Hi Rlay1,I have been thinking of same bamboo flooring(mooswood highland- Melbourne). Professionally getting it installed is going to cost $1850. Just wondering how much it cost you to install it yourself. Is it really that easy, wondering if the boards are hard to cut. My blog - http://asmailsdreamhome.blogspot.com/Thanks,Ismail
Hi Ismail,The costs involved for me to install the flooring myself:- Drop Saw: $100- Jig Saw: $120- Floor installation kit (Tapping block, puller, wedges): $20- Hammer: $15- Hand saw: $15- Tape measure: $5So all up under $300 worth of equipment and it will take you a week or two depending on the size of the area.Is it easy to do??? Well as you can see in the pictures, my 7 yo neice had no problems in tapping the boards in!It just takes a bit of planning and once you've done your first room, the rest are a breeze.Bamboo is a bit harder to cut and I did go through a number of jigsaw blades.At the end of the day, it depends on how handy you are vs the time you have vs paying someone to do it for you.$1850 seems to be a good price, how large is the area being done?
Hi Rlay,Thanks for the detailed info, much appreciated. I am doing it only for the open area and kitchen, around 74/m2 @ $25=$1850 to install. I have payed the deposit now for Mooswood highcountry @ around $80/m2 including 5mm underlay and delivery. My brother is quite handy person so he can help me out. Just wondering did you removed the skirtings?Thanks once again.Regards,Ismail.
My one was a new build, so the floor was laid before the skirting went on.But I do recommend that you remove the skirting first before you lay the flooring. It gives a much better finish.If you don't want to remove the skirting then you'd have to put in beading all around, which I think is quite unsightly...
Mine one is also a new one, but didn't planned about it. It seems to be easy to remove and reattach the skirting. How much width I have leave on the edges for expansion. Have a good weekend.Thanks Ismail
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