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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
delatite13
delatite13
16 March 2012

solid timber boards on a slab

solid timber boards on a slab
1, 2

Solid bamboo most certainly can be sanded. It can be treated exactly the same as any other hardwood flooring. If it gets scratched over time, it just gets sanded and…

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delatite13
Mar 16, 2012 10:56 am
delatite13
delatite13
delatite13
16 March 2012

Bamboo V's Black Butt Floating Floor

Bamboo V's Black Butt Floating Floor

Re the swelling problem. I think you will find that will happen with any type of wooden flooring if it gets wet and stays wet for a long enough period. We are looking…

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delatite13
Mar 16, 2012 10:28 am
delatite13
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
12 March 2012

How to install uniclic bamboo?

How to install uniclic bamboo?

Thanks for all the advice everyone. Looks like I should be hiring a professional! At least I have a better understanding now. HN I am in the Ryde…

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HN Flooring Team
Mar 12, 2012 6:58 pm
HN Flooring Team
BradS
BradS
11 March 2012

Bathroom Tiling - Floors and Walls

Bathroom Tiling - Floors and Walls

hhhmmmm We went out yesterday and spied on some display homes, which i am sure everyone does, and it was interesting to see what they had done. There was quite a mix,…

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BradS
Mar 11, 2012 9:46 pm
bel
bel
11 March 2012

Versatile Ceramics at Bella Vista - do they still exist?

Versatile Ceramics at Bella Vista - do they still exist?

Hi Nina, I drove past yesterday and they had a massive for lease sign in the window - so I'm guessing they aren't around anymore :(

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bel
Mar 11, 2012 9:49 am
bel
HN Flooring Team
HN Flooring Team
10 March 2012

Glossy Laminate floors - cleaning them

Glossy Laminate floors - cleaning them

We appreciate your perspective Flew, however there are thousands of Australians who are very happy with the floor and believe it has indeed added value to their homes. The…

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HN Flooring Team
Mar 10, 2012 1:59 pm
HN Flooring Team
gizmoe
gizmoe
8 March 2012

$105 psqm to lay tiles ???????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!

$105 psqm to lay tiles ???????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!

Almost done - been sealed, now just needs grouting. Looks fantastic though - glad I went to the effort of getting sandstone…

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gizmoe
Mar 08, 2012 9:05 pm
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
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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 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

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