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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
eimaj
eimaj
21 January 2011

Laminate flooring in a kitchen

Laminate flooring in a kitchen

We are looking at getting laminate flooring in our kitchen. I have read numerous posts about the good and bad of it. …

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eimaj
Jan 21, 2011 8:44 pm
Mark S
Mark S
18 January 2011

Carpet Quote Rorts

Carpet Quote Rorts

If there is a staircase involved in the job, this can have an influence on the quantities, as offcuts from fills can often be used on stairs. Some measurers just add the…

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Mark S
Jan 18, 2011 10:48 am
Mrs P
Mrs P
17 January 2011

Unpolished porcelain... experience?

Unpolished porcelain... experience?

I will give it a try tomorrow casa!

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Mrs P
Jan 17, 2011 10:12 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
17 January 2011

ISSUE-tiles, house on stumps, floorboards & underlay

ISSUE-tiles, house on stumps, floorboards & underlay

You can get a self leveling compound to use before tiling, but it is not required and would add extra cost. The link posted by Lex is to do with the level of each tile…

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chrisandkate
Jan 17, 2011 12:16 pm
namtrak
namtrak
16 January 2011

Timber floor species ID, buy, lay, sand and finished

Timber floor species ID, buy, lay, sand and finished

Both are good options. Treatex is a Hardwax Oil which gives a warmer look to a floor Bona is a water based polyurethane which gives a cleaner more contemporary look

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namtrak
Jan 16, 2011 8:22 pm
Lex
Lex
13 January 2011

Tiling Adhesives & Grouts

Tiling Adhesives & Grouts

Thanks B2 :D I found Ardex X10 and Ardex Abaflex - seems like they would be suitable, but not quite sure. Will have to…

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Lex
Jan 13, 2011 7:29 pm
Lex
jazznik
jazznik
13 January 2011

New parquet floor

New parquet floor

Hi All First time I'm here. My new house is about to be finished, and I really want a proper wood floor, but I don't have unlimited funds. The cheapest option I have…

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jazznik
Jan 13, 2011 10:39 am
OwnHome
OwnHome
8 January 2011

Need to replace Carpet - Advise Please

Need to replace Carpet - Advise Please

Talk to Jim about a Redbook nylon twist. He has pretty competitive prices. He comes to you with samples, and arranges installation. Easy! :D

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OwnHome
Jan 08, 2011 5:32 pm
russxr67
russxr67
8 January 2011

$5,000 WASTED! Rectified tiles laid with 3mm & grey grout.

$5,000 WASTED! Rectified tiles laid with 3mm & grey grout.

Rectifieds look much better laid with the smaller joint but it is not a given within the industry to assume that is going to be the standard laying technique. The onus is…

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russxr67
Jan 08, 2011 1:21 pm
russxr67
russxr67
8 January 2011

MATT PORCELAIN FLOOR AND BATHROOM TILES - sealing??

MATT PORCELAIN FLOOR AND BATHROOM TILES - sealing??

Matt tiles generally don't require a sealer unless they are of a porous nature. If they were polished that may be a different story. Sealing the floor with a penetrating…

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russxr67
Jan 08, 2011 1:09 pm
katiehouse
katiehouse
6 January 2011

Bamboo flooring in CANBERRA

Bamboo flooring in CANBERRA

Hi, i am considering bamboo as well for the kitchen/dinning/lounge open space. How did everything go with yours. if you don't mind, what did it end up costing per m2…

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katiehouse
Jan 06, 2011 1:48 pm
just Erin
just Erin
3 January 2011

Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards

Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards
1, 2

You've done a fabulous job~ :: :: :: Good on you for coming back to share the experience :lol: You must be stoked with the results, well done :D

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just Erin
Jan 03, 2011 9:35 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
30 December 2010

enjo

enjo

I had the gloss one on my last house which had polished porcelan tiles... loved it and worked a treat :)

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Rizzo
Dec 30, 2010 9:13 am
kel
kel
29 December 2010

spotted gum timber & its width

spotted gum timber & its width

That sounds a good price provided the floor boards are select grade. If you don’t mind, can you give me the detail of the shop that is offering $78 supply and install…

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kel
Dec 29, 2010 2:45 pm


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