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caru
caru
6 h

Floor Tiling Imperfections

Floor Tiling Imperfections

hi there - the tiler was probably right (concrete not being flat and old tiles are not perfectly square, especially the non rectified ones) rectification job is normally…

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caru
Oct 27, 2021 8:39 am
bestspecials
bestspecials
25 October

External render

External render

They are expansion joints.

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bestspecials
Oct 25, 2021 11:55 am
bestspecials
Spazzen
Spazzen
24 October

Hybrid flooring warping

Hybrid flooring warping

Doesn't really matter what the business owner thinks is fair. Australian Consumer Law has always been clear, the customer's contract is with the seller of the product,…

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Spazzen
Oct 24, 2021 10:58 am
philimon
philimon
20 October

Which white paint?

Which white paint?

Great idea

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philimon
Oct 20, 2021 4:46 am
philimon
philimon
philimon
20 October

Help: Couch too small?

Help: Couch too small?

I think it's a great length of couch. I like to have a lot of space around

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philimon
Oct 20, 2021 4:42 am
philimon
alexp79
alexp79
19 October

What flooring should you buy?

What flooring should you buy?

I believe there also should be Engineered Timber in the comparison

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alexp79
Oct 19, 2021 3:15 pm
momonone
momonone
14 October

sherwin williams Alabaster SW7008 alternative?

sherwin williams Alabaster SW7008 alternative?

Hi all, whats the closest paint colour for sw7008 colour in Dulux?

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momonone
Oct 14, 2021 8:15 pm
AngeDIY
AngeDIY
10 October

Ceiling ideas

Ceiling ideas

I have a timber ceiling that has discoloured due to age and nicotine. I had the floors redone (second pic) and now need ideas for the ceiling. I am planning white walls…

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AngeDIY
Oct 10, 2021 11:50 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
10 October

Blinds, inside window casement or not?

Blinds, inside window casement or not?

BTW, even when they are in front of the reveal, they often don’t fully block the gaps, as light leaks out sideways. Sometimes, depending on wall colour, this can…

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arcadelt
Oct 10, 2021 8:22 am
ItalianGal
ItalianGal
9 October

Warm or Cool LED lights ?

Warm or Cool LED lights ?

Ebay,. or a website called AliExpress.com or lightinthebox.com :) cheap as chips!

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ItalianGal
Oct 09, 2021 6:06 am
ItalianGal
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Mags079
Oct 09, 2021 5:59 am
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
9 October

Quantum Next Gen vinyl planks

Quantum Next Gen vinyl planks

We laid Quantum planks in Amsterdam and very pleased with the result. I borrowed a couple of sample planks from a local retailer and that really helped in our…

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Bebbsy
Oct 08, 2021 11:26 pm

We're having the study at the front of the house, and they're the long length facade awning windows. I was planning to put shutters on these windows as I like the look,…

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mcbks
Oct 04, 2021 3:30 pm
Gmcgill
Gmcgill
30 September

how do you remove these toggle bolts from gyprock

how do you remove these toggle bolts from gyprock

thanks, i knew someone would have used these before. I'll give it a go.

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Gmcgill
Sep 30, 2021 10:53 am
Courtney1503
Courtney1503
27 September

Laminate or vinyl flooring?

Laminate or vinyl flooring?

Hello everyone. I’m a bit stuck on flooring, I’ve done some research and can see that laminate is not good for spillages or water in comparison to vinyl. We have 2…

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Courtney1503
Sep 27, 2021 12:09 am
caru
caru
26 September

Resiplank Hybrid Flooring

Resiplank Hybrid Flooring

interested too. spec wise seems to be the best out there. 9mm thick with 0.7mm wear layer.

