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gizmoe
gizmoe
8 March 2012

flooring questions?

flooring questions?
1, 2, 3

I was about to question the ds carpet being still down. It would move abit under the plank & cause problems I'm sure. Looks good with the pattern.

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gizmoe
Mar 08, 2012 9:02 pm
Pete_n_Pet
Pete_n_Pet
7 March 2012

tile choice

tile choice

I don't think it is the colour so much - more that when I see a home with all the living areas tiled I too immediately think of it as looking more…

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Pete_n_Pet
Mar 07, 2012 10:42 pm
mamaminou
mamaminou
4 March 2012

Recommendations for tiler in Canberra

Recommendations for tiler in Canberra

Does anyone have a recommendation for good tilers in Canberra? Everyone we've asked knows tilers they wouldn't recommend but there must be good ones out there! We've got…

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mamaminou
Mar 04, 2012 7:08 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 March 2012

bamboo floor scratched by installer, with photos.

bamboo floor scratched by installer, with photos.

I don't think you are being unreasonable, I think the supplier is not being unreasonable either... but has not delivered his compromise. Stick to your $500 until he…

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ECOECO
Mar 04, 2012 10:40 am
ECOECO
namtrak
namtrak
4 March 2012

Solid Hardwood Floor - Wideboard in 14mm - Hurford

Solid Hardwood Floor - Wideboard in 14mm - Hurford

I've installed these and other similar boards a few times. They come up great. The two things I would suggest need to be considered are largely for your installer. The…

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namtrak
Mar 04, 2012 8:19 am
gizmoe
gizmoe
2 March 2012

Redbook ecology green corn carpet

Redbook ecology green corn carpet

Sounds good to me :D Just need to know who you are....

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gizmoe
Mar 02, 2012 8:16 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
1 March 2012

oak parquet shrinking

oak parquet shrinking

Definitely get a few opinions from unbiased people who have experience. Do you know who supplied the Parquet? Have you got any left over in a ctn that could allow…

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gizmoe
Mar 01, 2012 9:43 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
1 March 2012

Self-leveling particle board subfoor

Self-leveling particle board subfoor

Depending on the thickness required, he could be using Feather Finish, Feather Finish with P82 instead of water or if it needs a reasonable thickness 5mm or more, then he…

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gizmoe
Mar 01, 2012 9:36 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
1 March 2012

Laminate Vinyl floor boards - are these a good choice?

Laminate Vinyl floor boards - are these a good choice?

Most laminate problems I have heard of or seen are a combination of incorrect maintenance & cheap or inferior product. Laminate is the same as everything on the market,…

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gizmoe
Mar 01, 2012 9:27 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
1 March 2012

Carpet underlay: Foam (Dunlop) or rubber (Bridgestone)

Carpet underlay: Foam (Dunlop) or rubber (Bridgestone)

Wool will still suffer from Insect attack & if anything I have seen more in the last 5-7 years than any before that. My understanding is the carpet is sprayed with…

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gizmoe
Mar 01, 2012 9:05 pm
kexkez
kexkez
28 February 2012

Polished Concrete done during build - Ideas on cost ?

Polished Concrete done during build - Ideas on cost ?

onc_artisan would be a good person to pm. Not sure where he is atm as he's been in the eastern states a fair bit doing polishing, I'd suggest you pm him for info and…

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kexkez
Feb 28, 2012 8:59 am
kexkez
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
18 February 2012

Tiles or Laminate floor to replace carpet

Tiles or Laminate floor to replace carpet

??? It's a floating PVC floor gizmoe. Moisture of the…

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HN Flooring Team
Feb 18, 2012 5:08 pm
HN Flooring Team
gizmoe
gizmoe
16 February 2012

Rising boards, bamboo flooring

Rising boards, bamboo flooring

In a perfect world the new flooring is left onsite for a few days to allow it to increase or decrease in moisture content to your residences environment before the…

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gizmoe
Feb 16, 2012 9:45 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
16 February 2012

New Karndean Opus Tiles

New Karndean Opus Tiles

sub floor had glue on it from the flooring that was there before, so the concrete was grinned back???? Whats the wording for that? I love this…

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gizmoe
Feb 16, 2012 9:36 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
16 February 2012

Subfloor preparation for floating boards

Subfloor preparation for floating boards

I would be sanding that floor with a Polyvac or similar to remove all the adhesive residue. From the looks of it your lucky the tiler didnt do their job properly.

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gizmoe
Feb 16, 2012 9:17 pm
deb17
deb17
10 February 2012

Ardex Mudberry coloured grout Anyone got it?

Ardex Mudberry coloured grout Anyone got it?

