Rugs Carpets Floor & 38 Fail-Safe Combinations; You may not be able to alter your existing hard flooring or carpet; here are some guidelines to help you choose the right rug


As a major component of any space, it’s important to give it the same consideration as the walls and decor when compiling your materials and colour palette. Choosing a rug with a design and colour scheme that works with your exisiting flooring and ties in with your furnishings can make the difference between pulling together a look or having that strange feeling that something in the room isn’t quite right. Here are some suggestions on how to mix and match rugs with six different floors.

high color rug flooring for your home
high color rug flooring for your home

1. Hide away High-end coloured cowhide in Spiga (size varies: 4.5 sq m to 5.5 sq m), from $935, NSW Leather Co.

2. Indigo blue Esprit ESP-2324-01 handtufted acrylic rag (1.7m x 2.4m), $899, DecoRug. Also in 1.2m x 1.8m or 2m x 3m.

3. Sweet shades Handwoven screenprinted multicoloured stripe lute rug (1.2m x 1.8m), $176, World Weave. Also available as a runner or “petite” rug.

4. Hand written Obsession “Writing” handtufted embossed acrylic rug (1.6m x 2.3m), $599, Domayne.



A BLANK CANVAS Most rugs will suit lighter-coloured floors (like birch, shown here) so your choice has a lot to do with the look you want to create. All-white walls and white or lighter-toned floors allow for bright and bold colour choices in decor and furnishings. This means you can opt for something colourful and fun, especially in kids’ rooms. Candy stripes and bold designs will create strong focal points and are useful to tie together different colours used in the room. Keep things modern and make a bold statement with Scandi-inspired hides or high-contrast patterns – graphic black-and-white designs are particularly effective, especially when the floors are matched with similarly toned furniture. Continue reading “Rugs Carpets Floor & 38 Fail-Safe Combinations; You may not be able to alter your existing hard flooring or carpet; here are some guidelines to help you choose the right rug”

Furniture industry and rules

Industry rule

When materials and components are not fit for purpose there is a high risk of customer complaints, product failure and the possibility of claims for compensation. Product specifications are a vital part of the buying process and ensure product uniformity. They assist with the task of demonstrating that due diligence has been exercised and that ‘all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure a product is safe’.

Key areas where SATRA can help retailers who are thinking of resourcing:

* Advice on the content of product specifications

* Up to-date information on product safety legislation including: The General Product Safety Regulations 1994 and 92/59/EEC; glass in furniture; bunk beds; upholstery; wire management in office furniture; the UK Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988

* Detailed performance standards for materials, components and complete items–SATRA’s Furniture Guidelines are useful here

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A star is reborn: the range of wood coatings for professional furniture makers

a star

Arch Chemicals acquired the Sayerlack range of ‘Innovative Wood Solutions’, already market leaders in this and many other countries around the world, in year 2000. Now the brand has been repackaged to generate a new and dynamic image and to raise the profile of the products and everything the brand represents across a broad range of market sectors.

Protection and decorative enhancement for furniture materials

The protection and decorative enhancement of wood in all its forms has been the corporate mission of Sayerlack since its establishment as a manufacturing company in 1954 at Pianoro, in Italy–the site where the production base remains to this day. hr fire beginning the focus of the founders was directed primarily towards traditional timber joinery and veneers for architectural and interior fitting applications and for furniture manufacture and restoration.

Now, in the 21st century that remit has been extended to encompass wood based panel materials–not just in their veneered form but also foil laminated and extending to timber and panel materials deployed externally as well as internally. The role of Sayerlack branded materials has been summed up by its current owners as ‘tire ennoblement of wood and wood based materials’.

‘We must now bring together,’ says Arch Coatings managing director Ian Hobday, ‘all of the research, development and product formulation gains that we’ve made during the past three years under the umbrella of a single brand which will encapsulate, for markets worldwide, the range and scope of achievements by Arch Coatings.

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