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mrs_smith
mrs_smith
11 July 2011

Polishing Laminate Floors

Polishing Laminate Floors

*bump* has anyone tried this?

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mrs_smith
Jul 11, 2011 1:16 pm
mrs_smith
suh
suh
10 July 2011

Carpet - Dark Grey (charcoal)

Carpet - Dark Grey (charcoal)

I don't have charcoal or grey carpet but I do have a mid brown and I was also a bit worried because I've always had light carpets. I love the depth of the brown, it makes…

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suh
Jul 10, 2011 5:34 pm
suh
Starz
Starz
10 July 2011

Ceramic floor tiles - how can you tell the quality?

Ceramic floor tiles - how can you tell the quality?

Oh yes high gloss ceramic floor tiles do exist (I had to change mine and put a matt equivalent in he shower). My parents have an old house but and it has ceramic semi…

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Starz
Jul 10, 2011 10:43 am
Starz
willcres
willcres
9 July 2011

Standard Range of Builders Tiles

Standard Range of Builders Tiles

Hi KAN, I'm going to build with Wisdom too... Did u choose polished porcelain ? Which house did you build with them? thks.

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willcres
Jul 09, 2011 12:05 am
willcres
Zarli
Zarli
7 July 2011

Should builder take all tiles

Should builder take all tiles

We were left with a box or so of each, but they did make sure we were aware that if we found a cracked/damanged tile that they needed to come back and replace, that those…

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Zarli
Jul 07, 2011 11:37 am
Zarli
xquisite
xquisite
5 July 2011

My floor is in :)

My floor is in :)

Absolutely gorgeous!

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xquisite
Jul 05, 2011 5:32 pm

After deliberating for a few days I have finally decided not to have porcelain tiles, there were too many issues to deal with, along with the cost…

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Grout Perfect
Jul 04, 2011 1:24 pm
Grout Perfect
donuts
donuts
1 July 2011

Tile skirting

Tile skirting

Yep I'd want them to be the same as the floor tiles too. they can cut them to the 200x300 size if that's the size you prefer :)

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donuts
Jul 01, 2011 1:55 pm
donuts
cranky
cranky
1 July 2011

EVOLUTION BY PROLINE FLOORS??

EVOLUTION BY PROLINE FLOORS??

I have had Evolution (NSW Spotted Gum) by Proline Floors laid on our floors for about a year now. We had the boards put down with the plastic edging up stairs but removed…

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cranky
Jul 01, 2011 1:33 pm
Lex
Lex
30 June 2011

circular marks on polished floors

circular marks on polished floors

Could be from the hand sander (circular thingy), especially if they are located along walls and generally along the edges of the timber floor. They use this smaller…

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Lex
Jun 30, 2011 8:08 pm
Lex
debba-m
debba-m
29 June 2011

New polished porcelain has light scratches

New polished porcelain has light scratches

I was cleaning the floors and noticed there are light scratches on my new floors ::cry:: Considering I was told my large dog can go running around and…

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debba-m
Jun 29, 2011 10:24 pm

OK - that didn't work - once more then I give…

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spottydog
Jun 29, 2011 2:36 pm
Bam
Bam
29 June 2011

Mopping polished porcelain

Mopping polished porcelain
1, 2

Yes, you can :) Ive never been to a demo so Im interested to see what its like but Ive bought from a H1 member that had a…

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Bam
Jun 29, 2011 1:29 pm
Bam
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
28 June 2011

Importing carpet from America

Importing carpet from America

If you really want to do it, look at comGateway :) But I'd still say its going to get expensive.

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theanonyuser
Jun 28, 2011 2:52 pm
Lex
Lex
28 June 2011

What species do you think this is?

What species do you think this is?

No worries. Friends have kempas and this floor on the pic looks pretty much exactly the same :shock:.

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Lex
Jun 28, 2011 8:30 am
Lex
WendyTraining
WendyTraining
28 June 2011

Floating floor & steps or transitions to tiling - How?

Floating floor & steps or transitions to tiling - How?

We are about to do the same. Our daughter claimed the sunken lounge gave it style, so we gave up on the filling it with concrete idea. ( plus the weight could move the…

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WendyTraining
Jun 28, 2011 2:15 am
MiainBundy
MiainBundy
27 June 2011

Bamboo flooring prices the difference cheap and expensive?

Bamboo flooring prices the difference cheap and expensive?

