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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 11:42 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 11:14 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 11:53 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 3:41 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 6:28 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 1:18 pm
oze
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vidiot
Aug 26, 2009 8:20 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 10:46 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 5:40 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 9:19 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 4:16 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 4:51 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 11:34 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 2:38 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 7:03 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 7:57 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 11:18 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 1:13 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 03, 2009 12:24 am

Seeing that our tiles were finished being laid today, l thought l'd update this thread ...Even months later after l originally started this thread, there is still not much…

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thorney
Sep 03, 2009 1:07 am
thorney
JJ305
JJ305
3 September 2009

Timber Overlay over Concrete!

Timber Overlay over Concrete!

Check this website out it has alot of info regarding different timber flooring and also has pictures http://www.boral.com.au/timberflooring/ ... site=Boral We are doing…

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JJ305
Sep 03, 2009 2:19 pm
dstann
dstann
4 September 2009

Bamboo Flooring - info required

Bamboo Flooring - info required

The computer says no. I have read all spills should be cleaned up straight away.

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dstann
Sep 04, 2009 1:53 pm
Rachel2302
Rachel2302
4 September 2009

Formica Smoke Cedar

Formica Smoke Cedar

Hi! I was just wondering if anyone has used or knows of anyone that has used Smoke Cedar flooring by Formica. I love the colour, but am worried it could be too dark to do…

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Rachel2302
Sep 04, 2009 5:55 pm
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Dukekamaya
Sep 04, 2009 8:22 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
5 September 2009

Australian Chestnut floorboards- thoughts?

Australian Chestnut floorboards- thoughts?

If you like the look go for it. It will be slightly softer timbers than the blackbutt but not as soft as Vic Ash/Tassie Oak blends.

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Dukekamaya
Sep 05, 2009 8:02 am
Dukekamaya
JJ305
JJ305
6 September 2009

How r your timber floors layed * Updated another Q

How r your timber floors layed * Updated another Q

Try blackbutt it has a higher rating then then messmate etc and its still the light type of timber.

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JJ305
Sep 06, 2009 4:23 pm
ellyash
ellyash
9 September 2009

Vinyl planks - help with quotes.. also anyone got pics?

Vinyl planks - help with quotes.. also anyone got pics?

Thanks for the comments on our home, we are really happy with the renovation and cannot wait to get back home. We had quotes from some places and one of the salesman…

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ellyash
Sep 09, 2009 6:20 pm
Saritha
Saritha
9 September 2009

Floating floors - Red Ironwood species

Floating floors - Red Ironwood species

no it says Red Ironwood ..its not a solid Timber check this http://www.floorsbypowell.com.au/photos ... d_Ironwood but I want evryone opinion how it looks

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Saritha
Sep 09, 2009 8:45 pm
royalblue
royalblue
11 September 2009

Flooring for second story

Flooring for second story

Hi Vidiot, I DIDN'T say it's impractical. I said its not TOTALLY practical. There's a difference. 8) Ash.

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royalblue
Sep 11, 2009 11:04 pm
STILL HOMELESS
STILL HOMELESS
13 September 2009

trueloc flooring and protection

trueloc flooring and protection

WE were going to use truloc flooring in our house but were advised against this as they are having some issuses with there quality control ba products. With protecting the…

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STILL HOMELESS
Sep 13, 2009 12:54 pm
travelbug
travelbug
13 September 2009

Vinyl Planks Query

Vinyl Planks Query

I just bought some from Harvey Norman. Floor stock. I like floating floors but was told to beware in kitchens. I was going to put vinyl tiles and I saw these. They were on…

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travelbug
Sep 14, 2009 12:21 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 September 2009

Lipstick on carpet

Lipstick on carpet

Thanks guys, you have one-track minds - dirt tracks It was my 4 year old daughter :)

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Dukekamaya
Sep 14, 2009 6:32 pm
Dukekamaya
Ben Vander Veen
Ben Vander Veen
15 September 2009

Concrete Slab - polishing etc (Tex stain or Mastershield)

Concrete Slab - polishing etc (Tex stain or Mastershield)

Coatings by nature are not hard wearing, the will scratch, generally discolour and require peridoic maintenance. If you are after "true" polished concrete, you will get a…

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Ben Vander Veen
Sep 15, 2009 12:45 pm
ozzroo
ozzroo
15 September 2009

Boral Silkwood

Boral Silkwood

Duke is correct. The advantages however for many building are that you can have engineered finished boards installed without all the sanding and polishing afterwards but…

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ozzroo
Sep 15, 2009 5:00 pm
Col Nation
Col Nation
17 September 2009

Skirting on top of carpet

Skirting on top of carpet

One problem that can show up is if there are any undulations in the floor. You can get different heights above the carpet.

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Col Nation
Sep 17, 2009 8:50 pm
Col Nation
ash108
ash108
17 September 2009

Flooring dilemma - Tiles or Timber?

Flooring dilemma - Tiles or Timber?
1, 2

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
1, 2

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

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