Top 10 Myths About Wood Floors
- - Wood floors are expensive. - There are numerous examples of wood floors in excess of 300 years old that are still in service today. Most wood floors can be sanded and refinished several times during their service lives to restore beauty and luster. In addition, wood floors can adapt to many décor and style changes over the years while other flooring options can look dated and require replacement based on new decorating trends.
Handrails For Your Safety
A handrail must be easy to locate, provide continuous support, and have a shape that makes it easy to hold on to. It must be at least 50 mm (2 in.) from any continuous surface, and must not encroach by more than 100 mm (4 in.) on the required width of the stairwell. The ends of the handrail, moreover, must not be in any way dangerous to people with limited vision, or to children’s heads, or to anyone wearing loose clothing or carrying cumbersome items up or down the stairs.