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anthony_carter
anthony_carter
31 October 2010

Baltimore? 8mm Laminate $20sq. Good?

Baltimore? 8mm Laminate $20sq. Good?

Who knows...never heard of that brand, but $20 m2 is a good price providing it's quality.

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anthony_carter
Oct 31, 2010 7:14 am
suh
suh
30 October 2010

Polished Porcelain Tiles- How to remove metal scratch marks?

Polished Porcelain Tiles- How to remove metal scratch marks?

I have another idea...the White Magic sponges. You wet them and rub onto marks and they magically disappear. That shouldn't hurt the tiles, and it's worth a try ::smile::

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suh
Oct 30, 2010 6:13 am
suh
chippy
chippy
29 October 2010

Solid timber on concrete slab (WA) - baffled by the choices

Solid timber on concrete slab (WA) - baffled by the choices

Wider boards require thicker boards. If you are going for the 80-100mm range 12 or 13mm is fine for direct stick. If you go wider, the boards are more prone to cupping so…

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chippy
Oct 29, 2010 6:04 pm
chippy
Mark S
Mark S
29 October 2010

Please tell me this can be fixed!!

Please tell me this can be fixed!!

The pattern will need to be kept straight. Didn't see that in the first pixs. That can involve relaying the whole area, to avoid a bow in the pattern by just stretching…

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Mark S
Oct 29, 2010 1:43 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
27 October 2010

laminate floor - 12mm or 8mm???

laminate floor - 12mm or 8mm???

Many Chinese products are actually very good now. The thing is that the bigger mills in china are joint ventures with European companies and are run by Eurpoeans, using…

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anthony_carter
Oct 27, 2010 3:08 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
27 October 2010

Bamboo - What do you guys think ?

Bamboo - What do you guys think ?
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No worries. Be VERY VERY careful of "cheap" bamboo from places like eBay. You always get what you pay for. Stuff that sells for far less than Styles COSTS has got to send…

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anthony_carter
Oct 27, 2010 3:01 pm
Dreamer
Dreamer
27 October 2010

Titan select laminate flooring

Titan select laminate flooring

I've been looking at this product too as someone I know from another forum used it and I thought it looked amazing! Spotted Gum. Very nice!

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Dreamer
Oct 27, 2010 1:54 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
25 October 2010

Province Laminate 8mm or Clix Laminate 7mm

Province Laminate 8mm or Clix Laminate 7mm

Oh. Well in that case they are made from Balsa Wood !!! Haha. They are ok. I'm sure they would only sell decent gear. Good luck with it all.

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anthony_carter
Oct 25, 2010 5:48 pm
building bug
building bug
22 October 2010

tiles v jackhammer - 24 hours to decide, VOTE NOW!!

tiles v jackhammer - 24 hours to decide, VOTE NOW!!

We ended up going with the tiles. The builder actually said he thought it looked better as tiles once he saw it this morning. It seems the tiler thought it was meant to be…

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building bug
Oct 22, 2010 3:11 pm
grubruss
grubruss
22 October 2010

Please help - ironbark flooring

Please help - ironbark flooring

Cheers Dollar I was dreding some one would say something along those lines. I think we may have to purchase the flooring and lay it at a later date as we wont have that…

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grubruss
Oct 22, 2010 8:04 am
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
20 October 2010

Uneven tiling :(

Uneven tiling :(

This is sometimes normal as the gaps will be siliconed over well should be anyway and suzy is right skirting boards after tiles installed for a better finish. Craig

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Grout Perfect
Oct 20, 2010 8:02 am
Grout Perfect
Lex
Lex
19 October 2010

How much glue?

How much glue?

OK, wrong. It was more likely red tongue. But yellow boards :shock: :th: Also an update on the amount of glue. One guy gave me an explanation that sounded very reasonable to me.…

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Lex
Oct 19, 2010 5:45 pm
Lex
suzy-w
suzy-w
19 October 2010

How much for 12m2 tiling?

How much for 12m2 tiling?

I'd allow around $60/mtr for the 600x600. However some tilers will charge a day rate on the smaller jobs rather than per mtr, so you might be charged around $500-$600 for…

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suzy-w
Oct 19, 2010 12:39 pm
sheznay
sheznay
19 October 2010

Dark wooden floor - any regrets?

