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EGGENZ
EGGENZ
6 September 2006

Painting Ceramic Floor Tiles

Painting Ceramic Floor Tiles

G'day "BRO" There is no foolproof way of painting floor tiles; the coating is always going to come off. However, the best way is to; lighltly sand them, to remove…

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EGGENZ
Sep 06, 2006 9:53 pm
EGGENZ
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eugenekirmani
Sep 22, 2006 12:12 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
26 September 2006

new floorboards

new floorboards

The other finish you are talking about is tung oil. This gives a low sheen natural look to the floor, although provides no actual protection from scratches or dings. Yes…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 26, 2006 4:21 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 September 2006

bamboo flooring

bamboo flooring

A neat trick is to get a sample of the bamboo flooring you are thinking of buying. Put it through hell, try scratch it using household…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 27, 2006 7:22 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 December 2006

Floorboards and vinal

Floorboards and vinal

It depends on the difference in floor height you need to mate - but as said masonite is usually the way to go.

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Dukekamaya
Dec 27, 2006 8:07 pm
Dukekamaya
bunoluvas
bunoluvas
8 January 2007

Uniclick/Quickstep Flooring Query

Uniclick/Quickstep Flooring Query

Lovely, Thanks Michelle. It seems I have so many questions as we near building completion so good advise is always apreciated.

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bunoluvas
Jan 08, 2007 6:56 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
9 January 2007

Creaky Floorboards

Creaky Floorboards

you need to get under the house first with someone on top and work out exactly where they are creaking - it may be as simple as screwing some 'chocks' to the joists under…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 09, 2007 11:44 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
9 January 2007

Tiles Or Floorboards

Tiles Or Floorboards

only you can really decide that - its your place after all. Your looking at 2 completely different feels and looks. The floors running perpendicular is not a problem, you…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 09, 2007 11:46 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
14 January 2007

Tung Oil - have you had it? Would you have it again?

Tung Oil - have you had it? Would you have it again?

Putting an acrylic polymer sealer over TUNG oil is a messy business and not neccessary. It requires stripping before recoating which involves a lot of water on the floor…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 14, 2007 8:24 pm
Dukekamaya
barnsey
barnsey
14 January 2007

Does anyone know a better brand of polyurethane finish?

Does anyone know a better brand of polyurethane finish?

the new two pack polly's that i use and made by toby's are all solvent based and have come along way from the early years,wattle 7008 used to yellow up faily quickley but…

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barnsey
Jan 14, 2007 9:43 pm
sehnaz1
sehnaz1
15 January 2007

Uneven Floor

Uneven Floor

The uneven floor is almost repaired so my focus now is on the type of carpet we get and more importantly the type of underlay we use. I have managed to scrape most of…

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sehnaz1
Jan 15, 2007 8:08 am
barnsey
barnsey
16 January 2007

Timber flooring: Floor Prep Cost

Timber flooring: Floor Prep Cost

Is this floor quoted to lay over a concrete floor or partical board floor. I do Blackbutt Standard Grade 80mm x 19mm Solid Tongue & Groove Timber Flooring…

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barnsey
Jan 16, 2007 9:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 January 2007

Different types of floorboards

Different types of floorboards

Which prices? Prices can vary greatly within species with different grades and widths. Generally 80mm (secret nail) feature and standard and 130mm (top nail) feature are…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 17, 2007 8:02 pm
Dukekamaya
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Budwah
Jan 24, 2007 8:01 pm
Michelle
Michelle
29 January 2007

Ikea laminate flooring

Ikea laminate flooring

I haven’t had anything to do with the brands they are offering. BUT I do know there are good and bad in all selections. If I were you I would get a sample of their…

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Michelle
Jan 29, 2007 8:31 pm
Michelle
bunoluvas
bunoluvas
30 January 2007

Laminate Flooring installation costs?

Laminate Flooring installation costs?

hi momoklick, Well this all depends on what you choose. We are putting 80m2 into our house so will just calculate the cost for your 12m2... Please note this is a…

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bunoluvas
Jan 29, 2007 11:38 pm
Time has come
Time has come
31 January 2007

Eco timber flooring pre-finished

Eco timber flooring pre-finished

I'll give them a try. I drove there on Saturday but found they don't open then, should have phoned.

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Time has come
Jan 31, 2007 9:34 pm
NeilD
NeilD
24 February 2007

General cost of laying tiles

General cost of laying tiles

Just read that this form of underlay contains a crystalline silica which is considered by some countries as cancer causing.....!!!This is a…

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NeilD
Feb 24, 2007 8:25 pm
zumanity
zumanity
4 March 2007

cheap new loop pile carpet in newcastle nsw?

cheap new loop pile carpet in newcastle nsw?

thanks michelle. weve been looking around our area here and have found a few places that sell budget and secondhand carpet. we have decided we want new stuff so we know…

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zumanity
Mar 04, 2007 5:20 pm
md2007
md2007
11 March 2007

Any one had experience/advice on using vinyl plank?

