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royalblue
royalblue
4 July 2007

Solution Dyed Nylon vs Stainmaster

Solution Dyed Nylon vs Stainmaster

Hi Kim, Yes it can be confusing. All the more because frankly, there are precious few carpet salespeople that have the slightest clue about the real serviceability and…

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royalblue
Jul 04, 2007 1:08 am
vpande
vpande
12 July 2007

another bamboo question

another bamboo question

Hi Budwah, I have chosen the woven bamboo in 'natural' finish(dont have it yet)... although 'natural' its quite dark colour... and will darken with time. this is the…

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vpande
Jul 12, 2007 8:07 pm
royalblue
royalblue
14 July 2007

Cost of a wool carpet

Cost of a wool carpet

http://www.cavbrem.com.au/cbconsumer/in ... 4E8E5E8406 There's some to look at. Cavalier Bremworth make some of the better sisal style carpets. I'm not a great fan…

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royalblue
Jul 14, 2007 9:02 pm
jola
jola
15 July 2007

Kitchen Flooring- vinyls suitable??

Kitchen Flooring- vinyls suitable??
1, 2, 3

Yep will look into it as well. I have time on my hands. Jola

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jola
Jul 15, 2007 9:34 am
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
15 July 2007

Porter D Flooring options

Porter D Flooring options

Hi penjay and seak I have changed my mind on the flooring type altogether now after receiving some honest information from a salesperson. The flooring I was…

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uncle_ant
Jul 15, 2007 11:48 pm
uncle_ant
Cookiemonster
Cookiemonster
25 July 2007

Removing Slate

Removing Slate

For $3500 I'd tend towards getting the slate pulled up. Did you get anymore quotes?

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Cookiemonster
Jul 25, 2007 7:08 am
mek
mek
5 August 2007

Underfloor Heating

Underfloor Heating

I think what you're after is in-slab heating, what is called "hydronic" is usually panels on walls, although I believe they are both hydronic, they work on the same principle.

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mek
Aug 05, 2007 5:18 pm
mek
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
12 August 2007

Slippery ceramic floor?!

Slippery ceramic floor?!

Thanks Tibor! I dont' usually use vinegar and ammonia together in the same bucket. If I've been doing a lot of deep frying, typically I will mop with ammonia & hot…

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stonecutter1309
Aug 12, 2007 7:56 am
stonecutter1309
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 August 2007

Timber / Bamboo Flooring Durability

Timber / Bamboo Flooring Durability

All timber floors will mark. I've had 100 year old jarrah with Polyurathane on them and they still marked with shoes and furniture being moved on it. Take it as part…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 13, 2007 6:27 pm
Yak_Chat
eimaj
eimaj
17 August 2007

Polished porcelain tiles for kitchen floors

Polished porcelain tiles for kitchen floors

Thanks again so much Ash - your advice has been great :) Eimaj

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eimaj
Aug 17, 2007 1:25 pm
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
21 August 2007

Timber Flooring (on slab)

Timber Flooring (on slab)

Hi everyone, when we renovated about 6 years ago we used solid Grey Ironbark timber which we selected for its colour and hardness. We had a pro install it directly onto…

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PhoenixStar
Aug 21, 2007 10:29 pm
PhoenixStar
eimaj
eimaj
22 August 2007

HIgh Gloss Timber Laminate

HIgh Gloss Timber Laminate

I'm interested to know too - what is an engineered wood floating floor? :) Eimaj

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eimaj
Aug 22, 2007 3:00 pm
TraceyE
TraceyE
25 August 2007

Solid Timber Flooring **Be aware**

Solid Timber Flooring **Be aware**

Hi Minx, Just interested to know how you got on? Did you get this resolved? TraceyE

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TraceyE
Aug 25, 2007 10:15 am
colinC
colinC
30 August 2007

Anyone know a Timber Flooring Supplier in Melbourne?

Anyone know a Timber Flooring Supplier in Melbourne?

Not a problem Eimaj. Plumbing is quite straightforward with a standard size waste. There are many already installed around Melbourne regards Colin

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colinC
Aug 30, 2007 3:49 pm
eimaj
eimaj
5 September 2007

Laminate floating floor - are you happy with it?

Laminate floating floor - are you happy with it?

We have laminate boards but have upgraded from the white foam underlay that seems to come free with all laminate boards in WA to a thicker…

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eimaj
Sep 05, 2007 6:19 pm
Sallyho
Sallyho
19 September 2007

Fake Timber Flooring

Fake Timber Flooring

Check out the following websites, not all the information you probably need but none the less a start. Hope they're of use........?!

