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Michelle
Michelle
25 May 2008

Can you change tiles without replacing them?

Can you change tiles without replacing them?

Is that ok to do?? Wouldn't it make the new floor level higher? Or do they sand back the existing ones so it'd be even? I wonder how much…

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Michelle
May 25, 2008 6:34 pm
Michelle
royalblue
royalblue
1 June 2008

Tile Cleaning

Tile Cleaning

New Home, How did you get on? Ash.

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royalblue
Jun 01, 2008 2:35 pm
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
2 June 2008

Mixer taps to replace normal 2 taps?

Mixer taps to replace normal 2 taps?

Hmm...lol. Maybe I'll give it a miss then for the vanity sink anyway. I really want it for the shower...even just the main shower we'd use,…

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Kevin Brown
Jun 02, 2008 8:56 pm
Kevin Brown
cjklbed
cjklbed
3 June 2008

TIMBER FLOOR SEALER FOR BATHROOM?

TIMBER FLOOR SEALER FOR BATHROOM?

Hello, We are renovating and about to install hardwood flooring in our bathroom, any suggestions for sealing it as it is a wet area?

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cjklbed
Jun 03, 2008 4:46 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
6 June 2008

Room with a view

Room with a view
1, 2, 3

So am I now... so many options...…

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to_do_list
Jun 06, 2008 11:57 am
to_do_list
vintage
vintage
6 June 2008

NOW I’VE SEEN IT ALL!!!

NOW I’VE SEEN IT ALL!!!

Definately a "girls only" Loo :lol:

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vintage
Jun 06, 2008 11:49 pm
vintage
vintage
vintage
7 June 2008

Pretty In Pink

Pretty In Pink
1, 2

Thanks for welcome vpande, by the time i can afford renos i will ahve stored heaps of tips and hopefully pics too, BUT im not too keen on the girraffe monitoring the…

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vintage
Jun 07, 2008 7:02 pm
vintage
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
10 June 2008

Hand showers

Hand showers

For me the main reasons I wanted that kind of shower is definitely the ease of cleaning and the ease of cleaning the kids! Oh I am sooo looking…

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House-To-Be
Jun 10, 2008 11:26 am
wayne
wayne
12 June 2008

Need help finding a bathtub

Need help finding a bathtub

Hello all, I am starting the processing of renovating our house. Its 43 years old. The most expense renovation will be the bathrooms. In the upstairs…

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wayne
Jun 12, 2008 2:04 am
gpierce
gpierce
12 June 2008

wow pretty vanity basin

wow pretty vanity basin

hmm it says toilet faucet. at first i was…

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gpierce
Jun 12, 2008 1:35 pm
Casa2
Casa2
12 June 2008

HEATED TOWEL RAILS

HEATED TOWEL RAILS

Hi all, I have heard that heated towel rails use a lot of power and therefore boost your power bill, is this right? How yummy to have warm towels…

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Casa2
Jun 12, 2008 4:36 pm
Michelle
Michelle
12 June 2008

Our ensuite's gone!!!

Our ensuite's gone!!!

Look forward to seeing your photos :D

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Michelle
Jun 12, 2008 7:42 pm
Michelle
petal
petal
19 June 2008

Bath Tiling

Bath Tiling

Thanks Dy, the feature tile I found is a glass mosaic, and what you've suggested is what I thought I would probably do, but I was hoping to find some photos, and didn't…

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petal
Jun 19, 2008 9:50 am
petal
Anirtak
Anirtak
23 June 2008

Popup waste - anyone using them

Popup waste - anyone using them

No slow leaks or issues with our popup waste. We find them fantastic.

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Anirtak
Jun 23, 2008 2:19 pm
kexkez
kexkez
23 June 2008

NO PLACE for towel rail!!!!!

NO PLACE for towel rail!!!!!
1, 2

Oznow You might want to read my 2 comments on this thread about ensuites. You'll see why casa2 mentioned the toilet roll holder. …

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kexkez
Jun 23, 2008 8:32 pm
kexkez
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 June 2008

IXL Heat Lamps?

