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Laminate Flooring

Postby Sky Blue Strawberry » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:07 pm

Can anyone recommend a decent supplier for laminate flooring (NOT B & Q :evil: ) Most of the general DIY shops (Homebase, Wickes etc) seem to be charging over the odds for fairly poor quality flooring
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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby Nick » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:16 pm

Floors 2 Go although laminate flooring is shit
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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby Sky Blue Strawberry » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:27 pm

Went there yeaterday - wasn't impressed tbh. Maybe the wideboy behind the counter who offered me a "deal" if I bought there and then.

8-10mm laminate is fine I've found. Problem with real wood is itb chips and marks too easily
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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby the boss » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:16 pm

Sky Blue Strawberry wrote:
Went there yeaterday - wasn't impressed tbh. Maybe the wideboy behind the counter who offered me a "deal" if I bought there and then.

8-10mm laminate is fine I've found. Problem with real wood is itb chips and marks too easily



not if you stick carpet on it :lol:
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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby Des » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:38 pm

Sky Blue Strawberry wrote:
Went there yeaterday - wasn't impressed tbh. Maybe the wideboy behind the counter who offered me a "deal" if I bought there and then.

8-10mm laminate is fine I've found. Problem with real wood is itb chips and marks too easily

The only way to avoid marking a wood floor is to buy hardwood flooring (no shit). This will cost you an arm and a leg. For the first few weeks after my lounge floor went down, I was paranoid about people scratching it; now, I'm just philosophical about it - the scratches and bumps lend character.
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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby skyblueluke » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:40 pm

Bit of a plug for my work but IDS over on the bermuda industrial estate, we are cheaper than B&Q and we have a much wider range.

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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby Sky Blue Strawberry » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:41 pm

Now I'm even more confused :?

I thought laminate was less likely to chip than real wood.

Maybe for the first time in my life I'll take Boss's advice and lay a carpet
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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby Roger Mellie » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:52 pm

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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby Sky Blue Strawberry » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:53 pm

Up my arse?
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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby Des » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:05 pm

Sky Blue Strawberry wrote:
Now I'm even more confused :?

I thought laminate was less likely to chip than real wood.

Maybe for the first time in my life I'll take Boss's advice and lay a carpet


What do you mean by 'laminate'? I thought you were talking about real wood, eg. light oak, about 1/4 inch think, glued onto softwood backing panels, so the whole thing is about 3/4 inch thick. Or are you talking about the cheap and cheerful wood imitation stuff you chuck down in the bathroom?
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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby Sky Blue Strawberry » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:45 pm

:dunno:

All I know is its not cheap at £30 psqm
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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby plastic scouser » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:06 am

...at £30 per metre...that ain't laminate.....thats more likely the stuff des is on about.....solid wood veneer type stuff.


What state are your floorboards in SBS........repair, fill, sand, varnish......lovely jubbly!
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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby bolix » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:19 am

SBS, Have a look at Bamboo laminates, it is much cheaper than any of the softwood alternatives and harder. It will still scratch though. :evil:
http://www.bambooflooringcompany.com do a "natural strand" type which isn't a laminate but is solid as rock.......about £22 ps metre (i think)
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Re: Laminate Flooring

Postby Sky Blue Strawberry » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:56 am

plastic scouser wrote:
...at £30 per metre...that ain't laminate.....thats more likely the stuff des is on about.....solid wood veneer type stuff.


What state are your floorboards in SBS........repair, fill, sand, varnish......lovely jubbly!


Concrete! :lol:

bolix wrote:
SBS, Have a look at Bamboo laminates, it is much cheaper than any of the softwood alternatives and harder. It will still scratch though. :evil:
http://www.bambooflooringcompany.com do a "natural strand" type which isn't a laminate but is solid as rock.......about £22 ps metre (i think)


Will take a look - thanks Bolix
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