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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
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
perryr
perryr
3 July 2008

doing own flooring.

doing own flooring.
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Great pictures on your site Allan. The end result is fantastic, but the labour involved is huge! You must be very pleased with how it all looks now. Cheers

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perryr
Jul 03, 2008 10:25 am
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

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