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Hi murphywei, Generally we recommend direct stick over the use of underlay. It avoids that "hollow" sounding noise when walked on and is more solid - especially if you…

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Rewah
Jan 16, 2013 10:17 am
Rewah
Deesy73
Deesy73
15 January 2013

Carpet squares - rumpus room

Carpet squares - rumpus room

Just be careful to check what type of backing you purchase when it comes to carpet tiles as some are bitumen backed or felt backed and once glued down will not peel of the…

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Deesy73
Jan 15, 2013 9:09 pm
donuts9999
donuts9999
14 January 2013

floor polishing

floor polishing

hi can anyone recommend a floor polisher in south east mel who does the alcohol finish? what should i expect to pay per sq meter cheers john

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donuts9999
Jan 14, 2013 9:43 pm
leisadent
leisadent
13 January 2013

Help to match previously finished boards

Help to match previously finished boards

PS - if I can just find out what type of product was most popular during that time, it would be a great start - then I can get a small tin and try it out.

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leisadent
Jan 13, 2013 11:23 am
Building in the G
Building in the G
12 January 2013

Sealers for jarrah flooring

Sealers for jarrah flooring

I think we're leaning towards the water based sealer at the moment. I'm sure the guys doing the polishing would prefer it as it's much better for them not having all the…

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Building in the G
Jan 12, 2013 10:19 pm
JB1
JB1
12 January 2013

what's the height should I leave for timber flooring?

what's the height should I leave for timber flooring?

That would be the ideal situation, but then it would be your responsibility to install and paint them. I seen my carpenter do it and to make sure the joins are…

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JB1
Jan 12, 2013 10:02 pm
kikichan
kikichan
12 January 2013

Looking for a good place to shop for flloring

Looking for a good place to shop for flloring

Hello, I think I need to post our floor details here for your information as I have got a lot help from the forum to search for our best option :D . We have done almost…

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kikichan
Jan 12, 2013 6:15 am
double07
double07
11 January 2013

Preparing/Cleaning concrete slab

Preparing/Cleaning concrete slab
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Wow this is an old post! We actually found this stuff not to be very hard wearing over time so we ended up getting somebody in to polish the concrete a couple of years…

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double07
Jan 11, 2013 8:01 am
lynny-jane
lynny-jane
10 January 2013

New to laying Timber floor

New to laying Timber floor

I would suggest that you call your local Dulux centre and ask for the Reps number and contact them directly. We have found that speaking to the reps is the best way to…

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lynny-jane
Jan 10, 2013 5:02 am
lynny-jane
SmithiesWife
SmithiesWife
9 January 2013

Perth Tiling Cost and Suggestions

Perth Tiling Cost and Suggestions

Pretty sure she knows people in the business though

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SmithiesWife
Jan 09, 2013 2:28 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 January 2013

Polished concrete info needed!

Polished concrete info needed!

Polished concrete costs about $135 sq mtr There are several types of polished concrete. Some have a resin top coat applied, some are polished to achieve a shine neither…

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onc_artisan
Jan 09, 2013 11:32 am
onc_artisan
oneness
oneness
9 January 2013

Does anyone have this Soft-e (Softe) carpet in their home??!

Does anyone have this Soft-e (Softe) carpet in their home??!

Hey DD yes i saw your comment on thread, sorry for some reason i thought i sent you pm...sometimes its hard to keep up with all the threads! espesh if you forget to…

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oneness
Jan 09, 2013 10:55 am
debbos
debbos
5 January 2013

New parquet floor finish problem

New parquet floor finish problem

I've just had a new parquet floor (about 50 m2) laid in place of an old one which was water damaged. The insurance company appointed a builder who chose the floorers. …

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debbos
Jan 05, 2013 8:10 am
suh
suh
28 December 2012

Buying flooring online- please help

Buying flooring online- please help
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What state are you in Rosemarie :)

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suh
Dec 28, 2012 9:07 pm
suh
redh
redh
20 December 2012

12mm or 15mm ply for solid timber over concrete?

12mm or 15mm ply for solid timber over concrete?

Thanks for the replies. The builder thinks it doesn't matter, so probably shouldn't be concerned.

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redh
Dec 20, 2012 11:22 am
Thejoker
Thejoker
17 December 2012

Engineered v solid hardwood floors

Engineered v solid hardwood floors

Thanks for the info, much appreciated, will stick with the solid for now, just worried that it might be easier to get a good result out o engineered

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Thejoker
Dec 17, 2012 5:24 pm
xya
xya
10 December 2012

Fixing squeaky floor underneath carpet?

