Flooring & Floor Covering
Which Mortar Joints are best.
Please help us choose mortar joints.
Which looks good for our bricks.
Coastal Amber for…
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......
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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?
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…
Allure Vinyl Planks
I have been quoted about that for commercial grade vinyl planks, is Allure commercial grade?
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…
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…
May 11, 2011 9:42 pm
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…
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…
May 07, 2011 10:37 am
Apr 29, 2011 4:17 pm
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...
I to am having vinyl after seeing Miss and T v floors
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…
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…
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…
Apr 11, 2011 11:14 pm
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…
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
Apr 07, 2011 7:08 pm
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.
I had black grout in my last house with grey tiles, it looked really good.
But even that got dirty after many years.
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,…
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?
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…
Apr 02, 2011 10:56 pm
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…
Bamboo Flooring Warranty Types
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…
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…
Mar 25, 2011 9:49 pm
Bamboo flooring - DIY? (Perth)
Hmmm definately no expert on Bamboo, thats why I asked the questions.
Have I travelled yes... more than once our diamonds come from there
after they have been dug up…
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…