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Lattestarter
Lattestarter
7 February 2010

Remove cork tiles to sand & finish wooden floor underneath??

Remove cork tiles to sand & finish wooden floor underneath??

I'm looking to have some cork tiling ripped up from a kitchen / dining area (an eighties extension). There is wood flooring (no finish) underneath it. Has anyone else had…

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Lattestarter
Feb 07, 2010 12:56 pm
netadelle
netadelle
9 February 2010

How Many Tiles do I need? What sqm

How Many Tiles do I need? What sqm

hey Onc, how long do you think it would take to lay that much tiling? The tiler has agreed to start literally the moment we get the keys, I have booked the carpet layer…

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netadelle
Feb 09, 2010 9:17 pm
netadelle
Nic_s
Nic_s
11 February 2010

We bought tiles! (Best discount tile place EVER!)

We bought tiles! (Best discount tile place EVER!)

WOW!!! Thank you Lostris for sharing! They look fanastic... exactly what i'm after... Fingers crossed i can get something similiar for the same price... Thanks again!!! ::smile::

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Nic_s
Feb 11, 2010 8:21 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
12 February 2010

Cost of Laying Tiles

Cost of Laying Tiles

When tilers quote to lay that includes everything thinset, grout and cutting if you get a cheaper price becareful there is a reason for this the good tilers are hard to…

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Grout Perfect
Feb 12, 2010 8:14 am
Grout Perfect
Casa2
Casa2
13 February 2010

Solid Jarrah Timber Floors Installed - Photos

Solid Jarrah Timber Floors Installed - Photos

Looks good. I look forward to seeing the polished product.

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Casa2
Feb 13, 2010 5:59 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
14 February 2010

European oak parquetry ok on slab?

European oak parquetry ok on slab?

The builder and the engineer have just convinced me to change the plans from concrete slab to floor footings, so I now longer have this querie. thanks.

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McKinnon
Feb 14, 2010 10:40 am
Perth-1st Timer
Perth-1st Timer
14 February 2010

Pics of dark tiled floors

Pics of dark tiled floors
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The Don Russell Genesis display home in WA has gloss-black tiles throughout the living area. Not my thing...but it does look rather striking when combined with the…

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Perth-1st Timer
Feb 14, 2010 12:02 pm
royalblue
royalblue
14 February 2010

Help with flooring decisions.......

Help with flooring decisions.......

Cavalier Bremworth carpet upstairs. With the carpet, my son and husband have asthma, I don't know alot about carpet. But a 80% woll mix carpet that is…

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royalblue
Feb 14, 2010 7:32 pm
GeoffW1
GeoffW1
15 February 2010

Expansion joint in Timber Floor

Expansion joint in Timber Floor

Would like to see pics/hear about expansion joints in your timber floor. We will be having one put in our living/dining area, but not sure…

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GeoffW1
Feb 15, 2010 10:17 am
GeoffW1
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
15 February 2010

cost of laying strip flooring against engineered

cost of laying strip flooring against engineered

13 mm seems a bit to narrow :) Did you mean 130mm? Or you were speaking about thickness? The slimmer it is the higher response to changes in humidity. The higher response,…

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ebyelyakov
Feb 15, 2010 12:23 pm
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
15 February 2010

timber grades?

timber grades?

Grading classifies appearance only. Grades are determined by visual inspection only. According to AU Standards there are something like three grades being character,…

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ebyelyakov
Feb 15, 2010 12:29 pm
ebyelyakov
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 February 2010

Carpet Thickness

Carpet Thickness

I normally say 20 mm for a door clearance on an average carpet, but your question is unable to be answered by us - you need to ask your retailer.

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anthony_carter
Feb 17, 2010 4:36 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 February 2010

Wooden Floors - How important is the hardness rank?

Wooden Floors - How important is the hardness rank?

If you don't like scratches and dents - don't buy a timber floor. You don't have to "wish" for them as such, but they are going to get damaged, dented, darken with age…

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anthony_carter
Feb 17, 2010 4:52 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
17 February 2010

Anyone know about carpet???

Anyone know about carpet???

