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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
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 September 2008

Water Based PolyAqua on Pine Timber floors

Water Based PolyAqua on Pine Timber floors

Thanks Joles, re the chairs I have some chairs that need stripping and staining..... Maybe that's why I don't :wink: Steve

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Yak_Chat
Sep 22, 2008 11:45 pm
Yak_Chat
Southies
Southies
23 September 2008

EDEN BRAE CUSTOMERS

EDEN BRAE CUSTOMERS

Just an addendum to my earlier comments regarding Di Lorenzo. They are shocking communicators. I had my selection appointment 3 weeks ago. I am still waiting for my…

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Southies
Sep 23, 2008 6:48 am
Southies
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
29 September 2008

Polished hardwood timber floor

Polished hardwood timber floor

Depends how much you will notice them and how much it will irritate you

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Dukekamaya
Sep 29, 2008 7:04 pm
Dukekamaya
ness1000
ness1000
30 September 2008

PRIME carpet underlay

PRIME carpet underlay
1, 2

Is the Bridgetone Prime underlay the same one as the Bridgestone Platinum?

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ness1000
Sep 30, 2008 12:44 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
2 October 2008

Polished Concrete Floors

Polished Concrete Floors

You can also use a water based epoxy made in WA to coat it. Low VOC. Saw it in a house recently - looked good. And many industrial shed floors with forklifts on…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 02, 2008 9:45 pm
Yak_Chat
smithy
smithy
3 October 2008

Pics needed of matching outdoor/indoor tiles

Pics needed of matching outdoor/indoor tiles

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…

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smithy
Oct 03, 2008 6:43 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
6 October 2008

What laying styles can I have for Polished porcelain tiles?

What laying styles can I have for Polished porcelain tiles?

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…

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Grout Perfect
Oct 06, 2008 6:55 am
Grout Perfect
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
7 October 2008

Grey floorboards

Grey floorboards

mmmmm so yeah i'll get back to you on that one.... :D

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buildingadreamhome
Oct 07, 2008 7:24 pm
buildingadreamhome
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
11 October 2008

A question for all the tilers out there!

A question for all the tilers out there!

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…

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Grout Perfect
Oct 11, 2008 11:05 am
Grout Perfect
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
13 October 2008

Flooring options

Flooring options

I agree with I BUILD. Whilst battens are the cheaper option, ply will give a much more solid underlay. You can use the cheapest ply available , often produced in places…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 13, 2008 6:56 pm
Dukekamaya
karol
karol
15 October 2008

How hard to DIY polished timber floors?

How hard to DIY polished timber floors?

Thanks for the advice everyone. We have decided we definitely aren't going to attempt to DIY after hearing far too many stories. Don't suppose anyone in Brisbane can…

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karol
Oct 15, 2008 1:11 pm
surfshak
surfshak
16 October 2008

Costs of supply & install blackbutt timber floorboards

Costs of supply & install blackbutt timber floorboards

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…

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surfshak
Oct 16, 2008 9:45 am
Wingies
Wingies
16 October 2008

colour carpet

colour carpet

We are looking at carpeting our lounge, hall and 3 bedrooms. the lounge and hall are painted Taubmans Faint Gold. I was wondering what your thoughts of carpet colouring could be.

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Wingies
Oct 16, 2008 12:57 pm
Wingies
Lyn
Lyn
16 October 2008

Timber flooring installers Melbourne

Timber flooring installers Melbourne

I can recommend a good installer for solid timber floors over 12mm ply. He does install only, so this would be a path to go down if you are going to organise timber supply…

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Lyn
Oct 16, 2008 10:02 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
17 October 2008

maintaining 'new' grout

maintaining 'new' grout

The nearest applicator near you is in Kingscliff Call Monarch Prestige Clean on 1800 72 56 66 Craig

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Grout Perfect
Oct 17, 2008 10:58 am
Grout Perfect
steveo247
steveo247
17 October 2008

Bridgestone Platinum or Prime Underlay-Which is better?

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…

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steveo247
Oct 17, 2008 12:29 pm
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