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Installing Laminate/Vinyl flooring

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Can someone please recommend me a cheap and best person who can install the Laminate/Vinyl click system flooring for me. I would prefer a private person or a small company to keep the cost lower.


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Dear EF members,

Can someone please recommend me a cheap and best person who can install the Laminate/Vinyl click system flooring for me. I would prefer a private person or a small company to keep the cost lower.


Thanks in advance for your help and advise.
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Maybe of interest. Only in German

http://www.bodenchirurg.ch/dienstlei...oaApvOEALw_wcB

I did it myself. Its not so hard with the click system

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Re: Installing Laminate/Vinyl flooring

Hello Omtatsat,

Thanks for the link.

I also think that it shouldn't be hard to put it together on my own but I may need some guidance specially towards the end row and also at the entry gate where no skarting can be placed to press the Laminate... I guess, I will be needing silicon in such situation or a 'transition strip' if both the floor at the level. What is your advise?

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Hello Omtatsat,

Thanks for the link.

I also think that it shouldn't be hard to put it together on my own but I may need some guidance specially towards the end row and also at the entry gate where no skarting can be placed to press the Laminate... I guess, I will be needing silicon in such situation or a 'transition strip' if both the floor at the level. What is your advise?

BR
Theres plenty of " how too's " in Google . But better the German ones. The under material is also important. The cutting is probably the hardest part.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo

Personally I would now pay someone to do it. Just sit back and relax
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Re: Installing Laminate/Vinyl flooring

I agree with omtatsat, I did one room and it took me the whole weekend (and more) and I mean working 18h each day.

I paid a guy to do the next (larger) room and he was done in a working day.

Look for a handyman on this forum.
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I agree with omtatsat, I did one room and it took me the whole weekend (and more) and I mean working 18h each day.

I paid a guy to do the next (larger) room and he was done in a working day.

Look for a handyman on this forum.
A professional should lay it

I would recommend Parkett. Laminat attracts so much dust
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I've done loads of laminate floor laying, very therapeutic. Yes, it takes a bit of time, but with the right tools it's not difficult. Helps if your room is rectangular, of course, and particularly when it comes to cutting edging strip (aka skirting board) at angles other than 90 or 45deg

But the idea of paying a "professional" to do it appals my wallet and my sense of pride. IME I do a better job anyway.
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I've done loads of laminate floor laying, very therapeutic. Yes, it takes a bit of time, but with the right tools it's not difficult. Helps if your room is rectangular, of course, and particularly when it comes to cutting edging strip (aka skirting board) at angles other than 90 or 45deg

But the idea of paying a "professional" to do it appals my wallet and my sense of pride. IME I do a better job anyway.
My rooms are rectangular without any curves, should be an easy one. I wouldn’t mind paying a reasonable price if someone does it for me.
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My rooms are rectangular without any curves, should be an easy one. I wouldn’t mind paying a reasonable price if someone does it for me.
If you can move the room to Valais I'd gladly quote you for it...
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Can someone please recommend me a cheap and best [...]
Cheap and best do not go together.
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Having done a lot of it myself, I have one piece of advice if you want to do it: Buy the best kneepads you can find.
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And of course you will need a cutter

This could help

https://www.jumbo.ch/de/service-total/verlegeservice

You can also use their calculator. 255CHF for 9 sq metre
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Cheap and best do not go together.
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Actually they do. On many occasions.
You've been here too long if you think that the more you pay, the better you get.
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Actually they do. On many occasions.
You've been here too long if you think that the more you pay, the better you get.
Well for sure one would have to pay at least 40CHF an hour.


maybe look here https://www.rentarentner.ch/v2/searc...egory=5&page=1
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And of course you will need a cutter

This could help

https://www.jumbo.ch/de/service-total/verlegeservice

You can also use their calculator. 255CHF for 9 sq metre
maybe i've been in switzerland too long as 500chf for a 16sqm room doesn't seem too bad. or maybe i'm just thinking i would never do it for less than 500chf...
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Re: Installing Laminate/Vinyl flooring

Laid two rooms in our old rental flat -floating directly on top of the old carpet. We decided to move a year later and the landlord wanted it removed, so I relaid the cheap laminate in our new cellar, concrete floor, floating on a polystyrene insulating layer.Lasted ten years and as far as I know is still there; with laminate you need to mop up liquid spills immediately unless you put a sealing layer on top.
Looks like the commercial rates quoted above are cheaper than me - a professional is going to be much quicker, but I can echo the therapeutic value, if you have the time and patience
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Laid two rooms in our old rental flat -floating directly on top of the old carpet. We decided to move a year later and the landlord wanted it removed, so I relaid the cheap laminate in our new cellar, concrete floor, floating on a polystyrene insulating layer.Lasted ten years and as far as I know is still there; with laminate you need to mop up liquid spills immediately unless you put a sealing layer on top.
Looks like the commercial rates quoted above are cheaper than me - a professional is going to be much quicker, but I can echo the therapeutic value, if you have the time and patience
i suppose water is a problem for laminate and parquet. an alternative would be to use vinyl plank.
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maybe i've been in switzerland too long as 500chf for a 16sqm room doesn't seem too bad. or maybe i'm just thinking i would never do it for less than 500chf...
I think any handworker starts off at around 50CHF an hour. Thats normal. If they do a good job thats all that matters. Its made to last for many many years so why skimp on the price
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i suppose water is a problem for laminate and parquet. an alternative would be to use vinyl plank.
Thats obvious that its a problem!You clean water away immediately. You don't put it in a bathroom. Dont get vinyl. Looks like shit and stinks.
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