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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 9:06 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 9:07 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 10:50 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 8:18 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 9:34 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 9:47 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 8:30 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 8:58 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 1:48 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 7:05 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 10:36 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 27, 2009 12:21 am
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 11:24 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 8:42 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 8:45 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 10:13 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 5:15 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 11:46 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 9:12 pm
Dukekamaya
smeagol
smeagol
4 May 2009

Tessellated floor tiles

Tessellated floor tiles

Hi All, These tiles are redicously expensive... there must be places in Melbourne that doesnt charge Nottingham floor style for $165 bucks per square meter... could…

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smeagol
May 04, 2009 9:03 pm
smeagol
donuts
donuts
4 May 2009

cheap carpet or rugs?

cheap carpet or rugs?

yep definitely recommend western distributors. They have lots of carpet off-cuts which you can buy just as is and get the edges overlocked yourself, or buy ones already…

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donuts
May 04, 2009 9:07 pm
donuts
McKinnon
McKinnon
5 May 2009

Imported timbers for flooring

Imported timbers for flooring

Looking for wholesale timber merchants. Looking for imported Euro Oak in particular and the best price of course.

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McKinnon
May 05, 2009 8:58 pm
windboylx
windboylx
6 May 2009

Capret layer and floating floor recommendations please

Capret layer and floating floor recommendations please

personally,i like wood flooring. they are natural and easy to clean.

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windboylx
May 06, 2009 8:21 pm
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Ben Vander Veen
May 07, 2009 9:57 am
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


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