Cost for installing laminate floors

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Posted by: from Kirkland
8/2/2017 at 4:18:10 PM

We want to remove the carpeting in our basement and replace it with laminate flooring. The square footage is approximately 880 square feet. We will supply the flooring. How much would it cost to

a) remove the carpeting & baseboards

b) install the laminate flooring & new baseboards

Please note that this is a cement floor and may require leveling and/or installing plywood. Can you please provide this as a separate cost.

Only looking for cost at this time.


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Date/Time8/2/2017 at 6:59:02 PM

You will be looking at approaching $3000, if not more. Hard to say with your location and the unknown condition of the cement subfloor.

Demo would be about $600-700 and install about $1500-1600.

The rest needs to be inspected on site for an accurate number

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Date/Time8/2/2017 at 7:51:30 PM


We charge $1.50 to install laminate, remove and junk $.050 and baseboards $300 for the basement.

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Date/Time8/3/2017 at 3:26:56 PM

Job site within GTA

Removal of Carpet 0.30/sqft

Installation of Laminate 1.20/sqft

Removal and Installation BB 5" 0.80/sqft

0.30+1.20+0.80 = $2.30 2.30*880= 2024

Plus wastage and door transition. Ball park price would be around $2200

You need to provide underlayment, the levelling of the subfloor would be conduct on site measurement weather needed or not. Usually the levelling of the floor could be hedge by using a thicker laminate 12mm or 15mm thickness.

Something just to keep in mind because its the basement, and i don't know if there is a leaking problem with your current condition . Most of my client who s renovating there basement i would recommend Vinyl floor. the installation price is the same. Water proof, way better at moisture adsorption.

If you are interested we could arrange on onsite visit.

Hope I answered all your questions. :)

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Date/Time8/5/2017 at 7:00:09 AM

No less than $2000. and no more than $3000.This is site unseen so.....Ballpark pricing lol Should use vinyl planks as mentioned above on concrete!

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Date/Time8/15/2017 at 1:46:21 PM

Hi, the pricing here by everyone else looks about right. I would recommend going with a drycore subfloor system in almost all basement circumstances. That allows you to put in laminate safely. You can research drycore on your own to learn about it - they sell it at the Home Depot. Even cement floors that look like they are in good shape can wick moisture and leave a space under a floor damp, unless a subfloor allows the cement to breathe. That is what drycore does.

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