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rosewood
rosewood
8 August 2013

Tile, wood laminate or vinyl planks

Tile, wood laminate or vinyl planks
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I had laminate in my last last house & in the new place vinyl planks. Vinyl wins hands down. Lovely to walk on & it doesn't scratch

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rosewood
Aug 08, 2013 9:44 am
rosewood
Boogie
Boogie
7 August 2013

Vinyl - Spotted Gum

Vinyl - Spotted Gum

Hi There Can anyone recommend a good vinyl product that looks like realistic Spotted Gum? Thanks!

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Boogie
Aug 07, 2013 6:13 pm
Sydney47
Sydney47
6 August 2013

Re-tiling Balcony / Terrace

Re-tiling Balcony / Terrace

Hi, We got a builder in the end. It cost $16k, plus the tiles. Unfortunately the builder we did get had too many jobs on and ours dragged on and took close to 6 months…

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Sydney47
Aug 06, 2013 8:52 pm
Wildcats
Wildcats
5 August 2013

The New Solid Flooring - Stay Flat Technology

The New Solid Flooring - Stay Flat Technology

*Bump* Has anyone had this flooring installed? Interested in opinions maybe a year or two down the track...

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Wildcats
Aug 05, 2013 5:42 pm
JB1
JB1
1 August 2013

Timber coating colour

Timber coating colour

It makes it a bit more golden in colour, but did not turn your timber from chocolate to reddish. That would be the timber itself. Timber varies from board to board, so…

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JB1
Aug 01, 2013 5:53 pm

Glad you like it TBrown. I sourced my own timber. I found 180mm wide x 14mm solid overlay spotted gum (Hurford brand) on eBay (installed over 10mm ply over concrete…

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JB1
Aug 01, 2013 12:26 am
southtoeast
southtoeast
26 July 2013

Boral in contract but get Embelton

Boral in contract but get Embelton

Thank you for the info, really appreciate it!

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southtoeast
Jul 26, 2013 12:03 am
JB1
JB1
20 July 2013

Is ceramic tiles still an ok option?

Is ceramic tiles still an ok option?

Porcelain for sure. Ceramic tiles for feature tiles are ok, but general floor and wall tiles, porcelain tiles are much better looking and harder wearing. Don't discount…

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JB1
Jul 20, 2013 11:38 pm
seano
seano
17 July 2013

Decorating ideas

Decorating ideas

Its a dangerous thing to do. I know many people who thought Facebook was the ultimate in addictive procrastination. Then they discovered pintrest. 4 Beta

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seano
Jul 17, 2013 8:39 pm
3Anne3
3Anne3
6 July 2013

Carpet Recommendation - Victoria

Carpet Recommendation - Victoria

A warning to all purchases of carpet. (Especially cut pile carpet) Ask the sales person about the possibility of PERMANENT PILE REVERSAL with the carpet that you are…

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3Anne3
Jul 06, 2013 7:17 pm
3Anne3
3Anne3
6 July 2013

HOw do i know if a carpet is going to be any good? what spec

HOw do i know if a carpet is going to be any good? what spec

Remember to ask about "Permanent Pile Reversal" This affects cut pile carpet, with no explanation. Looks absolutely terrible and is not covered under the carpet…

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3Anne3
Jul 06, 2013 7:08 pm
WorkInProgress
WorkInProgress
6 July 2013

Mosowood Bamboo - Australiana I and II

Mosowood Bamboo - Australiana I and II

Hi all, I'm looking at installing Australiana-style bamboo flooring during renovations. I'm currently looking at Mosowood Bamboo, but I can't find good photos showing…

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WorkInProgress
Jul 06, 2013 11:30 am
red brick
red brick
6 July 2013

Solid timber showrooms Sydney for blackbutt?

Solid timber showrooms Sydney for blackbutt?

Hi guys. We are really interested in solid timber prefinshed blackbutt but can't find a decent amount on display in Sydney. Ay suggestions? The builders preferred is the…

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red brick
Jul 06, 2013 10:26 am
TrevandSam
TrevandSam
3 July 2013

Average Cost of Sanding/Polishing Floorboards?

Average Cost of Sanding/Polishing Floorboards?

We were quoted $30-40 per square metre depending on what type of product we wanted on the floor. Environmentally friendly finish was more expensive for example. Ended up…

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TrevandSam
Jul 03, 2013 9:26 pm
fmac
fmac
1 July 2013

How to clean Karndean Vinyl Planks and make them shine!!!???

How to clean Karndean Vinyl Planks and make them shine!!!???

