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Tile Questions

Tile Questions

We are trying to decide on flooring for our open plan kitchen/dining/living area. We definitely prefer tiles over wood, so we are going with that. There are many things to…

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Adelaide Girl
Aug 20, 2017 6:44 pm
mrbiggens
mrbiggens
18 August

Carpet Choices HELP!

Carpet Choices HELP!

Hi Candice, we are building the Carlisle, slightly modified. We have just signed off on plans to go for CDC.

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mrbiggens
Aug 18, 2017 9:06 pm
Michelle
Michelle
13 August

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 alexp79, Wall to floor colour, that will depend on your colour scheme. Correct, vinyl butts up against the skirting or wall tile. Neat. NO!! Vinyl can not go on the…

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Michelle
Aug 13, 2017 4:28 pm
Michelle
Decomo
Decomo
12 August

Joint on middle of laminate flooring-Is it really necessary?

Joint on middle of laminate flooring-Is it really necessary?

Looks GREAT. :: I should have done the same (outsource to 3rd party instead). :cry:

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Decomo
Aug 12, 2017 10:33 pm
Decomo
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alexp79
Aug 10, 2017 11:05 pm
Best-in-OZ
Best-in-OZ
10 August

Cleaning white carpets

Cleaning white carpets

I too believe that hiring the <a href="http://endoflease.net.au">professionals cleaners</a> will definitely give better touch in the carpet since they have the appropriate…

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Best-in-OZ
Aug 10, 2017 7:52 pm
alexp79
alexp79
10 August

Need recommandation on Tile & carpets in Sydney?

Need recommandation on Tile & carpets in Sydney?

Get them from China, you can find vendors at Alibaba Web site and request them to provide free samples.

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alexp79
Aug 10, 2017 1:27 am
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
6 August

Patio Floor???

Patio Floor???

Tiles is so much easier - pavers are a maintenance nightmare after a couple of years!

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JayaJaya
Aug 06, 2017 10:51 pm
JayaJaya
phantom18
phantom18
1 August

Flooring

Flooring

I have an allowance of $6000 to spend on the flooring for my new house? total area would be 120M2. Best cost options?

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phantom18
Aug 01, 2017 3:35 pm

I bought these from masters closing down sale, there instructions are to lay the same as a…

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roscodunn78
Jul 16, 2017 8:04 am
spiffmiff
spiffmiff
15 July

Affordable wood look option to match jarrah skirting?

Affordable wood look option to match jarrah skirting?

We're planning to replace existing ageing faux jarrah laminate with something nicer and more contemporary before sale. I was originally thinking of some affordable but…

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spiffmiff
Jul 15, 2017 10:05 pm
spiffmiff
hs815
hs815
15 July

Recommendations for bamboo flooring and ceramic tiles

Recommendations for bamboo flooring and ceramic tiles

Hi, I'm in the same boat, finalizing flooring. We're switching up between bamboo or laminate for upstairs. From all the sales reps we've talked to Bamboo: + Feels…

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hs815
Jul 15, 2017 9:10 pm
bvillemot
bvillemot
14 July

Putting flooring in after skirting

Putting flooring in after skirting

How much did builders charge to lay skirting after? If anything?

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bvillemot
Jul 14, 2017 5:58 am

wooden subfloor water damage

wooden subfloor water damage

It's best to have it checked first. I agree with Lochie that insurance companies are sometimes difficult with this kind of damages (plus it also takes time). But make sure…

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cheryl_0316
Jul 08, 2017 10:45 pm

Real Timber floor laying Perth

Real Timber floor laying Perth
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Timber comes in many different species, tones and widths that there is certainly one that will suit your…

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theclaudiabeck
Jul 08, 2017 9:44 pm
kezza71
kezza71
8 July

Cleaning tips for vinyl planks (Karndean Van Gogh)

Cleaning tips for vinyl planks (Karndean Van Gogh)

I use hot water with a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil with my swisher mop. This was recommended to me by the person who laid my vinyl planks 6 years ago, and they still…

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kezza71
Jul 08, 2017 11:25 am

Hardwood Floors Help!

Hardwood Floors Help!

