Flooring & Floor Covering
Carpet underlay - rubber vs. foam?
Thanks, maddas. Which is the best type out of the Dunlop range? How can you tell which is better? By looking at the density of the ribs?
Cleaning Ceramic Tiles
The answer is firstly to have your tiled floors professionally cleaned to remove the build up of soiling and grime that invariably…
Floorboards - What Finish?
I can share my experience of having a poly finish applied to our home a couple of years ago....
I should have known better, but agreed to the contractor we'd chosen who…
Pros and Cons of Bamboo Flooring
Timber flooring has the obvious natural beauty that characterises a timber floor.
Quality bamboo flooring is very hard and durable, and has a different more…
Rug or carpet???
I high density quality carpet will suit the room best.
I don't like multi-layered floorcoverings. A rug on top of tiles can look tacky and the rug can…
Current tiling styles-suggestions please
Thank you for all your suggestions. Matt's flooring looks great and I have now got a sample of rectangular floor tiles. One of the display homes had a nice arrangement in…
Skirting below tiles?
I can see that putting on the skirting last is essential for timber floors. This allows room for expansion under the skirting.
You have a good point, Ray. There may be…
Sisal carpet with pets?!
The rest of the new house is tiled, we currently have laminated floorboards and thought they havn't been damaged by the dogs zoomies we decided to go…
Ceramic vs porcelin
Many terms used to described tiles are interchangeable and mean different things to different people, and that includes retailers and professionals. To make things really…
Tiler in Perth
Sam Torre is an excellent tiler and is highly recommended. Like any good tiler though, he's flat out, so you'll be lucky if you can get him.
Sam lives in Noranda and…
thanks for that i will give hime a call.
Apr 25, 2007 7:44 pm
what floor prep for tiles
I'm a little curious.....
Are the cork tiles in poor condition? Is there a particular reason for wanting to remove them? I ask because many people I've…
Timber Flooring In Bedrooms?
Even I've forgotten what my original question was!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only joking! Its great to hear people's differing opinions on carpet (and vac systems!!)
S.O.S... carpet cleaning experts
Not a problem,
I run a forum for the carpet cleaning and tile/grout cleaning industry, and so have a fairly wide network of contacts throughout Australia.
My fear of going for floor tiles
We've decided to go with tile - we have them in our current house, and they do the job very well.
The only thing I'm not happy about it that the particular tiles we…
Carpet Laying Melbourne
Firstly, you are probably better off buying your carpet with laying included in the deal, so the carpet supplier can arrange the laying included in the overall…
Prefinished Kempas - unmixed?
When putting down a new floor don't forget the environmental impact. Kempas comes from forests in Malaysia and Indonesia - not exactly known for sustainable forest…
Cost of Carpets, Tiles
We're probably not the norm but we got some cheap as discontinued nylon carpet for $7 sqm for Le Cornu (SA). All up including underlay and installation we'll be paying…
Solution Dyed Nylon vs Stainmaster
Yes it can be confusing. All the more because frankly, there are precious few carpet salespeople that have the slightest clue about the real serviceability and…
another bamboo question
I have chosen the woven bamboo in 'natural' finish(dont have it yet)... although 'natural' its quite dark colour... and will darken with time. this is the…
Jul 13, 2007 12:31 pm
Porter D Flooring options
Hi penjay and seak
I have changed my mind on the flooring type altogether now after receiving some honest information from a salesperson.
The flooring I was…
For $3500 I'd tend towards getting the slate pulled up. Did you get anymore quotes?
I think what you're after is in-slab heating, what is called "hydronic" is usually panels on walls, although I believe they are both hydronic, they work on the same principle.
Slippery ceramic floor?!
I dont' usually use vinegar and ammonia together in the same bucket. If I've been doing a lot of deep frying, typically I will mop with ammonia & hot…
Timber / Bamboo Flooring Durability
All timber floors will mark.
I've had 100 year old jarrah with Polyurathane on them and they still marked with shoes and furniture being moved on it.
Take it as part…
Aug 17, 2007 1:25 pm
Timber Flooring (on slab)
Hi everyone, when we renovated about 6 years ago we used solid Grey Ironbark timber which we selected for its colour and hardness. We had a pro install it directly onto…
Aug 22, 2007 3:00 pm
Sep 03, 2007 12:02 pm
Floating or real floor boards - cost?
We had Trulock in our last house ( I think it was called trugrid then) and it wore really well. Only a few scratches round the table. It was the most expensive but was…
Sep 05, 2007 6:19 pm
We asked PD if they'd tack on the skirting boards for us so they could be removed after handover when our timber floors went in. They said no - that in order to get the…
Floor tiles - by builder or tiler?
Thanks for the info.
Are the costs that you mentioned for porcelain tiles? When we went to Beaumont, they told us that laying porcelain tiles would cost…
Fake Timber Flooring
Check out the following websites, not all the information you probably need but none the less a start. Hope they're of use........?!