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darsunt 09-20-2007 12:11 PM

questions about buying laminate flooring
 
Has anyone bought vinyl or laminate flooring from fastfloors.com? I was wondering if it was a good idea to buy from them or from a local distributor. Pity you can't buy direct from the manufacturer.

Also how do you figure out how much laminate to buy, when you have three different sized rooms?

KUIPORNG 09-20-2007 12:46 PM

book said total area plus 10 %.

where to buy is not as important as what you buy in my opinion.

I like laminate with single strip a piece... rather than those which is wider but compose of a few strips a piece.

MinConst 09-20-2007 02:25 PM

find the sq' of each room (Length x Width) add them together and add 5-10% for waist.

Jeekinz 09-20-2007 02:45 PM

Say your room is 12 feet by 10 feet, 12x10=120. So the square footage (sqft) is 120. Laminate flooring comes in boxes containing a certain amount of square feet to a box. So lets say the flooring you chose comes in a box containing 27 sqft. Divide 120 by 27 and you get 4.44. So five boxes will finish the room with a tad leftover.

darsunt 09-20-2007 10:40 PM

I've been told that in the kitchen you should put just a touch of silicone sealant in the joints, and that's all you have to do to deal with water spills. And in the livingroom you don't have to seal the joints at all.

Jeekinz 09-21-2007 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darsunt (Post 63990)
I've been told that in the kitchen you should put just a touch of silicone sealant in the joints, and that's all you have to do to deal with water spills. And in the livingroom you don't have to seal the joints at all.

I layed single planks of engineered oak in my kitchen. I floated the floor for more comfort and ran a thin line of glue in the groove sections of the flooring. No need for the silicone.


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