Saturday, 5 October 2019

Engineered Wood Flooring - A Flooring Option


We all have different choices in our home d├ęcor and one of the most important things we have to consider is the type of flooring we should consider.  Many of us have carpets, some have laminate floors, some have vinyl and there is also the option of wooden floors too. I love wooden floors especially as there is so much choice in styles, colours and finishes. They come in a range of prices to suit all budget can be affordable.



There are many choices in wooden flooring such as, vinyl, laminate, parquet, solid and engineered hardwood flooring. One popular choice is solid wood but it can be expensive, an alternate choice is engineered wood flooring as it is less costly than solid hardwood flooring. Engineered wood flooring has many advantages, it provides stability and resistance to variations in temperature and moisture.


It is well suited for installing underfloor heating and can be fitted either using tongue and groove or click lok fitting system. Engineered wood flooring is generally made from three layers.  A real hardwood top layer and two base layers of soft wood. The three-layer construction enables the flooring to become stable and durable. The top layer of floor can be of any choice of hardwood, colour and finish. It is possible to stain the wood, have a raw finish, hand scrapped, oiled, lacquered or distressed.

Engineered wood flooring offers great choice, variety and it can be more affordable but it can have its pros and cons like any product. I would highly recommend that you look into which type of which flooring best suites your household needs when deciding on the colour, style and floor type.

 All photos in this post are used with permission 365 flooring

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Thursday, 3 October 2019

Incy Wincy Spider - Bostik Challenge September


As you all know I am part of the Bostik Bloggers member and the month of September I was sent a Bostik craft pack on the theme of Halloween. As always my niece Little M came over with her little Brother S  and we had lots of fun creating Halloween craft.
Little M was telling me that she has been teaching incy wincy spider to her little brother so we decided to make a spider to go with the rhyme.


Things you will need to make the spider:


1 Piece black A5 piece of funky foam
White chalk or silver pen
1 black pompom ball
2 eyes
2 black pipe cleaners
scissors
Bostik Blu Tack
Bostik Blu Stick

How to make the Incy Wincy Spider:

1. Using the white chalk draw a spiders web on the black funky foam and keep aside.


2. Fold the pipe cleaner in half and cut them in half. You should now have 4 pieces.
3. Place them together and twist them in the center. Spread the pipe cleaner to make the spiders legs.


4. Take the black pom pom and using the bostik blu stick it on to the center of the spiders leg to make spiders head.
5. Using the Bostik Blu stick,  stick on the eyes onto the pom pom on either side.


6 Take a small piece of Blu tak and stick it to the bottom of the spider.
7. Position the spider on the black foam spiders web and stick.



Little  M and Little S has lots of fun playing with the spiders we made.


Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So, Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout again
Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So, Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout again
Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
So, Incy Wincy spider went up the water spout again....


This craft is suitable for young children although, adult supervision may be required for using scissors and stapler. If you like this project check the link below for more art and craft projects, that you can do with your children.

Kids Arts and Craft Videos
Kids Arts and Crafts Projects 


Being part of the Bostik 2019 bloggers with Tots100 and Bostik, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.