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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 2:40 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 2:55 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 8:48 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 10:55 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 5:42 pm
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Testedbytime
Aug 02, 2011 5:41 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 11:31 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 2:44 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 10:35 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 9:34 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 6:51 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 5:16 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 1:31 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 4:12 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 10:10 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 8:30 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 4:43 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 4:39 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 3:02 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 2:29 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 1:57 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 11:12 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 8:09 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 3:01 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 7:23 pm
Michelle
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 2:16 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 6:34 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 11:43 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 1:05 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 12:37 pm
Zarli
xquisite
xquisite
5 July 2011

My floor is in :)

My floor is in :)

Absolutely gorgeous!

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xquisite
Jul 05, 2011 6:32 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 2:24 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 2:55 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 2:33 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 9:08 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 11:24 pm

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

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spottydog
Jun 29, 2011 3:36 pm
Bam
Bam
29 June 2011

Mopping polished porcelain

Mopping polished porcelain
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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 2:29 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 3:52 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 9:30 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 3:15 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 1:32 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 9:00 am


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