Fixing squeaky floor underneath carpet?

Thanks, Michelle. Never knew there was such a product.

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xya
Dec 10, 2012 7:39 pm
blacklab
blacklab
3 December 2012

Adelaide Tiling Cost

Adelaide Tiling Cost

Thanks Mclaren i will be checking them beofre they grout.

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blacklab
Dec 03, 2012 12:47 pm
xya
xya
2 December 2012

Timber look tiles ?

Timber look tiles ?

The timber looking tiles look really great. I only came across them yesterday when I passed by a tile shop. My understanding (very limited) is that compared to wooden…

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xya
Dec 02, 2012 8:05 pm
kjw7
kjw7
27 November 2012

Bamboo flooring manufacturers, best and worst?

Bamboo flooring manufacturers, best and worst?

We have Embelton bamboo in the Uluru colour and we just love it. The colour is fantastic an its just a really nice floor. Does require a bit of maintenance, apparently all…

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kjw7
Nov 27, 2012 11:53 am
Onebuild
Onebuild
26 November 2012

Bunnings - Probilt Floors - Vintage All Spice?

Bunnings - Probilt Floors - Vintage All Spice?

Hi there. I came across Lionking flooring in my internet travels. The pricing looks very very good. What were they like to deal with, what was…

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Onebuild
Nov 26, 2012 8:23 am
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
21 November 2012

Incorrect carpet laid

Incorrect carpet laid

Hi Ainslee, The law is very clear on this one. You are entitled to exactly what you ordered and it must be the same as the sample you chose from. Clear cut. In reference…

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HN Flooring Team
Nov 21, 2012 6:04 pm
HN Flooring Team
SmithiesWife
SmithiesWife
17 November 2012

OIL OR WATER BASED POLYURETHANE on HARDWOOD FLOORS

OIL OR WATER BASED POLYURETHANE on HARDWOOD FLOORS

Don't know what our floor guy used but glad PaulMac could answer.

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SmithiesWife
Nov 17, 2012 7:46 pm
jaymak
jaymak
15 November 2012

What is the best place to buy carpet in Perth???

What is the best place to buy carpet in Perth???

+1 for WA Carpet Supermarket. Went to Carpet Call and then WA Carpet Supermarket Same top of the range plush cut pile was $6k as opposed to $3.8k. Quoted at Ozzy Park.

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jaymak
Nov 15, 2012 12:47 pm
jaymak
Michelle
Michelle
6 November 2012

Premium Flooring

Premium Flooring

Yes, we are still selling the cork at Carpet Court. :D

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Michelle
Nov 06, 2012 5:17 pm
Michelle
nobl
nobl
6 November 2012

Cost of Installation? To DIY or not... Bamboo floating floor

Cost of Installation? To DIY or not... Bamboo floating floor

Thank you Kayla and Carmel, I will just use a waterproof underlay and not worry about sealing the concrete. That would make my life A LOT easier !!! Too much to worry…

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nobl
Nov 06, 2012 6:38 am
nobl
stratastruggler
stratastruggler
5 November 2012

Paint floating floorboards?

Paint floating floorboards?

Cheers Michelle. Appreciate your advice.

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stratastruggler
Nov 05, 2012 6:07 am
donuts9999
donuts9999
3 November 2012

floor board protector

floor board protector

hi all, i have just layed my floor boards and was wondering if there is anything i can put over them to protect them during the rest of the build? i am worried tradies…

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donuts9999
Nov 03, 2012 5:43 am
PAB_34
PAB_34
30 October 2012

SUBFLOORING

SUBFLOORING

See here: http://oak.arch.utas.edu.au/tech/construction_details/2_03_1.htm All sorts of ways of building floors.

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PAB_34
Oct 30, 2012 7:47 am
PAB_34
Cherie
Cherie
29 October 2012

Pros & Cons of tiled floor - please help

Pros & Cons of tiled floor - please help

Quick Step Laminate and Ready Flor perform well with floor heating. Take a look at this: QS floor heating http://www.premiumfloors.com.au/brands/ ... dsubfloor/ RF floor…

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Cherie
Oct 29, 2012 2:22 pm

Sorry, should have added a pic. It's not the best of pictures but it is sort of a charcoal…

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Ruralife
Oct 29, 2012 1:44 pm
Ruralife
Cherie
Cherie
23 October 2012

Flooring decision

Flooring decision

Carpet is always the cheaper option but you may consider some excellent quality laminate product that has the same feel and look of real timber, minus the price tag. …

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Cherie
Oct 23, 2012 5:20 pm
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
21 October 2012

Tile Laying costs for large tiles

Tile Laying costs for large tiles

i paid cash thru a friend for our 40x40's to be laid we had 127 sqm to do with this including the 52sqm alfresco i paid him $4200 and this was without glue or grout or…

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theoneandonly?
Oct 21, 2012 9:04 am
woodyren
woodyren
16 October 2012

Southern beech timber floor questions.

