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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
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!
Our Leon
Our Leon
12 March 2010

Dark vs Light Floor Tiles: HELP!!

Dark vs Light Floor Tiles: HELP!!

Thankyou everyone for your comments. I hadn't thought about the grout issue at all (or getting down on my hands and knees to scrub the floor). I think we'll be looking…

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Our Leon
Mar 12, 2010 8:18 pm
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

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