Flooring & Floor Covering
smithyPics needed of matching outdoor/indoor tiles
3 October 2008
A friend and her partner used to have a light-coloured terracotta tile in their open-plan living and dining area, and they used the same tile in the outside alfresco area…
Grout PerfectWhat laying styles can I have for Polished porcelain tiles?
6 October 2008
If you butt joint than where is the grout going to go you need some width use ABA fine sanded grout never butt up tiles against each other you will rip up that floor with…
Grout PerfectA question for all the tilers out there!
11 October 2008
It all depends on the size of tile you are buying large tiles are harder to lay and can crack if the floor is not even. If you go over the exsiting tiles than all doors…
surfshakCosts of supply & install blackbutt timber floorboards
16 October 2008
We are in Sydney Northern Beaches and we have a great guy who lets you source/buy the timber yourself and has quoted me $40 to lay onto a concrete slab (including supply…
Bridgestone Platinum or Prime Underlay-Which is better?
platnium is a bridgestone rubber underlay yes. havnt heard of dunlop foam called platnium ? but thats not saying there isint one. have a look at dunlop excellay, in my…
Any way to stop/help deep furniture dents in carpet?
its all about the weight distribution over the area thats touching the ground ! the bigger the area touching the ground, the more the weight is spread out, the less weight…
No rubber dividers btwn carpet & tiled areas
there are a few differnt ways to finish the carpet up to the tiles. and its a bit hard becuase the right way to do it, doesnt look as good as the supposed wrong…
ozfishWill the new timber floor finishes affect my pregnant wife?
21 October 2008
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…
Grout PerfectGrout or silicon where the floor tiles meet the wall?
23 October 2008
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…
Grout PerfectTiling and skirting - advice wanted please
23 October 2008
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…
archaeobabeIs new carpet bad for babies and preg women?
30 October 2008
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…
Col NationIndependent valuations of carpet installations
13 November 2008
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…
ed.Do I need to Climatise solid wood timber & order of work
14 November 2008
Better safe than sorry IMO.
steveo247Marks on skirting boards following carpet laying
17 November 2008
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…
DeeElleYou thought you had something to complain about ??
23 November 2008
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…
Renovation galBoral Silkwood or Readyflor cant decide please help! Pic inc
26 November 2008
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…
Grout Perfectporcelain splashback tiles - to seal or not to seal?
1 December 2008
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…