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newby126
newby126
23 July 2009

New floor

New floor

Thanks! You can tell, I'm new at this whole renovating caper. The floor sample I have is Formica Laminate, 12mm Grade in Smoke Cedar. Apparently a thicker grade than…

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newby126
Jul 23, 2009 7:37 am
Michelle
Michelle
23 July 2009

Discontinued tiles-here we go again

Discontinued tiles-here we go again

I don’t how the volume builders work, but I always tell my clients to purchase their selected items, there and then. If they like it and it works with what we have done,…

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Michelle
Jul 23, 2009 5:21 pm
Michelle
thorney
thorney
23 July 2009

Power Stretcher

Power Stretcher
1, 2

Just wanted to say thankyou to everyone who has contributed to this thread...l have learn't much :) I saw our carpet guy today to check where the joins will be and to…

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thorney
Jul 23, 2009 11:49 pm
thorney
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 July 2009

Baltic Timber floors to be sanded, help please

Baltic Timber floors to be sanded, help please

Only use water-based polyurethanes - oil based products are going to yellow the look of the floor

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Dukekamaya
Jul 25, 2009 1:56 pm
Dukekamaya
mohit
mohit
27 July 2009

Skirting, Floating, Carpet....Insanity

Skirting, Floating, Carpet....Insanity
1, 2

I will measure teh distance today. But if the point about plywood is correct, then we might just give current skirting a go. I am just conscious that not complying to the…

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mohit
Jul 27, 2009 10:59 am
skitz
skitz
28 July 2009

Can anyone show me a pic of their vinyl floor (not planking)

Can anyone show me a pic of their vinyl floor (not planking)

Hi, we had vinyl flooring - and it has been ok. We went lower range, and kinda wish we had paid a bit more for it. In saying that though, the vinyl has done well over the…

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skitz
Jul 28, 2009 2:20 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
28 July 2009

Hard Wax Oil on timber floors

Hard Wax Oil on timber floors

....Yeh??? Wax doesn't scratch like poly, is easy to refresh, doesn't have high VOCs. Doesn't look all scratched up like poly does. Is made locally in Perth...

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onc_artisan
Jul 28, 2009 7:56 pm
onc_artisan
madmel
madmel
28 July 2009

Tiles, Dark VS Light

Tiles, Dark VS Light

Hi elastic! We went with dark tiles and I would never do it again! I'm actually on here looking to see whether you can possibly paint over them!!!! We got the same…

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madmel
Jul 28, 2009 8:09 pm
emilygirl
emilygirl
28 July 2009

carpet vs tiles in the living/dining area

carpet vs tiles in the living/dining area

:) When we build we will have tiles in the kitchen ,dining,wet areas.. but Im going to have a carpet in the family room and rumpus....

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emilygirl
Jul 28, 2009 8:32 pm
chuth77
chuth77
29 July 2009

How to remove tiles

How to remove tiles

Do yourself a favour and go to Bunnings and spend $49 on an Ozito 1150W Hammer Drill... It comes with chisels suitable for lifting tiles... Best $50 I've spent at Bunnings!

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chuth77
Jul 29, 2009 9:06 pm
picklemouse
picklemouse
31 July 2009

Pictures please, timber floor, timber vinyl, bamboo. Thanks

Pictures please, timber floor, timber vinyl, bamboo. Thanks

Hi we had originally decided on tiles but are saw some bamboo flooring, would you mind posting pictures here of your floors, telling me what they are made out of and your…

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picklemouse
Jul 31, 2009 8:15 pm
picklemouse
royalblue
royalblue
2 August 2009

Laying porcelain tiles

Laying porcelain tiles

Another possibility.... Have the tiles cleaned & etched, then have a levelling compound screed over the top to give a smooth flat surface, and lay something like Karndean…

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royalblue
Aug 02, 2009 7:38 pm
Damon
Damon
3 August 2009

any good Readyflor installer Melbourne?

any good Readyflor installer Melbourne?

hi all, i know quite a few members will said DIY. but i am just not that handy, anyone can suggest an installer experienced with this product? thanks!

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Damon
Aug 03, 2009 12:01 pm
sossy
sossy
3 August 2009

Silicone in floor tiles

Silicone in floor tiles

An update that also others may be interested in if they experience the same problem. I received some technical advice from Davco, and my floors were done correctly in…

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sossy
Aug 03, 2009 3:12 pm
TwoFatKitties
TwoFatKitties
3 August 2009

Recommendations for Floor Polisher/Sander Sutherland Shire

Recommendations for Floor Polisher/Sander Sutherland Shire

Hi all, We had beautiful solid blackbutt floorboards laid on the ground floor and garage stairwell area in our townhouse about 5 or so years ago. At the time, we decided…

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TwoFatKitties
Aug 03, 2009 6:18 pm
TwoFatKitties
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
5 August 2009

Floor Preperation After Removing Tiles To Then Lay Vinyl???

