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    hi. does anyone know the best place to get laminate flooring from.. thanks

    also the best way of fitting it..
    cheers

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    If you're fitting it yourself then don't get the cheapest stuff as it's harder to lay.

    Howden's joinery or howarth timber do good deals on mid range/ higher quality stuff.

    My partner is an ex joiner and it took him 2 days to do our living room and hall and he said it's not easy to do properly so maybe seek assistance with fitting.

    x

    dont go too cheap as the joints will soon start to weaken

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    Only really one way of fitting it, as per the instructions


    [FONT=Century Gothic][COLOR=purple]was wondering whether to take skirting boards off, or butt up to them?[/COLOR][/FONT]

    Is it worth the OP paying a bit extra for the decent underlay stuff?
    Mine came with some stuff that was practically clingfilm, and I can't help wondering if things would have gone better with something better underneath...

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    [FONT=Century Gothic][COLOR=purple]was wondering whether to take skirting … [FONT=Century Gothic][COLOR=purple]was wondering whether to take skirting boards off, or butt up to them?[/COLOR][/FONT]


    you have to leave an expansion gap and then put edging over the gap

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    took me a day to do my lounge but really wish I had bought real wood as it looks very cheap & nasty

    There is a company on eBay that do very very good deals for flooring and underlay and the beading etc.

    If you do it yourself the DONT butt it up to the skirts, if you do the joints will push and become damaged over time, you need an expantion gapto allow the floor to expand etc.

    Mine cost just over 300 for living room and hall and a bedroom and it's quality not cheap stuff. Look up lal flooring.

    hotukdeals.com/ite…cke

    i got mine from here - although it was posted a few months ago the price has gone up a little..

    as for laying it - the best way is to put together one peice the full length of the room and then attatch it the the first row in one go rather than doing it piece by piece! doesn't take half as long..

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    [COLOR=purple]thanks everyone for good advice, will get hubby to look later..[/COLOR]

    [COLOR=purple]thanks arcangel111 looks at that post and didn't realise i could use tesco clubcard vouchers at topps tiles, so will prob get it from there..[/COLOR]

    they all slot together the same or similar,

    we had an issue fitting laminate with the underlay as it was too flexible and caused the floor to creak/flex, so we replaced it with a more expensive harder underlay (nightmarish relaying the entire floor argh)

    i BOUGHT MINE FROM IKEA MAKE SURE YOU BUY THE THICK GREEN UNDERLAY AND PLASTIC PROOFING ITS NOT THAT DEAR AND WORTH THE EFFORD PLACE SKIRTING AFTER YOU LAID THE FOLLORING AND MITRETHE EDGES
    GOOD LUCK
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