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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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alokahuja
Mar 30, 2016 6:54 am
hulk2014
hulk2014
30 March 2016

Flooring without quading around skirting boards

Flooring without quading around skirting boards

You should give the builder a sample of floor and underlay your putting down and get him to pass it on to the stone mansions so they can stop the waterfall end short the…

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hulk2014
Mar 30, 2016 3:03 am
snyde
snyde
20 March 2016

Anyone used Market Timbers in Melbourne?

Anyone used Market Timbers in Melbourne?

$103per sq metre for 189mm wide planks (supply), we're laying them ourselves. Sanding and oiling will be another 3-4k though

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snyde
Mar 20, 2016 9:31 am
snyde
carolynpabst
carolynpabst
12 March 2016

Staining Blackbutt to Black?

Staining Blackbutt to Black?

Hi there, Just wondering what you decided to do. We have just bought an old Edwardian house with blackbutt parquet floors. We are also considering black Japan. Thanks Carolyn

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carolynpabst
Mar 12, 2016 8:34 pm
Ladybugs2
Ladybugs2
5 March 2016

wood look tiles

wood look tiles

Hi there, Has anyone used heartwood tiles in their home? If you have moved in do you still love them? I really love them but am wondering what they would look like…

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Ladybugs2
Mar 05, 2016 8:57 pm
Ladybugs2
gcambo
gcambo
24 February 2016

Floor Tile Thickness

Floor Tile Thickness

Thanks for your help guys, we have decided to run with the Bellingen White. We have a tiler in mind, he isn't very good with English but he does a lot of work via one of…

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gcambo
Feb 24, 2016 6:00 pm
deejay08
deejay08
21 February 2016

Single Male: Needs design help!

Single Male: Needs design help!

I think both oak or blackbutt are winners as they are my two choices to contrast my grey colour scheme! I haven't picked which one yet though! But Im thinking saw cuts and…

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deejay08
Feb 21, 2016 3:54 pm
lizbf85
lizbf85
16 February 2016

laminate or vinyl plank!!! help!! (melbourne)

laminate or vinyl plank!!! help!! (melbourne)

thanks ! we have actually just paid a deposit on laminate after a very longgggg and frustrating process we have decided. we loved the look on vinyl you really coudlnt…

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lizbf85
Feb 16, 2016 9:05 am
Ladybugs2
Ladybugs2
15 February 2016

Show me your tiles!

Show me your tiles!

Thanks for the pictures! Really like your bathroom tiles!

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Ladybugs2
Feb 15, 2016 11:34 pm
Ladybugs2
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
14 February 2016

cork floor removal - help!!

cork floor removal - help!!

Hey, I'm in Leeming and I do this sort of stuff all the time, yet I'm out of the country for a while. Can I suggest just simply laying laminate on top of the cork?? There…

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rebuilder86
Feb 14, 2016 12:25 pm
goody59
goody59
3 February 2016

Timber Flooring

Timber Flooring

Even lush and warm rugs creates a comfortable temperature. It creates an enjoyable contrast to the cold hardwood. Also you might check for drafts around doors and windows.

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goody59
Feb 03, 2016 3:30 pm
goody59
Wonderland22
Wonderland22
31 January 2016

Porcelain Tiles & Good Tiler - Perth

Porcelain Tiles & Good Tiler - Perth
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Hi Dion, Could I have the details of your tiler too? No problem can you PM me please.

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Wonderland22
Jan 31, 2016 1:23 pm


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