Having new laminate flooring installed in the entire house was way beyond the time and our DIY abilities but, that doesn’t mean we didn’t work at all. In fact, preparing to have flooring removed and installed (including fixing some floor squeeks, removing the 1/2 bath toilet and stashing electronics out of the way) was a fairly large project.
During the 2.5 days we started to feel like hostages/hoarders with everthing pushed into weird areas including the master bathroom, attic and garage.
Laminate Floor Installed by Carpets by Direct
The Columbia laminate flooring was installed by Carpets by Direct. We were extremely pleased with the entire process. The sales person we visited at their showroom was knowledgable and friendly. The 3 man installation crew were excellent. They even returned days after the flooring was installed to install some thresholds at the doorways leading to tiled floors and at our newly installed front door. The crew worked for 2.5 days and always worked without a break (except for lunch). They worked until 6:30 pm each of the first two days and without a complaint. What they accomplished in the time was far more than what we could have done. I don’t regret the decision to let someone else undercut all the door jambs, install a sound/moisture barrier, install the flooring, all transitions and all the base shoe moulding. They even installed new curved base shoe around our stair in the entry (something Big Blue wouldn’t even do).
Pictures from the laminate floor installation in progress…
Pictures from the completed laminate floor project
So, would you install 1500 sq feet of laminate yourself? Or,would you hire some professional help? Let me know in the comments below.