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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
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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
joles
joles
29 December 2010

Main floor selection doing my head in!!!

Main floor selection doing my head in!!!

We have 300mm x 600mm porcelain. We also had to consider dogs, an elderly person and kids so these were the best bet. Ours are matt, but they don't get overly dirty. We…

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joles
Dec 29, 2010 10:56 am
joles
Ozzyjack
Ozzyjack
28 December 2010

Laying carpet with a wide gully under a "floating" hearth

Laying carpet with a wide gully under a "floating" hearth

Thanks, John & Piscean - good suggestions and wise advice, I will definitely flag the requirement at the quote stage. Regards Ozzyjack

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Ozzyjack
Dec 28, 2010 1:34 pm
sleven
sleven
26 December 2010

Does anyone have tiles with timber look tiling?

Does anyone have tiles with timber look tiling?

I've seen them in/on an Alfresco floor in a display home... I'm not a huge fan to be honest - I thought I'd like them but I don't - my main thing is I HATE TILES... i just…

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sleven
Dec 26, 2010 5:22 pm
sleven
namtrak
namtrak
21 December 2010

Boral v.s. Hurford

Boral v.s. Hurford

Hurfords is fine, I buy quite lot through them. Generally a little cheaper than Boral as well Cheers

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namtrak
Dec 21, 2010 6:04 pm
AshleeSiobhan
AshleeSiobhan
21 December 2010

Carpet Help!

Carpet Help!

Hey guys, So I am looking at carpeting our 3 spare bedrooms, but I would like to know what is a reasonable price for carpet? All we need for the 3 spare rooms is…

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AshleeSiobhan
Dec 21, 2010 12:06 pm
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mickve
Dec 20, 2010 9:19 pm
bobbaloochi
bobbaloochi
20 December 2010

pics - floor going in

pics - floor going in
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Your floor looks great. The long planks in a high gloss were pioneered by HN in Australia and the original range is called Timber…

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bobbaloochi
Dec 20, 2010 11:39 am
nymphser
nymphser
19 December 2010

floor Tiles

floor Tiles

Hi., Can you please any one can guide me to choose proper tiles type and Colour(or carpet) Any one have any experiences with tiles in hall and bathroom. thanks Nisri

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nymphser
Dec 19, 2010 7:03 pm
xquisite
xquisite
19 December 2010

High Gloss or Semi Gloss

High Gloss or Semi Gloss

Definitely semi for me.

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xquisite
Dec 19, 2010 1:31 pm
MrBondi
MrBondi
13 December 2010

Bamboo Floorboards - left overs going cheap

Bamboo Floorboards - left overs going cheap

Hi all, Just bumping an old post, have been away and thought I would see if anyone was interested in some left over floorboards for next to nothing, still in the box. Or…

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MrBondi
Dec 13, 2010 10:00 am
Mark S
Mark S
12 December 2010

Ceramic tiles to carpet edge

Ceramic tiles to carpet edge

Common trims can be in 3.3 m lengths. A carpet retailer should be able to cut one to length for you.

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Mark S
Dec 12, 2010 5:38 pm
swabacus
swabacus
12 December 2010

Carpet adhesives & Asbestos

Carpet adhesives & Asbestos

Hi, Hope someone can confirm that the brown water based adhesive used under latex (Rubber Backed) carpet sometimes referred to as kitchen carpet did not contain…

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swabacus
Dec 12, 2010 12:14 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
10 December 2010

SDN carpet impact on children behaviour

SDN carpet impact on children behaviour

I'd hope there was no corn left in it by the time it was carpet, or my Labrador would have a crack at it :)

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anthony_carter
Dec 10, 2010 5:48 pm
namtrak
namtrak
8 December 2010

Staining Solid Timber floor.

Staining Solid Timber floor.

The stain wont fade away, as you need to seal it with a proper sealer anyway. I generally use Bona dri-fast and Bona Mega, Ive recently had some success with Porters…

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namtrak
Dec 08, 2010 2:42 pm
taki
taki
7 December 2010

Woodline parquetry flooring feedback

Woodline parquetry flooring feedback

Hi all, I've seen this type of engineered florring in DecoRug and it looks nice. It is 14.5 mm and made in Indonesia, generally semi-gloss. We are going for flooring…

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taki
Dec 07, 2010 9:58 am
Bam
Bam
6 December 2010

Timber versus Carpet

Timber versus Carpet

I dont know what I was writing ::hyst::

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Bam
Dec 06, 2010 8:59 pm
Bam
joles
joles
5 December 2010

Timber vs Porcelain tile Floor covering

Timber vs Porcelain tile Floor covering

There's heaps and heaps of threads on this topic if you do a search. Here's a recent one, viewtopic.php?f=7&t=40809&hilit=tiles+floorboards

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joles
Dec 05, 2010 4:19 pm
joles
molackie
molackie
2 December 2010

PLEASE HELP! Dilemma with timber laminate flooring NEW PICS

PLEASE HELP! Dilemma with timber laminate flooring NEW PICS

Hi Ring09, That is exciting - it is fun choosing! Take some pics so I can have a look - I haven't heard of those 12mm gloss brands before. Good luck with your choice -…

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molackie
Dec 02, 2010 9:07 pm
abiepo
abiepo
2 December 2010

Any advice pls- polish with orange peel look

Any advice pls- polish with orange peel look

Thanks Lex for your views. We were so naive to think that we can just trust them to do their job professionally. We did not think we had to specifically request to have…

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abiepo
Dec 02, 2010 5:15 pm
CluelessinSydney
CluelessinSydney
1 December 2010

Durable bamboo/laminate/vinyl/?cork floors - would love help

Durable bamboo/laminate/vinyl/?cork floors - would love help

Thank you for your thoughts! Yes if we were keeping this place "forever" for us I'd be more inclined to seriously think about cork but it's not the case. What did you hate…

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CluelessinSydney
Dec 01, 2010 1:33 pm
Rewah
Rewah
29 November 2010

Vietnamese Bamboo flooring

Vietnamese Bamboo flooring

locus, here is some advice I took from http://www.bambooconnection.com.au/bamb ... sment.html on identifying good quality bamboo flooring. I assume that if the Vietnamese…

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Rewah
Nov 29, 2010 5:29 pm
Rewah
Rewah
Rewah
29 November 2010

Timber Look Laminate Floors or Bamboo

Timber Look Laminate Floors or Bamboo

cherryb, In regards to your question about sanding and resurfacing bamboo, it all depends on the quality but more importantly how well you look after the bamboo flooring.…

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Rewah
Nov 29, 2010 4:53 pm
Rewah
chixwithpowertools
chixwithpowertools
28 November 2010

Re-grouting large tiled area

Re-grouting large tiled area

Thanks for that Craig. I actually did the kitchen floor area but scraped all the grout out by using the tiny grout saw. I've looked for places that will do large areas…

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chixwithpowertools
Nov 28, 2010 7:56 pm
Bam
Bam
27 November 2010

Rose Gum v Blue Gum v Red Mahogany

Rose Gum v Blue Gum v Red Mahogany

I wish ::hyst:: Roof is going up next week :wink: After the brickies are done we're not relying on tradies as much, so things should happen a lot more quickly! We havent gone…

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Bam
Nov 27, 2010 9:07 pm
Bam


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