Laminate before dot and dab

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by John Bunyan, Sep 22, 2023.

  1. John Bunyan

    John Bunyan Active Member

    In an awkward position of being expected to lay a laminate floor before the plasterer in a new extension with bare block walls. Any opinions?
  2. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Don’t do it.
  3. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Refuse. If it gets damaged, who’s expected to make good, repair, or change it? It’s a stupid idea.
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  4. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Screwfix Select

    What do you gain by putting floor down first just pain and grief
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  5. John Bunyan

    John Bunyan Active Member

    Totally agree. The builder who is doing it is behind on the build and customer is pushing for a completion. He's trying to get trades in as soon as possible. I'm only providing labour for fitting but as most of you've said, it's me who would have to do any repairs, not least if the wet trade gets water under it or on it. I've never done it that way round and it's not worth the stress. You've helped me draw the line o_O
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  6. ginger tuffs

    ginger tuffs Screwfix Select

    You could do job but get a disclaimer that that any repairs will not be down to yourself but personally I would walk away
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  7. John Bunyan

    John Bunyan Active Member

    Yes I understand. I try to help out and I understand the builders got stress but the situation could get worse if more things go wrong. Builder said he would pay me for any repairs if laminate got damaged but I could well do without all that headache. Cheers
  8. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Screwfix Select

    I remember a conversation I had with the customer of a company I subbed to, the customer said I would be responsible for the cost of any repairs to the limestone floor he had just had laid that had cost him several thousand pounds and didn’t have any protective covering laid over it at all.

    My side of the conversation was mainly “Don’t be silly, why do you think I will even consider doing the job?”.
  9. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    It won’t save any time and everyone will have to tip toe around on the job. A guy that does some flooring for me occasionally was put in a similar position on a job a few years back. The refurb was massively behind schedule, bad project management etc. They wanted him to carpet all the rooms before they were plastered out.
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  10. John Bunyan

    John Bunyan Active Member

    Ha ha you couldn't make it up. I thought the laminate before plastering was bad enough but carpet? Maybe he'd have had half a chance in a blind man's house who never has visitors and the carpets were pinkish. Basically not a chance
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  11. BuildingMad

    BuildingMad Well-Known Member

    It is ridiculous, but surely as the builder is supplying the materials, that is the builders risk & you will be paid for doing it twice.
    Second time more as you will be taking the old floor up.
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  12. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    If memory serves most laminate flooring instructions require several weeks after the wet trades have finished because of the humidity in the property, irrespective of the potential for damage.

    Don't do it.
  13. John Bunyan

    John Bunyan Active Member

    I got me own way in the end. The builder got it plastered before I fitted the laminate. I wasn't overly impressed with then skimping on the self leveller as there was a bit of a bump where the old concrete floor joined the new but hey ho. He wasn't bothered.

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