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dog peeing in house l1What do you do about "pet stains on our wood floors" questions arise regularly, in Noyeks, especially as we are such a great country for cats and dogs. The problems vary, older pets who have just got older, puppies and kittens who haven’t been trained yet, and of course babies crawling around your lovely floors.

What is urine? Between 90–95% of urine is water. It also contains a range of inorganic salts and organic compounds, including proteins and hormones. All mammals “pee”, and it is all similar in makeup.

Ok so let’s look at what this liquid does when it comes in regular contact with wood. Obviously it stains wood, making the affected area darker than the rest of your floor and it smells bad. It is a powerful liquid, used over the centuries for dying materials, bleaching etc.

YouTube is great for solutions to everyday problems and pet pee stains and odour removal solution videos are there aswell. Hydrogen Peroxide is the common solution. It works to a degree, bleaching the surface stain and depending on how thorough you are it will reach deeper into the wood with numerous applications but sometimes that’s not enough.

If the problem comes from years of “staining” and in a concentrated area, more work needs to be done. It may involve staining to blend in the areas in question, remember to consult with the manufacturer of the finish you are using to make sure they approve of your process. The problem though, can be deeper than what we see. The urine can soak into the floor through the gaps or cracks down to the tongues and grooves and beyond. Sometimes you may sand the floor, stain it to where it looks like new. Then you coat it and there is a chemical reaction with the organic compounds still soaked in the cracks and gaps.

If you want a nearly original wood floor, the best option is to remove the stained wood in question and insert new replacement wood. We always recommend that our customers either buy a little extra originally and/or store away the excess flooring from the installation to have for this eventuality. I have seen floors where the damage was way beyond the wood flooring itself and had affected the subfloor, and sometimes even the joists. Keep in mind that a "repair" is invisible and a "patch" is what amateurs do.

Good luck, and remember to hold your nose.

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CACAO---SMOKED-NATURAL-UV-OILED Thought about changing your flooring to give your home a new look? Whenever you decide to revamp your home, all you think about is new furniture or upholstery. 

Flooring is a common element that runs through your entire home and upgrading it is the best makeover option for your interior.

Once you decide upon what areas you want to redecorate, you can pick on the type of flooring material that would be most suitable for them.

  • Carpet your floors. Carpeted floors help increase the insulation of your home during cold weather. It comes in many patterns and styles to suit the decor of your home. It helps keep a tab on pet dander and other debris. The only drawback is the maintenance cost of the carpet as it gets dirty easily.  When you carpet your floors, make sure you have them put up in rooms with less foot treading.
  • Get wooden flooring for your home. Hardwood floorings can give your home a nice sleek look, and increases resale value of your home, alongside. Hardwood floors are a lot more easier to maintain than carpeted floors. In case you spill something on the hardwood floor you can always wipe it off, unlike carpet flooring where stain removal is a difficult task. Hardwood floors are very sturdy and do not wear out easily.
  • You can try laminate flooring. They easily match up the luxurious feel of hardwood without burning a hole in your pocket! The laminate flooring further has print options that give you the look and feel of ceramics or natural stone. Installation is a very easy process. You only need to clean and vacuum the floor to keep it pristine!
  • Vinyl flooring is another inexpensive flooring option that can transform your room. It is a synthetic polymer flooring option. They can be easily installed over any existing sub-flooring. They are highly durable and water resistant.

If you are looking on investing in quality flooring options, reach out to us and let us help you!

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sliding wardrobe doorsWe all want to draw the best out of our living space, whether it is a tiny studio apartment, or a large home. Wardrobe doors, lighting elements, mirrors/glass -  anything can be used cleverly to create visual space. This doesn't always require tearing down walls or major renovations; you can overcome the design challenges by using the right furniture and other decorative components.

Furniture is key to how roomy your living space looks. Make sure you pick functional and minimalistic furniture for smaller rooms. Having a lot of furniture in your room can make it look cluttered. Pick one large sofa instead of having several couches. This way your living room will look a lot bigger. Push your furniture a few inches away from the wall: leaving a gap creates a visual illusion giving the room a more spacious feel.

