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    put the fish in a bowl and put a brick through the tank .....ring yer insurance company ...sorry but your floor will never be the same again.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
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      Laying the floor is easy. I did an 18ft x 12ft room in about a day & half using hand saw & rubber mallet & gluing joints.

      2 things: 1 is your floor level - as this is critical to making it easy / a good job
      2 - will you remove skirting boards & replace over new floor? This looks & lasts much better than using scotia / beading to cover the expansion gaps
      The floor is pretty good and even, few lumps that can easily be levelled so no issues there.
      I was going to use beading as I figured removing the skirting would be a pain in the sphincter and I don't want to accidentally rip any big chunks of plaster off the walls at all.
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      Sorry to butt in, just easier than starting a new thread.
      Just wanted to know how easy laminate flooring is to fit as I want to do my flat. Obviously I don't want to start something and then find out it's harder than I thought.
      From others experiences, am I safer just paying for a pro to fit it? I'm no expert when it comes to diy but I'm not a total moron either.
      Check you are actually allowed to have it your flat first. Very few that you can and can cost you a lot of money later on. As been mentioned it's crap anyway and noisy.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Brok View Post
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      Laminate flooring?


      Hate the stuff. Looks rubbish, feels horrible underfoot, wears out, expands and contracts too much, sounds awful when walked on etc. Cheap and very nasty stuff that in the not too distant future, everybody will be ripping up and putting it where it belongs. In a skip.
      This. I think the same of any tongue & groove flooring (including wood).

      It's quite difficult to source decent real floor boards these days. Everyone assumes you want click clack Lego flooring
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      Laying laminate is easy - if I can do it anyone can. But buy yourself an electric jig-saw, a metal tape measure, a mallet, and some knee pads. A hand saw will take forever, and may not even cut the stuff properly.

      Beading is easy. You can always use transparent filler to make it slightly more water tight.

      If it gets too wet and swells up it will stay swollen even after it has dried.

      Solid wood flooring would be better, but is vastly more expensive.
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      This. I think the same of any tongue & groove flooring (including wood).

      It's quite difficult to source decent real floor boards these days. Everyone assumes you want click clack Lego flooring
      What sort of flooring do you prefer then?
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      Laminate flooring?


      Hate the stuff. Looks rubbish, feels horrible underfoot, wears out, expands and contracts too much, sounds awful when walked on etc. Cheap and very nasty stuff that in the not too distant future, everybody will be ripping up and putting it where it belongs. In a skip.
      Being in the flooring trade, I couldn't of said it better myself.
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      Being in the flooring trade, I couldn't of said it better myself.
      oh yes you could. It's "have" not "of" !!
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      What sort of flooring do you prefer then?
      Planks of wood. Rectangular ones with square edges nailed to joists

      Or tiles. Bonded to the floor
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      Laminate flooring?


      Hate the stuff. Looks rubbish, feels horrible underfoot, wears out, expands and contracts too much, sounds awful when walked on etc. Cheap and very nasty stuff that in the not too distant future, everybody will be ripping up and putting it where it belongs. In a skip.
      I have had laminate for 15 years. It has had litres of wine spilled on it and still looks brand new. Maybe that's because I tend to lick up the spills, toot sweet. Let that be a lesson.
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