Southern beech timber floor questions.

We have Souther beech timber installed in a nearly completed house that we have purchased. I have been trying to find out a few things before it is sanded and finished as…

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woodyren
Oct 16, 2012 9:37 pm
Marto54
Marto54
15 October 2012

timber flooring finish - blackbutt

timber flooring finish - blackbutt

I don't think I've seen a light / blonde coloured timber floor look good in a high gloss. Lighter timber simply looks better with a satin or low gloss. They're already…

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Marto54
Oct 15, 2012 8:36 pm
wanttorenovate
wanttorenovate
15 October 2012

Has anyone used Quick Step incizo trims?

Has anyone used Quick Step incizo trims?

Can you tell me please how you installed it? How much expansion gap do you need to leave between the floor and walls to allow for the incizo? Can you install this after…

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wanttorenovate
Oct 15, 2012 1:47 pm
Allisonw
Allisonw
14 October 2012

Carpet Court Laminate

Carpet Court Laminate

Thanks Becka I will, the trouble I have is the floors don't go with anything, just painted the house , new furniture, going to keep fighting to get what I want, you should…

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Allisonw
Oct 13, 2012 11:13 pm
cskfloors
cskfloors
7 October 2012

Solid Timber on Slab: Supply/Install Recommendations (Melb)

Solid Timber on Slab: Supply/Install Recommendations (Melb)

Having laid 19mm and 12mm soild timber flooring since the early 90's if done correctly there will be no problems. With advancements in the moisture barriers and glues and…

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cskfloors
Oct 07, 2012 11:17 am
travelbug
travelbug
5 October 2012

Bamboo flooring done! But how even is even enough?

Bamboo flooring done! But how even is even enough?

Did you notice it was out or are you only concerned because you put a measure on it and saw it was slightly out? If the latter then does it really matter?

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travelbug
Oct 05, 2012 8:31 am
daveandally1
daveandally1
1 October 2012

Inovar Flooring

Inovar Flooring

Hi saiprex :) My partner and I recently moved into our new home and had the 8mm Inovar floors in 'Burmese Teak' installed (see pics on my thread, link is in the signature…

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daveandally1
Oct 01, 2012 1:59 pm
daveandally1
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
27 September 2012

Waiting period after timber floors sanded and polished?

Waiting period after timber floors sanded and polished?

Some people say you can put your furniture back after 48 hours but the company who did ours recommended a lot longer. They said after 48 hours you can walk on it in socks…

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grumblebum54
Sep 27, 2012 12:34 am
grumblebum54
monz21
monz21
24 September 2012

Preference brand laminate flooring

Preference brand laminate flooring

Hi, Has anyone heard of Preference brand laminate flooring? We went to a flooring shop and love the glossy look of them. Similar to the Titan long boards finish that we're…

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monz21
Sep 24, 2012 7:32 am
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Deemaree
Sep 22, 2012 9:29 pm
Deemaree
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
20 September 2012

Carpet choice - Brease vs Eco Plus

Carpet choice - Brease vs Eco Plus

We got Ecoplus and absolutely love it. So soft and really to clean spills too. I don't think I could go ack to anything…

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HN Flooring Team
Sep 20, 2012 9:33 am
HN Flooring Team
KimBrunoPD
KimBrunoPD
18 September 2012

pics -my dark bamboo floors

pics -my dark bamboo floors

Late last year I asked for opinions on dark bamboo floors...well I took the plunge...here it is :)

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KimBrunoPD
Sep 18, 2012 8:28 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
16 September 2012

80sqm of something thats not going to blow the budget ..

80sqm of something thats not going to blow the budget ..

Serfloor on ebay have a slightly nicer vinyl plank available now. Approx $27/square metre for supply. I'm also looking into some planks around $60/sqm installed.

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theanonyuser
Sep 16, 2012 9:01 am
CC101
CC101
15 September 2012

Caution Porcelain Tiles

Caution Porcelain Tiles
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did anyone seal porcelain tiles or grout? what sealer did you use?

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CC101
Sep 15, 2012 10:01 pm


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