Laminate flooring

glenwilson

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Looking to do the two bedrooms with laminate flooring. I have laid solid pine flooring in the hall, kitchen and bathroom which is fine. Have the tools needed and watched a ton of how to videos so have a good idea on how to get it done.

Was looking at 12mm rather than thinner stuff. Just wondering if anyone has any other advice and what is it like for long term use?
 

lakaelo

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Looking to do the two bedrooms with laminate flooring. I have laid solid pine flooring in the hall, kitchen and bathroom which is fine. Have the tools needed and watched a ton of how to videos so have a good idea on how to get it done.

Was looking at 12mm rather than thinner stuff. Just wondering if anyone has any other advice and what is it like for long term use?
we have "click-laminat" here to use. very easy to work with and easy to handle. just look that you have a proper soundproofing insulation beneath the lamintat. is this really laminat? guess its very thick with 12mm. the "normal" one here are between 6-8mm. around 12mm is called "parkett" here. that is having a real wood layer on top. so not sure what your are using lol
 

glenwilson

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This one.


Says it is German so HAS to be good. :D Can get 8mm stuff cheaper but the floor we have isn't the best so 12mm should help with that.
 
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IceDiverTom

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Same situation i will be in, because of moving in next months...

So we decided a material called vinyl, i am totaly excited from.

it is a bit expensiver then laminat, but not that expensive as parquet.
also it is more tough and water resistant!

the idea is, to use it double time (aprox 20 years) then laminat (aprox 10 years) , or sand parquet in 10 years to use it another 10...

....but as allways, reality and plans .... she said ^^
 

glenwilson

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We have carpet in the bedrooms at the moment. Whilst it wasn’t the most expensive it wasn’t cheap either and it hasn’t lasted well at all.

The other factor is getting the carpet installed would mean emptying both bedrooms whilst it is fitted and that isn’t practical. The laminate will allow us to do it in a more practical way. Neither room is high traffic though one will have a PC / modelling bench - less bits lost to the carpet monster! 😆
 

IceDiverTom

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We have carpet in the bedrooms at the moment. Whilst it wasn’t the most expensive it wasn’t cheap either and it hasn’t lasted well at all.

The other factor is getting the carpet installed would mean emptying both bedrooms whilst it is fitted and that isn’t practical. The laminate will allow us to do it in a more practical way. Neither room is high traffic though one will have a PC / modelling bench - less bits lost to the carpet monster! 😆
we have a water bed, and cut a new carpet around it once.... but now we do all new from beginning ^^