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meowsy
meowsy
30 July 2014

Floating Novalis Vinyl in Far North Qld

Floating Novalis Vinyl in Far North Qld

In preparation for renovating a unit in the tropics, (it will be an investment/holiday unit) I'm trying to choose flooring. I really like the look of the Novalis click…

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meowsy
Jul 30, 2014 4:07 pm
meowsy
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Sydney-build
Jul 30, 2014 2:20 pm
Sydney-build
Tracey17
Tracey17
28 July 2014

Help.. Will 330cm tiles look to small in a large area

Help.. Will 330cm tiles look to small in a large area

Hi tracey17 For my house we choose 600x600 polished porcelain tiles for the fact that we hate the look of too much grout lines. I must say it…

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Tracey17
Jul 28, 2014 3:44 pm
Tracey17
JB1
JB1
26 July 2014

Engineered timber flooring?

Engineered timber flooring?

What about a third option of asking the carpenter to tack on the skirting and getting the painter to paint it as per normal (but without running a bead of no more gaps…

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JB1
Jul 26, 2014 7:48 pm
RedHotMike
RedHotMike
26 July 2014

Cleaning polished porcelain tiles

Cleaning polished porcelain tiles

I was recommended a 50/50 mix of cheap white vinegar and hot water many years ago. It has never let me down and is cheap + less chemicals is a good thing IMO.

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RedHotMike
Jul 26, 2014 6:21 pm
Frenchie
Frenchie
21 July 2014

Floor tiles to go with hogs bristle half walls

Floor tiles to go with hogs bristle half walls

Hi Stewie D, Sorry my pic wasn't added properly! here is the tile we chose for all main flooring (smaller version for wet areas).

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Frenchie
Jul 21, 2014 2:28 pm
IcanBuildit
IcanBuildit
17 July 2014

Underlay - optimum density and height

Underlay - optimum density and height

I'm a new member here, and I've read a few posts about underlay and carpets. However, I'm still unsure as to what minimum density I should be looking for? We're about to…

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IcanBuildit
Jul 17, 2014 9:11 pm
IcanBuildit
joyfulbuilder
joyfulbuilder
15 July 2014

Jarrah, hardwood

Jarrah, hardwood

I will Stewie - and I totally agree about the light walls. Although bright darker toned colours work too, but that's not our current style. We have also chosen white…

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joyfulbuilder
Jul 15, 2014 4:01 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
15 July 2014

Combining polished concrete and timber floors

Combining polished concrete and timber floors

While not a great fan of polished concrete - you'd think you could get a happy link beteen the two flooring styles. But agree on the toes issue ... :) Nothing worse than…

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Saint Mike
Jul 15, 2014 2:52 pm
Saint Mike
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 July 2014

Outdoor Terrace tiling

Outdoor Terrace tiling

Photos would be a lot of help here... and if you are unhappy with the work or it is sub-standard don't pay him - simple. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 13, 2014 3:53 pm
imprsv
imprsv
30 June 2014

Timber Floor Advice

Timber Floor Advice

Hi All, I have just purchased a new house in West Footscray, VIC. As a part of my initial renovation i will be gutting the kitchen and the floor coverings. Currently we…

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imprsv
Jun 30, 2014 4:12 pm
sco77k
sco77k
26 June 2014

Floating floor over tiles - skirting issue

Floating floor over tiles - skirting issue

Hi Stewie, it's strand woven 'coffee' bamboo from Strand Woven Flooring in Brisbane. I had a local company called AM Flooring install it who did a great job.

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sco77k
Jun 26, 2014 2:44 pm
sco77k
mjbigo
mjbigo
23 June 2014

Crossby Stonehenge Ash 600x600 tiles

Crossby Stonehenge Ash 600x600 tiles

Hi All, We have selected Crossby Stonehenge Ash 600x600 tiles. I wonder if any of you has used it, if so could you send photos. I want to see some references. I am afraid…

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mjbigo
Jun 23, 2014 1:16 am
steveo247
steveo247
20 June 2014

Builders carpet allowance

Builders carpet allowance

Thanks St13. Glad you got what you wanted!

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steveo247
Jun 20, 2014 9:46 pm
steveo247
Moomoocow
Moomoocow
19 June 2014

Karndean Looselay vs Art Select

Karndean Looselay vs Art Select

I've got many samples on my floor too.And I totally agree looselay look better than art select. We were debating van Gogh or looselay and I think we'll be getting…

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Moomoocow
Jun 19, 2014 8:07 pm
barkersontheblock
barkersontheblock
19 June 2014

Secret Nail Gun

Secret Nail Gun

I have checked with Kennards they hire one out at $65.00 a day or two hundred for a week but also have a friend in the USA how might be able to get one for me and bring it…

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barkersontheblock
Jun 19, 2014 7:15 pm
deluxes
deluxes
19 June 2014

Floating Floor installation times?

