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Lex
Lex
20 May 2010

Timber Flooring Option 2 new House under contruction

Timber Flooring Option 2 new House under contruction

it should be dried on fresh air for months and then in the kiln for ... dunno ... a few days maybe, up to 2 wks

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Lex
May 20, 2010 3:08 pm
Lex
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Lex
May 20, 2010 3:22 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
20 May 2010

timber floor costs

timber floor costs
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can use thinner ply than the recommended 15mm IF really really really need to

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Lex
May 20, 2010 3:24 pm
Lex
royalblue
royalblue
20 May 2010

Floor tiles without grout gap

Floor tiles without grout gap

Allanna, not really. :| But there are benefits of having grout joints as narrow as possible, as grout is the main thing which gets soiled and requires maintenance &…

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royalblue
May 20, 2010 3:31 pm
Lex
Lex
20 May 2010

Slab not level in areas for tiling

Slab not level in areas for tiling
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Levelness of timber and concrete floors !!

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Lex
May 20, 2010 3:34 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
20 May 2010

Do you use a levelling compound when tiling a new house?

Do you use a levelling compound when tiling a new house?

So, if you don't have any "highs" in the floor, I guess only the undulated areas need to be filled? That should reduce the cost of levelling drastically.

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Lex
May 20, 2010 3:38 pm
Lex
Mika75
Mika75
20 May 2010

Do you have PLUSH carpet, are you happy with it?

Do you have PLUSH carpet, are you happy with it?
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Not a problem, looks like I have plenty to ask ...& thank you for the advice Ash, it's much appreciated. ::

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Mika75
May 20, 2010 7:51 pm
Lex
Lex
22 May 2010

Tile height problem. Glue or cement

Tile height problem. Glue or cement

Or maybe this is dictated by AUS standards?? ::dizzy::

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Lex
May 22, 2010 1:05 pm
Lex
royalblue
royalblue
23 May 2010

Are patterned carpets still available ?

Are patterned carpets still available ?

If she thinks it might suit her, I'd suggest you contact Northstate Carpet Mills direct, and ask who sells the carpets in your area. I think you will find Solomons are…

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royalblue
May 23, 2010 11:08 pm
noremac
noremac
24 May 2010

Armourfloor ..... anybody used it? Where is the best price?

Armourfloor ..... anybody used it? Where is the best price?

I am thinking of Armourfloor because of the hardwood backing , which stops strereching/shrinking , so as i can get better life out of the floor. Anybody used it? Does…

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noremac
May 24, 2010 6:15 am
McBecks
McBecks
24 May 2010

polished concrete with a sparkle

polished concrete with a sparkle

We're getting our flooring done by Homeshield Coatings, we're not getting quite the same as what you're talking about, but we've opted for the "shimmer finish" they offer,…

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McBecks
May 24, 2010 3:35 pm
McBecks
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
27 May 2010

Help from the carpet/underlay experst please!! :)

Help from the carpet/underlay experst please!! :)

It's always the same rule, like Ash says. The lower and denser the better. Carpet in airports etc has NO underlay (I am sitting in Sydney Airport right now and there is no…

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anthony_carter
May 27, 2010 5:36 pm
Scott B
Scott B
27 May 2010

Carpet Advice Sought???

Carpet Advice Sought???

Geepers, Ash is correct about your carpet and underlay, but if you are looking at wool blends, make sure that the wool content is at least 80% (preferably 100%) just to…

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Scott B
May 27, 2010 9:03 pm
tradeup
tradeup
28 May 2010

60 oz carpet

60 oz carpet

Than you Anthony & Scott, I appreciate your feedback - will definitely be going for the Prime. Supa Blue felt nice but it was too "trampoliny"

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tradeup
May 28, 2010 12:52 pm
Emohruo
Emohruo
29 May 2010

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring
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Michelle- would you mind me asking what you paid for your bamboo floors? I am also looking into this because we have a 7,5 and 2 1/2 yo and it…

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Emohruo
May 29, 2010 6:15 pm
2pais
2pais
29 May 2010

Show me your polished porcelain tiles.......please

Show me your polished porcelain tiles.......please

When u say polished porcelain do u mean glazed porcelain tiles? I too am a looking out for anyone with pictures who have laid procelain tiles for a large area.…

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2pais
May 29, 2010 8:39 pm
Bek
Bek
30 May 2010

Floor Tiles - Ceramic vs Porcelain ??

