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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 7:29 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 2:48 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 8:10 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 9:54 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 8:58 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 8:57 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 8:53 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 8:46 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 8:36 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 8:32 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 3:21 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 4:11 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 9:49 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 8:31 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 8:52 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 11:22 am
gizmoe
gizmoe
20 November 2011

laminate flooring

laminate flooring

We charge $30m2 plus trims for Quickstep installation. Good choice on the Quickstep brand, Easily the best Laminate manufacturer in the world. Make sure you use the…

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gizmoe
Nov 20, 2011 11:14 am
gizmoe
gizmoe
18 November 2011

Bubbles in solvent based poly finish

Bubbles in solvent based poly finish

Good Question, Did you contact adhesive manufacturer or Polyurethane Supplier?

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gizmoe
Nov 18, 2011 11:32 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
17 November 2011

No carpet in bedrooms

No carpet in bedrooms

You could use underfloor heating to improve the temp of the Tiles..

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gizmoe
Nov 17, 2011 10:57 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
17 November 2011

Quest carpet solution dyed -same colours but different names

Quest carpet solution dyed -same colours but different names

At a guess without seeing either of them I would say yes it was, but can Carpet Right confirm that Villa Maria is 48oz like the Crossly Twist? I would think that Quest…

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gizmoe
Nov 17, 2011 9:55 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
17 November 2011

Installing carpet and tiles question

Installing carpet and tiles question

Be aware that most tilers will not be able to properly stretch the carpet back onto the multipurpose trim, or smoothedge. It may be just me, but…

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gizmoe
Nov 17, 2011 9:09 pm
willcres
willcres
17 November 2011

Minster Carpet @ Di Lorenzo

Minster Carpet @ Di Lorenzo

Hi Domenic, Did you finally get minster carpet? Which range did you get ? I also think to get Minster "North Cape" in Silver Birch. How's their quality so far? Thanks.

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willcres
Nov 17, 2011 7:51 pm
willcres
gizmoe
gizmoe
16 November 2011

Carpet Woes

Carpet Woes

To be fair to Goofy, it might not have been a manufacturing problem. How often do you vacuum?, Have you got a newish vacuum? How much traffic does it get? What weight…

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gizmoe
Nov 16, 2011 9:52 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
16 November 2011

The unknown - lifting tiles and carpet to lay floating floor

The unknown - lifting tiles and carpet to lay floating floor

I would expect to pay around $30m2 to remove existing carpet & vinyl & then a quick grind to clean. In saying that, if there is something scary under your flooring like…

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gizmoe
Nov 16, 2011 9:09 pm
sienna81
sienna81
16 November 2011

Bamboo on new slab - need to seal the concrete?

Bamboo on new slab - need to seal the concrete?

oh - and we had a 'flood' recently where the floor got all wet. We pulled up the timber- underlay and membrane plastic- dried everything out then relay it... was fine…

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sienna81
Nov 16, 2011 2:24 pm
David Oliver
David Oliver
11 November 2011

Electrical bonding of pool to house

Electrical bonding of pool to house

Three questions about electrical bonding of an unground concrete pool to the house. 1/ what earth wire size is required for the earth wire from the pool to the house ?…

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David Oliver
Nov 11, 2011 9:58 am
Casa2
Casa2
6 November 2011

Brushbox or Sydney Blue Gum

Brushbox or Sydney Blue Gum

The Brushbox and Sydney Blue Gum were the two on my final list as well. In the end went for Sydney Blue Gum as the Brushbox appeared a bit washed out. Like what I got. My…

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Casa2
Nov 06, 2011 11:39 am
craigmh
craigmh
1 November 2011

Laminate flooring + steel door frames?

Laminate flooring + steel door frames?

Hi Craig. All door frames are held in place. With brick walls there are clips put into the back of the frames that are then laid into mortar…

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craigmh
Nov 01, 2011 11:24 am
Getjason
Getjason
25 July 2012

Cost of Polished concrete??

Cost of Polished concrete??

I wanted Hiperfloor(which is aparently the best) but was told if I do overlay the concrete might crack due to the heavy machinery. hahahaha The System is only as…

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Getjason
Jul 25, 2012 3:00 am
Lex
Lex
28 October 2011

White grout, Coloured grout, Sand/Cement grout??

White grout, Coloured grout, Sand/Cement grout??

I read on additives quickly today and it seems that Davco Grout Cure is for cement based grouts (and with my very limited understanding of tiling, I think cement based…

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Lex
Oct 28, 2011 8:38 pm
Lex
tintin
tintin
26 October 2011

Timber Flooring Sydney - I think our quote is too $$$

Timber Flooring Sydney - I think our quote is too $$$

Digging up an older thread. I have two quote for raw spotted gum in select grade over plywood. One from a small operator who barely speaks English but is very keen and…

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tintin
Oct 26, 2011 12:13 pm
Buttercup
Buttercup
25 October 2011

selling old carpet

selling old carpet

You can't really put a price on second hand carpet. Your best off putting it on ebay on an auction you get what you can for it. If it only goes for 99c then thats all it worth.