Floating Floor installation times?

Awesome, thanks for that. Seems to be the theme!

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deluxes
Jun 19, 2014 4:29 pm
deluxes
qsand
qsand
17 June 2014

Prefinished timber floor - glued, nailed or both?

Prefinished timber floor - glued, nailed or both?

Hi Kmranu, Plastic is only necessary for concrete slabs, and it goes underneath your subfloor. The pine ply subfloor you have is excellent and secret nailing is the best…

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qsand
Jun 17, 2014 5:46 pm
qsand
qsand
qsand
17 June 2014

Arrgh - can't decide! Solid prefinished timber or bamboo

Arrgh - can't decide! Solid prefinished timber or bamboo

P.S. Prefinished planks don't need to be acclimatized. Just raw ones. If they are prefinished, they are sealed! There moisture content is already low and sealed. It…

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qsand
Jun 17, 2014 5:35 pm
qsand
Crazyk
Crazyk
14 June 2014

Bolero Europlank cost?

Bolero Europlank cost?

Yes that one. Lol bad English

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Crazyk
Jun 14, 2014 12:16 pm
Crazyk
fabstitches
fabstitches
12 June 2014

Ugly slate floor: What to do? Timber Laminate, options?

Ugly slate floor: What to do? Timber Laminate, options?

Just wanted to check with you Cerian.. I have a 54m2 area covered with Slate and I was thinking of the same idea of covering it with laminate. Was just wondering whether…

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fabstitches
Jun 12, 2014 3:31 pm
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JB1
Jun 06, 2014 12:33 am
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jcbissor
Jun 05, 2014 6:13 pm
jcbissor
MR2
MR2
1 June 2014

Painting Garage floor to stop spills absorbing

Painting Garage floor to stop spills absorbing

yes, we bought the Hymark kit for $200, has worked a treat, on a 6mx7m garage I…

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MR2
Jun 01, 2014 10:11 am
MR2
sandra_23
sandra_23
1 June 2014

Where to buy tiles? - Sydney

Where to buy tiles? - Sydney

hi guys im aware this thread still get's quite a bit of action so i wanted to recommended http://tilemegamart.com.au - closest store is in alexandria, by far the biggest…

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sandra_23
Jun 01, 2014 1:28 am
EmyN
EmyN
16 May 2014

Tiling advice please. Conflicting advice re:clips.

Tiling advice please. Conflicting advice re:clips.

Thanks for the replies guys. The tiler we've ended up going with has said he can use them if we want him to (and pay for them) but he doesn't normally use them and thinks…

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EmyN
May 16, 2014 6:20 pm
EmyN
deluxes
deluxes
12 May 2014

Quickstep Colonial Laminate Spotted Gum

Quickstep Colonial Laminate Spotted Gum

We had laminate in a previous kitchen, it was fine. Don't flood the floors, but a minor spill (cleaned up straight away) was fine. I did hear that after the property was…

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deluxes
May 12, 2014 5:02 pm
deluxes
beth95
beth95
12 May 2014

carpet spike strip

carpet spike strip

thanks. I think I will get the carpet installer back out to have a look

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beth95
May 12, 2014 10:45 am
ckanair
ckanair
11 May 2014

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring

Hi All, Looking for some guidance on selecting a bamboo flooring provider/installer from people who have already done bamboo flooring or are doing the homework now. Based…

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ckanair
May 11, 2014 11:14 pm
jsoetandi
jsoetandi
11 May 2014

HM Walk Timber Flooring

HM Walk Timber Flooring

Hi all, Trying to build a house for the first time, and we were quoted price by Dale Alcock for HM Walk timber…

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jsoetandi
May 11, 2014 10:38 am
jsoetandi
whzzz28
whzzz28
10 May 2014

Wood Essence tiles from Beaumont

Wood Essence tiles from Beaumont

Has anyone used the Wood Essence tiles from Beaumont? If you have, would you say they are worth the cost, and was the color what you thought it would be? I have been to…

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whzzz28
May 10, 2014 6:12 pm
Danette
Danette
9 May 2014

