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parker
parker
29 January 2008

Name that finish

Name that finish

Seems you were right, thanks! The patching I've done isn't finished yet, but…

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parker
Jan 29, 2008 6:24 pm
parker
d@n
d@n
2 February 2008

100% nylon vs 100% wool carpet

100% nylon vs 100% wool carpet

I could line up some nylons with…

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d@n
Feb 02, 2008 9:13 am
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royalblue
Feb 10, 2008 10:22 pm
Michelle
Michelle
16 February 2008

Painting stairs

Painting stairs

:z: my pleasure

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Michelle
Feb 16, 2008 5:29 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
18 February 2008

Timber floating boards in Kitchen

Timber floating boards in Kitchen

I did my kitchen with 1000mm high benchtops which apparently is becoming more popular over the traditional 900mm - washing up is so much better not having…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 18, 2008 10:51 pm
Yak_Chat
DeeElle
DeeElle
19 February 2008

tiles

tiles

Choosing our bathroom colours was the hardest :shock: It was a fun day and amazingly we prefered a lot of their standard range rather than the…

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DeeElle
Feb 19, 2008 9:33 pm
DeeElle
royalblue
royalblue
22 February 2008

carpet laying costs

carpet laying costs

A very rough figure would be around $700-750 (about $30 per lineal metre). In many cases, if you are buying new carpet, they will give you a quote based on your…

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royalblue
Feb 21, 2008 11:25 pm
nzfiona
nzfiona
24 February 2008

Western Suburbs - Best Price!

Western Suburbs - Best Price!

Thanks - we might have a looksee ourselves! Fiona

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nzfiona
Feb 24, 2008 7:50 am
nzfiona
Minx
Minx
25 February 2008

Builder laying flooring?

Builder laying flooring?

Sorry perhaps I should have been more clear Cookie I can't ask the builder as we dont have a builder as yet, we are only looking around and I am…

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Minx
Feb 25, 2008 3:16 pm
royalblue
royalblue
25 February 2008

What Carpet should we choose?

What Carpet should we choose?

Gotta question if a timber floor is best in a billiard room? Noise factor, and possible dents to timber from flying billiard balls? :? I think from what I'm hearing…

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royalblue
Feb 25, 2008 7:30 pm
FionaL
FionaL
27 February 2008

Quote question

Quote question

Hi, I've had 2 different companies in to give me quotes on timber laminate floor boards and carpet but they've both come back with different measurements. 1 was a lot…

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FionaL
Feb 27, 2008 12:44 pm
Jo K
Jo K
29 February 2008

Wool loop carpet

Wool loop carpet
1, 2

OK. I'll see how quote comes up & go from there. Once again thanks for all your help. Jo

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Jo K
Feb 29, 2008 7:46 am
Jo K
royalblue
royalblue
2 March 2008

Terrazzo

Terrazzo

Terrazzo tiles don't quite have the same qualities of an installed terrazzo floor. Older 'classic' terrazzo has a cementitious base that is polished, whilst later…

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royalblue
Mar 02, 2008 4:35 pm
Kyle
Kyle
2 March 2008

Wood over tiles

Wood over tiles

Thanks Duke, Do you have any idea about the price of the flooring?? And what exactly is a "a moisture barrirer?

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Kyle
Mar 02, 2008 7:55 pm
bec
bec
2 March 2008

Haze on polished porcelain

Haze on polished porcelain

thankyou Ive seen this happen :evil: looks like a very informative article

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bec
Mar 02, 2008 10:45 pm
royalblue
royalblue
6 March 2008

Crocking rugs from IKEA

Crocking rugs from IKEA

Unfortunate but not surprising if the rug is bright red and has no backing!! I guess they're not designed to be placed on…

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royalblue
Mar 06, 2008 12:17 pm
royalblue
royalblue
7 March 2008

What flooring should I have??

What flooring should I have??

Main question here is how long do you realistically think you will live with the floorcoverings you choose. Some folk build on a limited budget, and fit basic…

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royalblue
Mar 07, 2008 10:45 pm
Michelle
Michelle
11 March 2008

LUKE!!!!

LUKE!!!!

Steve….that’s perfect! :D :D Just what I need…to see the colours! It’s unfortunately, something I have not bothered to get into…..timber and colours. Thank…

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Michelle
Mar 11, 2008 1:24 pm
Michelle
DeeElle
DeeElle
15 March 2008

Timber floor hardness

Timber floor hardness
1, 2

Ive seen some middle range quality laminate that looks ... simply put dreadful after 5 or so years. Plus it can't be sanded back. If you are planning on getting wood…

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DeeElle
Mar 14, 2008 11:58 pm
DeeElle
Michelle
Michelle
15 March 2008

Laminate v Vinyl - which is least smelly?

Laminate v Vinyl - which is least smelly?

