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championboxer
championboxer
25 May 2009

Karndean now or later?

Karndean now or later?

Hi all... i am currently still getting my builder to confirm house plans but i have been visiting flooring retailers to have an idea of how much i should put aside for…

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championboxer
May 25, 2009 1:25 am
dave-
dave-
26 May 2009

Matching hardwood stairs to engineered timber floor - solved

Matching hardwood stairs to engineered timber floor - solved

Probably should just have this thread deleted but I've solved the issue sort of. The quote for using Sydney Gum or similar for my stairs ended up bumping the price from…

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dave-
May 26, 2009 2:48 pm
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
27 May 2009

Timber floor entire house, or living area?

Timber floor entire house, or living area?

Add another one to the "timber everywhere except the bathrooms" club. :) However, we are getting carpet in the home theatre, as it's just better for acoustic…

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Djelibeybi
May 27, 2009 9:02 pm
Carmel
Carmel
27 May 2009

Correct laying of bamboo floor on new concrete slab

Correct laying of bamboo floor on new concrete slab

Hi, we are getting bamboo too. There is another thread on here about this, with lots of helpful info. Do a quick search. Hope it helps, good luck :D

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Carmel
May 27, 2009 9:46 pm
Carmel
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berlindut
May 28, 2009 5:03 pm
Col Nation
Col Nation
28 May 2009

Are we crazy to install this hi lo loop carpet?

Are we crazy to install this hi lo loop carpet?

Thanks Ash , you saved me a lot of typing. The Woolmark logo says it is 100% wool and that guarantees that it will be. You will love it. Just keep the WoolSafe website…

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Col Nation
May 28, 2009 7:04 pm
Col Nation
themax
themax
31 May 2009

Asthmatics and Carpet...

Asthmatics and Carpet...

Get a Dyson with the HEPA, mine is fantastic and my daughters asthma is under control.

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themax
May 31, 2009 3:09 pm
themax
simonfos
simonfos
1 June 2009

Stains on polished wooden floor boards

Stains on polished wooden floor boards

Thanks Ed for the tip but my cats pretty old so he can use one of his nine lives!! I actually forgot about it because it has been under a rug , but will try something soon…

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simonfos
Jun 01, 2009 9:34 pm
Lam
Lam
4 June 2009

Dark Hardwood Floors

Dark Hardwood Floors

We are also thinking of getting dark floorboards. check out this guy. http://sites.google.com/a/clintfudgeflo ... taining--1 thats one option

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Lam
Jun 04, 2009 1:42 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
4 June 2009

Aaarrrggghhh help

Aaarrrggghhh help

Cow. Lol ::wink:: I think your laughing at me. lol :lol: :lol: :lol: no no no ::wink:: It is very steep though. its crazy that the cost of laying is often…

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mellybuilding
Jun 04, 2009 6:44 pm
mellybuilding
Michelle
Michelle
5 June 2009

Gettin laid!

Gettin laid!

Try Ardex, it will be what you are after

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Michelle
Jun 05, 2009 9:35 pm
Michelle
Casa2
Casa2
6 June 2009

Timber stair question

Timber stair question

Definitely get the handrails smooth. no safety aspect here and what they feel like is certainly important.

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Casa2
Jun 06, 2009 9:06 pm
Michelle
Michelle
8 June 2009

Dark floors or light floors? Please give me some advice!

Dark floors or light floors? Please give me some advice!

Here’s the thing Jilly…..and this is important. If you want a dark timber look, then have it. It’s more important to have what you want than what everyone else…

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Michelle
Jun 08, 2009 8:04 pm
Michelle
royalblue
royalblue
8 June 2009

carpet confusion! Which choice best plush vs twist 100% wool

carpet confusion! Which choice best plush vs twist 100% wool

Thanks for all the advice, it has made the decsion process easier! Due to Petal's remarks we are looking at a plush in Cavalier Bremworth's…

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royalblue
Jun 09, 2009 12:39 am
neorayez
neorayez
9 June 2009

Vinyl Planks floor is not levelled

Vinyl Planks floor is not levelled

unfortunately metal nosings wont work to well with planks. I know the plastic nosings they are offering you, and i agree they are very commercial looking. Im surprised…

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neorayez
Jun 09, 2009 3:29 am
Staz88
Staz88
9 June 2009

Timber floor underlay

Timber floor underlay

It shouldn't cost too much extra. In fact some places only install on plywood so it's best to shop around.

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Staz88
Jun 09, 2009 2:42 pm
jessica6
jessica6
9 June 2009

Gloss Vs Satin??

