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Helyn
Helyn
2 August 2008

The maintenance of laminate flooring

The maintenance of laminate flooring

2. Close window and door before leaving to avoid rain falling on the floor. . No!!?? Really??!! (stops burglars getting in too…

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Helyn
Aug 02, 2008 10:04 am
Helyn
Mikaela_D
Mikaela_D
3 August 2008

Floor - carpet or bamboo?

Floor - carpet or bamboo?

If the above post is correct, and Aulyna_1 is building in Canberra then I think having all hard floors is…

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Mikaela_D
Aug 03, 2008 9:31 pm
Mikaela_D
Paula
Paula
7 August 2008

Stainmaster carpets

Stainmaster carpets

We put a stainmaster carpet in our old house 14 years ago, and still looks fantastic. It has survived two kids a dog and two cats :wink:

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Paula
Aug 07, 2008 5:13 pm
Paula
'chelle
'chelle
8 August 2008

Floor covering in our kitchen

Floor covering in our kitchen

Hmmmm, haven't seen cork up close. Will have to look at that, but mind you the way my knees are feeling today it might be a good idea. (I feel old today :shock: :( )

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'chelle
Aug 08, 2008 7:44 pm
'chelle
vanderlay
vanderlay
8 August 2008

Anyone getting Carpet through ***???

Anyone getting Carpet through ***???

I know :shock: How terrible! Didn't see that till…

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vanderlay
Aug 08, 2008 8:23 pm
vanderlay
captaingoodvibes
captaingoodvibes
9 August 2008

captaingoodvibes - bamboo flooring

captaingoodvibes - bamboo flooring

yes we have recieved our shipment about two months ago, really well packaged looks really great ,we just need the house finished before we can install it. We also bought…

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captaingoodvibes
Aug 09, 2008 10:20 pm
Helyn
Helyn
12 August 2008

Do YOU have skirting boards?

Do YOU have skirting boards?

Cornices are the "skirting boards" between the walls and the ceilings. Architraves are the "skirting boards" around the door frames (I think) I too have never seen a…

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Helyn
Aug 12, 2008 7:56 pm
Helyn
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 August 2008

Wood Staircase

Wood Staircase
1, 2

For stairs we regulary supply Blackbutt, Sydney Blue Gum, Spotted Gum and Karri. That being said, the people in Victoria don't have the easy availability of hard timbers…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 12, 2008 8:46 pm
Dukekamaya
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
13 August 2008

Very disappointed with tiling.....any ideas?

Very disappointed with tiling.....any ideas?
1, 2

Yes the tile can be grounded down there is a guy over there who does this for a living mainly natural stone but he has done lippage removal before on porcelains email me…

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Grout Perfect
Aug 13, 2008 1:08 pm
Grout Perfect
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
13 August 2008

Which finish for our wooden floors??

Which finish for our wooden floors??

You can walk on it after 24 hours depending on drying conditions but you really want to keep 'heavy' traffic off it for 4 or 5 days. It will take that long for the fumes…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 13, 2008 7:26 pm
Dukekamaya
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Yak_Chat
Aug 16, 2008 12:50 am
Yak_Chat
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 August 2008

what is like Kauri?

what is like Kauri?

They don't make wide-board overlay flooring as the boards would simply cup. My first check would be as Lyn said, look for recycled Kauri Pine floorboards. It really is…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 18, 2008 8:16 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
19 August 2008

Cleaning Timber Floors

Cleaning Timber Floors

Hi, Thanks for your advice. When you say "neutral detergent" do you have any product recommendations or things for me to look out…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 19, 2008 6:45 pm
Dukekamaya
natbut
natbut
20 August 2008

Tap N Go

Tap N Go

Has anyone heard of Tap N Go laminate flooring? I'm trying to see if they have a website to find out who stocks it. I found it in one store, but I don't really like…

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natbut
Aug 20, 2008 2:28 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
21 August 2008

What floor to go with baltic pine

What floor to go with baltic pine

If you are looking at a hardwood floor rather than a softwood floor, I would go with a completely different complimenting colour rather than trying to use a similar tone.…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 21, 2008 9:50 pm
Dukekamaya
simo
simo
22 August 2008

Importing Bamboo From China?

Importing Bamboo From China?

Has anyone done this and did it work out. Ifso which company did you purchase from and organise freight etc.

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simo
Aug 22, 2008 9:44 am
albi
albi
26 August 2008

bamboo flooring

bamboo flooring

On a timber floor....... lose the wheelie chairs and use a fitball instead! :wink: As an ergonomist, I have to disagree - fitballs are not…

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albi
Aug 26, 2008 12:29 pm
albi
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
26 August 2008

Timberfloor instalation - Whats the best method?

