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1250 seems an odd height for wall tiles-are you having a 500 high tile x 2 ½? Most bathrooms will have tiles of 300 or 400 to a total height of 1200 so there are no small…

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grumblebum54
Apr 12, 2012 9:39 am
grumblebum54
mrs mozz
mrs mozz
10 April 2012

Skirting tiling with vinyl (planks) or laminate

Skirting tiling with vinyl (planks) or laminate

I have just put vinyl tiles in a bathroom renovation. I have varnished timber (hardwood) skirting which is sealed at floor level with clear silicone near the shower to…

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mrs mozz
Apr 10, 2012 6:43 pm
* jas *
* jas *
9 April 2012

Rectangular Bath Spout

Rectangular Bath Spout

I was looking at this the other day, it's very nice. When we were in a plumbing shop last week the guy was saying that some spouts now have round part that screws on the…

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* jas *
Apr 10, 2012 12:15 am
indi
indi
9 April 2012

Bathroom design guru's help and advice please

Bathroom design guru's help and advice please

Can you move the toilet to the top right behind a full wall? Bath where it is, shower in bottom left and vanity on bottom wall? That way you would be walking in through…

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indi
Apr 09, 2012 5:51 pm
Plumbergasfitter
Plumbergasfitter
6 April 2012

Shower waste water exiting through wall

Shower waste water exiting through wall

Hello not sure what state you are in but here in SA you can run a shower untrapped(no s bend) to a floor waste gully in 40mm dwv to a maximum of 1.2m, now this is…

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Plumbergasfitter
Apr 06, 2012 10:12 pm
megg
megg
6 April 2012

Sharing some photos

Sharing some photos

lovely - what I could see of it - my laptop is naffed and keeps freezing up - what is that mirror thing on the…

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megg
Apr 06, 2012 8:45 am
megg
SoccerMum85
SoccerMum85
4 April 2012

Peach and Grey bathroom, what colour to paint?

Peach and Grey bathroom, what colour to paint?

Hi everyone! I am new to this site, we have recently bought our first home and are doing some little improvements on a very tight budget. Our early 1990s bathroom has a…

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SoccerMum85
Apr 04, 2012 9:50 pm
caz_770
caz_770
4 April 2012

Do you have an acrylic or steel bath?

Do you have an acrylic or steel bath?

We wanted a steel bath but the budget didnt allow. Have gone with a Kado lure acrylic one and are pretty happy with it so far. If we ever get on…

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caz_770
Apr 04, 2012 1:44 am
caz_770
kexkez
kexkez
3 April 2012

Shaving Cabinets, sizes?

Shaving Cabinets, sizes?

If you aren't having one custom made to match the size of your vanity cupboard go with a smaller wall cabinet than vanity not bigger. Balance it evenly above the vanity cabinet.

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kexkez
Apr 03, 2012 8:17 pm
kexkez
kexkez
kexkez
3 April 2012

Ensuite suggestions...tiled shower or base?

Ensuite suggestions...tiled shower or base?

on floor boards I'd be more inclined to go with a base. On concrete I'd do tiles.

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kexkez
Apr 03, 2012 8:16 pm
kexkez
kexkez
kexkez
3 April 2012

What types of Decor do you use in your bathroom - Mirrors?

What types of Decor do you use in your bathroom - Mirrors?

In our first home we had a large plain mirror on a side wall as well as a cabinet wiht mirrors front and open shelving. IN our second house we loved the cabinet so much…

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kexkez
Apr 03, 2012 8:14 pm
kexkez
haveago
haveago
31 March 2012

Anyone fitted Caroma Milan BTW Toilet Suites?

Anyone fitted Caroma Milan BTW Toilet Suites?

Hi, Our intention is to change the toilet suites in both our main and ensuite bathrooms. My first problem I've encountered is finding a toilet suite that fits the S…

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haveago
Mar 31, 2012 5:44 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
29 March 2012

Light position and Estilo brand questions

Light position and Estilo brand questions

we use the estilio stuff in our rentals, its all stood up so far, if you like the look of it why not. I doubt the fancy stuff i put in my last place added one dollar to…

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sirgoat
Mar 29, 2012 9:27 pm
PaulMac
PaulMac
29 March 2012

vanity or other ideas?

vanity or other ideas?

I'd be more concerned about your plumbing leaking? Anyway, what about a wall hung vanity with on the bench basin.

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PaulMac
Mar 29, 2012 8:05 pm
greenfish
greenfish
28 March 2012

Painted walls in bathrooms?

Painted walls in bathrooms?

We redid our bathrooms 5 years ago - with tiling and paint as you have suggested you will do, and have no trouble with maintenance. Make sure a proper 'bathroom' paint is…

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greenfish
Mar 28, 2012 10:55 am
greenfish
Mclaren
Mclaren
27 March 2012

Show me your Linear Grates??

Show me your Linear Grates??

