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gweluphome
gweluphome
16 March 2009

Questions about rugs.

Questions about rugs.

HI Taffy, you can cut these up and place them at your corners or along eges or just buy 2. I ahve also used this matting in my pot drawers where I stored glassware and…

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gweluphome
Mar 16, 2009 4:52 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 March 2009

Where to buy solid timber floors in Hobart

Where to buy solid timber floors in Hobart

Have you tried timber yards? I imagine Gunns stuff is easy to get there :wink:

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Dukekamaya
Mar 17, 2009 6:30 pm
Dukekamaya
gsm
gsm
17 March 2009

Flooring suggestions please for my entry, hallway, kitchen

Flooring suggestions please for my entry, hallway, kitchen

I'm thinking timber flooring in my entry & hallway as it will be huge, approx 2.5m x 5m. Tiles to kitchen, bathrooms/laundry, meals and family areas and carpet to all…

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gsm
Mar 17, 2009 10:36 pm
snhouse
snhouse
19 March 2009

Was that a mistake?

Was that a mistake?
1, 2

We have the same prob, builder refuses to tack the skirting on so we are thinking about doing it ourselves after hand over however not sure how it will match in with the…

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snhouse
Mar 19, 2009 9:30 pm
Beast
Beast
20 March 2009

Floating timber floors

Floating timber floors

I was going through the same scenario recently. If this is for a house then I would seriously consider solid T&G hardwood floors. Total cost is about the same as Readyflor…

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Beast
Mar 20, 2009 8:42 am
Col Nation
Col Nation
20 March 2009

Opinions on carpet colour - with pic

Opinions on carpet colour - with pic
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No need for sorry. It is a common mistake made by many in the supply side of the industry and leads to all too many complaints.

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Col Nation
Mar 20, 2009 9:46 am
Col Nation
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
23 March 2009

Engineered Tassie Oak floorboard, colour change

Engineered Tassie Oak floorboard, colour change

All timber changes colour, darkening with age - theres little you can do about that. Keep in mind Tassie Oak is a mix of three species which may change colour at different…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 23, 2009 6:44 pm
Dukekamaya
Annietom
Annietom
25 March 2009

Looking for suggestions for child friendly flooring...

Looking for suggestions for child friendly flooring...

I believe there are carpets designed for stains. We are going for vinyl throughout the living areas (except beds and home theater) for three reasons... 1. Cheap 2. …

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Annietom
Mar 25, 2009 5:55 pm
Annietom
wonderland
wonderland
29 March 2009

Timber floor after skirtings have gone on - share your photo

Timber floor after skirtings have gone on - share your photo

Toni, that does look really good!! But it doesnt look like those typical triangle looking quads. I didnt know there are diff types of quads you can get. Def looks good…

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wonderland
Mar 29, 2009 8:51 pm
wonderland
clath
clath
31 March 2009

Grout Brush

Grout Brush

Kinky :n: :lol: :lol: :lol: All over a brush :lol:

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clath
Mar 31, 2009 8:46 pm
clath
mellybuilding
mellybuilding
1 April 2009

Carpet underlay - Foam or rubber

Carpet underlay - Foam or rubber

We are currently looking at carpets aswell and I would also be interested to hear what is better and why???? EDIT :::: oh you jumped in before me joles !!! :D :D thanks, so…

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mellybuilding
Apr 01, 2009 4:07 pm
mellybuilding
jcvijano
jcvijano
2 April 2009

How to convert Linear metre into metre square?

How to convert Linear metre into metre square?

It's simple. If you have 80 sq. meters, just divide it with the width of the board. Eg if your floorboards are 19cm = 0.19m wide, you will need 80/0.19 = 421 linear…

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jcvijano
Apr 01, 2009 11:06 pm
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
2 April 2009

DIY Polyflor

DIY Polyflor

Ah ok. I was originally thinking of doing the click laminate flooring as we have done it a million of times DIY (for DF's sister's house, for the church hall, and for…

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mrs_smith
Apr 02, 2009 10:42 am
mrs_smith
ozzroo
ozzroo
3 April 2009

Builders tiling rate

Builders tiling rate

We are definately doing after handover. Even if it means not being able to move in for an extra two weeks. For a particular sum of money with the builders you end up with…

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ozzroo
Apr 03, 2009 12:20 pm
16.SFC
16.SFC
6 April 2009

What's wrong with low cost Laminate timber flooring?

What's wrong with low cost Laminate timber flooring?

Have laminate flooring in my current home, my main issue is the noise. Even though we used the underlay recommended by the installer, it still makes a hollow 'clip clop'…

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16.SFC
Apr 06, 2009 6:15 pm
16.SFC
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
6 April 2009

Timber Floor Finishes Synteko

Timber Floor Finishes Synteko

Had a quick look at the product MSDS, its an oil based finish not too dissimilar to an oil-based polyurethane. Timber companies often warn people in regards to oil-based…

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Dukekamaya
Apr 06, 2009 8:24 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
7 April 2009

hardwood floor: high gloss, semi gloss, matt or satin???

hardwood floor: high gloss, semi gloss, matt or satin???

