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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
DamNita
DamNita
25 November 2010

Solid Spotted Gum - disappointing satin finish NEW PICS

Solid Spotted Gum - disappointing satin finish NEW PICS

Wow!! So jealous. My brother is having Spotted Gum layed as we speak with semi gloss also. Love love the look!! ::

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DamNita
Nov 25, 2010 11:45 am
DamNita
cherryb
cherryb
24 November 2010

Laminate Floor Brands - Embelton & Krono Original

Laminate Floor Brands - Embelton & Krono Original

Hi We are looking at laminate floors for a new house. Does anyone have any experience with either Embelton or Krono. Embelton are through a small company and I don't…

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cherryb
Nov 24, 2010 12:18 pm
mustud52
mustud52
23 November 2010

Want some COLOUR in your carpet ? Can't find the right one ?

Want some COLOUR in your carpet ? Can't find the right one ?
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Will be interested in what you decide, chi chi. We are very happy with our choice (just as well, as it will be with us for many years!).

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mustud52
Nov 23, 2010 7:56 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
22 November 2010

Redbook or Victoria Wool?

Redbook or Victoria Wool?

Both come from good factories. If you like the VCC Wool better, then buy it !!! Without knowing the consrtuction and weights of each, we can't tell you which is…

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anthony_carter
Nov 22, 2010 1:28 pm
scottcoop
scottcoop
21 November 2010

Polished Concrete - Internal and external

Polished Concrete - Internal and external

Hi be careful who you get to do your floors. Regards Scotty.

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scottcoop
Nov 21, 2010 3:55 pm
bailey_boy
bailey_boy
20 November 2010

how to get rid of new carpet smell?

how to get rid of new carpet smell?

Hi Fruitty, Im so not an expert but as Im going to be in the same boat myself soon, have asked around. For home remedies, I've heard to get rid of off-gassing (new…

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bailey_boy
Nov 20, 2010 8:58 pm
kyton
kyton
19 November 2010

Good carpet choice for young family?

Good carpet choice for young family?

We have SDN for our home. We have an 11mth old, 3yo and 5yo. In our experience SDN was the better option for our needs. Ours is from memory a Cavalier Bremworth brand in…

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kyton
Nov 19, 2010 4:36 pm
kyton
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
19 November 2010

Jarrah 1 Strip Engineered Floorboard Solomons

Jarrah 1 Strip Engineered Floorboard Solomons

Why buy Jarrah when you can save $$$$ and buy a Strand Woven Bamboo in a colour that is a perfect match for Jarrah, but is heaps harder and more environmentally friendly.…

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anthony_carter
Nov 19, 2010 4:25 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
17 November 2010

Travertine tiles?

Travertine tiles?

Travertine is a great tile/stone to have and yes as mentioned filled is a must. Honed travertine or polished only needs a natural look penertrating sealer I would suggest…

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Grout Perfect
Nov 17, 2010 4:57 pm
Grout Perfect
namtrak
namtrak
16 November 2010

How to stain euro oak parquetry correctly.

How to stain euro oak parquetry correctly.

Staining is a good job for a pro. Adding colour to the finish is called proof tinting and can be fraught with danger, if you want the best then try Clint Fudge (google is…

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namtrak
Nov 16, 2010 3:58 pm
Lex
Lex
12 November 2010

Anyone demanded their tiler use ASA Conflex?

Anyone demanded their tiler use ASA Conflex?

There are a few ways expansion and isolation joints can be installed. A flexible material (such as silicone or polyurethane) can be used -…

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Lex
Nov 12, 2010 9:43 am
Lex
mishb
mishb
10 November 2010

Those who got pet with porcelain tiles..*Bonus pup piccies*

Those who got pet with porcelain tiles..*Bonus pup piccies*

Gorgeous puppy. Let him inside, pets are more important than floor coverings.

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mishb
Nov 10, 2010 9:14 pm
xquisite
xquisite
10 November 2010

Tiles - not on a slab

Tiles - not on a slab

We have always used fibre cement tile underlay for this purpose, which I would prefer to particle board. It's way stronger for a lot less thickness, for starters. It must…

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xquisite
Nov 10, 2010 1:46 pm
Xander
Xander
10 November 2010

Northgate Westcliffe Carpet

Northgate Westcliffe Carpet

oops, yes... Northstate carpets.... sorry!

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Xander
Nov 09, 2010 11:05 pm
Xander
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
9 November 2010

Carpet and underlay?

Carpet and underlay?

Ok, no worries. If you go to HN Moore Park, ask to see Leon Waxman. He is a really nice guy, and has been in flooring his whole life. He is very well regarded in the…

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anthony_carter
Nov 09, 2010 7:48 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
9 November 2010

Newbee here.... NBG. Good so far. Laminate floor or tiles???

Newbee here.... NBG. Good so far. Laminate floor or tiles???

I always suggest taking Flooring out of the contract and doing it yourself. You have far more control and often get a better deal. Builders work on a min markup of around…

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anthony_carter
Nov 09, 2010 7:32 am
qonyx
qonyx
7 November 2010

DIY Tiling - Have any newbies tried it? Were you happy?

DIY Tiling - Have any newbies tried it? Were you happy?

Thanks Trinia, Huggy & Grout perfect..... all this information is extremely valuable in helping me to make a decision whether to try DIY or get a professional to do…

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qonyx
Nov 07, 2010 8:14 am
qonyx


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