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Old 05-02-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
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Whats a good rough estimate for replacing a laminate floor? If the materials run 3.00 per sq. ft.? Is the material cost tripled?

It is for a 10' x 16' kitchen.

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If it's the click-together kind, I'd say enough for beer and pizza for you and a friend!

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Old 05-02-2007, 02:38 PM   #3
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Agree, click-together kind laminate is so easy to install.... it is so easy I felt insulted and not too interested in installing the remaining 100 sq. ft. of my basement... my wife who hardly hold a hammer can do as good as mine , it's been sitting there for a few weeks without finishing when I am just finished the hardwood stairs...

price of laminate cost shouldn't be that high $3/ft... unless it is the supreme quality types... a high quality type I say cost around $1.5/ft if you hunt for deals...
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:59 PM   #4
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Somewhere between 3 and 4 dollars per square foot is the ballpark for pro installation...It will probably be alot higher for such a small job....I would probably be looking for about a grand to do that job.
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I would expect a grand would also cover appliance moving and molding detach and reset.
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I would expect a grand would also cover appliance moving and molding detach and reset.
Maybe appliance moving. Certainly not molding removal and reattaching, since I would not do that. I would install new base and charge for the material on top of the grand for labor.
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always install new base.....why?
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Because if I am going to charge to carefully remove and reinstall old/usually crappy looking base, only to have the finished product look unfinished, why not spend the buck and change per linear foot for new base. This is based on mdf because that's just about all any of my customers want anymore.
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why not spend the buck and change per linear foot for new base.
My store does not sell base.... so I cannot match up to what they had.
Most high end homes I deal with have excellent base, so I just remove and reset that.

To each his own....
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I dont install laminate flooring in high end homes.
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Good PROs-fight...

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I dont install laminate flooring in high end homes.

so if someone wanted high end Wilsonart estate in their 5000 sq ft home you would send them to me?
Clients get what they want after they get info on all the products.
If you exclude yourself from jobs because you don't want to install a specific floor, then more power to you.
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Wow...I waited 5 days for THAT? I was expecting something really heavy. Frankly, I'm a bit disappointed.
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I'm glad you haven't responded yet. After reading my last post and probably my previous posts, I can see how my attempts at playfulness might come off as being a jerk. I DO try to sell the customer on new base when doing any flooring job. I haven't been in business for myself for very long (about 4 years). I have installed laminate or floating engineered flooring in probably 8-10 homes, and haven't yet been forced to remove and reinstall base. I wont say that I absolutely would NOT do it if asked, or install laminate in a high end home, but I would strongly urge the customer against both scenarios. I am getting to a point where I am starting to turn down work in situations that I feel wont look right when finished. It has happened 2 or 3 times in the last year that I have declined to do a job that the customer wanted to do half baked. I flat out told the customer that I didnt think the job would look good when finished and I wouldn't want them to tell people I did the job. This is not because I am doing so well finacially that I don't need work. It is because all of my work up to this point comes from referrals/word of mouth and I dont want to put my name on a job that looks crappy no matter how well I do my part.
Anyway, my apologies for coming off like a Jerk. I'll look forward to reading more of your sound advice. Mike.

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My only comment is: I saw those stylish Greece style, Euorpean style..etc. moulding selling so expensive like gold.... if once they were installed in a house happened to be one I bought... I would definitely don't want to damage them for any reason... just much $$ you are talking about there...

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