Gloss levels aren't exactly a type of finish. Differnet types of finishs are generally - oil-based polyurethane, water-based polyurethane and tung-oil. The polys are…

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Dukekamaya
Apr 07, 2009 7:44 pm
Dukekamaya
billdsl
billdsl
7 April 2009

Anyone using Harmonia2 carpet?

Anyone using Harmonia2 carpet?

Is anyone using Harmonia2 carpet, or know of somewhere I could track down some photo's or info on it? It is probably labelled as Inspirations brand I spoke to my builders…

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billdsl
Apr 07, 2009 8:44 pm
billdsl
Jochicho
Jochicho
7 April 2009

How would you order and install your solid timber floor?

How would you order and install your solid timber floor?
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Hey Lobo, I would love it if you could also pass me the details of the Mill and the layer, how far are you from getting the floors done? would love to see pics! what…

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Jochicho
Apr 07, 2009 11:03 pm
wonderland
wonderland
8 April 2009

Floating timber floor quotes & advice

Floating timber floor quotes & advice

Wow is this the price for floating floors? That's the same price as getting solid supplied and install!! ::surprise:: ::surprise:: Crazy how flooring prices are so high these days!

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wonderland
Apr 08, 2009 2:44 pm
wonderland
BUILDERSEDGE
BUILDERSEDGE
8 April 2009

Gaps between floorboards and skirting boards

Gaps between floorboards and skirting boards

There is a range of mouldings available that would suit this application have a look at: http://www.porta.com.au/matrix1.php?cat ... iling_Trim What i have shown you…

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BUILDERSEDGE
Apr 08, 2009 3:00 pm
VJ
VJ
8 April 2009

Which have to go first, Tile or Carpet?

Which have to go first, Tile or Carpet?
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wonderland, i think you would still be able to find decent carpets with that budget.

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VJ
Apr 08, 2009 8:36 pm
VJ
Laine
Laine
9 April 2009

Removing scratches from my beautiful floor?

Removing scratches from my beautiful floor?

mrselliot, I know how you feel about the damage you've done, but PLEASE forgive yourself! The first scratch or dent is the worst, and it won't be the last unfortunately. I…

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Laine
Apr 09, 2009 12:39 pm
Hels
Hels
9 April 2009

PD carpet and tiles promo - should I take it?

PD carpet and tiles promo - should I take it?

I don't think you can get just the carpet, but you could probably get the whole house done in carpet (except for the wet areas, of course). That might work out cheaper and…

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Hels
Apr 09, 2009 8:45 pm
Hels
scrappinfreak
scrappinfreak
10 April 2009

vinal help... tha

vinal help... tha

Hi Michelle... thanks for the reply... so you think it's ok to loose lay the fuzzy backed vinyl straight on yellow tongue without trouble???

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scrappinfreak
Apr 10, 2009 9:44 pm
Casa2
Casa2
12 April 2009

Timber flooring expansion gaps

Timber flooring expansion gaps

Another two months should get me started.

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Casa2
Apr 12, 2009 12:11 am
serge44
serge44
12 April 2009

Alternative to tiles (laminate?)

Alternative to tiles (laminate?)

go to a retailer and get some ideas of what you like, what its made of and what you're budget can afford. then get on google and read up on the specs on the products and…

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serge44
Apr 12, 2009 4:04 pm
serge44
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
14 April 2009

Problems with coloured grout?

Problems with coloured grout?

Yes Andrea if it is a biege colour tile that you have than try and use a biege colour grout and than we come in and colour seal over that which seals the grout making it…

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Grout Perfect
Apr 14, 2009 7:50 am
Grout Perfect
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
15 April 2009

Feature tiles in entrance

Feature tiles in entrance

Hi .. we are in the middle of tiling our new home in a light caramel coloured porcelain tile.. (handover in 2 weeks), and we are trying to decide…

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JohnAndTarin
Apr 15, 2009 8:04 am
JohnAndTarin
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
15 April 2009

Tile sealing question

Tile sealing question

It all depends on what tile you have as it is very rare that anyone should seal I tile we spend most of our time stripping sealers of tiles that should have never been…

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Grout Perfect
Apr 15, 2009 8:06 am
Grout Perfect
Col Nation
Col Nation
15 April 2009

Carpet choices

Carpet choices

The Stainmaster treatment uses dye blocker technology as well as flourochemical protection (as in Scotchgard brand protector and Teflon brand protector). The…

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Col Nation
Apr 15, 2009 8:07 pm
Col Nation
doghouse
doghouse
16 April 2009

Is anyone using grey carpet?

Is anyone using grey carpet?

