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commodorenut
commodorenut
24 June 2008

Polishing floorboards

Polishing floorboards

All of our own labour was free! We did all the ripping up & staple/nail removal, so they could come straight in & start. The cost of them doing the 4 bedrooms + a…

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commodorenut
Jun 24, 2008 7:03 pm
commodorenut
VJ
VJ
24 June 2008

Help us choose the carpet...

Help us choose the carpet...

Thanks everyone for your choices... I might have to re-read all the previous posts about carpets to help us finalise our decision. We have 2 more months to choose…

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VJ
Jun 24, 2008 10:22 pm
VJ
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royalblue
Jun 24, 2008 10:55 pm
wonderland
wonderland
25 June 2008

Anyone actually have bamboo?

Anyone actually have bamboo?

I've read that bambo is a very sustainable material as it is very quick to grow and once harvest, they dont have to plant again as it starts sprouting out from where it…

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wonderland
Jun 25, 2008 10:27 pm
wonderland
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
26 June 2008

Preparation for solid timber flooring

Preparation for solid timber flooring
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Jarrah is only available in standard and select grades I think, which would price it between $60 - $80 per sq. metre. HWD battens (usually 65x19 decking) you can get for…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 26, 2008 7:54 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 June 2008

Water damaged timber floor - sand down or replace ?

Water damaged timber floor - sand down or replace ?

Theres a pretty massive difference between Tassie oak and cypress pine - noticably the pine knots in the cypress. My money is on it being cypress, in which case you can…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 27, 2008 6:35 pm
Dukekamaya
acm2269
acm2269
29 June 2008

Difference between Universal and Boral SilkwoodTimber Floor

Difference between Universal and Boral SilkwoodTimber Floor

Hi guys, Can you kindly shed some insights regarding these 2 brands? Here's an input I got from a salesman from Carpet Call. The backing of Universal, he says, is made…

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acm2269
Jun 29, 2008 7:51 pm
acm2269
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
29 June 2008

Anyone have timber floors throughout, ie. no carpet?

Anyone have timber floors throughout, ie. no carpet?
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QUOTE:" won't miss the sound of the kids running around on the polished boards though, it echo's through the whole house!! It will be a lot quieter with a slab." THat…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 29, 2008 7:52 pm
Dukekamaya
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
30 June 2008

Flooring in Henley display homes

Flooring in Henley display homes

Courtypaulie, not sure on the laminate? But i know they use Boral Silkwood Timber Flooring in their homes? You could give Cosham Interiors a call if you really want to…

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PhoenixStar
Jun 30, 2008 9:53 am
PhoenixStar
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Rachelle
Jun 30, 2008 12:24 pm
Arc
Arc
30 June 2008

Harmony vinyl tiles by Kenbrock (from Carpet Court)

Harmony vinyl tiles by Kenbrock (from Carpet Court)

Does anyone have any experience with this flooring? I was looking at Karndean and this Kenbrock flooring looks very similar. I'm suspicious it might even be from the same…

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Arc
Jun 30, 2008 12:46 pm
acm2269
acm2269
30 June 2008

Blue Gum???

Blue Gum???

Thanks, fellas. CarpetCall's Blue Gum is a Universal Brand. I'll verify if its one and the same with Sydney Blue Gum. Thanks again.. cheers, Hannah

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acm2269
Jun 30, 2008 9:55 pm
acm2269
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
6 July 2008

Cost of Boral Silkwood 'Spotted Gum'

Cost of Boral Silkwood 'Spotted Gum'

Thanx Stormy, seems our quote is reasonable. Similar to your situation I think. Our supplier is long time established and has an excellent reputation so happy to go…

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enigma_brennan
Jul 06, 2008 1:56 pm
enigma_brennan
matamber
matamber
6 July 2008

Preparing to seal grout

Preparing to seal grout

Thank Ash! We have an Aquamix supplier near us! So thats my job for tomorrow!

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matamber
Jul 06, 2008 10:17 pm
joles
joles
7 July 2008

Question for Mek

Question for Mek

Our benchtop is black stone and the overheads are a wood. So the underbench cupboards are soft grey. I originally wanted white, but the soft grey is just that little bit…

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joles
Jul 07, 2008 12:07 pm
joles
grace_slick
grace_slick
7 July 2008

Anyone had any water blasting/hydro cleaning for grout?

Anyone had any water blasting/hydro cleaning for grout?

I was just wondering if anyone had used anything like these... http://restile.net/grout.php If they really do work, how much they cost, how long they last, etc... Thanks!