Floor Preperation After Removing Tiles To Then Lay Vinyl???

Is it 'handy h!re' @ HB? They might have a terrazo grinder (concrete grinder) to use. :wink: Pretty sure they got one in for us ages ago (6-7 years ago) all you need to do is…

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onc_artisan
Aug 05, 2009 11:58 pm
onc_artisan
ICK
ICK
6 August 2009

HELP! Builder has just given us a big tiling shock! :(

HELP! Builder has just given us a big tiling shock! :(
1, 2

Hey onc_Artisan, sorry, got confused, thanks for the PM, didn't realise thats how they do it. 10 days was for the whole job. They sent through this massive disclaimer…

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ICK
Aug 06, 2009 6:35 pm
ICK
comic
comic
11 August 2009

polished concrete floors

polished concrete floors

Thanks for that. Will look a bit further. Found this. In the states but it explains the more expensive process, rather than the sealant. Also used here by Pro Grind.…

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comic
Aug 11, 2009 11:16 am
royalblue
royalblue
13 August 2009

Solution dyed nylon carpet density

Solution dyed nylon carpet density

Eho, Its fine if you like SDN carpets, and among them, Bealieu carpets are very good. I'd suggest you go no heavier than about 36oz though. Here's one

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royalblue
Aug 13, 2009 10:45 am
slugger95
slugger95
14 August 2009

Bamboo flooring - anyone had experience?

Bamboo flooring - anyone had experience?

Bamboo can be very hard wearing. There are still some cowboys bringing it in from overseas and that can be quite bad. Make sure you purchase it from a reputable business…

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slugger95
Aug 14, 2009 11:03 pm
monaro57
monaro57
16 August 2009

Harvey Norman Flooring (Hi Tech Print Technology)

Harvey Norman Flooring (Hi Tech Print Technology)
1, 2, 3

I'm interested in hearing more about timber impressions, I saw it in harvey norman on the weekend and being a polished finish it looked like a really nice flooring option.…

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monaro57
Aug 16, 2009 7:56 pm
mohit
mohit
17 August 2009

Cleaning Floating Floors

Cleaning Floating Floors

Hi all, Last week we got our Floating Merbau installed...it looks great!! The trouble is that it shows a lot of dust on it...I used the vacuum cleaner and the dust is…

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mohit
Aug 17, 2009 10:06 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 August 2009

Skirting on top of tiles?

Skirting on top of tiles?

Paint the skirting before installation ( you will only have touch up brad holes) and paint the walls if possible before the skirting is fitted (no cutting in at bottom)

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Dukekamaya
Aug 17, 2009 3:29 pm
Dukekamaya
royalblue
royalblue
18 August 2009

CHOICE on carpet cleaning

CHOICE on carpet cleaning

I received an email a few days ago from a guy a few streets away. He has booked me in to clean his carpets this Friday. He found me by doing an online search for a…

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royalblue
Aug 18, 2009 11:50 pm
Zedman
Zedman
19 August 2009

Grout Enquiry! White or Off White?

Grout Enquiry! White or Off White?

Hi Casa Yes true unlike polished porcelain the matt/natural variant does not have the pinholes/pores that are exposed when the tile is cut back an polished. But due to…

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Zedman
Aug 19, 2009 10:05 am
Zedman
JJ305
JJ305
19 August 2009

Timber Flooring Costs - is this right?

Timber Flooring Costs - is this right?

We are gettting overlay timber floors which is exactly the same as soild timber except its a bit thinner to go over the top of existing floors. Now we are getting messmate…

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JJ305
Aug 19, 2009 3:30 pm
royalblue
royalblue
20 August 2009

Help Choosing the carpet, where best to buy, what best tobuy

Help Choosing the carpet, where best to buy, what best tobuy

OK $100 per linear meter doesn't normally buy you much more than average quality carpet. :| Look at the range of nylon carpets in a low loop or plush or hard twist cut…

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royalblue
Aug 20, 2009 1:12 am
mikemix
mikemix
22 August 2009

Silent floors upstairs

Silent floors upstairs

I'm going to be building in NZ, price I have for hebel soundfloor Supply $ 89 per m2, Install $25 per m2 (ex GST) Most likely will be cheaper in Australia, I would be…

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mikemix
Aug 22, 2009 10:42 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
23 August 2009

Timber floor joins - advice needed please

Timber floor joins - advice needed please

do you have a choice as to the direction that they will lay them? ie has the builder asked you - or are you assuming you have a choice? Personally I'd lay them in the…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 23, 2009 10:14 am
Yak_Chat
leaf
leaf
23 August 2009

