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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 2:06 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 9:15 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 9:10 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 4:20 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 4:01 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 3:55 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 22, 2011 11:59 pm
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
21 May 2011

Please show me your timber laminate flooring

Please show me your timber laminate flooring

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 6:21 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 1:34 pm
nymphser
nymphser
19 May 2011

Mortar Joints

Mortar Joints

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 9:04 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 4:09 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 4:07 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 8:19 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 8:18 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 9:53 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 7:13 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 6:51 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 1:05 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 11:18 am
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 7:37 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
11 May 2011

Rumpus room - carpet or tiles

Rumpus room - carpet or tiles

I prefer carpet for the rumpus room. If it's used for media room then carpet is better for acoustics. Carpet is nicer for sleepovers too, it's…

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Rizzo
May 11, 2011 9:42 pm
namtrak
namtrak
11 May 2011

Timber floorboards on concrete slab AND under floor heating?

Timber floorboards on concrete slab AND under floor heating?

Not much help, but about 6 months ago I quoted on a job which was a timber floor over a heated slab. From memory the boards were some sort of oak being imported from…

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namtrak
May 11, 2011 3:45 pm
leanne27
leanne27
7 May 2011

procedure for floating floor on uneven concrete slab

procedure for floating floor on uneven concrete slab

Thank you for all the responses. The slab was a pre existing one, we had another slab added in the extended portion which is level. There was a 4cm difference between old…

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leanne27
May 07, 2011 11:13 pm
Bamboo King
Bamboo King
7 May 2011

Prefinished Floorboard Question

Prefinished Floorboard Question

Hi! I have prefinished floorboards. Just want to know why they have to 'turn the tongue'. That is, I have 2 floorboards (groove sides) joining…

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Bamboo King
May 07, 2011 1:09 pm
kyton
kyton
7 May 2011

carpet / flooring questions

carpet / flooring questions

Tracey - we did it ourselves, builder went @rse up before the house was finished LOL. Whatever the best underlay was that was what we got - one request from DH was to…

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kyton
May 07, 2011 10:37 am
kyton
m_shawry
m_shawry
6 May 2011

Angled/diagonal walls and doors across timber flooring

Angled/diagonal walls and doors across timber flooring

Personal preference comes into play. It is good practice to have your main hallway run longways and simply continue each room off from there with the grain. You can get…

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m_shawry
May 06, 2011 1:06 pm
m_shawry
donnam
donnam
4 May 2011

is there anything you can't get on bona traffic

is there anything you can't get on bona traffic

Thank you for your response! Handy to know those extra things. So far so good with the painters. Fingers crossed I haven't just jinxed myself! Cheers Donna

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donnam
May 04, 2011 2:39 pm
mickve
mickve
1 May 2011

Plywood under timber flooring - is it worth it?

Plywood under timber flooring - is it worth it?

From what i have seen of heble it is very uneven you may have trouble with levels. With the glue you should be able to scrape it of easy dont bother nailing into heble it…

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mickve
May 01, 2011 10:38 pm
chippy
chippy
29 April 2011

Sealing Concrete in Preperation for Timber flooring

Sealing Concrete in Preperation for Timber flooring

Sika Primer MB as a moisture barrier and then direct stick with Sika T55 is my preferred system. Selleys make a liquid nails direct stick that is designed for the purpose…

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chippy
Apr 29, 2011 10:40 pm
chippy
Rewah
Rewah
29 April 2011

Bamboo Flooring - Horizontal, Vertical, Compressed?

Bamboo Flooring - Horizontal, Vertical, Compressed?

zeitgeber - Thanks for picking that up, all fixed now. :D Yes in terms of strength compressed is superior to horizontal and vertical, but many people prefer the…

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Rewah
Apr 29, 2011 4:17 pm
Rewah
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
27 April 2011

SmartStrand or similar approximate cost

SmartStrand or similar approximate cost

Found it, roughly $49 per square metre or close to $180 per linear metre + installation costs :( I'd definitely need a 15-20% off sale to be able to afford it...

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theanonyuser
Apr 27, 2011 10:33 pm
Mark S
Mark S
27 April 2011

Laying Parquetry Flooring on imperfect slab

Laying Parquetry Flooring on imperfect slab

There are various floor leveling products to trowel over your floor, to get the floor smooth and level. Don't try laying the parquetry on the rough floor.