It doesn't look white, I would say something. Have you had your Maintenance yet? we had the wrong color in our bathrooms and WC, and our builder re grouted them for us. …

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deb17
Feb 10, 2012 7:03 pm
planfan
planfan
10 February 2012

What is this kitchen flooring? (pics included)

What is this kitchen flooring? (pics included)

Looks like recycled rubber bits - try Clark Rubber? Google rubber floors in images and something very similar is on the second page - alter.e.com

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planfan
Feb 10, 2012 2:44 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
9 February 2012

Carpet tacks poking feet at doorway

Carpet tacks poking feet at doorway

When I did a carpet installation course we were always told not to install tack strips in walk way areas due to the problems…

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gizmoe
Feb 09, 2012 9:25 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
9 February 2012

Vinyl flooring - any advise ? suggestions? Please

Vinyl flooring - any advise ? suggestions? Please

Hi live2dream, Allure Grip. This is a floating PVC floor that comes in strips that have a grip strip built into each. You…

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gizmoe
Feb 09, 2012 7:51 am
willcres
willcres
8 February 2012

300 x 600 or 600 x 600??? help need to decide tonight

300 x 600 or 600 x 600??? help need to decide tonight

Can you still change it? I think there will be additional cost from DiLor $250 for changing, plus the laying ?? Ours is 600x600. If you in green range, then tiles is no…

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willcres
Feb 08, 2012 11:12 pm
willcres
gizmoe
gizmoe
8 February 2012

Office Chair on carpet

Office Chair on carpet

Any Flooring Retailer or Officeworks type place can obtain them for you. If your flooring salesperson is doing their job properly you would likely purchase it with your…

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gizmoe
Feb 08, 2012 9:13 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
7 February 2012

Eco Plus and IQ150

Eco Plus and IQ150
1, 2

Could you obtain a sample piece of your preferred carpet, then do your own tests with the Dogs smells etc? I know Beaulieu had an odour destroying product in their…

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gizmoe
Feb 07, 2012 8:04 pm
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gizmoe
Feb 07, 2012 7:52 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
7 February 2012

Wet concrete slab, new floor cannot be fixed. Please help

Wet concrete slab, new floor cannot be fixed. Please help

Wet Slabs can be rectified by products such as Ardex WPM300 Hydrapoxy, Ardex also have a Silicate type Product thatlooks like Orange cordial. Protect Crete also make…

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gizmoe
Feb 07, 2012 7:50 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
7 February 2012

Tiling over vs removal of old vynil tiles and black cutback

Tiling over vs removal of old vynil tiles and black cutback

Like Paul Mac has stated, You could glue, nail & screw the Ceramic tile u'lay over the existing if well stuck, level etc. I would personally remove the lot & start from…

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gizmoe
Feb 07, 2012 7:45 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
7 February 2012

Does anybody know how much Tilers charge ?

Does anybody know how much Tilers charge ?

If a tiler quoted me only $60m2 to install Polished Porcelain without asking me lots of questions & wanting a site visit, then I would run away very quickly. To install…

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gizmoe
Feb 07, 2012 7:42 pm
leah_1705
leah_1705
5 February 2012

Polishing an existing concrete slab?

Polishing an existing concrete slab?

I think there are products that can be poured over existing tiles (think it's called Pandomo?) but not sure what the lasting quality would be like. We're in the same boat…

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leah_1705
Feb 05, 2012 10:29 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
5 February 2012

Jarrah vinyl Plank

Jarrah vinyl Plank
1, 2

I know this post is from last year, but I am hoping you could tell me where to go to have a look at samples laid in Melbourne. I'm going to…

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HN Flooring Team
Feb 05, 2012 7:09 am
HN Flooring Team
Charnley
Charnley
4 February 2012

What do I need to Know about Solid T&G timber floors

What do I need to Know about Solid T&G timber floors

Hi All Thinking about putting solid T&G timber in our new build. At the moment tossing up between Grey Ironbak and Spotted gum. Just wanting to get the facts straight…

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Charnley
Feb 04, 2012 1:01 am
Charnley
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
30 January 2012

Limewash / White Bamboo Flooring

Limewash / White Bamboo Flooring

I prefer the alternating staggered look of Bamboo Australiana (supplied by Bamboo Timber Select in Melbourne), which I will be putting post…

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HN Flooring Team
Jan 30, 2012 8:13 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
27 January 2012

Looking for Christian Lacroix Riviera Rug - 160x260cm

Looking for Christian Lacroix Riviera Rug - 160x260cm

Thanks HN Flooring Team for your reply. I quite like the first one and this may be an option. I did look in my local HN store, but there was…

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HN Flooring Team
Jan 27, 2012 4:22 pm
HN Flooring Team
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
19 January 2012

Serfloor Vinyl Planks

Serfloor Vinyl Planks

I will not need the flooring until June approximately. I will be using installers that don't need beading :)

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theanonyuser
Jan 19, 2012 11:29 am
Lex
Lex
19 January 2012

Warranty on installation of timber floors

Warranty on installation of timber floors

Ummmh... sorry about the delay ... Anyway, I guess one full cycle (12 monhts / 4 seasons) should be enough to see if they made some installation "mistakes" (eg. (but not…

