Published at Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 - 04:54:16 AM. Laminate Flooring. By Natuche Potier.
If you have it in mind to install your laminate flooring in your bathroom then consult the manufacturer's instructions on installing laminate flooring in a moist place. The underneath of laminate flooring cannot be directly exposed to moisture so be sure to carefully follow the installation instructions if you intend to install it anywhere that it may come into contact with moisture. You can save yourself various future repairs, and headaches, if you take the time to properly learn how to lay laminate flooring. A couple of hours of instruction can go a long way to securing your piece of mind for a lot of years to come.
Cash and carry vs. installed purchase. This is always a tough one because a flooring product is only as good as the installation. I have seen a lot of want to-be independent installers out there that can ruin a laminate or hardwood job. Most carpet installers are not carpenters, but many do pretend to be. It is rare to find an installer that can do it all. As a matter of fact, I have yet to find one. Many are top notch at some types of flooring, but not others. So when you hire a friend of a friend, or someone working under their own shingle, are you guaranteed the type of installation you expect? Also, when using a moonlighting installer, you should be paying no more than 50-60% of the prevailing rate of the independent retailer installation rate. I have seen moonlighting installers charge half again as much for an installation than the customer could have gotten from a flooring store. When you have the flooring store install the product, there will be no finger-pointing should there ever be an issue. There are so many different complications that can happen after an installation, and if you are dealing with a rock solid independent retail store, you have protection. In my opinion, there needs to be significant savings for you when you cash and carry a product. If you have the ability to install on your own, then there is normally a substantial savings realized and I say go for it. If not, let the experts do it.
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