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ash108
ash108
17 September 2009

Flooring dilemma - Tiles or Timber?

Flooring dilemma - Tiles or Timber?
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Make sure you speak to the Body Corp BEFORE you decide. They may have rulings in place. I know of one that won't allow…

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ash108
Sep 18, 2009 12:31 am
JilaMint
JilaMint
18 September 2009

Timber Flooring Adjoining Tiled Floor

Timber Flooring Adjoining Tiled Floor

You could ask the tiler to slightly raise/angle the last row of tiles that will adjoins the timber. There should be a thin spacer (piece of metal) that separates the…

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JilaMint
Sep 18, 2009 2:43 pm
zx9
zx9
18 September 2009

Supplier recommendations for hardwood flooring - (Melbourne)

Supplier recommendations for hardwood flooring - (Melbourne)

Well after looking around i know what i want, that is approx 70m2 of 80x19 std grade sydney blue gum finished in high gloss. However finding the best and cheapest way to…

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zx9
Sep 18, 2009 5:31 pm
royalblue
royalblue
18 September 2009

Cleaning Polished Porcelain Floor Tiles

Cleaning Polished Porcelain Floor Tiles

Microfibre floor mop. "Aquamix Concentrated Stone & Tile Cleaner" a tiny amount in some HOT water. Mop over leaving a light film. Then rinse the m/f mop clean with…

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royalblue
Sep 19, 2009 12:50 am
leebee1
leebee1
19 September 2009

Godfrey Hirst

Godfrey Hirst
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Hi Leebee, Seems to be quite a nice quality carpet. Extra heavy duty is good, and Redbook are a good name! If you like it, go for it. But…

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leebee1
Sep 19, 2009 7:41 am
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walker79
Sep 19, 2009 2:16 pm
walker79
maxyb
maxyb
21 September 2009

Laying of Bamboo Floor Boards

Laying of Bamboo Floor Boards

We are also planning to use bamboo(natural strand woven) and are plan to use an insulating underlay. One reason I'm wanting to use the underlay…

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maxyb
Sep 21, 2009 9:44 am
maxyb
royalblue
royalblue
21 September 2009

Mixed Floor Coverings

Mixed Floor Coverings

:roll: ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol:: ::lol:: The sound/feel is like the "caching" of $$$ to me! :P But really, its easy to look after if you know how! 8) Ash.

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royalblue
Sep 21, 2009 11:50 am
Alternative
Alternative
21 September 2009

Quartz Carpet

Quartz Carpet

Hi Kimella, Alternative Surfaces does do smaller projects. We have a minimum of 45m2, which means that if the project is smaller, the square meter rate increases a…

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Alternative
Sep 21, 2009 12:05 pm
borg
borg
22 September 2009

To Gloss or not to Gloss!!!

To Gloss or not to Gloss!!!

thanks Donuts i will have a look at your tread

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borg
Sep 22, 2009 11:45 am
borg
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
22 September 2009

White floorboards

White floorboards

Any paint specialist would be able to help you. Theres nothing special, just off the shelf stuff

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Dukekamaya
Sep 22, 2009 6:04 pm
Dukekamaya
phil74
phil74
22 September 2009

Solid Timber flooring on a Slab Pricing?

Solid Timber flooring on a Slab Pricing?

G'day, we are having 130sqm of bamboo flooring all installed for $11,500. We found the bamboo floor to be alot harder than standard timber floor. We have pets we have…

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phil74
Sep 22, 2009 7:58 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
22 September 2009

Pics of NSW Spotted Gum timber floors anyone?????

Pics of NSW Spotted Gum timber floors anyone?????

A solvent based finish will bring out the colours and grain much more strongly, giving a honey or yellow look to many timbers. A water based finish gives a totally clear…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 22, 2009 10:08 pm
Dukekamaya
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ozzroo
Sep 22, 2009 10:57 pm
Pisces
Pisces
23 September 2009

Cleaning concrete floor before carpet laid

Cleaning concrete floor before carpet laid

hmm thanks everyone! this is a new house, so we'll check if there's any holes or bumps in the ground now. good idea to vacuum and mop too!

