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Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
19 October 2008

Boral Silkwood

Boral Silkwood
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Is it…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 19, 2008 9:20 pm
Dukekamaya
ozfish
ozfish
21 October 2008

Will the new timber floor finishes affect my pregnant wife?

Will the new timber floor finishes affect my pregnant wife?

Around three - four days for the fumes to go - depending on ventilation. It would be around 1 - 1 1/2 weeks for an oil based…

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ozfish
Oct 21, 2008 1:57 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
23 October 2008

Grout or silicon where the floor tiles meet the wall?

Grout or silicon where the floor tiles meet the wall?

Yes silicon must be used grout will crack from movement or vibration we only use 100% silicon buy from a tile shop RLA they have 7 colour to choose from it does take skill…

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Grout Perfect
Oct 23, 2008 7:30 am
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
23 October 2008

Tiling and skirting - advice wanted please

Tiling and skirting - advice wanted please

I would leave the skirting board and tile up to it than selicon the edges instead of grout looks great. If you remove the skirting boards you may have to buy new ones and…

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Grout Perfect
Oct 23, 2008 7:34 am
Grout Perfect
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
25 October 2008

Wood Borers

Wood Borers

Can't see on those pics. There weren't too many imported floorsthat long ago apart from Baltic pine.

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Dukekamaya
Oct 25, 2008 10:30 pm
Dukekamaya
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
27 October 2008

Carpet Stain Removal Guide

Carpet Stain Removal Guide

It all depends on the fabric but if not treated asap than all is lost you would have to call in a carpet cleaner for the carpet and the table cloths soak in napi san or…

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Grout Perfect
Oct 27, 2008 6:08 am
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
28 October 2008

GROUT PERFECT

GROUT PERFECT

Hi There are applicators near you unsure how far though here are there contact details. Mike Shone Tile Cleaning 0427 907 536 Ray Turbo Force Floor Care 08…

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Grout Perfect
Oct 28, 2008 6:13 am
Grout Perfect
lilian
lilian
28 October 2008

Carpet measurement Calculations

Carpet measurement Calculations

Bless you! A man that explains in pictures! Thank you I think I get it now. I figured that like dress fabric, carpet has a "grain" as well and you couldn't just change…

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lilian
Oct 28, 2008 5:36 pm
lilian
archaeobabe
archaeobabe
30 October 2008

Is new carpet bad for babies and preg women?

Is new carpet bad for babies and preg women?

A low VOC carpet will off gas less. Carpet manufacturers will be able to tell you which of their carpets are low VOC. I'd also recommend not being in the house when the…

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archaeobabe
Oct 30, 2008 4:03 pm
archaeobabe
petal
petal
31 October 2008

Wool or Synth Carpet

Wool or Synth Carpet
1, 2, 3

Oh..... and thanks to Petal I found the most perfect, perfect beautiful Cavalier Bremworth 100% wool carpet that I'm…

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petal
Oct 31, 2008 2:54 pm
petal
to_do_list
to_do_list
31 October 2008

laying floating floor on melamite???

laying floating floor on melamite???

Don't know....but DON'T YELL...!... :wink: and WELCOME TO THE FORUM

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to_do_list
Oct 31, 2008 9:46 pm
to_do_list
edo
edo
1 November 2008

enito palmwood flooring

enito palmwood flooring

Hi I have found this interesting product browsing web for some eco friendly flooring. I really don't know much about palmwood flooring. So I was wondering if anyone had…

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edo
Nov 01, 2008 12:13 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
3 November 2008

Bizarre(?) Idea re tiles

Bizarre(?) Idea re tiles

Yes I agree coatings on non porous surfaces will not last Craig

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Grout Perfect
Nov 03, 2008 10:25 am
Grout Perfect
donuts
donuts
7 November 2008

Protecting floorboards from furniture

Protecting floorboards from furniture

Hi Hannah, below is an extract from the e-mail I received. They didn't mention shipping costs. I haven't got around to visiting or calling yet. Good luck :)

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donuts
Nov 07, 2008 4:03 pm
donuts
Col Nation
Col Nation
13 November 2008

Independent valuations of carpet installations

Independent valuations of carpet installations

Hello Col here from WoolSafe Australia, Just googled Woolsafe to see who is using or misusing the name WoolSafe and came across this thread. I have to do that to…

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Col Nation
Nov 13, 2008 8:23 pm
Col Nation
Col Nation
Col Nation
13 November 2008

WoolSafe

WoolSafe

Hello, Just thought I would introduce myself. My name is Colin Nation. I am the director of WoolSafe Australia which the Australian branch of the WoolSafe…