I wish we had the smart tile ... we've got round grates and have just got around to cleaning out all the grout the tiler left in them - we've been in for six months! It…

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Mclaren
Mar 27, 2012 2:24 pm
Mclaren
kdgirl
kdgirl
27 March 2012

Bathroom Renovation Help

Bathroom Renovation Help

Definitely go full height

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kdgirl
Mar 27, 2012 6:58 am
nicenurse
nicenurse
25 March 2012

Tiling issue - what is acceptable

Tiling issue - what is acceptable

Thank you, that explains it! Tiles are 300 x 300 and I can see your point about the starting point being the drain and working from there. Its just a shame the room…

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nicenurse
Mar 25, 2012 11:23 pm
rocketship
rocketship
25 March 2012

Blank Canvas. Help Design Our Bathroom

Blank Canvas. Help Design Our Bathroom

I don't think it would look weird, I would just be concerned it wouldn't stay dry while I was in the open shower!!! You could have a robe hook close to the bath (away from…

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rocketship
Mar 25, 2012 6:17 pm
woden5
woden5
23 March 2012

Wall Tile adhesive on backing wall

Wall Tile adhesive on backing wall

G'day I am seeking views on removal of wall tile adhesive from AC backing wall in laundry. I have removed some loose tiles (12) around my laundry tub and will be…

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woden5
Mar 23, 2012 4:34 pm
GardenofNeedn-58
GardenofNeedn-58
22 March 2012

Height of bathroom/ensuite benches

Height of bathroom/ensuite benches

seems to make sense now then. will be easier to convince DH for the above counter basins ::lol::

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GardenofNeedn-58
Mar 22, 2012 6:08 pm
* jas *
* jas *
18 March 2012

Tiling over existing floor tiles. Thoughts?

Tiling over existing floor tiles. Thoughts?

We had our old house re tiled about 18 months ago and the tiler just tiled over the existing tiles. He said that the original ones were very sturdy and just applied a…

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* jas *
Mar 18, 2012 10:22 pm
makfin
makfin
18 March 2012

2pack in the laundry

2pack in the laundry

Great, thanks for your advice.

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makfin
Mar 18, 2012 9:17 pm
kmcgreg
kmcgreg
18 March 2012

Alternative square basin and retailer to Reece ( Sonia p05)

Alternative square basin and retailer to Reece ( Sonia p05)

Thanks TanK ...what a nightmare! Yes I have my taps and sinks etc but ensure we don't have your installation problems! Very disappointing for you.

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kmcgreg
Mar 18, 2012 8:08 am
delatite13
delatite13
16 March 2012

Double SS laundry tubs? Where to buy ....

Double SS laundry tubs? Where to buy ....

Try going to one of the Big Bunnings. The one we visited at Craigieburn must have had 80-100 sinks of all types/prices etc.

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delatite13
Mar 16, 2012 10:20 am
delatite13
merlot105
merlot105
15 March 2012

Non heated towel racks

Non heated towel racks

It depends on how big/wide your towel bars are? It's very difficult to find anything over 610mm apart from the links suggested above. I guess you can say a stacked or…

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merlot105
Mar 15, 2012 4:27 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
13 March 2012

Polished Porcelain in bathrooms - silicon in corners HELP

Polished Porcelain in bathrooms - silicon in corners HELP

I agree with you Mark ... we are not in your league but still forked out $14,000 for what we consider a very poor job. The tiler was shocked at how much we paid when we…

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Mclaren
Mar 13, 2012 10:25 am
Mclaren
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
12 March 2012

custom made vanity cabinets

custom made vanity cabinets

[ETA : when you say polyurethene, does that mean painted, like a 2-pac paint job? Or does that mean plastic-thermal…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Mar 12, 2012 3:20 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
jodge
jodge
11 March 2012

Open Shower problems

Open Shower problems

Get the builder back in to fix it. . . 7 years warranty. We had a big old leak and they came and fixed it. . . Funnily…

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jodge
Mar 11, 2012 7:48 pm
jodge
PHL
PHL
10 March 2012

Wall mounted basin spout on backplate problem.

Wall mounted basin spout on backplate problem.

From personal experience, different brands of tap ware have different in wall fittings, and that is if they have a standard fittings. But saying that, we found most have a…

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PHL
Mar 10, 2012 7:34 am
TamK
TamK
9 March 2012

In floor bathtub?

In floor bathtub?

I have to agree with previous posters. I have young kids and the thought of giving them a bath down that low makes my back ache thinking about it. Would be really…

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TamK
Mar 09, 2012 10:37 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
9 March 2012

Stink pipe help

Stink pipe help

Most likely an inspection pipe for your sewer line, should be at ground level and capped. Is it a new build? Get a plumber to take a look they…

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wertmezer
Mar 09, 2012 8:43 am
kek
kek
5 March 2012

Decisions decisions

Decisions decisions

I agree with kyton - I think 2m x 2m is fine for an ensuite. We managed just fine with less space than that for over 20 years. Shower, vanity, toilet and a double towel…

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kek
Mar 05, 2012 9:21 pm
kek
felant
felant
5 March 2012

can hear water flowing through drain

can hear water flowing through drain

When I am having a shower (in new bathroom), or when the vanity tap is running, I cannot hear water running down the drain. However once the shower (or tap) is turned off,…

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felant
Mar 05, 2012 8:57 am
stormjr
stormjr
5 March 2012

Importing Basin Mixers from Overseas - The pitfalls??

