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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 10:42 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 4:45 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 08, 2011 12:13 am
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 2:09 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 11:37 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 2:06 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 3:39 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 11:38 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 11:40 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 5:17 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 11:33 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 2:54 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 1:02 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 1:41 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 5:41 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 7:56 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 11:43 am
jtnru
jtnru
11 April 2011

baltic pine floorboards

baltic pine floorboards

Anyone got any ideas?.?.

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jtnru
Apr 12, 2011 12:14 am
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 3:12 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 8:08 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 6:27 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 7:59 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 8:40 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 11:32 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 1:41 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 11:56 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 11:20 pm
Lex
Lex
30 March 2011

Prefinished solid timber floorboards

Prefinished solid timber floorboards

I personally hate the bevelled edge, but it's there to mask the unevenness in the floor because the floor is already prefinished and it is assumed that the owner would not…

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Lex
Mar 30, 2011 7:38 pm
Lex
Bamboo King
Bamboo King
27 March 2011

Bamboo Flooring Warranty Types

Bamboo Flooring Warranty Types

Hello zeitgeber Is always best ask if there warranty is in fact from there company and not a factory warranty, the factory warranty is hard to claim on, because would you…

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Bamboo King
Mar 27, 2011 8:19 pm
Lex
Lex
27 March 2011

Research your timber flooring company!!!

Research your timber flooring company!!!

Hi Heathen, welcome back!!! :D ... although, I'm very sorry to hear of this, can understand completely as I found the timber people to be "special" :roll: :evil: but not in a good…

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Lex
Mar 27, 2011 10:32 am
Lex
take2
take2
25 March 2011

Loop or Cut pile carpet??

Loop or Cut pile carpet??

We went loop pile with kids and animals that live in the house, shop around and walk on all the samples with the correct underlay underneath this will give you a good idea…

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take2
Mar 25, 2011 10:49 pm
take2
pattycake4
pattycake4
25 March 2011

Carpet issues - advice needed!

Carpet issues - advice needed!
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Good on you,that"s what Vcat is for

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pattycake4
Mar 25, 2011 9:13 pm
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onc_artisan
Mar 24, 2011 10:11 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
24 March 2011

Bamboo flooring - DIY? (Perth)

Bamboo flooring - DIY? (Perth)

Hmmm definately no expert on Bamboo, thats why I asked the questions. Have I travelled yes... more than once :wink: our diamonds come from there after they have been dug up…

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onc_artisan
Mar 24, 2011 10:29 am
onc_artisan
rasskizge
rasskizge
22 March 2011

Solution for slippery porch tiles?

Solution for slippery porch tiles?

Our 12sqm tiled front porch is largely exposed to rain and has tiles that get can quite slippery when wet. At the moment we have on it a thin…

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rasskizge
Mar 22, 2011 10:59 pm
B STAR
B STAR
22 March 2011

Which width of floorboards to use?

Which width of floorboards to use?

thicker boards are less likely to cap and perhaps even shrink and go into each other more firmly.

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B STAR
Mar 22, 2011 9:57 pm
Chuq
Chuq
21 March 2011

Typical cost of carpet fully installed

Typical cost of carpet fully installed

Ahh, just what I wanted to hear.. every little bit helps! An acquaintance is a carpet salesman so we will go see him and get his recommendation, I don't think he will…

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Chuq
Mar 21, 2011 10:07 pm
Chuq
Trish
Trish
20 March 2011

Temporary flooring advice please

Temporary flooring advice please

You know it already Sojuhoju - definitely vinyl :D After the reno, you can still re-use it all or cut into required size for some other need (not…

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Trish
Mar 20, 2011 9:34 am
Trish
susiebroon
susiebroon
20 March 2011

Timber laminate flooring - recommendations?

Timber laminate flooring - recommendations?

Hi there, we got bamboo flooring put down in our living areas and timber laminates in our bedrooms. We got it done about 6 months ago. We paid $49 per meter, it included…

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susiebroon
Mar 20, 2011 2:57 am
ledgend80
ledgend80
19 March 2011

tiling on suspended floors

tiling on suspended floors

ok so i am after everyones opinons on tiling on a suspended floor. It would be a metal frame with either a wooden floor or a fiber cement floor that we then put a bed down…

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ledgend80
Mar 19, 2011 7:28 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
19 March 2011

Epoxy floor for garage, how about other rooms?

Epoxy floor for garage, how about other rooms?

Please find where any of my posts said : When you post that all epoxys and polyureas are loaded with VOC's you are misleading the…

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onc_artisan
Mar 19, 2011 11:56 am
onc_artisan
boofallen
boofallen
18 March 2011

New Flooring Product

New Flooring Product

Yeah its not the cheapest thing out thats for sure especially for Vinyl, but as you said it is low maintenance and looks great perfect for kids too. Thanks

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boofallen
Mar 18, 2011 2:54 pm
Pippi
Pippi
18 March 2011

Grout width between rectified and non-rectified tiles

Grout width between rectified and non-rectified tiles

Thanks, Lex. I'll just have to make sure the tiler has the right spacers.

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Pippi
Mar 18, 2011 10:03 am
Pippi
MemoriesinStone
MemoriesinStone
18 March 2011

Slate flood tiles.... yuck!

Slate flood tiles.... yuck!

Special ceramic lift plate and jackhammer

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MemoriesinStone
Mar 18, 2011 8:27 am
bashworth
bashworth
17 March 2011

Floor tiling

Floor tiling

Cement sheet would probably be more stable than masonite.

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bashworth
Mar 17, 2011 4:47 pm
bashworth
Lex
Lex
17 March 2011

Best tool for attaching Skirting Boards - UPDATE (:

Best tool for attaching Skirting Boards - UPDATE (:
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Ah, yes :D , I was going to write a little update but was just lazy :roll: All skirts, where required, cut a tiny bit (or sanded) to fit better and all fitted (except a few…

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Lex
Mar 17, 2011 8:06 am
Lex
Mark S
Mark S
16 March 2011

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring

You will probably still need some sort of trim to cover/finish the raw edge of the vinyl on the wall. There is a vinyl wall capping available in various colours that may…

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Mark S
Mar 16, 2011 4:57 pm


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