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remo2211
remo2211
4 October 2011

Supplies of Kempas Raw timber flooring

Supplies of Kempas Raw timber flooring

I forgot to mention that am looking for a supplier from sydney.

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remo2211
Oct 04, 2011 3:27 pm

Hi PHL, Besides the obvious that floating floor is easier to remove, it is cheaper and depending on the quality of underlay used, the floors will feel less "hard" to walk…

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Rewah
Oct 01, 2011 3:48 pm
Rewah
Rewah
Rewah
30 September 2011

Wonderfulfloor Hardwood or Bamboo floors

Wonderfulfloor Hardwood or Bamboo floors

Hi soakedblonde, I won't say which I'd recommend, because obviously I am a bit biased. :P However if you have ANY questions at all about bamboo flooring in general I'd love to help!

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Rewah
Sep 30, 2011 11:10 pm
Rewah
Rewah
Rewah
30 September 2011

Strand Woven Bamboo Carbonized

Strand Woven Bamboo Carbonized

Hi asja, Firstly I am sorry that you are dissappointed in your flooring. Bamboo is a great product to put on your floors.Do you by any chance have a photo of your…

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Rewah
Sep 30, 2011 10:56 pm
Rewah
thebigbuild
thebigbuild
30 September 2011

Bolero timber flooring

Bolero timber flooring

Does anyone have pics of this flooring in use? Feedback about it, we like dusty rock very much or also stone, some of the lighter colours and would love to see or hear…

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thebigbuild
Sep 30, 2011 9:23 pm
Michelle
Michelle
28 September 2011

To re-tile or not to re-tile?

To re-tile or not to re-tile?

I’d stick it out till the cat passes on…..sorry, but probably best that way. :( OR if you really can’t cope go and buy a nice cheap roll…

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Michelle
Sep 28, 2011 7:01 pm
Michelle
eyspy
eyspy
27 September 2011

Can I use laminate flooring as a interior roof feature?

Can I use laminate flooring as a interior roof feature?

You could also use tung and groove pine lining boards. I did this to a ceiling in a kitchen years ago and it looked great.

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eyspy
Sep 27, 2011 8:06 pm
DarlaDark
DarlaDark
26 September 2011

Tung Oil V Polyurethane for floorboards

Tung Oil V Polyurethane for floorboards

I haven't done it but we are going with oil. I've been told by my family that it's better and they have been in the industry for 10-30 years

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DarlaDark
Sep 26, 2011 5:41 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
25 September 2011

Cleaning & restoring vinyl planks

Cleaning & restoring vinyl planks

Hi zarda,l wouldn't advise planks on stumps.In my old house that was on stumps l had tiles with movement the grout would dislodge,l am having planks in my new house built on slab

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pattycake4
Sep 25, 2011 12:28 pm
laurajmc
laurajmc
25 September 2011

Titan Select Laminate Flooring vs Armstrong / Other brands

Titan Select Laminate Flooring vs Armstrong / Other brands

Hi everyone, after reading through so many topics on this forum I finally decided to register and this is my first post. We've just started doing some basic renovating of…

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laurajmc
Sep 25, 2011 11:33 am
zarda
zarda
25 September 2011

pros and cons for solid timber v laminate/bamboo

pros and cons for solid timber v laminate/bamboo

Hi What sort of house did you lay your vinyl planks in, eg on a concrete slab? I have a timber house on stumps and would like the planks. Would you plse check out my…

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zarda
Sep 25, 2011 9:38 am
rocketship
rocketship
24 September 2011

Bona Mega floor finish

Bona Mega floor finish

Sorry for late reply. I actually don't know what type of finish I had on the previous house. I trusted the guy who did the sand and polish to do whatever he thought was…

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rocketship
Sep 24, 2011 2:06 pm
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 12:54 pm
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 1:42 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 9:06 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 5:25 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 4:25 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 8:18 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 2:13 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 2:11 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 1:23 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 7:30 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 8:59 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 04, 2011 12:31 am
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 7:26 pm
trishcoastie
belc
belc
26 August 2011

Where tiles meet carpet??

Where tiles meet carpet??
1, 2

where would i get the zigzag type trim from?

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belc
Aug 26, 2011 4:16 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 2:15 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 9:43 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 2:52 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 10:32 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 10:29 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 9:52 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 9:39 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 10:49 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 11:48 am
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Testedbytime
Aug 17, 2011 11:21 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 1:07 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 2:33 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 10:25 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 7:18 pm
Michelle
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Michelle
Aug 12, 2011 7:08 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 5:57 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 7:45 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 9:00 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 5:52 pm


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