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andy
andy
9 March 2010

Has Anyone used Master plus floors or Timberland

Has Anyone used Master plus floors or Timberland

We liked ben's atitude at first the guy at Master Plus in Mornington even though he was a bit dearer than the others . then we wanted a different pattern and he still…

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andy
Mar 09, 2010 5:29 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
11 March 2010

Nylon or Wool Carpet

Nylon or Wool Carpet

Haha. How did I know Ash would suggest a wool ? That's cool. I have two carpet shops in Melbourne. Have sold the stuff, made the stuff etc for 18 years. I also have a…

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anthony_carter
Mar 11, 2010 9:16 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
11 March 2010

Tile borders

Tile borders

Borders full stop sound cool in theory, in the brochure, in the display home,.......but I have found people tire of them fast and within a year or two you may regret it.…

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anthony_carter
Mar 11, 2010 9:38 pm
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
12 March 2010

Best place to get carpet from?

Best place to get carpet from?

Yep! Jim was very helpful and really helped make the carpet decision easy for us :) Our quote was very good and we ended up going with him for all our floorings.Can't thank…

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Vundaful!
Mar 12, 2010 9:06 am
Vundaful!
mickve
mickve
13 March 2010

Who shaves the doors when you are installing timber floors

Who shaves the doors when you are installing timber floors

Hi Wonderland, I was also surprised that this was not included in the process. It seems to me that if i had the know how and equipment to cut…

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mickve
Mar 12, 2010 11:35 pm
jbdave
jbdave
13 March 2010

When polished timber floorboards meet carpet....

When polished timber floorboards meet carpet....

The best way is to screed the tiles to meet the levels, but this will cost extra. Alternatively you can install a strip across the two surfaces (which the timber…

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jbdave
Mar 13, 2010 7:26 am
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
13 March 2010

Anyone regret having a darker colour timber/bamboo floor?

Anyone regret having a darker colour timber/bamboo floor?

I believe that the darken bamboo by some sort of treatment that reduces hardness and durability of it. Darker = weaker http://www.costhelper.com/cost/home-gar ...…

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ebyelyakov
Mar 13, 2010 10:11 am
ebyelyakov
Mrs B
Mrs B
15 March 2010

Melb storm...damage to carpets, advise needed.

Melb storm...damage to carpets, advise needed.

Hmmm, Mrs B, if the carpet was continuously wet for abot 5 days or more before being lifted, it probably would have become mouldy. Carpets…

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Mrs B
Mar 15, 2010 5:23 am
Mrs B
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 March 2010

Colour Solution Nylon V's Wool Carpet

Colour Solution Nylon V's Wool Carpet

See Gary at Harvey Norman Warrawong. He is a great bloke, knows Plenty about all types of carpets. If you do want an SDN then he has around 20 odd to choose from, but…

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anthony_carter
Mar 17, 2010 7:32 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 March 2010

Carpet recommendations

Carpet recommendations

If you wait until after the 1st April, I am taking over Chadstone and I can help you there myself. All metro stores sell it though. CHADSTONE may be a bit of a drive for…

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anthony_carter
Mar 17, 2010 6:53 pm
mooka26
mooka26
20 March 2010

Armstrong Rhino Elements Vinyl Planks

Armstrong Rhino Elements Vinyl Planks

Hi all - hope some one can provide some advice. I recently bought a 30 yr old home on a concrete slab. Currently there is lino/vinyl in the kitchen and carpet for the…

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mooka26
Mar 20, 2010 4:05 pm
Southies
Southies
21 March 2010

federation decorative tiles

federation decorative tiles

Here are a couple more though not quite so central to sydney…

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Southies
Mar 21, 2010 8:23 am
Southies
royalblue
royalblue
22 March 2010

Looking for advice on switching from carpet to timber floors

Looking for advice on switching from carpet to timber floors

Couple of extra considerations specifically about the study area... Are you operating a home business or will be speaking with customers on the phone from this area? If…

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royalblue
Mar 21, 2010 11:50 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
22 March 2010

Uh Oh......OH won't be happy....

Uh Oh......OH won't be happy....

No, not sanded as yet. We used oxalic acid on the verandah outside prior to staining. But not sure how it would go for a 'spot' use.