IXL Heat Lamps?
1, 2, 3

Thanks, not sure the one i chose is sealable vent or not. I may need to check again... You can always retro fit this onto it. they…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 24, 2008 12:32 am
Yak_Chat
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 June 2008

Installing a shower base on a timber floor

Installing a shower base on a timber floor

The 'black smelly stuff' is a bitumen based sealer and not for use in bathrooms. The problem with the way you did the reno is that a mortar bed is porous and will seep…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 25, 2008 7:03 pm
Dukekamaya
haywgl
haywgl
29 June 2008

Tiling question

Tiling question

Dammit!! :lol: :lol: Oh well atleast i know what to do when we get our new bathroom!! Our grout is really not that bad in our current house, but I'm thinking of getting those…

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haywgl
Jun 29, 2008 10:33 am
haywgl
mudtrilogy
mudtrilogy
30 June 2008

Which Tile? (With pics)

Which Tile? (With pics)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The kitchen is a very long story ... another day maybe.

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mudtrilogy
Jun 30, 2008 9:58 am
to_do_list
to_do_list
2 July 2008

Tip - always put a drain hole in the floor of your bathroom

Tip - always put a drain hole in the floor of your bathroom
1, 2

So thats called an overpour :oops: Actually, I'm more worried about cleaning the toilet…

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to_do_list
Jul 02, 2008 4:16 pm
to_do_list
Ron & Bon
Ron & Bon
4 July 2008

Clear Glass Shower Screen versus Frosted/Decorative Glass

Clear Glass Shower Screen versus Frosted/Decorative Glass

i don't know if anyone has mentioned this or not, but we are in the process of renovating the whole house and when we got to the shower we were told that you can't have…

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Ron & Bon
Jul 04, 2008 8:53 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
10 July 2008

Bathroom Layout Options

Bathroom Layout Options

i agree on the whole people dont notice what is missing. unless you have HEAPS of cupboards or no cupboards people dont seem to notice, its like there are three options,…

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sirgoat
Jul 10, 2008 12:34 pm
petal
petal
16 July 2008

spa option with PD!!!!!!!!!helppppp

spa option with PD!!!!!!!!!helppppp
1, 2

Oh, hih - tell DH it's only money!!!!! :lol: Those options are so tempting, but it's amazing how quickly the cost seems to skyrocket once you start adding them all in!!!! :lol:

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petal
Jul 16, 2008 5:52 pm
petal
ChrisL
ChrisL
16 July 2008

Tiles under Toilet

Tiles under Toilet

I think that you'll find that most pans are just siliconed onto tiles these days. Mortar is good only if it is fitted very well, and it's really difficult (impossible?)…

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ChrisL
Jul 16, 2008 9:45 pm
ellyash
ellyash
18 July 2008

Moving toilet

Moving toilet

Thanks for all of your replies. Still waiting to hear on a price., I am just hoping it is a reasonable price so we have an option. Andrea

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ellyash
Jul 18, 2008 7:38 am
Paula
Paula
18 July 2008

Feature Tiles

Feature Tiles
1, 2, 3

Grand total $977!!! DH was very impressed, we budgeted $1500! Goodness, and under budget - you deserve a pat on the back!!

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Paula
Jul 18, 2008 5:57 pm
Paula
louie772
louie772
21 July 2008

Tinting grout

Tinting grout

Could anyone please recommend to me someone (in Melbourne) who colour tints grout? Thanks

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louie772
Jul 21, 2008 12:19 pm
louie772
dhess
dhess
21 July 2008

Tell me how you feel about the floor tiling in our bathrooms

Tell me how you feel about the floor tiling in our bathrooms
1, 2, 3

Wish I could have offered advice earlier. Don't despair. Your house is covered by the builder's warranty so you should still be able to get things rectified. I guess it…

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dhess
Jul 21, 2008 10:58 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
22 July 2008

Preparation for re-tiling

Preparation for re-tiling

I agree with the previous post - you can't use a self-levelling compound as your floor needs to have a fall to the waste outlet.

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Dukekamaya
Jul 22, 2008 7:07 pm
Dukekamaya
kexkez
kexkez
22 July 2008

Types of vanity lighting for ladies and gentlemen.

