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namtrak
namtrak
31 August 2010

Timber Flooring For Kitchen, Dining & Living Area

Timber Flooring For Kitchen, Dining & Living Area

There are quite a few options for a dark brown floor, including staining. Start with Tallowwood and work from there. However there is one option which I am hoping to…

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namtrak
Aug 31, 2010 11:25 am
dominic visser
dominic visser
1 September 2010

Redbook Total Carpet

Redbook Total Carpet

all carpets have their pro's and cons

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dominic visser
Sep 01, 2010 11:46 am
Mark S
Mark S
1 September 2010

SupaBlue vs Airstep Prime underlay

SupaBlue vs Airstep Prime underlay

Hi Mark. From a technical standpoint I am 100% right. Carpet doesn't spring back mate. It's not made from elastic. As the quality and…

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Mark S
Sep 01, 2010 6:20 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
1 September 2010

Which laminate flooring salesperson is telling me the truth?

Which laminate flooring salesperson is telling me the truth?

Unless the layer has X-ray vision, or your sub floor is already clean and exposed, he can't give you a fixed price until the day. Floor prep is a variable. The $650 extra…

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anthony_carter
Sep 01, 2010 11:25 pm
travelbug
travelbug
2 September 2010

Diamond Tuff laminate flooring??

Diamond Tuff laminate flooring??

The metal thing is a gimmick - it depends on pressure. His special deal just for you would have me running a…

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travelbug
Sep 02, 2010 6:55 pm
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
3 September 2010

Engineered Bamboo, Natural Timber or porcelain?

Engineered Bamboo, Natural Timber or porcelain?

we too are having difficulties choosing which of these three flooring to go with. Our first pref was bamboo, and although it looks great and is very hard, its still a…

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aLLaNNa1
Sep 03, 2010 1:41 pm
Lex
Lex
4 September 2010

Quickstep Largo - anyone have it installed?

Quickstep Largo - anyone have it installed?

Sorry my camera is full of other floors i have done and am to lazy to take photos anymore. :oops: I have a couple of boxes left over i can put them…

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Lex
Sep 04, 2010 8:32 am
Lex
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
5 September 2010

Multicoloured tiles = Help me please

Multicoloured tiles = Help me please

There is an interior decorating forum in the main section of H1. Maybe try there. I can only really answer flooring questions!!! Most of the regulars are from the trade…

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anthony_carter
Sep 05, 2010 7:33 pm
xquisite
xquisite
7 September 2010

Tile Slate Removal

Tile Slate Removal
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We never use acid solutions on natural stone. Oops! Of course not, i wasn't thinking. I've been told to not even get vinegar on the floor.

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xquisite
Sep 07, 2010 10:07 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
8 September 2010

Carpet advise please

Carpet advise please

I saw a huge roll of Godfrey Hirst plush pile 70oz 80/20 carpet in a large showroom on the floor. They are selling this stuff for 212m which is much cheaper than all the…

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McKinnon
Sep 08, 2010 3:18 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 September 2010

Polished concrete flooring - does this sound right to you??

Polished concrete flooring - does this sound right to you??

Whilst that may be true it will never happen :wink: ...anyway enough time wasted on this thread :lol:

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onc_artisan
Sep 08, 2010 9:29 pm
onc_artisan
KolL
KolL
8 September 2010

HELP PLEASE - PERTH

HELP PLEASE - PERTH

thanks lifeggle......

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KolL
Sep 08, 2010 10:06 pm

Remind me to post some pics of our outdoor flights of steps, I have some large format tile on what you can call stadium seating (double size steps). What we have done is…

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Nathan SteelFab
Sep 09, 2010 5:34 pm
Nathan SteelFab
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
9 September 2010

Vinyl Timber look Tiles or Ceramic Tiles?????

Vinyl Timber look Tiles or Ceramic Tiles?????

Amtico have a good range at $39 M2 called Spacia. It has a point 3 wear layer which is standard for domestic ranges. I also have Allure, which is a floating PVC plank,…

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anthony_carter
Sep 09, 2010 6:34 pm
bunnywabbit
bunnywabbit
9 September 2010

Raw solid Timber or Pre-finished solid timber

Raw solid Timber or Pre-finished solid timber

I think you are a tad confused! Floating timber is a flooring system that isn't physically joined to the substrate (ie the panels are…

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bunnywabbit
Sep 09, 2010 10:36 pm
bunnywabbit
garden lover
garden lover
10 September 2010

polished floor Vs tiles- house will be rented

polished floor Vs tiles- house will be rented

Tile, tile, tile - remember renters really dont care at the end of the day. I know you can get great renters in but on average because they didnt pay for it, they wont…

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garden lover
Sep 10, 2010 1:14 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
11 September 2010

sikkens cetol hls teak on merbau deck?

sikkens cetol hls teak on merbau deck?

Has anyone used Sikkens Ceta Bever Vloer Lak on interior timber? I have to decide on what to use on the oak floor. It is an oil based satin, not…

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mecha-wombat
Sep 11, 2010 6:22 am
mecha-wombat
John Middleton
John Middleton
12 September 2010

Carpet needs a steam clean straight after instalation?

Carpet needs a steam clean straight after instalation?

New carpet is not necessarily clean, but often a 12-18 month cleaning cycle is good. Personal use will dictate increasing or reducing frequency. As Anthony said, now and…

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John Middleton
Sep 12, 2010 10:25 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
12 September 2010

laminate bamboo???

laminate bamboo???

How many metres do you need ? I can possibly send you half a board in the post and get a quote from our national carrier to ship them to your closest HN store. HN in WA do…

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anthony_carter
Sep 12, 2010 5:11 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
12 September 2010

Signature Silken Shades vs Signature Confidence Carpet

Signature Silken Shades vs Signature Confidence Carpet

Signature is not a manufacturer. They buy carpet from places like Belgium, South Africa, Canada and so forth. Just to be clear. The patterned carpet is a regular nylon…

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anthony_carter
Sep 12, 2010 5:25 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
12 September 2010

Flooring cost

Flooring cost

A pre finished engineered floor would be a little less, maybe 130 - 140 ish.

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anthony_carter
Sep 12, 2010 9:49 pm
bunnywabbit
bunnywabbit
13 September 2010

Multi-plank?

Multi-plank?

I'm no floor expert (have only started researching about flooring the last few weeks) ... But if my memory serves me right, the seller mentioned something about the wood…

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bunnywabbit
Sep 13, 2010 1:30 pm
bunnywabbit
Southies
Southies
14 September 2010

Family room rug - FINALLY GOT IT!

Family room rug - FINALLY GOT IT!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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
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
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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?
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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 7:42 pm


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