Options for laying wood floors over existing tiles

Options for laying wood floors over existing tiles

Thanks for that feedback, Ash. We've shelved reflooring plans for the time being. Agree with you re ripping up the tiles, and the whole thing was getting bigger than Ben…

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leaf
Aug 23, 2009 10:53 am
leaf
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
23 August 2009

Sanding floor boards- orbital sander

Sanding floor boards- orbital sander

Don;t be a afraid of the drum sander. Cautious yes, but not afraid. Main risk is when you touch it down and stop at the end of the run- so keep your walking speed…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 23, 2009 2:41 pm
Yak_Chat
ChrisL
ChrisL
23 August 2009

Bamboo floor!!! Plz help

Bamboo floor!!! Plz help

The Janka rating measures how easy or difficult a material is to dent. It is a simple test with a steel ball, and yes, bamboo (strandwoven esp) has a very high rating. …

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ChrisL
Aug 23, 2009 5:28 pm
oze
oze
25 August 2009

Trueloc Merbau

Trueloc Merbau

I've been quoted $1596 for Trueloc Merbau 4000 for a room the size of 2.94m x 3.15m. Does this sound right?? It seems fairly expensive to me. I was guessing around $1000 -…

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oze
Aug 25, 2009 12:18 pm
oze
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vidiot
Aug 26, 2009 7:20 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 August 2009

Flooring on a slab

Flooring on a slab

Ben, In reference to I can assure you I…

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onc_artisan
Aug 27, 2009 9:46 am
onc_artisan
Judie
Judie
28 August 2009

Screed floor- porcelain rectified edge tiles

Screed floor- porcelain rectified edge tiles

It may save you heaps now not to screed, but you may well find it expensive in the long run. I know the finishing touches to a house tend to cost a fair bit, but you…

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Judie
Aug 28, 2009 4:40 pm
Judie
Mupps
Mupps
29 August 2009

Anyone used Embelton Timber Flooring?

Anyone used Embelton Timber Flooring?

Hi everyone, Went searching today to find a floating floorboard product for my unit. Initally saw Boral Silkwood and Premium ReadyFlor. But was won over by a product…

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Mupps
Aug 29, 2009 8:19 pm
Tvas09
Tvas09
30 August 2009

MasterPlus Timber Floor

MasterPlus Timber Floor

By the way they are not contractors for UTF, I know because originaly we were going for floating floors, they said that they only used UTF because it was a quality…

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Tvas09
Aug 30, 2009 3:16 am
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
30 August 2009

Slab not flat

Slab not flat

The standards state that the levelness of timber and concrete floors except where documented otherwise, "new floors are defective if within the 1st 24 months…

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dirkadirk
Aug 30, 2009 3:51 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
30 August 2009

Polished concrete

Polished concrete
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

good to hear... BuildingACT FYI - The process of terrazzo, which uses marble pieces( softer and more porous than the aggregate bluestone ) so our…

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onc_artisan
Aug 30, 2009 10:34 pm
onc_artisan
ring09
ring09
31 August 2009

Stainmaster Carpets?

Stainmaster Carpets?

Hi Piecean I had 'Stainmaster' in my last house, it's 20 years old and still to this day, looks good, we only have 3 people living in the house, but still gets a fair…

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ring09
Aug 31, 2009 1:38 pm
ring09
minnie
minnie
31 August 2009

Porcelain tile confusion

Porcelain tile confusion

Hi Matt, Thanks for the quick response. Would appreciate contact numbers and name for Beaumont tiles contact. We are looking at all companies, but nothing decided yet.…

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minnie
Aug 31, 2009 6:03 pm
kb46
kb46
31 August 2009

timber laminated flooring

timber laminated flooring

I dunno how much marine ply costs, but I know it's quite xxx-y compared with normal ply. But it's good where there's lotsa water! I just had a look at my tank - DH put…

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kb46
Aug 31, 2009 6:57 pm
trickychef
trickychef
31 August 2009

Pier Costs

Pier Costs

And no they haven't hit rock.. its all because of the top fill, they need to dig deeper so that the piers are secure. There are 91 holes and these need 1-2 metres deeper for each.

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trickychef
Aug 31, 2009 10:18 pm
novotel
novotel
1 September 2009

polished porcelaine tiled whole house?

polished porcelaine tiled whole house?

i thought i update this.. i did ended up biting the bullet and went ahead with the variation to get my ensuite tiled with polished porcelaine. If early next year…

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novotel
Sep 01, 2009 12:13 pm
jimsting
jimsting
2 September 2009

is anyone here locked up the price for floor covering??

is anyone here locked up the price for floor covering??

according to the terms and conditions it doesn't really say any about refund, it only stated about site work(lay floor covering) conditions. if you get your floor covering…

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jimsting
Sep 02, 2009 11:24 pm


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