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Bamboo King
Bamboo King
1 March 2011

BamBooooooooooooo Questions !!

BamBooooooooooooo Questions !!

There is a lot of misinformation out there with regard to bamboo flooring. Firstly compressed or strand woven Bamboo is the hardest and most durable style of flooring (at…

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Bamboo King
Mar 01, 2011 6:49 pm
ryanfinn29
ryanfinn29
27 February 2011

Tessellated Tiling - Adelaide

Tessellated Tiling - Adelaide

Hi Im also looking for some information on how much it costs to lay tessellated tiles in Adelaide. I have an area sized 5m x 2m. If anyone can provide a rough cost guide…

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ryanfinn29
Feb 27, 2011 2:06 pm
mapcalla
mapcalla
26 February 2011

has anyone used "sexy floors"

has anyone used "sexy floors"

I came across and ad on H1 about "sexy floors"... had a look and fell in love! Has anyone used this method before in their home? If so, could you show some photos....…

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mapcalla
Feb 26, 2011 10:51 pm
Oldrocker
Oldrocker
25 February 2011

COMMENTS ON CARPET WELCOME

COMMENTS ON CARPET WELCOME

You are right Michelle, I'm retired, so no kids to wreak havoc on the carpet! Thanks for your comments.

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Oldrocker
Feb 25, 2011 9:32 am
Nonna
Nonna
24 February 2011

Concrete floors - what are the differences?

Concrete floors - what are the differences?

Oh excellent. We're actually doing a flat up first- in the next 6-8 weeks which requires concrete. Only really 2 rooms. Then in about 6 months time... or probably more-…

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Nonna
Feb 24, 2011 2:39 pm
Nonna
Dreamer
Dreamer
23 February 2011

A few questions about timber laminate flooring - NEW Q's pg1

A few questions about timber laminate flooring - NEW Q's pg1
1, 2

How is the flooring feel to walk on??? I have been in some houses and they creak and just dont feel solid under foot. Our carpet was damaged in…

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Dreamer
Feb 23, 2011 4:12 pm
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Bam
Feb 23, 2011 8:30 am
Bam
seafoam
seafoam
22 February 2011

Green Earth Laminate Floating Floor ??

Green Earth Laminate Floating Floor ??

Hi, Has anyone used Green Earth laminate flooring ? I am thinking of installing 8mm in Tas Oak in a living area and bedroom. My main concern is that it has a low VOC…

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seafoam
Feb 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Oldrocker
Oldrocker
21 February 2011

Boral Silkwood

Boral Silkwood

Hello Stormy Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Silkwood, and for moving my post to a more appropriate forum, much appreciated. cheers

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Oldrocker
Feb 21, 2011 9:13 pm
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namtrak
Feb 21, 2011 9:02 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 February 2011

Polished concrete floors? Should I?

Polished concrete floors? Should I?

Polished/honed neither more slippery. Just some have a resin coating and this is the slippery bit :n:

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onc_artisan
Feb 21, 2011 3:18 pm
onc_artisan
davylon
davylon
20 February 2011

concrete stain

concrete stain

Hi everyone,just was wondering if anyone knows a place where i can buy soycrete concrete stain or any other non acid based concrete stain.ive had a search in previous…

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davylon
Feb 20, 2011 7:08 pm
barker
barker
20 February 2011

Polished Concrete when there isn't a slab?

Polished Concrete when there isn't a slab?

I don't think Hebel or any form of aerated concrete could be polished. Way too many air pockets and not strong enough.

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barker
Feb 20, 2011 7:43 am
barker
Bam
Bam
19 February 2011

Solid Timber Flooring Installer, Melb?

Solid Timber Flooring Installer, Melb?

So hubby no longer has time to do it, and its not something I can do. Not willing to delay the project 3 months until he has a spare day ::hyst:: sooo.... does anyone have…

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Bam
Feb 19, 2011 8:15 pm
Bam
lonnie
lonnie
19 February 2011

Foam vs Rubber underlay

Foam vs Rubber underlay

Thanks Mark, We've gone with rubber (Prime) as it smelled the least. Probably a very subjective test, but there you go :)

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lonnie
Feb 19, 2011 4:52 pm
lonnie
Javs
Javs
19 February 2011

Good Tiler in SA ?

Good Tiler in SA ?

