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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 6:38 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 9:25 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 8:13 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 16, 2008 12:57 am
Judie
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norbs
Sep 16, 2008 6:55 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 4:56 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 8:08 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 10:51 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 11:04 pm
Flissfloss
Toast
Toast
22 September 2008

Carpet laying...

Carpet laying...

I noticed during construction of our house, that they'd come in and clean the floors fairly regularly. So the floor was clean when the tiles went down, and i'm assuming it…

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Toast
Sep 22, 2008 4:01 pm
Toast
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 4:48 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 4:53 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 11:08 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 11:51 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 23, 2008 12:45 am
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 7:48 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 8:04 pm
Dukekamaya
ness1000
ness1000
30 September 2008

PRIME carpet underlay

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

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ness1000
Sep 30, 2008 1:44 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 10:45 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 7:43 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 7:55 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 8:24 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 12:05 pm
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 7:56 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 2:11 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 10:45 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 1:57 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 11:02 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 11:58 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 1:29 pm
steveo247
steveo247
steveo247
17 October 2008

laminate floor

laminate floor

Hi there. . . We still want a decent 'wooden look' without the pricetag. Thanks in…

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steveo247
Oct 17, 2008 7:56 pm
steveo247
steveo247
steveo247
17 October 2008

Any way to stop/help deep furniture dents in carpet?

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…

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steveo247
Oct 17, 2008 8:04 pm
steveo247
steveo247
steveo247
17 October 2008

No rubber dividers btwn carpet & tiled areas

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…

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steveo247
Oct 17, 2008 8:21 pm
steveo247
grace_slick
grace_slick
17 October 2008

Is this price ok for carpet?

Is this price ok for carpet?

Coolness. I'll take a pic when I get new film for my 1900s non digital camera! lol My camera phone won't pick it up, as it's hard to see unless you're right near it in…

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grace_slick
Oct 17, 2008 9:37 pm
grace_slick
Lorraine44
Lorraine44
19 October 2008

Bubbles in varnish?

Bubbles in varnish?
1, 2

Bugs in the wood :shock: sorry but that sounds like a load of old tosh!!! Our bubbles are more visible when the sun comes out but every time I clean the floor I just notice…

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Lorraine44
Oct 19, 2008 10:06 pm
Lorraine44
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
19 October 2008

Boral Silkwood

Boral Silkwood
1, 2

Is it…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 19, 2008 10:20 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 2:57 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 8:30 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 8:34 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 11:30 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 7:08 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 7:13 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 6:36 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 5:03 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 3:54 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 10:46 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 1:13 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 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


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