Ash is right. Double the underlay is a DISASTER waiting to happen. Backing will go fast (it stretches down as you SINK into it, but doesn't stretch back - it's not a…

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anthony_carter
Feb 17, 2010 5:25 pm
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
17 February 2010

Different tImber finishes and maintenance issues

Different tImber finishes and maintenance issues

we inquired about tallowwood for a parquetry floor ,its as rear as hens teeth,blackbutt is the next option. finishes I like semigloss solvent based…

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ebyelyakov
Feb 17, 2010 9:38 pm
ebyelyakov
royalblue
royalblue
21 February 2010

Italian vs Spanish tiles

Italian vs Spanish tiles

I don't have a lot of knowledge on this topic, but I must say.... you are making pretty broad generalisations there! There are fine quality tiles made in each of those…

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royalblue
Feb 20, 2010 11:33 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
21 February 2010

9 Tips for Buying and Owning Carpet

9 Tips for Buying and Owning Carpet

Mills can, and do, make carpet down as low as 3.60 after the salvage is cut off. Work on 3.60 and you won't be dissappointed. On the ACCS ratings - It is an industry…

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anthony_carter
Feb 21, 2010 11:21 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
21 February 2010

Dogs and flooring?

Dogs and flooring?

Laminate is coated with a resin impregnated aluminimum oxide coating that normally is around 55 - 60 grams per m2. In english, using a taber test (simulated wear), they…

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anthony_carter
Feb 21, 2010 1:33 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
21 February 2010

installing carpet on stairs..is this correct?

installing carpet on stairs..is this correct?
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My staff will always give you the option (see below for when they haven't) where a bull nose solution is available (the tread…

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anthony_carter
Feb 21, 2010 1:39 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
21 February 2010

Floating Floors and Stairs?

Floating Floors and Stairs?

Putting a floater onto stairs is normal. We do it every week. Mick is correct. They are adhered in with the appropriate senior or junior stair trim, or thesedays you can…

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anthony_carter
Feb 21, 2010 1:43 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
21 February 2010

Ikea laminate floorinig

Ikea laminate floorinig

INSURANCE Then get a new floor :) Next time, buy enough to keep a few packs in the garage. Flooring tends to chop and change every 12 - 24 months as new technology comes online.

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anthony_carter
Feb 21, 2010 3:00 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
21 February 2010

High Gloss Laminate LONG BOARDS Timber Impressions

High Gloss Laminate LONG BOARDS Timber Impressions

For those people who are after the look of timber, but with the hardness of laminate, here is some news; Timber Impressions, the high-gloss, AC4 rated laminate flooring,…

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anthony_carter
Feb 21, 2010 3:10 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
21 February 2010

Rich Chocolate Brown Wood

Rich Chocolate Brown Wood

Yes. I am in the industry. But thanks anyway :) Not keen on bamboo, no matter how much oxidisation has gone on - plus it is too hard for me - I want to beat the daylights…

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anthony_carter
Feb 21, 2010 3:31 pm
Mark S
Mark S
21 February 2010

Laying vinyl planks over existing planks

Laying vinyl planks over existing planks

The tiles must come up, but they are various floor leveling compounds that can be applied to the adhesive to get a good base for the new planks. Removal of the old…

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Mark S
Feb 21, 2010 6:18 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
21 February 2010

Wood-look Lino - anyone used & pics please

Wood-look Lino - anyone used & pics please

Yes you can put it there. Only areas that are usually no good are bathrooms and laundries. A decent quality laminate will give you a good solution. Topical moisture, if…

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anthony_carter
Feb 21, 2010 8:25 pm
francesco
francesco
22 February 2010

Advice on SDN carpet

Advice on SDN carpet
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Hi all this is a great thread and timely too!! We are also leaning towatd the Cottage View range, Weather'd Acorn colour. For the experts I have 2 questions: What is the…

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francesco
Feb 22, 2010 4:40 pm
mickve
mickve
23 February 2010

who already has timber look laminate in there house?

who already has timber look laminate in there house?

Mickve was that acoustic underlay a dense, rubbery material or something else? I'm not sure what would absorb sound better. On a…

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mickve
Feb 23, 2010 9:20 pm
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
24 February 2010

Underlay requirement for SDN Extra Heavy Duty Carpet

Underlay requirement for SDN Extra Heavy Duty Carpet

Feel relieved to read Mark's post. We did end up getting a commercial grade underlay and I guess the "under foot" experience does not necessarily translate into a long…

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bluemetal77
Feb 24, 2010 1:21 pm
bluemetal77
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
24 February 2010

Fixing scuffed and scratched floating floor

Fixing scuffed and scratched floating floor

If u are after a quick fix, Boral have a laquer in a can stuff. Have not tried it, but it might do the trick depending on gloss level of existing stuff.