Not sure how to help with the look of them but I'd love to see a picture. We ended up going with the classic oak and so I'd love to see what they look like in a whole room!

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fmac
Jul 01, 2013 7:20 pm
delatite13
delatite13
1 July 2013

BAMBOO FLOORING

BAMBOO FLOORING

Only had it 12 months but so far no colour change yet and parts have direct arvo sunlight. Given we have multi colours it won't be very noticable if it does. With the…

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delatite13
Jul 01, 2013 2:49 pm
delatite13
BellaButterfly
BellaButterfly
30 June 2013

Stained Black Wood flooring Victorian Ash questions

Stained Black Wood flooring Victorian Ash questions

I am looking at Victorian Ash as it is lighter and from what I understand takes stain very well. Would anyone happen to know what is the difference between feature and…

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BellaButterfly
Jun 30, 2013 8:55 pm
BellaButterfly
Mark S
Mark S
25 June 2013

How to lay bamboo flooring - H shape

How to lay bamboo flooring - H shape

IF I understand the plan correctly, build both the 'legs' of the 'H' up to the cross part, then run a line of full planks from one 'leg' to meet up with the other one. And…

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Mark S
Jun 25, 2013 7:02 pm
gabs247
gabs247
25 June 2013

Bamboo flooring suppliers in Adelaide??

Bamboo flooring suppliers in Adelaide??

how is the bamboo going? James88, just wondering how yours is going in particular? I'm in Adelaide, and considering bamboo as well. More so interested whether there are…

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gabs247
Jun 25, 2013 6:27 pm
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roops
Jun 21, 2013 12:44 pm
roops
rogerinaus
rogerinaus
21 June 2013

Tile underlayment and Shower tray

Tile underlayment and Shower tray

Not sure if this post fits into the flooring category, but didn't seem to fit anywhere else either. Two questions. Is the 6mm concrete tile under layment all they do in…

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rogerinaus
Jun 21, 2013 12:14 pm
rogerinaus
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
20 June 2013

Engineered hardwood flooring installation quotes

Engineered hardwood flooring installation quotes

It depends on the method of installation but if they are just being floated as normal, you could say the price is somewhere between 2 to 3 times market rates. Between $20…

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HN Flooring Team
Jun 20, 2013 8:41 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
20 June 2013

BAMBOO FLOORING

BAMBOO FLOORING

Visit our Munno Para or Gepps Cross stores for flooring. Our Naturally Bamboo product is a cut above the rest in terms of quality and with 11 colours to choose from, the…

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HN Flooring Team
Jun 20, 2013 5:52 am
HN Flooring Team
Lurgen
Lurgen
19 June 2013

Alfresco covering

Alfresco covering

We went with tiles. HD

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Lurgen
Jun 19, 2013 11:58 pm
Lurgen
chrip
chrip
18 June 2013

Feature wall - what's it made of?

Feature wall - what's it made of?

well I've hunted around to no avail. I even emailed the original designer and they were nice enough to advise that the company who made those tiles has now gone out of…

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chrip
Jun 18, 2013 10:48 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
15 June 2013

Engineered Hardwood - EUROPLANK , care wear and timeframes

Engineered Hardwood - EUROPLANK , care wear and timeframes

We have a .6mm product that has a 25 year wear warranty so yes, you tidy up the coating not the actual wood! But as already stated, it's rare for anyone to bother as its…

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HN Flooring Team
Jun 15, 2013 10:56 am
HN Flooring Team
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
13 June 2013

External tiles used inside....?

External tiles used inside....?

Jen I would not use them indoors it is going to drive you nuts trying to keep them clean. Everything will stick and look ugly in no time.

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Grout Perfect
Jun 13, 2013 4:56 pm
Grout Perfect
miteq
miteq
12 June 2013

I'm stingy help me find the cheapest flooring product

I'm stingy help me find the cheapest flooring product

The question is how much do you care what it looks like? McMats in bayswater vic has recycled carpet tiles very cheap. You need to go there…

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miteq
Jun 12, 2013 9:40 am
walkz187
walkz187
10 June 2013

new floor cupping

new floor cupping

I'm building through Carlisle homes and they do not supply hardwood floors. So I'm trying to do my own research to ensure I ask them to do what is required so my flooring…

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walkz187
Jun 10, 2013 7:38 pm
walkz187
walkz187
8 June 2013

Solid timber floor installer? Melb

Solid timber floor installer? Melb

Can anybody reconmend a solid timber floor installer? Melbourne Has anybody use Tip Top Flooring? if so were they good?