Ok thank you for the correction :)

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jessicagauci
Jul 07, 2017 9:18 pm
lovisa
lovisa
7 July

Adelaide Luxury vinyl plank

Adelaide Luxury vinyl plank

Had a quote from builder for $9100

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lovisa
Jul 07, 2017 12:19 pm

Can warped/cupped bamboo floors be fixed?

Can warped/cupped bamboo floors be fixed?

Hello Unfortunately those boards will have to be taken out and replaced with new ones, will always have the water makes and cupping

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Bamboo King
Jul 03, 2017 9:59 pm
Nawsome
Nawsome
3 July

Dust Mite Allergy - carpet v floor boards

Dust Mite Allergy - carpet v floor boards

we have floorboards (click laminate) in our current bedrooms - and with young bubbas, was great! TMI, but we had a happy chucker so the floorboards made cleanup so much…

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Nawsome
Jul 03, 2017 9:37 am
Nawsome
Joker
Joker
1 July

Tile flooring looks dirty - how to resolve?

Tile flooring looks dirty - how to resolve?

Is the new tile from the same batch, could be slightly different colour which is common for same tiles from different batches. You could also try a high quality cleaner…

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Joker
Jul 01, 2017 8:14 pm

henley Flooring Carmelle Lux Q2

henley Flooring Carmelle Lux Q2

we are doing externally as it is very expensive by henley.

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bhutani.sumit
Jun 20, 2017 7:29 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
2 June

Black spong-like stuff on floorboards under underlay?

Black spong-like stuff on floorboards under underlay?

I have no idea about the spongy stuff nor how to remove it; however, why can't you refinish the timber floors right now? Once you glue vinyl to those board, it will be…

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arcadelt
Jun 02, 2017 11:42 am
ceri
ceri
27 May

Vinyl planks

Vinyl planks

Hi, I have just had vinyl planks put down in my kitchen, living and dining area. I've noticed that there are about a dozen spots where the planks aren't pushed up tight…

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ceri
May 27, 2017 10:00 pm

Recycled or distressed-looking timber flooring

Recycled or distressed-looking timber flooring

Recycled and new timber comes in three different finishes for decking and flooring…

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theclaudiabeck
May 24, 2017 4:00 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
18 May

Where to get these tiles?

Where to get these tiles?

Like arcadelt said, it is better to ask them Or contact SJB (http://www.sjb.com.au/projects/sepia)

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arcadelt
May 18, 2017 10:06 pm

Timber look Laminate flooring

Timber look Laminate flooring

I called our builder in advance and asked them which of their displays had the two colours of laminate installed that we were deciding on. This way we could drive…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
May 10, 2017 6:46 am
Waldorf_Grange_Build
eirrac
eirrac
6 May

New build - GJ Gardner

New build - GJ Gardner

I really like those tiles! We are building with GJ gardner but here they go with Groove tiles. I think most tile companies can get the same tiles though. I had a look at

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eirrac
May 06, 2017 4:20 pm
Berek
Berek
5 May

Warm floors without underfloor heating

Warm floors without underfloor heating

As mentioned concrete will need to absorb heat from somewhere to radiate it. It has an R value of 0 so I'd say you'd have to have the heaters on for a while before they'd…

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Berek
May 05, 2017 11:01 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
25 April

Polished concrete floor ground too much?

Polished concrete floor ground too much?

Well, you could. Just get them to keep grinding another 12mm and then you can lay a 10mm tile.

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arcadelt
Apr 25, 2017 9:46 pm
jack147
jack147
12 April

Carpet cleaner Sydney - recommendations?

Carpet cleaner Sydney - recommendations?

Hello, Thanks for this useful information. I also want to sell my home and really need some service that can clean it at a reasonable price. So could you please suggest…

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jack147
Apr 12, 2017 9:14 am
Samk
Samk
7 April

Left over flooring cheap

Left over flooring cheap

Carpet underlay.. 10mm Dunlop acoustic for sale .. 4 boxes of spotted gum timber for sale 14mm ... left over... pm for prices

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Samk
Apr 07, 2017 5:15 pm
Althom
Althom
7 April

Floor fail

Floor fail

Who did you use? PM me if you don't want to make it public

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Althom
Apr 07, 2017 4:38 pm
Althom
mel_mack
mel_mack
6 April

Polished Concrete

Polished Concrete

Hi, We have just signed with Dechellis :) We really want polished concrete but the price is putting me off. I have spoken to a few polishers and their price I find…

