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Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 June 2010

floor heights: Screed and fibre cement sheeting ? both?

floor heights: Screed and fibre cement sheeting ? both?

If you are on concrete there is no need to lay any sheet flooring at all. The tiles woould be laid straight on a bed on the concrete. The bathroom floor would need to be…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 18, 2010 7:30 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 June 2010

Spotted Gum and Blackbutt - need opinions

Spotted Gum and Blackbutt - need opinions
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does anyone know if blackbutt comes in a 150mm board? I have 130mm boards in the kitchen but would like some 150 (or 152mm) to match the 152mm…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 18, 2010 7:32 pm
Dukekamaya

This is the underside of the carpet. Its NOT a broadloom, but a 69cm wide woven carpet that has been stitched together with irish linen yarn (the old fashioned way) :D

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royalblue
Jun 19, 2010 2:56 am
Lex
Lex
19 June 2010

Annual maintenance of oil-based timber finishes

Annual maintenance of oil-based timber finishes

I was probably using wrong terminology when asking about maintenance issues. This is what I found on one site: Tung Oil: a household situation - 3 months…

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Lex
Jun 19, 2010 12:15 pm
Lex
royalblue
royalblue
19 June 2010

Guess where?

Guess where?

....FREE CARPET CLEANING FOR THE NEXT TEN YEARS! Congratulations Themax!!! You have just to get your carpets to Perth to receive your prize! :P Ash.

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royalblue
Jun 19, 2010 2:56 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
19 June 2010

Blackbutt or Tallowwood?

Blackbutt or Tallowwood?

Not tricky at all - just use a water-based finish. There are plenty of nice blonde/light brown floors - we sell plenty of Silvertop Ash and Yellow Stringybark. Coastal…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 19, 2010 5:33 pm
Dukekamaya
themax
themax
19 June 2010

Most suitable upright vac for carpet

Most suitable upright vac for carpet

Yes I agree, I have a new Dyson (the model escapes me at the moment and I am not running d/stairs to see, sorry) it has the full on HEPA dooby thingo and ADORE it.

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themax
Jun 19, 2010 7:53 pm
themax
Rizzo
Rizzo
20 June 2010

Tiles or wood floor

Tiles or wood floor

We did tiles in our last two builds, and have tiles in the house we are currently renting. I am really really looking forward to having timber in this new house :)

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Rizzo
Jun 20, 2010 12:51 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
20 June 2010

Is this not basic common sense?

Is this not basic common sense?

The problem with 'common sense' is that it's not very common at all... doesn't matter how old a person is :lol: :wink:

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IkonInteriors
Jun 20, 2010 9:16 pm
IkonInteriors
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anthony_carter
Jun 21, 2010 10:11 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
22 June 2010

Timber Floor Options (do not want the quad)

Timber Floor Options (do not want the quad)

That price is about right for pine, MDF is much cheaper

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Dukekamaya
Jun 22, 2010 9:43 pm
Dukekamaya
mickve
mickve
23 June 2010

Which comes first? The floor or the kitchen?

Which comes first? The floor or the kitchen?

The flooring installer can undercut the kitchen panels inside dishwasher and the fridge and get the kitcen installer to put kickboards on after the floor is installed.

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mickve
Jun 23, 2010 9:15 pm
Lex
Lex
26 June 2010

Overlay Flooring - OR Parquetry???

Overlay Flooring - OR Parquetry???
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Hey, thanks mick, and thanks suh for the samples, they look yummmmmm !! Love that rich red too ... If it wasn't my house :lol:, I might go for turpentine, it is abs fabs!!!…

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Lex
Jun 26, 2010 7:42 pm
Lex
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
26 June 2010

New Product hitting the market in June !!!!

New Product hitting the market in June !!!!

If you compare the original Allure and that product you will see the difference. It's like chalk and cheese. Armstrong normally have good product. Not sure what made them…

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anthony_carter
Jun 26, 2010 10:08 pm
Petermet
Petermet
26 June 2010

Karndean in SA

Karndean in SA

Hi Anthony, Thanks…

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Petermet
Jun 26, 2010 10:25 pm
royalblue
royalblue
27 June 2010

Paint over carpet!!! Argh!

Paint over carpet!!! Argh!