Floor Tiles - Ceramic vs Porcelain ??

We chose full bodied vitrified porcelain 600mmx600mm tiles. I love the look of them and my personal opinion is that they look a lot more chic than ceramic. I love how,…

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Bek
May 30, 2010 1:26 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
31 May 2010

Product feedback, can anyone help?

Product feedback, can anyone help?

Haha. I would guess more likely NO BRANDS. If you are serious about buying a decent floor, goto a flooring specialist. Harvey Norman, Carpet Call, Solomons, Carpet…

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anthony_carter
May 31, 2010 6:27 am
royalblue
royalblue
31 May 2010

Removing paint from carpet

Removing paint from carpet

Funfun, Yes in certain cases, trimming the paint off the tips of the pile is a simple and effective way of removing paint. But you are right, it is not appropriate where…

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royalblue
May 31, 2010 6:55 pm
namtrak
namtrak
31 May 2010

Sanding and Polishing Timber Flooring

Sanding and Polishing Timber Flooring

Also sorry, dont know anyone direct in Adelaide. But get onto ATFA they will have a list of registered members on their website from Adelaide www.atfa.com.au Cheers

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namtrak
May 31, 2010 9:23 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
1 June 2010

Euro oak parquetry?

Euro oak parquetry?

Yes bingo, 400x80x18 under $50 incl GST.

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McKinnon
Jun 01, 2010 10:52 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
1 June 2010

Indoor Cat and Carpet Choices - Advise needed

Indoor Cat and Carpet Choices - Advise needed

Smartstrand in a twist. Pet urine is covered in the lifetime warranty !!!

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anthony_carter
Jun 01, 2010 7:19 pm
Funfun
Funfun
2 June 2010

Do I have enough grounds to ask for a refund?

Do I have enough grounds to ask for a refund?

@Melly. Yes, I'm in the Sydney area. @Royalblue. The usually charge 114 but had a special for 1 month of 87. I paid an extra 50$ for the "upgrade". This price…

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Funfun
Jun 02, 2010 1:27 pm

Timber floor finish, I'm confused

Timber floor finish, I'm confused

Hi there. We have used Tung oil in the past and have found it a great product. It brings out the best in the timber but doesn't put an artificial coated surface on the…

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dennis restoration
Jun 02, 2010 6:14 pm
Scott B
Scott B
2 June 2010

12mm High Gloss Laminate Flooring - which one????????

12mm High Gloss Laminate Flooring - which one????????

Ring 09, I have the shortboards at home that anthony mentioned. I put them in Christmas 07 and they are great. Easy to look after, very difficult to scratch and I have a…

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Scott B
Jun 02, 2010 10:55 pm
BRENDOEVH
BRENDOEVH
4 June 2010

Timber Floor on Concrete - Do I need a Vapour Barrier?

Timber Floor on Concrete - Do I need a Vapour Barrier?
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Where can i purchase Selleys VBS Vapour Barrier ....have tried Mitre 10 and Bunnings with no luck! ..Anywhere in the Sydney /Blue Mountains area sell this product ???

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BRENDOEVH
Jun 04, 2010 3:34 pm
newby126
newby126
5 June 2010

DIY Timber Laminate - any hints or tips?

DIY Timber Laminate - any hints or tips?

Hi Everyone Many thanks for your replies and advice. We decided to get the professionals to do the job in the end, mainly because the room wasn't square and there were a…

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newby126
Jun 05, 2010 10:25 am

offcuts used to do my flooring?

offcuts used to do my flooring?

Hi there. As we humans use old-growth trees for floors and other things what happens is they start running out. This pushes the price up- so that lengths are used that…

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dennis restoration
Jun 05, 2010 2:17 pm
Mark S
Mark S
5 June 2010

Keep or replace the tacks for new carpet?

Keep or replace the tacks for new carpet?