Choose furniture with exposed feet for really small rooms. Exposing the floor creates an effect of extra space. Consider glass or lucite furniture. They do not obstruct light and don't rob the charm of your room!

Seating can double up as a storage too. In order to create physical space in your bedroom, try using foldable wall mounted units, like creating a writing desk out of a wall unit or having a foldable dining table in your kitchen.

Hang mirrors! You can use individual pieces or a single large piece that will create more visual space in your living room or dining room. When light is reflected around the room it creates the illusion of a bigger space.

You may not have wide-open spaces in your kitchen, but you can make it look bigger. Making use of glass kitchen doors, facing the outside or to the next room can have the same effect as putting up a mirror. Glass kitchen doors can make it seem like your kitchen is much roomier than it is. You can also make use of glass counter or glass door cabinets.

At Noyeks Newmans, we have a wide array of kitchen accessories and doors that you can choose to install in your home, to give it a roomy and open feel. Just drop in to one of our showrooms, or give us a call on (01) 419 5700 to find out more. A friendly salesperson will help you choose what's best for your home.

 

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Posted by on in Kitchens

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It’s time to change your kitchen decor style

Have you been cooking in the same kitchen for years? Has cooking in your kitchen become mundane? Is your kitchen looking like it’s been neglected in the aesthetics department for years?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, perhaps it’s time to change the décor in your kitchen. At Noyeks Newmans we believe, that it is the kitchen that is the heart of your home – after all, food for the family, and friends is cooked, and often eaten here as well. Nothing bonds a family like sharing meals. Which is why, you need to make sure that your kitchen is not just well laid out, but also looks classy and stylish.

  • Modern Accents – Add some minimalistic furniture; hang an abstract painting, or a couple of interesting vases. For a more detailed makeover, change your doorknobs, drawer handles – you could even have a door with minimalistic design for that lean, futuristic look.

  • Au Natural – place wooden bowls or wire baskets with fresh fruit, and veggies you can snack on, like carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes; this brightens the kitchen, gives it an ‘earthy’ look, and you’ll reach for a healthy snack when hunger pangs begin! You can also have smaller bowls with herbs. Install flooring that has a ‘natural’ look – stone, or wood; oak paneling, and classic wooden doors will look great; a potted plant or two won’t harm either. Some rustic looking furniture – an old wooden bench, for example – will complete the look.

  • French Feel – add some vintage enamel or copper ware; find a French poster online – of Parisian landmarks or the French countryside, or a Sartre quote – frame and hang it on the wall. For some country charm, try getting a couple of French bistro chairs. Now all you need to do is bake some baguettes and pop open a bottle of French wine!

  • Retro Rewind – Brightly colored appliances and kitchen accessories, dining sets, funky fabric for your dining chairs, rugs and curtains, a peace symbol poster – and yes, The Beatles on your music player.

  • Formal Class – Use elegant and sleek light fixtures, panels, cabinets, glass doors, molding, handles – whatever you can add without making it look cluttered. Less is more! At Noyeks Newmans we have the perfect doors and accessories to give a sophisticated appearance to your kitchens in Dublin.

Inspired to change the look of your kitchen? We would love to help you in the makeover process! Visit our store, or call us at (353 1) 419 5700 to talk to our helpful staff today!

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Posted by on in Kitchens

Whether you’re redecorating your kitchen or doing it up for the first time, the kitchen is one place you DeltaKitchenFaucet156SSWFxLargeneed to pay a lot of attention to kitchen doors, Cabinets, counters, sinks, and of course taps, are the most important elements that go into making a great kitchen. Let’s take a look at the most popular models of kitchen taps – by style, material and functionality.

Finish

One of the latest and best-selling taps are PVD, or physical vapour deposition finish. These are highly scratch resistant, as their exteriors are bombarded with charged metal atoms that bond chemically to the base metal surface; corrosive drain cleaners however, may end up staining them a bit.

Chrome is perhaps the most popular finish, and while it is pretty durable, it can be scratched a heavy duty scouring pad.

