Flooring & Floor Covering
Builder mark up with flooring
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tiles and grout
Don't worry about sounding clueless. That's fine.... it makes me sound sooooo bloody great!
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 &…
From the photo, that looks very dark. I'd avoid a carpet that shade. Surely there's one a bit lighter that you like?
Apr 17, 2008 5:54 pm
Another question for Ash
Hurd's Carpet Cleaning
Phone: 0418 126 888
Contact: Rod Hurd
You could also try contacting Grout Perfect, and see if they have a…
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…
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
- dining and family room
This is based on…
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…
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…
Apr 24, 2008 1:31 pm
Larger floor tiles?
Our standard range allowed us to go to 450 x 450, so we found something we liked in that size.....
Let’s talk about carpets!
At Christmas I had a client walk grease in on my carpet while visiting me. (in photo!)
I’m yet to get it cleaned, as I also want to get the…
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…
May 01, 2008 2:58 pm
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…
May 03, 2008 9:44 am
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…
Pros & Cons of Different Flooring
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…
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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question about newly laid carpet
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. …
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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)...
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…
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…
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…
FINAL WORD ON TIMBER FLOATING FLOORBOARDS
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…