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tjilpi
tjilpi
15 August 2010

Which type of floorboards is best for a kitchen?

Which type of floorboards is best for a kitchen?

If it was me I would use tiles or slate. Go for something a similar tone to the wood it is butting up against so it doesn't break the area up in your eye and provides continuity :)

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tjilpi
Aug 15, 2010 11:20 am
MrBondi
MrBondi
16 August 2010

Left over floorboards

Left over floorboards

no I wouldn't suggest the floorboards for areas where they would get really wet, we have them in the kitchen and laundry area but any excess water would cause them to…

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MrBondi
Aug 16, 2010 4:17 pm
GFdo
GFdo
16 August 2010

Solid Timber Floor Height Vs Porcelain Tiles Height

Solid Timber Floor Height Vs Porcelain Tiles Height

Hi All , Is there a height difference betwen the Solid timber 19mm on batons Vs Por tiles ? . My builder wants to know my Solid timber finished floor height before…

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GFdo
Aug 16, 2010 7:18 pm

found a couple of pics on the net.... the first one I don't like so much, though it's not finished, it seems they have the boards changing direction and then changing…

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donuts
Aug 17, 2010 9:31 am
donuts
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 August 2010

Sand/Polish Timber Floor Referral.

Sand/Polish Timber Floor Referral.

If you give me a call, I'll refer you to a committee member of the Wood Flooring Association who can refer you directly to a professional in your area.

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anthony_carter
Aug 17, 2010 2:30 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
18 August 2010

Dunlop supergreen underlay - any information?

Dunlop supergreen underlay - any information?

With being nice about it, ummm, it's not an upgrade. Well, not unless the 1st underlay was Standard Foam / carpetmate. Basically, it's thick and has low density. So it has…

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anthony_carter
Aug 18, 2010 4:57 am
Lex
Lex
18 August 2010

Boral's "Naturally Australian" engineered flooring

Boral's "Naturally Australian" engineered flooring

Thanks, Anthony! ... and ... have you checked your email recently :wink:

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Lex
Aug 18, 2010 12:15 pm
Lex
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
19 August 2010

steel joists for tongue and groove boards

steel joists for tongue and groove boards

I've never heard of it, not sure how they would fix it :?

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Dukekamaya
Aug 19, 2010 5:20 pm
Dukekamaya
Barbara B
Barbara B
20 August 2010

Flooring and children!

Flooring and children!

Hi, we have Pegulan vinyl sheet flooring and couldn't be happier with it. We have no carpet at all - just the Pegulan in all rooms. We have quite a few dogs - a GSD and…

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Barbara B
Aug 20, 2010 4:05 pm
namtrak
namtrak
20 August 2010

Hardwood floors laid, and glue everywhere

Hardwood floors laid, and glue everywhere

As long as they used proper flooring glue it will sand off fine Cheers

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namtrak
Aug 20, 2010 5:44 pm
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karbern
Aug 22, 2010 11:54 am
csbowes
csbowes
22 August 2010

Sloping Concrete Floors

Sloping Concrete Floors

I have a 1910 bungalow that I'm just about to purchase. In the front couple of rooms there is an obvious slope from one end of the room to the other, lets say from the…

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csbowes
Aug 22, 2010 6:53 pm
namtrak
namtrak
23 August 2010

stains....water seeping in....?

stains....water seeping in....?

With mucky floors, I recommend to clients to finish with a Hardwax Oil (Treatex or Osmo) as these give the floor a bit of character and warmth. Is water running across…

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namtrak
Aug 23, 2010 5:24 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
24 August 2010

Sealing Polishing

Sealing Polishing

Thanks. Think we had better wait until reno's competed until we lay the floor then :)

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tjilpi
Aug 24, 2010 4:31 pm
Lex
Lex
25 August 2010

Tolerances of concrete slabs for carpet and floating timbers

Tolerances of concrete slabs for carpet and floating timbers

OK, 30 mm puts things into perspective, it's quite a bit and your installer seems to be right in insisting that you should not be the one to pay for the fix. As already…

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Lex
Aug 25, 2010 8:58 am
Lex
Lex
Lex
25 August 2010

Solid Timber Spotted Gum - Wide or narrow planks???

Solid Timber Spotted Gum - Wide or narrow planks???

I still clamp where needed using the Nobow pneumatic floor clamper - its a winner for direct stick jobs and sole operator. However most select…

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Lex
Aug 25, 2010 6:54 pm
Lex
johnnyrie
johnnyrie
26 August 2010

Cranky about carpet

Cranky about carpet

All good advice! Thanks everyone

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johnnyrie
Aug 26, 2010 12:43 pm
scottcoop
scottcoop
26 August 2010

Polished Concrete Floors for Living Areas. Good Idea?

Polished Concrete Floors for Living Areas. Good Idea?
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Hi that would be great. If you give me your email i send u all the paperwork. Regard Scott.

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scottcoop
Aug 26, 2010 1:57 pm
Poidda
Poidda
27 August 2010

timber flooring and expansion gaps over 6mtrs??

timber flooring and expansion gaps over 6mtrs??

I'm in the same boat at the moment, and not sure if I really need one. We only have one length (about 2m wide) that runs through our kitchen and dining room which…

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Poidda
Aug 27, 2010 9:48 am
fruitty
fruitty
29 August 2010

FloorPlanet / Embelton

FloorPlanet / Embelton

We bought from Floor Planet and our stranwowen bamboo is currently being install as I type. I also found them via their ebay listing, went there and was impress with Sam's…

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fruitty
Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
fruitty
seals
seals
30 August 2010

Help Please

Help Please

Calling around now.... know of any places in Melbourne?

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seals
Aug 30, 2010 9:42 am
Biff Costanza
Biff Costanza
30 August 2010

Floor Boards Melbourne

Floor Boards Melbourne

We got our European Oak flooring (they have spotted gum too) from Hazelwood & Hill (working mill). They were really helpful with good prices. http://www.hazelwoodhill.com.au/

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Biff Costanza
Aug 30, 2010 2:17 pm
Biff Costanza
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sprunk
Aug 30, 2010 8:34 pm
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 10:25 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 10:46 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 5:20 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 10:25 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 5:55 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 12:41 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 7:32 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 6:33 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 9:07 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 2:18 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 8:29 pm
onc_artisan
KolL
KolL
8 September 2010

HELP PLEASE - PERTH

HELP PLEASE - PERTH

thanks lifeggle......

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KolL
Sep 08, 2010 9:06 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 4:34 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 5:34 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 9:36 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 12:14 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 5:22 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 9:25 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 4:11 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 4:25 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 8:49 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 12:30 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 7:10 am
Southies
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namtrak
Sep 14, 2010 8:40 pm
floorwood
floorwood
14 September 2010

Teak flooring

Teak flooring

Hi , How did you go with the teak floor? If you have used it could…

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floorwood
Sep 14, 2010 9:03 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 6:16 pm

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