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Rochyjp
Rochyjp
8 May 2008

Floating Floor vs hardwood timber floor

Floating Floor vs hardwood timber floor

Normal laminate flooring can't be used in kitchen because inevitably there are large amount of spills splashed on the floor. Some special laminate flooring can work well…

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Rochyjp
May 08, 2008 10:25 pm
HF123
HF123
9 May 2008

laminate over tiles

laminate over tiles

The underlay will only follow the contours of…

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HF123
May 09, 2008 9:11 pm
HF123
HF123
9 May 2008

pulling up floor boards

pulling up floor boards

I'm so sure about my sight or hearing, but my sense of smell is good :P

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HF123
May 09, 2008 9:28 pm
royalblue
royalblue
9 May 2008

Carpet over tiles

Carpet over tiles

Dunno, it's not my decision. I'm just saying it…

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royalblue
May 09, 2008 11:25 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
9 May 2008

question about newly laid carpet

question about newly laid carpet
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Sorry guys! It was HF123 ... a stop line! This is apparently where the machine pauses in one spot for a moment too long and creates an uneven line in the threading. …

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mattwalker
May 09, 2008 11:35 pm
mattwalker
Tellsth
Tellsth
10 May 2008

Timber floating floor vs laminate

Timber floating floor vs laminate

Regarding durability, definitely laminate flooring is much better than harwood flooring as its surface is much more wear resistant. However, inead laminate flooring is of…

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Tellsth
May 10, 2008 10:06 pm
Tellsth
Tellsth
11 May 2008

floors

floors

There are many forum which talks about laminate flooring especially. You can search that at internet. You can follow the installation instruction if the suppliers offers…

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Tellsth
May 11, 2008 8:46 pm
*MJ*
*MJ*
15 May 2008

grout haze left on new tiles

grout haze left on new tiles

Are they a vitrified porcelain in a solid/mono tone colour? Or are they a glazed porcelain? I assume there probably…

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*MJ*
May 15, 2008 12:44 am
Michelle
Michelle
18 May 2008

lamintate flooring finish.

lamintate flooring finish.

We had to get the 3/4 around the edge because all our architraves and door frames are concreted in! We had to remove a small amount when we moved…

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Michelle
May 18, 2008 9:30 am
Michelle
acm2269
acm2269
18 May 2008

Bamboo flooring

Bamboo flooring

Hi, I just saw a bamboo flooring in natural shade and its fantastic. So, I decided to search for a bamboo flooring supplier.Ended up with Bamboo and Timber Select in…

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acm2269
May 18, 2008 5:08 pm
acm2269
royalblue
royalblue
19 May 2008

Soloution dyed nylon carpet???

Soloution dyed nylon carpet???

Here's an example of specs of a quality commercial carpet (this is the carpet sample that Paula was considering for her home office)...

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royalblue
May 19, 2008 11:09 pm
gpierce
gpierce
20 May 2008

Soft Thick Carpets

Soft Thick Carpets

I think you're right, I don't think there was any wool in it. From what I remember seemed pretty synthetic, but had a really nice feel. I did most of the vacuuming, and I…

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gpierce
May 20, 2008 11:19 am
melanie02
melanie02
21 May 2008

Does anyone have Bolyu (Beaulieu) Broadwalk carpet?

Does anyone have Bolyu (Beaulieu) Broadwalk carpet?

Thanks Ash :D It,s so confusing looking at all the different carpet types :roll: We,ve been into several carpet shops and nearly all of them recommended this carpet,but…

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melanie02
May 21, 2008 10:02 am
royalblue
royalblue
21 May 2008

Synthetic sisal

Synthetic sisal

Natural cellulose type floorcoverings are expensive and are a poor choice. They are very difficult to maintain and clean effectively. Most carpet cleaners won't touch…

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royalblue
May 21, 2008 10:49 am
royalblue
royalblue
21 May 2008

Sales on Flooring

Sales on Flooring

OK that's good. Wasn't having a go at you, but generally I think there's too much focus on the 'best deal' instead of the 'best product'. If you know exactly what type…

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royalblue
May 21, 2008 7:19 pm
acm2269
acm2269
25 May 2008

FINAL WORD ON TIMBER FLOATING FLOORBOARDS

FINAL WORD ON TIMBER FLOATING FLOORBOARDS

Hi Rowan/CMT, Have a look at the Sydney Blue Gum of Harvey Norman. They're on special right now. They're Sydney Blue Gum is 5mm thick and their quote is reasonable with…

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acm2269
May 25, 2008 12:25 pm
acm2269
nzfiona
nzfiona
25 May 2008

Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring

Tellsth / Rochyjp So which laminate flooring company do you work for? It would be very interesting to know. Fiona

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nzfiona
May 25, 2008 4:47 pm
nzfiona
royalblue
royalblue
26 May 2008

Appreciation of fine things!

Appreciation of fine things!

A bit of casual browsing in Ebay recently, and I spotted this piece of old axminster. A runner 68cm wide and less than 4m long. I watched it out of interest (NO, I did…

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royalblue
May 26, 2008 2:21 am
FionaL
FionaL
27 May 2008

laminate flooring

laminate flooring

When i say it has scratches on it already, I mean that I myself can see them when cleaning the floor. I know where they are i guess. If you were to stand and look at it it…

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FionaL
May 27, 2008 12:59 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
28 May 2008

How long does renewed grout look good?

How long does renewed grout look good?

Cool. I think I'll skip the grout pens then. I've emailed that Perfect Grout place to ask them some questions. Looking forward to them writing back!!

