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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 5:20 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 4:02 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 9:45 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 10:14 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 9:38 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 5:12 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 10:18 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 10:24 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 9:49 am
Lex
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sneakersss
May 02, 2014 10:23 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 6:43 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 12:36 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 12:33 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 12:30 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 12:06 pm
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joyfulbuilder
Apr 10, 2014 10:01 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 8:16 am
CC101
CC101
5 April 2014

timber look tiles

timber look tiles

they look beautiful

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CC101
Apr 05, 2014 9:03 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 2:24 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 8:00 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 3:17 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 3:13 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 10:09 am
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slothhead
Mar 19, 2014 1:07 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 9:55 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 7:42 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 9:42 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 4:57 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 6:48 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 4:41 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 5:54 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 1:10 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 9:07 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 10:10 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 3:33 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 2:20 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 12:43 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 12:29 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 12:06 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 12:00 pm
Just Floor It

Hi I'm after a particular style of tile in a porcelain. I've been to multiple big brand places to no avail, as the tile I want is a white white with a greyish thread…

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Sarix
Feb 24, 2014 8:54 pm
kid81
kid81
17 February 2014

Recommendations for porcelain tilers and suppliers - Melb

Recommendations for porcelain tilers and suppliers - Melb

Hynes Tiles (also know as The tile People). They do supply and install and have a great range of Porcelain tiles. Not the cheapest but i have used them hunders of times…

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kid81
Feb 17, 2014 7:57 am
ericchen
ericchen
16 February 2014

How to match tiles

How to match tiles

You could take the photo into tile stores, they may be able to help. Alternatively, would you consider vinyl or laminate flooring? I think if…

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ericchen
Feb 16, 2014 7:32 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
13 February 2014

Any help for discoloured unglazed porcelain tiles?

Any help for discoloured unglazed porcelain tiles?

Have you tried using an alkaline cleaning solution and see if that helps as the acid may need to be neutralized. It is rare to see phos acid discolour a matt finish…

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Grout Perfect
Feb 13, 2014 1:07 pm
Grout Perfect
Marto54
Marto54
12 February 2014

Tassie Oak floors - Matte or Satin finish?

Tassie Oak floors - Matte or Satin finish?

The lighter timbers generally look better with a satin or matt finish. Personally, I wouldn't get high gloss on any floor though, just my preference. I think it takes away…

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Marto54
Feb 12, 2014 1:02 pm
delatite13
delatite13
7 February 2014

Odd Shape Room for Floating Floors - Advice Please!

Odd Shape Room for Floating Floors - Advice Please!

Hi thomaslux :D As others have said, shape of the area would not be a problem for any reputable flooring company. Competent installers will have it looking great. Re…

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delatite13
Feb 07, 2014 6:10 pm
delatite13
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
6 February 2014

remove and lay new flooring or lay new flooring over old

remove and lay new flooring or lay new flooring over old

Tile removal ranges from $20 all the way up to $38.50, depending on who you use. There are many varying degrees of professionalism and varying outcomes (ie if you pay more…

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HN Flooring Team
Feb 06, 2014 10:14 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
6 February 2014

Advice re replacing slate floor with porcelain or carpet

Advice re replacing slate floor with porcelain or carpet

Removing the old will cost between $4400 and $7700, depending on who does it (that's the least expensive and most expensive we have heard of .... The two extremes if you…

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HN Flooring Team
Feb 06, 2014 10:06 pm
HN Flooring Team
tamarind
tamarind
5 February 2014

Moisture in structural particleboard flooring?

Moisture in structural particleboard flooring?

Had an inspection of a house I'm interested in today, and found this when looking at the sub-floor space in several areas:

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tamarind
Feb 05, 2014 3:02 pm
tamarind

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