Any chance of sharing which tiler any of you used in Adelaide? I'm looking to do some tiling in the laundry room and outside front porch…

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Javs
Feb 19, 2011 3:51 pm
leebuild
leebuild
19 February 2011

Photos of Sydney Blue Gum Flooring

Photos of Sydney Blue Gum Flooring

mallbaby was stuck direct to concrete with sealer (waterproof) under. raw timber cost i think was around $119 sqm

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leebuild
Feb 19, 2011 2:08 pm
Lungy
Lungy
18 February 2011

Epoxy Flooring?

Epoxy Flooring?

Thought about it but for $99 p/sm I'm not sure on its durability. Go into shopping centre shops and check the floors ,a lot I have seen have delaminated. I have decided to…

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Lungy
Feb 18, 2011 6:20 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
18 February 2011

Polished Porcelain - sealing after the job is done

Polished Porcelain - sealing after the job is done

You do not need to seal them at all, tilers do not know don`t ask me why, if unsure pour on some red cordial or soyer sauce wipe up asap if it leaves a stain seal it. Craig

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Grout Perfect
Feb 18, 2011 1:16 pm
Grout Perfect
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Nonna
Feb 16, 2011 7:44 pm
Nonna

I have carpet on mine, and thankfull for it! Both Hubby and I have taken a tumble down the stairs (early morning, just got out of bed... :roll: ), and the kids always run up…

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Stormy
Feb 15, 2011 11:25 am
Stormy
namtrak
namtrak
14 February 2011

Brushbox flooring with waterbased bona anyone seen finished?

Brushbox flooring with waterbased bona anyone seen finished?

Yep, did a hallway a few months ago. Looked a million dollars, nice and light - a pretty contemporary sort of look

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namtrak
Feb 14, 2011 8:45 pm
serialstyler
serialstyler
14 February 2011

Readyflor Questions

Readyflor Questions

My husband & I are building a 2 bedroom home. Internally floorspace is 65m2. We visited a flooring store & we liked the Readyflor in Spotted Gum. I asked the salesperson…

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serialstyler
Feb 14, 2011 2:59 pm
serialstyler
CCH57
CCH57
13 February 2011

Smartstrand IQ150 or wool/woolblend carpet

Smartstrand IQ150 or wool/woolblend carpet

Thanks Erin, I have looked at these threads but I was also hoping for some advice/comments on how IQ150 compares with wool?

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CCH57
Feb 13, 2011 4:24 pm
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blueblueblue
Feb 13, 2011 9:37 am
ojaaynme
ojaaynme
13 February 2011

Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner
1, 2

I prefer Miele's over Dyson. I think they are both great but personal preferance is Miele.

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ojaaynme
Feb 13, 2011 7:37 am
Bamboo King
Bamboo King
13 February 2011

Laying Bamboo Flooring - During build or after?

Laying Bamboo Flooring - During build or after?

The Bamboo most of the time is cut around the door frames, is very hard to cut the architraves and then click the flooring underneath, so yes cutting around is best option…

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Bamboo King
Feb 12, 2011 11:23 pm
Michelle
Michelle
11 February 2011

Batten fix OR Direct mechanical fix method?

Batten fix OR Direct mechanical fix method?

I've never heard timber floors squeak…..creak maybe, but that's normal. What you…

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Michelle
Feb 11, 2011 1:16 pm
Michelle
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Xpire
Feb 10, 2011 11:35 pm
Dollar
Dollar
10 February 2011

Red Ironbark Solid Timber Flooring - Photos please!!

Red Ironbark Solid Timber Flooring - Photos please!!

Some sort of mineral based satin finish. DP did the floors. It's a new product on the market. I thought it was satin finish but he says it's not. lol.

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Dollar
Feb 10, 2011 8:34 pm
bladellium
bladellium
10 February 2011

Our timber quotations..do they look alright ?

Our timber quotations..do they look alright ?

I have heard from one supplier that Kempas is only good for fire wood but he sells it and tried to sell me a more expensive timber. Another supplier said if it wasn't to…

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bladellium
Feb 10, 2011 9:18 am
Lex
Lex
9 February 2011

Waterborne polyurethane- has anyone had any used it

Waterborne polyurethane- has anyone had any used it

If by "2 PAC" you mean 2 pack solvent based polyurethane (water based polyurethanes also come as 2 pack), then you'd need to find out what is its…

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Lex
Feb 09, 2011 7:15 pm
Lex
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 February 2011

Reno - Choosing tile size - main flooring areas

Reno - Choosing tile size - main flooring areas

Hmm I was being lazy and talking about the edge being covered by a skirting board... No skirting and a bit more finishing work.... By hand :lol: all is good.