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Buttercup
Oct 25, 2011 7:01 pm
Buttercup
newbuilder1
newbuilder1
24 October 2011

Spare Tiles for house?

Spare Tiles for house?

I would def be sourcing more. You dont want 1 to crack and cant get the same tiles again. I have about 5sqm left over of mine (had to purchase more) to ensure this didnt…

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newbuilder1
Oct 24, 2011 12:33 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
20 October 2011

cleaning polish porcelain tiles

cleaning polish porcelain tiles

Any progress on this?? That wax coating is SOOOOOO slippery, and it just doesn't budge!! What should we use?? Orange oil? Special cleanser from tile…

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Grout Perfect
Oct 20, 2011 10:00 am
Grout Perfect
radiochef
radiochef
19 October 2011

Bamboo Flooring in Perth

Bamboo Flooring in Perth

I am not impressed with my Bamboozle Bamwood floor. Looks shocking under downlights with so much debris in the surface after sand and finish.

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radiochef
Oct 19, 2011 1:23 am

Hi there! We currently have polished floorboards and they were done in water-based polyurethane so whilst they're yellowish they're not orange yet. All our wood furniture…

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kels
Oct 18, 2011 3:22 pm
kylz44
kylz44
16 October 2011

Installation costs for overlay timber glued to slab?

Installation costs for overlay timber glued to slab?

Ok, this may be the deciding factor on whether we go with engineered floating floor or direct stick timber overlay. How much would it cost to get overlay installed direct…

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kylz44
Oct 16, 2011 10:35 pm
gizmoe
gizmoe
16 October 2011

Solid or engineered timber flooring? Solid glued down???

Solid or engineered timber flooring? Solid glued down???

You can sand & recoat Readyflor or various other overlay flooring as long as they have 4mm or better top layers. A 18mm Hardwood floor is not any better than Readyfloor…

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gizmoe
Oct 16, 2011 11:10 am
kexkez
kexkez
16 October 2011

Cleaning timber flooring with metho?

Cleaning timber flooring with metho?

vinegar and water is what Dh uses on our cork flooring as well.

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kexkez
Oct 16, 2011 10:09 am
kexkez
gizmoe
gizmoe
16 October 2011

Help with a carpet quote please.

Help with a carpet quote please.
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We were almost sold on eco "corn" carpet but have heard very mixed reviews from different companies that it is a fantastic product to begging us…

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gizmoe
Oct 16, 2011 1:54 am
gizmoe
gizmoe
16 October 2011

Readyfloor, Premium Floors

Readyfloor, Premium Floors

Readyflor is a very good product for what it is, however from time to time I'm sure they have a few problems like anything. Is there a reason you are not using Quietstep…

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gizmoe
Oct 16, 2011 1:06 am
gizmoe
gizmoe
16 October 2011

Vinyl Planks Verse Vinyl Sheet

Vinyl Planks Verse Vinyl Sheet

If you want vinyl plank then go for it. You should not be installing vinyl flooring directly onto a chipboard, plywood or timber floor without an u'lay. I know you can…

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gizmoe
Oct 16, 2011 12:52 am
kylz44
kylz44
15 October 2011

Timber overlay - how to check quality?

Timber overlay - how to check quality?

We are leaning towards the slimmer solid overlay flooring that you can glue straight to your slab. We want to ensure we are getting good quality, but have no idea what we…

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kylz44
Oct 15, 2011 5:11 pm
eyspy
eyspy
14 October 2011

Anyone have a Polished poreclain floor?

Anyone have a Polished poreclain floor?

Slippery ? Yes and No. But....but....if you have kids, they will show you how to wear socks and slide from one end of your passage right on through the wall at the other…

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eyspy
Oct 14, 2011 9:38 pm
stinomus
stinomus
12 October 2011

Floor Tiles

Floor Tiles

Really that's personal preference, what do you prefer?

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stinomus
Oct 12, 2011 10:39 am
kktan9812
kktan9812
11 October 2011

Anyone seen or used "Timber Tiles" for their home?

Anyone seen or used "Timber Tiles" for their home?

I am also interested in the timber tiles. Did you manage to have it done on your house. I know the timber tiles is kinda expensive. How much does it come up to per sq.m?

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kktan9812
Oct 11, 2011 1:40 pm
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*MrsG*
Oct 07, 2011 6:39 am
soccermum
soccermum
5 October 2011

vacuum system

vacuum system
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Mum and dads house is 30 years old this year and has ducted vacuuming! Mum said when they built, no one else had it though, and I'm tossing up whether to get it for our…

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soccermum
Oct 05, 2011 10:43 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
5 October 2011

Ducted Vacuum System

Ducted Vacuum System

Valet have been arounds for years,seam to be very good and afordable.

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pattycake4
Oct 05, 2011 5:36 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
4 October 2011

What colour carpet will suit?

What colour carpet will suit?

If you have a chocolate/cream colour theme then what about a taupe coloured carpet? That's what I chose in a Godfrey Hirst cut pile carpet and it looks fantastic (imho).

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HappyCamper_au
Oct 04, 2011 6:54 pm


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