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Queanbeyan
Joined 14 March 2010
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11 months11 monthsnamtraknamtrak posted:
wht timber flooring is this ??

Bit hard from the pic - but my guess is Vic Ash/Tassie Oak. Would sand up a treat - very light in colour

2 years2 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Squeaky Floor

The hardwood floor over the top will get rid of the squeaks for you

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Calling carpenters and hardwoord flooring experts - question

How wide and how thick?

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Approx cost to have 5 rooms sanded and sealed, Sydney Metro

Depends on the finish and the quality of the job - at $20 per hour its gonna happen pretty quick. 2-3 days.
Yeh, Alex Lind have a lot of contacts in…

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Approx cost to have 5 rooms sanded and sealed, Sydney Metro

Sydney is probably the cheapest city in Australia to get floors sanded and finished. Somewhere around $20 per sqm - maybe around $1400. Contact the guys at Alex Lind, they…

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Which way to lay floorboards?

I would be inclined to run the boards away from the entrance and keep that flowing into the dining/lounge area. But also consider running the boards down the hallway perpendicular…

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Solid Timber Floor cost estimate in Mel?

Dusty will look after you
http://www.clintfudgefloorsanding.com.au/
The biggest variables on cost are the cost of the timber and the substrate the floor is going on to.
High grade flooring is…

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Staining timber floors almost black

Very loosely there are 3 types of finishes/sealers you can be looking at.
Assuming the stain the floor direct, then you can seal the floor with a Hardwax Oil, a Water…

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Staining timber floors almost black

I'll drop into the last job and grab a few pics over the next day or so.
A stained floor is where the floor is directly stained with a timber stain…

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Staining timber floors almost black

I am right in the middle of staining a Cypress floor black. Following on from one i did about 2 weeks ago. I think they look special, but to get…

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
In search of resilient flooring

I specialise in installing hardwood floors only and have stayed away from pre-finished floors of any type. However we owned a house in Queanbeyan which had a cork floor in…

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
The case for Water Based finishes.

Actually it wasn't the explosion - it was the gas cloud of Methyl Isocyanate that killed people.
The American Centre for Disease Control has reported 7 deaths directly attributed to Asthma…

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
The case for Water Based finishes.

Methyl Isocyanate was the chemical in the Bhopal disaster in 1984 that killed 3000+ people and caused around 4000 permanent injuries

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
The case for Water Based finishes.

Just to be clear on Isocyanates.
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/isocyanates/index.html
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=isoc ... 3&ie=UTF-8
Seems to be a lot of information on the health effects of isocyanates.

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
The case for Water Based finishes.

No worries, I am happy to post what I have learnt and answer questions where possible. But I find the brow beating from some a bit boring TBH. I have…

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
The case for Water Based finishes.

I figured it would be nice to have a thread where someone in the industry could post some information about the finishes they use, and then they could maybe answer…

3 years3 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
The case for Water Based finishes.

Being in the industry for a long time I made a decision over 10 years ago to never use solvent/spirit based finishes because I didn't want to expose myself or…

4 years4 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Cyress Pine Flooring - Clear or Stained Finish

I don't like staining floors, if you're getting a floor installed - just get a darker timber. If you want to keep the colour of the timber use a water…

4 years4 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Laying Timber Floor Boards on Battens

The treated pine battens are fine, I use them all the time. Less prone to termites than the hardwood battens. Just remember once you start cutting them you need…

4 years4 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Flooring misinformation......

I tend to use 20 litre buckets filled with water - I have used railway line offcuts as well - either way it needs to be heavy

4 years4 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Flooring misinformation......

$10 per sqm then its more labour intensive as well - adds up over time for sure.
The glue we use is pretty tried and tested. I generally go with…

4 years4 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Flooring misinformation......

I generally charge more for direct stick - it is very time consuming and labour intensive. The VBS epoxy - Vapour Barrier System is around $10 per sqm.
Direct Stick…

4 years4 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Flooring misinformation......

We direct stick timber flooring to concrete which has been treated with a Vapour Barrier - I would assume its the same with vinyl?

4 years4 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Flooring misinformation......

Not sure about vinyl, but when we install direct stick timber onto a slab we always treat the slab with a Vapour Barrier System (a 2-part epoxy). Personally I…

4 years4 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Hair and Dirt in Wood floor finish

Just sounds like they didn't buff the floor before the final coat. I would definitely get them back.
Standard practice is to buff the next to last coat with a…

5 years5 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Cypress Pine Floorboards - Waterbase Satin Or Oil based sati

Both Water based and Hardwax Oils are non-toxic and non-yellowing.
Personally on Cypress I prefer the hardwax oils as they are very warm look and compliment the knotty look…

5 years5 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
12mm or 15mm ply for solid timber over concrete?

12 mm is fine, check the lengths of your staples. And get your ply from Amerind

5 years5 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Timber Flooring Assistance

Contact ATFA (Australian Timber Flooring Association) they have a list of members on their website

5 years5 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Pros & Cons to different timber flooring

Depends on the height of the substrate. But if your house isnt built yet, then you can specify the heights based on a level threshhold. So maybe stipulate…

5 years5 yearsnamtraknamtrak posted:
Pros & Cons to different timber flooring

14mm is called overlay and is generally used when going over the top of either ply, existing boards or direct stick to concrete. Personally I find it quite hard…

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Gidday, found this forum from some toings and froings on another forum, nevermind. It looks like a good source of support and info.
I am ostensibly a floor sander and…

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