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Lex
Lex
21 June 2011

Expansion joints in timber floors -alternative to cork?

Expansion joints in timber floors -alternative to cork?

Hi Loretta, just interested in who is doing your floors?? I remembered to look at your blog this time :shock: and I see that they already left the gap, even though the width of…

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Lex
Jun 21, 2011 1:33 pm
Lex
Melz2570
Melz2570
20 June 2011

Readyflor Floating Timber Floors in Tasmanian Oak or Spotted

Readyflor Floating Timber Floors in Tasmanian Oak or Spotted

Hi All, Can anyone help. I am in the midst of making flooring decisions. I am happy with the Readyflor brand but am hoping someone may have used this in either Tasmanian…

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Melz2570
Jun 20, 2011 12:55 pm
cattycatcat
cattycatcat
18 June 2011

Opinion. 450x450 OR 300x600 floor tiles

Opinion. 450x450 OR 300x600 floor tiles

So glad you are going with brick bond. Il looks amazing and it give the room a little bit of a lift. I hope your floor looks as good as the photo above does! :D

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cattycatcat
Jun 18, 2011 11:10 am
cattycatcat

We are using dark tiles as a feature wall in our ensuite & ivory coloured tiles for the rest. I've seen it in a display home & it looked stunning. Would love to show you a…

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Broom
Jun 17, 2011 10:51 pm
Broom
MarvelOz
MarvelOz
16 June 2011

Timber Floor Centre, Melbourne

Timber Floor Centre, Melbourne

Hi Debbie, We signed a contract with them to supply and install 8mm timber laminate (Brushbox) for around 110sq.m. @ $40.00 = $4,400.00 to be done in August (approx. two…

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MarvelOz
Jun 16, 2011 11:08 pm
B STAR
B STAR
15 June 2011

Pricing range for solid timber floors

Pricing range for solid timber floors

if you do the 19mm timber on 15mm plywood, you will be looking at at least $150-170 per square meter.

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B STAR
Jun 15, 2011 7:15 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
15 June 2011

Floor tiles 300 x 600 laid in block pattern

Floor tiles 300 x 600 laid in block pattern

Thanks Joles and Suh! Both your floors look great. You have given me the reassurance in my decision that I needed.

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kdgirl
Jun 15, 2011 12:41 pm
housebee
housebee
14 June 2011

Natural vs staining for timber staircase?

Natural vs staining for timber staircase?

What about maple for the stairs? Would they be a good match for Sydney Blue Gum?

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housebee
Jun 14, 2011 1:24 am
housebee
housebee
14 June 2011

Flooring advice please

Flooring advice please

Has anyone else overlay a timber floor onto an existing timber floor?

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housebee
Jun 14, 2011 1:20 am
namtrak
namtrak
12 June 2011

Floating Timber Floors - Recoating Gloss question

Floating Timber Floors - Recoating Gloss question

Very tricky job. You can definitely not apply a solvent based polyurethane of any sort (tung oils etc). The only real option is something like a water based polyurethane…

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namtrak
Jun 12, 2011 9:43 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
12 June 2011

Tiler in Adelaide

Tiler in Adelaide

Good luck! I've been searching for ages and still haven't found the right one

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blueblueblue
Jun 12, 2011 3:07 pm
Foreigner
Foreigner
12 June 2011

Timber or Carpet or both?

Timber or Carpet or both?

Hi all, just came across this Forum and joined. This, my first post. I've had problems with timber floor at home. The boards had pushed up and the cause was pointed out…

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Foreigner
Jun 12, 2011 11:31 am

We just had installed in our bedrooms. It's very plush feel. It's supposedly next…

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ourdiydream
Jun 10, 2011 6:34 pm
ourdiydream
mapcalla
mapcalla
7 June 2011

Polished Concrete or Timber floors

Polished Concrete or Timber floors
1, 2, 3, 4

Awesome...that would be great.... would love to see your floors!! I bet onc did a fabulous job!

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mapcalla
Jun 07, 2011 10:23 pm
betHeEeee
betHeEeee
7 June 2011

Engineered or Laminate Timber Flooring

Engineered or Laminate Timber Flooring

Hi mitford92, We are in the process of building now and opted for laminate floors. They are totally durable and most of them come with a 20-25 yr gaurantee. The money…

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betHeEeee
Jun 07, 2011 12:52 pm
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
6 June 2011

Install Built-in Wardrobe Before or After Changing Flooring?

Install Built-in Wardrobe Before or After Changing Flooring?

I would say rip up the carpet, then install the wardrobe, then install new flooring of whatever type you want

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joannapaulp
Jun 06, 2011 10:53 am
dean123
dean123
4 June 2011

Bamboo flooring in Adelaide - who did you use?