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grace_slick
May 28, 2008 3:57 pm
grace_slick
VJ
VJ
30 May 2008

polished porcelain sealing

polished porcelain sealing

Thanks, Paula! That was quick! You're a gem! :D

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VJ
May 30, 2008 11:39 pm
VJ
royalblue
royalblue
3 June 2008

Is this carpet any good?

Is this carpet any good?

Warrantys and conditions will vary from carpet to carpet and with different manufacturers. You should follow the advice given by the manufacturer of your carpets, which…

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royalblue
Jun 03, 2008 1:50 am
dtklamf
dtklamf
3 June 2008

floors and legal/strata stuff

floors and legal/strata stuff

i've decided on the flooring style but my stumbling block now is that I have to advise/ask permission to do any work inside my apartment from the strata ,though i think…

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dtklamf
Jun 03, 2008 7:38 am
Casa2
Casa2
4 June 2008

Big River Timber floors

Big River Timber floors

Quiet a few people have "sought" 12 mm ply. It makes sense to me since 12 mm ply + 12 mm floorboards makes an achievable height to balance with carpet. We need 28 mm…

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Casa2
Jun 04, 2008 7:55 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
10 June 2008

Bamboo flooring

Bamboo flooring

cmt, There is a previous thread on bamboo flooring. Do a search and you'll find most answers there. In a nutshell, there are three types of bamboo flooring -…

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ChrisL
Jun 10, 2008 9:43 pm
royalblue
royalblue
11 June 2008

Norman Ellison carpets?

Norman Ellison carpets?
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That's for if you know where to get'm cheap. Maybe around $850 new RRP, but there are different types.

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royalblue
Jun 11, 2008 9:54 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
13 June 2008

Cheap laminate - how bad is it?

Cheap laminate - how bad is it?

I'll put in another story about cheap laminate. The house we just bought had a hair dressing salon in the large garage for the first three years of it life, so half of…

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to_do_list
Jun 13, 2008 7:53 am
to_do_list
grace_slick
grace_slick
14 June 2008

Chocolate carpet - Is this dumb?

Chocolate carpet - Is this dumb?
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Well, sadly, The Sims 2 doesn't have more than 5-6 carpets that I actually like. I always tend to use the same ones in all my (incredibly luxurious, heheh) houses. Either…

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grace_slick
Jun 14, 2008 4:15 pm
grace_slick
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
16 June 2008

Slate flooring and sealing it...

Slate flooring and sealing it...

I would have a professional seal it for you as if you DIY you may run into problems if you leave any excess on the surface it will be very hard to remove if left dry, you…

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Grout Perfect
Jun 16, 2008 11:52 am
Grout Perfect
vanderlay
vanderlay
16 June 2008

Persian Rugs & Runners

Persian Rugs & Runners

In dont think you can buy any of those - unless they're having a MASSIVE WHAREHOUSE SALE!! You know, the one that…

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vanderlay
Jun 16, 2008 3:35 pm
vanderlay
Michelle
Michelle
16 June 2008

HELP- flooring help with PD and ........

HELP- flooring help with PD and ........

Just about every flooring supplier, supplies floating floors. You will need to do your homework in your area to see how has what, and at what price. Take a floor plan…

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Michelle
Jun 16, 2008 7:55 pm
Michelle
Trina
Trina
18 June 2008

PTF or UTF for floating floorboards

PTF or UTF for floating floorboards

Has anyone recently had flooring laid by either Perfect Timber Flooring (PTF) or Unique Timber Flooring (UTF) from Hoppers Crossing? Both companies have given very…

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Trina
Jun 18, 2008 9:09 pm
Trina
royalblue
royalblue
19 June 2008

Help! Choosing carpet is doing my head in!

Help! Choosing carpet is doing my head in!

Nothing! Mek, my response was to Trina specifically, and should be read within context of the…

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royalblue
Jun 19, 2008 4:58 pm
VJ
VJ
19 June 2008

We found another porcelain tile from another supplier.. but.

We found another porcelain tile from another supplier.. but.
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VJ….before the tilers tile the walls, make sure you have a couple of the floor tiles in the wet areas…..so the tilers get the exact size gape they need…

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VJ
Jun 19, 2008 6:38 pm
VJ
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
21 June 2008

engineered floor boards vs solid timber

engineered floor boards vs solid timber

Any boards that have warped would probably be a result of moisture, whether it be from the sub-floor or not 'acclimatising' boards before laying. Enginnereed boards and…

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Dukekamaya
Jun 21, 2008 12:54 pm
Dukekamaya
kiwi056
kiwi056
21 June 2008

where to buy felt protectors for furniture on timber floor

where to buy felt protectors for furniture on timber floor

I bought A4 size sheets from the craft section, might have been spotlight, I can’t recall at the moment, it was in black with the sticky backing. Bunnings sell the…

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kiwi056
Jun 21, 2008 9:07 pm
kiwi056
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Draconis
Jun 22, 2008 12:22 pm
Draconis
nzfiona
nzfiona
23 June 2008

Which laminate thickness is healthier? 12mm vs 8mm?

Which laminate thickness is healthier? 12mm vs 8mm?

Insofar as scratching is concerned, how many times are you going to be "keying" your own floor? If you have a dog - well, you wouldn't allow it indoors anyway, would…

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nzfiona
Jun 23, 2008 11:27 pm
nzfiona
petal
petal
24 June 2008

Redbook carpet - Reputation

Redbook carpet - Reputation

Hi Rowan - we actually had a Redbook carpet in our bedroom in our last house. It was a 100% nylon ,chocolate brown, carpet and hid all the dirt (not that there would ever…

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petal
Jun 24, 2008 5:32 pm
petal
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


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