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Lex
Jan 19, 2012 5:43 am
Lex

Thought I might share the image below.... It's kinda relevant :) The building on the left, with the scaffolding.... Yeah, that's all bamboo, with those nylon packing ties…

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caz_770
Jan 18, 2012 11:36 pm
caz_770
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
18 January 2012

Could really use some advice - Carpet

Could really use some advice - Carpet

Hi Guys, Hope you can help me out here - we are looking at replacing the carpet in the bedrooms (3) + hallway in the extremely close…

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HN Flooring Team
Jan 18, 2012 10:07 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
18 January 2012

Carpets for bedrooms - underlay quality

Carpets for bedrooms - underlay quality

We are having Osprey, rich brown twist nylon carpet installed tomorrow. On the quote it states Supa Blue Underlay. After…

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HN Flooring Team
Jan 18, 2012 9:52 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
18 January 2012

Bamboo Flooring Quote

Bamboo Flooring Quote

Hi KTKTKT, Your local Harvey Norman store in Sydney will stock a product called Naturally Bamboo. It's is made from Moso Bamboo and there is around 7 colours to choose…

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HN Flooring Team
Jan 18, 2012 9:16 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
18 January 2012

Install bamboo floor before or after?

Install bamboo floor before or after?

Hi ChrisBirmele, Bamboo King is spot on. Kitchen first, floor last. Leave the kick boards off and have them retro fitted by the cabinet maker to then not require…

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HN Flooring Team
Jan 18, 2012 8:51 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
18 January 2012

carpet before or after bamboo floor installation

carpet before or after bamboo floor installation

Hi chickynat, Have your hard flooring installed first for sure. Your carpet layers then have something to finish to and will be grateful. Doing it reverse can cost you…

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HN Flooring Team
Jan 18, 2012 8:37 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
18 January 2012

Recommend a Carpet Supplier and Layer - Glen Waverley Melb

Recommend a Carpet Supplier and Layer - Glen Waverley Melb

Hi srpearson, Great to see that you are looking for good quality carpet. In general, the more you can invest in your flooring, the greater length of service it will…

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HN Flooring Team
Jan 18, 2012 6:16 pm
HN Flooring Team
embillindie
embillindie
13 January 2012

Pouring Polished Concrete after Slab

Pouring Polished Concrete after Slab

Hi I'm very new to this forum and just want to ask some advise on Polished Concrete. We are owner builder and are mainly using friends to do a lot of the work so we've…

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embillindie
Jan 13, 2012 11:34 am
Nico_dreambuild
Nico_dreambuild
12 January 2012

Polished Concrete

Polished Concrete

We are going with polished concrete flooring in our living area, from the research I have done it is cool in summer but cold in Winter however you can always get under…

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Nico_dreambuild
Jan 12, 2012 11:35 pm
Lopan
Lopan
12 January 2012

Sealing Decking Timber

Sealing Decking Timber

Can anyone recommend someone to restore my outside decking? I am in west suburbs Melbourne.

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Lopan
Jan 12, 2012 12:14 pm
JTdotWK
JTdotWK
10 January 2012

Floorboards running opposite directions

Floorboards running opposite directions

Hi All, With my renovations I am pulling out a few walls to open the house up a bit. One problem I am now facing is the joining of rooms where the floorboards are running…

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JTdotWK
Jan 10, 2012 3:31 pm
Althom
Althom
10 January 2012

Tiles or Bamboo flooring

Tiles or Bamboo flooring

Just a light spray with water with some metho in it. We were told not to use the cleaning products.

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Althom
Jan 10, 2012 2:12 pm
Althom
mary23
mary23
9 January 2012

brand new bamboo, installer has left scratches.

brand new bamboo, installer has left scratches.

sorry for the late reply bamboo king, but alas is not direct stick.That was one of the first things I asked my husband was can we replace the scratched boards, but meant…

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mary23
Jan 09, 2012 10:19 pm
ali2mdj
ali2mdj
9 January 2012

TILE STORES MELBOURNE

TILE STORES MELBOURNE

Hello everyone, Check this site. All information about tile. hope you like it and help you.

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ali2mdj
Jan 09, 2012 2:21 am
Onebuild
Onebuild
7 January 2012

Laminate Flooring Sydney

Laminate Flooring Sydney

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=53332 Check the thread above it will save me lots of typing, if you want to message me for more information you are more than welcome.

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Onebuild
Jan 07, 2012 10:57 pm
selina2106
selina2106
1 January 2012

to sand or not to sand, old timber floorboard

to sand or not to sand, old timber floorboard

Yeah I think sand them back and polish and they'll look brand new. I've had boards in worse shape then that, that came up great. If any damage is still visible after,…

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selina2106
Jan 01, 2012 11:30 pm


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