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Testedbytime
Testedbytime
26 July 2011

Water-based or Solvent-based finish??

Water-based or Solvent-based finish??

Borg has unfortunately left the forum :( He means that standard and feature grade timbers already come with some imprefections in the timber itself,…

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Testedbytime
Jul 26, 2011 4:39 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
25 July 2011

Do you think this is ok?

Do you think this is ok?

Thank you HappyCamper_au. Very helpful indeed.

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Testedbytime
Jul 25, 2011 3:02 pm
chatterbox
chatterbox
24 July 2011

unlevel (new build) concrete and wood floor- how to level

unlevel (new build) concrete and wood floor- how to level

The house is split level - so the floor is half concrete and half flooring sheet (yellow tongue). The slab is not level (due to being poured on a very hot day and under…

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chatterbox
Jul 24, 2011 2:29 pm
Rups
Rups
21 July 2011

Flooring - before or after?

Flooring - before or after?

Good stuff. You're very lucky they're soft nailing them!

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Rups
Jul 21, 2011 1:57 pm
Rups
deb17
deb17
20 July 2011

opinion dark or light?

opinion dark or light?

I like the dark, but grey sounds good.

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deb17
Jul 20, 2011 11:12 am
chuth77
chuth77
20 July 2011

Scratched & Scuffed Polished Floorboards - Revival Tips?

Scratched & Scuffed Polished Floorboards - Revival Tips?

Thanks Holly... It's my own property, and personally I hate rugs on polished floors! Besides that, there are too many marks to cover with strategically places coverings!

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chuth77
Jul 20, 2011 8:09 am
deco20
deco20
17 July 2011

Newsprint style floating laminate floor

Newsprint style floating laminate floor

I am looking at renovation a home office room and stumbled upon a laminate flooring( I think) in the style of black and white newsprint. my computer crashed and I didn't…

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deco20
Jul 17, 2011 3:01 pm
Michelle
Michelle
14 July 2011

bamboo flooring and hounds.... How does it hold up?

bamboo flooring and hounds.... How does it hold up?

Hi K….I’ve only been back at C/C now for 3 ½ months from 7 years out of the industry. When I first got back we also were selling Crickey Bamboo, which I thought…

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Michelle
Jul 14, 2011 7:23 pm
Michelle
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
11 July 2011

Polishing Laminate Floors

Polishing Laminate Floors

*bump* has anyone tried this?

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mrs_smith
Jul 11, 2011 2:16 pm
mrs_smith
suh
suh
10 July 2011

Carpet - Dark Grey (charcoal)

Carpet - Dark Grey (charcoal)

I don't have charcoal or grey carpet but I do have a mid brown and I was also a bit worried because I've always had light carpets. I love the depth of the brown, it makes…

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suh
Jul 10, 2011 6:34 pm
suh
Starz
Starz
10 July 2011

Ceramic floor tiles - how can you tell the quality?

Ceramic floor tiles - how can you tell the quality?

Oh yes high gloss ceramic floor tiles do exist (I had to change mine and put a matt equivalent in he shower). My parents have an old house but and it has ceramic semi…

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Starz
Jul 10, 2011 11:43 am
Starz
willcres
willcres
9 July 2011

Standard Range of Builders Tiles

Standard Range of Builders Tiles

Hi KAN, I'm going to build with Wisdom too... Did u choose polished porcelain ? Which house did you build with them? thks.

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willcres
Jul 09, 2011 1:05 am
willcres
Zarli
Zarli
7 July 2011

Should builder take all tiles

Should builder take all tiles

We were left with a box or so of each, but they did make sure we were aware that if we found a cracked/damanged tile that they needed to come back and replace, that those…

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Zarli
Jul 07, 2011 12:37 pm
Zarli
xquisite
xquisite
5 July 2011

My floor is in :)

My floor is in :)

Absolutely gorgeous!

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xquisite
Jul 05, 2011 6:32 pm

After deliberating for a few days I have finally decided not to have porcelain tiles, there were too many issues to deal with, along with the cost…

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Grout Perfect
Jul 04, 2011 2:24 pm
Grout Perfect
donuts
donuts
1 July 2011

Tile skirting

Tile skirting

Yep I'd want them to be the same as the floor tiles too. they can cut them to the 200x300 size if that's the size you prefer :)

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donuts
Jul 01, 2011 2:55 pm
donuts
cranky
cranky
1 July 2011

EVOLUTION BY PROLINE FLOORS??

EVOLUTION BY PROLINE FLOORS??

I have had Evolution (NSW Spotted Gum) by Proline Floors laid on our floors for about a year now. We had the boards put down with the plastic edging up stairs but removed…

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cranky
Jul 01, 2011 2:33 pm
Lex
Lex
30 June 2011

circular marks on polished floors

circular marks on polished floors

Could be from the hand sander (circular thingy), especially if they are located along walls and generally along the edges of the timber floor. They use this smaller…

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Lex
Jun 30, 2011 9:08 pm
Lex
debba-m
debba-m
29 June 2011

New polished porcelain has light scratches

New polished porcelain has light scratches

I was cleaning the floors and noticed there are light scratches on my new floors ::cry:: Considering I was told my large dog can go running around and…

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debba-m
Jun 29, 2011 11:24 pm

OK - that didn't work - once more then I give…

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spottydog
Jun 29, 2011 3:36 pm
Bam
Bam
29 June 2011

Mopping polished porcelain

Mopping polished porcelain
1, 2

Yes, you can :) Ive never been to a demo so Im interested to see what its like but Ive bought from a H1 member that had a…

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Bam
Jun 29, 2011 2:29 pm
Bam
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
28 June 2011

Importing carpet from America

Importing carpet from America

If you really want to do it, look at comGateway :) But I'd still say its going to get expensive.

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theanonyuser
Jun 28, 2011 3:52 pm
Lex
Lex
28 June 2011

What species do you think this is?

What species do you think this is?

No worries. Friends have kempas and this floor on the pic looks pretty much exactly the same :shock:.

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Lex
Jun 28, 2011 9:30 am
Lex
WendyTraining
WendyTraining
28 June 2011

Floating floor & steps or transitions to tiling - How?

Floating floor & steps or transitions to tiling - How?

We are about to do the same. Our daughter claimed the sunken lounge gave it style, so we gave up on the filling it with concrete idea. ( plus the weight could move the…

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WendyTraining
Jun 28, 2011 3:15 am
MiainBundy
MiainBundy
27 June 2011

Bamboo flooring prices the difference cheap and expensive?

Bamboo flooring prices the difference cheap and expensive?

I remember reading on a bamboo flooring website that sometimes the manufacturers put the sub-standard stuff on the internet at reduced prices, when the retailers rejects…

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MiainBundy
Jun 27, 2011 1:32 pm
MiainBundy
namtrak
namtrak
24 June 2011

Floorboard help please!!

Floorboard help please!!

I'm not particularly objective but timber is great floor covering. Brushbox in particular is quite beautiful and hard. Its generally not the timber itself that…

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namtrak
Jun 24, 2011 9:00 am
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
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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?
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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


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