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mia100
mia100
10 May 2012

Which direction to run floorboards

Which direction to run floorboards

Thanks a lot. You are right. I will run it all in one direction the length of the house.

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mia100
May 10, 2012 8:19 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
4 May 2012

Anyone have a sisal/wool blend rug?

Anyone have a sisal/wool blend rug?

Rug care is determined by size, construction, and material. Care for large-size as you would wall-to-wall…

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Treeseachanger
May 04, 2012 11:09 pm
hemi426
hemi426
4 May 2012

Filling expansion gaps in timber flooring - Please help!!

Filling expansion gaps in timber flooring - Please help!!

" title="Love struck" /> It's just such a quality finish. What is your timber species?

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hemi426
May 04, 2012 3:16 pm

We have 80sqm of Spotted Gum and a Staffy who rules. Have been in since end of November and so far no noticable marks and sons also visit regularly with another staffy…

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grumblebum54
May 01, 2012 11:50 pm
grumblebum54
akashra
akashra
1 May 2012

Timber vs Bamboo vs Laminate

Timber vs Bamboo vs Laminate

We put Bamboo floors in the hallway of my parents place I'm guessing maybe 10 years ago, and it has certainly been fantastic. Sure it's got dints in it from my shoes…

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akashra
May 01, 2012 12:13 pm
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lukasfab
May 01, 2012 12:08 am
hemi426
hemi426
30 April 2012

Solid Vs floating timber flooring...price seem too high!!

Solid Vs floating timber flooring...price seem too high!!
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MRMR, Go with what you can afford. If you can afford to spend the $20,000 or so on hardwood, then do it. If spending that amount on the flooring is not in your budget,…

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hemi426
Apr 30, 2012 6:20 pm
Mark S
Mark S
30 April 2012

How to refund flooring?

How to refund flooring?
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Great to see a good outcome.

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Mark S
Apr 30, 2012 6:05 pm
Lex
Lex
30 April 2012

B GRADE Readyflor

B GRADE Readyflor

^ :: In fact, I would never ever even consider engineered flooring. IMO, it's false economy and a replacement waiting to happen. Unless you don't really care what…

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Lex
Apr 30, 2012 5:01 pm
Lex
lukasfab
lukasfab
30 April 2012

direct sticking laminate boards

direct sticking laminate boards

what is the reason behind not supposed to direct stick? what is the best prep for concrete floor to eliminate the hollownes as much as possible? thanks

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lukasfab
Apr 30, 2012 3:38 pm
suziq
suziq
28 April 2012

Floor Covering Options

Floor Covering Options

Thanks HN. I am clueless - can you give me some laminate ideas/brand names? The carpet I have now seems to be about the cheapest there is. It was a rental property…

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suziq
Apr 28, 2012 6:45 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
28 April 2012

Best floating floorboard colour

Best floating floorboard colour

Hi, you'll find a discussion on this thread re bamboo vs wood floors as far as wear and tear goes. :D I wouldn't go for a light floor with antiques, but anything…

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Treeseachanger
Apr 28, 2012 3:27 pm
Zedman
Zedman
28 April 2012

Porcelain tiles - Urgent need

Porcelain tiles - Urgent need
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No that is not correct. There is no "depth" to the vein print. Even on a vitrified tile, most that have any movement(pattern on them) are double charged. The top layer…

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Zedman
Apr 28, 2012 11:08 am
Zedman

We were able to find a tiler to remove our carpet in the lounge area and passageway ging to the bedrooms. Our entrance and dining /kitchen…

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Michelle
Apr 26, 2012 9:09 pm
Michelle
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 April 2012

Brick Tiled Shed Floor Dampness

Brick Tiled Shed Floor Dampness

So who was the rocket scientist who suggested brick tiles for the ( damp ) floor ??? Stewie

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Stewie D
Apr 26, 2012 2:50 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 April 2012

Any advice on sanding and staining old floorboards

Any advice on sanding and staining old floorboards

If I was pressed I would say Baltic Pine which has been Black Japanned. As namtrak above says although the timber could also be one of…

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Stewie D
Apr 26, 2012 2:46 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
23 April 2012

Bamboo Flooring questions

Bamboo Flooring questions

Thanks Chris, The people to speak to at that store are Luke or Andrew. We would welcome your feedback on how you go and if everything works out, what you think about…

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HN Flooring Team
Apr 23, 2012 9:48 am
HN Flooring Team
Mclaren
Mclaren
20 April 2012

Tiling dilemma

Tiling dilemma

Looks great - must have given you a few sleepless nights!