Cyress Pine Flooring - Clear or Stained Finish

Cyress Pine Flooring - Clear or Stained Finish

Thanks so much Treeseachanger & Namtrak, I'd love to get a darker timber, a hardwood floor but just can't afford it :( I'll have a chat with our builder and see who he…

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Danette
May 09, 2014 11:18 am
Danette
carmania
carmania
7 May 2014

Laying Timber Floor Boards on Battens

Laying Timber Floor Boards on Battens

OK - Thanks for the tips. Will drop the top of the slab 60mm to accommodate the height of the timber floor and battens. Andrew

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carmania
May 07, 2014 11:24 pm
Lex
Lex
6 May 2014

Show me your Tallowwood Floor

Show me your Tallowwood Floor

Have a look here: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=25104&start=240 Be aware that usually tallowwood will have some other timber type in the mix (a smaller proportion), I can't…

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Lex
May 06, 2014 10:49 am
Lex
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sneakersss
May 02, 2014 11:23 pm
sneakersss
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
1 May 2014

Flooring strips

Flooring strips

Where we are renting at the moment has a flush transition (or close enough to flush) and it's terrible. The majority of transitions have…

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JazzyJess
May 01, 2014 7:43 pm
ashilleong
ashilleong
15 April 2014

Bambeoo Flooring, UB Trading Belle Bamboo

Bambeoo Flooring, UB Trading Belle Bamboo

There seem to be a lot of positive reviews online. We'll be ordering from them at the end of the year when we redo our entire house. The samples are great - I've a few…

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ashilleong
Apr 15, 2014 1:36 pm
ashilleong
ashilleong
ashilleong
15 April 2014

Plywood as finished flooring

Plywood as finished flooring

I'd be interested in seeing what this looks like if you decide to give it a go.

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ashilleong
Apr 15, 2014 1:33 pm
ashilleong
ashilleong
ashilleong
15 April 2014

Timber flooring - bamboo, engineered or solid?

Timber flooring - bamboo, engineered or solid?

Bamboo can get wet- just don't let it soak in. We are putting bamboo through out the house, even in the kitchen (open plan house, would look absurd otherwise). We got a…

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ashilleong
Apr 15, 2014 1:30 pm
ashilleong
monty1104
monty1104
11 April 2014

Flooring help

Flooring help

Whatever I use I will use throughout the house. I lived in a house with wooden floorboards everywhere for 8 years and I loved it :)

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monty1104
Apr 11, 2014 1:06 pm
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joyfulbuilder
Apr 10, 2014 11:01 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 April 2014

tiler prices south west WA prcelain tiles

tiler prices south west WA prcelain tiles

Hi, anyone know a good tiler for Margaret river area? Our only quote so far is $75 per metre and we need 85sqm laid.... ::hyst::

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Treeseachanger
Apr 08, 2014 9:16 am
CC101
CC101
5 April 2014

timber look tiles

timber look tiles

they look beautiful

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CC101
Apr 05, 2014 10:03 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
5 April 2014

Vintage Laminate - a sneak peek !

Vintage Laminate - a sneak peek !
1, 2, 3, 4

Is this flooring in Wait Awhile country yet???? (WA)

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Treeseachanger
Apr 05, 2014 3:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 April 2014

Spongey and uneven floating floors

Spongey and uneven floating floors

I had the option of gluing or floating and I opted for latter because it would be faster and cheaper Why am I not surprised you are…

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Stewie D
Apr 02, 2014 9:00 am
Mikeann
Mikeann
26 March 2014

Staining Maple Stairs

Staining Maple Stairs

Thanks Pheonix. Those stairs look really nice, but the stain would be too dark for us, especially when we are staining the risers as well. The stairs in the photo have…

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Mikeann
Mar 26, 2014 4:17 pm
rennergade
rennergade
25 March 2014

primetex gerflor vinyl flooring

primetex gerflor vinyl flooring

Hi all, I was just wondering if anybody has used primetex vinyl flooring and some advice and opinions please. It will be our first home :)

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rennergade
Mar 25, 2014 4:13 pm
CH2012
CH2012
22 March 2014

Replacing Timber Flooring

Replacing Timber Flooring

For what it's worth, our old house has two different types of timber flooring throughout, and when we build underneath the wooden floor may be different again. I quite…

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CH2012
Mar 22, 2014 11:09 am
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slothhead
Mar 19, 2014 2:07 pm
macmanluke
macmanluke
19 March 2014

Textured vs Smooth Laminate flooring

Textured vs Smooth Laminate flooring

thanks - exactly my thoughts. Will aim for smooth then, i think it will look better too.

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macmanluke
Mar 19, 2014 10:55 am


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