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nemisis
nemisis
21 September 2011

Small/Large tile combos

Small/Large tile combos

Looking for a Charcoal/cream colour coded tile design for my front porch/alfresco area - some examples would be nice.

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nemisis
Sep 21, 2011 11:54 am
landed
landed
20 September 2011

Beaufloors Laminate vs. Quickstep Laminate

Beaufloors Laminate vs. Quickstep Laminate
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Well if they come in the living room and we drop a half mug of water then mop it up immediately then they come back the following day might proove it. I have seen other…

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landed
Sep 20, 2011 12:42 am
Trinity
Trinity
18 September 2011

SPOTTED GUM GRADE & FINISH Feature Standard Select Gloss Mat

SPOTTED GUM GRADE & FINISH Feature Standard Select Gloss Mat

We initially wanted gloss timber floors (as we loved it in our rental) but are so glad we were talked into semi gloss/matt instead. If you have kids or plan to in your new…

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Trinity
Sep 18, 2011 8:06 pm
Starz
Starz
10 September 2011

Advised by the tiler not to go with small grout line

Advised by the tiler not to go with small grout line

Thanks for your reply Craig. Yes the tiler did have a look and said that he will need to use screed to level some of the areas. We are re-thinking the tile we selected…

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Starz
Sep 10, 2011 4:25 pm
Starz
Aarjay
Aarjay
9 September 2011

Brazilian Teak Floors

Brazilian Teak Floors

Hi We are building a new home and looking to install Brazilian Teak timber floorboards with a company called Indusfloor. I was wondering if anyone has used this company…

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Aarjay
Sep 09, 2011 3:25 pm
Mark S
Mark S
8 September 2011

out sourcing tiles instead of going through the builder

out sourcing tiles instead of going through the builder

Our builder is going to fix the skirtings to all areas that will have carpet. He said that is best to do it before so the carpet can be laid…

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Mark S
Sep 08, 2011 7:18 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
6 September 2011

Gloss or matt tiles??

Gloss or matt tiles??

Removing wax of polished porcelain is very easy to do, but I would not use an acid such as vinega which is 4.0 pH. The safest way is to buy…

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Mclaren
Sep 06, 2011 1:13 pm
Mclaren
deb17
deb17
6 September 2011

URGENT - WHAT TO DO WHEN WATER BASED PAINT SPILT ON CARPET

URGENT - WHAT TO DO WHEN WATER BASED PAINT SPILT ON CARPET

Our builder came today, he used Lift off, from Bunnings, it's the one for removing paint, he said it's where the cleaning products are. It has a yellow lid, it was…

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deb17
Sep 06, 2011 1:11 pm
Trish
Trish
6 September 2011

Squeaking and Loosing floor board

Squeaking and Loosing floor board

I Bought a townhouse last year (2010), and the townhouse was built in 2008. Recently, I found that the floorboard at the upstair level is very…

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Trish
Sep 06, 2011 12:23 pm
Trish
Michelle
Michelle
6 September 2011

Selecting carpet sight unseen

Selecting carpet sight unseen

Pure wool, and about to use Polypropylene (designer style) again in this house. :)

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Michelle
Sep 06, 2011 6:30 am
Michelle
Lex
Lex
5 September 2011

Help - Please !!

Help - Please !!

Scrubbing with cream cleanser on a rough rug usually works (Ceramic). What kind are your tiles? Porcelain?

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Lex
Sep 05, 2011 7:59 pm
Lex
architect
architect
3 September 2011

embleton bamboo flooring

embleton bamboo flooring

thanks for you help wombat I will be ordering 30m2 next week of natural and underlay. I will post a photo of the finshed product. might be in 3 or so weeks. my…

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architect
Sep 03, 2011 11:31 pm
trishcoastie
trishcoastie
30 August 2011

TILE A WHOLE HOUSE

TILE A WHOLE HOUSE
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our kid's are all 14 plus.... we/i have started too think carpet in the bedrooms as our daughter is moving out in october,so there goes the problem,no more make-up all…

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trishcoastie
Aug 30, 2011 6:26 pm
trishcoastie
belc
belc
26 August 2011

Where tiles meet carpet??

