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Laminate flooring is a manufactured product that gives the owner the same beautiful look of hardwood, stone, or tile but without a lot of the difficulties of installation. It is one of the most durable of all flooring options, and withstands exposure to water, debris, and heavy traffic. It is also, in fact, a common DIY project because it is an easily installed "floating" floor that demands no gluing or nailing, and which is easily installed atop pre-existing wood, vinyl, or subflooring. This means that some costs can be reduced where installation is concerned.
For this discussion, we will consider the materials and costs for the installation of a laminate floor in the average 200 square foot kitchen (measuring 10'x20'). This pricing will assume that the owner will want to keep costs as low as possible, and will NOT include such things as:
How difficult is a laminate flooring installation? It is something considered to be of intermediate complexity, and may need a few extra hands to tackle on the DIY basis. If the room is relatively square and the cuts can be kept simple, it is relatively easy to manage.
The average costs and materials associated with this project include:
Cost to install laminate flooring varies greatly by region. Get free estimates from flooring contractors in your city.