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Rastus
Rastus
21 February 2009

New carpet - prices?

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…

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Rastus
Feb 21, 2009 8:27 pm
She&He+3+3
She&He+3+3
22 February 2009

Alfresco Flooring options

Alfresco Flooring options
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I think we will be going tiles. I would like something very similar to the interior tiles so the look…

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She&He+3+3
Feb 21, 2009 11:35 pm
She&He+3+3
Rastus
Rastus
22 February 2009

Timber Floor - 5mm?

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…

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Rastus
Feb 22, 2009 11:17 am
serge44
serge44
22 February 2009

Cost to supply and install Blackbutt floors - Brisbane

Cost to supply and install Blackbutt floors - Brisbane

I had some quotes from the sunshine coast and I was looking at $60/m2 just to supply timber.

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serge44
Feb 22, 2009 4:08 pm
serge44
Judie
Judie
22 February 2009

Should carpet quotes match?

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…

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Judie
Feb 22, 2009 4:55 pm
Judie
Casa2
Casa2
22 February 2009

Waterproof floor?

Waterproof floor?

Ceramic/porcelain tiled floors are waterproof!

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Casa2
Feb 22, 2009 7:32 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
22 February 2009

Blackbutt vs Gray Box

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…

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Dukekamaya
Feb 22, 2009 8:12 pm
Dukekamaya
Col Nation
Col Nation
24 February 2009

Which carpet ?

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…

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Col Nation
Feb 24, 2009 6:24 am
Col Nation
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
24 February 2009

Anyone ever heard of Pandomo flooring???

Anyone ever heard of Pandomo flooring???

Hi Just wondering if anyone has ever come across a flooring product called Pandomo and made by Ardex: http://www.pandomo.de/en/ It's some sort of concrete based…

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BuildingACT
Feb 24, 2009 6:01 pm
Rastus
Rastus
24 February 2009

Foam underlay vs. rubber [Dunlop vsBridgestone ]

Foam underlay vs. rubber [Dunlop vsBridgestone ]

Cavalier Bremworth is almost definitely the pinnacle of tufted carpet.Nice to lay,looks great and goes on,and on,and on,...

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Rastus
Feb 24, 2009 8:37 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
24 February 2009

Anyone ever heard of Pandomo flooring???

Anyone ever heard of Pandomo flooring???

Hi Just wondering if anyone has ever come across a flooring product called Pandomo and made by Ardex: http://www.pandomo.de/en/ MOVED TO "BUILDING…

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BuildingACT
Feb 24, 2009 9:30 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
26 February 2009

Timber floors WA

Timber floors WA

what is 'regular wood' for $70?

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Dukekamaya
Feb 26, 2009 9:52 am
Dukekamaya
iTalk
iTalk
26 February 2009

Black, white, or beige floor tiles ?

Black, white, or beige floor tiles ?
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We might end up with white floor tiles .. Michelle, What do you think of: Floortiles: Cool White (600x600) Walls: Cool White Kitchen Cupboards and overheard…

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iTalk
Feb 26, 2009 5:09 pm
iTalk
joles
joles
26 February 2009

Terminology used to describe floor tiles ?

Terminology used to describe floor tiles ?

Sorry, I was eating... :oops: :lol: There's a couple of really good posts on page 4 of this thread.... there's a lot of crap earlier on... mainly me! :shock: :lol: :lol:

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joles
Feb 26, 2009 6:02 pm
joles
donuts
donuts
28 February 2009

My grout still isn't sealed - help!

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…

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donuts
Feb 28, 2009 12:36 pm
donuts
kek
kek
28 February 2009

Carpets

Carpets

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.

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kek
Feb 28, 2009 2:21 pm
kek
juljas
juljas
1 March 2009

Polymer flooring

Polymer flooring

Hi, 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…

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juljas
Mar 01, 2009 3:51 pm
paulie
paulie
5 March 2009

What timber species is this??

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

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paulie
Mar 04, 2009 11:25 pm
paulie
paulie
5 March 2009

Should I paint/waterproof my basement floor?

Should I paint/waterproof my basement floor?

probably wouldnt recoment laminate planks as laminate really is an mdf or hdf fibre with a photo of timber on top....water on laimnate will warp and expande like a mofo.…

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paulie
Mar 04, 2009 11:34 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
6 March 2009

Bamboo flooring, suggestions?

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…

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dymonite69
Mar 06, 2009 9:05 pm
dymonite69
Skippa1
Skippa1
9 March 2009

Bamboo floor pictures

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…

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Skippa1
Mar 09, 2009 10:05 pm
Skippa1
piscean
piscean
10 March 2009

carpeting over floorboards

carpeting over floorboards

great! thanks for your help Col I really appreciate it!

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piscean
Mar 10, 2009 1:18 pm
seakyl
seakyl
10 March 2009

Which direction for timber look flooring?

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. :shock: ..but I will definately be making the planks go…

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seakyl
Mar 10, 2009 7:40 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
10 March 2009

Floor sanding and polishing quotes

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…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 10, 2009 9:17 pm
Dukekamaya
Col Nation
Col Nation
12 March 2009

Furniture Indents On Carpet

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…

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Col Nation
Mar 12, 2009 6:26 am
Col Nation
mikeandamy
mikeandamy
12 March 2009

What type of underlay?

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…

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mikeandamy
Mar 12, 2009 8:38 pm
mohit
mohit
13 March 2009

Timber and Carpet Sydney

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…

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mohit
Mar 13, 2009 12:25 pm
tomxlawson
tomxlawson
14 March 2009

Woodline Parquetry

Woodline Parquetry

Hi Lorreta, 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…

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tomxlawson
Mar 14, 2009 11:19 am
Jilly
Jilly
14 March 2009

What vinyl can I get that is the same colour as Blackbutt?

What vinyl can I get that is the same colour as Blackbutt?

Hi everyone I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction for my floor. I am getting vinyl floors for my living areas as we live on a farm and I am so…

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Jilly
Mar 14, 2009 2:25 pm
Taffy
Taffy
14 March 2009

Is this an ok carpet & price?

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…

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Taffy
Mar 14, 2009 3:10 pm
Taffy
serge44
serge44
14 March 2009

Experiences with Carpet Call

Experiences with Carpet Call

Hi All Just wondering if anyone has purhcased their carpets and or timber flooring from Carpet Call? If so, what was your experience like? …

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serge44
Mar 14, 2009 9:19 pm
serge44
Medsy
Medsy
15 March 2009

Red Carpets...??

Red Carpets...??

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…

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Medsy
Mar 15, 2009 8:54 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
15 March 2009

Timber floor questions

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 The…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 15, 2009 3:35 pm
Dukekamaya
doghouse
doghouse
15 March 2009

European oak boards

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.…

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doghouse
Mar 15, 2009 6:23 pm
doghouse
Princess Bandicoot
Princess Bandicoot
15 March 2009

Where to buy carpet? (Melbourne)

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 :roll: ) and they had an enormous selection of…

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Princess Bandicoot
Mar 15, 2009 8:46 pm
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?
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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


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