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Price to fit flooring

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in In my home (includes DIY) MoneySaving
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debsthe1debsthe1 Forumite
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We are thinking of replacing carpets in the hall and lounge with wood flooring. I would be grateful if someone would be able to give us an idea of fitting costs per square metre.

I am concerned that we will lose more heat with a wood floor, but my other half says this won't be a problem... is he correct?

Thanks for any help.
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  • onomatopoeia99onomatopoeia99 Forumite
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    I don't know the costs as I fitted my own. I haven't noticed any change in heat loss, but it's not something that's easy to measure.

    I used a foil backed expanded polystyrene "underlay" to provide some insulation and as a vapour barrier and installed it floating (glued to itself) rather than screwed or glued down. To do a 16'x12' room it took me two days. Obviously professionals would be faster as I was being careful and hadn't done it before, but I think it would still take a good deal longer and therefore cost more than for a smiliar amount of carpet. Hopefully someone will be along that has had it fitted and can give an idea of costs.
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  • cyclonebri1cyclonebri1 Forumite
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    I too have done all my own, but it doesn't matter what we all say, you need quotes that are relevant to your area.

    I went 1 stage further and replaced existing floorboards, insulated underneath, then fitted 18mm FG chip and 3/4" solid oak flooring.

    Timber floors every time for me.;);)
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