Any one had experience/advice on using vinyl plank?

Hi Matt, Thank you very much for that!!! Again! :) :lol: That does help a great deal. At the moment the vinyl planks are ahead of the running for us, both for the look…

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md2007
Mar 11, 2007 5:43 am
lindajane
lindajane
19 March 2007

Elesgo Superloss Lamnate flooring in need

Elesgo Superloss Lamnate flooring in need

thanks for getting back to me, do you mind telling me what the laminate brand was and where you found it, i wouldnt mind looking into it, as i still havent found anything…

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lindajane
Mar 19, 2007 8:47 pm
Bud977
Bud977
23 March 2007

Cost of laying carpet

Cost of laying carpet

I just bought some carpet today. The price included an installation price of $25 per lineal metre. A lineal metre is 1m x width of the roll, which is 3.66m. We are…

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Bud977
Mar 23, 2007 6:52 pm
carpet man
carpet man
30 March 2007

Tiling or painting over old cork floor

Tiling or painting over old cork floor

I have a cork floor in my kitchen (laid c. 1987). Does anyone have any ideas or experience with laying over the top of it and how I would prepare…

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carpet man
Mar 30, 2007 10:56 am
Jazz
Jazz
31 March 2007

Carpet underlay - rubber vs. foam?

Carpet underlay - rubber vs. foam?

Thanks, maddas. Which is the best type out of the Dunlop range? How can you tell which is better? By looking at the density of the ribs?

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Jazz
Mar 31, 2007 9:26 am
pasey25
pasey25
13 April 2007

Approx cost of laying, sanding and coating floor boards?

Approx cost of laying, sanding and coating floor boards?

I've been trying to find this out too. I've seen some things quoting anywhere from from $45 to $80 even up as high as $100 a square meter. am going to the home show…

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pasey25
Apr 13, 2007 8:04 pm
pasey25
royalblue
royalblue
15 April 2007

No Carpet at all?

No Carpet at all?

Hi Sassy, Just discovered this forum and read your query. I have a different angle on your proposal, and would suggest you reconsider. All types of floorcoverings…

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royalblue
Apr 15, 2007 7:18 pm
royalblue
royalblue
15 April 2007

Cleaning Ceramic Tiles

Cleaning Ceramic Tiles

Hi there, The answer is firstly to have your tiled floors professionally cleaned to remove the build up of soiling and grime that invariably…

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royalblue
Apr 15, 2007 7:36 pm
royalblue
royalblue
16 April 2007

Floorboards - What Finish?

Floorboards - What Finish?

I can share my experience of having a poly finish applied to our home a couple of years ago.... I should have known better, but agreed to the contractor we'd chosen who…

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royalblue
Apr 16, 2007 2:09 am
royalblue
royalblue
16 April 2007

Pros and Cons of Bamboo Flooring

Pros and Cons of Bamboo Flooring

Hi X, Timber flooring has the obvious natural beauty that characterises a timber floor. Quality bamboo flooring is very hard and durable, and has a different more…

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royalblue
Apr 16, 2007 2:29 am
royalblue
royalblue
16 April 2007

Rug or carpet???

Rug or carpet???

G'day Mike, I high density quality carpet will suit the room best. I don't like multi-layered floorcoverings. A rug on top of tiles can look tacky and the rug can…

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royalblue
Apr 16, 2007 2:41 am
vpande
vpande
16 April 2007

Current tiling styles-suggestions please

Current tiling styles-suggestions please

Thank you for all your suggestions. Matt's flooring looks great and I have now got a sample of rectangular floor tiles. One of the display homes had a nice arrangement in…

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vpande
Apr 16, 2007 9:21 pm
Bud977
Bud977
17 April 2007

Skirting below tiles?

Skirting below tiles?

I can see that putting on the skirting last is essential for timber floors. This allows room for expansion under the skirting. You have a good point, Ray. There may be…

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Bud977
Apr 17, 2007 8:49 am
shooey
shooey
17 April 2007

Sisal carpet with pets?!

Sisal carpet with pets?!

