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    ok so i know that someone has already started a thread regarding wood flooring, but i didnt wanna hijack there topic plus im looking for laminate flooring rather than real wood. im looking for like a pine or beach effect kinda colour, something light. ive seen some in homebase for £7.99 per sq metre, but was wondering if it might be any cheaper online. the room is 11ft wide and 16ft in lenght. any help or advice would be much appreciated.

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    hello mate. wickes have a better range and start from £5.99. it is plank woods which is alot better than normal laminate. i recently bought rustic oak which was very good. i think the range is called fast fix 15

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    thedoncambridge

    hello mate. wickes have a better range and start from £5.99. it is plank … hello mate. wickes have a better range and start from £5.99. it is plank woods which is alot better than normal laminate. i recently bought rustic oak which was very good. i think the range is called fast fix 15




    thanks i'll check it out:thumbsup:

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    anyone else? lol or can anyone tell me what the above measurements are in square metre's please? i dont know how to work it out.

    Basically your local B&Q or homebase wait for a 10% off day, focus Grab a pensioner on a Tuesday 10% off or anyone working at Argos 10% off staff discount for homebase.
    Not really cheap on the internet unless you go for the high end material and the delivery is the problem with the weight unless you buy quite a substantial amount

    Dunno do you have a local Floors2go?

    Its £3.99 a square meter here for maple colour it click stuff to.......

    floors2go.co.uk/pro…rm=

    HTH

    Also calculates how many packs you need, it says you need 7 see here

    floors2go.co.uk/pro…cal

    If you have kids though who are likely to drop drinks don't forget the cheap stuff is not normally waterproof not an issue if no kids but we have only had ours down about a month and it has seen plenty of juice on it.

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    thanks alot paulsssss, and beckyboo that is a good find thank you. leaving you both rep:thumbsup:
    oh and you tonyd19565, sorry nearly forgot - rep added to.

    Thanks for the rep dunno. i hope you find some flooring you like.

    my radiator leaked and my laminate is ruined!

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    my radiator leaked and my laminate is ruined!





    that must suck. i dont have oil radiators, but im sure something will happen to it lol

    dunno

    that must suck. i dont have oil radiators, but im sure something will … that must suck. i dont have oil radiators, but im sure something will happen to it lol


    not oil! water.

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    i got me some flooring:) but who am i gonna get to fit it?:? lol

    Have a go yourself!
    Noticed this the other day which would help with fitting.
    It is for Ikea flooring but if you click on the LEFT icon, its the same as most laminate.
    ]http//ww…tml

    Hope this helps!

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    phil001

    Have a go yourself!Noticed this the other day which would help with … Have a go yourself!Noticed this the other day which would help with fitting. It is for Ikea flooring but if you click on the LEFT icon, its the same as most laminate.]http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_GB/rooms_ideas/floor_guide/floor.htmlHope this helps!




    thanks:thumbsup:

    i think the cheapest place i saw was wickes but im sure i read somewhere that i can push your house insurances up having wood flooring

    dunno

    i got me some flooring:) but who am i gonna get to fit it?:? lol



    Its not too bad to fit. Tricky bit is around the doors and to make sure your final row is not too thin. The glueless stuff which is supposed to click together easily doesn't (unless your room is only 1 board in length). I've found that 2 of you tilting a whole row and some gentle persuasive taps usually work. First 3 rows can be a bit tricky but after that it gets a bit easier as everything is squared up by then. Don't forget the spacers round the edge otherwise the floor will move as you tap in additional rows.

    Wickes do some nice project leaflets and below is the link to the laminate flooring leaflet
    wickes.co.uk/con…pdf

    Fixing the trim round the edge can be a problem. This is easier to get a nice fit if you borrow/use a power mitre saw and a air nailer/pinner.....

    Now you have the wood I suggest you check each plank to make sure none of the lips/edges have been bashed. I've usually had about 10% bashed due to poor handling in the store....

    And you might want to find a nice cushion for your knees!!

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    i cant lay it myself, i just dont have the knowhow :-( and ive had a quote of £165 to lay it. anyone wanna buy 17 sq metre's of laminate flooring? lol

    dunno

    i cant lay it myself, i just dont have the knowhow :-( and ive had a … i cant lay it myself, i just dont have the knowhow :-( and ive had a quote of £165 to lay it. anyone wanna buy 17 sq metre's of laminate flooring? lol



    why don't you try a small bedroom first? then if you make a mess of it - it doesn't matter too much?

    If you can saw along a line (even unevenly) you can do it. DIY is a little bit of appitude, alot of commonsense and a bit of confidence..... If you have a mate who's done something like this before invite him/her round to help you get started.

    On re-reading this it sounds a bit patronising - don't mean it to be ....

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do!

    gari189

    why don't you try a small bedroom first? then if you make a mess of it - … why don't you try a small bedroom first? then if you make a mess of it - it doesn't matter too much?If you can saw along a line (even unevenly) you can do it. DIY is a little bit of appitude, alot of commonsense and a bit of confidence..... If you have a mate who's done something like this before invite him/her round to help you get started.On re-reading this it sounds a bit patronising - don't mean it to be ....Good luck with whatever you decide to do!



    Great Advice IMHO.:thumbsup:

    tonyd19565

    off or anyone working at Argos 10% off staff discount for homebase.



    Argos staff get 20% discount at Homebase
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