Engineers in Melbourne have recently discovered a technique that will replace 100% of conventional aggregates in concrete (such as gravel and crushed rock) with recycled tyre rubber that will meet building codes, promising a boost for the circular economy.Read More
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Epoxy Grouting Price: What to Consider
If you are considering using an epoxy grout in your next tiling project, it is important to take a few key factors into consideration. Epoxy grouting price factors are influenced not only by the cost of the grout itself but also the labour costs involved so let’s dive right in!Read More
Recycled Building Materials: Cabinetry Handles
Construction with recycled materials is an excellent way to ensure a new build or home renovation has a low impact on the environment. We are seeing many new and exciting options becoming available, from engineered stone benchtops that are made using recycled building materials to today’s interesting product spotlight: Recycled plastic cabinetry handles from Resourceful…Read More
Sustainable Design: Introducing Smartsone’s Ibrido Collection
A new addition to Smartstone’s already extensive catalogue of engineered stone products, the Ibrido (pronounced ee-bri-tho – Italian for ‘hybrid’) collection offers an industry first sustainable solution.Read More
Marble Benchtops in the Kitchen: What you Need to Know!
Marble benchtops offer a timeless and elegant kitchen design solution, being especially popular in classically styled interiors (including the popular Hamptons style kitchen design style!). There are however, several key factors that are important to keep in mind when selecting marble benchtops for your next kitchen renovation.Read More
Choosing Kitchen Colours
Choosing kitchen colours for a new home or renovation can often seem daunting at first; there are SO MANY options available to choose from!Read More
Porcelain Splashback Options for the Kitchen
As a material, porcelain provides a low maintenance splashback finish in the kitchen, beingeasy to keep clean while also being resistant to fire. Options for a porcelain splashbackinclude tiles or large sheets, both providing the same benefits and superior qualities thatporcelain products are known for. Our guide highlights the key points to consider whenmaking your…Read More
NEW From Caesarstone: The Whitelight Collection
The latest collection from Caesarstone features a selection of luscious, crisp and breezy white stone options that are inspired by the beauty and elegance of nature, offering a range that is incredibly versatile and blends in well with just about any interior or kitchen design style.Read More
Are Two Pack Kitchen Cabinets Worth the Cost?
Two pack kitchen cabinetry has been increasingly popular over the years, offering a durable and highly customisable finish for the home. With a higher price tag in comparison to laminate and vinyl wrap kitchens though, one does wonder if two pack cabinets really are worth the cost. Well, that all depends on what is most…Read More
Outdoor Benchtops: Caesarstone’s New Collection
Gone are the days of high-maintenance outdoor benchtops; Caesarstone has once again swooped in to save the day with their newly released (and industry first!) quartz based outdoor benchtop collection.Read More
5 Interior Painting Hacks for your Melbourne Apartment – Tips from a Professional Painter
If you have ever tried to paint your home yourself, you will understand that sometimes it is not as easy as it might seem: Paint drips onto your carpet, the colour may not come out as you had envisioned, and there’s just a lot more time invested than you had ever imagined. Our painting hacks will…Read More
Epoxy Grout for Tiles: Worth the hype?
Epoxy grout for tiles has seen an immense growth in popularity over recent years, but is it really worth the hype? Our post explores the many different factors that will play a part in your tile grout choice, from comparisons between epoxy and cement based products, to cost differences and more.Read More
Laminex Absolute Matte Review: A Game-changer in the kitchen!
Matte laminate kitchen cabinets continue to rise in popularity in homes the world over thanks to their sleek and modern finish. Fingerprints however, are not so popular and that’s where the Laminex Absolute Matte collection comes to the rescue with its groundbreaking anti-fingerprint finish!Read More
Benchtop Cheat-Sheet: Caesarstone’s Pricing Explained
Caesarstone’s pricing is a topic that is brought up all too often and the answer isn’t quite as straight forward as “It costs $x per slab of stone”. There are many variables involved that mean the final price will vary immensely depending on several factors, from the exact colour or style of stone you select,…Read More
Indoor & Outdoor Concrete Flooring Solutions
There are many concrete solutions available to help you achieve the unique style, colour and even texture you are wanting in your project. Our guide to concrete flooring will help make the decision much easier!Read More