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gizmoe
gizmoe
12 August 2012

Bamboo or Quick-Step

Bamboo or Quick-Step

HN, Have you ever seen any faded Quickstep Laminate in the 10 plus years it has been in the Australian Market? I have to say I have never seen Quickstep that has…

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gizmoe
Aug 12, 2012 9:21 pm
kyton
kyton
11 August 2012

Advice regarding carpet invoice

Advice regarding carpet invoice

Get your bank to redo your bank statements from that timeframe. Surely even if the account was closed you still have your statements. There is no time limit to them…

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kyton
Aug 11, 2012 8:17 am
kyton
sohnaeo
sohnaeo
10 August 2012

Kitchen Benchtop Hight for Porcelian tiles

Kitchen Benchtop Hight for Porcelian tiles

Thanks Zedman, I had chat with the tiling and they said 20mm is enough to lay the polished porcelain tiles

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sohnaeo
Aug 10, 2012 2:06 pm
Zedman
Zedman
9 August 2012

Timber look Porcelian Tiles

Timber look Porcelian Tiles

Not sure about dating. We have been importing the timber look now for over 15yrs. An if…

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Zedman
Aug 09, 2012 4:23 pm
Zedman
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
7 August 2012

Floating floorboards and heavy furniture

Floating floorboards and heavy furniture

Depends on the product. Too many variables. A well made laminate floor or even a bamboo floor will be very dent resistant to heavy loads.

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HN Flooring Team
Aug 07, 2012 5:36 am
HN Flooring Team
camolina
camolina
30 July 2012

Replacing tiles and carpet with new tiles on concrete slab

Replacing tiles and carpet with new tiles on concrete slab

I am a new member in need of advice. Currently our kitchen has matt, very porous tiles extending partially into the family room which is carpeted (and needs an urgent…

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camolina
Jul 30, 2012 6:34 am
CC101
CC101
29 July 2012

Porcelain tiles - Italy v China v UAE

Porcelain tiles - Italy v China v UAE
1, 2, 3

Hi Webzone - which tile did you end up buying and what is your experience. Has anyone had any bad experience with cheaper tiles from china?

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CC101
Jul 29, 2012 2:05 am
Lex
Lex
28 July 2012

How to clean newly laid porcelain floor?

How to clean newly laid porcelain floor?

Wax gets largely removed automatically when they grout the tiles. Once you start cleaning the grout the following day, you'll also be removing wax (if any is still…

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Lex
Jul 28, 2012 2:48 pm
Lex
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
27 July 2012

German Limestone Tiles

German Limestone Tiles

You can seal them but you will not get much benefit from it. Simple test pour on some red cordial or beetroot juice wipe up and if it stains than sealing may help hence…

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Grout Perfect
Jul 27, 2012 9:05 am
Grout Perfect
CC101
CC101
26 July 2012

Ceramic vs Porcelain Tile

Ceramic vs Porcelain Tile

I got ceramic tiles at my house and over few years i have noticed so many tiny chips.

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CC101
Jul 26, 2012 5:19 pm
Tom Robert
Tom Robert
26 July 2012

Armstrong laminate flooring

Armstrong laminate flooring

Could you pls elaborate. What sort of problem you had with it? How it is wearing? And in kitchen too (in very mild damp area)? Cheers, Tom

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Tom Robert
Jul 26, 2012 8:59 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
26 July 2012

Anyone polished concrete floors AFTER handover?

Anyone polished concrete floors AFTER handover?

LOL I just PM'd you :lol: wonder if I should post it... nope BTW back OT no reason why not.. so long as there is a consideration for the colour/stone blend prior to the…

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onc_artisan
Jul 26, 2012 1:10 am
onc_artisan
MissyP
MissyP
26 July 2012

Opinions wanted for flooring options: tiles, timber-look lam

Opinions wanted for flooring options: tiles, timber-look lam

Thank you all for your replies. Jyn, hmmm, you have made me re-think the option of polishing after handover. We are currently waiting for contracts, so still time to…

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MissyP
Jul 26, 2012 12:24 am
MissyP
dsiroky
dsiroky
25 July 2012

engineered european oak flooring

engineered european oak flooring

I used engineered american oak, from Tait flooring. It's around 6-8mm thick, so you can sand it back and refinish it if needed, but the selling point for me was that I was…

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dsiroky
Jul 25, 2012 11:23 pm
bjthompson
bjthompson
25 July 2012

Floating Timber - Spotted Gum Engineered - PRICING???

Floating Timber - Spotted Gum Engineered - PRICING???