Sorry for shortening terms too much, and assuming people know…

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Mark S
Jun 05, 2010 6:58 pm
jassy
jassy
7 June 2010

Carpet just laid and doesn't look good

Carpet just laid and doesn't look good

Yes, I think you're right. I'm just glad to have it fixed.

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jassy
Jun 07, 2010 5:58 pm

Thanks for the responses. GeoffW1 - that is a really good point - something that hasn’t even crossed my mind - and no, I haven’t spoken to our tiler yet. The tile…

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dvs_dk
Jun 08, 2010 2:45 pm
dvs_dk
donuts
donuts
9 June 2010

Does a timber floor add value?

Does a timber floor add value?

interesting data. i think it depends a little bit on where you are in Australia too? in Melbourne and Sydney I think it definitely adds value, but when I have read real…

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donuts
Jun 09, 2010 1:56 pm
donuts
GSK
GSK
11 June 2010

A tricky topic - average price to lay solid timber floor?

A tricky topic - average price to lay solid timber floor?

3 days and $60/hr x 2 is RIDICULOUS! I've been in a similar situation with my car. A job that should have cost $300 max ended up costing me $1,500. The workshop decided…

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GSK
Jun 11, 2010 10:53 am
namtrak
namtrak
11 June 2010

Restoring Floor Boards

Restoring Floor Boards

Namtrak, Since you're the pro, i was hoping you could tell me your thoughts about Baltic pine floor boards. We have this throughout our house…

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namtrak
Jun 11, 2010 3:52 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
11 June 2010

Anyone heard of Lamitec or Celco laminated flooring?

Anyone heard of Lamitec or Celco laminated flooring?

Be careful. You need to buy a brand name floor, or buy a "house" brand from a brandname retailer - if they were good brands, a major retailer would sell them. Choice,…

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anthony_carter
Jun 11, 2010 6:30 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
11 June 2010

Anyone heard of mFLOR vinyl planks?

Anyone heard of mFLOR vinyl planks?

At a starting price of $39 m2, including adhesive, I wouldn't say that either is too expensive. There is a reason those two brands dominate the market... Karndean will…

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anthony_carter
Jun 11, 2010 9:02 pm
andy
andy
13 June 2010

Timber Flooring on Concrete

Timber Flooring on Concrete
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lex know how you feel ,more than the house the floors are doing my head in. I am sticking to parquetry but not sure of the feature. Strip flooring or overlay as they call…

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andy
Jun 13, 2010 9:06 am
sleven
sleven
13 June 2010

Fire Place after Handover on Laminates

Fire Place after Handover on Laminates

Great thanks for your advice - I had the same thoughts as you in relation to the fire rating and the shrinking and also if we wanted to change the floors one day :(

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sleven
Jun 13, 2010 8:58 pm
sleven
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
15 June 2010

nylon sisal carpets

nylon sisal carpets

Oh, one other thing. Stay away from spun nylons. There are not many left on the market, but you can tell one a mile away - it will be frizzy on the surface and be "cob…

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anthony_carter
Jun 15, 2010 9:15 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
15 June 2010

Calculating amount of timber flooring required?

Calculating amount of timber flooring required?

Another thing that happens is some less-than-reputable reseller advertise a product for say $10 and tell you that you need 20 metres, and the next guy quotes you $20 a…

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anthony_carter
Jun 15, 2010 9:52 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
15 June 2010

Australian standard for flooring underlay in an apartment

Australian standard for flooring underlay in an apartment

The BCA 2007 stipulates certain minimum standards for hardfloors. Read the "acoustic underlay" thread for more info or call me if you like.

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anthony_carter
Jun 15, 2010 10:49 pm
royalblue
royalblue
16 June 2010

Polished Porcelain - How hard is it to maintain/clean?

Polished Porcelain - How hard is it to maintain/clean?

Donuts, the Nifti is not a good selection of product. :n: For cleaning tiles around toilets, VIRACLEAN is an excellent product from a highly…

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royalblue
Jun 16, 2010 10:56 am
Pad
Pad
16 June 2010

Carpet for a rental property

Carpet for a rental property

Are Cavalcade from Godfry Hirts or Georgia Allegro from Norman Ellison any good? I was told that they both are Solution Dyed Nylon carpets.

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Pad
Jun 16, 2010 10:48 pm


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