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JJ305
JJ305
7 May 2010

Is there a way to protect timber flooring in wet areas?

Is there a way to protect timber flooring in wet areas?

We have Blackbutt Timber flooring. I think if you jut make yourself aware and be careful you will be fine. We have it in the family/meals and the kitchen areas.

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JJ305
May 07, 2010 6:29 pm
Lex
Lex
7 May 2010

Direct Stick Engineered FTimber Flooring

Direct Stick Engineered FTimber Flooring

Hey, thanks guys, and wow - that is one detailed response!!! ::smile:: ... almost like I watched it done ::lol:: Cheers

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Lex
May 07, 2010 10:53 pm
Lex
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
12 May 2010

Polyester Carpet - Advice please Ash

Polyester Carpet - Advice please Ash

Push the refund. That retailer, who will remain nameless, is known for that policy. Contact the State Manager and go bananas and you'll get out of it. Don't buy from bullies.

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anthony_carter
May 13, 2010 12:46 am
Hels
Hels
13 May 2010

Did I just buy a fake silk rug??

Did I just buy a fake silk rug??

It will be a wool/art silk mix. Common right now. Silk rug that size is minimum $2k retail up to $5k. Viscose is…

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Hels
May 13, 2010 10:19 pm
Hels
mustud52
mustud52
13 May 2010

Recarpeting after 20 years, replace smoothedge?

Recarpeting after 20 years, replace smoothedge?

Ash. Update for you :...... 50,000 metres of Smartstrand iq150 down in Australian homes and…

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mustud52
May 13, 2010 11:22 pm
royalblue
royalblue
14 May 2010

Smartstrand, as good as they say?????

Smartstrand, as good as they say?????

Well Mustud... looks like you've found about the most helpful feedback we could hope for with that link! :: That Carpetgirl really seems to know her stuff! ::kiss:: My gut…

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royalblue
May 14, 2010 2:34 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
15 May 2010

Has any one used Cape Sunrise from the Solutions Range???

Has any one used Cape Sunrise from the Solutions Range???

Cool. Good luck. I am sure it will be great. SDN's are generally pretty good (as in there are not too many nasty ones on the market).

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anthony_carter
May 15, 2010 9:26 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
16 May 2010

St abbi?

St abbi?

VCC make a good SDN and yes, they stain block al their fibres. So cool!! You should be happy with your new carpet.

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anthony_carter
May 16, 2010 7:09 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
16 May 2010

7mm vs 12 mm timber laminate???

7mm vs 12 mm timber laminate???

The density of the coreboard has a direct impact on the amount of time it takes to swell. All timber boards and laminate boards will swell to similar levels, BUT (and this…

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anthony_carter
May 16, 2010 10:29 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
16 May 2010

Rubber or foam underlay

Rubber or foam underlay

The thing that annoys me with SOME (I say some, because there are some that are very good too) retailers is they dont know what they are talking about enough to be…

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anthony_carter
May 16, 2010 10:39 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
16 May 2010

SPOTS, STAINS and STUFF

SPOTS, STAINS and STUFF

Don't at all disagree Ash. A good post !! Soiling is possible with any carpet, afterall it's just "dirt" sticking to the side of the carpet, not IN it. The difference is…

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anthony_carter
May 16, 2010 10:04 pm
royalblue
royalblue
16 May 2010

Smartstrand iq150 - Amazing Carpet

Smartstrand iq150 - Amazing Carpet

Hmmm some valid points there Anthony. But I still think you need to give customers the credit for having the capacity to learn enough to make THEIR decision based on some…

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royalblue
May 17, 2010 12:27 am
rojak1
rojak1
17 May 2010

Cost of carpet or tiles

Cost of carpet or tiles

just to give u a rough idea, i am also getting quote for 110m2 of porcelain tiles. the cheapest quote i have is 35 per m2 to lay not including tiles. The tiles alone cost…

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rojak1
May 17, 2010 9:42 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 May 2010

Big Rugs ~ where to buy in Melbourne?

Big Rugs ~ where to buy in Melbourne?

Just an update. If you went down the path of a fully customized, any design (providing copyright laws are not broken), any size, any shape, in 100% Pure New Zealand Wool,…

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anthony_carter
May 17, 2010 11:02 pm
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Bushi
May 17, 2010 11:32 pm
nessie
nessie
18 May 2010

Flooring

Flooring

Hey all!!....Thank you all so much for your comments. I did chase up the problems Phoenix was having with this product and decided to go down to the factory today at…

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nessie
May 18, 2010 9:55 pm

If you want something that is hard wearing (30 yr warranty) and looks flash, like…

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anthony_carter
May 19, 2010 8:40 am
van
van
19 May 2010

Formica Laminate Floor 12mm...anyone have experience?

Formica Laminate Floor 12mm...anyone have experience?

I love that floor, we considered it for AGES, but in the end went for a quickstep timber laminate in a very similar colour (slightly more brown,…

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van
May 19, 2010 12:03 pm
royalblue
royalblue
20 May 2010

Victoria Carpets any good?

Victoria Carpets any good?

Marco, How'd ya get on? Carpet in? Happy with it? Ash.

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royalblue
May 20, 2010 3:01 am
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 4:08 pm
Lex
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Lex
May 20, 2010 4:22 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 4:24 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 4:31 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 4:34 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 4:38 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?
1, 2

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 8:51 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 2:05 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 24, 2010 12:08 am
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 7:15 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 4:35 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 6:36 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 10:03 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 1:52 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 7:15 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 9:39 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 2:26 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 7:27 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 7:55 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 10:23 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 11:52 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 8:19 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 2:27 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 7:14 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 11:55 pm

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