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walkz187
Jun 08, 2013 8:15 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
5 June 2013

Large rugs

Large rugs

We do not generally sell round rugs in our stores (as the demand is small) however you could try therugcollection.com.au who can custom make you something at least 30%…

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HN Flooring Team
Jun 05, 2013 10:36 pm
HN Flooring Team
Mrs Bigted
Mrs Bigted
5 June 2013

Vinyl planks? (timber look floors)

Vinyl planks? (timber look floors)
1, 2

Ours were also laid straight over the concrete. The installers made sure the finish was perfect before laying & put a trim across bathroom/laundry entrances so that…

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Mrs Bigted
Jun 05, 2013 5:11 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
5 June 2013

Glossy Charcoal floor tiles... do you/would you have them?

Glossy Charcoal floor tiles... do you/would you have them?

They look great when dirty so I can just imagine how they will look cleaned. :z: If you use a neutral cleaner to clean your floors all should be good as neutral cleaners…

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Grout Perfect
Jun 05, 2013 3:43 pm
Grout Perfect
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mimi23
Jun 05, 2013 1:20 am
mimi23
turtleschell
turtleschell
28 May 2013

Has Anyone used Tectonic Floors?

Has Anyone used Tectonic Floors?

Wow, when I want to upgrade my floors I'll definitely consider these!

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turtleschell
May 28, 2013 3:11 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 May 2013

Tips on cleaning "Non-real" Wooden floors.

Tips on cleaning "Non-real" Wooden floors.

We have them and they are great. But cleaning ? One tip we got was to use warm water and mop/sponge with a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Any others ?

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Saint Mike
May 25, 2013 10:39 am
Saint Mike
Brendo
Brendo
25 May 2013

Do you love or hate your high polished floorboards?

Do you love or hate your high polished floorboards?

I have floorboards in a similar colour to you in a satin. Last time I had a high gloss and they were a lot more work.I love my floorboards and would not have anything…

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Brendo
May 25, 2013 6:17 am
Valyz
Valyz
21 May 2013

How do you clean porcelain tiles and grout??

How do you clean porcelain tiles and grout??
1, 2

Great tips Grout Perfect. I have the same problem so thank you.

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Valyz
May 21, 2013 1:38 pm
Dunco
Dunco
17 May 2013

Floor laying direction - help!

Floor laying direction - help!

I vote for laying them as you have in the bottom of you picture. looks better in my humble opinion.

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Dunco
May 17, 2013 7:16 pm
flew
flew
15 May 2013

Bamboo Flooring?

Bamboo Flooring?
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi all We finally got rid of the super shiny laminate that wouldn't clean and went for the ARC Bamboo floor Champagne colour. Thank goodness the floors actually look…

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flew
May 15, 2013 12:56 pm
Megs25
Megs25
13 May 2013

Tiling and carpet quotes

Tiling and carpet quotes

Thanks so much for your help HN & seano!

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Megs25
May 13, 2013 6:17 am
hfwangoz
hfwangoz
12 May 2013

About Jarrah timber floor

About Jarrah timber floor

Today we went to a shop to have a look at Jarrah, $60/sm for the pre-finished ones, but we have to install for both 85mm and 90mm wide ones, and the 90mm is longer. It is…

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hfwangoz
May 12, 2013 8:35 pm
sazzy91
sazzy91
3 May 2013

Click Lock Bamboo Floor - Noise

Click Lock Bamboo Floor - Noise

Hi guys, Has anyone installed their own or had it installed by a professional over an underlay? Has anyone had any problems with an echoy noise like you would get from…

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sazzy91
May 03, 2013 5:55 pm
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fozzy
May 02, 2013 9:37 am
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
2 May 2013

Hollow/Drummy Tiles - builder won't fix

Hollow/Drummy Tiles - builder won't fix

That is really dissapointing. You would think Ventura would tell his tiler to come back and fix or they will not give him any more future work, maybe the tiler and the…

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Grout Perfect
May 02, 2013 8:48 am
Grout Perfect
Homebody99
Homebody99
30 April 2013

Anyone got Victoria Carpets "Tanzania"?

Anyone got Victoria Carpets "Tanzania"?

We may have just blown the carpet budget on this & I wondered if anyone has it & can offer some feedback? Love it? Hate it?? Thanks!! :)

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Homebody99
Apr 30, 2013 9:19 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
30 April 2013

DIY vinyl planks

DIY vinyl planks

Oh the color of that one is pretty! I did all of ours with a stanley knife and had no troubles. Oh and I didnt do the staggered 3rds pattern either because I dont like…

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MrsT12
Apr 30, 2013 11:04 am
MrsT12


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