"Bradley is a super friendly, reliable bloke who was able to help us quickly & promptly. He was able to offer a number of ways to help us achieve the r..."
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"Adam came in when we were pretty desperate and completed the job super fast we are very happy!"
Installation of floating floorboards
"Andrew was punctual, polite and did a good job with our floor. Would highly recommend him. Thank you"
Floating floor repair
"Brad worked above and beyond on what ended up being a much harder job than thought. He came and saw the job on his own time and worked harder and longer than we expected. Highly recommend. Thanks Brad"
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Floating flooring services include the materials, tools, and actual legwork of fitting your floors. In some cases, you can have a Tasker purchase the planks or sheets on your behalf. Or, you can buy these yourself and book a Tasker to take care of the installation. If you’d like some help moving the furniture before and after the fitting, they may be able to do this, too.
Though the exact details may vary depending on the Tasker you book, here’s what you can expect when you request a floorer via Airtasker:
Your floorer arrives with the complete materials and tools necessary for installing your floating floors. These include shims, tape measure, a hammer, tapping block or pull bar, a circular saw or another power saw, a utility knife, trim saw, flat pry bar, wide putty knife, a combination square, and a pencil.
If you requested them to purchase the flooring for you, your hired specialist would get snap-together flooring, foam or cork underlayment, and tape. Not sure what colour or width of planks to choose for your room? You can consult an interior designer before redoing your floors.
Your floorer starts by leaving the planks in the room for two days so they can acclimate to the humidity. Thus, it’s advisable that you get your flooring in advance. Once the planks are ready, your floorer removes the skirting boards and cuts the line between the trim and the wall to prevent the paint from cracking. They’ll remove the debris, roll out the underlayment, then cut the underlayment with a utility knife. After this, they’ll butt the sides of the pieces together and tape up the joints.
Next, your floorer starts to lay out the planks and cuts them to size. Then, they’ll install the first row of planks. Your specialist will leave 1/4-inch spaces after every foot to allow the planks some room to expand. When it comes to the succeeding rows of planks, they’ll snap them into the first row, close up gaps, and offset joints by at least 3 inches.
Once they reach the last row, your floorer sets shims against the wall, measures the width in several places, then cuts the planks to size. They may use a pull bar to ensure a tight fit in this row.
Once you and your floorer are happy with the flooring, they’ll reinstall the skirting boards and seal all exposed edges. Sealing is especially important in bathrooms and utility rooms so moisture can’t get underneath the boards.
Crace ACT, Australia
29th Mar 2021
Floating floor (hybrid) boards installed upstairs, downstairs and on the stairs (+nosing) including scotia and underlay. Carpet on top floor to be pulled up and rolled ready for pickup Total floorspace between 70-75 sq.m (incl. stairs) No works to be done in bathroom, laundry, under-stairs storage or toilet
Melba ACT, Australia
12th Nov 2020
I have a floating bamboo floor (approximately 25 m2) which was never installed properly and bows in the summer. This year it's an actual trip hazard with multiple points where the interlocking pieces have raised off the floor I need someone to assess and repair.
Holder, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
25th Sep 2020
I have underlay and floor boards Lake tabourie over the next 2 weeks Looking for price for full job 6 x 6 room
Molonglo ACT 2611, Australia
13th Jul 2020
Need to install 2 medium floating boards in bedroom.Already got the boards from bunnings.
Canberra ACT, Australia
10th Nov 2019
*located at Ulladulla* Hi there! I’m wanting to get floating floor boards installed into a caravan and annex area located at merry beach caravan resort. I am also hopeful that I can get someone to remove and dispose of the existing laminate floor before laying the new floor, which is desirable but not essential. Happy to get some people to help rip the existing floor up. Would like someone who has experience with laying floors, just want to job done well. The area needing to be covered is 24m2. Products etc will be brought. I’m thinking it would be a one days work. Willing to pay for petrol money down to the coast. Thankyou! (Photos attached are existing floors) $500 to remove flooring $500 to lay
Gordon ACT, Australia
26th Oct 2018
I need a lounge room, dining room, and 1.5 bedrooms done (one full bedroom and half another bedroom). I have all the materials. Please only someone who is competent in doing this work apply.
Palmerston, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
16th Mar 2017
Install 50-60 sq meters of floating laminate timber floor. The flooring has been purchased. In Palmerston
O'Connor ACT, Australia
29th Jan 2021
We need to install a floating floor in one room studio(roughly 42 sqm). I have the material. We have also extra jobs of installing the kitchen if the person is good. The main problem is we have waited for the other Carpenter which was not able to carry on , for long. We have to be done this week.
Jerrabomberra ACT, Australia
4th Nov 2020
We want to install spotted gum floating floorboards over 3 rooms approx 60m2
Hughes ACT, Australia
7th Aug 2020
60 m2 of hybrid floating floor. Floor is already prepped ready for installation.
Isabella Plains ACT, Australia
14th Jan 2020
We would like removal of existing carpet in 3 bedrooms and laying of floating floorboards in Isabella Plains, Tuggeranong. Material and labour to be included in offer.
Weston ACT 2611, Australia
23rd Apr 2019
I have a requirement for installing wooden skirting for our already installed floating floors. We have a two story house so I am not sure how many hours of work. Approximate guess is about two days(20-30 hours) I will be buying the skirting. Thanks Sanjay
Harrison ACT, Australia
4th Oct 2018
Install Vinyl floor planks in two brand new houses in canberra. Appx 120 sqm each house. Floor material will be supplied.
MacGregor ACT, Australia
9th May 2021
Need 15 boards replaced but need to lift 6sq mts ot boards to do this Cash $300 must be done before 14/5
Harrison ACT, Australia
19th Jan 2021
Small area of floating bamboo floor boards that have buckled
Andrew was punctual, polite and did a good job with our floor. Would highly recommend him. Thank you
Isabella Plains ACT, Australia
9th Oct 2020
My Partner and I started laying floating floor in our house, about 18 months ago. Since then my partners back problem has got worse and once I get down on the floor I cannot get up! Need the front and frack hallway done, and kitchen dining room, we have flooring and underlay .
Turner ACT 2612, Australia
3rd Aug 2020
I have a small section of about 1x5m by 1x5m of floating laminated wooden floor boards which have expanded and lifted. And need a couple of mm trimmed and reset
Job well done. Good customer service
Monash ACT 2904, Australia
6th Dec 2019
In Small ground floor lounge in townhouse plus take away old carpet currently there. Discuss the supply of material.
Banks ACT, Australia
16th Mar 2019
Our floating floorboards have started to peel, crack and come apart. There are various sections that need to be replaced with new boards (will be supplied by us). Looking for a qualified person to quote and undertake the work.
Canberra ACT, Australia
15th Sep 2018
Need help with installation of laminate floating floorboards. One room just over 14sqm carpet already removed. Need assistance with floorboards and skirting.
Adam came in when we were pretty desperate and completed the job super fast we are very happy!