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How Much Time? (by melinda [MD]) Jan 14, 2021 6:20 PM
       How Much Time? (by NE [PA]) Jan 14, 2021 6:21 PM
       How Much Time? (by NE [PA]) Jan 14, 2021 6:22 PM
       How Much Time? (by Richard [MI]) Jan 14, 2021 6:37 PM
       How Much Time? (by DJ [VA]) Jan 14, 2021 8:15 PM
       How Much Time? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 14, 2021 8:56 PM
       How Much Time? (by Robert J [CA]) Jan 14, 2021 9:25 PM
       How Much Time? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 14, 2021 10:46 PM
       How Much Time? (by S i d [MO]) Jan 15, 2021 10:23 AM
       How Much Time? (by Nicole [PA]) Jan 15, 2021 11:44 AM
       How Much Time? (by Hoosier [IN]) Jan 15, 2021 11:39 PM

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How Much Time? (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 6:20 PM
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Please give me the reasonable time needed for a semiskilled worker to install laminate in a 12x12 room. No underpadding, this worker has done laminate flooring before. This would also include installing quarter round. The worker has 1 helper with him. --24.233.xxx.xx




How Much Time? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 6:21 PM
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Two hours max. Maybe three with set up and bringing in material. --70.44.xxx.xx




How Much Time? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 6:22 PM
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* unless there are tons of goofy cuts. I am going under the assumption that it's a standard room. --70.44.xxx.xx




How Much Time? (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 6:37 PM
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Recently a 14x18 living room was done by my kid who had never done one before. Including the pad beneath the laminate, working alone, it took about 5 hours total, including the 1/4 round. --75.7.xx.xx




How Much Time? (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 8:15 PM
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A day, max - assuming everything they need is already on site. --68.229.xxx.xxx




How Much Time? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 8:56 PM
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It varies so much depending on the shape and lay out of the room. If it a nice square space 3 hours. Then again it could be 6 hours with cuts and then the quarter round might be a easy task or a royal pain --24.101.xxx.xx




How Much Time? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 9:25 PM
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This would also depend on the laminate type, click or glue down and thickness -- between 7mm and 12 mm. And if the product has acclimated to the room temperature. Also does the stock have to be taken up or down steps?

Around 3 hours time. --47.155.xx.xxx




How Much Time? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2021 10:46 PM
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melinda,

NEVER pay by the hour for such a project,

12x12=144 sf

Lowes would charge $2-3sf = $288

The Lowes’ worker will receive $144 and wait 90 days for payment.

I pay $.75sf = $108 + $20 for quarter round.

Cheap click lock is harder/slower than the pricey stuff. (I hate click lock). Allure or glue down vinyl pieces are faster and water resistant.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




How Much Time? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2021 10:23 AM
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Assuming floor is prepped and all necessary materials are on site, I would expect it to be done in about 4-5 hours for one person, 2-3 hours with a helper. The part that takes the most time is measuring cuts, making cuts, and all the getting up & kneeling down. That last part is almost negligible with a partner since one person is on hands and knees measuring and installing while person 2 makes the cuts.

That said, I agree with Brad. Forget laminate. Even the expensive stuff is made of sawdust and glue, so the first time a tenant wet mops the floor or their unauthorized fish leaks water gets down into the seams and the floor is trashed in a way that can't be fixed.

I recommend vinyl plank flooring like Allure TrafficMaster (Home Depot only) or Shaw brand. --107.216.xxx.xxx




How Much Time? (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2021 11:44 AM
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I would love to have Brad's contractors. $128 to lay floor and molding for an entire room wouldn't happen here. I'm not sure but I'm guessing $300 would be the minimum as it's a day's work. --72.70.xxx.xxx




How Much Time? (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2021 11:39 PM
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Does the floor need prepped? Carpet need taken up? If the floor is "ready to go", I can do a room like that alone in about 4 hours. But if you're trying to find out a reasonable price then this is not the complete math. You have to include other time such as to paint the quarter-round offsite, estimating, invoicing, shop for materials, go to the store, unload tools, drive to jobsite, etc.

Every floor I've done needs some level of prep. Either I have to pull up carpet, or the floor is not level enough, or there are staples all over, or coax cable holes in the floor that need fixed, or some other issue that needs resolved. --99.92.xxx.xxx



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