistic flair to enhance and transform interior rooms into
spaces that are aesthetically pleasing and at the same time functional.
They also have to bear in mind and consider health and safety laws,
building standards, their clients’ taste and of course their clients’
budget. No two projects will be the same either and each one will bring
its own individual issues and challenges.

In other words, a
professional interior designer has to develop and use a variety of
skills to produce a standard of work that is not only acceptable, but
also fully embraced by their clients and to do this they have to be able
to anticipate, understand and deliver their clients needs as well as
their personal preferences. So the first step to gaining the education
and the qualification would be to take some sort of interior design
course.

There are also many people who want to take an interior
design course simply to learn the skills that will enable them to
practice interior design in their own homes. Fortunately, there are many
different interior design courses available throughout the country and
whatever your interest in interior design, there will be one that is
suited to you and the following list will give you an idea of where to
start looking.

UCAS

You can search for suitable interior
design courses at [http://www.ucas.com] where there are details of over
50 universities and colleges across the UK offering interior design
related courses. UCAS is the central organisation that processes all
applications for full time undergraduate courses taking place in the UK
so if you want to study at this level; UCAS is a good place to begin.

The Interior Design School

The
school, which is situated in London, provides a number of different
courses, which include day courses, professional diploma courses as well
as summer and evening courses enabling you to learn the necessary
skills you need to practice interior design professionally or within
your own home. You can find out more at
[http://www.theinteriordesign.school.co.uk]

The American Intercontinental University School of Interior Design

This
university enables students from the US and from other countries
including the UK, to embark on a career relevant degree programme and
also offers some students the opportunity to work towards an American
and a British Batchelor’s Degree at the same time. Students can opt for
an Associate of Arts in Interior Design or a Batchelor of Fine Arts in
Interior Design. On completion, students are automatically entitled to
become International Interior Design Association (IIDA) members. There
are certain criteria that a student has to meet before being accepted at
the University but full information is available at http://www.aiulondon.ac.uk

KLC School of Design

The
KLC School of Design situated in London offers comprehensive training
in Interior Design and also Garden Design with a Diploma or
Certification on successful completion. The courses are run on a full
time, part time, and open learning basis and are delivered by
professionals in the industry. They claim to be the only school of
design accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the Open and
Distance Learning Quality Council. If you are interested in learning
more about the KLC school of Design then you can visit their website at http://www.klc.co.uk.

British Interior Design Association

Membership
of the British Interior Design Association is open to students who are
studying Interior Design or Decorating to Degree or Diploma Level or who
are studying towards a professional certificate or who are undertaking a
professional level home study course. Membership is valid for a year
and after they have completed their course they can apply for associate
membership.

Conclusion

A good course will help you unlock
your own potential as a designer, will teach you the basic philosophies,
the industry standards, the key elements of interior design and
naturally through the course you would be exposed to what works and what
doesn’t and would learn hints, tips and tricks to create a certain look
or feel to a space. After that of course whether you use your
imagination, cultivate your own artistic flair and develop your own
unique style is completely up to you, no course can teach you that.

Choosing the Best Furniture Suitable for Your Home and Lifestyle

February 7, 2015

When considering new furniture for the home, you need to make sure that you purchase good quality furniture. Good quality furniture pieces are all year round items that remain durable and do not age with time. Designers usually advise clients to go with specific materials that are great for making furniture such as wicker, hard wood and metal like iron. These materials allow for different varieties, designs and shapes to make the house look trendy without compromising on your taste and preference.

It is also important to purchase furniture that complements your home. There is nothing as distracting as mismatched furniture items and pieces in a room. If your goal is to make your home a safe haven for relaxation, then you need to ensure that your furniture is stylish and blends well with each other. Generally, you can follow a particular theme and equally blend this theme with different furniture items in a particular room. Beautifully designed cushions and pillows, well matched upholstery and decorative pieces will ensure that your home has a sophisticated look.

Special attention should be given to the lounge and exterior because this is where the family spends most of the time relaxing and entertaining their guests. If you are on a tight budget, you can purchase cheap furniture Londonwithout the need to compromise on quality. All you have to do is research well on the places to get discounts and offers on furniture. Of equal importance is the time that you purchase this furniture. The best times to get a bargain are during holidays. Additionally, if you would like to purchase designer furniture, you can get great prices during off season sales and promotions.

When thinking of bedroom furniture, mattresses London need special attention when choosing them. Remember, the ideal mattress should be able soft and able to cushion the back well. This will ensure that you do not wake up with back and neck pains.

A favourite relaxation spot for the family and friends of the family is the outdoors. This is a great place for recreation especially during the summer and when having a party. You can choose to include a bar and an outdoor kitchen if you love barbecues and pool parties. The best furniture Londonfor the outdoors is those that blend well with nature and are also able to withstand harsh weather. Materials such as wicker and cast iron are great for the outdoors not only because they are comfortable but also because they do not need a lot of maintenance.

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