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Old 11-13-2006, 08:45 AM   #1
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How much to buy for laminate tile?


Hi everyone,

Is there a formula to calculate how much footage of materials to purchase to cover a certain area of space.

For example, if there are 800 sq. ft. of space... how much laminate tile should be purchased generally to avoid "not enough" situation... is there a rule of thumb inside the contractor world to figure this out?


somthing like 125%..110%..etc..


again, after searching on the net, it seems 10% more is what the expect said...

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Old 11-14-2006, 02:45 PM   #2
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Generally your appraisal would be correct. One just has to appraise the other ins and outs that may exist. A square or rectangular room is simple but a room with many changes in the wall line may change the requirement.

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I purchased 40 boxes (23.xx sq ft per box) for approx 800 sq. ft... kind of 20% more... should be enough... don't tell me anyone out there use more than 20% more before...

anyhow... the issue with deals in HD is... you cannot seat and wait... products there is really moving fast... when you catch a deal... don't think too long... today... I run around 2 stores back and forth to get those last boxes... I got good quality laminate (hope) 50% off... the brand is Exotic glueless laminate..... again ... don't tell me those are junk.... ...
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No one has said anything is junk although I'm not sure the word "exotic" belongs in the same sentence with the word "laminate" but that's another story. In a straight-lay application 20%-over would be enough I would think. As long as you don't try to lay it diagonally.

I would however strongly advise you to compare every number you can find on the packaging and compare the packaging also as well as the cover sheet in each box. If each box is not identical in all respects, STOP.

Just because a product from two different sources have the same name it doesn't mean they are the identical product. And don't consider getting the same product from two different Home Depot stores as being the same source. It may not be. Compare everything in every way before you open anything.
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20% is rarely short.
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Thanks for the advice everyone, and Bud Cline... the package is all identical Thanks... couldn't wait for installing it...
One more question:

Is it Ok for me to leave these 40 boxes in the Garage (raised from floor) for a few months under minus cecius temperature (very cold in Toronto) before installing?
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Is it Ok for me to leave these 40 boxes in the Garage (raised from floor) for a few months under minus cecius temperature (very cold in Toronto) before installing?
Have no idea, you should contact the manufacturer for that information. I do know but I think that when you do decide to install the product it should be moved to its final resting place and acclamated for a few days before it is installed.

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