Gloss Vs Satin??

Hey Thanks for that Info, with a 2 year old satin could come in handy... ::smile::

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jessica6
Jun 09, 2009 4:29 pm

It is slow progress, as we are drilling & nailing each board, but it is paying off. Nthn side, eastern side & 1/2 the western side now…

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Hammerhead
Jun 09, 2009 5:51 pm
Hammerhead
royalblue
royalblue
9 June 2009

floating floor vs vinyl

floating floor vs vinyl

Go vinyl planks. Only thing is they are quite thin, so, ou have to consider the height differential to other floorcoverings. Don't much like floating floors myself. Ash.

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royalblue
Jun 09, 2009 7:38 pm
Loulabelle
Loulabelle
10 June 2009

Polished Tiles query

Polished Tiles query

Well I'm back at the tile shop tomorrow to choose another tile I just called our builder and they said to lay 300x600 tiles is an extra $62 for walls, $62 for wet areas…

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Loulabelle
Jun 10, 2009 1:33 pm
Loulabelle
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
10 June 2009

Tiles, floor boards or floating floors?

Tiles, floor boards or floating floors?

I have to agree with it depends on your family and lifestyle. We are putting floating floors in our house, we have 4 kids and I think it merely comes down to whether you…

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pinkfairymagic
Jun 10, 2009 2:37 pm
pinkfairymagic
Taffy
Taffy
10 June 2009

Tiles look hazy

Tiles look hazy

The stuff they sent me was alkaline based I think, but I must admit I didnt leave it on for a while. On one tile I scrubbed hard up and down and I think I used undiluted…

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Taffy
Jun 10, 2009 7:43 pm
Taffy
chicky
chicky
12 June 2009

Types of Trim - help

Types of Trim - help

Cheers Ash! Many thanks that makes sense!

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chicky
Jun 12, 2009 3:36 pm
suh
suh
12 June 2009

Crisp white kitchen - need to choice floor colour

Crisp white kitchen - need to choice floor colour

We looked at bamboo flooring ages ago but didn't like the knots in it so went with tiles. If you have gone earthy before, you need a change :P :lol: I think a nice light grey…

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suh
Jun 12, 2009 4:58 pm
suh
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
14 June 2009

Polished Concrete shower

Polished Concrete shower

Ben, that sounds encouraging. I've given the builder your details. If he gives you or Danny a call we should be able to work something out. Brian

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ElephantGuy
Jun 14, 2009 1:07 pm
iasoni
iasoni
14 June 2009

The BEST engineered timber floors

The BEST engineered timber floors

Hi, Universal is a good floor, but Readyfloor is far better in terms of wear.

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iasoni
Jun 14, 2009 2:30 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
15 June 2009

Has anyone tried onlinecarpets ?

Has anyone tried onlinecarpets ?

Quite happily....perhaps true...but only if ignorance is bliss... :th:

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blessedpeople
Jun 15, 2009 11:43 am
blessedpeople
Kris000
Kris000
15 June 2009

liming floorboards pros and cons?

liming floorboards pros and cons?

Has anyone had this completed in their homes? Does it go yellow after a period of time? Also what is the best finish on floorboards when you have inside dogs? There are…

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Kris000
Jun 15, 2009 1:43 pm
snhouse
snhouse
15 June 2009

Where's Macey's???

Where's Macey's???

Sorry to say it but yes they are gone, happened quite a while ago too.

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snhouse
Jun 15, 2009 10:29 pm
Kristi
Kristi
15 June 2009

Do you have Seamless flooring?

Do you have Seamless flooring?

Thanks for that, I really like it too.. but yep, too exxie for us! We have decided on vinyl planks.. same 'seamless' idea and a warmer feel. Love Kristi

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Kristi
Jun 16, 2009 12:07 am
Kristi
royalblue
royalblue
16 June 2009

Foam or Rubber Underlay?

Foam or Rubber Underlay?

I have carpets in two bedrooms at my home. A Cavalier Bremworth wool tweed in the main bedroom, and a Feltex axminster in my son's room, both laid about 11 years ago. …

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royalblue
Jun 16, 2009 6:19 pm
Casa2
Casa2
16 June 2009

Varying levels between floor coverings - best solution?

Varying levels between floor coverings - best solution?

That explains why there is no fall. No floor waste sounds like a Melbourne thing. You can still lay a 14 mm mortar bed before laying the tiles.