Dark wooden floor - any regrets?

hi - yeah we laid a darker wooden floor in the house we are currently live in. It does show dirt quite a bit. I have 2 young kids though so sand is always geting trecked…

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sheznay
Oct 19, 2010 11:47 am
sheznay
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
19 October 2010

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring

The "cheap" bamboo is/was known to haev issues in relation to moisture. So basically, the product was not being dried correctly and was getting shipped here with a high…

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anthony_carter
Oct 19, 2010 8:21 am
springtime
springtime
18 October 2010

Cheapest tiles in Sydney

Cheapest tiles in Sydney

Hello everyone, just wanted to tell everyone about a tile place in Sydney that we stumbled across, they have heaps of variety, & they have wall & floor tiles, prices start…

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springtime
Oct 18, 2010 6:33 pm
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Lex
Oct 18, 2010 7:20 am
Lex
Mark S
Mark S
17 October 2010

Readyflor Uniclic Premium Floors

Readyflor Uniclic Premium Floors

For your peace of mind, have the scotia removed and just use a very thin bead of silicone sealer on the under side of the scotia, to seal between timber and scotia [not…

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Mark S
Oct 17, 2010 1:24 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 October 2010

Solid timber vs engineered timber flooring. Difference???

Solid timber vs engineered timber flooring. Difference???

I disagree Lex. But then, that's the good thing about a forum, Anyone can express an opinion which is fair.

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anthony_carter
Oct 17, 2010 11:16 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
16 October 2010

Help on flooring for rumpus room

Help on flooring for rumpus room

There is a school of thought that says that hardfloors are worse for asthma etc. Hardfloors allow dust to circulate through the air more than carpet, which traps them. If…

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anthony_carter
Oct 16, 2010 5:41 pm
Doryblue
Doryblue
16 October 2010

Sanding Cork floor

Sanding Cork floor

Thanks for the replies...this is just the start of our reno so no doubt more posts will follow!

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Doryblue
Oct 16, 2010 1:30 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
16 October 2010

Nightmare of a floor laying job

Nightmare of a floor laying job

What a terrible story!! :shock: Can you post a picture of the floor, or that glue in the holes?? What was the subfloor in this…

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Raleighfarm
Oct 16, 2010 8:55 am
Raleighfarm
camelia
camelia
15 October 2010

choice of floor tiles

choice of floor tiles

Hi Anthony, I ended up getting a plain off white ceramic tile 'laguna' 300x300 and 6mm thick. The buiilder layed the sand cement bed but because the height of timber is…

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camelia
Oct 15, 2010 10:45 pm
ESB
ESB
15 October 2010

Kirra Sands and Belisan Court range of carpets!

Kirra Sands and Belisan Court range of carpets!

Pretend I know nothing about floor coverings (it's not that obvious I haven't bought…

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ESB
Oct 15, 2010 10:14 pm
ESB
Sunflowers
Sunflowers
15 October 2010

floating floor install...what to expect

floating floor install...what to expect

Hi, Less than a week ago I had a floating floor installed throughout most of my house (except bathroom and laundry). Premium Uniclic Readyflor heavea is the product that…

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Sunflowers
Oct 15, 2010 6:43 pm
Perth Matrix
Perth Matrix
15 October 2010

Tiler drama.

Tiler drama.

Thanks Suzie, Tiler returned this morning with a jackhammer and has now cleared everything up. I can breath easy again.

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Perth Matrix
Oct 15, 2010 4:32 pm

Hi Riverton I have travertine grout in my bathroom/laundry floor. Here are some pics - hope they help. …

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stegosaurus
Oct 15, 2010 8:23 am
suzy-w
suzy-w
14 October 2010

Question on tiling levels

Question on tiling levels

He recently charged $70/sqm incl screeding which I thought wasn't bad. I had some quotes at $80-90. I recommend you have the builder do the wet areas seeing as you don't…

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suzy-w
Oct 14, 2010 2:08 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
13 October 2010

Wool Carpet with a Stain Warranty ??

Wool Carpet with a Stain Warranty ??

Yes. Sold in HN stores in Australia. You'll see alot in YouTube on it. It's very very cool carpet.

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anthony_carter
Oct 13, 2010 9:21 pm
Dollar
Dollar
13 October 2010

Grey Ironbark vs Spotted Gum Hardwood Floors?

Grey Ironbark vs Spotted Gum Hardwood Floors?
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We know exactly what was used as my partner and his dad do floor sanding as a business. The photos displayed are not the final product however happy to post one if I can…

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Dollar
Oct 13, 2010 7:56 am
Casa2
Casa2
11 October 2010

Flooring in laundry- advice before monday!

Flooring in laundry- advice before monday!
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As others have mentioned, there are two reasons for having tiles in your laundry. 1) It's a wet area (with a floor drain) 2) It connects to the outside and it's good to…

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Casa2
Oct 11, 2010 6:25 pm
comfy-cruisin
comfy-cruisin
10 October 2010

Pouring a concrete floor in existing house??

Pouring a concrete floor in existing house??

Thanks for your replys, what a great resource everyone has here!!!