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Mclaren
Apr 20, 2012 12:58 pm
Mclaren
Charnley
Charnley
19 April 2012

Recycled Jarrah Flooring Installation Perth

Recycled Jarrah Flooring Installation Perth

Hi reno pair Try Fremantle Timber Traders. Maybe the same company renamed. They do a whole range of West Oz recylded timbers. Love the Wandoo - just gorgeous. ::kiss::

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Charnley
Apr 20, 2012 12:45 am
Charnley
kimu
kimu
18 April 2012

Enjo or Sabco floor cloths

Enjo or Sabco floor cloths

I have always scoffed at spending so much money on Enjo fibres when I could get ones from the supermarket for a fraction of the price. Recently though I succumbed and…

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kimu
Apr 18, 2012 10:21 pm
MRMR
MRMR
16 April 2012

Pls can anyone help? Solid timber vs floating?

Pls can anyone help? Solid timber vs floating?

join the boat...see my post just listed about this. Didn't know it was that expensive!!

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MRMR
Apr 16, 2012 4:29 pm
MRMR
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
14 April 2012

Is Jatoba a good species for timber flooring?

Is Jatoba a good species for timber flooring?

Thats good news. You might want to ad that info to your refund thread. Many people read the forum and if they have done the right thing by you, it's good to ad that to…

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HN Flooring Team
Apr 14, 2012 9:47 pm
HN Flooring Team
sceen7
sceen7
13 April 2012

Polished concrete without aggregate

Polished concrete without aggregate

Thanks everyone. Our builder says they are doing a lot of burnished concrete floors and this is less expensive than polishing. We ended up being…

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sceen7
Apr 13, 2012 11:02 pm
sceen7
sceen7
13 April 2012

Polished concrete and cracks

Polished concrete and cracks

No ....and no. BUT you won’t get anyone to give you an iron clad…

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sceen7
Apr 13, 2012 11:00 pm
Broom
Broom
12 April 2012

Spotted Gum vs Blackbutt

Spotted Gum vs Blackbutt

I prefer spotted gum myself ::kissed:: but I'm bias, we have it in our house. You do say you prefer blackbutt though & it's a beautiful floor so why not go with your…

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Broom
Apr 12, 2012 9:22 pm
Broom
Mark S
Mark S
11 April 2012

External tiles are a nightmare - advice needed please

External tiles are a nightmare - advice needed please

Did you select the tile, or was it the builder. That could be the decider.

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Mark S
Apr 11, 2012 6:23 pm
isla-d
isla-d
11 April 2012

Laying laminate flooring

Laying laminate flooring

Thanks so much for all the replies. Will practice the swear words!

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isla-d
Apr 11, 2012 9:41 am
shannen22us
shannen22us
11 April 2012

From CArpet to tiles

From CArpet to tiles

I am planning of changing our carpets in the living areas and hallways to tiles. Any suggestion on cheap supplier of tiles. I would like to have the same tiles as that ouf…

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shannen22us
Apr 11, 2012 2:12 am
delatite13
delatite13
6 April 2012

Bamboo Flooring - with inside dogs?

Bamboo Flooring - with inside dogs?
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Hey delatite13, I just went into our kitchen and noticed a mark close to the bin, looks like a bit of water damage. You might want to splash a bit…

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delatite13
Apr 06, 2012 9:24 pm
delatite13
paulw11
paulw11
5 April 2012

Blue Gum From Carpet Call - Hardness Issue

Blue Gum From Carpet Call - Hardness Issue

We got it from Carpet Choice, now Choices flooring in Castle Hill Paul

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paulw11
Apr 05, 2012 9:57 pm
KevinG
KevinG
4 April 2012

The merits of laminate flooring

The merits of laminate flooring
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I've found the IKEA Tundra flooring to be pretty good in my home. I laid it throughout the home, apart from the laundry and bathroom areas which were tiled by the…

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KevinG
Apr 04, 2012 5:32 pm
KevinG
KevinG
4 April 2012

Floating Floor - Ikea's Tundra

Floating Floor - Ikea's Tundra

I've also used the IKEA Tundra flooring in my home, and written about it over on my blog. I used a different underlay, which seems to have improved the sound and…

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KevinG
Apr 04, 2012 5:31 pm
freshfish
freshfish
4 April 2012

Bamboo Flooring at $43.95 sqm from Krakatoa Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo Flooring at $43.95 sqm from Krakatoa Bamboo Flooring

I too am considering using the strand-woven bamboo flooring offered by Krakatoa. I have received samples and I am impressed by them and the proposed price. Is anyone…

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freshfish
Apr 04, 2012 12:15 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
4 April 2012

No Bamboo available through Carpet Call?

No Bamboo available through Carpet Call?