Hi Judie - yes it is really really hard to find! We are using Tuftmaster Romany, colour is ironbark. Website is…

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doghouse
Apr 16, 2009 9:50 pm
doghouse
Judie
Judie
17 April 2009

Carpet quantity

Carpet quantity

The carpet will be going downstairs in formal lounge and dining, Mum's lounge and bedroom. Upstairs whole area (4 beds + lounge). It is pretty big. Thanks for helping me…

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Judie
Apr 17, 2009 7:18 pm
Judie
fmacdonald
fmacdonald
18 April 2009

Timber Stump Floor

Timber Stump Floor

Wow, impressed with the floor, did you do it yourself?

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fmacdonald
Apr 18, 2009 8:34 am
BUILDERSEDGE
BUILDERSEDGE
19 April 2009

Timber Overlay Floors - Opinions on Laying Methods Please

Timber Overlay Floors - Opinions on Laying Methods Please

Not sure if you have read this thread or not but have a look as there is quite abit of info in there about direct stick/ply and water/vapour proofing.

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BUILDERSEDGE
Apr 19, 2009 8:47 pm
Southies
Southies
20 April 2009

Anyone know where I can get some cheap floor tiles from?

Anyone know where I can get some cheap floor tiles from?

CTM (do they have that in Sydney?) do some great deals on seconds which look flawless - maybe just a tile in a box or one over a few boxes may have…

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Southies
Apr 20, 2009 7:30 am
Southies
Col Nation
Col Nation
21 April 2009

Interface carpets.

Interface carpets.

You are right Michelle. These will last a long time and even when they are tired and worn out in many years time they can be mostly recyled. A disadvantage is that they…

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Col Nation
Apr 21, 2009 7:58 pm
Col Nation
Olivia Symons
Olivia Symons
22 April 2009

Bamboo flooring - any good??

Bamboo flooring - any good??

Is the light and wet thing only prone to bamboo flooring or is this the case with timber flooring too? It's just all too confusing! Building was another…

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Olivia Symons
Apr 22, 2009 12:48 pm
Col Nation
Col Nation
22 April 2009

Polypropylene or Solution Dyed Nylon carpet

Polypropylene or Solution Dyed Nylon carpet

Polypropylene is virtually indestructible. It is solution dyed and can only be solution dyed (they make coloured plastic and extrude it into a fibre so the colour is…

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Col Nation
Apr 22, 2009 6:05 pm
Col Nation
peter_85
peter_85
25 April 2009

FLOORING - The cheap way?

FLOORING - The cheap way?

it would normally be cheaper to get it laid by a retailer laying wise anyway i work at a carpet shop bunnings have the same carpet for alot cheaper and it is good stuff…

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peter_85
Apr 25, 2009 9:36 am
Tillie
Tillie
26 April 2009

Square or rectangle floor tiles???

Square or rectangle floor tiles???

No too sure on the price difference but am heading there tomorrow as I went on Anzac day, silly me :? Will post the answer on here :D

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Tillie
Apr 26, 2009 11:21 pm
McGonagles
McGonagles
27 April 2009

Karndean Vinyl Planks - Scratch/Scuff removal

Karndean Vinyl Planks - Scratch/Scuff removal

The best way to remove light scratches from your Karndean floor is a 2 step process. First you need to purchase some Karndean Basic Stripper & Karndean Dim Glow Floor…

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McGonagles
Apr 27, 2009 10:24 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 April 2009

Time frame for solid timber floor installation

Time frame for solid timber floor installation

12mm is actually the normal thickness for overlay flooring up to 80mm in width with 14mm thickness ussed in 130mm and 180mm overlay. Boral and other major timber producers…

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Dukekamaya
Apr 27, 2009 7:42 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 April 2009

What kind of timber is this?

What kind of timber is this?

At 100mm they would almost definately be pine, possibly cypress or kauri. I'm not sure what you mean by 'middle layer' You could sand and polish the existing boards or…

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Dukekamaya
Apr 27, 2009 7:45 pm
Dukekamaya
MadCow
MadCow
27 April 2009

Solid Timber Floors - height allowances

Solid Timber Floors - height allowances

Oh ok, cool. Thanks for your advice. We might opt for the Plywood as the base. Love the recommendation on this forum :) thanks again! MadCow

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MadCow
Apr 27, 2009 9:13 pm
Carmel
Carmel
29 April 2009

Strandwoven carbonised bamboo floors

Strandwoven carbonised bamboo floors

Wow pickledmuffin, that's an awful story. Imagine cat play causing indents - I wouldn't have thought that could happen. Sorry. So Dynamite69, you seem very happy with…

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Carmel
Apr 29, 2009 4:15 pm
Carmel
GMac
GMac
30 April 2009

Stone Impressions

Stone Impressions

Has anyone had any experience with the flooring called Stone Impressions? I have only seen it at Harvey Norman for $60 per sq metre.…

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GMac
Apr 30, 2009 10:46 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
3 May 2009

Trowel Glue vs beaded

Trowel Glue vs beaded

Less likely to be movement between floorboards and substrate.

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Dukekamaya
May 03, 2009 8:12 pm
Dukekamaya


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