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Mark S
Apr 27, 2011 1:54 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
27 April 2011

Vinyl Planks

Vinyl Planks

I to am having vinyl after seeing Miss and T v floors

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pattycake4
Apr 27, 2011 12:02 pm
Wandering
Wandering
23 April 2011

Skirting boards perth

Skirting boards perth

I asked a few weeks back and chippie said to allow about $8 a linear metre for primed mdf If you find someone good, let me know, we want to get…

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Wandering
Apr 23, 2011 12:41 am
Amadio
Amadio
22 April 2011

Rugs in Melbourne?

Rugs in Melbourne?

One of the best places for rugs is Behruz Studio. But it won't be a bargain. Just go to see what is current in fantastic contemporary rug making so that you can make a…

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Amadio
Apr 22, 2011 4:41 pm
lilfeggle
lilfeggle
19 April 2011

New Grout Losing Colour

New Grout Losing Colour

to solve the problem, i might have to dig out the grout and re-do it myself !

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lilfeggle
Apr 19, 2011 6:56 pm
lilfeggle
daisy.webb
daisy.webb
18 April 2011

HELP needed on Laminate flooring brands...

HELP needed on Laminate flooring brands...

Hi, Just wondering if you ended up going with the Titan kwik-fit 12mm select range of laminate floors. We're looking at something along those lines and saw your post from…

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daisy.webb
Apr 18, 2011 10:43 am
jtnru
jtnru
11 April 2011

baltic pine floorboards

baltic pine floorboards

Anyone got any ideas?.?.

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jtnru
Apr 11, 2011 11:14 pm
Banj
Banj
10 April 2011

HELP before I see tiler this morning

HELP before I see tiler this morning

I think the standard (in pretty much evry house I've seen) is where the skirting is only 1 tile high, it's the same as the floor tile (cut down if it's something like a…

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Banj
Apr 10, 2011 2:12 pm
THOMA
THOMA
7 April 2011

Floor tiling interior

Floor tiling interior

Its all good, we went in for colour selections and I was plesently surprised at one tile in particular so we are going for that. Thanks

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THOMA
Apr 07, 2011 7:08 pm
Amadio
Amadio
7 April 2011

place piano on tile

place piano on tile

My extremely heavy piano sat happily on tiled floors for a decade and they didn't crack. It will probably depend on the workmanship but tiles are really tough.

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Amadio
Apr 07, 2011 5:27 pm
Michelle
Michelle
5 April 2011

carpets and allergy

carpets and allergy

http://www.carpetinstitute.com.au/downl ... ns_000.pdf Also that using a good, well maintained vacuum with HEPA filtration is essential. And open up the house before,…

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Michelle
Apr 05, 2011 6:59 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
4 April 2011

grout colour

grout colour

I had black grout in my last house with grey tiles, it looked really good. But even that got dirty after many years. :(

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Michelle
Apr 04, 2011 7:40 pm
Michelle
Rizzo
Rizzo
4 April 2011

Show me your satin timber floor

Show me your satin timber floor

I'm sure you've seen my floors around the forum. Ours are a gloss, but not that high gloss look, they look more between a satin and a gloss. It was a water based finished,…

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Rizzo
Apr 04, 2011 10:32 am

We like the look - maybe a little darker... A few questions As with the others - how to maintain them? Typical life expectancy? Under cover…

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Bamboo King
Apr 04, 2011 12:41 am
Steve
Steve
2 April 2011

RECLAIMED WOOD-NSW/SYDNEY

RECLAIMED WOOD-NSW/SYDNEY

Sarah Do you have a blog of your place, it sounds fabulous. We are building a similar place atm with large remilled and salvage posts and beams, flooring etc. It has…

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Steve
Apr 02, 2011 10:56 pm
Steve
Bamboo King
Bamboo King
30 March 2011

Tile or timber floor.... your opinions please

Tile or timber floor.... your opinions please

Hello Here is a great article Bamboo Flooring Vs Tiles http://www.simplybamboo.com.au/tiled-fl ... oring.html And also Timber Flooring Vs Bamboo Flooring

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Bamboo King
Mar 30, 2011 10:20 pm


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