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caru
Sep 26, 2021 5:40 pm
vincem
vincem
18 September

Polished concrete disaster

Polished concrete disaster

Hi Sarah, I have just gone through exactly the same thing and would love to hear how you went with this as I have a tribunal meeting in a few weeks. Its heart breaking…

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vincem
Sep 18, 2021 5:18 am
Postwar9
Postwar9
15 September

Colour scheme

Colour scheme

Monument seems to go with white or grey quite well. I like these colours purely because they never really become outdated, look at homes from the 90s and they seem modern…

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Postwar9
Sep 15, 2021 8:45 pm
KateBrooks
KateBrooks
10 September

Hoping for some help with pendant placing

Hoping for some help with pendant placing

How long is your island? I would prefer to have a light over the sink to help see what I'm doing and the other can be spaced centred to the rest of the island.

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KateBrooks
Sep 10, 2021 7:49 pm

We have Alpine Ivory Tiles with matching grout. They were laid 3 years ago and grout is still the same colour. I would say that our grout is probably 3mm wide (no problems).

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bestspecials
Sep 09, 2021 10:22 am
bestspecials
nickbak92
nickbak92
6 September

What floating floor!?

What floating floor!?

Hi Winnieshome, Unfortunatelty, we pulled the pin with our builder Montgomery after we caught them out forging documents we had signed during the sales process. We are…

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nickbak92
Sep 06, 2021 3:16 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
28 August

Relocating thermostat above light switch

Relocating thermostat above light switch

Should do, but turn the power off anyway when you are drilling/cutting in that area. You should do significant research on that. Nest Thermostats are not available in…

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arcadelt
Aug 28, 2021 9:30 am
rachelj72
rachelj72
22 August

Made by Block

Made by Block

Has anyone used these boards? and could send me a pic. I can’t pick colors from samples. Need to see a better pic. Thanks !

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rachelj72
Aug 22, 2021 11:38 am
bgattegno
bgattegno
10 August

Regupol vs Quiet step, I can’t decide?

Regupol vs Quiet step, I can’t decide?

I am updating the floors in our apartment with 14mm thick engineered timber and trying to make a decision on the underlay. We have a top-floor apartment with a concrete…

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bgattegno
Aug 10, 2021 7:14 pm
PennyH
PennyH
6 August

Vinyl Plank issues

Vinyl Plank issues

My husband and I purchased our home just over 3 years ago, the previous owner built the house 18 months prior to that. We have the Kenbrock Vinyl Planks installed which…

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PennyH
Aug 06, 2021 4:00 pm

Blackbutt -Limewash?

Blackbutt -Limewash?

Where did you end up on this? I was in the same position, Blackbut floors but wanting something a bit more grey/washed out as wanted to have a more monochromatic look. …

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SuperCoach1979
Jul 26, 2021 2:57 pm

Help with rugs/ layout

Help with rugs/ layout

Hi there, Personally I would go with a for the floor space near the fireplace. I would choose a similar style to your existing rug but a darker option to define the…

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carmenmarie
Jul 26, 2021 10:04 am
caru
caru
24 July

Quick Step/Kronotex vs cheaper brands laminate flooring

Quick Step/Kronotex vs cheaper brands laminate flooring

Hi, This is talking from experience. One of the benefit to go with reputable manufacturer / supplier is the after sale service. I don't want to mention the brand - but…

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caru
Jul 24, 2021 11:28 am

I have a big cat and she, like many other cats, likes all that. I saw there are cat trees that are hanging on the wall. I'd love to have that, but how secure is that? My…

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AnnOles
Jul 23, 2021 9:33 pm
AnnOles
bonnylamb
bonnylamb
22 July

Tile painting

Tile painting

Was wondering if any one knows if I could use a cream tile and laminate paint white knight and a white top coat

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bonnylamb
Jul 22, 2021 1:36 pm
LouLou33
LouLou33
21 July

which wattyl white for trims?

which wattyl white for trims?

Hi there Leisa - if you're still out there in cyber space, what Wattyl colour white trim did you decide on?? I'm having Dulux White Duck Quarter on my interior walls…

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LouLou33
Jul 21, 2021 10:54 pm
rantapawan
rantapawan
20 July

Good brand of downlights

Good brand of downlights

Luna downlights from Emerald are great. Do check government rebates on lighting before .