Types of vanity lighting for ladies and gentlemen.

i wish i hadn't read this as I did pay an additional $70 to have a downlight put in at the vanity. sigh. I would have been better off with a batten light and having it…

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kexkez
Jul 22, 2008 8:06 pm
kexkez
maggie
maggie
23 July 2008

dhess advice on tiling pretty please

dhess advice on tiling pretty please

Ah, thanks MT :D , this explains it. Yes I have noticed that in many homes the grout between say bench tops and tiles crumbles away in no time and leaves a gap through…

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maggie
Jul 23, 2008 9:48 am
razzle
razzle
23 July 2008

Replacing a toilet

Replacing a toilet

thanks. Will get the plumber to take a look. :) to clarify, someone has given me a toilet. Its in a box in my garage. We are selling the house and I was thinking to…

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razzle
Jul 23, 2008 10:38 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
27 July 2008

Outdoor bathroom cost?

Outdoor bathroom cost?

Try a minorb or standard corrugated iron look- But price maybe be what you want to spend. What style house etc? Steve

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Yak_Chat
Jul 27, 2008 11:25 pm
Yak_Chat
to_do_list
to_do_list
1 August 2008

Cancer-causing ceiling heaters?

Cancer-causing ceiling heaters?

I was thinking infra-red might be like a photographer's dark-room lamp which is red. Seems from my research that far from causing cancer, my infra…

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to_do_list
Aug 01, 2008 1:15 pm
to_do_list

But that pic doesn't look like a family bathroom…

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Helyn
Aug 01, 2008 3:07 pm
Helyn
to_do_list
to_do_list
3 August 2008

Cost of repairing leaking shower

Cost of repairing leaking shower

Agree, with the above would be an insurance jobbo and then all you need to pay is the excess.

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to_do_list
Aug 03, 2008 9:08 am
to_do_list

Welcome tom and inge, Looking for a funky urinal??? How about the lemon tree outside?? :wink: Seriously, if the boys have too much to drink they need to go outside as…

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Paula
Aug 03, 2008 4:22 pm
Paula
donuts
donuts
3 August 2008

Enamel Bathroom renovations - feedback

Enamel Bathroom renovations - feedback

hi tricky99, there is another thread around here somewhere about re-enameling which you could search for. We had Bathroom Werx re-enamel the bathroom in our last house…

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donuts
Aug 03, 2008 9:35 pm
donuts
Lostris
Lostris
4 August 2008

Down lights in a shower?

Down lights in a shower?

You just need a light thats IP4 rated or higher in a shower area. These are more "waterproof" and can therefor stand the steam coming out.

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Lostris
Aug 04, 2008 7:30 pm
Michelle
Michelle
4 August 2008

Which way to lay wall tiles

Which way to lay wall tiles

I can guarantee you he is not stalking me! :?

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Michelle
Aug 04, 2008 9:12 pm
Michelle
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Michelle
Aug 05, 2008 10:15 am
Michelle
Helyn
Helyn
5 August 2008

Fancy a bath in your bedroom.....

Fancy a bath in your bedroom.....

I'm not joking, we have really done this :oops: :oops:

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Helyn
Aug 05, 2008 10:48 am
Helyn
FireFox
FireFox
7 August 2008

Shower/Sauna Combo!

Shower/Sauna Combo!

rofl "Decontamination Complete" "you have just been…

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FireFox
Aug 07, 2008 11:04 am
FireFox
kexkez
kexkez
11 August 2008

Shower over bath

Shower over bath

agreed lym.. We are having our ensuite as a full on hobless shower for this exact reason. The shower in our ensuite last time had a highish hob and it was a…

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kexkez
Aug 11, 2008 7:39 pm
kexkez
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
13 August 2008

Tiling prices

Tiling prices

There is no difference they charge by the metre maybe a bit more for the 200 x 200. Craig

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Grout Perfect
Aug 13, 2008 9:09 am
Grout Perfect
rx2
rx2
13 August 2008

Another Leaky Shower

Another Leaky Shower

Hi, I just had a chat with my insurance company and the result isnt that great :( They cover me for upto $1000 in finding the leak. They will also repair any damage…

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rx2
Aug 13, 2008 7:20 pm

So you have a shower over the bath?? Are you really sure you want a shower curtain??? :? Cold and wet clinging to you as you get out of the shower...well that's our…

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'chelle
Aug 13, 2008 8:05 pm
'chelle
tricky99
tricky99
14 August 2008

customised shower rod

customised shower rod

I am looking for an L shape shower rod/rail. does anyone know where I can get one pretty quickly - stainless steel or crome.

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tricky99
Aug 14, 2008 8:01 pm


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