What?!!! :shock: :roll: :roll: :roll: :n: Firstly, sorry but I missed your post before. Now if you had painters in, THEY are totally responsible for preventing any kind of damage to your home…

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royalblue
Jun 27, 2010 3:36 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
pedro.lyn.josh
29 June 2010

Please recommend me laminated timber flooring brands :)

Please recommend me laminated timber flooring brands :)

lol.... again its been 10 years im sure prices have gone up.... my apoligies for not checking that first.. as far as the quality im sure its better now aswell.. as far as…

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pedro.lyn.josh
Jun 29, 2010 10:37 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
Lex
Lex
30 June 2010

Floor Finishes - Solvent-based Poly vs Oil Hardwax

Floor Finishes - Solvent-based Poly vs Oil Hardwax
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Tested water based gloss, Treatex and Hardwax oil on blackbutt (from Big River) and tallowwood (from NRT). Results: The water based darkened the twd considerably and bbt…

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Lex
Jun 30, 2010 10:05 am
Lex
royalblue
royalblue
1 July 2010

SOLUTION DYED NYLONS

SOLUTION DYED NYLONS

Cool. :) Lets hope it does lead to info being a bit more available. I agree, YES most customers don't want or need to get caught up in lots of technical info, and many…

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royalblue
Jul 01, 2010 12:35 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
1 July 2010

New England Oak..How does it rate for Quality and durability

New England Oak..How does it rate for Quality and durability

Coastal Blackbutt (which I have), Yellow Stringybark, Silvertop Ash or Coastal Grey Box

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Dukekamaya
Jul 01, 2010 6:22 pm
Dukekamaya
MsD
MsD
5 July 2010

Floorboards

Floorboards

thanks for the advice

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MsD
Jul 05, 2010 8:50 pm
royalblue
royalblue
6 July 2010

Advice on carpet for a new home: beaulieu carpet

Advice on carpet for a new home: beaulieu carpet

I just looked up the Floorworld catalogue. Not a word about polyester is the range they promote there. One they say is "wool blend". Normally, any carpet with wool…

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royalblue
Jul 06, 2010 12:21 pm
borg
borg
8 July 2010

Timber flooring expansion gap

Timber flooring expansion gap

case 10mm is a general rule i guess. I would be looking at your widest runs and include this into the calc. You need to treat a 6meter wide floor different to a 1m wide…

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borg
Jul 08, 2010 1:00 pm
borg
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
9 July 2010

Laundry floor tiles

Laundry floor tiles

I would stay away from darker coloured tiles in a laundry as powerders etc will be more noticable. Go for a polished ceramic biege they look great. If I was going to buy…

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Grout Perfect
Jul 09, 2010 11:57 am
Grout Perfect
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
9 July 2010

Rosegum floorboards in Feature Grade

Rosegum floorboards in Feature Grade

Pretty sure no one does 88mm boards in solid timber flooring, its probably 80mm. Thats a feature grade price grab it though remember the display boards/sample are always…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 09, 2010 8:06 pm
Dukekamaya
ball
ball
13 July 2010

natural slate pieces

natural slate pieces

Hi all Could anyone tell me where I can find natural slate pieces as I am doing a feature wall in my house Secondhand would be even better I live in sutherland Regards

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ball
Jul 13, 2010 3:22 pm
danb
danb
15 July 2010

Bamboo Flooring in Perth

Bamboo Flooring in Perth

franky, Sounds good would like to see the pictures! How long did it take to have the bamboo delivered? Cheers Dan

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danb
Jul 15, 2010 11:56 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 July 2010

Polished Concrete Flooring Pics Anyone??

Polished Concrete Flooring Pics Anyone??

Well this was a small area (35sq mtr 'Healing room'..storage shower WC etc) and the cost per mtr and was about $130. There are a few extras that we did -…

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onc_artisan
Jul 16, 2010 12:21 am
onc_artisan
all the sand
all the sand
18 July 2010

Distressed Timber (Engineered) flooring

Distressed Timber (Engineered) flooring

I havent got them in but looked at them also, im still deciding if i want to go floorboards or tiles, so when you get yours in id love to see some pics!

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all the sand
Jul 18, 2010 10:11 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 July 2010

Black butt flooring

Black butt flooring
1, 2, 3

I'd lay chipboard flooring over the joists rather than ply - it will be much cheaper and stuctually the same. I don't see the moisture being a problem that far below the…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 18, 2010 6:20 pm
Dukekamaya
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pudpud
Jul 20, 2010 11:02 pm
beckandbubs
beckandbubs
22 July 2010

Pay an expert or have a crack ourselves?

Pay an expert or have a crack ourselves?