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Sallyho
Sep 19, 2007 5:12 pm
eimaj
eimaj
25 September 2007

Removal of floor tiles

Removal of floor tiles

Thanks Luke :D Eimaj

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eimaj
Sep 25, 2007 1:46 pm
_Al_
_Al_
28 September 2007

Nail gun bends nails in hardwood

Nail gun bends nails in hardwood

Setting the pressure higher might help, I know mine runs around 120psi. That said, yeah, it's called hardwood for a reason. Perhaps try predrilling and nail by hand....

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_Al_
Sep 28, 2007 6:58 am
robenkel
robenkel
28 September 2007

Tiler Recommendations

Tiler Recommendations

we are in western sydney, so think sutherland area would be a little too far for a tiler to travel! I have made numerous phone calls to tilers and have come up with one i…

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robenkel
Sep 28, 2007 10:39 am
Michelle
Michelle
2 October 2007

Karndean Flooring

Karndean Flooring

Boy……you were really missed!! :? Try this thread….https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.p ... t=karndean Hope this helps you in regards to Karndean. :D

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Michelle
Oct 02, 2007 3:18 pm
Michelle
br53
br53
4 October 2007

Concrete Slab

Concrete Slab

I'd put down a thin layer of self-levelling compound just to be safe. Better than boards squeaking up and down. Don't forget your moisture…

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br53
Oct 04, 2007 8:19 am
br53
br53
4 October 2007

No Glue Laminate Flooring

No Glue Laminate Flooring

That's comforting to hear. Perhaps some of my stress lines will disappear now. That's a good point too. If I was bothered enough, I think I would unclick and replace.…

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br53
Oct 04, 2007 9:43 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
4 October 2007

Can anyone tell me what type of floor this is please?

Can anyone tell me what type of floor this is please?

Tassie Oak is a mix of , Alpine Ash, Mountain Ash and Messmate Stringybark. ( Eucalyptus delegatensis / Eucalyptus regnans / Eucalyptus obliqua) Vic Ash ( mix ) should…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 04, 2007 7:18 pm
Dukekamaya
adamtram
adamtram
13 October 2007

Formica Timber Laminate Flooring - Any Experience??

Formica Timber Laminate Flooring - Any Experience??

Hi ricci, Just wondering how you got on with your flooring we are thinking of puting the Formica laminate Luxe Teak color. From people i have spoken to it is a very good…

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adamtram
Oct 13, 2007 1:24 pm
adamtram
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
25 October 2007

Nail or Glue Quads

Nail or Glue Quads

Agreed with the last two replies, just stick to nails only. Glue would be quite messy and you will find that the walls are not dead straight so nailing will allow you to…

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uncle_ant
Oct 25, 2007 10:29 pm
uncle_ant
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
26 October 2007

Solid floating or engineered floating? Kempas or Blackbutt?

Solid floating or engineered floating? Kempas or Blackbutt?

See if you can find out more about acoustic underlay for timber and put it to the developer. It can't hurt to try. Good Luck! :D

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PhoenixStar
Oct 26, 2007 4:32 pm
PhoenixStar
uncle_ant
uncle_ant
26 October 2007

Turning a carpet off-cut into a floor rug

Turning a carpet off-cut into a floor rug

Thanks all for the replies. I will do some calling around now I know it can be done. The carpet is a solution dyed nylon brand new, approx 3.6 x 2.8 metres in a…

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uncle_ant
Oct 26, 2007 8:52 pm
uncle_ant
royalblue
royalblue
30 October 2007

Eternity from Carpet Choice, good?

Eternity from Carpet Choice, good?

Continued... 3. Is nylon better than everything else for stain removal? Not really. This is…

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royalblue
Oct 30, 2007 11:04 am
royalblue
royalblue
8 November 2007

Choosing Carpet

Choosing Carpet

In our last place we purchased the Bridgestone blue underlay which was top of the range... It was luxuriously soft underfoot, for sure, but…

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royalblue
Nov 08, 2007 12:35 pm
royalblue
royalblue
18 November 2007

Is it possible to scotchguard your carpets later?

Is it possible to scotchguard your carpets later?

