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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 11:25 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 5:03 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 9:23 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 9:59 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 9:14 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 3:49 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 11:42 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 7:16 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 8:23 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 2:36 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 9:26 pm
Michelle

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 2:12 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 2:04 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 2:11 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 10:53 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 1:58 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 8:40 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 10:54 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 8:59 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 9:16 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 10:24 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 10:30 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 10:57 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 4:53 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 5:44 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 6:00 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 6:59 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 11:51 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 3:26 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 8:07 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 9:59 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 4:35 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 8:21 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 11:58 am
steveo247
steveo247
7 January 2009

Carpet to be layed over uneven floor

Carpet to be layed over uneven floor

no worries mate, let us know how you go. you will find this site very helpfull with almost anything you run into !

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steveo247
Jan 07, 2009 6:04 pm
steveo247
dymonite69
dymonite69
8 January 2009

Marmoleum??

Marmoleum??

Its what was used to be called lino or linoleum. Technology is much better now. Uses natural products so is eco-friendly. Lots of choices of attractive colours. …

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dymonite69
Jan 08, 2009 12:46 pm
dymonite69
melanie02
melanie02
8 January 2009

How difficult can it be to put down a floating timber floor?

How difficult can it be to put down a floating timber floor?

We had floating floors in our kitchen and we never had any problem,but any spillages were always cleaned up asap :D The same goes for mopping the floor....some people…

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melanie02
Jan 08, 2009 4:38 pm
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
9 January 2009

Help Needed - Spotted Gum Unavailable!

Help Needed - Spotted Gum Unavailable!

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. Just got a phone call this morning confirming delivery next Monday; so I should have some photos to post in a couple of weeks -…

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enigma_brennan
Jan 09, 2009 12:49 pm
enigma_brennan
Paddy05
Paddy05
9 January 2009

Wooden floors and dining chairs

Wooden floors and dining chairs

Thanks Southies! You have provided me with exactly what I am looking for. I also know where their showroom is in Brisbane.

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Paddy05
Jan 09, 2009 1:59 pm
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
10 January 2009

Help me I am at the mercy of carpet salesmen

Help me I am at the mercy of carpet salesmen

No sorry, not able to post photo's atm.. I don't have the karndean- was looking at that for a while though, would have used it but a gremlin in the planning meant we went…

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Dragonfly
Jan 10, 2009 10:44 pm
Bam
Bam
12 January 2009

Heelp!! Tiling entire flat - where to start!!!

Heelp!! Tiling entire flat - where to start!!!

You mean where the kickers touch the floor? Your definately right, especially if the tiler isnt doing the job he's supposed to and isnt levelling it out.

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Bam
Jan 12, 2009 3:39 pm
Bam
mrselliot
mrselliot
13 January 2009

Blackbutt select or standard?

Blackbutt select or standard?

Thank you everyone for your replies. :D Thats a good point Joles, features and character make wood very appealing, so I think the middle ground (the standard) is the way…

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mrselliot
Jan 13, 2009 12:05 pm
ellyash
ellyash
14 January 2009

Size and quality of tiles

Size and quality of tiles

Oh you guys have me confused now. We were advised by the tiler to get 400 or 450. I know we could choose 300x600 but I was worried that they would be a trend that passed…

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ellyash
Jan 14, 2009 3:22 pm
Gavan
Gavan
14 January 2009

Hallway Carpet Runners

Hallway Carpet Runners

Thanks alot , I will Southies

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Gavan
Jan 14, 2009 7:21 pm
rybec
rybec
15 January 2009

Porcelain tiles cracking!

Porcelain tiles cracking!

The grout is generally the weakest part of the floor so it will therefore crack before a tile will. With the larger format tiles you have less grout to crack so there is…

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rybec
Jan 15, 2009 7:24 pm
thorney
thorney
16 January 2009

Ceramica Vinyl Floor Tiles

Ceramica Vinyl Floor Tiles

Oops!! I've just discovered the Flooring & Floor Covering Forum! :oops: Sorry, l should've put this thread in there instead. Mods, would it be possible to move this thread?…

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thorney
Jan 16, 2009 12:02 am
thorney


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