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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 8:43 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 July 2008

All opinions welcome...photos of wood floors.

All opinions welcome...photos of wood floors.
1, 2, 3

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 8:45 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 4:51 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 1:22 pm
donuts
zuzook
zuzook
21 July 2008

Timber floor

Timber floor

Thanks for the info 8)

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zuzook
Jul 21, 2008 2:20 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 24, 2008 12:47 am
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 2:18 am
Yak_Chat
Casa2
Casa2
27 July 2008

Removing direct stick floorboards

Removing direct stick floorboards
1, 2

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 11:29 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 12:30 pm
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 4:42 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 8:01 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 11:04 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 10:31 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 6:13 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 8:44 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 9:23 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 11:20 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 8:56 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 9:46 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 2:08 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 8:26 pm
Dukekamaya
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Yak_Chat
Aug 16, 2008 1:50 am
Yak_Chat
Lyn
Lyn
17 August 2008

Cost of solid timber flooring?

Cost of solid timber flooring?

If you source your own timber and arrange the sand & polish separately it may work out to be a bit cheaper. I will PM you our installer details - he does a really neat,…

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Lyn
Aug 17, 2008 10:59 pm
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 9:16 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 7:45 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 3:28 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 10:50 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 10:44 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 1:29 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 8:22 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 10:13 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 10:48 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 4:27 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 30, 2008 12:31 am
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 1:32 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 8:39 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 10:22 pm
pasey25
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
4 September 2008

MODWOOD

MODWOOD
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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 8:00 pm
Dukekamaya
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
5 September 2008

FLOATING FLOOR HELP

FLOATING FLOOR HELP

Perry did, here is the link to his blog http://www.perryr.com/homeblog/index.html You might need to go back a few pages to see the flooring part. He laid the boards…

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House-To-Be
Sep 05, 2008 11:01 pm
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 7:47 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 9:42 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 8:14 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 10:01 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 2:58 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 7:35 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 8:41 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 12:50 pm
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 12:17 pm
sammy


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