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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 1:44 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 8:25 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 6:51 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 10:12 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 8:13 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
7 February 2012

Eco Plus and IQ150

Eco Plus and IQ150
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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 7:04 pm
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gizmoe
Feb 07, 2012 6:52 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 6:50 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 6:45 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 6:42 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 9:29 pm
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
5 February 2012

Jarrah vinyl Plank

Jarrah vinyl Plank
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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 6:09 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 12:01 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 7:13 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 3:22 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 10:29 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 4:43 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 10:36 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 9:07 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 8:52 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 8:16 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 7:51 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 7:37 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 5:16 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 10:34 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 10:35 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 11:14 am
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 2:31 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 1:12 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 9:19 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 1:21 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 9:57 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 10:30 pm
Bamboo King
Bamboo King
30 December 2011

Installing bamboo floor over tiles

Installing bamboo floor over tiles

Sorry if this has been answered, I couldn't find anything from the search. Is it possible to install bamboo planks over tiles? Our dining,…

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Bamboo King
Dec 30, 2011 6:29 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
19 December 2011

Water based poly over oil based sealer?

Water based poly over oil based sealer?

Saying that the sealer will yellow has me confused, We use non Yellowing Polyurethanes a few times per year for Epoxy floors & it costs twice as much, but can be used…

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gizmoe
Dec 19, 2011 1:48 pm
LuckyMe
LuckyMe
16 December 2011

Quest Carpet

Quest Carpet

Thank you that's reassuring. I ordered my carpet and it's being laid onTuesday! Just in time for Xmas.

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LuckyMe
Dec 16, 2011 7:10 pm
rocketship
rocketship
16 December 2011

Timber Flooring - confused about species!! Please help!!

Timber Flooring - confused about species!! Please help!!

Before I waste your time, I think my husband has found the answer in this excellent document about timber flooring.... firestreak is more commonly known as wormy…

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rocketship
Dec 16, 2011 8:54 am
gizmoe
gizmoe
15 December 2011

Wet Areas Silicone

Wet Areas Silicone

I have never seen Porcelain discoloured or affected by acetic cure silicone & we use it all the time. Only ever use neutral on granite, marble etc.

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gizmoe
Dec 15, 2011 7:58 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
15 December 2011

Laminate flooring- Egger or Floor Art

Laminate flooring- Egger or Floor Art

Sounds super cheap, but you might get what you paid for. I would want nothing less than $25m2 for an installation plus trims to do a proper job. As for the economical…

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gizmoe
Dec 15, 2011 7:57 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
15 December 2011

3mm Grout line & which tile for my main floor

3mm Grout line & which tile for my main floor

I think they are just trying to convince you not to do the 1.5mm grout line which I doubt would even be to Australian standards. It could also be to allow for grinding…

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gizmoe
Dec 15, 2011 7:53 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
15 December 2011

Carpet spike strip

Carpet spike strip

Sounds right to me. I would use a stair tool laid flat on the gripper & tap it.

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gizmoe
Dec 15, 2011 7:46 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
15 December 2011

Carpet Court - Peace of Mind range of Carpet?

Carpet Court - Peace of Mind range of Carpet?

willcres, I would say compared to what I charge that is pretty good pricing. We are out in the country & freight kills us with pricing on product.

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gizmoe
Dec 15, 2011 7:36 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
15 December 2011

Do these allowances sound about right?

Do these allowances sound about right?

Depending on where you are but we work on $50-$60m2 for our builders but that is only a mid range quality carpet. I would go have a look at a flooring store & see what you…

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gizmoe
Dec 15, 2011 7:32 pm
kiwi
kiwi
15 December 2011

What floor covering should I consider?

What floor covering should I consider?

sounds good, glad you sorted it easily.

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kiwi
Dec 15, 2011 2:21 pm
kiwi
rocketship
rocketship
8 December 2011

Advice on cleaning new timber floors

Advice on cleaning new timber floors

An Australian company called Nature Direct have just released a new easy mop flooring system. It is sensational and so easy to use!! I will PM you details.

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rocketship
Dec 08, 2011 3:11 pm
Dollar
Dollar
29 November 2011

Disadvantage of installing timber floor in the kitchen?

Disadvantage of installing timber floor in the kitchen?

Timber floors can look really stunning. I use a similar cleaning method to Trinity and use a microfibre mop and once in a while will use a wrung out floor mop mitt to…

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Dollar
Nov 29, 2011 8:49 pm
sceen7
sceen7
25 November 2011

mix of polished concrete and wooden floors

mix of polished concrete and wooden floors
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I thought i would bump this thread as this is where it all kinda started to me. our timber floors are in and the concrete has had its 1st cut and the two look spectacular.…

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sceen7
Nov 25, 2011 7:31 pm
Lot927
Lot927
20 November 2011

Boral Engineered timber floor Questions

Boral Engineered timber floor Questions

Stormey - your house is stunning, would you mind when you get a chance posting a few pics of the marks. We had a spotted gum full timber floor in our last home, but only…

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Lot927
Nov 20, 2011 7:52 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
20 November 2011

Armstrong vinyl planks

Armstrong vinyl planks

Vinyl plank like vinyl sheet has lots of Brands. We sell Karndean & Armstrong & occassionally Polyflor. Company Websites are not bad for an idea.

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gizmoe
Nov 20, 2011 10:22 am


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