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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
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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 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
just Erin
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

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