Hey guys, my family did some looking for me and they found a flooring place in the homemaker centre on victoria avenue in castle hill. They have a sale on right now with…

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bjthompson
Jul 25, 2012 1:33 pm
beachside
beachside
24 July 2012

Concrete Flooring

Concrete Flooring

... it would be no colder than tiles as it would retain heat much better from the day because of its thermal mass :) anything else shout…

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beachside
Jul 24, 2012 9:58 am
Getjason
Getjason
24 July 2012

Bunnings wood flooring

Bunnings wood flooring

If only you knew what sort of margins Bunnings actually demand

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Getjason
Jul 24, 2012 2:33 am
shellbelle
shellbelle
23 July 2012

Tile Sealing

Tile Sealing

hi there we asked our colour girl about paying to have out floor tiles sealed and she said tiles don't need it???? now we have known people to get this done many years…

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shellbelle
Jul 23, 2012 8:42 pm
C_Y
C_Y
23 July 2012

Core of laminate flooring

Core of laminate flooring

what is the relevance of the core in laminate flooring ??? I.E ... is a 12mm plank with HDF worse off or better than a 8mm with 80% wood core ???

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C_Y
Jul 23, 2012 2:29 pm
saandrews
saandrews
25 July 2012

Demolish kitchen and bathrooms

Demolish kitchen and bathrooms

Sorry Zora!! No, I'm in Melbourne.

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saandrews
Jul 25, 2012 10:22 am
Stormy
Stormy
12 July 2012

Yellow tongue chipboard as a finished floor

Yellow tongue chipboard as a finished floor

I know of someone who is living in a 10 year old house and they still have sealed yellow tongue. So, yes, it can be done. Depends if you like the look, or not! They will…

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Stormy
Jul 12, 2012 10:39 pm
Stormy
Michelle
Michelle
12 July 2012

carbon tax

carbon tax

delatite13...it pays to shop around and do your homework which you have done. Well done! :D

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Michelle
Jul 12, 2012 7:07 pm
Michelle
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
12 July 2012

Found laminate we like, cant remember who manufacturer is

Found laminate we like, cant remember who manufacturer is

Hi just noticed no one has replied to you as yet. I assume you might have found it, if not, why not use your search engine? :D

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Treeseachanger
Jul 12, 2012 11:37 am
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
7 July 2012

Grey floorboards or vinyl/laminate look flooring

Grey floorboards or vinyl/laminate look flooring

The Vintage range is arriving in stores right now. It is maybe a day or two too early for it to be on…

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HN Flooring Team
Jul 07, 2012 8:27 pm
HN Flooring Team
WillowMoon
WillowMoon
7 July 2012

Builder won't allow ducted vac system to be installed ...

Builder won't allow ducted vac system to be installed ...

Thanks for your replies and advice everyone ... Our house is at lockup now and slowly slowly moving along - and we have no intention of getting the builder or our new SS…

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WillowMoon
Jul 07, 2012 8:51 am
kim.Beveridge
kim.Beveridge
27 June 2012

Floor Boards bowing

Floor Boards bowing

Ok thanks. I'll get under the house and have another look for any sign of water.

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kim.Beveridge
Jun 27, 2012 5:52 pm
Mark S
Mark S
25 June 2012

Laying Floorboards - which Direction???

Laying Floorboards - which Direction???

IMO Option 2 That direction welcomes you in the front door, and doesn't act like a barrier to going in, if you see what I mean.

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Mark S
Jun 25, 2012 7:31 pm
budgnbear
budgnbear
25 June 2012

What to look for when 'inspecting' solid timber flooring

What to look for when 'inspecting' solid timber flooring

We are having solid timber laid in our new house as we speak & I am going up there to have a look at the job. What sort of things should I be looking for in terms of the…

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budgnbear
Jun 25, 2012 10:30 am
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
24 June 2012

Floating floors in wet areas plus timber floor questions

Floating floors in wet areas plus timber floor questions

Great. No worries then ! Your local Harvey Notman was correct. If required, small ramps can be fitted under the carpet to assist, but you won't know if they are truly…

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HN Flooring Team
Jun 24, 2012 8:06 am
HN Flooring Team
Camber
Camber
22 June 2012

Are tiles cold looking and cold under foot

Are tiles cold looking and cold under foot

I think the premium quality vinyl in wood patterns (or even tiles) are great - has the advantages of tiles and replicates the beauty/look of wooden floors. From what I…

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Camber
Jun 22, 2012 11:31 am
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
22 June 2012

Carpet help, wool vs nylon?

Carpet help, wool vs nylon?