Importing Basin Mixers from Overseas - The pitfalls??

Its not wels that's the problem, its the 'watermark' I think its a W on all plumbing items, and a plumber shouldn't instal anything that is not watermarked.

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stormjr
Mar 05, 2012 1:25 am
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rocketship
Mar 01, 2012 10:58 pm
paulw11
paulw11
29 February 2012

Online Bathroom Hardware

Online Bathroom Hardware

Hi I got most of our stuff from http://www.thriftybathrooms.com.au - they list a lot of stock on eBay but they are a full plumbing supply…

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paulw11
Feb 29, 2012 10:09 pm
McReidy
McReidy
29 February 2012

Bathroom renovation - a beginners guide (Warning Pic Heavy)

Bathroom renovation - a beginners guide (Warning Pic Heavy)

Had the plumber in tonight and had all the pipes relocated, very exciting stuff. Best part was there were no nasty surprises or deviations from the original plan. The…

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McReidy
Feb 29, 2012 9:28 pm
McReidy
Mclaren
Mclaren
28 February 2012

Stuck on a bathroom colour/theme, opinions and ideas please!

Stuck on a bathroom colour/theme, opinions and ideas please!

I don't think it looks cramped ... looks in proportion to me and you will so love it! White top and cupboards with it will be ::kissed::

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Mclaren
Feb 28, 2012 2:37 pm
Mclaren
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
28 February 2012

Polished Porcelain Tiles in Wet Areas?

Polished Porcelain Tiles in Wet Areas?

There are anti slip treatments that can be applied to polished porcelain tiles if you are worried about slipping once the tile gets wet.

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Grout Perfect
Feb 28, 2012 9:14 am
Grout Perfect
poddypod
poddypod
26 February 2012

Self adhesive seal on a roll

Self adhesive seal on a roll

No, haven't bought it from OS yet. May have to, but I'll give the local Bunnings another go first -- although it is often hard to find a staff member to ask :(

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poddypod
Feb 26, 2012 9:54 am
Bigtons
Bigtons
26 February 2012

Difficult to replace shower base on first floor?

Difficult to replace shower base on first floor?

Hi, It all really depends on the type of base and how it was originally constructed. If you have a tile base, there's no drama in replacing it, so i assume that you have…

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Bigtons
Feb 26, 2012 5:46 am
nicenurse
nicenurse
25 February 2012

Laminex Crystal Gloss - for a benchtop?

Laminex Crystal Gloss - for a benchtop?

Ha ha, I like the idea of the YouTube rant! However, we reached a compromise, and we will now have Diamond Gloss Seductive Limba, not sure how much different it will…

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nicenurse
Feb 25, 2012 5:56 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
22 February 2012

Bathroom slab - do I need to remove it??

Bathroom slab - do I need to remove it??

It could be done either way but really depends on your plumbing and where its coming from in the room. Very hard to give you an exact answer without all the info.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Feb 22, 2012 5:41 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Ashkate
Ashkate
22 February 2012

walk in / screenless / european shower basics

walk in / screenless / european shower basics

We have nice matte floor tiles and they dry quite quickly... We also have a bath mat against the hob so the minor slashing is not a big deal to us..

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Ashkate
Feb 22, 2012 11:46 am
Ashkate
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
22 February 2012

Bathroom Vanities

Bathroom Vanities

Hello, You have provided such a nice information. I want to know that does your company makes contemporary bathroom…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Feb 22, 2012 8:01 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
15 February 2012

Bathroom Taps & Colours

Bathroom Taps & Colours

Hi, we once had a kid's bathroom in white with grey, also had dark grey floor tiles. I accessorised with blue... looked lovely! Though I did get a bit tired of wiping…

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Treeseachanger
Feb 15, 2012 1:56 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
14 February 2012

Laminex/Formica suggestions for a black & white bathroom

Laminex/Formica suggestions for a black & white bathroom

Black and white will be very dramatic ... I would have white vanities which will really make the black tiles "pop" - otherwise you run the risk of diluting the effect if…

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Mclaren
Feb 14, 2012 12:24 pm
Mclaren
Annietom
Annietom
11 February 2012

Freestanding baths

Freestanding baths

yeah freestanding taps def more expensive. but bear in mind taps from the wall are sometimes very hard to reach (for kids especially) as these freestanding baths are…

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Annietom
Feb 11, 2012 5:12 pm
Annietom
vvs mand
vvs mand
11 February 2012

Bathroom Costs

Bathroom Costs

sure no worries henry 0425219232

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vvs mand
Feb 11, 2012 1:33 pm


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