Note to self.... Will come back and write a bit about 'understanding surface tension, and how to remove spots & spills' later. Teaser..... most people want a 'quick…

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royalblue
Nov 18, 2007 4:01 pm
FionaL
FionaL
18 November 2007

Sante Fe 2

Sante Fe 2

Thanks! We have a 2yo and 10 month old so we're only getting it in the bedrooms, rumpus room and childs retreat. Stain resistant sounds great :lol: We're only planning on…

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FionaL
Nov 18, 2007 9:55 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
19 November 2007

Is a grout sealer required?

Is a grout sealer required?

thanx guys! All taken on board...

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mattwalker
Nov 19, 2007 10:48 pm
mattwalker
arkraider
arkraider
20 November 2007

Carpet - responsibility between inspection and handover

Carpet - responsibility between inspection and handover

If Carlisle use their heads, :shock: which ahsn't been too apparent lately as I read your blog, but the installers/plasterers should at the very least as stated in ealier post…

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arkraider
Nov 20, 2007 12:11 pm
arkraider
Michelle
Michelle
20 November 2007

Blaxland essex

Blaxland essex

How much per lineal 2m. And is your twist pile a wool?? 80/20…..100% or Nylon?

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Michelle
Nov 20, 2007 1:25 pm
Michelle
_Al_
_Al_
21 November 2007

Davco ProLevel

Davco ProLevel

The levelling stuff is for concrete. I think you will probably have to nail down cement sheet in the areas to be slated, same as tiles. Although i don't know how slate…

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_Al_
Nov 21, 2007 7:28 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 November 2007

boards and door frames

boards and door frames

Lol - All of them are funny posts. hmm - or is that boards ? Steve

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Yak_Chat
Nov 23, 2007 11:32 pm
Yak_Chat
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
26 November 2007

Pre-finished hardwood floor vs pre-finished timber floating

Pre-finished hardwood floor vs pre-finished timber floating
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I can't say I've heard of it. We don't go too much into different brands of floor finishs'. There are that many its not funny. I personally used Intergrain tung-oil on my…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 26, 2007 12:50 pm
Dukekamaya
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
28 November 2007

Grout Brands

Grout Brands

Robenkel, i agree with Al, the web will not be true to the colour. Take your tiles and colour selections down with you so that you can put them up against the grout…

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PhoenixStar
Nov 28, 2007 9:36 am
PhoenixStar
Michelle
Michelle
29 November 2007

Flooting Floorboards

Flooting Floorboards

MT2007....welcome to the forum!!! :D

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Michelle
Nov 29, 2007 2:54 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
1 December 2007

Carpet for snooker room.

Carpet for snooker room.

Kezza not too many people would know what tip sheared was……well done! :D

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Michelle
Dec 01, 2007 7:35 am
Michelle
royalblue
royalblue
1 December 2007

Technical info TILES

Technical info TILES

http://www.aquamix.com.au/files/Aqua_Ch ... ber_07.pdf For those interested, the link is to a newsletter regarding common problems in the field to do with tiles. It…

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royalblue
Dec 01, 2007 7:58 pm
royalblue
royalblue
2 December 2007

What should I be looking for?

What should I be looking for?

Ray, the style of carpet you are describing sounds like a tip sheared carpet. It is tufted with the squares made by making two different height loops, and afterwards, the…

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royalblue
Dec 02, 2007 2:44 pm
VJ
VJ
4 December 2007

Timber flooring to 1st floor.. what are your thoughts?

Timber flooring to 1st floor.. what are your thoughts?

Can you show us the floorplan? Maybe we can look at what are the most appropriate floor-coverings in your case. Ash, I'll post the…

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VJ
Dec 04, 2007 12:49 pm
VJ
royalblue
royalblue
9 December 2007

Nylon versus 80/20 carpet?

Nylon versus 80/20 carpet?

Yes, there may be. Keep your ear to the ground for 'warehouse sales' in your area. Maybe call Brintons to find local stockists or commercial contract suppliers. As they…

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royalblue
Dec 09, 2007 5:06 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 December 2007

ASH??????

ASH??????

Ray, you are quite right! My post was intended to address the principles of FIRST AID No pun intended of course :D Poor old glen and…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 10, 2007 11:08 pm
Yak_Chat
DY
DY
16 December 2007

Help with colour of wood!

Help with colour of wood!

Hi Jet, Please also take into consideration the Janka rating (or hardness of the timber). You may have a copy of this brochure if you have been in a timber shop. If…

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DY
Dec 16, 2007 5:18 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 December 2007

Myth Buster

Myth Buster

:D :D :D That's better Ash - a much more entertaining reply :D

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Yak_Chat
Dec 17, 2007 10:41 pm
Yak_Chat


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