Flooring & Floor Covering
namtrakPlease help - timber floors , not yellow or orange
24 January 2011
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…
chrisandkateISSUE-tiles, house on stumps, floorboards & underlay
17 January 2011
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…
namtrakTimber floor species ID, buy, lay, sand and finished
16 January 2011
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
russxr67$5,000 WASTED! Rectified tiles laid with 3mm & grey grout.
8 January 2011
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…
russxr67MATT PORCELAIN FLOOR AND BATHROOM TILES - sealing??
8 January 2011
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…
jolesMain floor selection doing my head in!!!
29 December 2010
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…
OzzyjackLaying carpet with a wide gully under a "floating" hearth
28 December 2010
Thanks, John & Piscean - good suggestions and wise advice, I will definitely flag the requirement at the quote stage. Regards Ozzyjack
slevenDoes anyone have tiles with timber look tiling?
26 December 2010
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…
mickveremoving carpet and tiles for laminate flooring help
20 December 2010
bunnings has the wall ends you will need.
MrBondiBamboo Floorboards - left overs going cheap
13 December 2010
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…
molackiePLEASE HELP! Dilemma with timber laminate flooring NEW PICS
2 December 2010
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 -…
abiepoAny advice pls- polish with orange peel look
2 December 2010
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…
CluelessinSydneyDurable bamboo/laminate/vinyl/?cork floors - would love help
1 December 2010
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…
RewahVietnamese Bamboo flooring
29 November 2010
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…
chixwithpowertoolsRe-grouting large tiled area
28 November 2010
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…
DamNitaSolid Spotted Gum - disappointing satin finish NEW PICS
25 November 2010
Wow!! So jealous. My brother is having Spotted Gum layed as we speak with semi gloss also. Love love the look!!
cherrybLaminate Floor Brands - Embelton & Krono Original
24 November 2010
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…
mustud52Want some COLOUR in your carpet ? Can't find the right one ?
23 November 2010
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!).
anthony_carterJarrah 1 Strip Engineered Floorboard Solomons
19 November 2010
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.…