Flooring & Floor Covering
Install bamboo floor before or after?
Hi ChrisBirmele, Bamboo King is spot on. Kitchen first, floor last. Leave the kick boards off and have them retro fitted by the cabinet maker to then not require…
carpet before or after bamboo floor installation
Hi chickynat, Have your hard flooring installed first for sure. Your carpet layers then have something to finish to and will be grateful. Doing it reverse can cost you…
Recommend a Carpet Supplier and Layer - Glen Waverley Melb
Hi srpearson, Great to see that you are looking for good quality carpet. In general, the more you can invest in your flooring, the greater length of service it will…
embillindiePouring Polished Concrete after Slab
13 January 2012
Hi I'm very new to this forum and just want to ask some advise on Polished Concrete. We are owner builder and are mainly using friends to do a lot of the work so we've…
JTdotWKFloorboards running opposite directions
10 January 2012
Hi All, With my renovations I am pulling out a few walls to open the house up a bit. One problem I am now facing is the joining of rooms where the floorboards are running…
mary23brand new bamboo, installer has left scratches.
9 January 2012
sorry for the late reply bamboo king, but alas is not direct stick.That was one of the first things I asked my husband was can we replace the scratched boards, but meant…
selina2106to sand or not to sand, old timber floorboard
1 January 2012
Yeah I think sand them back and polish and they'll look brand new. I've had boards in worse shape then that, that came up great. If any damage is still visible after,…
rocketshipTimber Flooring - confused about species!! Please help!!
16 December 2011
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…
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…
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…
DollarDisadvantage of installing timber floor in the kitchen?
29 November 2011
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…
sceen7mix of polished concrete and wooden floors
25 November 2011
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.…
Lot927Boral Engineered timber floor Questions
20 November 2011
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…
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…
gizmoeThe unknown - lifting tiles and carpet to lay floating floor
16 November 2011
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…
sienna81Bamboo on new slab - need to seal the concrete?
16 November 2011
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…
David OliverElectrical bonding of pool to house
11 November 2011
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 ?…
LexWhite grout, Coloured grout, Sand/Cement grout??
28 October 2011
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…
tintinTimber Flooring Sydney - I think our quote is too $$$
26 October 2011
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…
kelsLimewash... who's had experience living with it?
18 October 2011
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…
kylz44Installation costs for overlay timber glued to slab?
16 October 2011
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…
gizmoeSolid or engineered timber flooring? Solid glued down???
16 October 2011
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…