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Kaytee
Kaytee
16 March 2011

Timber floating Floors

Timber floating Floors

We have them in our current home and have put them in our new one. We are about 3-4 weeks from moving in. We don't have small kids but do have 2 large ones (20's) who have…

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Kaytee
Mar 16, 2011 9:41 am
Kaytee
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gerry1
Mar 16, 2011 12:32 am
Micklou
Micklou
15 March 2011

Original Brushbox Floor - Tung Oil or Poly?

Original Brushbox Floor - Tung Oil or Poly?

Thanks Southies! I remember reading your thread ages ago during your build. I think you have hit A nail on the head - it is the sanding which is a pain. We are worried…

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Micklou
Mar 15, 2011 1:44 pm
donnam
donnam
13 March 2011

carpet questions

carpet questions

Thanks for that Michelle! We decided to go with the Atlanta (from carpet court). I have a base model dyson- that will be ok won't it? Cheers Donna

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donnam
Mar 13, 2011 8:29 pm
mandsr
mandsr
13 March 2011

Burbank Colour Selections - Tiles and Carpets

Burbank Colour Selections - Tiles and Carpets

Hi Brom, We're doing all timber downstairs and carpet upstairs, but we are doing it ourselves after handover - except the laundry/powder/bathrooms which Burbank are…

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mandsr
Mar 13, 2011 4:55 pm
nmon
nmon
11 March 2011

World of Timber

World of Timber

If you paid by credit card contact your credit card company and let them know that you have paid for goods which were not delivered.

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nmon
Mar 11, 2011 7:16 pm
Bamboo King
Bamboo King
10 March 2011

dluxhom or floor one for bamboo flooring?

dluxhom or floor one for bamboo flooring?

As the old saying goes you pay for what you get, always get 3 quotes, and ask the company if you can inspect one of there floors when they are laying, so you can see the…

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Bamboo King
Mar 10, 2011 9:24 pm
just Erin
just Erin
10 March 2011

Wrong grout colour used

Wrong grout colour used
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oops missed this yesterday :oops: Great result Zarli :D

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just Erin
Mar 10, 2011 1:00 pm
just Erin
kyton
kyton
9 March 2011

Floating Floor + expansion joints, are they having me on???

Floating Floor + expansion joints, are they having me on???

Stormy - ours is the same. No expansion joints here and our rooms are massive. It would be close to 20m by 13m for our area.

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kyton
Mar 09, 2011 9:37 pm
kyton
dclayw
dclayw
6 March 2011

Replacing floor coverings upstairs - alternatives

Replacing floor coverings upstairs - alternatives

For now, I'm leaning the other way with timber stairs and timber (or good quality laminate) in the hallway. My stairs are in 2 sections with a landing half way up and…

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dclayw
Mar 06, 2011 7:35 pm
Zedman
Zedman
4 March 2011

Floating Floorboard or Tile Flooring?? Need All the Advise!

Floating Floorboard or Tile Flooring?? Need All the Advise!

You can have a combination of both. If you look at the link to our web site we bring in timber look floor tiles from Spain. Hard to believe they are tile..but they are. Cheers

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Zedman
Mar 04, 2011 3:20 pm
Zedman
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
4 March 2011

What's on the floor of your buit-ins, pantry and linen?

What's on the floor of your buit-ins, pantry and linen?

Thanks!!! Seems like everyone is matching it to what is on adjoining floors.

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blueblueblue
Mar 04, 2011 1:34 pm
Stormy
Stormy
4 March 2011

Carpet and laminate floor - which one to lay first

Carpet and laminate floor - which one to lay first

I had my timber (engineered) layed first. The process creates quite a bit of dust when they trimmed all the boards and the architraves, and it was then walked EVERYWHERE!…

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Stormy
Mar 04, 2011 11:01 am
Stormy
pattycake4
pattycake4
3 March 2011

Jarrah Solid Timber Flooring

Jarrah Solid Timber Flooring

WOW your floors looks amazing,I can just imagine how it will age beautiful.PS love your kitchen,thanks for pics.

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pattycake4
Mar 03, 2011 9:37 pm
kyton
kyton
3 March 2011

Carpets-Polypropylene or Fiberlon or Nylon?

Carpets-Polypropylene or Fiberlon or Nylon?

The only poly carpets I have seen / felt were terrible, hard and scratchy. Don't know anything about Fiberlon. We have solution dyed nylon (SDN) in our home and it is…

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kyton
Mar 03, 2011 3:54 pm
kyton
Bamboo King
Bamboo King
3 March 2011

Ultra10 - Blackbutt solid overlay floor COMPLETED!

Ultra10 - Blackbutt solid overlay floor COMPLETED!

I must say that your blackbutt floor looks great!!! Love the fact that there is not much black vein like you get with marri, And this is from a person who just sell…

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Bamboo King
Mar 03, 2011 2:06 am
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 7:49 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 3:06 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 11:51 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 10:32 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 3:39 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
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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 5:12 pm
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Bam
Feb 23, 2011 9:30 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 1:39 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 10:13 pm
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namtrak
Feb 21, 2011 10:02 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 4:18 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 8:08 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 8:43 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 9:15 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 5:52 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 4:51 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 3:08 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 7:20 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 2:16 pm
Grout Perfect
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Nonna
Feb 16, 2011 8:44 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 12:25 pm
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 9:45 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 3:59 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 5:24 pm
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blueblueblue
Feb 13, 2011 10:37 am
ojaaynme
ojaaynme
13 February 2011

Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner
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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 8:37 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 13, 2011 12:23 am
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 2:16 pm
Michelle
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Xpire
Feb 11, 2011 12:35 am
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 9:34 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 10:18 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 8:15 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 10:27 pm
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