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    Where to buy parquet wood tiles?

    My bedroom parquet tiles are in a bad shape. Where to buy the wood tiles? The new ones are thicker and shorter. Looking for the old type which are thinner and about 2 mm longer. I bought the new type tiles and they don't fit. Thanks.
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    Used to buy the parquet wood tiles in SS13.............Low cost Flats with shops below.....facing the football field/MPSJ swimming pool/A&W ..........the shop next to the corner Indian/mamak? coffeeshop........not sure whether they are still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by besitai2007 View Post
    My bedroom parquet tiles are in a bad shape. Where to buy the wood tiles? The new ones are thicker and shorter. Looking for the old type which are thinner and about 2 mm longer. I bought the new type tiles and they don't fit. Thanks.
    Taukeh ... very difficult to get the same size/dimensions after 20 years!~
    More satisfying to retile (with wood or ceramic tiles) the whole floor!~
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    If you go to USJ1... go further in where there's a row of shophouses on the right where all my favourite shops are - Da Ma Cai, Magnum and Sports Toto plus a stall next to the corner coffeeshop selling yu tiao / yu char kuey.... just before this row of shophouses, there is a main road leading through that comes out somewhere near Metrobus or somewhere there... too long time already.. forgotten...

    Along this road is a huge timber wood warehouse which sells all kinds of tropical hardwood and softwood.... go there and try... and goodluck.

    p.s. tell me if the yu tiao shop still there or not.... want to go and soak some in my kopi-o again...

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    Bring along the tile to compare size when shopping around. I'm unsure why there's inconsistency all this while.
    If can afford, change parquet to something else. Parquet is among the worst kind of flooring yet developers still use it. Its not entirely waterproof, the varnish flake or get ugly, its not scratchproof, its somehow attract more dust from the environment, lastly it will come off due to inconsistency of the inferior adhesive used. All I can conclude its a curse to have this kind of flooring, turn ugly in due course and to maintain it. Am sure countless home owners with these floors have encountered problems of similar nature.

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    Would appreciate Bro besitai (found out ) to post where the shop is...I too got exactly 3 or 4 missing spots to fill up. Broken & househelp threw 'em away over the years...

    Alternatively, should besitai wanna do as suggested by mykern, I volunteer to dispose of say, 50pcs of those parquet tiles. I will ride & pick up asap..saves bro besitai having to waste energy himself to dispose of those 50tiles.

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    Thanks to everyone for suggestions. There is the DIY shop in Taipan facing USJ9 and next to Maybank. But they have the smaller sized tiles. Guess it's time to renovate.

    Problem is we have built-in cupboards and the children's beds built over the parquet. If we renovate it would mean removing all these built-in stuff.

    Getting my Indonesian oddjob guy to perform some miracles. He did some great odd jobs for me. Hope he can do something.
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    A competent flooring contractor would know how to tackle the issue around built in cupboards. Obviously it would be best to remove everything down to bare for new flooring. Once and for all?..
    Get rid of that cursed parquet...any repair is only a temporary fix to some ugly and outdated flooring scheme...IMHO.

    I wish I had $$ to replace my parquet flooring too..but can't...not now. The only consolation was I did have it re-conditioned for RM600+ when soon after moving in. S homes delivered a terrible looking "new" floor, THE WORST quality finish I've ever seen..I complained, they DID NOTHING!

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    Forget parquet lah... change to tropical hardwood flooring lah...

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    There's countless ideas to think of when looked into, like half wood, half ceramic tiles, or some other creative or out of the box ideas that suit you.....whatever ideas can be found...up to you.
    Wood, depending on what type is so expensive nowadays...just like one buddy of mine...mention wood...nothing but chengal, chenggai......whatever...Sure!!!!...GOT MONEY and prepared to pay OR NOT????

    As for me...maybe I'll come across some yard sale, buy bit by bit and DIY. Its quite possible..since I've got a precision Makita angle saw...the best powertool to do the job. Tips and techniques can be found on the internet..

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    When we moved in in 1992 I wanted to tile the upstairs floor but missus said tiles would be too cold to the feet...hong sip, etc. so we are stuck with the problematic flooring. Thinking of alternatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by besitai2007 View Post
    When we moved in in 1992 I wanted to tile the upstairs floor but missus said tiles would be too cold to the feet...hong sip, etc. so we are stuck with the problematic flooring. Thinking of alternatives.
    Tiles are "cold" in Chinese health concept - hong sip - if they are downstairs and directly connected to the ground. Upstairs using tiles is not considered so. Only thing to bear in mind in that tiles can be slippery near where the bathrooms are when our kids (kids being kids) left the bath dripping wet...

    If you can spare a little more budget, go for hard tropical wood, they are slightly bigger tiles than parquet tiles and treated, last longer and do not "explode" out of the floor middle of the night when the room cools after a hot day in the afternoon that gives you and wifey a shock like somebody just fired a popgun in the bedroom...

    Our house in USJ4 was parquetted upstairs and during the hot season after 6 years... there were popping tiles at night and finally I had the whole house re-tiled with hardwood which I found in that wood factory / warehouse I mentioned earlier post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiangMalam View Post
    Tiles are "cold" in Chinese health concept - hong sip - if they are downstairs and directly connected to the ground. Upstairs using tiles is not considered so. Only thing to bear in mind in that tiles can be slippery near where the bathrooms are when our kids (kids being kids) left the bath dripping wet...

    If you can spare a little more budget, go for hard tropical wood, they are slightly bigger tiles than parquet tiles and treated, last longer and do not "explode" out of the floor middle of the night when the room cools after a hot day in the afternoon that gives you and wifey a shock like somebody just fired a popgun in the bedroom...

    Our house in USJ4 was parquetted upstairs and during the hot season after 6 years... there were popping tiles at night and finally I had the whole house re-tiled with hardwood which I found in that wood factory / warehouse I mentioned earlier post.

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    Ok tq for the suggestion. To tell you the truth. Children all flown the coop. House left with two old people. Thinking of moving to my etiara apt and ditching the house. But with a lot of the children's stuff, house is essntially a storeroom. Will investigate options suggested in this thread. Tq to everyone. Happy New Year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by besitai2007 View Post
    Ok tq for the suggestion. To tell you the truth. Children all flown the coop. House left with two old people. Thinking of moving to my etiara apt and ditching the house. But with a lot of the children's stuff, house is essntially a storeroom. Will investigate options suggested in this thread. Tq to everyone. Happy New Year!
    I share your same problem,nowadays i buy those superglue RM1 to glue back the joints.Another answer is to buy those plastic tiles to re-tile back the whole room ,those material is like the tiles sold pc by pc and it quite expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan tomaswaki View Post
    I share your same problem,nowadays i buy those superglue RM1 to glue back the joints.Another answer is to buy those plastic tiles to re-tile back the whole room ,those material is like the tiles sold pc by pc and it quite expensive.
    The parquet glue is quite good. I use that to reglue pieces that pop up. I was told by my Indon odd job guy, the mismatch pieces I glued only needed grinding to make them even with the rest..plus a new coat of shellec should do the job. Will update you on the work to be done.
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