Timberfloor instalation - Whats the best method?

Price can range from $30 per sq. metre to around $120 per sq. metre for solid timber flooring - you need to be a little more specific. Laying boards over ply is one of…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 26, 2008 7:22 pm
Dukekamaya
Newbie8
Newbie8
27 August 2008

Carpet and Energy Saving Downlights

Carpet and Energy Saving Downlights

oic. Didn't realise there's a 12W CFL. Yes, I'm using the 240V fitting without the transformers but I still have to get the fire rated canister because of the fire…

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Newbie8
Aug 27, 2008 9:13 am
Tam
Tam
28 August 2008

TrueGrid Flooring..Anyone?????

TrueGrid Flooring..Anyone?????

I think it's called Merbau. It looks nothing like the one on the picture on the web site. I can't remember the series number, i know they didn't have the series number…

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Tam
Aug 28, 2008 9:48 am
Tam
gweluphome
gweluphome
29 August 2008

Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would do the hardwood not the plywood but thats me and I don't have any experience with the plywood. Is the plywood more expensive? All I can tell you is that I don't…

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gweluphome
Aug 29, 2008 3:27 pm
Tellsth
Tellsth
29 August 2008

V groove laminate flooring VS hardwood flooring

V groove laminate flooring VS hardwood flooring

Many people become to like V groove laminate flooring(Let’s call it VGLFS) as it offers a hardwood like appearance, while it is much cheaper and more abrasion resistant.…

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Tellsth
Aug 29, 2008 11:31 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 August 2008

Oh no ! my new timber floor is warping !

Oh no ! my new timber floor is warping !

Ash said Should have put in nice carpets! Ash. I am :shock: In some rooms 8)

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Yak_Chat
Aug 30, 2008 12:32 am
Yak_Chat
grace_slick
grace_slick
30 August 2008

Foam or Rubber underlay? which is better

Foam or Rubber underlay? which is better

Thanks for that! We're going for wool twist or cut pile, so hopefully the joins won't be too obvious. We'll definitely ask where they'll be too. I'd never even…

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grace_slick
Aug 30, 2008 7:39 pm
grace_slick
pasey25
pasey25
2 September 2008

Carpet for Hme Theatre

Carpet for Hme Theatre

As posted here I'm building a new HT. https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=8730 See the link for pics. It has been painted now and it is as dark as I had…

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pasey25
Sep 02, 2008 9:22 pm
pasey25
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
4 September 2008

MODWOOD

MODWOOD
1, 2

We have sample pieces if you want to grab some. I'm thinking of using it on my back verandah…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 04, 2008 7:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
7 September 2008

Creaking floor - can I fix it?

Creaking floor - can I fix it?

Use an 8g x 51mm screw to start with. The PB flooring is 19mm thick so will give you 32mm bite into the joist. If the joists are hardwood you will need to drill a pilot…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 07, 2008 6:47 pm
Dukekamaya
Casa2
Casa2
8 September 2008

Kerlite by Cotte d'Este - has anyone ever heard of these?!

Kerlite by Cotte d'Este - has anyone ever heard of these?!

I've heard of them. I saw them advertised for the tile show earlier this year. They sound great. Haven't seen them or heard of anyone using them. But yes, they sound great.

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Casa2
Sep 08, 2008 8:42 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
8 September 2008

What are the effects of Full sun on my timber floors........

What are the effects of Full sun on my timber floors........

All timber floors move constantly, they are natural product as are thus prone to the effects of their enviroment.

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Dukekamaya
Sep 08, 2008 7:14 pm
Dukekamaya
HF123
HF123
8 September 2008

100% Dyclon Solution Dyed

100% Dyclon Solution Dyed

we have come across the exact colour we want but it is a 100% Dyclon Solution Dyed??? is this cr*p?? manufactuer:…

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HF123
Sep 08, 2008 9:01 pm
suh
suh
9 September 2008

Porcelain Tiles Upstairs

Porcelain Tiles Upstairs

I haven't been told of any risks and I am having them on my top floor, as well as everywhere else. We have always made sure expandible grout is used and have had no…

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suh
Sep 09, 2008 1:58 pm
suh
suh
suh
9 September 2008

Tiling over tiles or remove?

Tiling over tiles or remove?

We tiled over tiles about 12 years ago. It worked. If you have a step up it will make that higher of course, but yes it is possible.

