Home Floor designer Warm inspiration for the cold months ahead

Warm inspiration for the cold months ahead


Another of the capital’s notoriously cold winters is just around the corner, but there are businesses around the place that know how to keep the cold at bay.

ANOTHER of the capital’s notoriously cold winters is just around the corner, but there are businesses around the place that know how to keep the cold at bay.

As Canberran residents crouch down, boil the kettle and turn on the heating, ‘CityNews’ is for those who want to keep people warm and comfortable as the colder months arrive.

Decades of experience in flooring and windows

HAVING operated in Mitchell for over 20 years, Carpet One co-owner Leonie Gann says her experienced team knows how to help customers with all types of flooring, from carpets to woods, laminates, vinyl planks, through wools and polyesters.

“Under the same umbrella, we manufacture blinds and awnings, including roller shutters, romans, verticals, shutters, exterior awnings, retractable roofs and more,” she says.

Leonie, who runs the business with her partner Paul, says that together the Carpet One team has over 50 years of experience in flooring and windows.

“Our guys are the best when it comes to scenarios for your facility,” she says.

“We measure on site so that anything that might be problematic can be discussed with you first and we have an in-house magazine that offers a visual guide to help you find the style that’s right for you.

“We can help you match what’s in the showroom to what you’re trying to achieve at home.”

Carpet One, 141 Flemington Road, Mitchell. Call 6241 5666, visit carpetone.com.au/mitchell Where cbiblinds.com.au

NAOT shoes.

Shoes designed for comfort and style

PODIATRIST for over 30 years, Dr Mark Clayton of NAOT Canberra, claims to have the largest range of NAOT footwear in the capital.

Mark has been supplying NAOT shoes to Canberrans for around 25 years and believes the shoes, which are ethically handcrafted using sustainable methods and materials, are of “exceptional” quality.

A NAOT spokesperson said:[By using] fine Italian leathers and signature soles, combined with advanced designs, [it] offers an unparalleled combination of quality, fashion and comfort.

“They create a flexible, shock-absorbing base designed to replicate the shape of someone’s foot, much like an imprint left in the sand.”

From April 1-30, Canberra’s NAOT will also be hosting an End of Summer Sale where all shoes in stock will be 25% off.

Mark says they come in many styles and colours, such as slim fit and wide fit, to suit the individual.

“[They are] quality shoes and the people who wear them come back,” he says.

Canberra NAOT, 1/151 Cowper Street, Dickson and 1/37 Heard Street, Mawson. Call 6262 8383 or visit naotofcanberra.com.au

Warm ways with insulated blinds and curtains

BLINDS and insulated curtains are ideal for keeping homes warm this winter, says Ben McCallum, owner of BMAC Window Furnishings.

“People tend to think the best way to insulate is with blackout curtains, but there are so many great products available,” says Ben, who started BMAC Window Furnishings with his wife Allana a while ago. ten years from a home office, which has since grown into a showroom in Queanbeyan with 10 employees.

“As well as curtains, honeycomb shades do a great job, with hexagonally shaped cells trapping air in pockets, keeping homes cool in the summer, warm in the winter, and lowering energy bills. . [too].

“Verosol screen-printed blinds are [also] popular because the metallic fabric provides effective heat control [and] they are translucent so people can always enjoy their outlook.

“Folding arm awnings extend outdoor living space and can be used over outdoor space for shade when needed.”

Automation of blinds is also in high demand, according to Ben, who loves the Somfy smartphone app, which allows users to set timers and even close blinds from their phone when away or at work.

But BMAC Window Furnishings doesn’t just offer window treatments for the home, they also cater to commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, government buildings, new apartment complexes, and residential properties.

BMAC Window Furnishings, 1/5 Penney Place, Queanbeyan East. Call 6285 1717, email [email protected] or visit bmacwindowfurnishings.com.au

Floor heating options for all surfaces

SPECIALIZING in underfloor heating products and services, PAP Heating Solutions claims to have the experience and expertise to provide the right underfloor heating system for any application.

From commercial buildings to domestic buildings, the company offers a complete design, estimate and installation service for in-slab heating and under-tile heating.

“No other heating system offers the full benefits of underfloor heating,” says a spokesperson for PAP Heating Solutions. “It is efficient to install and operate and is generally maintenance free as it does not require cleaning or replacing filters.

“There are underfloor heating systems that are perfect for carpet, tile and polished concrete floors and many wooden floors.”

PAP Heating Solutions is the Australian importer, distributor and designer of ELEKTRA heating cables.

The ELEKTRA DM20 Twin In-Screed heating cable is an “in-floor heating cable” that is installed over an existing floor in a cement screed or self-leveling compound approximately 6-8mm thick and can be installed under many different soils. surfaces that give off heat easily, such as tile, slate, stone, low-pile carpet and some wood floor panels.

“The ELEKTRA DM20 is a ‘quick response’ heating system and if the room has effective thermal insulation, it can be used as the main heating system,” says the spokesperson.

He says the ELEKTRA DM20 is quiet and invisible, has no ducts or vents, no maintenance or cleaning, is efficient and cost effective, and has individual room thermostat controls.

PAP Heating Solutions, 23 Winchcombe Court, Mitchell. Call 6242 9310 or visit papheatingsolutions.com.au

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