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grace_slick
Jul 07, 2008 5:40 pm
grace_slick
haywgl
haywgl
8 July 2008

When to do flooring?

When to do flooring?

Thanks Toni, once I get my working drawings I will pop down to Fowles and ask what they think. I will have carpet to all of upstairs, study and formal lounge. The…

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haywgl
Jul 08, 2008 10:29 am
haywgl
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
9 July 2008

What is the cost per square metre for a tiler?

What is the cost per square metre for a tiler?

Hi Caroline, we were told the same as jrnetwork - add $40 sqm to the cost of the tile to cover the complete cost of installation ie laying and grouting. Hope this helps.…

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enigma_brennan
Jul 09, 2008 2:16 pm
enigma_brennan
grace_slick
grace_slick
12 July 2008

Is this really crap carpet?

Is this really crap carpet?

Oh, and also, all of those above are extra heavy duty, the Andersens ones come with 15 year guarantee and the Solomons one comes with 20 years. The Solomons one also…

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grace_slick
Jul 12, 2008 4:11 pm
grace_slick
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floorit
Jul 15, 2008 6:47 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
15 July 2008

Timber flooring: Any suggestions, anyone......Michelle???

Timber flooring: Any suggestions, anyone......Michelle???
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I would have to check the standard grade price for Jarrah. I'm guessing about $55-$60 per sq. metre

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Dukekamaya
Jul 15, 2008 6:50 pm
Dukekamaya

I'm not sure if I updated but I thought I should tell you that it was a hell job getting out all the tacks and only one or two of the bedrooms were finished after all. The…

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Semiprecious
Jul 16, 2008 8:41 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 July 2008

When to install pre-finished floors during a new build

When to install pre-finished floors during a new build

Ask the builder if they will leave the skirtings off otherwise fix them with minimal use of nails. Many builders won't do this as they do not nail the bottom of the…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 17, 2008 7:43 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 July 2008

All opinions welcome...photos of wood floors.

All opinions welcome...photos of wood floors.
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Spotted gum, coastal blackbutt and Sydney Blue Gum (containing hybrid rose gum) are all grown as plantation timbers. This does not necessarily mean a particular pack of…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 17, 2008 7:45 pm
Dukekamaya
DeeElle
DeeElle
19 July 2008

Urgent timber floor help needed

Urgent timber floor help needed

Ring some salvage yards. They probably know someone who could do it for you.

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DeeElle
Jul 19, 2008 3:51 pm
DeeElle
donuts
donuts
21 July 2008

Tasmanian Oak floors

Tasmanian Oak floors
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Luke, do you agree though that it is better to let the floors settle for as long as possible before putting the…

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donuts
Jul 21, 2008 12:22 pm
donuts
zuzook
zuzook
21 July 2008

Timber floor

Timber floor

Thanks for the info 8)

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zuzook
Jul 21, 2008 1:20 pm
zuzook
Iva
Iva
23 July 2008

Tiler

Tiler

Hi... Just wondering if someone can recommended a good tiler (with a good price too :) ). Our house is almost ready and we wanted a polish porcelain with gaps as minimal…

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Iva
Jul 23, 2008 11:47 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
26 July 2008

A Few Questions

A Few Questions

Natbut - Evans and Clarke & the salvage yards.

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Yak_Chat
Jul 26, 2008 1:18 am
Yak_Chat
Casa2
Casa2
27 July 2008

Removing direct stick floorboards

Removing direct stick floorboards
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I noticed earlier that you said the following: ' Low thermal resistance (I'm putting in hydronic in-slab heating)' I am trying to understand…

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Casa2
Jul 27, 2008 10:29 pm
royalblue
royalblue
28 July 2008

Advice on carpet? ASH? lol

Advice on carpet? ASH? lol

Thanks Ash, for your advice there. I am sort of slightly unsure of how to know what I’m doing with carpet, as you say the lower profiles…

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royalblue
Jul 28, 2008 11:30 am
damo
damo
30 July 2008

floor tiling - go it alone or include in building quote?!

floor tiling - go it alone or include in building quote?!

We decided to do our main floor tiling after handover, and the costs were; - floor tiles - 600x600 polished "maintenance free" porcelain - approx. $45/m2 - floor tiling -…

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damo
Jul 30, 2008 3:42 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
30 July 2008

boral solid timber floor selection, uni-nail or slimwood

boral solid timber floor selection, uni-nail or slimwood

Having seen both products, the 12mm boards have less 'meat' than the 19m boards. Regardless, I…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 30, 2008 7:01 pm
Dukekamaya
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
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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?
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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


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