Where tiles meet carpet??
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where would i get the zigzag type trim from?

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belc
Aug 26, 2011 3:16 pm
Hunterhouse
Hunterhouse
25 August 2011

Choosing our first carpet?

Choosing our first carpet?

Thanks everyone. We have decided to go with something a little more expensive. We are also leaving the tiles in the hallway and rumpus room ( I really wanted carpet for…

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Hunterhouse
Aug 25, 2011 1:15 pm
mary23
mary23
23 August 2011

Skirting board done before flooring - Vinyl planks & Carpet

Skirting board done before flooring - Vinyl planks & Carpet

Im having bamboo flooring, but dont like the beading at all, so we have chosen to leave our skirtings off and will put them on after floors are done, we have carpets in…

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mary23
Aug 23, 2011 8:43 am
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
22 August 2011

Tips for applying a Solvent based Poly finish

Tips for applying a Solvent based Poly finish

New rollers lose a lot of fibres and should be cleaned with the right cleaning solution prior to the first use. They must not be used for the final coat until they have…

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Testedbytime
Aug 22, 2011 1:52 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
21 August 2011

Cleaning Tips after Floor Board Installation

Cleaning Tips after Floor Board Installation

Anybody got any bright ideas as to best way to clean whole house after floorboards have been installed and sanded in a new build (which also had…

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Testedbytime
Aug 21, 2011 9:32 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
21 August 2011

Some timber floor board ends 3mm lower than the rest...

Some timber floor board ends 3mm lower than the rest...

In 3 spots (our of the 250sqm) ends of boards are around 3mm lower than all the other boards. Should we sand the complete floor until it is all even or should we putty up…

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Testedbytime
Aug 21, 2011 9:29 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
21 August 2011

Which type of Timber Flooring & best suited Underlay

Which type of Timber Flooring & best suited Underlay
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Is anyone aware of a chemical reaction which happens when solvent based poly coating comes in contact with the adhesive and apparently causes bubbles?

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Testedbytime
Aug 21, 2011 8:52 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
21 August 2011

Timber floor sanding - first (45 degree) cut

Timber floor sanding - first (45 degree) cut

When doing the first cut, is it absolutely crutial to cut at 45 degrees? What about really narrow or extremely long (25m +) rooms?

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Testedbytime
Aug 21, 2011 8:39 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
18 August 2011

Matching putty to timber

Matching putty to timber

I will check out walnut. Thanks Lex.

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Testedbytime
Aug 18, 2011 9:49 am
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
17 August 2011

Sanding – First, Second and Third cut

Sanding – First, Second and Third cut

When sanding a brand new hardwood floor, how many times during the first, second and third cut would one generally go over with a floor sander? First cut - 2-3…

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Testedbytime
Aug 17, 2011 10:48 am
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Testedbytime
Aug 17, 2011 10:21 am
chippy
chippy
17 August 2011

Filling hollow spaces under timber floor

Filling hollow spaces under timber floor

Over here in the west we don't use nails that are removed. We use 3.3mm diameter concrete nails that get hammered into a pre-drilled 3mm hole. These really bite and pull…

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chippy
Aug 17, 2011 12:07 am
chippy
teamtoscano
teamtoscano
14 August 2011

Carpet Selections?

Carpet Selections?

Hi Everyone, We are about to recarpet the upstairs area of our house (3 bedrooms and an average sized lounge area). Given this will be our main living area can anyone…

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teamtoscano
Aug 14, 2011 1:33 pm
Starz
Starz
14 August 2011

Extra large format porcelain tiles... labour cost?

Extra large format porcelain tiles... labour cost?

