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Hi Chris,

Thank you for your expertise.  I went ahead and purchased the laminate flooring on line and IMO I got an unbelievable deal.  I got the flooring that I originally picked out at a brick and mortar store, plus a $50.00 discount, plus free shipping, plus no sales tax, AND free premium 3 in 1 underlayment.  Now I just have to find someone to help me install it.  Thanks again, Robin.

Hi Robin,

I am delighted to hear this. I hope you find a good installer who can make all the cuts and knows the meaning of a good installation.

We are out there...find a company that sells carpet / flooring supplies in the yellow pages. Usually following "RETAIL"
Most installers purchase from these warehouses and the counter people will know the good installers. Don't hesitate to ask for a few good guys to give you an estimate.
Usually an empty house will be quoted at 2.00 per sq ft. Tear out and prep if any....negotiable. .25 -.50 extra. Base shoe...painted white and installed 1.00 per ft.
Base board is more due to varying styles and size.
I hope you purchased any color matching trim for doors etc. Never too late if you need to get some.

My best to you.


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20+ years flooring installation ...carpet,wood,tile and vinyl. Residential and commercial. I do not sell the products , just install what ever the shop / customer has purchased. I actually love seeing the finished project completed and it gives me great satisfaction to help others acheive that goal. If I don't know the answer I will say so, and then I will recommend another expert for you. I may even research the subject and answer to the best of my ability ...including links to my sources. I wish you all success Chris


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H.S. diploma A.S. agriculture Mt San Antonio JR. College

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