Flooring & Floor Covering
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…
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…
Solution Dyed Nylon vs Stainmaster
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…
another bamboo question
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…
Jul 13, 2007 1:31 pm
Jul 15, 2007 10:34 am
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…
For $3500 I'd tend towards getting the slate pulled up. Did you get anymore quotes?
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.
Slippery ceramic floor?!
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…
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…
Aug 17, 2007 2:25 pm
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…
Aug 22, 2007 4:00 pm
Sep 03, 2007 1:02 pm
Floating or real floor boards - cost?
We had Trulock in our last house ( I think it was called trugrid then) and it wore really well. Only a few scratches round the table. It was the most expensive but was…
Sep 05, 2007 7:19 pm
We asked PD if they'd tack on the skirting boards for us so they could be removed after handover when our timber floors went in. They said no - that in order to get the…
Floor tiles - by builder or tiler?
Thanks for the info.
Are the costs that you mentioned for porcelain tiles? When we went to Beaumont, they told us that laying porcelain tiles would cost…
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........?!
Polished concrete floor
I think they look great too!
No idea about maintenance/longevity, but I think I've heard that they are the best type of floor to have hydronic / slab heating…
I've had a house surrounded by slate with 2 metre wide verandahs but it needs to be maintained as Ed says - especially when the horses walked across it
The same house…
Sep 25, 2007 2:46 pm
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....
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…
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…
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.…
Oct 04, 2007 10:43 am
concrete flooring inquiry
We are building a new home and are looking for a good concrete company that will allow us to pick the aggregate and concrete for the mix (foundation). We would like to…
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…
Timber Laminate and Carpet query
I've changed my mind on our timber flooring-again.
We originally chose the Boral Silkwood Spotted Gum flooring in the…
In our last place we purchased the Bridgestone blue underlay which was top of the range... It was luxuriously soft underfoot, for sure, but…
Wrong Carpet Colour
This may have been a blessing in disguise!
I'm not sure about the specs of the carpet you got as opposed to the 'thicker' one you wanted, but the lower…
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 We're only planning on…
How much per lineal 2m.
And is your twist pile a wool??
80/20…..100% or Nylon?