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onc_artisan
Feb 07, 2011 9:27 pm
onc_artisan
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
3 February 2011

How much do tilers charge?

How much do tilers charge?

Whether the tile has a rectified edge or bevelled edge may make more difference than the size. If its a rectified edge, as most porcelains are, then it costs more and if…

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Sheepdog
Feb 03, 2011 4:33 pm
frankie3213
frankie3213
3 February 2011

Where to buy Terracotta Floor Tiles - Saltillo

Where to buy Terracotta Floor Tiles - Saltillo

If anyone is interested I have found a Texan company that ships mexican floor tiles including Saltillo to Australia. They do custom sizes and orders.

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frankie3213
Feb 02, 2011 11:02 pm
darrell81
darrell81
2 February 2011

Removing yellow-tongue from LVL floor joists

Removing yellow-tongue from LVL floor joists

are the ceilings below the lvl,s done.if not then soundproof it underneath instead.

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darrell81
Feb 02, 2011 7:47 pm
mook44
mook44
1 February 2011

Allure Vinyl vs Armstrong Elements Vinyl

Allure Vinyl vs Armstrong Elements Vinyl

Just wondering if anyone can offer their personal preferences regarding Allure and Armstrong Rhino Elements vinyl planks. I will be installing over current vinyl in house. Cheers

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mook44
Feb 01, 2011 3:37 pm
mook44
BCJ
BCJ
1 February 2011

Tiler Perth

Tiler Perth

Waiting with baited breath!

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BCJ
Feb 01, 2011 10:52 am
BCJ
xquisite
xquisite
28 January 2011

NEED HELP - Finished height of TILING

NEED HELP - Finished height of TILING

Our tiling job was up there on the difficulty scale, and thus seemingly in the 'too hard basket' for most of the tilers I spoke to. Then we had a guy come over whose…

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xquisite
Jan 28, 2011 12:27 pm
Rewah
Rewah
27 January 2011

E-Bamboo Flooring Users

E-Bamboo Flooring Users

There is an article here: http://www.bambooconnection.com.au/bamb ... dvice.html that helps explain the things you should look out for if you're going to buy bamboo…

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Rewah
Jan 27, 2011 4:05 pm
Rewah
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Rewah
Jan 26, 2011 10:31 am
Rewah
Picard
Picard
26 January 2011

Wrong Grout Colour? Builders Fault?

Wrong Grout Colour? Builders Fault?

Thanks guys, now I need to track down what grout this is.

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Picard
Jan 26, 2011 8:17 am
Eagle
Eagle
26 January 2011

Bamboo floor lifting - help

Bamboo floor lifting - help

Thanks for all your responses. I got our floors fixed today. The owner even watched the installer the whole day from (8am - 6pm), so he was really great. They replaced…

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Eagle
Jan 26, 2011 12:15 am

Ooooooooh how beautiful ::kissed:: ... Now I forgot what was this all about :lol: OK, back to…

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Lex
Jan 25, 2011 8:29 pm
Lex
namtrak
namtrak
24 January 2011

Please help - timber floors , not yellow or orange

Please help - timber floors , not yellow or orange

The orange colour in finishes comes from the aging of the solvent based finishes (tung oils, oil modified etc) If you want a finish that will keep its colour try the…

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namtrak
Jan 24, 2011 7:39 pm
duke
duke
24 January 2011

Mess-defying carpet?

Mess-defying carpet?

Hi Ash, What underlay would you suggest for concrete floors in Perth with SDN carpet that has low height loop pile? Thanks in advance.

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duke
Jan 24, 2011 12:35 pm
duke
duke
24 January 2011

CARPET CALL free underlay upgrade offer

CARPET CALL free underlay upgrade offer

What did you guys upgrade from and to? Which store was this?

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duke
Jan 24, 2011 10:35 am
bawdsy
bawdsy
23 January 2011

Hardwax Oil on Baltic

Hardwax Oil on Baltic

Thanks Namtrak. And thanks for the advice in other posts which was very helpful to me when I was sanding and finishing my floor!! Also found the people at Whittle Waxes…

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bawdsy
Jan 23, 2011 7:47 pm


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