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Pisces
Sep 23, 2009 3:46 pm
Pisces
grinder
grinder
24 September 2009

Tiling Dilemma

Tiling Dilemma

45 degree angle will cost more since each tile will have to be cut on site and a rim, edge or frame of straight tiles has to be prepared to lay the angle tiles in a…

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grinder
Sep 24, 2009 11:49 am
grinder
dave-
dave-
24 September 2009

Cheap carpet to protect raw timber floor during construction

Cheap carpet to protect raw timber floor during construction

Interesting. I was told the 14mm board has the same "meat" to sand as a 19mm board, the only difference was 19mm was required for over joists. I haven't been told that I…

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dave-
Sep 24, 2009 4:28 pm
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
24 September 2009

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring

have you put it in already (and lived with it) or is this yet to happen? a…

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seeking solutions
Sep 24, 2009 11:00 pm
seeking solutions
dave-
dave-
28 September 2009

Timber experts - Flat sanding what is it and do i need it?

Timber experts - Flat sanding what is it and do i need it?

Have had some 14mm spotted gum boards installed over ply on the slab (which looks bloody great) prior to commencing the kitchen and fix. The flooring contract states a…

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dave-
Sep 28, 2009 6:25 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
29 September 2009

Tung oil or polyurethane?

Tung oil or polyurethane?

They will look different

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Dukekamaya
Sep 29, 2009 5:28 pm
Dukekamaya
blake27
blake27
29 September 2009

second storey sloid timber floors

second storey sloid timber floors

cheers thanks for the info i have come across an acoustic underlay for glued and nailed floors was wondering if anyone has used similar product

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blake27
Sep 29, 2009 6:30 pm
vid
vid
30 September 2009

Tilers

Tilers

Can you recommend a good tiler in Adelaide?

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vid
Sep 30, 2009 10:53 am
vid
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
30 September 2009

Timber flooring expansion gaps

Timber flooring expansion gaps

Keep in mind the boards can just as easily contract as they can expand. Acclimatise the boards first for a couple of week in the room they are…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 30, 2009 8:05 pm
Dukekamaya
buildingwithhamra
buildingwithhamra
4 October 2009

Costs to Tile & Carpet a house

Costs to Tile & Carpet a house

My tiler is 41m2 including grout and my tiles cost $59m2. Plus the builders profit of about $5000. I went a 20 year warrantly nylon carpet and that was about $60m2 layed.

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buildingwithhamra
Oct 04, 2009 8:35 pm
Jazzie
Jazzie
5 October 2009

Kauri flooring - to match or not to match?? HELP

Kauri flooring - to match or not to match?? HELP

Install the timber floors of your choice in the new areas, and carpet the bedrooms! :D Thought its the obvious thing to do! 8) Victorian…

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Jazzie
Oct 05, 2009 8:09 pm
Jazzie
aya99
aya99
7 October 2009

Anyone able to recommend a good tiler @ reasonable price?

Anyone able to recommend a good tiler @ reasonable price?

Hi Southies, can you also PM me the same thing? Thanks !! Hi Southies, thanks for the recommendation!! However, i didn't…

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aya99
Oct 07, 2009 3:57 pm
aya99
xquisite
xquisite
8 October 2009

Stone/Terrazzo Tiler needed - Melbourne

Stone/Terrazzo Tiler needed - Melbourne

Hi guys, We are looking at installing 600 x 600 terrazzo tiles (big and heavy!). I'm looking for a stonemason or a tiler who also specialises in stone to quote for laying…

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xquisite
Oct 08, 2009 2:53 pm
mummyfixer
mummyfixer
8 October 2009

Uneven flooring

Uneven flooring

Ive got the same problen here. Our house in on stumps and one appears to have moved in someway in the hallway.Its wear we cant really get to on the other side of the…

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mummyfixer
Oct 08, 2009 5:23 pm
mummyfixer
mummyfixer
8 October 2009

What flooring to buy?Or how to fix uneven floor?

What flooring to buy?Or how to fix uneven floor?

Our house in on stumps and one appears to have moved in someway in the hallway.Its wear we cant really get to on the other side of the garage wall (garage is underneith)…

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mummyfixer
Oct 08, 2009 5:27 pm
Kez
Kez
8 October 2009

polished floorboard problem!

polished floorboard problem!
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They look great! I can't wait for mine to be done................just waiting waiting waiting.

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Kez
Oct 08, 2009 6:40 pm
ptmtaylor
ptmtaylor
8 October 2009

Need advise where to get a bargain tiles

Need advise where to get a bargain tiles

If you are anywhere near Dandenong way you should have a look at GRANITO, located at 398-424 Hammond Road, Dandenong There is a Factory Direct Showroom, they sell 1st…

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ptmtaylor
Oct 08, 2009 9:06 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
9 October 2009

Painting flooring is it possible?

Painting flooring is it possible?

I've seen Yellow tongue done plenty of times with a solvent based poly. Its holds up quite well, fine for a rumpus room etc.