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Hammerhead
Mar 22, 2010 1:37 pm
Hammerhead
Casa2
Casa2
24 March 2010

floating floor boards under waterfall edge of kitchen island

floating floor boards under waterfall edge of kitchen island

I would go for the 20 mm shorter and put the boards underneath. I too hate scotia/trims.

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Casa2
Mar 24, 2010 12:07 pm
kexkez
kexkez
24 March 2010

No flooring, just concrete : ( Ideas to "seal" in meantime?

No flooring, just concrete : ( Ideas to "seal" in meantime?

great you came up with a solution the flooring company are happy with.

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kexkez
Mar 24, 2010 8:17 pm
kexkez
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
24 March 2010

Conflicting advice on laying a bamboo floor

Conflicting advice on laying a bamboo floor

we have strandwoven bamboo on the second floor (which is not a concrete construction). It has an underlay (details on my thread) and there is no hollowness ::lol::

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seeking solutions
Mar 24, 2010 9:20 pm
seeking solutions
tinhillterror
tinhillterror
25 March 2010

Pre finished hardwood flooring, more questions than answers

Pre finished hardwood flooring, more questions than answers

Hi all, I have decided I want hadwood flooring rather than floating. it will be laid at 90 degrees over an exisitng radiata floor, and i will lay particle board where i…

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tinhillterror
Mar 25, 2010 6:56 am

There are different mouldings being increasers/decreasers to achieve smooth transition between different floor areas - try researching on the Internet - there are quite a…

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ebyelyakov
Mar 25, 2010 4:56 pm
ebyelyakov
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jbsj1974
Mar 25, 2010 9:48 pm
namtrak
namtrak
26 March 2010

creaking area in floor (20 yr house - pine)

creaking area in floor (20 yr house - pine)

Identify the cause first. Look closely (hands and knees type close) and then go from there. Likely causes: The boards are running up and down the nails. The tongue and…

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namtrak
Mar 26, 2010 9:50 am
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mat
Mar 27, 2010 7:06 pm
mrslin
mrslin
28 March 2010

Engineered Timber Floor

Engineered Timber Floor

Hi all Does anyone know what brand of engineered timber floor is a decent one? We particularly like Blackbutt, Brushbox and Spotted Gum. We've had a look at Universal,…

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mrslin
Mar 28, 2010 10:05 pm
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
29 March 2010

underlay for solid timber floors on concrete slab

underlay for solid timber floors on concrete slab

Thanks for the replies. From what I gather, Direct stick seems to be pushed as a cheaper installation method. Although one installer said he would…

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ebyelyakov
Mar 29, 2010 3:25 pm
ebyelyakov
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
29 March 2010

Recomend a tile shop (Perth)

Recomend a tile shop (Perth)

I used Imported Ceramics and Ceramic City. I also liked European Ceramics.

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CarolineJ
Mar 29, 2010 8:35 pm
neorayez
neorayez
30 March 2010

Carpet stuffed after a year of normal use

Carpet stuffed after a year of normal use
1, 2

Laid plenty of the furry back one you describe. Lays like an elastic band. Seems to stretch for miles. Agree with you on the durability. The new one i laid was a white…

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neorayez
Mar 30, 2010 1:03 am
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
7 April 2010

Timber flooring Coconut

Timber flooring Coconut

I would not go with this product. Similarly to the bamboo flooring - a recent fad that has not been tested that much and it is a big question on how indeed these…

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ebyelyakov
Apr 07, 2010 2:08 pm
ebyelyakov
GSK
GSK
8 April 2010

Cheap timber floor and Carpet Melbourne

Cheap timber floor and Carpet Melbourne

How many sqm's do you need of flooring? I'm ordering some strandwoven bamboo flooring from China in the next few weeks and I may have some extra. PM me if you're…

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GSK
Apr 08, 2010 3:15 pm
royalblue
royalblue
10 April 2010

Online carpet??

Online carpet??

Looked up their site. I quite like their way of presenting themselves. No idea if they live up to their claims, but their concept of minimising costs sounds good. Their…

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royalblue
Apr 10, 2010 1:04 am
royalblue
royalblue
10 April 2010

No power stretcher?.... no problems!

No power stretcher?.... no problems!