Bamboo flooring in Adelaide - who did you use?

I used Clever Bamboo from Professional Floors in gilles plains strand woven, it was a tiny bit dearer than others but it was worth it , and they installed it for us as…

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dean123
Jun 04, 2011 10:10 pm
sheznay
sheznay
4 June 2011

Why did you choose either Tiles or Timber Flooring?

Why did you choose either Tiles or Timber Flooring?
1, 2, 3

I have seen these wood look tiles. I think they look amazing.

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sheznay
Jun 04, 2011 2:10 pm
sheznay
Michelle
Michelle
2 June 2011

Karndean vinyl planks and tiles

Karndean vinyl planks and tiles
1, 2

We sell Karndean as supply only for those who want to DIY. :D Yes, the vinyl can be glued onto hardboard. Make sure you purchase the proper glue from your supplier when…

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Michelle
Jun 02, 2011 7:13 pm
Michelle
eruan
eruan
2 June 2011

Show us your matt porcelain tiling

Show us your matt porcelain tiling
1, 2, 3

I'm currently looking at glazed porcelain tiles for our living areas but noticed on the invoice for our sample that the…

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eruan
Jun 02, 2011 1:54 pm
Starz
Starz
31 May 2011

Which one do you like?

Which one do you like?

I like redwood floors, but with your color selection I would definatly go with the one on the right.

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Starz
May 31, 2011 5:31 pm
Starz
Lex
Lex
30 May 2011

Tiling - Mechanical levelling systems

Tiling - Mechanical levelling systems

The LASH system is available at Bunnings :shock: and is cheap as chips, nothing in the 900s like I've seen before ...

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Lex
May 30, 2011 8:59 pm
Lex
onlinecarpet
onlinecarpet
30 May 2011

Victoria Carpets Brescia Twist

Victoria Carpets Brescia Twist

Hi Anthony, I wonder if your really have any idea of what you are talking about! Onlinecarpet provide great service, all products are covered by full manufacturers…

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onlinecarpet
May 30, 2011 11:19 am
onlinecarpet
rosewood
rosewood
29 May 2011

Timber Veneer Flooring - Need advice!

Timber Veneer Flooring - Need advice!

my laminate is due to be installed next week & my quote for 40sq mts was $3500 installed, hope that helps

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rosewood
May 29, 2011 12:47 pm
rosewood
Lex
Lex
27 May 2011

External tile trims / edges, bullnosed tiles or ... ???

External tile trims / edges, bullnosed tiles or ... ???

We'll probably do some external tiling where the slab will be a little higher than the surrounding soil, so it will have a lot of exposed egdes. What can we used for the…

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Lex
May 27, 2011 9:07 pm
Lex
Michelle
Michelle
27 May 2011

rubber flooring.....safety floor vinyl????

rubber flooring.....safety floor vinyl????

A little more expensive than the normal vinyl, but a good product! Most people don’t like it in their homes because of the colours, which makes it look like a…

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Michelle
May 27, 2011 8:22 pm
Michelle
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
27 May 2011

Timber or tile with inside dog?

Timber or tile with inside dog?

Thanks for your feedback everyone. It's great to hear everyone elses experiences. I hadn't though of how tiles would fair on an aging dog so these are all things to…

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ourdiydream
May 27, 2011 9:48 am
ourdiydream
namtrak
namtrak
26 May 2011

Timber flooring recommendations for ACT

Timber flooring recommendations for ACT

Hello :) I would be happy to quote, however I am also flat out. Give Russell a call at CAA timbers - he has a big list of floor guys and he also tends to know who is busy,…

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namtrak
May 26, 2011 10:41 pm
loretta
loretta
25 May 2011

Underlay for 19mm hardwood timber floors upstairs

Underlay for 19mm hardwood timber floors upstairs

Hi all Thanks for all your replies. After much searching, we have decided to go with AcoustaCork. It seems to have lots of great features. Lets just hope it does the job!…

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loretta
May 25, 2011 3:06 pm
loretta
xquisite
xquisite
25 May 2011

Matt Porcelian tiles - follow on

Matt Porcelian tiles - follow on

Hi, I have been looking at honed travertine porcelain tiles for the bathrooms, laundry and powder room. Does anyone know if they would be high…

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xquisite
May 25, 2011 10:15 am
xquisite
xquisite
25 May 2011

Need kitchen floor advice please

Need kitchen floor advice please

You guys are funny. Belveder, we have never had a problem (if timber floors are solid) using 6mm cement sheet to lay floor tiles. You will see that the sheet is marked…

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xquisite
May 25, 2011 10:10 am
Mark S
Mark S
24 May 2011

carpet over floating floors

carpet over floating floors

Is the floating floor under the skirting, or is there a scotia around the wall. If it is a timber floating floor,and under the skirting, there may be a slight gap when the…

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Mark S
May 24, 2011 5:20 pm
mickve
mickve
24 May 2011

engineered kempas

engineered kempas

Stay away from kempas it is cheap and nasty.

