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bobdowne
bobdowne
1 October 2016

Carpet laying standards - Help with building insurance claim

Carpet laying standards - Help with building insurance claim

Hi, Funny to read this as we have same problem. When I complained to the place we bought the carpet from, he told us it's a thin carpet! Sadly he didn't mention that when…

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bobdowne
Oct 01, 2016 9:35 pm
hasan123
hasan123
21 September 2016

Carpet Laying Issues - Please Help!

Carpet Laying Issues - Please Help!

I have found home decorating products in a website which is very favorite to me.So,I want to share this website to all of you.If you want to buy home decorating products…

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hasan123
Sep 21, 2016 1:16 am
MoodyBlue
MoodyBlue
15 September 2016

750 Square or 450 x 900 - Open planing living area.

750 Square or 450 x 900 - Open planing living area.

Hi all, hoping someone can help with some tile advice. We have a large open plan Kitchen/Living/Dining off a wide hallway. We have found the tile colour/design we love but…

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MoodyBlue
Sep 15, 2016 11:33 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
6 September 2016

Grout Sealing - who's done it?

Grout Sealing - who's done it?

Clear sealing is better then no sealer at all. Clear sealers only stop deep staining so when it is cleaned you will have a better result then unsealed grout as it can look…

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Grout Perfect
Sep 06, 2016 10:43 am
Grout Perfect
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
23 August 2016

Carpet on Stairs - Pricked by smoothedge

Carpet on Stairs - Pricked by smoothedge
1, 2

Hi Hoel, The earlier responses on this post detail the options you have in addressing the issue. All the best !

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blessedpeople
Aug 23, 2016 7:57 pm
blessedpeople
ajoncs
ajoncs
18 August 2016

Hardwood and engineered flooring Perth

Hardwood and engineered flooring Perth

Hi AussieMark. Would you mind providing the details of your flooring? I'll PM you. Cheers

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ajoncs
Aug 18, 2016 7:11 pm
Borityn
Borityn
16 August 2016

Carpet or tile

Carpet or tile

I agree with AmyHufston. I prefer tiles than carpet.

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Borityn
Aug 16, 2016 6:29 pm
Borityn
mikemix
mikemix
15 August 2016

Cavalier Bremworth SDN or Feltex Green?

Cavalier Bremworth SDN or Feltex Green?

Hi, We have narrowed our Carpet choice down to either:- Feltex Green Cottage charm range -…

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mikemix
Aug 15, 2016 4:42 pm
PHL
PHL
10 August 2016

Flooring for work area

Flooring for work area

Saw a supplier with them; looks like an easy DIY job. Then also found the rubber coin dot interlocking tiles, which might be even better. Will take a look in the shop and…

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PHL
Aug 10, 2016 9:50 pm
JayaJaya
JayaJaya
10 August 2016

I'd like to hear from laminate floor owners.

I'd like to hear from laminate floor owners.

Hi All, I'd like to hear from laminate owners who have had the product installed for a couple of years. What brand did you have? What was the AC rating? Was there a good…

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JayaJaya
Aug 10, 2016 6:32 pm
JayaJaya
stephensaugnier
stephensaugnier
10 August 2016

Cork floors, Wood tile floors or Porcelain floors?

Cork floors, Wood tile floors or Porcelain floors?

Depends on the type of cork flooring that you opt. As Michelle said above, solid cork floors would have a lesser likelihood of getting scratched as compared to the click…

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stephensaugnier
Aug 10, 2016 5:50 pm
stephensaugnier
dave2016
dave2016
9 August 2016

Bamboo, Tiles or Vinyl

Bamboo, Tiles or Vinyl

yes it's best to check the product first if you're planning to use bamboo flooring, however, there are good quality bamboo products that are safe to use and pass the…

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dave2016
Aug 09, 2016 2:43 pm
dave2016
stephensaugnier
stephensaugnier
8 August 2016

Matching bamboo flooring with kitchen tiles.

Matching bamboo flooring with kitchen tiles.

Your best solution would be to go with compressed wood which is harder than bamboo flooring. BTW are you going with engineered bamboo flooring?