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suh
Sep 09, 2008 6:35 pm
suh
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
9 September 2008

ReadyFlor Southern Box

ReadyFlor Southern Box

Its not a species of timber, rather a trade name of mixed species like Tassie Oak, Vic Ash, Northern Box, Australian Beech etc. etc. Can'y think off the top of my head…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 09, 2008 7:41 pm
Dukekamaya
SammyJ
SammyJ
10 September 2008

Carlisle Standard Carpet/Tile Range

Carlisle Standard Carpet/Tile Range

Hi Everyone, For all of you Carlisle Home Owners im just wondering what their 'standard tile and carpet' range is like? :D Did alot of people need to upgrade their…

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SammyJ
Sep 10, 2008 11:50 am
sammy
sammy
14 September 2008

quotes for solid timber floor - which to choose?!

quotes for solid timber floor - which to choose?!

thanks Luke. Given what you have told me, I think we should have gone for the raw stuff!

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sammy
Sep 14, 2008 11:17 am
sammy
Tellsth
Tellsth
14 September 2008

The color difference of laminate flooring

The color difference of laminate flooring

Some users find some color difference when checking laminate flooring. The colors are designed by computer software mainly by imitating the read wood colors. There are…

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Tellsth
Sep 14, 2008 5:38 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 September 2008

Timber floors.....

Timber floors.....

You've picked one of the dearest species of flooring in Brushbox. Pre-finished boards are generaly coated with a polyurethane - chalk and cheese with a tung oil finish.

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Dukekamaya
Sep 14, 2008 8:25 pm
Dukekamaya
grace_slick
grace_slick
15 September 2008

New power head vacuum cleaner!

New power head vacuum cleaner!

Oh, and we feel we got a good deal from Harvey Norman as well. The RRP for the vacuum is apparently $649, and the RRP for the mop is $129, and the normal warranty is 2…

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grace_slick
Sep 15, 2008 7:13 pm
grace_slick
Judie
Judie
15 September 2008

Non-slip coating for tiles?

Non-slip coating for tiles?

I was just thinking tonight that I should probably look into adding a non-slip coating to the floor in my mum's bathroom. I'd like to do the whole floor, including the…

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Judie
Sep 15, 2008 11:57 pm
Judie
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norbs
Sep 16, 2008 5:55 pm
sml_nail
sml_nail
19 September 2008

Floating Floors

Floating Floors

Welcome to the forum Jackie. Floating floors are relatively simple to lay majority of the work is simply making sure the joins at the end of each board are at…

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sml_nail
Sep 19, 2008 3:56 pm
hinchrin
hinchrin
21 September 2008

Floor prep for ceramic tile

Floor prep for ceramic tile

I have just gutted our laundry with the view of retiling walls and floors. Our walls are plaster on double brick. When removing the old wall tiles, a fair bit of the…

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hinchrin
Sep 21, 2008 7:08 pm
Paula
Paula
21 September 2008

polished or matt tiles?

polished or matt tiles?

If you seal the grout it wont discolour - we had all ours sealed, including the showers. It was not a cheap exercise, but worth it in the end. We bought this house…

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Paula
Sep 21, 2008 9:51 pm
Paula
Flissfloss
Flissfloss
21 September 2008

Quickstep or other durable laminate flooring

Quickstep or other durable laminate flooring

Hi there, we had quickstep in our previous home. We laid it throughout the house except bathrooms, laundry and kitchen. I can say that the day we moved out 6 years later…

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Flissfloss
Sep 21, 2008 10:04 pm
Flissfloss
gisellen
gisellen
22 September 2008

kitchen floor

kitchen floor

Hi there. We're renovating our kitchen as well. It has some tacky vinyl tiles on the floor, which we'll be pulling up then we're going to tile over the entire area…

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gisellen
Sep 22, 2008 3:48 pm
gisellen
gisellen
22 September 2008

acoustic underlay under floor tiles in apartment

acoustic underlay under floor tiles in apartment

Hi, we're planning the renovation of our kitchen and we'll be tiling the floor. We live in an apartment complex and want to make sure that we don't get any "noise"…

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gisellen
Sep 22, 2008 3:53 pm
sha
sha
22 September 2008

Feature tile help?

Feature tile help?

Hey Kylie, Are you able to go back to the tile shop and take a pic?? -Sha

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sha
Sep 22, 2008 10:08 pm
joles
joles
22 September 2008

Help With Carlisle Atlantique Mk 2 Flooring

Help With Carlisle Atlantique Mk 2 Flooring

I'd probably bring the floorboards thru to meet the tiles.... I definitely wouldn't have carpet thru the walkway..... I think either the floorboards or the tiles... but…

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joles
Sep 22, 2008 10:51 pm
joles


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