I remember reading on a bamboo flooring website that sometimes the manufacturers put the sub-standard stuff on the internet at reduced prices, when the retailers rejects…

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MiainBundy
Jun 27, 2011 12:32 pm
MiainBundy
namtrak
namtrak
24 June 2011

Floorboard help please!!

Floorboard help please!!

I'm not particularly objective but timber is great floor covering. Brushbox in particular is quite beautiful and hard. Its generally not the timber itself that…

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namtrak
Jun 24, 2011 8:00 am
Lex
Lex
21 June 2011

Expansion joints in timber floors -alternative to cork?

Expansion joints in timber floors -alternative to cork?

Hi Loretta, just interested in who is doing your floors?? I remembered to look at your blog this time :shock: and I see that they already left the gap, even though the width of…

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Lex
Jun 21, 2011 12:33 pm
Lex
Melz2570
Melz2570
20 June 2011

Readyflor Floating Timber Floors in Tasmanian Oak or Spotted

Readyflor Floating Timber Floors in Tasmanian Oak or Spotted

Hi All, Can anyone help. I am in the midst of making flooring decisions. I am happy with the Readyflor brand but am hoping someone may have used this in either Tasmanian…

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Melz2570
Jun 20, 2011 11:55 am
cattycatcat
cattycatcat
18 June 2011

Opinion. 450x450 OR 300x600 floor tiles

Opinion. 450x450 OR 300x600 floor tiles

So glad you are going with brick bond. Il looks amazing and it give the room a little bit of a lift. I hope your floor looks as good as the photo above does! :D

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cattycatcat
Jun 18, 2011 10:10 am
cattycatcat
Broom
Broom
17 June 2011

Dark Tiles in Bathrooms

Dark Tiles in Bathrooms

We are using dark tiles as a feature wall in our ensuite & ivory coloured tiles for the rest. I've seen it in a display home & it looked stunning. Would love to show you a…

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Broom
Jun 17, 2011 9:51 pm
Broom
MarvelOz
MarvelOz
16 June 2011

Timber Floor Centre, Melbourne

Timber Floor Centre, Melbourne

Hi Debbie, We signed a contract with them to supply and install 8mm timber laminate (Brushbox) for around 110sq.m. @ $40.00 = $4,400.00 to be done in August (approx. two…

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MarvelOz
Jun 16, 2011 10:08 pm
B STAR
B STAR
15 June 2011

Pricing range for solid timber floors

Pricing range for solid timber floors

if you do the 19mm timber on 15mm plywood, you will be looking at at least $150-170 per square meter.

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B STAR
Jun 15, 2011 6:15 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
15 June 2011

Floor tiles 300 x 600 laid in block pattern

Floor tiles 300 x 600 laid in block pattern

Thanks Joles and Suh! Both your floors look great. You have given me the reassurance in my decision that I needed.

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kdgirl
Jun 15, 2011 11:41 am
housebee
housebee
14 June 2011

Natural vs staining for timber staircase?

Natural vs staining for timber staircase?

What about maple for the stairs? Would they be a good match for Sydney Blue Gum?

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housebee
Jun 14, 2011 12:24 am
housebee
housebee
14 June 2011

Flooring advice please

Flooring advice please

Has anyone else overlay a timber floor onto an existing timber floor?

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housebee
Jun 14, 2011 12:20 am
namtrak
namtrak
12 June 2011

Floating Timber Floors - Recoating Gloss question

Floating Timber Floors - Recoating Gloss question

Very tricky job. You can definitely not apply a solvent based polyurethane of any sort (tung oils etc). The only real option is something like a water based polyurethane…

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namtrak
Jun 12, 2011 8:43 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
12 June 2011

Tiler in Adelaide

Tiler in Adelaide

Good luck! I've been searching for ages and still haven't found the right one

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blueblueblue
Jun 12, 2011 2:07 pm
Foreigner
Foreigner
12 June 2011

Timber or Carpet or both?

Timber or Carpet or both?

Hi all, just came across this Forum and joined. This, my first post. I've had problems with timber floor at home. The boards had pushed up and the cause was pointed out…

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Foreigner
Jun 12, 2011 10:31 am

We just had installed in our bedrooms. It's very plush feel. It's supposedly next…

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ourdiydream
Jun 10, 2011 5:34 pm
ourdiydream
mapcalla
mapcalla
7 June 2011

Polished Concrete or Timber floors

Polished Concrete or Timber floors
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Awesome...that would be great.... would love to see your floors!! I bet onc did a fabulous job!