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mel_mack
Apr 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Berek
Berek
4 April

Flooring for bottom floor which includes kitchen and living

Flooring for bottom floor which includes kitchen and living

Same same except I have a lot longer to decide :-D The are pros and cons of each and none have all pros. Timber is more giving and forgiving but I have doubts about it in a…

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Berek
Apr 04, 2017 8:28 pm

Tiles/ floor colours

Tiles/ floor colours

If your walls are light then it should compliment each other...besides the walls if your cabinetry is white and you have lots of source light then it should stand…

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tapasr_Lexia4
Mar 29, 2017 6:06 am
tapasr_Lexia4
akovtoun
akovtoun
24 March

Evolution Laminate Floor - Proline

Evolution Laminate Floor - Proline

We had these installed 1 month ago the spotted gum shiny finish. We went with it because apparently the aquashield is highly water resistant and IC3 rating is scratch…

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akovtoun
Mar 24, 2017 4:03 pm

Subfloor moisture problem

Subfloor moisture problem

If your moisture level in timber is 17-20% it is too high, it should be 10-14%. Anything over 18% sets of conditions suitable for rot, mould and termites. All homes with…

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building-expert
Mar 20, 2017 7:10 am
building-expert
G1NOSAUR
G1NOSAUR
18 March

Loose lay vinyl planks

Loose lay vinyl planks
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Hey guys sorry to bumps this up. Are LVT capable of outdoor use like the Porch and Alfresco? And if so, does it look weird at the edges?

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G1NOSAUR
Mar 18, 2017 10:58 pm
G1NOSAUR

Opinions on floor tiles please

Opinions on floor tiles please

For choosing better tiles for your bathroom, You can take the help of blogs site. It will help you to choosing better decision. Thank you.

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First_Timer_Ray
Mar 08, 2017 5:59 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Alicia
Alicia
8 March

Flooring Installation - Complaints?

Flooring Installation - Complaints?

Hi All, My husband & I moved into our new buil in mid November 2016. We had bamboo flooring installed after handover by a third party. The installation was a disaster…

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Alicia
Mar 08, 2017 12:45 pm

Porcelain Tiles - Gloss vs Matt

Porcelain Tiles - Gloss vs Matt

I agree bank, I ideally want matt but not textured - a smooth matt finish that doesn't trap dirt. I will have to ask again, but we were told what we saw was all there was…

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First_Timer_Ray
Mar 02, 2017 11:02 am
First_Timer_Ray
Foddy77
Foddy77
13 February

Prepping external bare brick wall for tiling

Prepping external bare brick wall for tiling

Chasing some tiling wisdom, tips and tricks from the tiling community... I have an external 2x bare brick wall 3m high x 2.1m wide double brick that I need to prepare for…

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Foddy77
Feb 13, 2017 8:37 am
Ezza78
Ezza78
12 February

Floorboards

Floorboards

Anyone decide to put their own floorboards in their new home instead if using the builders supplier? Pros/cons? Did it cost more?

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Ezza78
Feb 12, 2017 8:47 am
ryderbrett
ryderbrett
11 February

7 Reasons why you need an outdoor rug in your life

7 Reasons why you need an outdoor rug in your life

Have just written another blog article, hope is OK to post these here let me know if not :-)

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ryderbrett
Feb 11, 2017 8:20 pm
elina101
elina101
8 February

Carpet Cleaning- Perth

Carpet Cleaning- Perth

Hello CarolineJ, Can you give some carpet cleaning tips?

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elina101
Feb 08, 2017 9:37 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
6 February

Buckling carpet

Buckling carpet

Thanks for sharing this article.

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Grout Perfect
Feb 06, 2017 11:23 am
Grout Perfect
ryderbrett
ryderbrett
3 February

5 of the best Australian Home Decor Blogs 2017

5 of the best Australian Home Decor Blogs 2017

I have read this board for a long time and have recently started writing a blog and would love to know what people think. 5 of the best Australian Home Decor Blogs 2017

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ryderbrett
Feb 03, 2017 3:46 pm
Greer
Greer
31 January

Flood damage to subfloor

Flood damage to subfloor

Hi thanks for that. If they keep giving us the run around we will have to go down that path. Hoping it won't come to that though. Thx

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Greer
Jan 31, 2017 1:39 pm


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