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anthony_carter
Feb 24, 2010 7:48 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
27 February 2010

Just wondering who has Laminate Flooring throughout house?

Just wondering who has Laminate Flooring throughout house?
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That's over caution on their behalf....buy Amtico instead. You'll have no worries then.

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anthony_carter
Feb 27, 2010 8:39 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
27 February 2010

German Berlin laminate flooring

German Berlin laminate flooring

Home outlet ? Who is that ??? Run a mile. You need to go to reputible flooring specilists, not a home clearance outlet !!!!

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anthony_carter
Feb 27, 2010 8:41 am
nemisis
nemisis
27 February 2010

WANTED: Italian tiles

WANTED: Italian tiles

Bump, still looking for some white Italian porcelain tiles, thanks. 110 square metres

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nemisis
Feb 27, 2010 9:40 am
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
1 March 2010

ironbark stuff up

ironbark stuff up

Do you have an SS? Speak to him, get it sorted. I would not be happy. The ironbark looks wonderful, though.

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Hammerhead
Mar 01, 2010 8:42 am
Hammerhead
perthhomelover
perthhomelover
1 March 2010

Strata manager and flooring issue

Strata manager and flooring issue

I heard late night, mid week, Loud Reggae music last week. Fabulous, just at bed time.

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perthhomelover
Mar 01, 2010 6:24 pm
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
2 March 2010

Skirting heights for flooring installation post handover.

Skirting heights for flooring installation post handover.

lol .. the excuses they come up with .. you should have asked .. and is it a robot who actually installs them too? :lol:

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bluemetal77
Mar 02, 2010 2:34 pm
bluemetal77
mickve
mickve
2 March 2010

Skirting supplier in NSW

Skirting supplier in NSW

Try www.heritageprofiles.com.au I have there brocure and they have lots of sizes to pick from or call blacktown building supplies ask for phill he will get anything for you.

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mickve
Mar 02, 2010 6:53 pm
Mark S
Mark S
3 March 2010

Flooring Heights & Vinyl Plank

Flooring Heights & Vinyl Plank

firstbuild I would just go with the multipurpose vinyl trim, and don't ramp to the carpet, unless you REALLY are worried about a flush carpet/vinyl junction.

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Mark S
Mar 03, 2010 8:59 pm
ebyelyakov
ebyelyakov
4 March 2010

Anyone here use Ironbark Grey

Anyone here use Ironbark Grey

Yep... That's how they made me…

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ebyelyakov
Mar 04, 2010 3:19 pm
ebyelyakov
Mark S
Mark S
5 March 2010

Laminate or hard wood flooring

Laminate or hard wood flooring

Hi fellas , i got a quote from an asian guy for supplying and laying laminate timber floors for 3 bedrooms and a study (50 sqmtrs) for…

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Mark S
Mar 05, 2010 9:06 pm
Helyn
Helyn
7 March 2010

What is your carpet preference??

What is your carpet preference??

I had carpet for a while in my old house which must of been plush - it had the characteristic you mention that tread marks, vacuuming lines etc stood out, always made it…

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Helyn
Mar 07, 2010 8:45 pm
Helyn
andy
andy
8 March 2010

Questions on Floorboards...

Questions on Floorboards...

I live in Melbourne and first we wanted timber floor boards and all the installers we spoke to and researched on the net recommended for overlay flooring a ply is applied…

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andy
Mar 08, 2010 7:19 am
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
8 March 2010

Timber Layers - Adelaide

Timber Layers - Adelaide

Wombat, if you just ask Mike at HN he will give you his layers number and you can deal direct with the layer on a cash basis - shouldn't be drama.

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anthony_carter
Mar 08, 2010 4:29 pm
anthony_carter
anthony_carter
8 March 2010

Carpet underlay

Carpet underlay

Yes. It is the older layers who hold out The most to change. I have even offered $50 per job (regardless if it's 9 metres or 59 metres).....good $ I would have thought......

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anthony_carter
Mar 08, 2010 6:58 pm
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


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