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Inspiration & Advice

Welcome to the Choices Flooring inspiration and advice information hub. Here you will find everything you'll need to get your flooring or home decoration project underway. Read about some inspirational design ideas, discover a few basic 'flooring 101' tips, find out about some of our latest products and special or hear from our resident interior designer on tips and tricks for your home!

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Design & Inspiration

Rug 101: Choosing the Right Colours, Patterns, Textures and Shapes

The more texture you add to a space the more inviting it will become. With this in mind, adding a rug to your current floor – be it tiled, carpet, timber or another variety – will make the room feel welcoming and visually stimulating. But where do you start with selecting the right one? With... Read more »

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Christmas Decorating

Posted on: December 10, 2014

In Australia, for the most part, we’re blessed with lovely warm Decembers. Christmas is often spent at the beach or around a pool, rather than around a roaring fire. Most of us prefer seafood, cold meats and salads to roasted meats and vegetables. Whilst those in the Northern hemisphere might be all snuggled up in... Read more »

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Outdoor Style

Posted on: December 5, 2014

With summer upon us, there’s no better time to spruce up your outdoor area so you can enjoy the warmer weather, longer days and entertain in style. Stylist & Writer, Kylie Jackes tells us how. It doesn’t matter whether you have a spacious deck or a tiny courtyard in the garden, every outdoor area can... Read more »

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How to Create the Perfect Rooms for Living

Posted on: November 28, 2014

Creating an amazing living space can be tricky, because these zones need to strike the perfect balance; functioning in a way that supports your lifestyle and looking aesthetically pleasing from a design perspective, too. The first step in executing a great living space is to ask yourself two questions; how do you want the room... Read more »

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Action Stations

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Interior decorator and magazine stylist, Tahn Scoon shares her tips on creating offices and playrooms that are as organised as they are enticing! The one thing common to decorating ‘action stations’, that is offices, studios, playrooms and the like, is that they need to be exceedingly well organised and easy to clean. You don’t want... Read more »

Flooring 101

Tips for cleaning up after pets

We’ve talked about cleaning up after your kids, but what about the ‘other kids’ – your pets. Those little fur balls we love so much but create so much mess, often resulting in more disorder and chaos than our children! Understanding how to clean up any mess they leave behind can be crucial for those... Read more »

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The ultimate cleaning guide for mums

Posted on: March 31, 2014

As a parent, cleaning is a daily job. From vacuuming and sweeping to cleaning up spills and getting rid of stains, there isn’t a spill a mother hasn’t had to compete with! But knowing what to do when your baby throws food or your dog pees on the floor isn’t all about instinct. Sometimes you... Read more »

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Five reasons to choose tiles for your home

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Tiles are a popular flooring choice in many homes. But what makes them so great? With so many flooring options, it can be hard to choose something fresh and beautiful while still being practical and right for your family. To help with your decision, here are just five reasons why you should choose tiles for... Read more »

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Top Tips On DIY Carpet Shampoo

Posted on: January 15, 2014

Carpet is one of the most common flooring choices for Australians. Soft and versatile, it is ideal for a wide range of spaces and comes in lots of different designs and styles. However, the downside to carpets is the maintenance and expense, particularly if you have kids and pets. But it doesn’t have to be so... Read more »

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Ditch The Chemicals And Supermarket Fads – Do It Yourself Floor Cleaner

Posted on: January 15, 2014

Clean, sparkling floors are something we all crave. However, many floor cleaners can be expensive and harmful. But it doesn’t have to be. Rather than using chemicals and suds that cost your happiness and health, with a few simple homemade floor cleaners, you can save money and protect your family. Here are just three floor... Read more »

Product Spotlight

How To Make Your Home Asthma Friendly

Asthma is a very common ailment for hundreds of Australians. While it can be controlled with medication, it is also important to ensure you spend the majority of your time in a safe environment that has as little triggers as possible. One place where you spend a significant part of your day is your home.... Read more »

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Wood Flooring Or Engineered Panels?

Posted on: January 15, 2014

It is often easy to make the decision between carpet and wood flooring – you know best how you’ll use your home, the way you prefer to clean and the look you prefer. However, when it comes to technicalities of products you are often dependent on thorough advice from salespeople. Today we help shorten that... Read more »

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Why Laminate Is Back

Posted on: January 15, 2014

How much more enjoyable would renovating be if you could discover a floor covering that is easy to install, doesn’t require any finishing, can be laid over pretty much any surface and produces colours that are consistent with samples? That is resistant to staining, fading and scratching, and still looks good, but doesn’t cost the... Read more »

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FloorClic – An Affordable And Convenient Alternative To Timber Flooring

Posted on: January 15, 2014

Although timber floors do look beautiful, they can be costly and difficult to install. Until now, there has never been an alternative offering the same look without sacrificing longevity or ease of cleaning. However, with the new FloorClic laminate flooring from Choices, you can have gorgeous floors that look and act just like timber –... Read more »

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Solution Dyed Nylon – For High Traffic Households

Posted on: January 15, 2014

There are many different types of carpet flooring to choose from for your home. What you choose should be based on a number of factors, including the amount of wear it will take, what kind of area it will be in and what kind of look you are going for. One popular choice for family... Read more »

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Carpet Fibres – What Option Is Right For You?

There are lots of things to consider when purchasing carpet. Budget, design, feel – all of these are important factors, but one of the most important choices that many people forget is the fibre that is used for the carpet. There are many materials used in carpets and understanding a little can go a long... Read more »

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Vinyl – The Ultimate Copy-Cat!
Don’t be fooled by the title. Being a copy-cat isn’t always a bad thing! When it comes to flooring, finding…READ MORE
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How To Prevent Carpets From Fading?
Just like any fabric, carpet tends to lose its colour over time. While this is normal, there are a few…READ MORE
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Converting Your Child’s Bedroom Once They Have “Left The Nest”
Every parent has to go through this moment. Their child has finished school, is looking towards the future and wants…READ MORE
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Art With Tiles – Make Your Floor A Statement Piece
There are very few design ideas that haven’t been done before, but with a medium like tiles, why be boring?…READ MORE
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