Just wondering if anybody else finds it strange that Carpet Call do not sell Bamboo flooring? Maybe it is just here in Queensland? Is it sold…

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HN Flooring Team
Apr 04, 2012 6:14 am
HN Flooring Team
baekjh
baekjh
2 April 2012

Engineered Flooring Costs Perth

Engineered Flooring Costs Perth

Has anyone installed the Blue Gum (Brazillian blue gum supplied by Carpet Call) and found the quality really bad? I am having issues with dents. It's so easy to dent. One…

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baekjh
Apr 02, 2012 3:03 pm
caz_770
caz_770
1 April 2012

bamboo floors in colour brown sugar?

bamboo floors in colour brown sugar?

Are you serious?! You can get colours other than "blonde" in bamboo.... Wow! That goes on my wish list for the next build :)

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caz_770
Apr 02, 2012 12:44 am
caz_770
Deansta
Deansta
1 April 2012

Timber floor polish and staining

Timber floor polish and staining

I live in sydney and im looking for a good price for quality job. Sent from iPhone using Tapatalk

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Deansta
Apr 01, 2012 7:45 pm
Deansta
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
31 March 2012

engineered timber floor vs bamboo

engineered timber floor vs bamboo

Hi chatterbox! I posted the janka (hardness) ratings of the various floors on the topic: "is timber or bamboo preferred floor" so check it out, it might help you in…

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Treeseachanger
Mar 31, 2012 10:13 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
31 March 2012

Opinions on EcoStone Flooring

Opinions on EcoStone Flooring

Hi All, Wondering whether anyone has used Ecostone in King Edward street Osborne Park. The have very reasonably priced stone and laying charges. I know that cheap does…

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AussieMark
Mar 31, 2012 5:42 pm
kezacheekychicken
kezacheekychicken
29 March 2012

Porcelain tiles and dogs

Porcelain tiles and dogs

We have polished porcelain tiles & I can't imagine you'd have a problem with your lab scratching them if your current matt tiles are fine. They are very, very hard. We…

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kezacheekychicken
Mar 29, 2012 11:46 am
Rewah
Rewah
26 March 2012

Bamboo Flooring Can you get it unfinished & then stained?

Bamboo Flooring Can you get it unfinished & then stained?

Hi Lewster, Like Clique Floors said, it is very, very, very hard, if not impossible to get unfinished bamboo flooring then staining and varnishing after installation.…

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Rewah
Mar 26, 2012 11:17 pm
Rewah
Rewah
Rewah
26 March 2012

How are you all getting on with Bamboo Flooring?

How are you all getting on with Bamboo Flooring?

I too would be interested to hear how people are getting on with their bamboo as well as we have just been to talk to the flooring guy at our…

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Rewah
Mar 26, 2012 11:05 pm
Rewah
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Ribbon
Mar 23, 2012 3:59 pm
cenz
cenz
23 March 2012

Bamboo installation question

Bamboo installation question

Yeah same with us. What company is doing your floor? I think we are going with iflooring we know a few ppl who recommend…

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cenz
Mar 23, 2012 2:35 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
22 March 2012

Problem with my polished porcelain... Please help

Problem with my polished porcelain... Please help

When anyone has these tiles please check whether they are a 1st quality product. The Tile Council have told me that the packaging should have: a…

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Grout Perfect
Mar 22, 2012 4:25 pm
Grout Perfect
Johnny_Franklin
Johnny_Franklin
21 March 2012

Choosing Carpet for an Asthma sufferer

Choosing Carpet for an Asthma sufferer

namtrak, would that not be the same as dust that settles on the fridge or shelves? as long as the dust is not disturbed it would stay under the carpet unlike on the wooden…

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Johnny_Franklin
Mar 21, 2012 6:50 pm
greenfish
greenfish
20 March 2012

Coloured Polished Concrete

Coloured Polished Concrete

Quick update - Polishing is now complete, the colour is looking pretty good, and we are happy with it, nothing special had to be done either.

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greenfish
Mar 20, 2012 8:32 pm
greenfish
namtrak
namtrak
19 March 2012

"Feature grade" spotted Gum flooring

"Feature grade" spotted Gum flooring

For the budget conscience I do send quite a few clients to Renovator Auctions in Sydney (previously Laws Auctions) they have online catalogues and you can buy off the…

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namtrak
Mar 19, 2012 6:55 pm
Charnley
Charnley
16 March 2012

Steam Mops and Bamboo Floors

Steam Mops and Bamboo Floors

Bummer :cry: . Thanks for the reply HN

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Charnley
Mar 16, 2012 12:22 pm
Charnley


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