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stephensaugnier
Aug 09, 2016 12:58 am
stephensaugnier

We are thinking of doing these final planks throughout. Lakeview 27 - Beechwood 12/15 Deposit 7/16 Council/Certifier 8/16 Colour Appointment

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Lakeview27
Aug 09, 2016 12:50 am
Lakeview27
ange3812
ange3812
7 August 2016

1.5mm vs 3mm grout joint when tiling

1.5mm vs 3mm grout joint when tiling
1, 2, 3

It is rubbish to think that 1.5mm grouting is not a correct standard, unless perhaps you have a huge tiles. But even then, I've seen very expensive, high quality large…

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ange3812
Aug 07, 2016 9:31 am
Rebekah_BFlooring
Rebekah_BFlooring
6 August 2016

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring

You can visit some brands' website to choose color, such as Armstrong, gerflor, Beauty Flooring and so on. You also can visit this, http://www.beautyflooring.cn/e_products/

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Rebekah_BFlooring
Aug 06, 2016 5:49 pm
jimmyssmak
jimmyssmak
2 August 2016

Scratches in Bamboo flooring

Scratches in Bamboo flooring

any bamboo flooring shouldnt be sanded again, only recoating is allowed as the surface will be as raw as sandpaper after sanded.

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jimmyssmak
Aug 02, 2016 3:37 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 July 2016

Removing carpet to polish floor boards under neath

Removing carpet to polish floor boards under neath

Remove the carpet yourselves( and all the nails and staples ) and save a bundle, then get someone in for the polishing. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 31, 2016 11:15 am
mrslin
mrslin
28 July 2016

Timbermax Engineered Timber

Timbermax Engineered Timber

Hi all, anyone used Timbermax Engineered Timber? How is it in terms of quality and scratch resistancy? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. We are looking at the…

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mrslin
Jul 28, 2016 7:19 pm
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
24 July 2016

Oak floors - what did you choose?

Oak floors - what did you choose?

Hi there, lazandjohn. Me and my sister chose to lay down a new and beautiful looking parquet for our parents' home in London. We went for one because…

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lazandjohn
Jul 24, 2016 12:34 pm
HaydenC
HaydenC
23 July 2016

timber flooring on masterchef ??

timber flooring on masterchef ??
1, 2

Hi all, The floor is Spotted gum, I work at Urban Salvage in Spotswood and we were approached by the producers of the show to quote the floor for the set out of 80x19…

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HaydenC
Jul 23, 2016 2:24 pm
stephensaugnier
stephensaugnier
23 July 2016

Bamboo/Timber Flooring and Dogs

Bamboo/Timber Flooring and Dogs

My only suggestion if you are opting for bamboo flooring and if you are having dogs is to go for strand woven bamboo flooring as opposed to carbonized bamboo…

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stephensaugnier
Jul 23, 2016 2:02 am
stephensaugnier
jimmyssmak
jimmyssmak
12 July 2016

Anticipated wastage when installing vinyl planks

Anticipated wastage when installing vinyl planks

5% would be sufficient in general case except any odd shape of rooms.

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jimmyssmak
Jul 12, 2016 4:25 pm
jimmyssmak
jimmyssmak
12 July 2016

Primetex looselay

Primetex looselay

primetex is one the best looselay vinyl sheet in market and the felt backing allow slight forgiveness of subfloor imperfection. however, if the subfloor is way too much…

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jimmyssmak
Jul 12, 2016 4:24 pm
jimmyssmak
jimmyssmak
12 July 2016

Smart Strand Carpet

Smart Strand Carpet

smart strand is rubbish and the carpet get flattened less than 5 yrs. stay with solution dyed nylon no more triexta. it is only marketing hype from U.S.

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jimmyssmak
Jul 12, 2016 4:23 pm
jimmyssmak
jimmyssmak
12 July 2016

Stairs Question

Stairs Question

in fact, the only way you could get away to put in laminate or timber would be 1) patch up the 5mm or more on bullnose so that the timber guy can lay the floorboard…

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jimmyssmak
Jul 12, 2016 4:20 pm
jimmyssmak
jimmyssmak
12 July 2016

Bamboo or Laminate

Bamboo or Laminate

however, i would suggest vinyl clicks plank instead as it provide a bit warmer underfoot feeling. Bamboo seems not a great product anymore as I ve been couple of my…

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jimmyssmak
Jul 12, 2016 4:09 pm
jimmyssmak
jimmyssmak
12 July 2016

Flooring in linen/store

Flooring in linen/store

built in robes, linen, cupboard are fine, but not storage room under the stairs.

