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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
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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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Aug 17, 2011 10:48 am
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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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Aug 02, 2011 4:42 pm
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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
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
31 July 2011

PUTTY - Spot Patching Vs Trowel Filling

PUTTY - Spot Patching Vs Trowel Filling

When working with a new/raw solid timber floor, what is the best way to fill the nail holes and (butt joints)/gaps between floor boards? With a scraper or mixing a large…

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Testedbytime
Jul 31, 2011 8:34 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
31 July 2011

Pics of vinyl planking in bathrooms

Pics of vinyl planking in bathrooms

dtechstr, do you know if the shiny ones come like that or do they have a seal on them.

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pattycake4
Jul 31, 2011 5:51 pm
Michelle
Michelle
31 July 2011

New bamboo floors - Sand and polish option

New bamboo floors - Sand and polish option

I haven’t seen the un-finished Bamboo, sorry I can’t help you. :(

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Michelle
Jul 31, 2011 4:16 pm
Michelle
Floop
Floop
31 July 2011

Synteko Natural vs Solid vs Bona Traffic?

Synteko Natural vs Solid vs Bona Traffic?

Heyo, I'm just tossing up a finish for my floor (reno, needs to be sanded back etc), and seem to have come down to two brands, Bona and Synteko. The only thing is I'm…

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Floop
Jul 31, 2011 12:31 am
pedro.lyn.josh
pedro.lyn.josh
30 July 2011

Flooring tiles question

Flooring tiles question

IMO it is in your best interest to tile the floor first..... 600x600 tile requires screeding (leveling of your slab) and because of this your father wont have to worry…

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pedro.lyn.josh
Jul 30, 2011 3:12 pm
pedro.lyn.josh
Lex
Lex
29 July 2011

Acclimatise after laying and before sanding?

Acclimatise after laying and before sanding?
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Thanks, namtrak. I understand what you mean - I know that engineered floating floors are terrible when in comes to moisture. I've seen some off-cuts completely…

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Lex
Jul 29, 2011 9:10 pm
Lex
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
29 July 2011

Doing your own floor coverings? Bathroom, ensuite....

Doing your own floor coverings? Bathroom, ensuite....

Did some more searching and found this thread: Alternative to wall tiles in a bathroom viewtopic.php?f=21&t=44465&p=761277#p761277 Aquapanel looks like it would be good…

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theanonyuser
Jul 29, 2011 7:30 pm
Linda27
Linda27
28 July 2011

Carpets/Tiles/Timber in sydney

Carpets/Tiles/Timber in sydney

Carpet tiles have the advantage of being able to move quickly around to make room for a nice and be replaced quickly if the incident. They still benefit from the normal…

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Linda27
Jul 28, 2011 3:43 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
26 July 2011

Water-based or Solvent-based finish??

Water-based or Solvent-based finish??

Borg has unfortunately left the forum :( He means that standard and feature grade timbers already come with some imprefections in the timber itself,…

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Testedbytime
Jul 26, 2011 3:39 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
25 July 2011

Do you think this is ok?

Do you think this is ok?

Thank you HappyCamper_au. Very helpful indeed.

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Testedbytime
Jul 25, 2011 2:02 pm
chatterbox
chatterbox
24 July 2011

unlevel (new build) concrete and wood floor- how to level

unlevel (new build) concrete and wood floor- how to level

The house is split level - so the floor is half concrete and half flooring sheet (yellow tongue). The slab is not level (due to being poured on a very hot day and under…

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chatterbox
Jul 24, 2011 1:29 pm
Rups
Rups
21 July 2011

Flooring - before or after?

Flooring - before or after?

Good stuff. You're very lucky they're soft nailing them!

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Rups
Jul 21, 2011 12:57 pm
Rups
deb17
deb17
20 July 2011

opinion dark or light?

opinion dark or light?

I like the dark, but grey sounds good.

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deb17
Jul 20, 2011 10:12 am
chuth77
chuth77
20 July 2011

Scratched & Scuffed Polished Floorboards - Revival Tips?

Scratched & Scuffed Polished Floorboards - Revival Tips?

Thanks Holly... It's my own property, and personally I hate rugs on polished floors! Besides that, there are too many marks to cover with strategically places coverings!

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chuth77
Jul 20, 2011 7:09 am
deco20
deco20
17 July 2011

Newsprint style floating laminate floor

Newsprint style floating laminate floor

I am looking at renovation a home office room and stumbled upon a laminate flooring( I think) in the style of black and white newsprint. my computer crashed and I didn't…

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deco20
Jul 17, 2011 2:01 pm
Michelle
Michelle
14 July 2011

bamboo flooring and hounds.... How does it hold up?

bamboo flooring and hounds.... How does it hold up?

Hi K….I’ve only been back at C/C now for 3 ½ months from 7 years out of the industry. When I first got back we also were selling Crickey Bamboo, which I thought…

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Michelle
Jul 14, 2011 6:23 pm
Michelle


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