Flooring & Floor Covering
New carpet - prices?
Have you tried explaining your position to the builder?As long as the carpet is not already down,you may well be able to negotiate upgrades to other things such as tiles…
Alfresco Flooring options
I think we will be going tiles. I would like something very similar to the interior tiles so the look…
Timber Floor - 5mm?
If it is a solid timber,it would generally be laid on directionally opposing batons on top of the slab.Much better idea than an engineered floating timber floor.And it…
Should carpet quotes match?
A lineal (broadloom) metre of carpet is 3.66m wide, therefore:
Redbook - $56 per sq metre, $205 per lineal metre
Suzie Wilkes - $69 per sq metre, $252 per lineal…
Feb 22, 2009 4:55 pm
Feb 22, 2009 7:32 pm
Blackbutt vs Gray Box
The choice would be purely a looks one.
Coastal grey box is dearer as its not as plentiful as blackbutt. It is a good choice outside as its a durability 1 timber…
Which carpet ?
Looks can be decieving. This type of yarn has a lot of air space. The way it is spun gives a thicker looking yarn bundle with less fibres, it is very squishy for want of…
Black, white, or beige floor tiles ?
We might end up with white floor tiles ..
What do you think of:
Floortiles: Cool White (600x600)
Walls: Cool White
Kitchen Cupboards and overheard…
Feb 26, 2009 5:09 pm
Feb 26, 2009 6:02 pm
My grout still isn't sealed - help!
thanks mich. but what if I like the colour of my grout?
Anyway Craig from Grout Perfect has answwered my e-mail and is trying to put me in touch with another grout…
I don't really know, but I'd guess that it comes down to wear. The heavier carpet would logically be denser (so more fibres per square-whatever) and should wear better.
Does anyone know anything about polymer flooring? What does the finished product look like in the flesh. We are building a new house and want are thinking of doing…
What timber species is this??
first picture looks like kempas in a 2 strip board
second photo looks hot, i love timber with nice blond tones to it
Bamboo flooring, suggestions?
bamboo looks fantastic, however its a very soft material comparabe to most timber floorboards these days... you can get good bamboo but you'll be…
Bamboo floor pictures
I did a floor for a client as they wanted bamboo flooring.. looks heaps nice! each to there own tho..
They haven't had any issues or problems with them, either did we…
Which direction for timber look flooring?
Thanks everyone for your replies. I was thinking of going this way to start with but the tiler suggested the other way. ..but I will definately be making the planks go…
Floor sanding and polishing quotes
I'd definitely recommend a water-based polyurethane on it. The oil-based finishes turn cypress too 'orange' and a tung-oil would not provide enough protection on the…
Furniture Indents On Carpet
Just a bit of moisture will normally do the trick.
Place a few drops of white vinegar in a cup full of water and place a teaspoon of water in the indent.
Use a big…
What type of underlay?
Thanks for the all the advice.
For your information, I enquired again with the original quoter how much for a better quality underlay; he came back with I would have…
Timber and Carpet Sydney
Saw some discountinued lines in a franchised store for carpet 100% wool, and they were within the range...as for laminate, I guess will explore all options of Timber first…
Mar 13, 2009 12:25 pm
Did you go with the Woodline Parquetry which appears to be an engineered floorboard?
You would not be any chance have an electronic copy or print out of…
Mar 14, 2009 2:25 pm
Is this an ok carpet & price?
I was going to have the suzie willks carpet called Vogue, this was going to be $220 a lineal metre laid.
Actually in the solomans store here most of their carpet was…
Mar 14, 2009 3:10 pm
Experiences with Carpet Call
Just wondering if anyone has purhcased their carpets and or timber flooring from Carpet Call? If so, what was your experience like? …
lol joles......im just as intrigued myself lol.....i was so looking forward to this part of building....now im losing sleep over it (literally)......im heading down the…
Mar 15, 2009 8:54 am
Timber floor questions
I wouldn't direct stick wider boards for a start. They need to be top nailed in the 19mm thick profile. There is a 15mm overlay wide board that can be secret nailed
European oak boards
Hi - just noticed your post. In case you are still looking...
Not quite the same, but we have ordered hand scraped American Oak from Smarter Floorworld in Cheltenham.…
Where to buy carpet? (Melbourne)
We used Western Distributors and couldn't fault them. The prices were easily the best we'd seen in Melbourne ( and we saw a lot ) and they had an enormous selection of…
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…
Was that a mistake?
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…
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…
Mar 20, 2009 8:42 am
Mar 31, 2009 8:46 pm
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…