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Damon
Damon
7 May 2009

Tru-lock timber laminate flooring?

Tru-lock timber laminate flooring?

Hmm, I wonder if it is the same thing, though I just checked the brochure I sourced and it is called "Tru-loc HDF floating laminate floors".…

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Damon
May 07, 2009 2:00 pm
windboylx
windboylx
7 May 2009

Engineered timber floorborad, 2 methods of making it?

Engineered timber floorborad, 2 methods of making it?

are you using terrestrial heat in your room? if yes,you should know what kind of flooring can apply to it. 1,easy to convey the heat 2,can resist the high…

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windboylx
May 07, 2009 2:05 pm
WeezB
WeezB
9 May 2009

Laying floors pre handover - foreseeable issues?

Laying floors pre handover - foreseeable issues?

We had our solid timber floors layed before handover (sand and polish after) and saved us a lot of time. We were just told to make sure we didn't get water/liquid on to…

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WeezB
May 09, 2009 5:23 pm
WeezB
WeezB
9 May 2009

NEW KITCHEN & WOOD FLOORS UNDER APPLIANCES *****help****

NEW KITCHEN & WOOD FLOORS UNDER APPLIANCES *****help****

We have timber floors and our cabinets were placed directly onto the concrete. We didn't experience any height issues as the freestanding oven was placed on the concrete…

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WeezB
May 09, 2009 5:39 pm
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
9 May 2009

Tiles - Diamond or Square laid?

Tiles - Diamond or Square laid?

hmmmmm. it is hard to tell. im su8re the photos dont give it justice. but from what i can tell they look VERY nice. I love to see another pic :D

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mellybuilding
May 09, 2009 11:38 pm
mellybuilding
ozzroo
ozzroo
11 May 2009

Anyone installed Asian solid timber floors?

Anyone installed Asian solid timber floors?

Similar question to Madcow.. the like's of Universal Floor and Readyflor I assume are manufactured overseas. With the hardwood that is on the top layer, is it a sourced…

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ozzroo
May 11, 2009 11:04 am
PaulM
PaulM
12 May 2009

Beautiful old floorboards with BIG gaps. Options?

Beautiful old floorboards with BIG gaps. Options?

We had about 110 m2 of baltic pine floorboards in our 1926 house sanded, stained and polyurethaned about 2 years ago. The boards typically had a 1-2 mm gap between…

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PaulM
May 12, 2009 2:43 pm
sooty
sooty
12 May 2009

Perth carpenter recommendations

Perth carpenter recommendations

Does anyone have a carpenter they would recommend in Perth? I am wanting someone who will lay my laminate flooring. Thanks!

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sooty
May 12, 2009 3:34 pm
Renosmakemeweary
Renosmakemeweary
12 May 2009

Tiling before or after the vanity unit

Tiling before or after the vanity unit

I reckon that a vanity on top of tiles is the best way to go. If you want to replace the vanity in years to come then you don't have to retile the entire bathroom floor…

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Renosmakemeweary
May 12, 2009 4:55 pm
Renosmakemeweary
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
12 May 2009

Tile Expansion Joints

Tile Expansion Joints

Hi SuH, I'm wondering how you got on with your expansion joint - were you able to get it fixed? Our tiler has said he will be doing ours through the middle of the floor…

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JellyLegs
May 12, 2009 6:13 pm
JellyLegs
GoodBoy
GoodBoy
12 May 2009

Do you have Bamboo floor??

Do you have Bamboo floor??

Most people imagine bamboo flooring as being strips of bamboo cane that aren’t very comfortable walk on. This couldn’t be further from the truth, because in fact,…

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GoodBoy
May 12, 2009 7:05 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 May 2009

Decking Timber Finish - one more Q pls Luke

Decking Timber Finish - one more Q pls Luke

Just 3 coats of HLS. If you were to use the Cetol Deck on hardwood it would need a base coat of HLS Cetol HLS is also used as a base coat under Cetol Filter 7 on…

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Dukekamaya
May 12, 2009 10:36 pm
Dukekamaya
VJ
VJ
12 May 2009

Flooring for outside dining/living area

Flooring for outside dining/living area

Although I like the look of timber decking for outdoor entertainment area, I still prefer outdoor tiles. Easier to clean/maintain and love the look too!

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VJ
May 12, 2009 11:00 pm
VJ
metrocarpets
metrocarpets
13 May 2009

someone help me!!!! lol

someone help me!!!! lol

Hi, I would most likely recommend a neutral colour, light grey, beige, light chocolate, they go with almost any furniture and wall colours. Cheers

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metrocarpets
May 13, 2009 2:01 pm
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serge44
May 13, 2009 9:33 pm
serge44
extra_bamboo
extra_bamboo
14 May 2009

Silly question about bamboo flooring

Silly question about bamboo flooring

hello everybody, We are EXTRA Bamboo Products Industry Ltd located in China, a professional supplier & exporter of Eco-friendly Bamboo products. We specialize…

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extra_bamboo
May 14, 2009 1:28 pm
sooty
sooty
15 May 2009

Perth carpenter recommendations for laminate

Perth carpenter recommendations for laminate

It seems that it generally is a carpenter who does this type of job, based on me speaking to the people who actually sell the laminate. Those who do not have installers…

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sooty
May 15, 2009 10:29 pm
Eljay
Eljay
16 May 2009

White vinyl or laminate flooring

White vinyl or laminate flooring

Sorry I just realised your in SA. I'm in VIC and I think thats where their store is :(

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Eljay
May 16, 2009 7:31 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
19 May 2009

American Oak - HELP!!!!!sugestions???

American Oak - HELP!!!!!sugestions???

Makw sure any timber you order is American 'White' Oak and not Red Oak As far as getting a harder finish I'd look at real solid flooring with a commercial grade…

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Dukekamaya
May 19, 2009 10:11 pm
Dukekamaya
neorayez
neorayez
20 May 2009

loose laying vinyl

loose laying vinyl

Sorry for late reply, i have been working in country with no internet access. If you have had it done by a professional you should have no problems. Tell us how it went,…

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neorayez
May 21, 2009 12:27 am
gettingThere
gettingThere
22 May 2009

Matching timber stairs to timber floor

Matching timber stairs to timber floor

Should they be as close as possible ( colour of stairs timber and flooring) or can it look ok if they are different?

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gettingThere
May 22, 2009 11:41 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
22 May 2009

Solid Timber Floors

Solid Timber Floors

We're having hebel floor system upstairs and would like solid timber floors. Could this be a problem? Oh, steel frame by the way.

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gettingThere
May 22, 2009 11:42 pm
blessedpeople
blessedpeople
23 May 2009

The search for Carpet

The search for Carpet
1, 2

Both are reallly nice and at a very good price for the quality. I would choose darker as I have 3 young kids and all our rentals have had lighter coloured carpets which…

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blessedpeople
May 23, 2009 11:46 am
blessedpeople
thorney
thorney
24 May 2009

Steam Mops

Steam Mops
1, 2

Have used both Enjo and Kenwood 2000 steam mop. Enjo just doesn't cut it for me - cold water alone doesn't clean a floor hygiencially enough…

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thorney
May 24, 2009 11:21 pm
thorney
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


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