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comfy-cruisin
Oct 10, 2010 3:06 pm
TheOK
TheOK
10 October 2010

Polyester carpet ?

Polyester carpet ?

It remembers alright.... that's why it stays down. :z: :z: :z: ::lol::

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TheOK
Oct 10, 2010 2:03 pm
TheOK
TheOK
TheOK
10 October 2010

Carpet fumes?

Carpet fumes?

VOC's. Nearly everything has them. Fresh air will fix. Somepeople are more sensitive than others as it's already been…

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TheOK
Oct 10, 2010 1:09 pm
TheOK
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
8 October 2010

Buy Cheap Surfaces, Flooring & Kitchen Benchtops

Buy Cheap Surfaces, Flooring & Kitchen Benchtops

that was a bit rude MR Fu... calling out names is not a good thing...

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Madison27AA
Oct 08, 2010 2:31 pm
Casa2
Casa2
7 October 2010

Terrible, Terrible Tiles! Cant believe they have been laid!

Terrible, Terrible Tiles! Cant believe they have been laid!

Dangerjim, Those tiles/laying are terrible. If it wasn't a brick pattern, you probably wouldn't notice. It's certainly the tiles that are at fault, but as others have…

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Casa2
Oct 07, 2010 6:13 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
6 October 2010

Laminate Maintenance/Brand Help!!!

Laminate Maintenance/Brand Help!!!

Laminate flooring is not that great with water. For a rental situation, I would recommend trying Allure. It's a floating PVC floor. Looks and feels like a laminate/timber…

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anthony_carter
Oct 06, 2010 7:24 am
deathgod
deathgod
4 October 2010

floor sand - did i get ripped ?

floor sand - did i get ripped ?

he said his min charge was $400, it could be as high as $600 if its a massive job. The guy at the flooring shop said he had spoken to the installer and it could be as…

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deathgod
Oct 04, 2010 7:01 pm
FreeSpirit1
FreeSpirit1
3 October 2010

Parquet Flooring

Parquet Flooring

I am building a new project with an Art Deco theme in WA. I have ordered the bathroom tiles in the old black & white chequers, wool in the bedrooms but want either Parquet…

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FreeSpirit1
Oct 03, 2010 11:04 am
sleven
sleven
1 October 2010

Advice on floorboards for bedrooms please

Advice on floorboards for bedrooms please

My folks have tiles (slate) in the hall way and timber everywhere else i.e lounge, bedrooms, family and meals areas and it looks fine. I grew up with timber in the…

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sleven
Oct 01, 2010 12:25 am
sleven
Rizzo
Rizzo
30 September 2010

floorboards imported from china?

floorboards imported from china?
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Thanks everyone, I didn't mean to start any arguments!! The shop we are going through, the owner is actually the layer, so i guess I just have to trust their judgement. He…

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Rizzo
Sep 30, 2010 6:42 pm
garyding
garyding
30 September 2010

Some advice plz.....^_^ - what floorboard should I choose!?

Some advice plz.....^_^ - what floorboard should I choose!?

Thanks guys! My apartment is in sydney and near the water, so relatively humid I heard that solid timber is pretty hard to maintain, is it true? In terms of investment,…

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garyding
Sep 30, 2010 10:38 am
LeanneR
LeanneR
29 September 2010

BIg River Blackbutt

BIg River Blackbutt

Great, let me know how you go

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LeanneR
Sep 29, 2010 9:32 pm
LeanneR
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
29 September 2010

Indoor Timber Flooring Wholesalers

Indoor Timber Flooring Wholesalers

Are you looking at opening a retail flooring business ?

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anthony_carter
Sep 29, 2010 7:05 am
Agent_009
Agent_009
28 September 2010

Composite Decking - Three Questions

Composite Decking - Three Questions

Umm...I have no idea haha. Sorry, I have absolutely ZERO idea when it comes to this kind of stuff. So you're saying the pool (and surrounding landscapes) can be the same…

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Agent_009
Sep 28, 2010 7:38 pm
Mark S
Mark S
27 September 2010

WIR doors won't fit after carpet installation- an oversight?

WIR doors won't fit after carpet installation- an oversight?

The entrance door will obviously need to be cut as well. If there is too much of a gap when closed after it is cut, you may need a fit a draft excluder, being an outside…

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Mark S
Sep 27, 2010 5:49 pm
namtrak
namtrak
27 September 2010

rejuvenating timber floors

rejuvenating timber floors

I would look at the Bona product line. I do this quite a bit for clients. Clean with Bona Remover. Clean again with Bona Refresher. Buff with fine grit (150+) Coat…

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namtrak
Sep 27, 2010 4:42 pm


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