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Dukekamaya
Oct 09, 2009 4:45 pm
Dukekamaya
neilandrach
neilandrach
9 October 2009

Embleton Flooring

Embleton Flooring

Hi, Has anyone used Embleton Laminate? I saw it today and was impressed with quality, warranty and price.... Is it any good???

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neilandrach
Oct 09, 2009 8:27 pm
mummyfixer
mummyfixer
10 October 2009

Please post you Lino pics

Please post you Lino pics

Hey we are fighting the floor battle and we might be concidering Lino. can people please show me pics of your lino if you have it. I would greatly appreciate it. :D

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mummyfixer
Oct 10, 2009 8:24 am
EKT
EKT
11 October 2009

Bamboo Floors....pre-finished or sand and seal?

Bamboo Floors....pre-finished or sand and seal?

I think a few weeks in the long run is nothing if it means you get the finish you truly want.

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EKT
Oct 11, 2009 3:25 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 October 2009

What to do for step tread/threshold when laying floorboards

What to do for step tread/threshold when laying floorboards

Sounds good. I didn't literally mean sitting on the concrete :wink: , rather stored on an unsealed floor

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Dukekamaya
Oct 12, 2009 3:08 pm
Dukekamaya
gettingThere
gettingThere
12 October 2009

Timber look floor tiles

Timber look floor tiles

IMHO nothing beats timber :)

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gettingThere
Oct 12, 2009 4:40 pm
bluesteel
bluesteel
12 October 2009

Polystyl Cushioned Vinyl

Polystyl Cushioned Vinyl

Hi everyone, Has anyone used this product or heard of the company - who backs the warranty - is it Tarkett? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks

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bluesteel
Oct 12, 2009 7:17 pm
bluesteel
royalblue
royalblue
13 October 2009

Godfrey Hirst promenade carpet

Godfrey Hirst promenade carpet

Hi there! Whilst SDN carpets are being widely promoted and they have some good qualities, I think you might find wool carpets servicing you better. :th: Ash

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royalblue
Oct 13, 2009 7:15 pm
leeton
leeton
13 October 2009

Any advise where to sell new installed carpet

Any advise where to sell new installed carpet

I agree...Ebay...good clean carpet is pretty popular on ebay...doubt whether any retail outlet would trade it in....if they did you will get nothing for it.

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leeton
Oct 13, 2009 8:17 pm
EKT
EKT
14 October 2009

Timber costs with builders.... $$$! ?

Timber costs with builders.... $$$! ?

Wow $30 sq/m to get your timber laid... I paid $116!! That included the ply, gloss, sanding/finishing etc though.. Im with Commonwealth bank and I am able to give them…

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EKT
Oct 14, 2009 9:31 am
Macy
Macy
15 October 2009

I'll be off for a bit!

I'll be off for a bit!

Thanks. I'm worried if it is PVC then the smell might be phthalates. All these years I've tried to make intelligent choices with products but I let my guard down because…

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Macy
Oct 15, 2009 2:16 pm
royalblue
royalblue
15 October 2009

More advice needed on SDN Carpet

More advice needed on SDN Carpet

Hi Vinnie, The market is pretty much saturated with lots of SDNs at the moment, and there are many varieties. They are often oversold, and although they can be great…

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royalblue
Oct 15, 2009 6:11 pm
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CarolineJ
Oct 16, 2009 12:48 am
royalblue
royalblue
16 October 2009

Best carpet for children's bedrooms

Best carpet for children's bedrooms

I was recently told by a couple of local carpet retailers to avoid WOOL carpets especially if I have my dogs inside because "wool has no…

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royalblue
Oct 16, 2009 4:41 am
CarolineJ
CarolineJ
16 October 2009

Advantages of Timber flooring

Advantages of Timber flooring

We are having timber upstairs and tiles downstairs. Carpet in the bedrooms. Different reasons for each choice but I think it will all flow nicely.

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CarolineJ
Oct 16, 2009 7:28 pm
Kez
Kez
16 October 2009

skirting and floorboards

skirting and floorboards

Thanks guys. The boards are already there - they are the original boards. But I am getting them sanded and polished. I think I will go ahead and remove the current ones…

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Kez
Oct 16, 2009 8:04 pm
macca21
macca21
16 October 2009

SDN carpets are not all alike!

SDN carpets are not all alike!

we got the vogue city one from solomons - so far so good - though only had it down for 3 months is that the good one?

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macca21
Oct 16, 2009 11:59 pm


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