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Col Nation
Nov 13, 2008 8:59 pm
Col Nation
WeezB
WeezB
14 November 2008

Overlay timber floor

Overlay timber floor

Dukekamaya - thanks for your comment .... but just to be clear, are you indicating that fixing to ply can be just as problematic as gluing to concrete if the boards ever…

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WeezB
Nov 14, 2008 8:14 am
DeeElle
DeeElle
15 November 2008

Lifting and buckling floorboards

Lifting and buckling floorboards
1, 2

we had the exact same thing happen to us and our brand new house 2 days after our boards were laid and the day we had our appliances installed. …

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DeeElle
Nov 15, 2008 2:49 pm
DeeElle
beegeers
beegeers
15 November 2008

PD flooring in displays.

PD flooring in displays.

Hi We also had a similar ballpark as Joles mentioned The ball park figure we got for the Van-Gogh series was approximately the 95$ - this included the laying labour…

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beegeers
Nov 15, 2008 10:42 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 November 2008

To Ply or not to Ply

To Ply or not to Ply

You better to glue over sheet flooring regardless, that way you won't have any creaking problems between the two surfaces.

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Dukekamaya
Nov 17, 2008 6:16 pm
Dukekamaya
steveo247
steveo247
17 November 2008

Marks on skirting boards following carpet laying

Marks on skirting boards following carpet laying

get some pictures of the marks and ill tell you exactly what tool there from. they can be from a few different things ! the 2 biggest factors of scratches on the…

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steveo247
Nov 17, 2008 7:23 pm
steveo247
DeeElle
DeeElle
23 November 2008

You thought you had something to complain about ??

You thought you had something to complain about ??

Oh god that's awful steveo. That poor tenant. Sounds like maybe it was not connected up properly when the house was built, but nobody knew till…

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DeeElle
Nov 23, 2008 1:36 pm
DeeElle
Michelle
Michelle
25 November 2008

Kardean Flooring

Kardean Flooring

You can get Karndean from any good flooring supplier…..carpet shops. The price, sorry can’t help with that, its been a while since I sold it. :D

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Michelle
Nov 25, 2008 8:26 pm
Michelle
Renovation gal
Renovation gal
26 November 2008

Boral Silkwood or Readyflor cant decide please help! Pic inc

Boral Silkwood or Readyflor cant decide please help! Pic inc

Hi Amanda, I hope I am not to late to respond to your post. I to went around and around in the floating/ engineered floor Market. Lucky for me I decided against…

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Renovation gal
Nov 26, 2008 1:12 pm
Stormy0375
Stormy0375
30 November 2008

Recommend laminate floating floor ?

Recommend laminate floating floor ?

hey there, Just a quick recommendation from what I know about floating flooring as being selling them for bunnings. Determine the flow of traffic in the area you are…

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Stormy0375
Nov 30, 2008 1:04 am
Stormy0375
Stormy0375
30 November 2008

What thickness...?

What thickness...?

hi Kristofw In relation to thickness you should always allow for an extra 1-2 mm ontop of the tile thickness for adhesive and this is measured ontop of the slab

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Stormy0375
Nov 30, 2008 1:11 am
Stormy0375
Stormy0375
30 November 2008

Formica Laminate Floorboards

Formica Laminate Floorboards

the reason for the pva glue as well is so that it blocks any moisture entering through the top and attacking the mdf causing it to swell. also you will find that no…

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Stormy0375
Nov 30, 2008 9:53 am
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
1 December 2008

porcelain splashback tiles - to seal or not to seal?

porcelain splashback tiles - to seal or not to seal?

Hi You sure can use a penetrating sealer but I would only do the grout lines no need to do the tile but if you want to go for it but there will be no benefit in doing…

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Grout Perfect
Dec 01, 2008 12:58 pm
Grout Perfect
andrewhowey100
andrewhowey100
1 December 2008

Perth Timber Flooring installers

Perth Timber Flooring installers

the boards were pre-finished -don't think they sanded - not too sure. i am sure they willput you intouch with someone though!

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andrewhowey100
Dec 01, 2008 7:40 pm
rlh
rlh
2 December 2008

Painting floorboards - advice please

Painting floorboards - advice please

Thanks for feedback. I dropped in to Porters this morning and they have a specific stain/wash for floorboards. I wasn't too interested in this at first because the example…

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rlh
Dec 02, 2008 9:54 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
2 December 2008

Hairline cracks in brand new floorboards

Hairline cracks in brand new floorboards

Do you have to acclimatise the timber in the house? One floor guy told me that they do it in their warehouse and since the warehouse is close to…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 02, 2008 7:59 pm
Dukekamaya
donuts
donuts
4 December 2008

My carpet has been discontinued help me choose another one!