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jimmyssmak
Jul 12, 2016 4:07 pm
mim_feher
mim_feher
11 July 2016

Timber Look tiles different size

Timber Look tiles different size

When speaking to retailers i have been told to lay them with a maximum 200mm offset. sekisui build viewtopic.php?f=31&t=75060&p=1573965#p1573965

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mim_feher
Jul 11, 2016 9:10 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
24 June 2016

Skirting Board Query

Skirting Board Query

Ahhh, an internal scribe is what you mean. Yes, that is a pretty ordinary join. The skirting on the left should go all the way into the return corner for a start, then the…

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Stewie D
Jun 24, 2016 4:01 pm

Wood Look Tiles, Decor question

Wood Look Tiles, Decor question

I just stumbled across these and I think they look really good. http://www.nationaltiles.com.au/product ... ttern=1065 I'd like to see a picture of them in a full room though.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 20, 2016 9:14 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
townsvillebuyer
townsvillebuyer
16 June 2016

Anyone with bamboo?

Anyone with bamboo?

Thanks everyone. Iv discounted bamboo now. Glad i was sensible. Just needed bringing back to reality xx

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townsvillebuyer
Jun 16, 2016 10:59 am
townsvillebuyer
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Lorri
Jun 14, 2016 8:23 am
Lorri
MT01
MT01
28 May 2016

Engineered oak flooring from preference flooring

Engineered oak flooring from preference flooring

I installed 90sqm of the Preference White Sands 12 months ago through an open plan living, dining, kitchen area. It looks great even after the wear and tear of children,…

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MT01
May 28, 2016 9:53 am
volmix
volmix
28 May 2016

Parador trendtime

Parador trendtime

Hi, we're also getting this flooring. Did you haggle? We were quoted $80 p m2 and we kept haggling and now we're paying $70

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volmix
May 28, 2016 1:13 am
Daniel5510
Daniel5510
16 May 2016

Recomendations for flooring companies in northern melbourne

Recomendations for flooring companies in northern melbourne

Hi, I don't know if you have already decided on what you're doing but there is a good quality and cheaper place in Sunshine... The place is called Western Distributors and…

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Daniel5510
May 16, 2016 10:57 pm
deejay08
deejay08
14 May 2016

Builders tile choice is only 3 normal?

Builders tile choice is only 3 normal?

That's good...so you can negotiate it all now. I'd be raising it with the salesperson. Not sure of legalities of wet areas being left post handover as I think they may…

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deejay08
May 14, 2016 9:27 am

Due to the fact that Marble and Travertine are of a porous nature, using the wrong adhesive and applying it wrong, can be detrimental.   Firstly, it is important to use…

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artmarnsw
May 13, 2016 4:00 pm
artmarnsw
Jazz926
Jazz926
9 May 2016

Anyone used UB Trading Pty Ltd for Bamboo flooring?

Anyone used UB Trading Pty Ltd for Bamboo flooring?

Hi All, We are at a point where our build is about to start!! We have also decided to go with bamboo flooring. I have come across a company called UB Trading Pty Ltd…

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Jazz926
May 09, 2016 9:26 pm
simnatped
simnatped
9 May 2016

Identify our floorboards

Identify our floorboards

Sanding is finally underway! The guys started today and will finish it off tomorrow, with Lobasol 2k oil. Verdict: we have Jarrah!! Also a little QLD spotted gum down…

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simnatped
May 09, 2016 8:50 pm
GIBUSET
GIBUSET
29 April 2016

New carpet installation problems

New carpet installation problems

My money is on it being laid in reverse. If so you can tell by running a lint remover (those red suede wand looking things) across both sides of the join in the same way…

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GIBUSET
Apr 29, 2016 6:51 am
maru78
maru78
26 April 2016

Plastic hangers

Plastic hangers

of plastic is very important because it is made from the oil which will cause the regular depletion of this limited resource. With the recycling of plastic we can save…

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maru78
Apr 26, 2016 10:35 am
yeuwen
yeuwen
21 April 2016

Subfloor and re-stumping problem

Subfloor and re-stumping problem

I have received a breakdown of labor and materials to be deployed in a proposed schedule of work as follows, for a total price point of about 18k. Please help…

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yeuwen
Apr 21, 2016 2:51 pm

simple copy and paste shows your joists are undersized @175x50mm, that is why your floor has sagged

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chrisinsa
Apr 11, 2016 10:59 am
Vcm_9
Vcm_9
5 April 2016

anyone doing deals on blackbutt or any other?

anyone doing deals on blackbutt or any other?

Hi, just following this thread because we will need to make the same selections soon... Would love to know of the direct supply

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Vcm_9
Apr 05, 2016 10:45 pm
Vcm_9
Mute88
Mute88
5 April 2016

Self levelling concrete. Anyone know cost?

Self levelling concrete. Anyone know cost?

Thanks for the info. We're not locked into tiles but that what we want in there. It doesnt matter so much that they might feel cold since there's going to be under tile…

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Mute88
Apr 05, 2016 11:12 am

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