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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
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


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