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mickve
May 24, 2011 5:01 pm
Mark S
Mark S
24 May 2011

Laying Lino/Vinyl in Kitchen

Laying Lino/Vinyl in Kitchen

You could full stick the vinyl by turning one half of the vinyl back at a time. You need a very fine toothed spreader for the adhesive. Not much is needed to hold the…

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Mark S
May 24, 2011 4:55 pm
CA3105
CA3105
22 May 2011

What's hiding under the carpet?

What's hiding under the carpet?

It's standard to just lay underlay and carpet straight onto the concrete slab. However as you say you could feel the cracks in the slab, it sounds like the cracks must be…

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CA3105
May 23, 2011 12:59 am

I went with the Quickstep Natural Oak and love it :) Our floor is coming up a year old and no scratches or problems. Here are the pictures I took soon after installation and…

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Vundaful!
May 21, 2011 7:21 pm
Vundaful!
gelatiii
gelatiii
21 May 2011

Dark/Black Timber Floorboards

Dark/Black Timber Floorboards

There's Hurford Hardwood Roasted, not sure if it's dark enough for you but worth a…

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gelatiii
May 21, 2011 2:34 pm

Hi all, Which Mortar Joints are best. Please help us choose mortar joints. 1) Recessed 2) Rolled Which looks good for our bricks. Coastal Amber for…

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nymphser
May 19, 2011 10:04 pm
danzroi
danzroi
19 May 2011

Carpet or Timber upstairs

Carpet or Timber upstairs

Southern Blue Gum would be my choice! looks outstanding, depends on the rest of your rooms though and the rest of the interior setup......

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danzroi
May 19, 2011 5:09 pm
danzroi
danzroi
19 May 2011

Carpet discolouration, help please

Carpet discolouration, help please

Ive had that happen to my carpet too and its dreadful. Called VIP Carpet Cleaning http://www.vipcarpetcleaning.com.au in Sydney and thay did…

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danzroi
May 19, 2011 5:07 pm
Lex
Lex
19 May 2011

60x60 tiles

60x60 tiles

I don't believe in the 'carton of beer' gesture. At least, it didn't work for me, and it wasn't even only the beer.

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Lex
May 19, 2011 9:19 am
Lex
rosewood
rosewood
18 May 2011

Recommendation on Laminate Flooring

Recommendation on Laminate Flooring

I was in bunnings tonight & noticed their laminated flooring. They had a good range & some of them were quite appealing. The only thing is no info on the quality of the…

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rosewood
May 18, 2011 9:18 pm
rosewood
Kmax
Kmax
17 May 2011

2 Q's Porcelian Tiles and New Q150 Carpet

2 Q's Porcelian Tiles and New Q150 Carpet

I had the large porcelaine tiles 600 x 600 neutral coloured tiles layed a couple of years ago but not the shiny ones. They are matt, sort of and have sliight undulations…

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Kmax
May 17, 2011 10:53 pm
KAN
KAN
14 May 2011

DiLorenzo - 1.5mm grout

DiLorenzo - 1.5mm grout

I called them today and ............. that will be another $24/ sqm please madam......I also found out you have to pay underlay in wet areas for any tile over 200 x 200…

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KAN
May 14, 2011 8:13 pm
QuilabegeSine
QuilabegeSine
14 May 2011

New Carpet - Tips please

New Carpet - Tips please

There are hazardous levels too all cleaning chemicals used from good to worse but want to know that are carpet cleaning chemicals harmful to my children or pets?

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QuilabegeSine
May 14, 2011 7:51 pm
B STAR
B STAR
14 May 2011

Battens under the timber flooring

Battens under the timber flooring

I dont know why people would put ply or battens down on a perfectly good substrate of concrete? Complicating a pretty simply process…

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B STAR
May 14, 2011 2:05 pm
Excited to Build
Excited to Build
14 May 2011

Allure Vinyl Planks

Allure Vinyl Planks

I have been quoted about that for commercial grade vinyl planks, is Allure commercial grade?

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Excited to Build
May 14, 2011 12:18 pm
Brenny
Brenny
13 May 2011

Grey Ironbark - cupping

Grey Ironbark - cupping

Thanks for that Rizzo, I will get on to them and ask for that. I suspect the timber wasn't down long enough (just a day or two) before being varnished. I'm in Perth, so we…

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Brenny
May 13, 2011 8:37 pm


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