Now (if you are in Perth) I have a power stretcher available to qualified carpet layers. Hopefully this may overcome the brick wall responses some have reported when…

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royalblue
Apr 10, 2010 4:07 pm
laurend
laurend
11 April 2010

Bamboo Flooring in Melbourne: Perfect Timber Floors????

Bamboo Flooring in Melbourne: Perfect Timber Floors????

just a tip - after talking with several bamboo places, they highly recommend using the 4 way locking system (which is patented and apparently only…

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laurend
Apr 11, 2010 3:16 pm
laurend
SharonC
SharonC
11 April 2010

cheap lino - temporary solution

cheap lino - temporary solution

We are going to put vinyl down because ours is a holiday beach house - so less maintenance and I can't stand grout in tiles! I've been looking in Perth - seen some nice…

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SharonC
Apr 11, 2010 6:03 pm
herbiecat
herbiecat
11 April 2010

Laminate floor beading - color of floor or skirting board?

Laminate floor beading - color of floor or skirting board?

We had Timber laminate in our old house with beading the same colour as the laminate. It looked really good. We liked it, also made it look a bit more like real timber…

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herbiecat
Apr 11, 2010 6:51 pm
herbiecat
priceisgd
priceisgd
14 April 2010

Have you dealt with Tilesmart in St Ives, NSW

Have you dealt with Tilesmart in St Ives, NSW

Thanks for letting us know. I've had a look at Academy Tile and they do have a very wide range. We'll definitely keep that in mind. Thanks.

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priceisgd
Apr 14, 2010 5:42 pm
Mark S
Mark S
16 April 2010

Skirting on b4 or after carpet gets laid??

Skirting on b4 or after carpet gets laid??

As a fixing carpenter I can tell you that fixing and painting the skirting before the carpet and lifting it about 12mm (depending on the thickness…

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Mark S
Apr 16, 2010 8:45 pm
jaelee
jaelee
17 April 2010

tiler prices

tiler prices

and if it's a porceline tile they are more again.

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jaelee
Apr 17, 2010 2:10 pm
Mark S
Mark S
17 April 2010

Quick-Step

Quick-Step

Second that one mickve. You can usually pick a DIY job by the finish at door jams, junctions,and stagger of planks. Also the fitting of uniclic planks can be tricky, as…

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Mark S
Apr 17, 2010 7:15 pm
Mango
Mango
19 April 2010

For anyone considering DIY floorsanding

For anyone considering DIY floorsanding
1, 2

Thanks all, we are more than happy with the end result . Good luck with your DIY attempt candice. Namtrak- or anyone else that might know. We spilt hand sanitiser on our…

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Mango
Apr 19, 2010 8:39 pm
mickve
mickve
19 April 2010

Wood floor after carpets....problems?

Wood floor after carpets....problems?

We're getting the Bamwood range from this place in Perth: http://bamboozle.com.au/productlisting/ ... mwood.aspx It's compressed bamboo and is…

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mickve
Apr 19, 2010 9:20 pm
Mark S
Mark S
19 April 2010

What do we get done first?

What do we get done first?

Carpet is usually the last job done before you move in. No dust, mess etc. from other trades.

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Mark S
Apr 19, 2010 10:15 pm
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
20 April 2010

Kaindl Laminate Vs Quickstep Laminate

Kaindl Laminate Vs Quickstep Laminate

I'll have Quickstep Eligna in Natural Varnished Oak installed this week! Promise I'll be taking lots of pictures and doing a 'drummy noise' test :lol:

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Vundaful!
Apr 20, 2010 12:45 am
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
Vundaful!
20 April 2010

My timber laminate dilemma continues - Balterio?

My timber laminate dilemma continues - Balterio?

I haven't heard about Balterio but I do know that the Quickstep is AC 4 too :)

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Vundaful!
Apr 20, 2010 6:18 pm
Vundaful!
Mark S
Mark S
20 April 2010

Floors after everything is finished?

Floors after everything is finished?

If you mean leaving the kick board on the floating floor side off, then yes. The reason is that a scotia will have to put on where the F/F finishes to the breakfast bar if…

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Mark S
Apr 20, 2010 11:24 pm
royalblue
royalblue
21 April 2010

Best underlay???

Best underlay???

Can anyone tell me what Carpet Court's "Blue" is equivalent too? When I asked for a good underlay the lady said "thats ok- I will through in…

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royalblue
Apr 21, 2010 1:41 am


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