(PRWEB) February 23, 2010
Timberland Flooring is excited to be showcasing its stunning range of wood flooring at this year’s Ideal Homes Show at Earl’s Court, London.
The company has contributed to the dramatic transformation of a ‘Before and After’ house in the Show Home Village, were visitors are able to see how an ordinary semi detached house can be transformed with Anglian Home Improvement windows, Ann Broad Collection fabrics and Timberland Flooring wood floors.
The show, which runs from March 20th to April 5th this year, attracted a staggering 200,246 to its 2009 event, and over 60 million people have visited the show since it was launched, way back in 1908.
Since that first show, much, of course, has changed. At that point in time only one in ten of the UK’s population owned their own home. As cramped cities expanded into leafy suburbs, mortgages became more accessible to a larger number of people, and levels of home ownership increased.
Over the years the Ideal Homes show changed to reflect this, with the emphasis shifting to displaying renovation and home improvement ideas that would serve homeowners for years to come, and would add value to the property that they owned.
The role of the householder has also changed dramatically in the show’s lifetime.
Its very first audience would have been accustomed to a household partially run by a staff of servants. As domestic duties were taken over by homeowners, initially by matriarchs and now by all members of the family, the show served as a useful space to display and launch new, innovative appliances designed to ease domestic chores.
Items that we now take for granted as necessary household appliances were first introduced at the show. The microwave oven, and the refrigerator, for example, were both introduced to the public during Ideal Homes Shows. Other innovations that have not caught on in the same way (yet), such as the-solar-powered robotic lawnmower, have also been unveiled.
Timberland Flooring will be displaying an example of its stunning wooden flooring in the Ideal Village, and an expert staff of designers and fitters will be on hand to offer advice on the different styles that can be created with wood flooring, and the different ways it can be fitted into individual spaces.
To read more about the show, or to purchase tickets, click here.