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1–2–3 Carpet Beetle Control

How to Control Carpet Beetles and Protect Carpet About Carpet Beetle Carpet beetle include Black Carpet Beetle, the Common Carpet Beetle, the Varied Carpet Beetle (shown), the Furniture Carpet Beetle and a close cousin, the Fur Beetle, have all been introduced to New Zealand and are frequently found devouring the woollens and carpets of New […]

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The best carpets for hay fever sufferers – and which to avoid

We all look forward to summer – but for some it can be a challenging time. Hay fever season usually rolls around in late summer and can be difficult for people across NZ. Open windows to let in a warm summer breeze can open your home up to unwelcome visitors much smaller and harder to control than the occasional bee – don’t let these allergens will make themselves at home.

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6 Dirty Secrets About Your Carpet

Walking on fresh, clean, plush carpet is a nostalgic feeling. It’s the reason we spend time and money on the floors in our home. It’s the #1 filter in your house; capturing pollen, fungi, bacteria, chemicals, and smoke residue. It insulates during temperature changes and muffles noise in your home. But carpet has a dirty side that needs to be acknowledged. Flooring First wants to help you be informed.

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Nylon Carpet: Pros And Cons

Nylon is the most popular fibre type in the residential carpet industry today. It has a solid reputation for being durable, relatively easy to maintain and is highly sought after. That being said, let’s dive into the useful details to help you decide if it’s the right choice for you!

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Best Flooring Options For The Nursery

When planning your baby’s nursery, things such as the crib, paint colour and changing table come to mind. But what about the flooring? It’s important to make sure your baby’s room has the right flooring, as it can make a huge impact in their development. First, we’ll walk through the things to consider, the best options and then the options to avoid. Let’s get started!

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How To Start A New Project

Any remodelling project can seem overwhelming, but it’s guaranteed to go more smoothly if you know a of couple insider tricks. Whether you’re attempting a small or large home project, learning how to plan for it is a matter of understanding the task by finding inspiration, planning a budget, choosing the right materials, and taking care of any last details.

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How To Remove Scratches From Hardwood Floors

How do you remove scratches from solid hardwood floors? It’s a question that plagues just about all owners of this popular floor covering. Moving furniture, fierce stilettos, dirty soccer cleats, and plenty more can harm the surface of hardwood, and make your whole house look more than a little worn out and run-down. Still, one of the advantages to hardwood floors is that scratches can be repaired in some cases and it’s pretty easy, especially compared to other flooring options like vinyl or carpeting.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Seek Professional Carpet Cleaning

Some individuals may opt to undertake the activity by themselves as a way of cutting costs; others believe that it is more convenient, while some may do so because of lack of sufficient knowledge. Truth is that there is always a higher chance of ruining the carpet if not done properly, and this is why it is always advisable to seek the services of experts. Here are 5 reasons you should definitely seek out professional cleaning!

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Care & Maintenance

At Flooring First we care about you caring for your carpet so we have developed this stain removal guide. A new wool carpet will last longer and look better if a routine of regular vacuuming, periodic cleaning and immediate removal of spots and spills is followed. Very little equipment is required to maintain a carpet well. A good vacuum cleaner is essential as well as a small box of supplies – including carpet shampoo, dry cleaning fluid and clean absorbent cloths or paper tissues to remove spills.

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Flooring Guide

Flooring Guide The best floor for your home depends on a number of different factors, so we’ve put together a handy guide that will help you decide what may be best for your home. Checklist Get samples of your top flooring choices. Most suppliers will give you samples free of charge. Bring them home and […]

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Buyers Guide

Your buyers guide for anything and everything flooring! We cover each type of flooring and go into specific details to help you determine what is right for you.

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