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Old 09-20-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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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?

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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.

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