Stafford Heights QLD
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Capital Hill ACT
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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.
Taigum QLD, Australia
8th Feb 2021
Hi, I want water repelant / waterproof laminate floorboards - thinking from Bunnings unless you know of a better product & price. Single level apartment approx 100m2 including 3 bedrooms, hallway, kitchen, open plan living & dining rooms. I can help with moving furniture. Installation date is flexible How long will this take and what are the costs to measure / purchase correct amount of floorboards/ installation? Thanks Annabella
Aspley QLD, Australia
28th Apr 2020
I am wanting to rip up the old rental carpet in my townhouse it is only located on the stairs, 2 bedrooms, and a small hallway. I would like to get a quote on the installation of a floating wood floor/laminate, the quote would need to include the cost of the product along with the cost of installation.
Kedron QLD 4031, Australia
3rd Nov 2018
Adding skirting boards to a floating floor. Skirting boards will be supplied but need cutting / installing only.
Very professional and a job well done. A ++
Brighton QLD, Australia
8th Oct 2020
Wanting an experienced flooring expert to lay 78m of hybrid flooring over tiles , I am not wanting Scotia , so will either need skirting undercut or removed and replaced ..
Wavell Heights QLD, Australia
23rd Sep 2019
Lift and relay water swollen bamboo floating floor. Approx area is 12 m2. Have spare boards to replace those damaged.
Upon starting the job, we realized that there was a lot more work, including removing and replacing popped floor boards beneath the floating floor. The job was much bigger than estimated but Mike put the time in to get it done and did a good job.
Carseldine QLD 4034, Australia
5th Aug 2018
Laying floating floor laminated flooring
Bracken Ridge QLD 4017, Australia
19th Apr 2021
Seeking licenced, insured, reliable installer: - to install Preference Laminate flooring 12mm with premium combi underlay - Approx 69m2 floor space - Established concrete slab - skirting already removed - slab level and clean - 4017 area - Date is flexible but looking for install completed asap
Everton Park QLD, Australia
15th May 2020
Lay Timber floating laminate floor.. fairly basic room, 35sqm, rectangled shape.
Kedron QLD 4031, Australia
18th Jun 2019
Floating floor installation Flooring boards will be supplied as it will match the existing flooring.. There is some capping which is also required. Happy to negotiate price and inspect to go over what i am needing done. Open to different time / day that suits. Someone with experience in this field please.