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petal
petal
30 January 2009

Awesome karndean vinyl plank.

Awesome karndean vinyl plank.

Wow, you did a great job laying it - very neat......not my cup of tea, but beautifully laid!!! :wink: I guess that stuff would be great if you had dogs that lived indoors…

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petal
Jan 30, 2009 2:35 pm
petal
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
1 February 2009

Cost to install skirting boards

Cost to install skirting boards

Yes any half decent carpenter will do it - expect to pay $30-$40 per hour.

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Dukekamaya
Feb 01, 2009 7:07 pm
Dukekamaya
Subhashish
Subhashish
2 February 2009

Timber Floors and Decking

Timber Floors and Decking

Thanks for the flat-up idea !! We are doing Timber decking as well. Will you be able to let me know how much does it roughly cost (with Merabu). The total decking area…

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Subhashish
Feb 02, 2009 6:01 pm
Subhashish
oztish
oztish
2 February 2009

Has anyone moved into a house without floor coverings?

Has anyone moved into a house without floor coverings?

Yes, we lived on concrete floor for about 10 months. The concrete dust was annoying, but hey - we survived.

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oztish
Feb 02, 2009 6:38 pm
MissMuffitt
MissMuffitt
4 February 2009

Hardfloorsolutions... anyone used them?

Hardfloorsolutions... anyone used them?

I saw an add on TV last night for Hard Floor Solutions, I took down there number to ring them. I was wanting a quote on my bathroon, laundry and toilet floor. What is…

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MissMuffitt
Feb 04, 2009 5:33 pm
MissMuffitt
Col Nation
Col Nation
4 February 2009

Carpet stains

Carpet stains

Spot dyeing only works with wool and some nylons. Most of the other fibres and some nylons are solution dyed and are more difficult to loose colour from bleaches. THe…

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Col Nation
Feb 04, 2009 8:12 pm
Col Nation
suh
suh
5 February 2009

Tiling upstairs?

Tiling upstairs?

Please do, I'll be interested to hear what he thinks, we…

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suh
Feb 05, 2009 2:08 pm
suh
laldous
laldous
7 February 2009

Boardwalk flooring

Boardwalk flooring

Hi Gregman, I have decided to go ahead with the boardwalk, although never got any feedback about it, I have heard so many bad stories about all the other types of…

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laldous
Feb 07, 2009 8:24 pm
JellyLegs
JellyLegs
9 February 2009

How much did you pay...(answer to polished concrete question

How much did you pay...(answer to polished concrete question

Hi Mortgage2009, Welcome to the Forum! There are a lot of hassles to consider - I'm still hung up on a few of these. Firstly Prices: About 18months ago I had a…

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JellyLegs
Feb 09, 2009 10:51 am
JellyLegs
Col Nation
Col Nation
11 February 2009

solid timber floor & evap cooling

solid timber floor & evap cooling

I wouldn't have one due to the amount of water they put into the indoor environment. I see too many mould issues related to evaporative cooling and I would imagine that…

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Col Nation
Feb 11, 2009 7:03 am
Col Nation
McKinnon
McKinnon
11 February 2009

Oak flooring

Oak flooring

I absolutely love the look and feel of solid Euro oak flooring, especially with the walnut stain. Oh la la!!!! It's comes at a price though. Anyone know of timber…

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McKinnon
Feb 11, 2009 2:48 pm
BuildingACT
BuildingACT
15 February 2009

Anyone know where to find tiles in 1200mm x 600mm or larger?

Anyone know where to find tiles in 1200mm x 600mm or larger?

Anyone.....? :? Can anyone suggest some places to look at in Sydney that might have large size porcelains for a reasonable price? (I'm in Canberra, but planning to…

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BuildingACT
Feb 15, 2009 9:55 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
16 February 2009

timber floor finishes

timber floor finishes

Oil based Poly has the edge bonding issue Water based poly does not.

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Yak_Chat
Feb 16, 2009 10:15 pm
Yak_Chat
stevep79
stevep79
17 February 2009

carpet vs tiles

carpet vs tiles

yes we have doors for the theatre.. but i dont find ne echo or hollow effect!!!.... May be coz we have a rug there .. not sure :?

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stevep79
Feb 17, 2009 12:13 pm
stevep79
Col Nation
Col Nation
17 February 2009

Carpet Expert Help Needed

Carpet Expert Help Needed

The spiked bases can cause problems weather they are pointy or rounded. I prefer the slightly curved spikeless cups, as they just spread the load and allow for some…

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Col Nation
Feb 17, 2009 5:05 pm
Col Nation
mydreamhome
mydreamhome
18 February 2009

Hoover Floormate - anyone tried it?

Hoover Floormate - anyone tried it?

I have one of these (infact my 2nd one) and I think for tiled area's it is wonderful!! I used the first one on my last house that had white tiles with white grout and…

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mydreamhome
Feb 18, 2009 12:16 pm
The Data Guys
The Data Guys
19 February 2009

timber laminate "click" flooring

timber laminate "click" flooring

I laid my flooring at a townhouse a few years ago. I had timber door frames so I used a 100mm grinder to cut a space to slide the floor under the frame. One thing…

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The Data Guys
Feb 19, 2009 7:10 am
The Data Guys
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Michelle
Feb 19, 2009 12:10 pm
Michelle
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Jeremy@SSP.Stones
Feb 20, 2009 7:46 am

Heheh, here are 2 really bad photos (I took 'em just now), but I'll post 1-2 more once I have time to actually take some in better light and from a better vantage point.…

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grace_slick
Feb 20, 2009 9:28 pm
grace_slick
Becster
Becster
21 February 2009

Wood Floor Places Perth?

Wood Floor Places Perth?

I went through embelton in osborne park. and second the advice re the tassie oak. i would go with the blackbutt.

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Becster
Feb 21, 2009 8:45 am
Rastus
Rastus
21 February 2009

Any Carpet and Timber Flooring Installers in Melbourne

Any Carpet and Timber Flooring Installers in Melbourne

Hi there, I am a professional carpet installer (carpet layer), and have an excellet track record of exceeding the customers expectations. I am…

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Rastus
Feb 21, 2009 2:43 pm
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
1, 2

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 ?
1, 2

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

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