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donuts
donuts
21 September 2007

Polished concrete floor

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…

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donuts
Sep 21, 2007 9:44 pm
donuts
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
23 September 2007

Slate Flooring

Slate Flooring

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 :shock: The same house…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 23, 2007 10:17 pm
Yak_Chat
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
DeeElle
DeeElle
6 October 2007

concrete flooring inquiry

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…

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DeeElle
Oct 06, 2007 8:38 pm
DeeElle
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
rellie
rellie
26 October 2007

Timber Laminate and Carpet query

Timber Laminate and Carpet query

I'm terrible..... :( I've changed my mind on our timber flooring-again. We originally chose the Boral Silkwood Spotted Gum flooring in the…

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rellie
Oct 26, 2007 7:45 pm
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
17 November 2007

Wrong Carpet Colour

Wrong Carpet Colour
1, 2

Ladyice, 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…

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royalblue
Nov 17, 2007 10:05 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
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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
28 November 2007

Karndean flooring

Karndean flooring

Adlse……shame you couldn’t get hubby to walk all over the slate before it was sealed with his boots on……and got the kids to play on it for a while. THAT would…

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Michelle
Nov 28, 2007 5:49 pm
Michelle
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
Adrian B
Adrian B
30 November 2007

Tiling costs

Tiling costs

There are a number of factors that need to be considered when paying for tiling. THing ssuch as the type of tile and size play a big role in costs, mainly due to…

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Adrian B
Nov 30, 2007 1:15 pm
Adrian B
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
brittany
brittany
5 December 2007

Flooring not coming on Monday .....

Flooring not coming on Monday .....

Mental note - don't go near carpet call. Sorry to hear of your stress BMP but glad you've built a bridge and moved on. Best of luck.

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brittany
Dec 05, 2007 7:17 pm
brittany
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
royalblue
royalblue
19 December 2007

blue carpets?

blue carpets?

OK so you don't like the blue, and its near new carpet. This may be your solution... http://www.revive.com.au/02-carpetdyeing.asp Depending on the type of carpet…

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royalblue
Dec 19, 2007 9:36 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
20 December 2007

Sanding/Polishing floor boards

Sanding/Polishing floor boards

And make sure you pull down and store any soft furnishings, curtains etc that might soak up the smell. It's *very* strong for a week and anything left out will get…

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Cabinfever
Dec 20, 2007 9:06 pm
Cabinfever
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
29 December 2007

How to raise sunken lounge and add floor boards

How to raise sunken lounge and add floor boards

You can just lay joists across the floor at 450mm centres on the sunken area. I'd probably just fill the cavity with insulation batts or similar. If the rest of the house…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 29, 2007 8:46 pm
Dukekamaya
royalblue
royalblue
7 January 2008

Carpet cleaning prices

Carpet cleaning prices

Our real estate agent recommended a carpet cleaner for after the movers…

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royalblue
Jan 07, 2008 8:05 am
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Michelle
Jan 09, 2008 6:29 am
Michelle
mek
mek
10 January 2008

Carpet colour help please!

Carpet colour help please!

I thought I was unique on this forum? :shock:

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mek
Jan 10, 2008 11:16 am
mek
Michelle
Michelle
12 January 2008

Wooden floors in the kitchen

Wooden floors in the kitchen

And hey, I never said to put carpet in there! :? Now I've got a bloody crook neck from looking sideways at your floor-plan. :evil: Maybe AussieBell…

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Michelle
Jan 12, 2008 7:43 pm
Michelle
wildflower_131
wildflower_131
13 January 2008

Opinions on what flooring would suit this room???

Opinions on what flooring would suit this room???

Michelle Wrote Can I suggest…..only suggest, that you paint the ceiling rafters/beams off white or white depending what you…

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wildflower_131
Jan 13, 2008 11:13 am
Helyn
Helyn
14 January 2008

Teenagers, substance abuse & carpet!!!!

Teenagers, substance abuse & carpet!!!!

Haha, they say dogs look like their owners :? Actually that is the real me in the photo, holding her. Only 5 weeks old, will be fully weaned and ready to collect in 1…

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Helyn
Jan 13, 2008 11:04 pm
Helyn

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