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    Has anyone laid laminate flooring

    Having just ripped the carpets up we are wondering about putting laminate down instead of carpet...... anyone had experience with it? Looks pretty straight forward to lay for the home handyman, and as usual there is a huge range of prices


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    Iíve been laid on a laminate floor, does that help?
    Hereís one I laid myself, really easy but fiddley. You need an accurate dropsaw, I preferred real timber laminate over the vinyl type. Accurate measurements essential! It can be noisy in a room with echo, glued overlay is quiet.Name:  ABE41115-16A9-4AA5-B9DB-CDFE1EC22B4E.jpeg
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    @Freezer did his place. I helped for half a day, seemed pretty easy.
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    Did a bit in Canada, helped to get the roll of foam to put underneath. Agree that a good drop saw makes life heaps easier. Dont be a lazy bugger and remove skirtings first and replace them over the top of the new floor (just make sure the doors can still swing with the additional height! From memory we paid about $100CAD/pack for flooring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Iíve been laid on a laminate floor, does that help?
    Hereís one I laid myself, really easy but fiddley. You need an accurate dropsaw, I preferred real timber laminate over the vinyl type. Accurate measurements essential! It can be noisy in a room with echo, glued overlay is quiet.Attachment 82263
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    Does anyone know how bad the cheap stuff is? We don't plan to stay in the house too long, prob no more than 5years


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    A fenn tool or bosch multi tool is handy for cutting the bottom's of your architraves or any other moulding's that go hard down to the floor. Going around a kitchen can get tricky

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    Five years is a long time on a poor quality flooring material, also 5 years often turns into more
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Five years is a long time on a poor quality flooring material, also 5 years often turns into more
    Yep agree


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    I have put it down in a couple of houses, straitforwd job- just mesure twice and take your time. Unless your the sort of person who just shouldent try anything that needs tools, you will be fine and the resuld transforms a room.
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    Has anyone laid laminate flooring

    We got industrial vinyl planking laid in our place.
    Itís a HEAP better than laminate IMO after living in a place with it and Bro putting it down.
    Heaps easier too lay, quieter, and harder wearing.
    The installed job was less than his product cost.
    Laminate requires skirting boards to be relived and also around doors is a right PITA.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    Does anyone know how bad the cheap stuff is? We don't plan to stay in the house too long, prob no more than 5years


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    The stuff in my pic is really cheap from Flooring Xtra
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    We got industrial vinyl planking laid in our place.
    It’s a HEAP better than laminate IMO after living in a place with it and Bro putting it down.
    Heaps easier too lay, quieter, and harder wearing.
    The installed job was less than his product cost.
    Laminate requires skirting boards to be relived and also around doors is a right PITA.


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    I found the vinyl was not accurate, difficult to cut and could curve making for gapped joints, over the timber. The timber gave me a better looking finish
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    we had 2 professionals do our, what a bloody mess. we have glue coming up between the vinyl planks for weeks

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    Just did our place. Took me and one other guy 2days to do 120m. Ripped up carpet and pulled all the staples out from the underlay, roll of 2mm? Underlay and then put the laminate down.

    Didn't have a drop saw, just used a square and circular saw. Stuff we used had male and female ends as well as sides. Giant Swiss made it had on the pack.... @akaroa1 gave me a few pointers. Key thing everyone told me is to leave enough room for expansion in the heat, we left 10mm all round.

    It doesn't do well with water, we just loose laid a few offcuts round he bath and toilet so they can be replaced if needed.

    It does pay to make sure that the joins are tight, if it's 1/2mm out then it's 1mm the next line and you notice it.
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