We did both in our last house... paid the pro and then did another room ourselves. It's REALLY hard work, physically, even if you are fit! And it's difficult to get a good…

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beckandbubs
Jul 22, 2010 12:02 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
22 July 2010

Where to buy really BIG rugs?

Where to buy really BIG rugs?

Yes. Per broadloom metre. Not square metre. That's a starting price for Shaggy style carpet. A rem roll, if you could find one, may cost half or a quarter, but unlikely…

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anthony_carter
Jul 22, 2010 7:42 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
22 July 2010

Having trouble matching more Quikstep Laminate flooring

Having trouble matching more Quikstep Laminate flooring

Ring the importer, Premium Cork & Timber. The have offices in most states. Then ask them to track back sales of that colour and advise you who in your state used to carry…

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anthony_carter
Jul 22, 2010 7:50 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
23 July 2010

bamboozled by timber floor options

bamboozled by timber floor options

Readyfloor is made in Indonesia (last time I heard), Boral is made in New South Wales. Sone ppl like to buy Australian Made, so that's why I point that out. As far as…

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anthony_carter
Jul 23, 2010 7:13 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
23 July 2010

Hardwood or Ply middle on Engineered Floor?

Hardwood or Ply middle on Engineered Floor?

Lex plywood is a vast product as far as different types are concerned - there is hardwood and softwood ply and it made both locally and overseas

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Dukekamaya
Jul 23, 2010 7:19 pm
Dukekamaya
tjilpi
tjilpi
23 July 2010

To sand or not to sand?

To sand or not to sand?

We laid proper timber over our floor, not floating floor. I think it is nailed down with secret nails. I didn't get it supplied, laid and polished by the one company. I…

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tjilpi
Jul 23, 2010 11:13 pm
just Erin
just Erin
24 July 2010

Repair advice for BIG scratches in floorboards

Repair advice for BIG scratches in floorboards

We ended up buying a tiny tin of clear lacquer and a tiny paint brush. A few coats of lacquer (is that even how you spell it? I'm now thinking of alcohol)... and it…

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just Erin
Jul 24, 2010 7:31 pm
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Southies
Jul 26, 2010 2:11 pm
Southies
luki
luki
28 July 2010

Kitchens in Perth

Kitchens in Perth

Try Prescott cabinets down in Jandakot, they deliver everywhere and are resonable priced

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luki
Jul 28, 2010 9:45 pm
Perth Matrix
Perth Matrix
28 July 2010

Perth Tiler wanted!

Perth Tiler wanted!

Hi Guys, i am also looking for a good quality tiler in Perth SOR. We have 450 x 450 glazed porcelain for approx 95sqm. Cheers

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Perth Matrix
Jul 28, 2010 12:36 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 July 2010

timber flooring help

timber flooring help

The packs at auction are normally full of 'shorts' or have machining marks etc. You can secret-nail wide boards - the suitable products are available in 130x14mm or…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 28, 2010 4:32 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 July 2010

Recycled versus new jarrah floorboards

Recycled versus new jarrah floorboards

If you can get hold of a decent installer to assist then matching in the new and the old shouldn't be a problem. That is why colour is important…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 28, 2010 4:35 pm
Dukekamaya
royalblue
royalblue
28 July 2010

Had your carpets cleaned lately?

Had your carpets cleaned lately?
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Hi Caro, I don't do dying myself, and although I know many techs around the place, I don't know of a carpet dying service personally that I know to recommend. There are…

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royalblue
Jul 28, 2010 7:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 July 2010

Timber flooring without skirting

Timber flooring without skirting
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Sounds as if the concrete slab on ground didn't have a waterproof membrane beneath…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 28, 2010 9:28 pm
Dukekamaya
alholme
alholme
29 July 2010

Carpet Range names and Equivalents.

Carpet Range names and Equivalents.
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Carpet laid yesterday. Looks fantastic, feels fantastic and very happy with our choice. :z:

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alholme
Jul 29, 2010 8:38 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
30 July 2010

Carpet on a Budget

Carpet on a Budget

I can offer you 42 Months Interest Free at a price of $4500, with 3 ranges to choose from, installed on a heavy duty rubber or foam underlay. No deposit, monthly…

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anthony_carter
Jul 30, 2010 9:49 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
30 July 2010

another recommend me a carpet thread...

another recommend me a carpet thread...

No difference. The price sounds a bit high. It's the same difference with the stairs. Call me if you want a competitive price. I have 42 Months Interest Free on right now.…

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anthony_carter
Jul 30, 2010 10:01 pm


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