After working with both these products I think the Laminate would be stronger and hang longer. But what Ash said is a good idea, although when you order your vinyl, it…

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Michelle
Mar 15, 2008 11:49 am
Michelle
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
15 March 2008

Spotted Gum

Spotted Gum

You get near the same amount of colour variation in an ironbark floor unless you go with a select grade

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Dukekamaya
Mar 15, 2008 5:53 pm
Dukekamaya
bec
bec
20 March 2008

carpet query

carpet query
1, 2

thankyou for your advice! :D

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bec
Mar 20, 2008 9:23 am
Michelle
Michelle
1 April 2008

* Floor Company

* Floor Company

I have to add here, the large franchise companies like, Carpet Court, Carpet Choice and the rest, aren’t all as bad as each other. Some are good, some are bad, it…

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Michelle
Apr 01, 2008 4:42 pm
Michelle
eimaj
eimaj
1 April 2008

Floating Floor on Stairs

Floating Floor on Stairs
1, 2

I'm hoping to get floating flooring done on my stairs and someone said to me that I need to be careful its not a tripping hazard if the stairs…

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eimaj
Apr 01, 2008 5:18 pm
haywgl
haywgl
2 April 2008

Carpet :)

Carpet :)

Thanks Ash :) Looking at that site I'm thinking Bedrooms/Upstairs living - Nylon/Wool blend in either Cut Pile twist or Cut PIle Plush AND Study/Downstairs…

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haywgl
Apr 02, 2008 7:59 pm
haywgl
pasey25
pasey25
6 April 2008

Carpet or Timber staircase

Carpet or Timber staircase
1, 2

thats the problem. I have to know enough to know when they…

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pasey25
Apr 06, 2008 4:49 pm
pasey25
sirgoat
sirgoat
6 April 2008

To DIY or Not to DIY - that is the Question!

To DIY or Not to DIY - that is the Question!

did our own floating floor over floor boards, basically the final job will more or less hang on how flat and solid the floor underneath is. We had a dip in our kitchen…

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sirgoat
Apr 06, 2008 8:46 pm
snistr
snistr
7 April 2008

Builder mark up with flooring

Builder mark up with flooring

Hi Guys, I to am going to build with PD but the dilemma i have is that if i get my own tiler, i still need to use PD for the wet areas and i want to put the same tiles…

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snistr
Apr 07, 2008 2:56 pm
Michelle
Michelle
7 April 2008

Another one bites the dust!

Another one bites the dust!

Things have been tough all round in the building industry! Brintons carpets are one of the best you will buy, but also one of the most expensive! I have hard time…

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Michelle
Apr 07, 2008 8:46 pm
Michelle
commodorenut
commodorenut
8 April 2008

Filling gaps in floorboards

Filling gaps in floorboards

We had the same prob, and there are 3 DIY appoaches you can take. First method is to remove the skirting boards & refit them down lower, against the floor. This has 3…

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commodorenut
Apr 08, 2008 8:35 am
commodorenut
DeeElle
DeeElle
8 April 2008

Timber flooring - fading, cracking etc

Timber flooring - fading, cracking etc

We initially considered hydronic heating and several people told us to avoid wooden floors ... not only the wood but the surface polish can be affected by changes to floor…

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DeeElle
Apr 08, 2008 12:48 pm
DeeElle
abroun
abroun
8 April 2008

All about flooring – wooden floors (part 1)

All about flooring – wooden floors (part 1)

Personally, I am not familiar with either of those floorings, but judging by the description I found online any of them suits your requirements (they can be laid on…

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abroun
Apr 08, 2008 10:32 pm
royalblue
royalblue
11 April 2008

Another Question for Ash....

Another Question for Ash....

OK have had a look here http://www.rubberflooring.com.au/prodinfo/features.htm It is a very durable surface, and quite practical in many ways. However, you might need…

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royalblue
Apr 11, 2008 7:43 pm
bec
bec
13 April 2008

Tiles and grout

Tiles and grout

Don't worry about sounding clueless. That's fine.... it makes me sound sooooo bloody great! LOL :lol:

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bec
Apr 13, 2008 8:19 pm
royalblue
royalblue
15 April 2008

Slate

Slate

Hi Tang, You already have slate through the house, and like it.....fine. With the new room, why not carpet it instead, so you can also enjoy the warmth, softness &…

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royalblue
Apr 15, 2008 10:53 am
royalblue
royalblue
15 April 2008

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

From the photo, that looks very dark. I'd avoid a carpet that shade. Surely there's one a bit lighter that you like? :?

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royalblue
Apr 15, 2008 11:16 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
17 April 2008

Nice rugs!

Nice rugs!

not a post by…

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to_do_list
Apr 17, 2008 2:46 pm
to_do_list
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 4:54 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 17, 2008 11:51 pm
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 8:03 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 8:39 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 3:03 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 7:34 pm
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to_do_list
Apr 23, 2008 12:27 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 12:31 pm
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 4:28 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 10:25 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
Apr 30, 2008 11:00 pm
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 1:58 pm
oznow


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