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What is laminate flooring and how is it installed?

Laminate is growing in popularity due to it's durability, aesthetic, and cost-effective price range. Homeowners can achieve the look of hardwood or stone for a fraction of the price. Laminate products are multi-layer synthetics (including a paper design atop resin and fiberboard core) that are bonded by lamination.

Like most flooring products, laminate flooring usually comes in tile shapes or plank shapes. There is a huge variety of styles and colours to choose from. Laminate products are installed above a base floor.

How much does the project cost?

On average, laminate installation costs about 50% less than hardwood installations. Wood products can be twice the price of laminate. See price estimates below:

  • Labour costs for installation on average (not including product and underlay): $1.93/ft2
  • Costs of baseboard installation: $1.10 - $3.00/linear foot
  • Cost of product: anywhere from $0.89 - $4.00+/ft2
  • Existing floor removal: depends on floor material

*installation price fluctuates based on .mm thickness of the laminate flooring product

Although you can expect to pay less for laminate floors, you should still set aside an additional 10 – 20% of the project cost in case something goes wrong.

Is this a DIY project?

Laminate flooring can be installed by a well-seasoned DIY-er. Laminate is much easier to install than wood flooring. The product is mostly tongue and groove assembly. Mind you, this is a free-floating system, which requires an underlayment that may be challenging to install. anyone without measuring/cutting experience, tools, and knowledge of baseboard installation may have difficulty with this project.

Additional tips

It's a good idea to invest in a high-quality laminate product. You should opt for 12mm thick planks (at the very least). Make sure to get thick padding for the underlayment. It's a good idea to purchase a product with many different floor patterns to avoid repetition. A good contractor or installer will be able to assemble the flooring pattern well.

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