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gemmaandlilly
gemmaandlilly
13 July 2009

Rug in middle of the floor or under sofa?

Rug in middle of the floor or under sofa?

I have an expensive wool rug that I have under the couches for the fact that if I don't it moves around on the floorboards. I think the better the quality the tuffer it…

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gemmaandlilly
Jul 13, 2009 10:05 pm
woodworm
woodworm
14 July 2009

Bamboo flooring experiences?

Bamboo flooring experiences?

We have both laid the product for clients and had it laid by the supplying company for other clients, with little success on all counts. This includes Bamboo and other…

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woodworm
Jul 14, 2009 3:32 pm
lisatrinder
lisatrinder
14 July 2009

Ekowood flooring - any experiences?

Ekowood flooring - any experiences?

Hello all, Have just started looking at options for timber flooring for our new home and was wondering if anyone has looked into Ekowood timber flooring through Harvey…

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lisatrinder
Jul 14, 2009 3:36 pm
woodworm
woodworm
14 July 2009

Silkwood floating flooring

Silkwood floating flooring

Thanks kyton, checked out the link. Touchy subject, floating flooring, it seems! Appreciated your reply.

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woodworm
Jul 14, 2009 4:01 pm
nessbrown
nessbrown
15 July 2009

Flooring

Flooring

I am going through this process at the moment, and can only really share my personal experience, hopefully I am not far off other peoples experiences :) I am VERY glad I…

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nessbrown
Jul 15, 2009 8:09 am
camelia
camelia
15 July 2009

SOLID TIMBER INSTALLER?

SOLID TIMBER INSTALLER?

Hi Oshuyi, I've just had approx 20sqm of coastal blackbutt 130x19 a total cost around $2000 including sand and polish with synteko water based polyurethane - KIMLA floors,…

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camelia
Jul 15, 2009 9:34 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
17 July 2009

What would you do tiles or carpet in family? Opinions please

What would you do tiles or carpet in family? Opinions please

Without a doubt I would go tiles. With kids I don't think carpet in my family would stay clean for long. It's also close tot he kitchen so I think tiles would be more practical

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brendondanielle
Jul 17, 2009 9:59 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
17 July 2009

Karndean "wood" planks and open plan

Karndean "wood" planks and open plan

Kylie, I'm not sure if the "wood planks" are the same but Andy has Karndean flooring in his house. It looks fantastic and feels lovely to walk on. Here is his blog link…

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House-To-Be
Jul 17, 2009 11:45 pm
Muffins
Muffins
17 July 2009

Floor tiles opinions please - with photos!!

Floor tiles opinions please - with photos!!

In your 1st picture do you have the name / colour of the tile above the one you liked? I really like it for our house :D

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Muffins
Jul 17, 2009 11:52 pm
Brickie
Brickie
18 July 2009

Polished Concrete snags

Polished Concrete snags

Please tell me where you get Concrete Snags from? Our butcher only sells BBQ snags..

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Brickie
Jul 18, 2009 6:21 pm
Casa2
Casa2
18 July 2009

Varying Floor Levels -- Any ideas?

Varying Floor Levels -- Any ideas?

I will have tile, carpet and timber, all at the same level. The reference level is the timber flooring: 13 mm Slimwood + 12 mm ply (glue may add a bit, ill have to…

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Casa2
Jul 18, 2009 9:35 pm
Damon
Damon
19 July 2009

online timber flooring supplier

online timber flooring supplier

i have came across this supplier: www.ifloor.com.au anyone has any experience with this guy? or can anyone recommend other online floring suppliers?

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Damon
Jul 19, 2009 1:39 am
Eljay
Eljay
19 July 2009

Have you got laminate timber floor? Got pics?

Have you got laminate timber floor? Got pics?

Thanks again, I'll make sure I get the real wood version then :) Cheers

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Eljay
Jul 19, 2009 11:28 am
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tanyad
Jul 19, 2009 8:20 pm
royalblue
royalblue
20 July 2009

Karndean quote - $107 per sq m. Is that reasonable? Polyflor

Karndean quote - $107 per sq m. Is that reasonable? Polyflor

I'm a bit out of touch with vinyl pricing. Have to say I was a bit :shock: :shock: to see prices anywhere near $100 per sq/m. Was just talking carpet prices on another thread, and…

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royalblue
Jul 20, 2009 11:57 am
wallywombat7
wallywombat7
20 July 2009

colour o timber floors as they 'age'

colour o timber floors as they 'age'

thanks for your help. will be off to the showrooms to check it out

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wallywombat7
Jul 20, 2009 5:54 pm
royalblue
royalblue
21 July 2009

Thick shag pile rugs!

Thick shag pile rugs!

Had a call today as I was on the road, and the customer wanted a shag pile rug cleaned. I was going through her area so called in to have a look, rather than muck around…

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royalblue
Jul 21, 2009 6:31 pm
themax
themax
21 July 2009

Show me your front entry tiled feature please

Show me your front entry tiled feature please

Yes I'd like to see a pic too please. Never thought of carpeting the entrance. Makes sense though. Perhaps a carpet offcut from the rest of the house made into a rug would work?

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themax
Jul 21, 2009 9:23 pm
themax
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walker79
Jul 22, 2009 10:34 am
walker79
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Dukekamaya
Jul 22, 2009 10:08 pm
Dukekamaya
royalblue
royalblue
22 July 2009

Is this carpet quote OK?

Is this carpet quote OK?

Thank you Ash for the reply. I think now I have to convince DH to change his mind as he really fell in love with that…

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royalblue
Jul 23, 2009 12:36 am
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 8:37 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 6:21 pm
Michelle
thorney
thorney
23 July 2009

Power Stretcher

Power Stretcher
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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 24, 2009 12:49 am
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 2:56 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 11:59 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 3:20 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 8:56 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 9:09 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 9:32 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 10:06 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 9:15 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 8:38 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 1:01 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 4:12 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 7:18 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 06, 2009 12:58 am
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 7:35 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 12:16 pm
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 11:45 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 15, 2009 12:03 am
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 8:56 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 11:06 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 4:29 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 19, 2009 12:50 am
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 11:05 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 4:30 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 2:12 am

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