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mapcalla
Jun 07, 2011 9:23 pm
betHeEeee
betHeEeee
7 June 2011

Engineered or Laminate Timber Flooring

Engineered or Laminate Timber Flooring

Hi mitford92, We are in the process of building now and opted for laminate floors. They are totally durable and most of them come with a 20-25 yr gaurantee. The money…

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betHeEeee
Jun 07, 2011 11:52 am
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
6 June 2011

Install Built-in Wardrobe Before or After Changing Flooring?

Install Built-in Wardrobe Before or After Changing Flooring?

I would say rip up the carpet, then install the wardrobe, then install new flooring of whatever type you want

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joannapaulp
Jun 06, 2011 9:53 am
dean123
dean123
4 June 2011

Bamboo flooring in Adelaide - who did you use?

Bamboo flooring in Adelaide - who did you use?

I used Clever Bamboo from Professional Floors in gilles plains strand woven, it was a tiny bit dearer than others but it was worth it , and they installed it for us as…

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dean123
Jun 04, 2011 9:10 pm
sheznay
sheznay
4 June 2011

Why did you choose either Tiles or Timber Flooring?

Why did you choose either Tiles or Timber Flooring?
1, 2, 3

I have seen these wood look tiles. I think they look amazing.

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sheznay
Jun 04, 2011 1:10 pm
sheznay
Michelle
Michelle
2 June 2011

Karndean vinyl planks and tiles

Karndean vinyl planks and tiles
1, 2

We sell Karndean as supply only for those who want to DIY. :D Yes, the vinyl can be glued onto hardboard. Make sure you purchase the proper glue from your supplier when…

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Michelle
Jun 02, 2011 6:13 pm
Michelle
eruan
eruan
2 June 2011

Show us your matt porcelain tiling

Show us your matt porcelain tiling
1, 2, 3

I'm currently looking at glazed porcelain tiles for our living areas but noticed on the invoice for our sample that the…

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eruan
Jun 02, 2011 12:54 pm
Starz
Starz
31 May 2011

Which one do you like?

Which one do you like?

I like redwood floors, but with your color selection I would definatly go with the one on the right.

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Starz
May 31, 2011 4:31 pm
Starz
Lex
Lex
30 May 2011

Tiling - Mechanical levelling systems

Tiling - Mechanical levelling systems

The LASH system is available at Bunnings :shock: and is cheap as chips, nothing in the 900s like I've seen before ...

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Lex
May 30, 2011 7:59 pm
Lex
onlinecarpet
onlinecarpet
30 May 2011

Victoria Carpets Brescia Twist

Victoria Carpets Brescia Twist

Hi Anthony, I wonder if your really have any idea of what you are talking about! Onlinecarpet provide great service, all products are covered by full manufacturers…

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onlinecarpet
May 30, 2011 10:19 am
onlinecarpet
rosewood
rosewood
29 May 2011

Timber Veneer Flooring - Need advice!

Timber Veneer Flooring - Need advice!

my laminate is due to be installed next week & my quote for 40sq mts was $3500 installed, hope that helps

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rosewood
May 29, 2011 11:47 am
rosewood
Lex
Lex
27 May 2011

External tile trims / edges, bullnosed tiles or ... ???

External tile trims / edges, bullnosed tiles or ... ???

We'll probably do some external tiling where the slab will be a little higher than the surrounding soil, so it will have a lot of exposed egdes. What can we used for the…

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Lex
May 27, 2011 8:07 pm
Lex
Michelle
Michelle
27 May 2011

rubber flooring.....safety floor vinyl????

rubber flooring.....safety floor vinyl????

A little more expensive than the normal vinyl, but a good product! Most people don’t like it in their homes because of the colours, which makes it look like a…

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Michelle
May 27, 2011 7:22 pm
Michelle
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
27 May 2011

Timber or tile with inside dog?

Timber or tile with inside dog?

Thanks for your feedback everyone. It's great to hear everyone elses experiences. I hadn't though of how tiles would fair on an aging dog so these are all things to…

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ourdiydream
May 27, 2011 8:48 am
ourdiydream
namtrak
namtrak
26 May 2011

Timber flooring recommendations for ACT

Timber flooring recommendations for ACT

Hello :) I would be happy to quote, however I am also flat out. Give Russell a call at CAA timbers - he has a big list of floor guys and he also tends to know who is busy,…

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namtrak
May 26, 2011 9:41 pm


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