Stainless steel is more scratch resistant than chrome. If you want a rustic look, then bronze is what you want.

Handles

A single handle tap is easy to install and use; the handle can be attached to the tap or installed to the side, and a sprayer can be installed to be part of the deck or the spout.
If you need to have both hot and cold water in your kitchen sink, you may want to consider the two-handle model which allows more accurate temperature adjustments

Spout styles

If you need compact and economical taps, then straight is what you need; fitting big pots under them maybe a tad tricky though. Gooseneck spout taps can accommodate large vessels under them, but make sure your sink is not very shallow, otherwise you might have to bear with a fair amount of splashing.

Pull-out Taps – These are gaining popularity rapidly, and are flexible and convenient, as they combine spray head and spout; the spout usually pulls out of the tap on a hose or pipe, with a counterweight facilitating its neat retraction. This kind of spout is useful for rinsing produce and even the sink. Just make sure that the hose length is sufficient to reach every corner of the sink.

If you’re on the lookout for a store that has the best and most varied accessories for Kitchens Dublin, you need look no further. Noyeks Newmans has got all  your kitchen needs covered – take a look at our website or drop in at our store for details!

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You are planning on getting new home flooring and you are considering your options; what would you choose? Carpeting, vinyl, ceramic tiles or hardwood flooring? The other effective option that won’t burn your pocket is Laminate Flooring.

8503711851 b95285f37c bA laminate floor is a composite product that consists of different layers fused together. The top layer isa transparent wear layer that is scratch and water resistant. Next is a decorative 3D photographic layer that reproduces the authentic product. The middle core layer is the thickest and is made of HDF(High Density FiberBoard).The final base is made up of melamine resin layer which enhances stability and moisture resistance. 

Over the years laminate flooring has replaced the authentic wood and stone floors.

Here is why-

It is barely distinguishable from the real thing. It can easily deceive the untrained eye. Top laminate flooring brands provide quality 3D photographic layers that are capable of replicating the look and feel of the real thing. Laminate flooring has a variety of designs to choose from.

The cost of production of laminate is lower than that of authentic wood or stone floors. Therefore, using laminate flooring makes your home look stylish without maxing out your budget.

Top quality Laminate flooring in Dublin, offer generous wear layers which makes it durable as it can endure everyday wear and tear, and is stain and scratch resistant.

It can be easily installed. It is durable so it can be used in wet areas like the bathroom. Specially designed laminate flooring can also be used with underfloor heating.
It is a floating floor. There are tongue and groove planks clicked together to form one heavy unit. In some cases there is adhesive on the tongue and groove planks that add an extra level of locking, making it more water resistant.

It can be easily cleaned using a broom or vacuum cleaner. You can run over it with a slightly damp mop, once in a while, based on the quality of the product. No annual maintenance program is required!    You can always get in touch with us if you are looking for laminate flooring in Ireland.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_GFXjavawallnur.jpgThere are ancient Egyptian paintings depicting simple wood slabs hung between openings and used to close off one space from another. As Egypt was hot and very dry, these basic doors were unframed and didn't run the risk of warping, although they echoed disapproval as Cleopatra slammed her way through her palace.

In earlier more primitive times, the cave dwellers, in an effort to protect themselves from the elements and prowling beasts, vainly gathered rocks and other junk around the entrance until smarter Flintstones cut down trees and stacked heavy planks at the opening of the cave. These "doors" developed over time into a myriad of styles, shapes, sizes, materials, functions and operating methods. 

At Noyeks we offer a very large range of interior doors and all the accessories, framing, architrave and hardware needed to give you doors that will last the test of time.

Internal Doors for your palace here .

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b2ap3_thumbnail_5987373004_0442d1c10b_b.jpgWelcome to our new Noyeks Newmans blog. We’ll be blogging about what’s happening in the world of kitchens, floors, decks and doors. Whether it’s tips for looking after the wood in your home, or inspiration for a new look, this is the place you’ll find it. Check back regularly for updates, and click the “follow” button at the bottom of the page; that way, you’ll never miss a post!

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Albert

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