Laminate flooring on walls

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  1. Jan 9, 2019 #1

    Don Monfils

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    what do you think you would charge to install laminate flooring on walls,
    4ā€™ high. It will be installed vertically over sheetrock.
    It is a pretty big area in a restaurant
    Customer is going to install baseboards on the bottom and a chair rail on top.
    I am going to use silicone adhesive
    ( in a caulk tube) on the back as well as brad nails on the very top and bottom ( which will be covered by the molding)

    I thought about leaving a 1/4 expansion in the corners, and have them install trim on the inside and outside corners.

    I normally get $2/ square ft. for a floor
     
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    Single planks should move along fairly fast I'd think. Ought to fly with no end joining. I'd use a regular adhesive maybe a polyurethane. With a chair rail on top and base on the bottom I wouldn't think it would need but a couple of bands of adhesive or maybe a few grape sized dots near the center of the each plank.
     
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    We get anywhere between $30 to $45 a ft for tile on walls, so I'm thinking $20 would be a good deal.
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2019 #5

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    I'd think he'd make a killing at $5. A 40 foot wall would be $800. Don could do that in 2 hours. No end joints, no grout, no trims. just bank bang bang. 10 X faster than installing on a floor. Takes more time to unwrap the boxes.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2019 at 1:03 AM #6

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    I started the walls today.
    It went pretty smooth.
    I ended up using silicone along with finish nails on the top and bottom.
    I got 420 sq. ft. done today, and went through 12 tubes of silicone.


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  7. Jan 18, 2019 at 6:28 AM #7

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    Looks good Don ..
     
  8. Jan 18, 2019 at 2:10 PM #8

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    Is that an office of some type? They shoulda demo'd that ugly tile first.
     
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    Bar/ restaurant ...
    we are installing a floating LVT floor over the ceramic.
     
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    Are you going to float the joints of the tile. Never seen a perfectly flat tile. I woulda spec'd glue down LVT in a commercial setting.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2019 at 1:09 AM #11

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    They are definitely not perfectly flat.
    I have quite a bit of prep to do.
    They already had the flooring.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2019 at 3:14 AM #12

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    Hope you aren't charging $45 sq foot. If you did, and they said yes, .....then I want some adoption papers asap. :D
    Looks great Don. I never thought about going around windows.
     
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    77D8766A-5B94-4BE0-A34B-4F77B75806B8.jpeg 392121F5-A31E-43A7-8860-AA5490403C0B.jpeg Thanks...Iā€™m going back now to finish the walls.
    I have another 30 ln . ft. To go.
    Then start the bottom of the bar with glue down LVT.
    We have a big storm coming in so I have to leave by 3 if so so I can hunker down till Monday.
     
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  14. Jan 19, 2019 at 12:31 PM #14

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    We're getting the Ice Don .. Trade you .. I been trying to figure out what was on that try pod .. I knew it wasn't a transit , I use to use one building the bowling alleys .. That's a neat light ..
     

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