We are looking to order our floor tiles soon and out of all the tiles places in Melbourne, one stood out and we both finally agree on. It's a 900mm x 450mm full bodied…

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Starz
Aug 14, 2011 9:25 am
Starz
Michelle
Michelle
12 August 2011

Feltex – Carpet Calculator for rooms

Feltex – Carpet Calculator for rooms

To help you work out how much carpet you will need for a room to get a quote. http://www.feltex.com/residential/r_fel ... alculator/

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Michelle
Aug 12, 2011 6:18 pm
Michelle
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Michelle
Aug 12, 2011 6:08 pm
Michelle
namtrak
namtrak
11 August 2011

Sealing old timber floors

Sealing old timber floors

Bona Naturale - ring Bona and talk to Adrian to get some advice

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namtrak
Aug 11, 2011 4:57 pm
Michelle
Michelle
10 August 2011

Cleaning vinyl planks

Cleaning vinyl planks

Yes you can vacuum your Karndean planks. We do it every week at work, but make sure you use the soft part of the vacuum head when doing so. You can buy a cleaner for…

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Michelle
Aug 10, 2011 6:45 pm
Michelle
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
9 August 2011

Anyone got pics of vinyl planks?

Anyone got pics of vinyl planks?

$25/sqm is not laid. That is purely materials + delivery. Laying will cost more, I need to find a good layer in Melbourne at some point :) I will have approx 100sqm of…

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theanonyuser
Aug 09, 2011 8:00 am
eyspy
eyspy
8 August 2011

Floor sanding - without drum sander?

Floor sanding - without drum sander?

Most definately hire a sander, you will regret it if you go to all that expense of coatings and find that the gloss finish highlighted every little perfection you thought…

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eyspy
Aug 08, 2011 4:52 pm
ChristineX
ChristineX
7 August 2011

Polished concrete floors and wet areas

Polished concrete floors and wet areas

Having found a volume builder that is happy to do polished concrete floors (and another H1er in my suburb is in the process of having polished floors, and the people who…

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ChristineX
Aug 07, 2011 1:40 pm
kellyW24
kellyW24
5 August 2011

Opinion? What flooring suits dark timer floorboards

Opinion? What flooring suits dark timer floorboards

Great advice! Thank you for taking the time to reply, it is definitely appreciated :) So happy to know opposite flooring (dark to light, timber to shiny) works, thank you…

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kellyW24
Aug 05, 2011 1:55 pm
dreaman
dreaman
4 August 2011

Bamboo or laminate, that is the question...

Bamboo or laminate, that is the question...

No, it doesnt really need to be sanitised, just like the ultra clean feel. Thanks for the advise

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dreaman
Aug 04, 2011 7:48 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
4 August 2011

Timbermate Putty - Interior Wood Filler

Timbermate Putty - Interior Wood Filler

Has anyone used Timbermate Putty for filling the nail holes and gaps in their newly installed timber floor? If so, would you recommend it, or is there a better product out there?

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Testedbytime
Aug 04, 2011 9:55 am
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
2 August 2011

where T&G timber meets Glass sliding door

where T&G timber meets Glass sliding door

I would like to know the answer to this question too :)

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Testedbytime
Aug 02, 2011 4:42 pm
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Testedbytime
Aug 02, 2011 4:41 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
2 August 2011

What type of roller for applying Bostik Moisture Seal

What type of roller for applying Bostik Moisture Seal

What type/size roller would you recommend for applying Bostik Moisture Seal to concrete?

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Testedbytime
Aug 02, 2011 10:31 am
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
1 August 2011

What to put under the furniture to protect your floorboard?

What to put under the furniture to protect your floorboard?

I bought some rubber-type self stick pads from the $2 shop, there were several sizes in the pack. So far they seem to be OK and have a reasonable amount of grip on the…

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HappyCamper_au
Aug 01, 2011 1:44 pm
tjilpi
tjilpi
1 August 2011

Baltic or Brushbox

Baltic or Brushbox

Decision made. I got some Grey Box this morning for around $18- sqr. mtr. I believe its got a Jenka rating of around 12??, so pretty hard. Anyone looking for some cheap…

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tjilpi
Aug 01, 2011 9:35 am


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