My carpet has been discontinued help me choose another one!
1, 2, 3, 4

thanks for that Col. I will check my vacuum head for an agitator and/or brush when I move in.

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donuts
Dec 04, 2008 8:16 pm
donuts
steveo247
steveo247
4 December 2008

Best place for carpet joins?

Best place for carpet joins?

godfrey hirst is very very very well known for not being able to make straight patterns !! ii'd say 80% if their pattern carpets require ALOT of work to get them acceptable !!

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steveo247
Dec 04, 2008 9:24 pm
steveo247
Sonnyg
Sonnyg
11 December 2008

Timber floors - Victoria Western Suburbs

Timber floors - Victoria Western Suburbs

Hi there, Was wondering does anyone know a good, decent place where I can get solid timber floors. Also does anyone know what sort of price I'm looking at for all the…

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Sonnyg
Dec 11, 2008 9:30 am
eho
eho
11 December 2008

Floor Question

Floor Question
1, 2, 3

This is a very informative thread. I wish I had discovered this thread (and this forum) sooner! This is what I have done. Because my builder would…

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eho
Dec 11, 2008 9:57 am
eho
petal
petal
12 December 2008

Timber floors - Victoria Western Suburbs

Timber floors - Victoria Western Suburbs

Are you looking at installing it yourself, or having it done ? If you're having it done, I can highly recommend Solid Hardwood Flooring. Their showroom is in West…

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petal
Dec 12, 2008 3:53 pm
petal
sammy
sammy
12 December 2008

Timber floors - Victoria Western Suburbs

Timber floors - Victoria Western Suburbs

yes, they are solid timber floors. You can sand the whole thickness IF you want to. Worth thinking about if you want quick, less mess and did I mention cheap?

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sammy
Dec 12, 2008 4:44 pm
sammy
PringlesMk2
PringlesMk2
12 December 2008

Cheap Timber Flooring?

Cheap Timber Flooring?

Thanks for the reply. But I am looking for timber floors in South East Melbourne... :)

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PringlesMk2
Dec 12, 2008 5:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 December 2008

Laminate flooring in new kitchen

Laminate flooring in new kitchen

Shouldn't have any probs - just don't use the cheap stuff with a MDF or HDF base. Theres too many spills in a kitchen and it will ruin the floor.

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Dukekamaya
Dec 12, 2008 5:59 pm
Dukekamaya
BlackRain
BlackRain
13 December 2008

Any Carpet and Floor Installers to recommend?

Any Carpet and Floor Installers to recommend?

try Gavin Day on 0418314829. He has just finished up as a teacher (carpet repairs and installation) at Holmesglen Tafe. He was moving down…

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BlackRain
Dec 13, 2008 10:51 am
BlackRain
circussar
circussar
16 December 2008

Floor polisher hire in Melbourne?

Floor polisher hire in Melbourne?

Thanks Ed! Kennards have exactly what we want and they're nearby too! Good idea with Bunnings Borg, however they only have sanders at the two closest ones. Thanks…

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circussar
Dec 16, 2008 2:26 pm
circussar
Brad & Ree
Brad & Ree
19 December 2008

The grout has stained my tiles

The grout has stained my tiles

Thanks Craig, it worked a treat. Forgot to mention. No we did not pre wet the tiles, but we will next time 8)

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Brad & Ree
Dec 19, 2008 7:07 pm
nonie
nonie
29 December 2008

Nanotech Tiles .....?

Nanotech Tiles .....?

Hi We visted the western distributers today and liked polished porcelain in size 600 x 600 size. Now the salesperson said it is "Nano technology" so no requirement to…

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nonie
Dec 29, 2008 8:59 pm
doghouse
doghouse
31 December 2008

Karndean Vs Tiles

Karndean Vs Tiles
1, 2

Jo - we have two large dogs (38 and 45kg) - maybe not as big as yours! We definitely wanted timber flooring for most of the house (carpet in lounge, bedrooms and tiles…

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doghouse
Dec 31, 2008 3:35 pm
doghouse
Pewit
Pewit
2 January 2009

Black floor

Black floor

Just as a thought from experience. It doesn't matter how high up you are you are still only a few steps away from the car park where a lot of…

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Pewit
Jan 02, 2009 7:21 am
yvette72
yvette72
4 January 2009

Tiles... cold, dirty, breakage-prone?

Tiles... cold, dirty, breakage-prone?

we have had tiles in our last 4 houses and will be havingtiles in the new one . I didnot have any chipping with any of them so far. I think it depends on the quality and…

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yvette72
Jan 04, 2009 10:58 am


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