There are some tips on cleaning and also a link to the Australain Carpet Cleaning Institute here on this article: http://flooringadviceblog.blogspot.com. ... r.html?m=1

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HN Flooring Team
Jun 22, 2012 7:25 am
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
22 June 2012

WOOL carpet

WOOL carpet
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As an addition to this thread here is a small article written by an industry professional about wool carpet and it's qualities etc http://flooringadviceblog.blogspot.com.…

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HN Flooring Team
Jun 22, 2012 5:27 am
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
20 June 2012

Advice on reasonable prices for vinyl and bamboo flooring

Advice on reasonable prices for vinyl and bamboo flooring

Well of its going on a concrete subfloor it doesn't require any, just a dry(ish)…

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HN Flooring Team
Jun 20, 2012 9:04 pm
HN Flooring Team
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charlotte build
Jun 20, 2012 6:48 pm
cherub
cherub
20 June 2012

Rise of visualization tools

Rise of visualization tools

We use Revit, autodesk product. You can upload a sample of any material and paint any floor or wall with the actual product. out of the price range of the home owner, but…

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cherub
Jun 20, 2012 3:41 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
14 June 2012

How thick is better choice for bamboo floor in bedrooms?

How thick is better choice for bamboo floor in bedrooms?

Thickness is no sign of quality. A 12mm may be better than a 14mm, it depends on many factors that not even the people sellin it may be aware of. What brands and where…

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HN Flooring Team
Jun 14, 2012 2:52 pm
HN Flooring Team
Camber
Camber
13 June 2012

New flooring, old stairs what is the standard practice?

New flooring, old stairs what is the standard practice?

Try this: http://cabots.com.au/product-detail/144 ... ater-based I think they should be able to match the bamboo stain. We were considering this as an option too.

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Camber
Jun 13, 2012 5:55 pm
mgilla
mgilla
13 June 2012

Tiling behind a standalone gas cooker

Tiling behind a standalone gas cooker

Yes there's enough gas line and power cable so you can drag it out past the edge of the kitchen bench.

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mgilla
Jun 13, 2012 11:34 am
gizmoe
gizmoe
10 June 2012

Pebble tiles

Pebble tiles

Approx $30 sheet for 30cm * 30cm sheets. Quantity will change the pricing. We use Island Stone - www.islandstone.net/index.php

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gizmoe
Jun 10, 2012 12:53 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
10 June 2012

Help finding deleted floor tiles

Help finding deleted floor tiles

Epoxy adhesive? More likely a 2 part rubber if he even used a 2 part. You could try Brady tiles in Brisbane - http://www.bradytiles.com.au I have trouble finding tiles…

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gizmoe
Jun 10, 2012 12:15 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
10 June 2012

Karndean van gogh vinyl planks

Karndean van gogh vinyl planks

All adhered vinyl floors are supposed to be rolled after the vinyl flooring is laid into the adhesive. The installation instructions will generally mention a 45kg roller…

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gizmoe
Jun 10, 2012 12:13 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
10 June 2012

Quick Step Laminate Colonial range

Quick Step Laminate Colonial range
1, 2

We dont install anything on std ulay, quietstep is approx 30% quieter & the salesperson should have given you the option when selling to you, the Quickstep scotia &…

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gizmoe
Jun 10, 2012 11:10 am
namtrak
namtrak
3 June 2012

How to select solid timber floor?

How to select solid timber floor?

I just bought 40 sqm of Spotted Gum from there off the floor yesterday. I pulled the pack apart, and it is great quality. Cost around $25 per sqm. Just go along and…

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namtrak
Jun 03, 2012 12:07 am
turando
turando
31 May 2012

laying laminate yourself?

laying laminate yourself?

Hi, Just wondering how difficult it is to lay laminate yourself? Our house has laminate throughout it done by the previous owners except the living room and the bedrooms.…

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turando
May 31, 2012 1:42 am
namtrak
namtrak
30 May 2012

Floorboards under cement sheet

Floorboards under cement sheet

Depends where you are but any between 30 and 40 per sqm

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namtrak
May 30, 2012 6:16 pm
fruity
fruity
28 May 2012

Laying Allure Vinyl Plank Flooring

Laying Allure Vinyl Plank Flooring

yes you should be able to put your furniture straight on it after being laid. as for the adhesive strips, not aware of that product...... :(
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fruity
May 28, 2012 10:10 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
28 May 2012

Choosing a supplier/installer for Bamboo flooring

Choosing a supplier/installer for Bamboo flooring

Have you considered the acoustic nature of wood floors in a bedroom with a baby ? Also, you may wish to consider the regularity that they trip, fall, topple over…

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HN Flooring Team
May 28, 2012 7:32 pm
HN Flooring Team
PHL
PHL
26 May 2012

Epoxy flooring

Epoxy flooring

Not a problem for me as it's a concrete slab.

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PHL
May 26, 2012 10:57 pm


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