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adjective Indurated; firm.
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A real style statement, this two-door Oriental look sideboard is made from hard-wearing Mindi wood by Indonesian craftsmen who handpaint the exterior.
5ltr, B&Q) is a great choice, as it covers well and produces a hard-wearing, wipeable finish.
There are no soft-touch plastics, the interior is hard-wearing and practical, making it ideal for young families.
Over the years it has become a leading supplier to the double glazing industry and has built up a good reputation, thanks to its hard-wearing plastic building products and UPVC door and window hardware for use inside and outside the home.
Wool and cotton can be combined with other natural fibres to produce flooring offering the best of both worlds, but if you'd rather be a purist, these are the most popular types of natural flooring: Coir is a good value and hard-wearing alternative to carpet.
Ceramic tiles cost less, are quicker and cheaper to fit and they're hard-wearing too.
I need a hard-wearing leather sofa that can withstand scratches from my two small dogs.
The compressor framework is rigid, manufactured from heavy-gauge steel, and finished in a hard-wearing powder coat.
The work is expected to be completed in June and will involve replacing ageing iron gas mains with new, hard-wearing plastic pipes that should last for more than 80 years.
Denim is a hard-wearing fabric that never goes out of fashion, and this season designers have used their imagination with it.
THIS sturdy, hard-wearing tree comes into its own at Christmas, as gardeners get out their secateurs to snip off spiky, deep green sprigs and vibrant red berries for indoor decorations.
Iger, the Aberystwyth-based Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, has developed the hard-wearing, "staygreen" turf for the tournament.