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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 10:07 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 6:15 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 2:33 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 6:29 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 5:53 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 8:56 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 10:07 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 12:45 pm
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 1:18 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 8:56 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 2:28 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 4:55 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 9:58 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 5:36 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 5:25 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 5:57 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 4:58 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 10:43 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 10:14 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 2:46 pm
Xander
Xander
10 November 2010

Northgate Westcliffe Carpet

Northgate Westcliffe Carpet

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

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Xander
Nov 10, 2010 12:05 am
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 8:48 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 8:32 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 9:14 am
qonyx
namtrak
namtrak
5 November 2010

Installing timber floors => Taking all doors off

Installing timber floors => Taking all doors off

I try and remove as many doors as possible, but its generally not completely necessary

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namtrak
Nov 05, 2010 5:39 pm
namtrak
namtrak
5 November 2010

Brushbox or Jarrah? Real wood

Brushbox or Jarrah? Real wood

The Jarrah looks like a good deal to me, both are good quality timbers

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namtrak
Nov 05, 2010 5:38 pm
namtrak
namtrak
5 November 2010

Walking on floorboards too early?

Walking on floorboards too early?

If the floor didn't feel sticky then it should be fine. As a rule, if you put the back of your hand on the floor and it feels cold then it is still drying.

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namtrak
Nov 05, 2010 4:20 pm
Homer Onerous
Homer Onerous
5 November 2010

Seamless Flooring - any issues?

Seamless Flooring - any issues?

Yes, it's a mixed use garage. appears around $55/sq m is standard in Brisbane.

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Homer Onerous
Nov 05, 2010 12:09 pm
Zedman
Zedman
3 November 2010

Timber-look floor tiles

Timber-look floor tiles

There is a range of 150x600 we get that are Italian that have a slip resistant finish. We did get a sample of a new 45x45 outdoor tile that looks like 6 smaller planks…

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Zedman
Nov 03, 2010 4:38 pm
Zedman
wizard
wizard
3 November 2010

CHEAP carpet cleaner near Truganina

CHEAP carpet cleaner near Truganina

Does anyone know of a CHEAP carpet cleaner in and around Truganina, we have to get our rental carpets cleaned before we hand over the keys, I don’t care about quality or…

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wizard
Nov 03, 2010 11:50 am
wizard
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
1 November 2010

Has anyone heard of Fast Lock Laminate Flooring?

Has anyone heard of Fast Lock Laminate Flooring?

If you're after a matt laminate, that will do the job just fine. The high gloss ones are more $$ and show more marks.

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anthony_carter
Nov 01, 2010 11:27 am
smcinc
smcinc
1 November 2010

Tongue & Groove system or Uniclic

Tongue & Groove system or Uniclic

Hi i know this is a little off topic but i have a problem.. i have some wood that been imported however the tongue and groove have stuffed up and there seems to be a gap…

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smcinc
Nov 01, 2010 12:00 am
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kts
Oct 31, 2010 9:42 am
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 8:14 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 7:13 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 7:04 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 2:43 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 4:08 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 4:01 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 2:54 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 6:48 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 4:11 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 9:04 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 9:02 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 6:45 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 1:39 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 12:47 pm
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 9:21 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 7:33 pm
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Lex
Oct 18, 2010 8:20 am
Lex


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