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Southies
Southies
14 September 2010

Family room rug - FINALLY GOT IT!

Family room rug - FINALLY GOT IT!
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No Debooy, I got it from a private ebayer who found it to be too small for his home - brand new :z:

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Southies
Sep 14, 2010 8:10 am
Southies
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namtrak
Sep 14, 2010 9:40 pm
floorwood
floorwood
14 September 2010

Teak flooring

Teak flooring

Hi, If you are interested in Teak flooring for your home, you can talk to us. We are manufacturers & distributors of Teak flooring sourced from plantation grown Teak in…

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floorwood
Sep 14, 2010 10:03 pm
rlay1
rlay1
15 September 2010

Bamboo Flooring - Pics Please

Bamboo Flooring - Pics Please

For strandwoven bamboo expect to pay around $65+ per sqm for supply only from an aussie importer. Expect to pay $25+ per sqm for installation.

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rlay1
Sep 15, 2010 7:16 pm
sslc
sslc
15 September 2010

Timber Decking costs per square meter

Timber Decking costs per square meter

Hi everyone. I'm now doing some external work and would like to know what the expected cost would be for the standard timber merbau decking per square meter. I have a…

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sslc
Sep 15, 2010 9:34 pm
quokka
quokka
16 September 2010

installing laminate under existing skirting boards

installing laminate under existing skirting boards

Tried it. Just left the skirting on the one side, where I started. Pulled the rest out. A lot of nails stayed in the wall, ripped out of the MDF skirting. Will need new…

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quokka
Sep 16, 2010 11:50 am
renogirl
renogirl
16 September 2010

Carpet questions

Carpet questions

Hi all, hope someone can help, we have installed laminate flooring but there is a gap of about 8 cm from our slate floor in the entry way to the laminate in the lounge…

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renogirl
Sep 16, 2010 12:49 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 September 2010

Choice of SDN level cut and loop pile carpet?

Choice of SDN level cut and loop pile carpet?

No. That pattern is a bit dated now. It comes in white nylons and SDN'S only (locally made).

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anthony_carter
Sep 17, 2010 9:24 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 September 2010

CARPET - Smartstrand IQ150 Textures & Level Cut Loops

CARPET - Smartstrand IQ150 Textures & Level Cut Loops

No worries. It is pretty quick. Ask for Maurice. He is the franchisee. Any dramas, give me a call at Chadstone and I'll sort you out no probs. They have not published all…

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anthony_carter
Sep 17, 2010 10:51 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 September 2010

Floating Timber Floors - What brands are available

Floating Timber Floors - What brands are available
1, 2

HN has a few to choose from; Boral Naturally Australian Ekowood (FSC certified hence the name) Teka Natures Elements they range from 2mm to 4mm veneer thickness.

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anthony_carter
Sep 17, 2010 10:59 pm
kexkez
kexkez
19 September 2010

Removing Lino Stuck to Floorboards

Removing Lino Stuck to Floorboards

Looks like you've had some great advice. I also was given this additional info recently. Any lino pre 80's should be seen as highly suspect. It is potentially highly…

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kexkez
Sep 19, 2010 8:26 am
kexkez
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
20 September 2010

Quick Question Regarding Floating Floor Installation

Quick Question Regarding Floating Floor Installation

Installers are paid by the m2. So they win some lose some with easy / hard jobs. You just need to undercut your door, and slide your board under. You don't shape the…

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anthony_carter
Sep 20, 2010 12:57 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
21 September 2010

Readyflor in Merbau

Readyflor in Merbau

Ekowood and/or Teka from HN in Caringbah is also a good brand. If you go in and ask to speak to Alex Parker, and mention my name, she will look after you on price. Just be…

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anthony_carter
Sep 21, 2010 7:45 pm
Lex
Lex
22 September 2010

pics : does floor need sanding b4 floating floor installed ?

pics : does floor need sanding b4 floating floor installed ?

I'd be more interested to hear their opinion as to how much the cb subfloor can be safely sanded before it starts losing its structural properties. I'm told cb should not…

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Lex
Sep 22, 2010 9:51 am
Lex

We renovated our last place and put down a dark tile (very dark grey - smooth tile) ... all I can say is I'll never put down a dark tile again. But in saying that, I have…

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ESB
Sep 22, 2010 3:48 pm
ESB
Trinia
Trinia
22 September 2010

New home - I need help in deciding what flooring to use

New home - I need help in deciding what flooring to use

With tiles, I suggest you get them properly sealed - there are some threads floating around here from recent months about sealing tiles/grout. However, with any kind of…

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Trinia
Sep 22, 2010 8:46 pm
Trinia
Poidda
Poidda
23 September 2010

floor covering around island benchtop w/waterfall

floor covering around island benchtop w/waterfall

Would installing the timber floor first and then installing the caesarstone benchtop/waterfall after, so it sits on top of the timber, be a…

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Poidda
Sep 23, 2010 1:11 pm
mayjay
mayjay
24 September 2010

Saturday 18th - Save $$$$ - 1 day only.

Saturday 18th - Save $$$$ - 1 day only.

Super Saturday.......hope you had a good one. I work for HN in Perth. :)

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mayjay
Sep 24, 2010 1:28 am
dagget
dagget
24 September 2010

which building company do Timber Floor Foundation in Mel??

which building company do Timber Floor Foundation in Mel??

Our builders, Yarra Valley Homes only work on stumps, and build anywhere here is what they have done for us so far.

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dagget
Sep 24, 2010 5:28 pm
dagget
newshirehome
newshirehome
24 September 2010

Bamboo Flooring - new home

Bamboo Flooring - new home

Hi, We are considering bamboo flooring for a new home project......any thoughts - good, bad or otherwise? Anyone got photos of recent projects? Any feedback about diy…

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newshirehome
Sep 24, 2010 5:46 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 5:42 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 6:49 pm
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 8:38 pm
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 8:05 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 10:32 pm
LeanneR
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 11:38 am
Rizzo
Rizzo
30 September 2010

floorboards imported from china?

floorboards imported from china?
1, 2

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 7:42 pm
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 1:25 am
sleven
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 12:04 pm
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 8:01 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 8:24 am
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 7:13 pm
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 3:31 pm
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 2:09 pm
TheOK
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 3:03 pm
TheOK
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 4:06 pm
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 7:25 pm
Dollar
Dollar
13 October 2010

Grey Ironbark vs Spotted Gum Hardwood Floors?

Grey Ironbark vs Spotted Gum Hardwood Floors?
1, 2, 3

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 8:56 am
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 10:21 pm
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 3:08 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 9:23 am
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 5:32 pm
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 7:43 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 11:14 pm
ESB
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 11:45 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 9:55 am
Raleighfarm
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 2:30 pm


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