Thanks Ash The rest of the new house is tiled, we currently have laminated floorboards and thought they havn't been damaged by the dogs zoomies we decided to go…

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shooey
Apr 17, 2007 12:55 pm
royalblue
royalblue
19 April 2007

Ceramic vs porcelin

Ceramic vs porcelin

Many terms used to described tiles are interchangeable and mean different things to different people, and that includes retailers and professionals. To make things really…

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royalblue
Apr 19, 2007 6:58 am
royalblue
royalblue
20 April 2007

Getting custom tiles to match existing tiles

Getting custom tiles to match existing tiles

Realised that after I posted and was editing when you replied!.... For some dumb reason, I thought it was wall tiles you were talking about. Have changed my post to…

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royalblue
Apr 20, 2007 11:18 pm
royalblue
royalblue
21 April 2007

About to build home: Tiles or Wood flooring ?

About to build home: Tiles or Wood flooring ?

Just to throw another option into the equation.............. I am constantly in people's homes talking with them about their floorcoverings. I get lots of feedback and…

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royalblue
Apr 21, 2007 11:38 am
royalblue
royalblue
21 April 2007

Tiler in Perth

Tiler in Perth

Sam Torre is an excellent tiler and is highly recommended. Like any good tiler though, he's flat out, so you'll be lucky if you can get him. Sam lives in Noranda and…

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royalblue
Apr 21, 2007 7:19 pm
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
23 April 2007

DIY boards

DIY boards

thanks for that i will give hime a call.

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off2theburbs
Apr 23, 2007 7:12 pm
kasiakm
kasiakm
24 April 2007

Flooring - interloc floating timber vs laminate

Flooring - interloc floating timber vs laminate

We've decided to use either floating laminate or floating timber in our living areas. Does anyone know what the price of either is per square…

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kasiakm
Apr 24, 2007 5:33 pm
royalblue
royalblue
27 April 2007

what floor prep for tiles

what floor prep for tiles

Hi Pedro, I'm a little curious..... Are the cork tiles in poor condition? Is there a particular reason for wanting to remove them? I ask because many people I've…

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royalblue
Apr 27, 2007 12:28 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 May 2007

Floor irregularities Question

Floor irregularities Question

Yep, and now his assignment is almost done and he did not even have to think :(

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Yak_Chat
May 08, 2007 1:11 pm
Yak_Chat
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
16 May 2007

Cost to rejuvinate & repolish

Cost to rejuvinate & repolish

Thanks. Looks like the cost to polish is about the same for cheap carpet. That's good news :-)

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Cabinfever
May 16, 2007 7:34 pm
Cabinfever
royalblue
royalblue
16 May 2007

S.O.S... carpet cleaning experts

S.O.S... carpet cleaning experts

Not a problem, I run a forum for the carpet cleaning and tile/grout cleaning industry, and so have a fairly wide network of contacts throughout Australia. For…

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royalblue
May 16, 2007 10:52 pm
perryr
perryr
17 May 2007

My fear of going for floor tiles

My fear of going for floor tiles

We've decided to go with tile - we have them in our current house, and they do the job very well. The only thing I'm not happy about it that the particular tiles we…

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perryr
May 17, 2007 8:17 am
royalblue
royalblue
17 May 2007

Carpet Laying Melbourne

Carpet Laying Melbourne

Hi, Firstly, you are probably better off buying your carpet with laying included in the deal, so the carpet supplier can arrange the laying included in the overall…

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royalblue
May 17, 2007 11:34 pm
Michelle
Michelle
18 May 2007

Check out this site….

Check out this site….

www.adamsfloorcoatings.com.au This is popular in the States and Europe, and will soon sweep over Oz land. I’m very happy to promote Adam, he is extremely fussy…

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Michelle
May 18, 2007 1:09 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
22 May 2007

Slip resistant products for timber flooring???

Slip resistant products for timber flooring???

Hey Adam……nice to see you found the forum!!!! I hope you will pop in often and help out with the solid surface problems! :D

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Michelle
May 22, 2007 10:37 am
Michelle
HappyHome
HappyHome
30 May 2007

Boral Silkwood Flooring

Boral Silkwood Flooring

Any opinions on this brand of flooring? Thanks :D

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HappyHome
May 30, 2007 4:37 pm
Lyn
Lyn
10 June 2007

Prefinished Kempas - unmixed?

Prefinished Kempas - unmixed?

When putting down a new floor don't forget the environmental impact. Kempas comes from forests in Malaysia and Indonesia - not exactly known for sustainable forest…

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Lyn
Jun 10, 2007 11:22 pm
double07
double07
14 June 2007

Cost of Carpets, Tiles

Cost of Carpets, Tiles

We're probably not the norm but we got some cheap as discontinued nylon carpet for $7 sqm for Le Cornu (SA). All up including underlay and installation we'll be paying…

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double07
Jun 14, 2007 3:17 pm


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