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Casa2
Jun 16, 2009 9:21 pm
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
17 June 2009

Dark tiles in living area

Dark tiles in living area

mmm i cant seem to find that post but if you type in the search dark floor tiles there are a heap of post regarding this

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JohnAndTarin
Jun 17, 2009 2:05 pm
JohnAndTarin
dvs_dk
dvs_dk
21 June 2009

Floorboards in Laundry?

Floorboards in Laundry?

Pretty sure that's right, builder needs to provide tiles in the wet areas in order to obtain a certificate of occupancy before handover & I'm pretty sure this includes the…

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dvs_dk
Jun 21, 2009 3:52 pm
dvs_dk
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
22 June 2009

light/pale timber flooring - tassie oak?

light/pale timber flooring - tassie oak?

Google Image should bring up plenty of picks. Also have a look at Stringybark or some of the other blonde eucalypts. They are a little darker than the Ash species in…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 22, 2009 11:25 am
Dukekamaya
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
22 June 2009

Going Rates for Tiling

Going Rates for Tiling

Yeh a flexable joint sealant around the edges with a matching colour :: saves that cracked look :wink:

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onc_artisan
Jun 22, 2009 10:34 pm
onc_artisan
rallliart888
rallliart888
23 June 2009

Looking for someone to install skirting boards for me.

Looking for someone to install skirting boards for me.

Hi What profession will a skirting board installer be under? Carpentry? Handyman? I am desperately searching for a installer for my new place, and they have to be in…

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rallliart888
Jun 23, 2009 2:17 am
bamford
bamford
24 June 2009

Hebel Flooring (Powerfloor)

Hebel Flooring (Powerfloor)

Hello. Does anyone have any experience using the CSR Hebel Powerfloor system (75mm AAC panels) and what is your opinion on this product? It sounds a good alternative to a…

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bamford
Jun 24, 2009 4:34 pm
abs_dm
abs_dm
25 June 2009

Vinyl Flooring with floor heating?

Vinyl Flooring with floor heating?

Hi, I'm a new member here. I'm building my new home in Canberra. I need some thoughts on what type of flooring would be suitable for hydronic floor heating. Initially we…

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abs_dm
Jun 25, 2009 2:54 pm
mundie mansion
mundie mansion
25 June 2009

Anyone us Karndean Flooring or other Vinyl Tile Flooring..?

Anyone us Karndean Flooring or other Vinyl Tile Flooring..?

We used Karndean flooring in a previous house and it was fantastic. We replaced carpet and used the wide timber type boards. Easy to clean and look great.

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mundie mansion
Jun 25, 2009 7:39 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
25 June 2009

floorboards, carpet or tiles???

floorboards, carpet or tiles???

We have slate in wet areas, timber in one bedroom, front hall and central living and carpet in 2 bedrooms and another part of living. We have just built an extension and…

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tjilpi
Jun 25, 2009 9:07 pm
osmosis
osmosis
26 June 2009

Laying ReadyFlor Uniclic

Laying ReadyFlor Uniclic

Hi I am also looking into engineered floors. Have you looked at Unique Timber Floors (utf.com.au)? Here in Brisbane, they are cheaper than Readyflor. Anyone have any…

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osmosis
Jun 26, 2009 7:33 pm
panthus
panthus
28 June 2009

What colour floor?

What colour floor?

I don't mind the lighter bamboo but I have also seen pics of a dark bamboo which i just love. (not sure where to get it though). I love the warm look dark timber floors…

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panthus
Jun 28, 2009 11:23 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
29 June 2009

Laying floorboards perpendicular to joists

Laying floorboards perpendicular to joists

If anything they SHOULD be parallel to the joists as the particle board sheets have to laid perpendicular to the joists then the flooring would normally (but not…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 29, 2009 1:35 pm
Dukekamaya
Mel&Em
Mel&Em
30 June 2009

Carpet join question.

Carpet join question.

Thanks heaps for the advice Ash. I'll give that a go tonight and let you know the results. I'll give the woolsafe person a call tomorrow. Em

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Mel&Em
Jun 30, 2009 6:03 pm
Mel&Em
Skippa1
Skippa1
30 June 2009

Can you lay tiles on shower base if your house is on stumps?

Can you lay tiles on shower base if your house is on stumps?

No offense.. but those universal shower bases look rotten with the tiles being cut 1/2 way.. not a good look in my opinion, I guess that's becasue of the "limited" amount…

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Skippa1
Jun 30, 2009 9:42 pm
Skippa1
Casa2
Casa2
2 July 2009

An end to the buckled floors ...

An end to the buckled floors ...

I'm glad to hear that it turned out well (even if it took a lot of anguish and time).

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Casa2
Jul 02, 2009 9:32 am


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