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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
robbie55
robbie55
17 March 2014

Cream tiles in living areas - grout question

Cream tiles in living areas - grout question

If its a new place consider sealing the grout as soon as you can. There are plenty of products and even some that can be sprayed on so shouldn't be too bad if you need to…

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robbie55
Mar 17, 2014 8:42 pm
robbie55
kexkez
kexkez
17 March 2014

Polished concrete - stains and sealant

Polished concrete - stains and sealant

Thanks for clearing that up miteq. would love some pics too b_b. how long ago was the concrete last sealed?

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kexkez
Mar 17, 2014 10:42 am
kexkez
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 March 2014

Spotted Gum Flooring

Spotted Gum Flooring

Since spotted gum is a natural product you will get all the variations you've mentioned. This is unless you go for the laminate spotted gum of course, because it's fake. …

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Treeseachanger
Mar 16, 2014 5:57 pm
sleeprequired
sleeprequired
15 March 2014

secret nailing

secret nailing

ok so today we were checking out floorboards and the lady at boral said the following regarding secret nailing... 14mm max for 180 boards 19mm max for 130 boards then…

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sleeprequired
Mar 15, 2014 7:48 pm
sleeprequired
sleeprequired
15 March 2014

Spotted Gum Flooring

Spotted Gum Flooring

wow... i just went down to a supplier and they have 240mm ironbark floorboards that are 100 years old. amazing stuff. pulled off the north wharf in docklands in…

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sleeprequired
Mar 15, 2014 5:41 pm
itsfortony
itsfortony
14 March 2014

Belle bamboo

Belle bamboo

Hi violetvixxen137, Did you end up getting the bamboo ?

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itsfortony
Mar 14, 2014 6:54 pm
stevoc
stevoc
12 March 2014

Quickstep Colonial Laminate Range - NSW Spotted Gum

Quickstep Colonial Laminate Range - NSW Spotted Gum

Hi all I am looking at installing the quick step colonial laminate nsw spotted gum in my house and was wondering if anyone has any feeback or pictures of this product or…

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stevoc
Mar 12, 2014 2:10 pm
Gavlester
Gavlester
8 March 2014

Floor water damage

Floor water damage

So, just an update for those who search and find this in future. I lifted the carpet and whilst the boards were slightly warped from where water had clearly gotten into…

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Gavlester
Mar 08, 2014 10:07 am
Dewish
Dewish
7 March 2014

Shaw New York R2X carpet

Shaw New York R2X carpet

Anyone know very much about this carpet and any reviews. Have looked at it at carpet call and is a nice carpet we are looking for. Just looking for a bit of a review?

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Dewish
Mar 07, 2014 11:10 pm
ARA
ARA
27 February 2014

Electric underfloor heating and timber floor - suppliers?

Electric underfloor heating and timber floor - suppliers?

Glad to be of some help, Sari but don't think you are the only one pining for being able to walk inside, throw lots of layers off and then walk around in little clothing. …

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ARA
Feb 27, 2014 4:33 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
27 February 2014

Carpet in Perth

Carpet in Perth

My only tip with carpet is go quality. Don't fall for the cheap stuff. They all look good but the cheap wears over time.

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Saint Mike
Feb 27, 2014 3:20 pm
Saint Mike
Just Floor It
Just Floor It
25 February 2014

Carpet Underlay - WHICH IS BEST - Rubber, Foam or Felt?

Carpet Underlay - WHICH IS BEST - Rubber, Foam or Felt?

there is a thin black rubber that is laid down in areas for sound deadening, then underlay is laid over the top of that. I have laid carpet in apartments that must have…

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Just Floor It
Feb 25, 2014 1:43 pm
Just Floor It
Just Floor It
Just Floor It
25 February 2014

New carpet wrinkling?

New carpet wrinkling?

awesome advice given here guys. sounds like it wasn't powerstretched correctly the first and second time. the manufacturer can void warranties if not installed to…

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Just Floor It
Feb 25, 2014 1:29 pm
Just Floor It
Just Floor It
Just Floor It
25 February 2014

Carpet queries

Carpet queries

lol, the information you received regarding power stretching is laughable. powerstretching is required on any room larger than 2-3 metres. A long warranty is given to…

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Just Floor It
Feb 25, 2014 1:06 pm
Just Floor It
Just Floor It
Just Floor It
25 February 2014

What do i need to know about carpet?

What do i need to know about carpet?

First off dont buy by the square metre, it's simply a way to make your carpet sound cheaper when in reality you will always be buying by the broadloom metre. In regards…

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Just Floor It
Feb 25, 2014 1:00 pm
Just Floor It

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