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HF123
HF123
17 April 2008

High build, gloss, thick polyurethane and coats

High build, gloss, thick polyurethane and coats

What is wrong with an oil or wax, why does every one insist in covering their floors with a plastic coating? If you must use polyurethane you might like to consider…

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HF123
Apr 17, 2008 5:54 pm
royalblue
royalblue
17 April 2008

Another question for Ash

Another question for Ash

Oops! Hurd's Carpet Cleaning Phone: 0418 126 888 Contact: Rod Hurd Area: Tasmania You could also try contacting Grout Perfect, and see if they have a…

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royalblue
Apr 18, 2008 12:51 am
Michelle
Michelle
18 April 2008

floating floors....help!

floating floors....help!

I’ve heard Boral is good. I haven’t had anything to do with the flooring as yet. I did sell Readyflor when I worked for Carpet Court, and everyone seemed to be…

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Michelle
Apr 18, 2008 9:03 pm
Michelle
to_do_list
to_do_list
21 April 2008

Can Anyone Help Me Decipher Timber Flooring Terms Please?

Can Anyone Help Me Decipher Timber Flooring Terms Please?

Kyton, full feature grade would most probably mean that the timber shows the gum veins veins etc and the other natural features of…

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to_do_list
Apr 21, 2008 9:39 pm
to_do_list
VJ
VJ
22 April 2008

Floor tiling by builder - is it better?

Floor tiling by builder - is it better?

We were given a quote of approx $13k for the standard floor tiling to the ff. areas: - entry through to kitchen - kitchen - dining and family room This is based on…

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VJ
Apr 22, 2008 4:03 pm
VJ
JT
JT
22 April 2008

Want to do tiling ourselves but....!!!!!!

Want to do tiling ourselves but....!!!!!!

Thanks snistr, we will def get tiles thru national tiles and actually have our tiles selection this monday. We've been to a few national tiles retail stores and found a…

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JT
Apr 22, 2008 8:34 pm
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to_do_list
Apr 23, 2008 1:27 pm
to_do_list
Casa2
Casa2
24 April 2008

Vinyl with timber?

Vinyl with timber?

At work, we have vinyl in the open plan "kitchen" area. It looks great. Nice dark coour that almost has a dark stone look to it and is nice underfoot and very easy to…

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Casa2
Apr 24, 2008 1:31 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
28 April 2008

Are Perfect Timber Floors Top Dollar ?

Are Perfect Timber Floors Top Dollar ?

I'll ask around, I havent used them, or know of anyone who has.

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Adrian B
Apr 28, 2008 11:51 am
Adrian B
KarenB
KarenB
30 April 2008

Best place for floating timber floors in Melbourne ?

Best place for floating timber floors in Melbourne ?

We just checked out Western Distributors in Sunshine after looking at a lot of other places and we are going with them for our floating floor and carpet. They have a good…

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KarenB
Apr 30, 2008 10:46 am
arkraider
arkraider
30 April 2008

Larger floor tiles?

Larger floor tiles?

Our standard range allowed us to go to 450 x 450, so we found something we liked in that size.....

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arkraider
Apr 30, 2008 5:28 pm
arkraider
royalblue
royalblue
30 April 2008

Let’s talk about carpets!

Let’s talk about carpets!

At Christmas I had a client walk grease in on my carpet while visiting me. (in photo!) :evil: I’m yet to get it cleaned, as I also want to get the…

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royalblue
Apr 30, 2008 11:25 pm
royalblue
royalblue
30 April 2008

Stainmaster

Stainmaster

There are carpet cleaners and carpet cleaners! Its an unregulated industry, and anyone can set up biz with little or no knowledge. A trained tech will know which (out of…

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royalblue
May 01, 2008 12:00 am
oznow
oznow
1 May 2008

round edge tiles?

round edge tiles?

Hi bec how much the tiler charge you per sqm?

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oznow
May 01, 2008 2:58 pm
oznow
DeeElle
DeeElle
2 May 2008

Selection Day Tomorrow: Should We Upgrade Our Carpet?

Selection Day Tomorrow: Should We Upgrade Our Carpet?

A modern carpet sweeper is the best thing for those crumbs. 3M make a very good one. Also rubbermaid (I think). Sometimes a good old…

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DeeElle
May 03, 2008 12:41 am
DeeElle
Southies
Southies
3 May 2008

Winter and floating wooden floors

Winter and floating wooden floors

Not to mention the fact also that a lot of draughts come in via the gaps between the boards & skirtings. :(

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Southies
May 03, 2008 7:13 am
Southies
Helyn
Helyn
3 May 2008

our floating laminate boards are in

our floating laminate boards are in

Rochyip, I beg to differ. I would never do a separate colour for each room, I think that would look very disjointed. We want our house to flow through smoothly from…

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Helyn
May 03, 2008 9:44 am
Helyn
royalblue
royalblue
5 May 2008

LAYER

LAYER

I dunno, but in most cases, the contractor selling you the flooring is the logical one. Having said that, it does pay to be very assertive, and ask the contractor who is…

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royalblue
May 05, 2008 4:29 pm
ChrisL
ChrisL
5 May 2008

Pros & Cons of Different Flooring

Pros & Cons of Different Flooring

natbut, Of the 3 main bamboo types, strandwoven is best. It is the hardest, doesn't have the 'spotty' look, and the most solid-wood-looking. But it is more expensive…

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ChrisL
May 05, 2008 8:34 pm
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 11:25 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 10:11 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 10:28 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 10, 2008 12:25 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
9 May 2008

question about newly laid carpet

question about newly laid carpet
1, 2

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 10, 2008 12:35 am
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 11:06 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 9:46 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 1:44 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 10:30 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 6:08 pm
acm2269
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
18 May 2008

FINAL WORD ON TIMBER FLOATING FLOORBOARDS

FINAL WORD ON TIMBER FLOATING FLOORBOARDS

One tip I can give you is ......Dont put them in wet areas...including the kitchen. Reason, if you have a major water spill i.e. a flood of water from the dishwasher,…

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Kevin Brown
May 18, 2008 10:32 pm
Kevin Brown
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 20, 2008 12:09 am
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 12:19 pm
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 11:02 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 11:49 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 8:19 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 1:25 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 5:47 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 3:21 am
petal
petal
26 May 2008

Hardwood flooring - Opinions please

Hardwood flooring - Opinions please

Yep, we're after the same - real, not fake, that is glued down so it feels and sounds real. Also in suburban Melb - any suggestions???

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petal
May 26, 2008 11:46 pm
petal
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 1:59 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 4:57 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 31, 2008 12:39 am
VJ

If you've got decent wood I think it'd take a hippo in stilettos. Maybe this is part of the "obesity crisis" I've read about ? :wink: Seriously…

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to_do_list
May 31, 2008 12:29 pm
to_do_list
Arc
Arc
2 June 2008

Wood Flooring

Wood Flooring

Good quality bamboo (the stranded type) isn't cheap, you can get some hardwoods for a similar price. I'm still stuck on what flooring to put down myself, a guy at work…

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Arc
Jun 02, 2008 2:51 am
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 2:50 am

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