laminate floor fitting how long would it take?

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Posted 13th Feb
Any floor fitters on here or people who have recently had flooring fitted. advice,ive got a room 9.5m2 the room has 2 doors in it ,the fitter reckons he can do it in around 2 hours,that seems very quick to me ?
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Just done myself the same size 3.3 x3.3....... Took me longer but Yeh, I reckon that's feasible for a floor fitter
Once you've prepped and sorted the first few boards it's amazing how quick they go down.
if i have done my calculations right, that is a 10 ft by 10 ft room, so a double room.

assuming the floor is already empty and ready for laying the laminate, 2 hours does sound tight as there is underlay to lay and the laminate needs to be cut when they get to the edges for perfect fitting. then there is the trim all around and the door threshold. hubby struggled to lay a floor in a room sized 12 foot by 10 foot a couple of years ago and we said that the next time we are going to employ a floor fitter!

it took him about 6 hours to do but then again he isn't a floor layer and is not great with DIY so for a specialist, I would expect something like 4 hours to do a proper job. when we had asked for quote to lay the laminate floor, we got about £700 labour only, which we thought was a bit OTT, so we did it ourselves.
Your not a fitter mate you wouldn't know if that's quick. If his inexperienced he would say a lot more to be on the safe side, his clearly experienced and knows what his doing. Best to leave it to the professionals and 2hours sounds about right. I've got my whole house done except one room within 7 hours so it might be less than 2 hours but it maybe more as well example if the room is not a proper square or rectangle.
how much have you been quoted OP for labour? it would be interesting to see how long it does actually take when you do actually get the work done.
mutley113/02/2020 20:18

how much have you been quoted OP for labour? it would be interesting to …how much have you been quoted OP for labour? it would be interesting to see how long it does actually take when you do actually get the work done.


£80
I've done one bigger than that in under three hours from getting the furniture out laying the flooring and edging, taking the carpet down the tip and getting the furniture back in in three hours and I'm no professional, I am a very small lady of advancing years.
Edited by: "psychobitchfromhell" 13th Feb
jamstaruk197213/02/2020 20:20

£80


that is really cheap. if you could get it done for that price then you have had a real bargain. i found that when i looked for laminate flooring quotes they were really expensive and it is not justifiable as it is not really that difficult a job, just time consuming. no more difficult than plumbing for example, in fact probably easier, but they charge a lot more than plumbers per hour.
mutley113/02/2020 20:27

that is really cheap. if you could get it done for that price then you …that is really cheap. if you could get it done for that price then you have had a real bargain. i found that when i looked for laminate flooring quotes they were really expensive and it is not justifiable as it is not really that difficult a job, just time consuming. no more difficult than plumbing for example, in fact probably easier, but they charge a lot more than plumbers per hour.


70 - 90 is the average price for under 10m2 here in Glasgow so it's right in the middle. I will have cleared the whole room prior to starting.
Have a go yourself. It really isn't hard. I did this today and that is solid oak.
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jamstaruk197213/02/2020 20:35

70 - 90 is the average price for under 10m2 here in Glasgow so it's right …70 - 90 is the average price for under 10m2 here in Glasgow so it's right in the middle. I will have cleared the whole room prior to starting.


that is really cheap. they would charge £90 to fit a tap down here and that would take 30 minutes or less!
psychobitchfromhell13/02/2020 20:39

Have a go yourself. It really isn't hard. I did this today and that is …Have a go yourself. It really isn't hard. I did this today and that is solid oak. [Image]


to be honest it would cost me more for the tools,the fitter will cut undor the door architraves with a multi tool to leave a much better finish that i could.
jamstaruk197213/02/2020 20:44

to be honest it would cost me more for the tools,the fitter will cut undor …to be honest it would cost me more for the tools,the fitter will cut undor the door architraves with a multi tool to leave a much better finish that i could.


Aah. I have the tools. We!l in truth, I have a jigsaw and a mitre saw. That's all you really need.
here is a link to how long it should take if you are a professional. it states you should lay the laminate out to give it time to acclimatise for 3 days before it is laid.

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