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rantapawan
Jul 20, 2021 9:39 pm
rantapawan
iMarian3
iMarian3
15 July

ARE HEAT SHIELDS NEEDED FOR LED DOWNLIGHTS?

ARE HEAT SHIELDS NEEDED FOR LED DOWNLIGHTS?
1, 2

Maybe you can check with , they are gladly helping you out

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iMarian3
Jul 15, 2021 8:37 am
Chris de
Chris de
13 July

Roller blinds and trying to achieve 100% block out with no l

Roller blinds and trying to achieve 100% block out with no l

Hello indo26slate, was wondering how you went with this ? I’m keen to do something similar to what you are proposing.

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Chris de
Jul 13, 2021 10:48 pm

Hi everyone, Likely a stupid question but I can’t…

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Christian_M
Jul 11, 2021 10:46 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
6 July

Secret nails battens on concrete slab

Secret nails battens on concrete slab

No, it's still there…but as I said, only in some places and not too dramatic. I think it will only go away when we re-sand and re-polish the floors in 20 years time.

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arcadelt
Jul 06, 2021 9:21 am
Kofi B
Kofi B
3 July

Polished concrete in a new build

Polished concrete in a new build

Hiya, I've been looking into this as well. So far I've received quotes for X-bond polished stone and Quartz Carpet. Have you learnt anything more about how it works with a…

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Kofi B
Jul 03, 2021 4:55 pm
Budapest
Budapest
3 July

LED Downlights and Dimmers - My Experience

LED Downlights and Dimmers - My Experience

Hi all, my question is kind of related and didnt want to start another thread. I am looking at lighting layout for our new build. In the living and dining we would like…

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Budapest
Jul 03, 2021 4:20 pm
Earth_99
Earth_99
1 July

Paint colour recs - Lexicon cool toned but slightly darker

Paint colour recs - Lexicon cool toned but slightly darker

For context, natural white looks cream against the white tiles on the bathroom walls in my colour scheme.

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Earth_99
Jul 01, 2021 9:16 am
caru
caru
27 May

I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?

I work in flooring - do you have a flooring question?
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Hi Michelle, I just posted a new thread about laminate flooring before I found this thread. I am keen to hear your feedback and opinion (copied and pasted from my thread…

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caru
May 27, 2021 1:40 pm
caru
caru
24 May

Laminate flooring making "clicking" sound when walked on

Laminate flooring making "clicking" sound when walked on

I have the same experience, newly laid. I think its pretty common especially if the subfloor is not flat..its annoying but not something that i cant live with Are you…

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caru
May 24, 2021 9:25 pm
jo-t
jo-t
21 May

Foyer Pendant Size?

Foyer Pendant Size?

Hello! I'm an having trouble working out the correct size pendant / chandalier for our foyer? It a double height ceiling (5.7m in total, 3m high ceilings ground floor,…

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jo-t
May 21, 2021 4:30 pm

Light Fitting

Light Fitting

It seems to me that this device consumes a lot of power.

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annamcq123
May 20, 2021 7:52 pm
ho12
ho12
18 May

Lime wash on spotted gum – thoughts?

Lime wash on spotted gum – thoughts?

Our timber floor planks are narrow and might give an older feel and makes the area look smaller probably.

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ho12
May 18, 2021 11:59 pm
Monty85
Monty85
17 May

Skirting and Architrave sizing help

Skirting and Architrave sizing help

Looking for opinions on architrave and skirting sizes for our new house build. We are going with a simple bevel edge and have 92mm for the skirting. Building a 30sq house…

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Monty85
May 17, 2021 5:56 pm

Hi, I am planning on removing the existing carpet and replacing it with engineered timber. The carpet i have in the lounge isn't very thick, it is on the same…

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timber_floor_reno
May 14, 2021 9:51 pm
Budapest
Budapest
10 May

Bedrooms or living space? ... and powder rooms

Bedrooms or living space? ... and powder rooms

With 5 kids, I'll be smart alec and say definitely get a TV in the bedroom...! :-D

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Budapest
May 10, 2021 2:42 pm

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